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Extract Peak Advertiser 28th October 2013

Bakewell solicitors Franklin & Co. have a long established reputation in property, trusts, wills and probate. Recently they obtained independent recognition of these strengths from specialist professional bodies.

Chartered Legal Executive Catherine Anderson, who has been with the firm over 20 years, has qualified as a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a group of specialists in private client legal work. Membership denotes a thorough working knowledge of trusts, tax, wills and probate. Catherine is also a member of Solicitors For the Elderly, a group which promotes the provision of specialist legal services to elderly clients, including lasting powers of attorney.

The firm has joined the Law Society`s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This recognises the quality of a firm`s general service to clients as well as specialist conveyancing skills. Membership of the scheme demonstrates the commitment of the conveyancing team of Partner Jonathan Short, Chartered Legal Executive Nicola Gray and Conveyancing Clerk Janet Wager to providing a quality conveyancing service.

These property and private client legal services form the core of Franklin & Co.`s work in Bakewell, the Peak District and surrounding areas. The firm also handles family, commercial and dispute resolution matters for private and business clients.