Elizabeth Sparks

Elizabeth Sparks

Associate

Private Client

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About Elizabeth

I work in the firm’s Private Client department, having joined Balfour+Manson as a trainee solicitor in August 2013 and qualified as a solicitor in August 2015.  

Prior to joining the firm, I studied for the undergraduate law degree and the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh.  I spent a large proportion of my traineeship gaining experience in the Private Client department but also enjoyed time in the firm’s Family Law Team and the Property department.

I have tutored undergraduate ‘Revenue Law’ at the University of Edinburgh for the past five years and sit on the board of the University’s Free Legal Advice Clinic. I am a student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Specialist area

I advise clients in relation to a varied range of private client matters, including succession planning, the administration of deceased persons’ estates and the law relating to adults with incapacity. I advise on applications for Guardianship and the granting and operation of Powers of Attorney, often working with the firm’s unique Client Welfare Team. To read more about our Client Welfare Team, please click here.

I also assist with advising clients in relation to the creation and ongoing administration of trusts, with a particular focus on personal injury trusts.

Memberships

  • Edinburgh Young Professionals

  • Scottish Young Lawyers Association

  • Member of the University of Edinburgh Free Legal Advice Centre Board

  • Student Member STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)

  • Notary Public