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Sangeet Tatem

Director & Notary Public - Head of Wills & Probate Department

Sangeet qualified as a solicitor in the UK in 2000 and  joined the Probate team as Head of Department in January 2016. Sangeet became a Director in July 2018

Sangeet studied law at University Malaya in Malaysia and qualified with LLB Hons in 1994. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1995 and practised as a Solicitor and Advocate in Malaysia from 1995 to 1997.  She obtained a Masters in International Trade Law at Kings College, London in 1998 and is a Notary Public, having studied at Madingley College, Cambridge University for the diploma in Notarial Practice.  In January 2012 Sangeet passed her Diploma in Trusts and Estates with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and was admitted as a full member of STEP. She  is also an affiliated member of (STEP) Malaysia.

Sangeet advises clients on wills, estate and tax planning, trusts, probate and estate administration, including advice on Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Deeds of Variation, Court of Protection work and contentious probate matters. She assists clients with all aspects of Court of Protection matters and powers of attorney, including Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

She acts for a wide range of clients in different circumstances, from business owners, farmers, the elderly, retired and parties to a divorce.

Sangeet undertakes notarial work and advises clients on all notarial matters. She is also fluent in a number of languages to include Malay, Indonesian, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi.

Previously Sangeet worked at Edward Oliver & Bellis as a private client solicitor (from 2000-2012) and thereafter with Prettys Estates team in Chelmsford (2012- 2015)until coming to join F Barnes.

In her spare time Sangeet enjoys trips to the theatre, reading and cooking.

Specialist in :

  • Notarial work
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Elderly Client Care
  • Incapacity Law & Deputyship

What the Clients Say :

Following the death of two close family members, I was recommended to F. Barnes by a friend who had also used them on two different occasions. I cannot praise Sangeet and her team highly enough for all the excellent work and assistance offered especially at such a sad time. Sangeet was extremely friendly and helpful with all my concerns and queries and dealt with both probates in a very professional and timely fashion and relieved a great deal of stress for me. My husband and I are now returning to see her in the near future to prepare our own Wills and would personally recommend this firm to anyone.Jill Thompson

I was recommended to use F. Barnes by my neighbour. I had sadly lost my Mum in March and was having some issues with her Estate. I was looking at applying for Probate myself but there is a question on the form regarding "Gift Reservation with Benefit -GROB". I phoned The Probate Helpline twice and was told both times " I did not have to declare this as more than 7 years had passed" I was a bit suspicious about this and that is when I contacted Sangeet, she immediately confirmed it did matter and had to be declared. So if it had not been for her I would have not declared this info and may have then had issues with HRMC. Both Sangeet and Sharon Ottley have been brilliant. Process did take ages but that was down to HRMC/Probate. I always got a quick reply back regarding any queries.I would highly recommend you Company and would not hesitate to use them in the future. Debra Worth