Helen Calcutt TEP

Head of Private Client - Partner

Helen is head of our private client department, which includes wills and powers of attorney, as well as estates, trusts and tax planning.

Helen graduated from the University of Exeter with a 2.1 LLB (Exons) in law. After completing the Bar Vocational Course at Cardiff University she was called to the Bar in 2008 and cross qualified as a solicitor. She was promoted to Senior Associate on 1st July 2015.

Helen advises on both taxable and non-taxable estates, creating and administering trusts, drafting wills and powers of attorney.  Helen also has a particular interest in Court of Protection work and can assist with the deputyship application process, general Court of Protection applications to include statutory wills, advise lay deputies and act as a professional deputy and attorney.

Helen is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and is a full member of the Society for Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP).

What Helen's clients say:

  • "All my dealings were with Helen Calcutt, who was very professional, compassionate and a pleasure to meet with. The service was excellent in every way. Thank you." (re Trusts)
  • "Thank you Helen. Unbelievably efficient." (re Wills and LPAs)
  • "…this has been a mind blowing experience, but you guided me through it with professionalism, respect and your attention to detail was impeccable, which left me totally stress free, for which I thank you." (re Probate)
  • "You made everything so clear and I will be in touch if I ever need your expertise." (re Trusts)
  • "I would just like to thank you for dealing with this in such a delightful, helpful, courteous and straightforward way." (re Wills)
  • "Thank you for the way you handled all the issues relating to my parents’ estate. I felt you were very sensitive to how difficult a time it was for my brother and I and we appreciated that." (re Probate)
  • "I would like to put on record my gratitude for all of your assistance with the administration of my father's estate. It has been a complex and tortuous process and I know that my sister has greatly appreciated having someone she trusts and respects to guide her through it."
  • "You are very easy to talk to and explained everything so clearly." (re Probate)
  • Many thanks for all your kind support and help.” (re Probate)
  • "I really can't thank you enough for being so skilled at explaining these complicated matters in such a clear manner." (re Probate)
  • “Very many thanks to Helen for your tenacity and for the outcome you’ve achieved.  I’m most grateful.” (re Probate)
  • “I just wanted to thank you, once again, for all your sensitive support…You have always been able to explain complex matters in a clear manner and have always communicated clearly…thank you for your skill and efficiency and most of all for being so approachable.” (re Probate)
  • "I received excellent service from Helen Calcutt throughout the whole process." (re Wills)
  • "What could have been a very anxious time for me was made easier by the very professional way Helen Calcutt dealt with my affairs." (Re Wills & LPAs)
  • “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the caring service you have given me re my will and Power of Attorney.”
  • “Just stay as you are, Helen and the other staff I met were fantastic” (re LPAs and Wills)
  • “[The clients] wanted me to pass on the message that Metcalfes and, particularly, [Helen and Sophie] were excellent.  They were very impressed and glad they have sorted out LPA provision.” (Feedback from an IFA re clients having LPAs)
  • “So reassuring, concise and considerate.
  • "You are an exceptionally bright and gifted lady"

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Helen Calcutt TEPHead of Private Client - Partner
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