Judith Derbyshire(Director)

Judith DerbyshireI am not a typical probate lawyer. I spent 21 years, from 1990 to 2011 as Company Secretary and Head of Legal for Clarks Shoes. I am still involved with various Clark charitable trusts. Other volunteer roles have included being a governor of Millfield School, including a year as Chair of Governors, and chair of my local tennis club.

I set up Purely Probate because I was ready for a new challenge after 21 fulfilling years at Clarks.

When my brother in law died the service we received from a high street legal practice was poor and expensive, and left me feeling there was a void to be filled. I was determined to do better. From this experience Purely Probate was born.

Purely Probate is unlike a traditional law firm. We are specialist. Wills, probate, trusts and related work for individuals can be regarded as a poor relative in multi-disciplinary practices. With us it always gets top priority. We provide a bespoke and caring service during a difficult time. I was determined from the start that we would work for a fixed fee where possible, and that if our clients want it we will connect with and get to know them.

My initial excitement and enthusiasm has not waned. I still love it when we can help clients work out what they want and need to do, and when we serve them in a way that gives them complete confidence they are in safe hands.

Judith Derbyshire
T: 01458 850 146