Our fees made clear

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 are upfront about costs and will work with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your estate.

We work with a number of organisations to reduce or waive the cost of a will, usually in return for a donation to charity.  We offer free advice through several legal clinics – visit our Wills and charity schemes page to find out more.

How is Rotheras different?

  • All of our solicitors are qualified to a high level, with many accredited by STEP (The Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners) and SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly)
  • We are transparent about our fees, with no hidden costs
  • We provide a consultative approach, using our knowledge to ensure you leave as much as possible to loved ones by minimising the amount of inheritance tax payable on your estate
  • Our solicitors have a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of work from simple wills to complex arrangements
  • We provide free Will registration with Certainty, the National Wills Register
  • We are associated with several charity/discounted wills schemes
  • We run legal clinics across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, providing free advice
  • Our offices are conveniently situated, with eight branch locations across Nottingham
  • We can offer home and hospital visits for the disabled and those unable to attend our offices through illness or frailty

Time is charged at hourly rates to reflect overhead costs and is reviewed annually.

The current hourly rates are:

  • Partners – £288.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Senior Associates and Associates with 15 years or more experience – £264.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Associate Solicitors – £240.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Solicitors and Legal Executives – £216.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Trainee solicitors – £150.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Wills and Probate Paralegal – £144.00 (incl. VAT)
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Jayne Smith

Partner

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

Jeremy Allen

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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

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Duncan Godfrey

Partner

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

Associate Solicitor

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

Rebecca Green

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

Associate Solicitor

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

Associate Solicitor

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 Cotterill

Solicitor

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

Solicitor

James Briggs is a private client solicitor at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Alison Richardson

Legal Executive

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

Christina Peck

Trainee Solicitor

Christina Peck is a trainee solicitor within Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Beeston office.

Anna Guy

Paralegal

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

Paralegal

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

Michelle Kingston

Paralegal

Michelle Kingston is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at our Long Eaton office

Sharon Fleckney

Paralegal

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

Sue Radford

Paralegal

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

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