Anita Toal LLB

About Anita

Anita has been with the Firm since 1989.  She joined as a Trainee Solicitor, before qualifying in October 1991 and eventually becoming a Partner in the Practice with effect from 1st January 1995.

Since 2004 Anita has been the Firm’s Managing Partner, and in particular has been responsible for guiding the Firm through Lexcel Accreditation.

Anita’s work is split between Family Law, Criminal Litigation and management of the Firm.

With respect to Family Law, Anita is a Member of Resolution, which is an organisation of Family Lawyers who attempt to resolve family disputes and divorce on a non-confrontational basis.  Having said that, if family disputes do have to be settled by the Court, then Anita has over 28 years’ experience of advocacy.

Anita has undertaken all types of family work from Publicly Funded work (legally aided) to complex divorces involving several million pounds’ worth of assets.

So far as Criminal Litigation is concerned, Anita is a Member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme and is also a Police Station and Court Duty Solicitor.  Her experience has involved her undertaking defence work of a wide nature ranging from the most serious crimes to constructing technical defences for motoring matters.

Outside of work, Anita served for 15 years on the Board of Governors at St Johns Primary School & is currently a Parent Governor at Spalding High School. She is married with two children.


Testimonials

"I was looking for a solicitor to handle my divorce which was not a straight forward case as since our separation my ex husband and I could not agree on a settlement between ourselves. Maples was highly recommended to me by several people that had used them in the past, so I made contact and booked my first appointment. I received first class service from the outset and all the information was upfront, honest and easy to understand. I was kept up to date throughout the process and more than happy with the end result. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maples, especially Anita and Sue to everyone that needs good, honest advice a great service."

"Anita was extremely understanding, efficient and sensitive in what was a difficult time. I’d have no hesitation in recommending her to others."

"Found Anita to be very good at her job, and I felt comfortable at all times, would not hesitate to use her again."


Anita's Secretary

Sue Phillips 

Direct Email :- susan.phillips@maplessolicitors.com

Direct Dial :- 01775 764259


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Obtain Probate for as little as £399

It is of course a very difficult time if a loved one has passed away both emotionally and from a practical perspective in dealing with their Estate. You may have been appointed as an Executor of an Estate and it may be necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate to administer the Estate.

As an Executor you can make an application direct to the Probate Registry in order to obtain the Grant, though this can be a time-consuming and sometimes difficult process as you will still have to complete the necessary Inheritance Tax Return. Whilst we appreciate some Executors are happy and comfortable dealing with the Probate Registry directly we believe that some Executors still like the assistance of a professional in this process. We will be able to guide you through the whole process from beginning to obtaining the Grant of Probate in a friendly and efficient manner to help ease the burden on you at what is already a difficult time.

We can help you obtain the Grant of Probate for a one off fee of £399 (depending upon the complexity of the Estate) which includes the Probate Registry Fee and VAT.

Please contact one of the Team below to see if we can assist you:-

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

Or call the switchboard on 01775 722261

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Testimonials

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"

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 ACILEx

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.

Claire Smith FCILEx

Claire Smith has been amazing in every way. I highly recommend her and I am so grateful for all her help. She’s professional on all levels, reliable, extremely organised and I will be recommending her to everyone. I’m very lucky to have had her representing me and I can’t thank her enough. She is an asset to Maples. Thanks so much Claire!

Anita Zaborniak

We found it a pleasure to deal with Anita Zaborniak, she was most helpful and informative and kept us up to date with the progress of the purchase of our new home. If we were to move again we wouldn’t hesitate to use Maples again.