Charlotte gained her law degree from the University of Manchester in 2013 and later that year, she joined Russell & Russell’s probate department. Working from our head office in Bolton, Charlotte acts for clients wanting to draft their will or set up a lasting power of attorney. She also deals with probate administration. 

In 2017, she qualified as a graduate member of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and is now working toward her fellowship. 

Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys spending time with friends and family, good holidays and going to gigs.

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Churchill House
Wood Street
Bolton
BL1 1EE
T: 01204 375 290
DDI: 01204 375 290
E: CN@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley
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Emma graduated from Bolton University with a first class LL.B hons degree in 2011. After her son was born, she embarked on an LL.M in Legal Practice from University of Central Lancashire, qualifying in 2016.  

Having worked as a Paralegal in the firm’s probate department since 2011, Emma qualified as a Solicitor in 2019. She deals with all elements of wills and probate, lasting power of attorney, Court of Protection and Appointeeships. She works from the firm's Horwich and Atherton branches.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys spending as much of the summer months in Wales along the Llyn peninsula with her family and friends. She also loves cooking and entertaining and a is a firm advocate of the Sunday roast.

21 Lee Lane
Horwich
Bolton
BL6 7BP
T: 01204 699 432
DDI: 01204 859 653
E: es@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley
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Emma Wood elderly client solicitor specialising in wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and care fees.

Emma is an equity partner at our Horwich office, working in the wills and probate department. Having completed her Law degree in 2002, Emma went on to complete her LPC at Hudderfield University. She joined the practice in 2003 as trainee Solicitor and qualified 2006. 

In 2015, Emma became a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), an independent organsiation of solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. She has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 2017 and is also a governor for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and a trustee for AGE UK Bolton.

Emma carries out all types of work in our busy elderly client department, specialising in 
wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and advice on care fees.



In her spare time, she enjoys reading, golf, swimming, socialising and spending time with her family. 

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Horwich
21 Lee Lane
Horwich
Bolton
BL6 7BP
T: 01204 699 432
F: 01204 668 011
DDI: 01204 859 657
E: ejw@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley
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Gail joined the practice in 1997 as an office junior, before moving up through the ranks to become a Paralegal at the firm's Farnworth office in 2012. 

Working in the wills and probate department, she deals with wills, lasting power of attorney, court of protection and probate matters

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends. 
        

Farnworth
86 Market Street
Farnworth
Bolton
BL4 7NY
T: 01204 707 926
F: 01204 861 306
DDI: 01204 707 926
E: gt@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley
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Harry carries out private client work within our very busy wills and probate department. He joined the practice on 2010 after gaining an LLB law degree from Nottingham Trent University in 2007. He went on to obtain his LPC at Nottingham Law School in 2009 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2014.

Harry joined Russell & Russell in 2010 and works at in the wills and probate department at the firm's head office in Bolton. In particular, Harry specialises in acting for older and vulnerable clients. He's a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and holds both the Older Client Law in Practice (OCLP) and Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) certificates.

Outside of work, he enjoys watching cricket, usually at Old Trafford, as well as playing sports.

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Churchill House
Wood Street
Bolton
BL1 1EE
T: 01204 399 299
DDI: 01204 375 350
E: hm@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley
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Jacki graduated with a degree in Law and Criminology from the University of Sheffield in 2010. She joined Russell & Russell in 2011, working as a Paralegal in the personal injury department whilst completing her LPC at Manchester University of Law (previously College of Law). She qualified as a Solicitor in 2015. 

Now working in the probate department, she deals with all aspects of wills, probate, lasting power of attorney, DSS Appointeeships, Court of Protection and elderly client work. Although based at Russell & Russell's Farnworth office, Jacki also splits her time between the firm's Bury and Middleton branches.

Outside of work, she is an avid reader and loves to travel.

86 Market Street
Farnworth
Bolton
BL4 7NY
T: 01204 707 926
DDI: 01204 859 613
E: JA@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley
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Judith Bromley wills & probate solicitor, specialist advice for older and vulnerable clients and court of protection.

