Dawn Joughin – Private Client Lawyer

Specialist in Private Client

Dawn has specialised in private client law encompassing, wills, trusts, estates planning and administration, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection matters and funding care for the elderly for over 13 years. She is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). Dawn has also undertaken disputed estates litigation for the past 8 years and is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust Practitioners (ACTAPS).

Solicitors for the Elderly awarded an SFE Older Client Care in practice award to Dawn following a pass in a recent examination.

Clients can naturally assume that you know the law, but what sets the older client practitioner apart is being able to communicate and translate legal expertise into clear explanations of the options for your client and his family and guiding them through the process sensitively.

SFE is an association of lawyers who specialise in legal services for older people and their families. Members of SFE have a wealth of experience within this key legal area and they are required to have spent a substantial amount of time working for elderly clients. The aim of this national association is to improve the knowledge and service provided on legal issues including, tax planning, wills, enduring powers of attorney, long-term social and health care and other retirement issues.

External Roles

Member of the Association of Contentious Trust Practitioners (ACTAPS)

Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)



Outside of work Dawn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog, horse riding, interior and garden design, furniture restoration, travel and cooking. She also undertakes charity work in her role as a trustee of Age UK Mid Mersey.

Contact Details Dawn Joughin
  • Email [email protected]
  • Office 0845 257 9449
  • Mobile 07817 868804
  • Skype
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Latest Blog Posts

24% would contest a will: the avoidable & costly route to resolution

Posted in Excello Law Blogs on 11 Apr 2019

A recent poll by Direct Line suggested that 24% of UK residents would contest a loved-one’s will, if they were unhappy with the division of assets. Claimants made over 8,100 applications to halt probate in 2017. That figure increased by 6% last year. The idea of freedom of testation has deep roots in English law. […]

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Probate fee hike proposed yet again – more harm than good?

Posted in Excello Law Blogs on 20 Nov 2018

In April 2017, the government abandoned its controversial plan to hike probate fees. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) had been projected to raise an additional £300m a year to fund the courts and tribunals service (HMCTS). A new sliding scale schedule was planned with fees starting at £300, while for estates worth more than £2m […]

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