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Ruth Coles

Partner

Primary Services

Probate Wills & Mental Capacity

Specialism

Ruth specialises in advising on matters relating to Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, estate administration, wealth preservation and advising elderly clients on preparing for the future. Particular areas of expertise include:

  • Court of Protection matters, including health and welfare deputyship, financial deputyship, applications to the court as well as the appointment and removal of trustees.
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney matters, for example tax planning, wealth preservation, funding care and looking after someone else’s affairs.
  • Estate administration and Probate, for example advising on intestate estates, complex estates and trusts.

Ruth says: “Clients say they appreciate the fact that I am efficient, knowledgeable and able to solve difficult problems”.

Legal 500 2019 Wards Solicitors is recommended for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate for providing ‘service levels of a very high standard’ and Ruth Coles is recommended in the editorial – ‘always very approachable and efficient’

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in English Literature 1996, PGCE 1998
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2008
  • Full member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 2016
  • Full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) since 2017 (Regional Co-Ordinator since 2010)
  • Has specialised in Wills, Probate and Mental Capacity since 2007

Supervised by Jenny Pierce

Satisfied Clients

'In the early stages I did not understand, all of the questions. So the Solicitors came to the house and explained it all to us. Thank you for your help.'

'My family and I have had serveral dealings with Ruth over the past years and have always found her to be calm, efficient and knowledgeable and therefore would not hesitate to contact her again should the need arise.'

'Ruth was always very approachable and ensured that all the proceedings were made less daunting for my family at this most difficult of times.'

'Very satisfied with Ruth's profesional advice and prompt service.'

'Ruth is sensitive to her clients needs and able to explain legal jargon without being patronising.'

'Excellent services throughout highly recommended.'

'I will continue to use Wards when needed and a special thank you to Ruth Coles for her help & kindness during the past difficult year.'

'Ruth was brilliant from day one and I would highly recommend her and Wards Solicitors who have also been dealing with a house sale.'

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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