Judith is the managing partner of the practice and heads up the wills and probate department. She completed her law degree and solicitors finals at Leeds University in 1985 and 1986 respectively. She qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and joined Russell & Russell in 1990.

Her passion for probate and court of protection work has enabled Judith to grow a successful team of 22 solicitors, legal executives and paralegals who offer a comprehensive service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to acting for clients with wills and probate requirements, Judith’s department also provides specialist advice for older and vulnerable clients.

Her drive to provide excellence as standard led her department to become the first legal practice in the Bolton area, and one of the first in the North West region, to have been awarded the prestigious Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) accreditation. This is the Law Society's standard for delivering tailored wills and probate advice and sets the benchmark for best practice and transparency in the provision of wills and estate planning services. Equally, she had ensured all the solicitors in Russell & Russell’s probate department are members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) as well as Dementia Friends, an Alzheimer's Society initiative which helps people and organisations learn more about what it is like to live with dementia.

Outside work, Judith enjoys anything to do with mountains - skiing down them or trekking up them. She is a keen walker and loves Cavalier King Charles spaniels. She is also chair of Bolton Hospice and spends a lot of her spare time fund raising for it. In September 2019, Judith was selected to be a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.

Churchill House
Wood Street
Bolton
BL1 1EE
T: 01204 399 299
F: 01204 389 223
DDI: 01204 375 334
E: jb@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Stephen Crompton
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Louise Rance wills & probate law solicitor who can advise on complex areas of will drafting and probate law.

Louise is an equity partner in the wills and probate department, based at the firm's Farnworth office. She graduated from the University of Leeds in 2002 after completing an undergrad degree in English Language and Linguistics. Louise went on to undertake a Law Conversion and LPC at The College of Law in Chester, qualifying in 2007. The same year, she joined Russell & Russell on a training contract, and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2009.

She’s a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), an independent organisation of solicitors, barristers, and chartered legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. She also holds her Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation, a qualification she gained through the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). This enables Louise to advise on a range of much more complex areas of will drafting and probate law. She is also a Dementia friends champion and is on the board of trustees for Bolton Dementia Support.

Louise has two young children and enjoys spending time as a family and socialising with friends.

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86 Market Street
Farnworth
Bolton
BL4 7NY
T: 01204 707 926
DDI: 01204 859 623
E: LRance@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley
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Having joined the practice in 1983 as an office junior, Marie went on to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) in 2010.

Working from our Bolton head office, she deals with all elements of wills, probate, court of protection, DSS Appointeeships and elderly client work.

In her free time, Marie loves spending time with my family and friends.

Memberships:

Churchill House
Wood Street
Bolton
BL1 1EE
T: 01204 399 299
DDI: 01204 699 432
E: mn@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley
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Michelle began her career as a legal secretary. After six years, she returned to university and graduated with a law degree and Masters in Legal Practice from the University of Huddersfield in 2015. She went on to work as a Paralegal before securing a training contact and qualifying as a Solicitor in 2019. 

Working at the firm’s Farnworth office, Michelle acts for clients on all matters of wills and probate.

Outside of work, Michelle enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and going to the gym.

86 Market Street
Farnworth
Bolton
BL4 7NY
T: 01204 707 926
E: MW2@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley

Victoria is qualified with a degree in geography from the University of Manchester, which she obtained in 2002. She went on to receive a Commendation when she completed her Graduate Diploma in Law (GDipL) at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005. Following this, she undertook her Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2006 and embarked on her training contract at Russell & Russell. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2009.

Victoria is an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), an independent organisation of solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. She is also a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP).

Working from the head office in Bolton, Victoria specialises in mental capacity law and assisting those with mental health issues either under the Court of Protection, lasting power of attorney or Appointeeship. She also undertakes wills and probate work.

Outside work, Victoria has two small children so, other than walking her German Shepherd, definitely has no spare time!

Memberships:


Churchill House
Wood Street
Bolton
BL1 1EE
T: 01204 399 299
DDI: 01204 375 286
E: vjm@russellrussell.co.uk
Supervisor: Judith Bromley
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