Colleen Dooney

Solicitor and Wills, Trusts & Probate Operations Director


11 years


Colleen graduated from Keele University in 2007 with a degree in Law with Criminology. She went on to complete a Diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law in York in 2009. Colleen joined Wake Smith Solicitors in 2021 after having worked for a number of years in the Private Client department of a local Sheffield practice and previously in a large regional firm of solicitors. She deals with all aspects of non-contentious Private Client work.

Main Areas of Work:

  • Probate applications and estate administration
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Drafting wills
  • Elderly client issues
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications

Great / Notable achievements at Wake Smith:

Colleen qualified as a member of the Society for Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in 2017.  STEP is a global professional association and members are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.

What clients say about you:

"Colleen Dooney is knowledgeable, personable, empathetic, and efficient, and has dealt with all matters which I have referred to her extremely well. She also has a team around her who show the same qualities" - Quoted in The Legal 500 2024

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