Stephen is Head of Private Client and a Solicitor specialising in Estate Planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate, Tax and Trusts. With a global perspective, Stephen has successfully assisted clients in New York and France, solidifying his reputation as a trusted advisor in both UK and international private client matters.
He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), The Association of Lifetime Lawyers and the Law Society’s Private Client Section. Stephen’s expertise is shown by the distinction he obtained in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation, achieving the highest mark in the country in 2014/15.
Stephen is well known for his caring, pragmatic and holistic approach, as well as his ability to make complex legal issues easy to understand. He excels at the firm’s core values of empathy, understanding and personal service.
With extensive experience in advising families on complex estate and trust matters, Stephen is known for building a significant and loyal client following.
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Many thanks indeed for your help and assistance regarding my recent Will. You made it simple and stress free, which I very much appreciated.
Excellent service from Stephen Sampson who helped us draft our wills.
Everything was clearly explained, without jargon and Stephen gave us excellent advice to make sure our wills were drafted in the correct way to ensure our wishes would be carried out. All for a very reasonable fixed fee.
Can highly recommend for wills and executor services
I finally got around to seeing Stephen Samson to rewrite our wills following our wedding. He listened and we received clear, informative advice and good suggestions in return.
Following our initial consultation a good draft was produced, tweaked and quickly signed!
Perfect, thank you to all at Monan Gozzett.
I am not given to sycophancy, but I have been very impressed with the service you have provided. The exercise has been markedly different from that which I experienced [with another firm] and consequently I feel confident that my affairs are in good hands.
Thank you, including for always keeping us informed - we are really very grateful - and so pleased we made the decision to come to you for becoming our solicitor.
Stephen, thanks to you, this morning I have exchanged contracts on the sale of my house.
Yesterday afternoon, your willingness to see me at short notice to witness my declaration and the easy, relaxed manner with which you carried it out turned my rather tense afternoon into a comfortable evening. Thank you.
My daughter and I met Stephen Sampson 6+ years ago and we took a liking to him straight away. He was very caring, professional and made us feel at ease. Stephen has been very good and helpful to us over the years and is quite willing to come to our home. We feel that Stephen is a friend now as well as our solicitor.
We are most grateful to Stephen Sampson. We recently reviewed our Wills after a change of circumstances. His highly professional approach, and substantial knowledge and guidance were particularly helpful within the context of some complex issues. We are much relieved that our final wishes will be carried out to the letter by such a competent Executor. We would highly recommend him.
I cannot recommend Stephen highly enough. Throughout the past years, both for myself and my mother, I have used Stephen's knowledgeable legal services. He is extremely personable, positive, caring and respectful. I have referred him to many friends in the past, who are also extremely happy.
My thanks for excellent professional service from Monan Gozzett.
Thank you so much for seeing us both and for making a difficult situation as painless as possible. I do always get the feeling nothing would surprise you.
“Thanks Stephen, it was great to see you and we really appreciate all your advice - we can rest easy now!
"Many thanks again to you and your staff for the friendly and helpful manner in dealing with our wills.”
I'm very happy with the service provided by the Monan Gozzett team on this - thank you both very much for massively simplifying the process and being so responsive.
STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation
Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Full Accredited Member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers
Vice Chairman of Arundel Lido
Treasurer and Trustee of The Bognor Regis Friends of the Hospitals
Trustee of Arundel Festival
Committee Member of Arundel Chamber of Commerce