I qualified as a Solicitor later in life, having first had a career in agriculture. My first job after leaving school was on a pig farm, progressing to being a company director in a poultry business in my mid-twenties. I went to Law School part time and worked full time to qualify.
After qualifying, I dealt with a wide variety of probate and estate administration matters. Currently, my particular specialisms and interests are in Wills, succession, tax and estate planning for business owners, farming families and high net worth clients.
This involves getting to know the family members and their individual circumstances and working with them, alongside their financial advisers and accountants, to get the best possible outcome.
Day to day, I also prepare and advise on Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection Deputyship applications and trusts.
What inspired you to get into law?
I wanted a job that gave me a technical challenge combined with meeting people from all walks of life.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Putting clients at the heart of everything, and being able to explain often complex things in a way that they can understand and relate to.
What do you do away from the office?
Horses have always been a big part of my life, so riding, competing and looking after my very feisty thoroughbred mare helps me switch off after work.
"Have dealt with Liz Byrne on two occasions and have been most impressed by the speed she has delivered my documents. When speaking with her it has been a friendly yet professional experience. Thank you." - 5* Trustpilot review
The service we received was excellent. Within 24 hours of our referral, we were contacted by a specialist in wills. The solicitor outlined various options with the pros and cons. She answered all our questions and made sure she fully understood our requirements. Again within 24 hours, we had been sent draft wills for our consideration. There was nothing we would have altered. On confirming this, final copies to sign were posted that day. We are extremely pleased with the final product and felt we got good value for money. - 5* Trustpilot review