David Lawrence


E: david.lawrence@merriman-partnership.co.uk

DD: 01590 647681

David is a director of Merriman Solicitors, and plays a significant and extensive role in the management of the firm. In addition, he is the Senior Partner of Eric Robinson Solicitors, heading the firm’s Lymington Office. David  has skills relating to the  preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and the administration of estates.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Admitted as a Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives, July 1985
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, December 1991
  • Director and Compliance Officer for Legal Practice, June 2023
  • Senior Partner of Eric Robinson Solicitors, January 2017
  • Compliance Officer for Legal Practice at Eric Robinson Solicitors, April 2013

Experience and Expertise

  • Over 42 years of working in law, initially as a Legal Executive, then as a Solicitor
  • Drafting Wills of all types, from simple low value estates to more complex higher value estates, with inheritance tax considerations and involving the creation of trusts
  • Preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, including those for business owners
  • Registration of Enduring powers of Attorney
  • Preparing Declarations of Trusts as between property owners
  • Advising and assisting in relation to the post death administration of estates, from the registration of death to obtaining a grant of representation (with or without a will) and distribution as between beneficiaries
  • Advising on the taxation aspects of estate administration (Capital gains Tax, Inheritance Tax and Income Tax), including the preparation of Deeds of Variation
  • Advising as to anti-money laundering and bribery practices
  • Wide experience of different areas of High Street legal practice including, Dispute Resolution, Family law, Crime, residential conveyancing and commercial property work.
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