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Rebecca Parkman

Partner

Primary Services

Probate Wills & Mental Capacity Court of Protection

Specialism

Rebecca specialises in Wills and Probate, in particular the production of Lasting Powers of Attorney, complex and simple wills, more general estate planning and the administration of estates.

Examples of her work include:

  • Administration of estates, whether from beginning to end or an an ad hoc basis, including adding value by advising beneficiaries to consider their own estate planning, through deeds of variation, lifetime gifting or tax efficient investments, updating their own wills and ensuring that they have the protection of Lasting Powers of Attorney in place.
  • Management of financial affairs for elderly and vulnerable clients as attorney or as deputy appointed by the Court of Protection.
  • Preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of attorney including tax planning advice and general advice to elderly clients

Rebecca said: It’s important that people don’t try to cut corners when it comes to writing a Will or managing the estate of a loved-one.  A qualified solicitor will have the benefit of many years of specialist legal training and experience.  Clients can rest assured that any funds handled by us are absolutely guaranteed and that all transactions are fully insured.”

Legal 500 2019 Wards Solicitors is recommended for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate for providing ‘service levels of a very high standard’ and Rebecca Parkman – impresses clients with her ‘tenacity, thoroughness and attention to detail’.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Law degree 1989
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 1992
  • Full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and has SFE Older Client Care in Practice award
  • Appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian’s Panel of Professional Deputies 2015
  • Former President of the Devon and Somerset Law Society and is an active regional representative on its committee and a member of its Vice President’s, Non-Contentious Business and International sub-committees
  • Has specialised in Wills, Probate and Mental Capacity since
    1992

Supervised by Jenny Pierce

Satisfied Clients

'Probably the best experience we have had in our various dealings with the legal profession. Our daughter, also a solicitor in another firm, suggested we contact you and we're glad we did.'

'I commend Rebecca Parkman on her professionalism - her explanations, instructions and letters to me, were clear and precise. Her manner was friendly with a touch of humour which put one at ease immediately. I am completely satisfied with the service I received.'

'Rebecca made what can be a stressful situation relaxed and very easy, whilst always being professional.'

‘We found Rebecca to be totally professional in her guidance - simply making suggestions for things that might not have occurred to us and never cajoling one way or the other. Her knowledge of her subject was vast and she answered all our questions in a way that was totally understandable to a lay person. Overall we left feeling totally reassured that everything was covered and in the right way for us.’

'I approached this with some trepidation, but thanks to Rebecca Parkman was soon put at ease.'

'Very professional and efficient service, but also sympathethic and understanding. Should I be asked to recommend a Solicitor, I would recommend Mrs Parkman and Wards Solicitors without a doubt.'

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UPDATE August 2020

Wards Solicitors is open and our teams continue to work on existing cases and take on new business and clients.

From early August, we are pleased to announce that we will slowly be starting to re-open some of our branches to clients, but all appointments must be pre-booked.

Availability for face-to- face meetings in branches will be limited, and remote contact with teams – via phone, email or video call – is preferred wherever possible.  Our prime concern remains the safety of our clients and our staff.

Please note that all visitors to our offices must, by law, wear a face covering.

We cannot accept drop-in appointments.

How to get in touch:

  • Please email or telephone your usual lawyer or team, or
  • Please telephone the branch most convenient to you between 9am and 5:30pm, or email info@wards.uk.com at any time and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.  A list of our 11 branches is available here.

Thank you.

Wards Solicitors LLP