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Jayne Smith

Partner & Head of Wills and Probate

Jayne Smith leads the Wills and Probate department at Nottingham based Rotheras Solicitors and is currently based in our Wollaton office.

Jayne Smith

Specialisms

Conveyancing
Moving Home
Wills, Probate and Trusts
Powers of Attorney
Court of Protection
Tax Planning

Approach

Jayne is able to advise on wills, probate, court of protection, lasting powers of attorney, elderly client and tax planning issues.  She is a member of the Law Society’s Private Client section and sits on the Nottinghamshire Law Society International Committee which organises twinning events with the Bars of Karlsruhe and Ghent.

Jayne is based at the Wollaton office and has strong connections with the community there.

Our wills, probate and trusts department is one of the largest in the East Midlands with seven offices covering the city centre and suburbs.

Career Highlights

  • In 1982 Jayne joined German and Soar solicitors (incorporated into Rothera Dowson in 2001, which became Rothera Sharp in 2016) as an articled clerk and qualified in 1984
  • She opened the Wollaton office in 1986 and went on to become a partner in the firm in 1988

Jayne Smith's Experience

Experience

38 years

Qualifications

  • Jayne attended Manchester Metropolitan University where she obtained a degree in Law with French in 1981

Positions Held

Director of J E S Smith Ltd
Partner at Rotheras
Head of Wills and Probate
Member of the Nottinghamshire Law Society International Committee

Memberships & Accreditations

Law Society Private Client Section

Testimonials

“The team, which is headed by Jayne Smith, is also active in promoting the interests of elderly clients. ”
Legal 500, 2016
“I used Rothera Sharp's Wollaton office because it was local to me. I always found Jayne Smith very welcoming and professional. Her guidance was very constructive and extremely helpful. ”
Mr R Lowe
“We found Rothera Sharp extremely helpful. Everything was explained clearly. We would recommend them to family and friends. ”
Mrs Harrison
“I have used Rothera Sharp for several years now and have always been pleased with the professional service I have received. ”
Michael Carter
“Jayne is always professional, appropriately friendly and gives clear, understandable advice. ”
Margaret Oldroyd
“We continue to come back to Rothera Sharp because we have always found their staff to be very professional, helpful and efficient. ”
John Barks
“Brilliant service as always with Rothera Sharp. Very professional and efficient service guaranteed. ”
Neil Hemsley
“Rothera Sharp Solicitors is particularly well regarded for trusts work. Led by Jayne Smith, the team also handles the administration of high-value estates and advises clients on tax efficient structures, as well as Court of Protection issues and work with vulnerable and elderly clients. ”
Legal 500, 2017
“I found Jayne very professional and helpful. She came to our house each time, knowing that we had mobility problems. ”
JD Jones
“Very professional and reassuring guidance through complexity involved when someone dies. I particularly liked the way all the options were clearly set out before commissioning the work. ”
Francis Doyle

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Jayne Smith's Experience

Experience

38 years

Qualifications

  • Jayne attended Manchester Metropolitan University where she obtained a degree in Law with French in 1981

Positions Held

Director of J E S Smith Ltd
Partner at Rotheras
Head of Wills and Probate
Member of the Nottinghamshire Law Society International Committee

Memberships & Accreditations

Law Society Private Client Section
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