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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 clients with assets in the UK and UK 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. This means they have passed all of the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) exams. Some members of the team are also fully accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Our team also support the Alzheimer’s Society and are all ‘Dementia Friends’, with some being ‘Dementia Friend’ Champions. The team is also a member of the Dementia Action Alliance.


The following people at Flint Bishop are members of STEP


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 regularly speaks on BBC Radio Derby.

Claire 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 have got the best of both worlds, a team that is friendly and responsive with good technical advice.”


Need help now?

We understand that Wills and Probate can be a complicated subject, if you would like help understanding any of the key terms, click here to view our glossary of terms.

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.

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

54, St. John Street
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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