Laura Staples, Somerset Solicitors

Laura Staples


Private Client Partner

Laura joined the Humphries Kirk’s private client department in 2014 and specialises in Probate, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration, Tax, Trusts, Court of Protection and Management of Private Client’s Property and Financial Affairs.

Having qualified as a Solicitor in 2008, Laura is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a student member of STEP.

Living in Taunton, Laura is happy to meet clients, out of the office, across Somerset.

Laura is married with two children, speaks fluent German and is an active fundraiser.

Other Languages

  •  German


  • Member of the Crewkerne Area Business Chamber
  • Dementia Friends
  • Committee of the Crewkerne Area Business Chamber


  • Solicitors for the Elderly – Older Client Care in Practice Award


“Research indicates that up to two thirds of adults do not have a Will in the UK, and thousands of people die intestate (without a Will) every year.

From 1st October 2014 the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 will represent a significant step in updating the current laws on intestacy.

However, those persons who do not choose to marry one another, but would like to leave some or all of their financial and other assets to a partner or other person they are not related to, on death, will not be protected under the new rules. Therefore, please seek the advice and guidance of a Private Client advisor at Humphries Kirk to prepare you a Will and enact your wishes.”



“‘I would like to thank you for your kind assistance in the preparation of two Wills and Power of Attorneys for my parents. Your patient, kind and gentle manner with them was greatly appreciated, and we are all grateful for your help in these matters.” Elaine Avery

”I would like to thank you for your extremely efficient and friendly service – it was appreciated.” Commander Gage

“Thank you for your very helpful advice to us in connection with our application for Probate of a loved one’s Will. Many thanks for your assistance.” Sheena Helliar

“Thank you for the confirmation of the completion of closure on the estate. Equally thank you for the clarifications and expertise you have shown over the last eighteen months or so.” Mr Ryder

“That’s great news, I’m so very grateful to you for all your help. You’re like a breath of fresh air in an industry fraught with difficult and sometimes quite rude people. Having worked in your industry for 12 years (Eversheds, Carrick Read, Lee & Priestley and Ashworth Law) It’s refreshingly unusual to have someone like yourself actually helping with these matters.” Terry Timpson



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Humphries Kirk Solicitors in Dorset, Somerset, Crewkerne Office


  • 17 Market Street
  • Crewkerne
  • Somerset
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