|Our Private Client department is one of the largest in the Midlands and we provide advice in respect of Wills, Probate, Estate Administration, Intestacy, Deeds of Variation, Care of the Elderly, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications and Trusts. We also handle strategic tax planning and probate matters for both non UK domiciled clients with assets in the UK and UK domiciled clients holding assets abroad.
All of our members of staff are experts in their field and three members of the team are Trust and Estate Practitioners. They have all passed all of the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) exams, and so they are classed as specialists in their area. Four members of the team are also fully accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Our Wills & Probate team also support the Alzheimer’s Society and all of our team are ‘Dementia Friends’, with two members being ‘Dementia Friend’ Champions. The team has also recently become a member of the Dementia Action Alliance and staff members attend regular local meetings.
Our Wills and Probate department is managed by Partner, Claire Rudkin. The Legal 500 complements Claire on her ability to “think quickly on her feet”. Claire has regularly spoken on BBC Radio Derby and has recently been ranked in Band 1 of the Chambers & Partners 2018 guide for Private Wealth Law with an interviewee commenting, “Claire is really good and really technically competent, she is very thorough and methodical. If I had something technical, Claire would be the one I would pick the phone up to and refer in Derby, especially if it was to do with Trusts.”
In the 2018 Chambers and Partners Guide, our Wills & Probate team were described as:
“Friendly, responsive and approachable. I found the whole firm just generally excellent, they did what they said and stuck to their estimates. I am impressed by their whole method. I think I’ve got the best of both worlds, a team that is friendly and responsive with good technical advice.”
We understand that Wills and Probate can be a complicated subject, if you would like help on any of the key terms, click here to view our glossary of terms.
If you would like to find out more information about each area we can help in, please click on the pages below:
Will Disputes & Contentious Probate
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Court of Protection
Inheritance Tax Planning
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If you would like to speak to someone today and arrange an initial consultation, please contact a member of our team on 01332 340 211.