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Wills & Probate Services in Nottingham

At Rotheras we have considerable experience in advising clients in regard to a wide breadth of wills, probate, tax and trusts work.

If 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 the capacity to do so, our Wills, Probate and Trusts team can guide you through the process.

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Wills and Probate

Considering the future, including what will happen to your estate and assets when you pass away can be difficult but necessary.

This is especially the case 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.

Our expertise includes preparing for care home arrangements, estate administration and managing estates with foreign assets. With five 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.

The 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.

 

 

Why make a will?

A will is a legal document that states what will happen to your estate and assets after you pass away. This can include how you wish to share your estate and assets with family members, charities or other people or bodies. It can also include instructions on how you wish any child under 18 to be cared for.

If you don’t make a will, then your property, money, estate and assets will be shared out according to the law. This is a process known as intestacy.

This could mean that parts of your estate could be inherited by someone that you did not wish for.

Making a will can also reduce family disputes over your estate after you pass away. This is because a will is a legally binding document that states your personal intentions. Therefore making it difficult to contest unless it meets the legal grounds of appeal.

 

 

How do I make a will?

Making a will is a very straightforward process. It is possible to create a Will yourself. However, there are certain requirements needed to ensure the document is legally binding. A Wills & Probate solicitor can ensure that these requirements are met so that your wishes and intentions are carried out.

If your estate and assets, or how you which to divide them, are complex, then a solicitor can also help you draft a Will that achieves your wishes legally.

At Rotheras, we have a member of the Wills & Probate team available at each of our local Nottingham branches.

Our solicitors can also visit you at your home or in hospital if you are unable to visit one of our offices.

Simply contact our team today to arrange an appointment.

 

 

Why use Rotheras for Wills, Probate and Trusts?

Rotheras has significant experience in acting for a wide range of matters. From straightforward cases for inheritance and estate planning to more complex matters.

After you get in touch with us, you will be assigned a member of our private client team. They will work with you to find out more about your situation and your assets. From this, you will be provided advice tailored to your needs and requirements.

Support and advice is given to you from start to finish. You will be kept 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.

Free Wills through Cancer Research UK’s free wills scheme can be obtained from Rotheras.

Each one of our five offices across Nottingham, has fully qualified wills and probate staff. This means you can always get advice local to you.

If you are unable to make it to one of our local offices, we can see you at your home or in hospital.

Several of our solicitors are members of Solicitors For the Elderly (SFE) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

We offer free will registration through Certainty, the National Will Register.

Where needed, we can draw on the experience of our Contentious Wills and Probate team in relation to wills, estates, trusts and Court of Protection disputes.

A network of independent financial advisors also works closely with us and we can refer you for financial advice

Advice can be given to help you reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable on your estate so your inheritance can go further.

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How much does a Will cost?

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.

Jayne Smith

“We’re upfront about costs – so there’s no hidden surprises”

Jayne Smith

Head of Wills & Probate

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Christina Yardley CEO

Christina Yardley

c.yardley@rotheras.co.uk

Christina‘s expertise covers a full range of private client services including Wills, Probate, Trusts, Care Fees Planning, Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, Tax Planning and Conveyancing.

Jeremy Allen

Jeremy Allen

j.allen@rotheras.co.uk

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

Karen Hayward

k.hayward@rotheras.co.uk

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.

Jayne Smith

Jayne Smith

j.smith@rotheras.co.uk

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

Nelissa Hicks

Nelissa Hicks

n.hicks@rotheras.co.uk

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.

Melissa Merry

Melissa Merry

m.merry@rotheras.co.uk

Melissa Merry is a Consultant in our Wills and Probate department, with over 30 years of exeperience in private client work. Melissa is based at our Nottingham City Centre offices.

Eleanor Robinson

Eleanor Robinson

e.robinson@rotheras.co.uk

Eleanor Robinson is a Wills, Probate and Trusts specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our West Bridgford office.

Sarah Soo

Sarah Soo

s.soo@rotheras.co.uk

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

James Briggs

James Briggs

j.briggs@rotheras.co.uk

James Briggs is an associate and private client solicitor at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Adam Cotterill

Adam Cotterill

a.cotterill@rotheras.co.uk

Adam’s expertise covers a wide range of services including drafting Wills, preparing Power of Attorney documents, Probate and Court of Protections applications.

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Sarah Singh

s.singh@rotheras.co.uk

Sarah Singh is a trainee solicitor within Rotheras Wills, Probate & Trusts department and is based at the firm’s Mapperley office.

Alison Richardson

Alison Richardson

a.richardson@rotheras.co.uk

Alison Richardson is a member of the wills, trust & probate team based at our Mapperley office.

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Kirsten Wood

k.wood@rotheras.co.uk

Kirsten Wood is a Senior Associate with over 18 years’ experience based in Rotheras’ Wills and Probate department and specialises in will drafting, tax, trusts, estate administration and lasting powers of attorney.

Sharon Fleckney

Sharon Fleckney

s.fleckney@rotheras.co.uk

Sharon Fleckney is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Lace Market Office.

Anna Guy

Anna Guy

a.guy@rotheras.co.uk

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

Brett James

b.james@rotheras.co.uk

Brett James is a Conveyancing and Wills and Probate Paralegal at Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market office.

Michelle Kingston

Michelle Kingston

m.kingston@rotheras.co.uk

Michelle Kingston is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Sue Radford

Sue Radford

s.radford@rotheras.co.uk

Sue Radford is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Beeston Office.

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