The Law Hut was set up by Michael Le Fort in April 2020 because he believes that a more informal way of working with clients allows a more personal approach and also means the cost savings of no office overheads can be passed on directly to his clients. Zoë joined Michael in the business in July 2021.
Michael is a member of The Society of Will Writers, a qualified solicitor and barrister. He has many years of experience assisting individuals and families with their estate planning, preparation in case of loss of mental capacity and helping those in contentious cases when things have not gone as planned. Michael is a fully accredited member of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) - read more about SFE here.
Michael is able to offer you the benefit of his experience from the front line of the legal world when dealing with all aspects of your personal affairs and, in particular, any future plans that you have for you and your family.
In his spare time Michael is a Parish Councillor for the parish of Laneast in North Cornwall and a Governor of Milton Abbey School in Dorset. Thanks to his more than elderly cottage he is rapidly becoming an expert in the use of acroprops and lime mortar.
Zoë is a qualified solicitor and a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Zoë was previously Head of Private Client and a Partner in a firm in Hampshire and brings with her a wealth of experience in the preparation of wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney and assisting families in difficult times with probate matters. She also specialises in tax planning, both in lifetime and assisting beneficiaries to ensure they deal with their inheritance in the most tax efficient way possible. Zoë is a fully accredited member of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) - read more about SFE here.
Alfie is a 3 year-old cocker spaniel and came on board as the office help to assist Michael. Unfortunately, he cannot be called upon to act as a witness to any Wills so helps with the proofreading.
When Alfie takes a break from helping with the Wills, he enjoys going out for runs with Michael to explore the local area and sleeping in front of the fire.
why choose us?
independent law firm based in North Cornwall with national reach