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Recommended by The Legal 500 and ranked in Chambers and Partners’ High Net Worth Guide for ‘Private Wealth Law (Derby & surrounds)’, William Harper delivers practical and tailored advice to a wide range of individuals, assisting them with planning for their later life.

Situations are extremely varied, including people and families with significant wealth, through to those with complicated and sensitive circumstances.

He also advises on the administration of estates and trusts, often involving business property and agricultural property relief claims.

The Legal 500 UK 2023 comments:

“I always received prompt, efficient attention from William Harper. I was never left waiting. Very approachable and kind, while retaining full professionalism. I had total confidence in Mr Harper, and would recommend wholeheartedly.”

The Legal 500 UK 2022 comments:

“Although we had no face-to-face contact we built up a good relationship with Will Harper who we dealt with exclusively. He answered the phone personally and promptly and replied to emails
usually the same day. On the house sale, we were looked after equally well by the conveyancing team.”


William frequently advises individuals with large or complex estates and circumstances, including administering estates of business owners where there are crossovers between personal and business assets, administering insolvent estates, assisting with business and agricultural property relief claims to minimise inheritance tax exposure and setting up charitable trusts.

William is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), which is international recognition of his knowledge and experience of helping families plan for their futures.

He is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, specialising in older client care and wellbeing.

William volunteers as a Dementia Friends Champion and regularly hosts information sessions to educate communities on how they can help to make a difference.

He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sheffield and his Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.

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