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Karen Hayward

Partner

Karen Hayward is a partner and Chartered Legal Executive at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors, with over 20 years’ experience in Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.  Karen is based at our Beeston office.

Karen Hayward

Specialisms

Creation and administration of Wills
Probate
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Deputyship Applications

Approach

While it’s never too late to seek advice, it’s never too early to start planning. Karen is available to help with straight talking advice for you.

She can provide expert legal advice and services on a wide range of matters covering the creation and administration of wills, probate, creation and registration of lasting powers of attorney, registration of enduring powers of attorney and deputyship applications in the Court of Protection.

Karen is also a full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), and a STEP Trust and Estate Practitioner.

Career Highlights

  • Became a Partner at Rotheras in 2014

Karen Hayward's Experience

Experience

20 years

Qualifications

  • Attained her CILEx qualification in 2007 – find out more about Karen’s journey from Legal Secretary to Legal Executive on Career Shifters

Positions Held

Chartered Legal Executive (CILEx)
Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP)
Trustee of the Nottingham & District Pre-Retirement Council
Director of K A Hayward Limited
Partner at Rotheras

Memberships & Accreditations

Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
Chartered Institute of Legal Executors
Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners
Solicitors for the Elderly

Testimonials

“Karen Hayward handled mum's estate very well, all went well as per usual having used Karen's services before. Would recommend and use again. ”
Martin Skevington
“I found my experience during my appointment to make my will very comfortable and reassuring while I was with Karen Hayward and left the office feeling confident that I had completed a task that needed doing, thank you for your prompt return. ”
Shirley Ann Wright
“I have utilised the services of Rothera Sharp since they included German and Soar in the practice. I have found them to be extremely helpful, efficient and reliable. I would have no hesitation in either renewing or recommending their services-especially the Beeston office. ”
James Dodsley
“All the staff I came into contact with were very friendly and helpful. My will was completed efficiently and speedily. I would definitely recommend Rothera Sharp. ”
Joy Plummer
“I found my experience during my appointment to make my will very comfortable and reassuring while I was with Karen Hayward and left the office feeling confident that I had completed a task that needed doing, thank you for your prompt return. ”
Shirley Ann Wright
“Rothera Sharp solicitors are a family friendly firm, with very good help and advice when most needed. ”
Patricia Hayes
“We found Karen's approach both friendly and professional. Right from the outset we felt like we were in safe hands and dealing with an experienced professional who understood our requirements and dealt with them in an efficient and reassuring manner. Outstanding! ”
D Hudson
“I was very nervous about the visit but was greeted with friendliness and kindness. The staff were professional and dealt with my case easily and quickly. Would recommend. Thank you. ”
Lynda Haynes
“Karen was interested in everything I told her about family etc. and the reason I was changing my will. I would not hesitate to contact her on ANY problem I have. ”
Margaret Smith
“Our solicitor was a pleasure to do business with. She was very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. All in all a very good experience and we thoroughly recommend her. ”
Lesley Brown
“Karen Hayward was recently instructed to handle matters related to a £1.1m estate, which included deed of variation for the benefit of a charity. The team also advised on business and agricultural property reliefs, the inheritance tax aspects of a £4m estate, and obtaining a succession order in Dubai as part of an intestate estate case. ”
Legal 500, 2017
“Very friendly and approachable staff. Professional approach and completed our request really quickly, keeping us informed. ”
C. Ward

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Karen Hayward's Experience

Experience

20 years

Qualifications

  • Attained her CILEx qualification in 2007 – find out more about Karen’s journey from Legal Secretary to Legal Executive on Career Shifters

Positions Held

Chartered Legal Executive (CILEx)
Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP)
Trustee of the Nottingham & District Pre-Retirement Council
Director of K A Hayward Limited
Partner at Rotheras

Memberships & Accreditations

Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
Chartered Institute of Legal Executors
Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners
Solicitors for the Elderly
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