Planning for the future is imperative to ensure yours and your loved ones’ interests remain protected. Whatever your requirements, our private client solicitors are with you for the journey ahead.

Our Private Client

Legal Services

For tailor-made advice designed to deliver you results, our team of private client solicitors are ready to assist. You can be confident that your needs will be taken care of.

Providing a range of methods designed to preserve your assets so you can safeguard your family’s future.

Ensure loved ones are taken care of after you’re gone. Our private client solicitors offer complete peace of mind.

Secure your professional legacy by developing a comprehensive succession plan for your company.

Dictate how you’d like your affairs to be managed should you become unable to look after your own interests.

Guiding and supporting you through your responsibilities when dealing with the estate of a loved one.

Protect your wealth and mitigate inheritance tax liabilities so your family can benefit as much as possible.

If you believe a person’s last wishes have not been correctly followed, our private client solicitors are here to help.

Access important documentation such as wills that we’ve securely stored on your behalf.

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A Compassionate Private Client Law Firm

Ensuring your loved ones have a bright future is a large undertaking. From tax efficiency and wealth management to planning trusts and writing wills, there are many elements for you to consider.

Our team of private client solicitors offer proactive advice to business owners and individuals.

We can even help when situations don’t go to plan, such as disputes regarding inheritance.

Meet Our

Private Client Solicitors

Our private client solicitors cover a broad range of sectors, meaning we’re in an ideal position to assist no matter what your requirements may be.

Key Contact

Terry Cooper

Terry Cooper

Director, Head of Private Client

Terry leads Thursfields' Private Client team and has a vast amount of expertise with tax and trust planning. He regularly advises on matters such as wills, the creation or restructuring of trusts, lifetime gifts and other planning to minimise inheritance tax or other tax liabilities (including insurance-based solutions), and death-in-service payments.

Terry has acted for entrepreneurs and business owners, wealthy families, and others who need wills or tax advice. As a result, he is always happy to work in collaboration with a client’s existing financial advisers or accountants.

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Sophie Donovan

Director, Head of Estate Administration

Sophie is an experienced Solicitor specialising in all areas of Private Client Law, advising clients with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Administering Estates. Sophie’s focus is client led, offering reassurance in complex matters and working collaboratively with the client to achieve an outcome in an efficient and supportive manner to meet the client’s needs.

Sophie is an Affiliate Member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioner.


To find out more about how our private client solicitors can help, contact our team today.

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We have been clients of Thursfield’s for many years and have recently dealt with Helen Gregory.
She was professional, efficient and knowledgeable and at the same time, approachable and customer focused. Advice was offered in a clear and concise way and telephone calls were returned promptly. Highly recommended.

Julie & Nigel Bull

I just want to say thank you, you’re the first person that has listened to us as a family and tried to help. Everyone should have someone like you on their side.


Private Client Advice

At Thursfields, our private client solicitors work with you to gain a thorough understanding of your goals and circumstances. Using our expertise, we’ll recommend a solution designed to meet your exact requirements.

Whether you require assistance with wills or succession planning, administering an estate, advice on attorney duties, or disputes regarding inheritance, we have specialist private client solicitors to guide and advise you.

Comprehensive Service

Private client matters can also impact other areas of the legal spectrum such as family law. We offer specialist support that covers all your requirements.

Contact Our

Private Client Team

From wills and powers of attorneys to inheritance disputes and wealth management advice, our team of private client solicitors are here to help. Contact us today.



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