Considering the future, including what will happen to your estate and assets when you pass away can be difficult but necessary, especially if you want to protect your wealth and minimise the amount of inheritance tax payable on your estate, ensuring that your family members stand to benefit the most.
At Rotheras we have considerable experience in advising clients in regard to a wide breadth of wills, probate, tax and trusts work. Whether you are looking to make or review your Will, set up a Lasting Power of Attorney, or need advice on managing the finances or welfare of someone who no longer has capacity to do so, our Wills, Probate and Trusts team can guide you through the process with professionalism and ease.
Our expertise includes preparing for care home arrangements, estate administration and managing estates with foreign assets, and with seven offices conveniently located across Nottingham as well as home and hospital visits available we are well-placed to help you with arranging your financial affairs.
We understand that legislation surrounding wills, probate and trusts is not always clear, so our friendly team provides easy to understand advice that is tailored to your circumstances.
We have significant experience in acting for a wide range of matters, from straightforward cases to more complex matters.
You will be assigned a member of our private client team who will work with you to find out more about your situation and your assets in order to provide you with advice tailored to your needs and requirements.
We will advise and support you from start to finish and keep you updated on progress at all times.
We work in partnership with Derbyshire Carers Association and Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire as well as a number of other charitable organisations to offer free legal advice.
We offer free Wills through Cancer Research UK’s free wills scheme.
We have a network of seven offices across Nottingham, with fully qualified wills and probate staff based at each branch.
Several of our solicitors are members of Solicitors For the Elderly (SFE) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
We can arrange to see you at home or in hospital if you are not able to visit us at one of our offices.
We offer free will registration through Certainty, the National Will Register.
We can draw on the experience of our Contentious Wills and Probate team where required in relation to wills, estates, trusts and Court of Protection disputes.
We have a network of independent financial advisors we work closely with who we can refer you to for financial advice We can advise you on ways of reducing the amount of inheritance tax payable on your estate.
We understand that the law around Wills and Probate can be complicated so we will go through the whole process and explain each stage, listening to your needs and wishes every step of the way.
“We’re upfront about costs – so there’s no hidden surprises”
Head of Wills & Probate
Jayne Smith leads the wills and probate department at Nottingham based Rotheras Solicitors and is currently based in our Wollaton office.
Jeremy Allen is a Wills, Probate and Trusts specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market offices in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.
Karen Hayward is a wills, probate and trusts specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and currently operates in our Beeston office.
Charles George has over 15 years’ experience as a contentious probate solicitor and he has also been responsible for risk and compliance at the firm for many years. Charles is currently based in our head office in the Lace Market
Duncan Godfrey is a Probate, Trusts and Residential Conveyancing Solicitor at Nottingham based Rotheras Solicitors and is located at our offices in the Lace Market and Burton Joyce.
Petra Lewis-Feast is a senior lawyer within the wills and probate team. She has worked as a private client specialist since she qualified in 1993. Petra is currently based in our head office in the Lace Market
Associate Chartered Legal Executive
Rebecca Green is an Associate Chartered Legal Executive in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and specialises in will drafting, estate administration, lasting powers of attorney and court of protection applications. Rebecca is currently based in our Long Eaton office.
Sarah Soo is a Wills and Probate specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and has specialised in private client work since she began her career. Sarah is currently based in our Wollaton office
Eleanor Robinson is a Wills, Probate and Trusts specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our West Bridgford office.
Adam’s expertise covers a wide range of services including drafting Wills, preparing Power of Attorney documents, Probate and Court of Protections applications.
James Briggs is a private client solicitor at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.
Alison Richardson is a member of the family team and wills, trust & probate team based at our Mapperley office.
Christina Peck is a trainee solicitor within Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Beeston office.
Anna Guy has over 10 years’ experience of working in law firms, and 7 years’ experience of dealing with Wills and Probate matters.
Brett James is a Conveyancing and Wills and Probate Paralegal at Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market office.
Michelle Kingston is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at our Long Eaton office
Sharon Fleckney is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Lace Market Office.
Sue Radford is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Beeston Office.
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