Expanding wills & probate team welcomes three new recruits

Nelsons Solicitors Derby wills and probate department has expanded following the acquisition of long-established Derby firm Moody and Woolley last year, welcoming three new staff members to the growing team.

Paralegals, Samuel Amer and Lorna McHale, have joined the Derby-based solicitors along with solicitor Natasha Dobson – who brings with her six years’ experience in the sector.

The wills and probate team is based at the firm’s Lodge Lane office in Derby and the expanding team of six are well-established in the area, having acquired historic Derby law firm, Moody and Woolley, one year ago.

“I have previously worked in a private client role and, in my role at Nelsons, I am continuing to work across the board – covering wills, tax, trusts and powers of attorney,” said Natasha.

The Oxford graduate hopes to continue to strengthen the firm’s existing client base and added: “Nelsons is a forward thinking firm and I’m delighted to have joined them and bring my specialism to the team, which is well regarded in the area.”

Andrew Birchall, partner and solicitor at Nelsons, leads the department. He said: “Natasha is a great new addition to our growing department and her experience will strengthen the team’s offering – we previously worked together while Natasha was a trainee so I’m delighted to welcome her to our experienced division.

“We’re also very pleased to have welcomed Samuel and Lorna, who will provide crucial support for clients and within the department itself. Samuel has just finished law school and Lorna has previously worked at our Nottingham office and is beginning a law degree, so we hope that they will gain an insight into wills and trusts work and I look forward to seeing them develop their skills.

“I joined Nelsons more than five years ago and we’ve always had a relatively large wills and probate department. We intend to continue to grow and offer more seminars to clients, proactively informing them of changes in the law – particularly surround the impending inheritance tax changes.”

(IMAGE: Andrew Birchall)

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