Jamie Dobbs FCILEx

About Jamie

Jamie started at Maples in 2006 and moved to the Private Client Department in 2008 where she has gained much experience within this area of law over the years. She commenced her Chartered Legal Executive training in 2013  and during her training she received many distinctions for the examinations that she took. In her last exam she scored the highest mark in the country for an examination. Jamie qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2019.  

On 1st January 2023 Jamie was made Partner. 

Jamie advises clients in relation to Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney as well as administering estates ranging from small, more simple estates to those that are more complex involving foreign assets, intestacies or high values.

In her free time Jamie enjoys spending time with her partner, family and friends.


" I received excellent service from Miss Dobbs. She answered any queries directly and was very informative of the whole process, regarding my late mother's estate. I would thoroughly recommend. Very professional.

"Jamie was extremely helpful, efficient, and very professional when handling my late father-in-law's estate. I would recommend her services without hesitation. 

"Jamie came to my parent's house and discussed all the options with my parents and myself. She made what seemed complicated, easy to understand. Jamie was very professional, kind, and understanding. She did not mind having to repeat herself a few times. We were all happy with the entire process."

"Jamie was very friendly & professional. Jamie was very quick at getting my will sorted & it was a pleasure doing business with her. I would highly recommend her."

"Jamie helped me deal with one or two matters during a particularly difficult time and in circumstances that have been personally heartbreaking. I am grateful to her for helping me sort out some practical issues that needed dealing with, in a very professional and personable way."

"I am only too pleased to thank Miss Jamie Dobbs for the way she dealt with firstly my Mothers Estate and then My Will, always very professional and caring. I just knew I would get on well with her the very first second that I met her. Always had all the information at hand and took the time to explain things clearly in a cool, calm and collective manner. During a very stressful time it was nice to be dealing with such a lovely person."

"Jamie Dobbs dealt with the matter of handling our mothers will in a most efficient manner keeping us informed of everything from start to finnish [sic]. Nothing seemed too much trouble even chasing the long lost siblings to ensure no stone was left unturned. An extremely excellent service thank you."

"Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death. To deal with someone with Jamie’s patience, kindness and professionalism is so unusual and has made a very difficult time quite easy for myself and my family. Thank you."

"From initial contact until completion of the Will and Lasting Power of Attorney Maples Solicitors and in particular Jamie Dobbs handled the matter very professionally. In addition she was extremely patient and understanding of a difficult matter. The home visits made the completion much easier particularly when dealing with clients with restricted mobility."

"I recommended Miss Jamie Dobbs because she conducted the revision of my Will, also the Grant of Probate required and two LPA’S I took out.  All correspondence was well collated and clear and charges transparent in a business like and professional manner. Jamie possessed a calm, efficient persona at all our meetings during 2015. Her pleasant, personality was a source of support for myself and my family at a very difficult time of bereavement and grieving. I wish to thank all staff at Maples for their courteous, efficient manner while I was in contact with the company."

"Jamie was a very pleasant young woman.  She listened carefully to what my wishes were for my Will and I received the documents as and when she promised.  I would recommend her to anyone."

"I saw Miss Jamie Dobbs to make a new Will.  Jamie was on time, friendly and listened to what I wanted.  She immediately made me feel at ease.  She was also very efficient, sending me a copy of my draft Will via email later the same day.  I would highly recommend her."

"Jamie was very professional and explained the legal words in a way that we could understand.  We were treated courteously and respectfully at all time.  Would definitely recommend these Solicitors."

"Everything was handled and explained in a very professional and polite manner.  We were very impressed with Jamie's approach and compassion at a most difficult time.  Her speed of responses was so helpful and much appreciated.  I would highly recommend Jamie and the company."

Jamie's Secretary

Sue Leaback

Direct Email:- sue.leaback@maplessolicitors.com

Direct Dial:- 01775 764251

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Delays at the Office of the Public Guardian

A Lasting Power of Attorney must be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used by your attorneys. Applications to register Lasting Powers of Attorney are now taking approximately twenty weeks to be finalised and the Office of the Public Guardian are recommending that you do not chase an application until six weeks after their suggested time frame.  In many cases, this time frame can put significant pressure on family members or friends who need to start acting as an attorney.

In some cases, people are attempting to prepare and register their Lasting Powers of Attorney themselves and if the documents have not been prepared correctly and accurately this is resulting in further delays at the Office of the Public Guardian putting further strain on those needing to start acting as attorney. We would therefore recommend that Lasting Powers of Attorney are drawn up professionally to ensure that delays at the Office of the Public Guardian are kept to a minimum and are registered as quickly as possible. A Lasting Power of Attorney that has been drawn up professionally also has the benefit of minimising the risk of any potential undue influence or even fraud.

To discuss Lasting Powers of Attorney, please contact one of our lawyers in the Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate Department:-

Jamie Dobbs- jamie.dobbs@maplessolicitors.com
Jane Mawer- jane.mawer@maplessolicitors.com
Faye Blair- faye.blair@maplessolcitors.com

Or telephone the office 01775 722261 and ask to speak with one of the team.

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Jamie Dobbs FCILEx

"I should like to take this opportunity to express my very sincere and grateful thanks for Jamie's unfailing helpfulness and efficiency in all aspects of the handling of my late stepmother's estate. Jamie have always replied to my (many!) queries promptly and comprehensively which has been a enormous help throughout what I know can be a fraught and stressful process. Sadly, it is increasingly rare these days to experience the highs standards of service that Jamie has provided."

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

James Turner BA

James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process. Everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office. Highly recommended solicitors. Will definitely do business with them again.

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs GCILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process. Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.