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Nelissa Hicks

Senior Associate

Nelissa has over 17 years’ experience as a Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts solicitor and is based at our Mapperley office. An experienced Senior Associate with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Inheritance Tax Planning and the Administration of Trusts and Estates.

Nelissa Hicks

Specialisms

Inheritance Tax Planning
Administration of Estates including Cross Border Estates
Administration of Trusts
Wills including Succession Planning
Lasting Powers of Attorney including Business Lasting Powers of Attorney

Approach

Nelissa is an experienced Senior Associate and private client solicitor. She is able to assist with the preparation of wills (with or without trusts) and lasting powers of attorney. She is also skilled in inheritance tax planning, often working alongside financial planners and accountants to come up with joint, creative solutions for mutual clients.

Nelissa has significant experience in the administration of trusts and estates and provides solutions in an efficient but empathetic manner.

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

Career Highlights

  • Nelissa joined Flint Bishop in 2006 and was one of 5 promoted to Associate in 2011 when the firm introduced Associateships
  • In 2014 she went on to join Chesterton House Legal Services, a start-up law firm offering a joined-up approach with financial planning and accountancy services
  • Joined Knights in 2016 as a Senior Associate
  • In 2020 Nelissa joined Rotheras as a Senior Associate

Nelissa Hicks's Experience

Experience

17 years

Qualifications

  • Nelissa obtained her law degree at Nottingham University in 1999
  • Completed the legal practice course (LPC) at Nottingham Trent University in 2001
  • Gained Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) accreditation through the exam route 2011-2013
  • Obtained a distinction with the Advanced Certificate in the UK Tax for International Clients with STEP in 2015

Positions Held

Senior Associate

Memberships & Accreditations

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly
Member of Law Society Private Client Section – quality service as standard

Testimonials

“Nelissa really stood out for us both; how she made planning for death seem a relatively pleasurable experience, I don't know. She was knowledgeable, experienced, switched on, efficient and great to deal with.”
Kelly Morrison
“Our experience of working with Rotheras was extremely positive, especially in terms of their; expediency, professional approach, simple advice with difficult decisions, witnessing protocols and finishing the work to our chosen timescales even if that involved weekend working. Rotheras delivered exactly with the outcome we wanted within very short timescales, but also with an appropriately balanced vetting of our circumstances, there was a definite duty of care applied to the process. We would have no hesitation in recommending Rotheras, because their attention to detail and impartial advice to both parties in our joint will writing journey made the whole experience less stressful than it had been in the past. The final documents were clear and concise. Choosing a local family orientated firm was definitely the best choice for our needs given their personalised approach. ”
“I found Rotheras very easy to work with and enjoyed the personalisation of my relationship with Nelissa. I remain content that the work undertaken underpins my future personal security and was happy with the level of communication that kept me assured whilst the relevant government department got its act together. With nothing but good feelings toward the service given, I would be delighted to recommend Rotheras to friends and family.”
Allan Blaydon

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Nelissa Hicks's Experience

Experience

17 years

Qualifications

  • Nelissa obtained her law degree at Nottingham University in 1999
  • Completed the legal practice course (LPC) at Nottingham Trent University in 2001
  • Gained Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) accreditation through the exam route 2011-2013
  • Obtained a distinction with the Advanced Certificate in the UK Tax for International Clients with STEP in 2015

Positions Held

Senior Associate

Memberships & Accreditations

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly
Member of Law Society Private Client Section – quality service as standard
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