Claire Thomson


Claire is a Probate and Trusts Manager in the Sidmouth office.

She joined Michelmores' Private Client team in June 2003.

Claire specialises in all aspects of probate and estate administration, as well as the administration of a variety of different trusts, ensuring compliance with legal and taxation requirements.

She also handles the creation of general/lasting powers of attorney and the subsequent management of clients' affairs where appropriate. Claire is also involved in the preparation of wills and codicils. 

Claire gained considerable experience in trusts working offshore for a large US-based bank in Jersey and Grand Cayman.

She gained her Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Diploma in 2002.

Recent Experience

  • Assisting executors with the administration of estates containing a variety of foreign assets, and dealing with the relevant foreign intermediaries.  Executors are often unsure of how to deal with foreign assets and benefit from the depth and range of experience Claire is able to offer in these circumstances.
  • Assisting with obtaining letters of administration in an intestacy where the administrator is a non-UK resident.  This involved obtaining the letters of administration as attorney for the administrator.
  • Administering trusts with a wide range of assets, ranging from cash to mining interests.