01332 340 211

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Our Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team is one of the largest in the Midlands

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 based clients with assets in the UK and UK based clients holding assets abroad.

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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. Several 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 some members being ‘Dementia Friend’ Champions.

Our Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team is managed by Partner, Claire Rudkin.

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The Legal 500 compliments 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 with any key terms, view our glossary of terms.

STEP members

The following people at Flint Bishop are members of STEP
(click on their names to view their full profiles):

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Derby Head Office:
St. Michael’s Court
St. Michael’s Lane
Derby
DE1 3HQ
Tel: 01332 340 211
Fax: 01332 207 601
DX: 729320 Derby 24

Ashbourne:
54, St. John Street
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1GH
Tel: 01335 342 208
Fax: 01335 342 010
DX: 26834 Ashbourne

Opening Times:
Our offices are open Monday to
Friday between 8:00am & 6:00pm

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