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Partner & Head of Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit

Tonina Ashby

Partner & Head of Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit

Tonina originally qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2014 before dual-qualifying as a Solicitor in November 2016. Tonina joined the Trusts and Estates team of Tollers in December 2013, before moving on to manage a team as the Head of the Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit in January 2018.

The Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit was set up in early 2013 to provide expert advice to the growing problems faced by an ageing population.  Tonina specialises in Court of Protection and Elderly Client affairs, including contentious issues around financial abuse of the Elderly and Vulnerable.  Tonina and her team also work with clients who require care by assisting to create Lasting Powers of Attorney, ensuring that their funding has been correctly assessed and making challenges where this is not the case.

Tonina works to raise awareness of the legal implications of losing mental capacity and has delivered talks to various groups, charities and organisations in the past, including Milton Keynes Carers and Headway MK. Tonina also has a close relationship with Willen Hospice, Age UK Milton Keynes and Age UK Northamptonshire.

  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Lasting Powers of Attorney
    • Deputyship Applications – Financial and Welfare
    • Court of Protection Applications – Statutory Wills / Gifting Applications / Appointment of a Trustee
    • Continuing Healthcare Challenges
    • Management and administration of professional Deputyship and Attorneyship files
  • Types of Clients:
    • Private Individuals
    • Carers
    • People with Brain Injuries
    • People with Mental Health issues
    • People with Learning Difficulties
    • People with Dementia
    • Those with mental capacity-limiting conditions
  • Professional Memberships & Accreditations:
    • FCILEx (non-practising)
    • Solicitors for the Elderly
    • Dementia Friend

In her spare time Tonina takes part in aerial fitness and is a member of the Northants Softball team. She also enjoys snowboarding and walking the dog (but not at the same time!).

Tonina is available to meet at the following offices: Northampton Office

What Our Clients Say About Tonina
Dealing with Tonina was like talking to a friend and knowing that they genuinely wanted to help at what was (and is) a difficult time for our family.  Tonina was so kind, understanding and professional and completed all that we needed to set our minds at rest, very speedily.  She explained everything very clearly.  We are very grateful to Tonina for coming to the house and sorting out our concerns and taking away a great deal of stress and worry about legal matters that have preyed on our minds for a long time.
Mrs Norman
What Our Clients Say About Tonina
Throughout the process, Tonina was quite exceptional in demonstrating a real understanding of the issues and her professionalism was clearly in evidence in all aspects of what could have been a much more stressful time for me as a family member dealing with a major challenge. I place the highest value on her input and advice and will never forget the most effective way she guided me through the minefield I faced.  In summary, her empathy, calm professionalism and total focus on achieving the best result possible could not have been bettered in any way.
D Beckett
What Our Clients Say About Tonina
Absolutely wonderful service and so helpful. Would always use Tollers.
Mr R P Banks
What Our Clients Say About Tonina
Thank you for your excellent service in helping us to complete our Wills and the LPAs.  it was always going to be difficult with our problems, but you guided us through the process and made it seem less of a problem for which we are very grateful. Thank you again.
Mr and Mrs Gibson
What Our Clients Say About Tonina
We could not fault the whole process of writing our Wills and were extremely impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of Tonina Ashby.
Mr and Mrs N Brook

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