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Meet Melany Rampal

Join us in welcoming Melany Rampal to our Private Client Department in Ampthill!

"I qualified as a Private Client Solicitor in 2006 with another firm in Bedford, with whom I stayed until joining Sharmans in December 2023. I completed the Common Professional Exam or Graduates Law Conversion Course at City University in London, and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with the Inns of Court School of Law. 

During my LPC year, I won the Law Society Client Interviewing & Advising Competition, competing against other law students from around the country. I am based at the Ampthill office of Sharmans and deal with all aspects of Private Client work, including the administration of estates and trusts, both where there is no inheritance tax to pay and the administration is fairly straightforward, and also those estates where there are substantial assets and care needs to be taken to ensure HMRC deadlines are met and all the appropriate inheritance tax exemptions are correctly applied for.

I also draft Wills for my clients, which again can range from basic to complicated in nature, depending on a client’s personal circumstances. Preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications for Deputyship Orders to the Court of Protection, also form part of my workload.

I like to make my clients feel at ease when they come to see me, as this is often at difficult times in their lives and can include discussing some sensitive personal and family issues. Originating from London, I have made Bedford my home for the last 20 years, and my two children consider themselves Bedfordian! 

I enjoy reading novels, playing tennis and running outside of work, and in addition to spending far too much time and emotion watching Tottenham Hotspur."