The Team at Purely Probate

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PURELY PROBATE IS CLIENT DRIVEN

At Purely Probate we are all determined to give our clients the best service we can. Clients do not need to be physically close to our offices in Somerset to instruct us. Although we do like to meet clients we can get to know you by telephone, email and letter. Documents can be sent securely world wide. If you do live relatively close to us we can visit you in your home.

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MEET OUR TEAM

Judith Derbyshire

Director
I 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…read more →

Peter Derbyshire

CFO
As a chartered accountant I am an unusual in that I have worked in different sectors, notably the private sector, local government and further education. For the last 15 years…read more →

Marianne Smith

Accounts Assistant
I have worked for a small number of local solicitors in residential conveyancing since 1990. In 2016 I decided that the time was right for a new challenge and joined…read more →

Beth Cudmore

Solicitor
I joined the team at Purely Probate after more than 8 years as a Private Client solicitor in Somerset. I have always enjoyed drafting Wills, whether simple or complex I was…read more →

Caroline Williams

Solicitor
Caroline joined us in September 2021 after a career break while her children were small. She qualified at Burges Salmon in Bristol in 2004 and went on to work in…read more →

Georgie Harding

Solicitor
I relocated in September 2021 to my home county of Somerset from Lincolnshire where I worked in the private client department at Chattertons Solicitors. I qualified as a Solicitor at…read more →

Pippa Sayers

Legal Assistant
I have worked for Purely Probate since January 2019 and I am really enjoying the new challenge. I moved to Somerset in 2012 after 20 years of living abroad. I…read more →

Linda Leavey

Legal Executive
I really enjoy being part of the team here at Purely Probate.  Our communication and support for our clients and one another are excellent.   My nature is friendly, understanding,…read more →

Leonie Merrifield

Legal Executive
I have worked in probate for more than 14 years, building my experience with three Somerset firms, including Purely Probate.   It is good to be back and I am…read more →