Wills, Probate and Trusts

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Wills, Probate and Trusts

You owe it to your family to make a will. We encourage everyone, no matter their age, to consider how their loved ones would cope if the worst should happen. By planning ahead with the guidance of a properly qualified and regulated solicitor, you ensure that more of the wealth accumulated during your life goes to those you choose, in the way that you want.

Minimise tax, administer your estate, help executors, apply for probate, it is vital you select a specialist private lawyer with the expertise and experience to manage your affairs efficiently and smoothly, with a personal and sensitive touch. We are amongst the best private lawyers in Somerset for wills, probate and trusts, with offices in Bridgwater, Minehead, Wellington, MartockYeovil and Exeter.

Meet some of our Wills, Probate and Trusts Team

Stephen Forsey

Stephen Forsey

Partner

Having originally qualified as a barrister in London, Stephen went on to work as a Corporate Tax Lawyer at Wragge & Co. in Birmingham before cross-qualifying as a solicitor and returning to the Southwest where he was born and grew up. He joined AmicusLaw in 2017 and specialises in Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, drawing on his understanding of both tax and complicated family arrangements. He also oversees the firm’s compliance and client care functions. Stephen has an interest in vintage cars and motorcycles and playing the guitar (badly).

Call Stephen on 01278 664060
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Hilary Quantick

Partner

Hilary has a wealth of experience in estate and succession planning, probate, trusts and care for the elderly and has been practising since 1989. She has lived and worked in Somerset for the last 25 years.

Hilary has a great understanding of the emotions clients face, especially when they have lost a loved one, and will go the extra mile to make sure that the job is completed swiftly and efficiently.

In her spare time Hilary enjoys pottering in her vast garden and going for endless walks with her dog.

Call Hilary on 01278 664060
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Alex Parris

Alex Parris

Paralegal

Alex was born and raised in Taunton to a farming family and attended school locally. As a result, she has extensive knowledge of the locality and is familiar with the issues that affect the industry.

Alex’s legal career commenced with a well established local firm before joining AmicusLaw in 2017.

Currently studying CILEx Level 6, the final academic stage in qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer, Alex advises on private client matters including Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration and Lasting Powers of Attorney. She is available to meet with clients either in the office or at home.

Call Alex on 01823 462509
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Richard Kemp

Richard Kemp

Consultant Solicitor

Richard has had a lifelong interest in the law triggered by “Perry Mason” on BBC television in the early 1960’s. Between taking ‘A’ level examinations and starting university his “gap” year consisted of working as an articled clerk at a Solicitor’s office in Gloucester. Richard then spent four years at St. John’s College, Oxford and emerged with a degree in Jurisprudence. He then attended the College of Law and articles for two years at Rowberry Morris in Bristol and was admitted on 15th July 1978. Richard continued working there until 1981 when he moved to join and run the branch office of Clarke Willmott in Martock. He then married Jackie and in November 1986 bought that office from Clarke Willmott. Richard then ran the office as a sole practitioner for 30 years before merging with AmicusLaw on 1st August 2016. Richard has experience of most areas of the law although now concentrates on probate and private client work.

Call Richard on 01935 822572
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Ruth Wijay

Chartered Legal Executive

We are pleased to announce that Ruth Wijay has joined our growing Private Client Team where she will undertake wills, trust, probate and powers of attorney work from our Exeter office. Ruth is a Chartered Legal Executive who has many years’ experience with a particular specialism in working with elderly and vulnerable clients.
Outside of work Ruth enjoys spending time with her young family and property renovation.

Call Ruth on 01392 964930
Or email here >>

Thank you enormously…

I just wanted to thank you enormously for tying up my mother’s estate and for your calm and centered patience, loyalty and efficiency, when faced with the most tricky of legal challenges. At all times your advice has been very helpful and you have always had us, your clients’ best interests as your primary concern. Because you handled our family differences so tactfully and impartially, we are all getting along much better now. My dear mother, who you met, would be delighted about this.

I’d like to stay in touch and use you as our solicitor in the future. It is rare to find your professional and personable qualities in a solicitor, combining efficiency with being compassionate and empathetic. I cannot believe your calm and patient you have remained since 2013.

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