When it comes to getting legal advice, it’s always difficult to know where to go, particularly when it’s required for matters of a more sensitive nature.

Local solicitor, Claire Nash, understands the stress that going through any legal matter can cause, which is why she will do what she can to make the process as stress free as possible for her clients – whether it’s making a will, obtaining equity release, marital affairs or administrating a loved one’s estate.

Claire also understands the importance of being flexible to meet her clients and offers an out of hours, home visit service if required, be it during office hours, evenings or at weekends.


It is estimated that over 60% of the adult population in the UK do not have a will.  It is not as complicated as people may think – a simple Will can be surprisingly inexpensive, even when drafted by a qualified solicitor.  To not have a Will in place could mean your assets may not go to your chosen beneficiaries.

Matrimonial Matters

If you are considering divorce or separation, or if you’ve received a divorce petition from your spouse or civil partner, please come and talk to us.  Claire offers a free initial consultation where you are able to discuss the process and issues which concern you most.  You’ll be able to ascertain whether any further professional input is necessary and this initial consultation is offered on a no obligation basis.  You’ve got nothing to lose by speaking to Claire first.

Equity Release

Part of effective inheritance tax planning can sometimes involve obtaining an equity release mortgage on your property.  This would allow you to remain in your home whilst you enjoy a lump sum payment, perhaps for home improvements, a luxury purchase or as a gift to a loved one for a deposit on a home for example.  You should always seek advice from a qualified independent financial advisor to take you through your options before engaging the services of an equity release solicitor.

Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person(s) to make decisions about matters concerning you if you ever become unable to make those decisions yourself.  It gives you the chance to appoint those you know and trust to make decisions that are in your best interests when you are at your most vulnerable.


Probate may be required when a loved one passes away.  Essentially it means the accessing and distribution of the person’s estate according to their Will (if they left one) or according to the law of intestacy (if they did not leave a Will).  You will not need to pay money up front on a probate matter – fees and disbursements are paid from the estate monies when they become available.

If you find yourself in need of legal advice in any of the above matters, remember Claire Nash Solicitors aim to provide you with the highest professional service and advice, whilst always being approachable, personal, caring and committed to helping you achieve your desired outcomes, and they’re local.

Call Claire Nash Solicitors on 01892 731 082 or email info@clairenashsolicitors.co.uk.


Featured in: Issue 83 – January/February 2019