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Trish Watkins

Senior Associate (CILEx)

Practice Areas

Future planning

Office Location


Get to know me...

About Trish Watkins

I have been involved with Private Client law for 17 years and fully qualified for almost 11 years.  I had studied law at college and at the age of 30 an opportunity arose to study and train to become a lawyer which I achieved.  I have always had a strong empathy for the elderly and vulnerable and pride myself in being able to engage with them and support them through what can be very difficult times.

I joined Goughs in January 2020 and despite all the challenges that 2020 has brought I am really pleased I made the move and look forward to helping many more people in the coming years.

What I like about working for Goughs

During my career in law I have worked for both small and large firms.  Goughs has offered me a really diverse choice of work and the ability to practice my passion and specialism that is working with the elderly.  The whole team is really friendly and so supportive and that has only been highlighted even more during this pandemic.

Accreditations / certifications / panel representation:

Associate Member of STEP

Full professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly

Member of the STEP mental capacity specialist interest group

Member of the National Mental Capacity Forum

Dementia Champion and Friend

I am on the Alzheimer’s Research UK list of lawyers in this field


Lasting Powers of Attorney including elderly mental incapacity issues

Court of Protection Deputyship applications

Care Funding including Deferred Payment Agreements

Applications for NHS continuing healthcare

Preparation of Wills

Estate administration/Grants of Representation

Greatest Achievement

Managing to hold down a part time evening job whilst raising a baby and studying for my law degree.





Supported by...

My secretary Jessica Hughes has recently successfully completed a Legal Apprenticeship with us.  This enables her to a have a full understanding of the work we do and this is really appreciated by our clients.  A very capable and efficient member of our support team – she is very much appreciated!

Jessica has been described by our clients as “helpful and friendly, quick to return calls”, with “excellent communication skills.”  | 01249 450085

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