Moore Blatch promotes Fiona Heald to Salaried Partner
26th May 2016
Moore Blatch is delighted to announce that it has promoted senior solicitor, Fiona Heald, from the court of protection team in the Lymington office to become a partner.
Fiona has worked in Hampshire law firms as a private client lawyer for 23 years and has been at Moore Blatch for just over 2 years.
Fiona is head of the firm's Court of Protection team. She is passionate about looking after the interests of vulnerable people and takes her role as the “voice” of her client very seriously.
“I love my clients. I work with elderly people and, where appropriate, their carers. I help them deal with the issues that arise in later life. They have so much life experience behind them and are fascinating to listen to. I really care about what I do.”
Fiona typically covers diverse issues such as provision of care, discharge from hospital and care fees. She also assists her client in dealing with their property and financial affairs and can put in place the necessary arrangements and legal structures, often involving powers of attorney or deputyships, trusts and wills.
She is an accredited trust & estate practitioner, a dementia friends champion and a fellow of the association of taxation technicians. She is also a member of the society of trust & estate practitioners and treasurer of the solicitors for the elderly, south central division.
Fiona adds: “Being made partner is lovely. I love doing client work and going out and meeting people. I like to stand up for those people that perhaps may not have the words, energy or ability to do so for themselves.”
Fiona loves the seaside and country. She was born in Hampshire and has spent most of her adult life here. She also spent much of her childhood on Dartmoor and the North Cornish Coast and went to university in Aberystwyth.
Outside of work Fiona likes to read, eat and go to the cinema.