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Clare Presley joins award winning Roche Legal team

Clare Presley has joined Roche Legal, the multi award winning York-based firm, adding her considerable experience as a solicitor in the area to an ever expanding team.

Roche Legal was set up by Rachel Roche in 2014 and has been highly commended by the Law Society as a niche firm, specialising in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Probate and Elderly client law.

Clare is a specialised Private Client solicitor with 12 years’ experience of working in the York area and a fully Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), an independent, national organisation of lawyers who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable clients, their families and carers.

Clare said: “Client care is central to everything we do at Roche Legal where we are a paperless office and committed to ensuring the process is as streamlined as possible. Six months ago many clients may not have heard of Zoom or used WhatsApp and it is clear that technology is and will continue to play, an increasing role and Roche Legal is at the forefront of embracing new ideas.

“Because Rachel has been ahead of the curve in the way new technology has been integrated in how we work, we are able to offer clients a range of meeting options and it is about being flexible. People are very proud of being from York and value a local connection.”

Clare, who has achieved the Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award from SFE, added: “ We know that you can buy a Will from the local stationers or complete a Power of Attorney online, but what you get from seeing an experienced solicitor is a solution that is tailored to you. We do this day in, day out, and have seen the pitfalls and can guide you through them and our holistic approach gives us peace of mind that all our clients legal matters are in order.”

There are further plans to broaden the Roche Legal team as Rachel Roche explained: “With everything that has happened in the world this year, like many businesses, we have made changes to adapt to what has been an uncertain time. As part of our forward planning we are looking to add a Paralegal/Legal Assistant “right hand person” to join our team of bright, energetic, organised, and flexible individuals, who are willing to work together to take the firm to the next level. “