Rachel Valentine

Paralegal in Will, Trust & Inheritance Disputes


30 Years


Rachel began her career as a legal secretary in 1992. She has enjoyed a varied career in the law, having since worked as a paralegal in property, family and contentious probate departments in solicitors’ firms in Leeds and Sheffield

Main Areas of Work:

Rachel has worked closely with department head John Breeze for nearly ten years, providing assistance to clients in connection with all aspects of practice, including:

  • Disputes regarding the validity of Wills
  • Claims against deceased estates under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975
  • Disputes arising in the administration of estates and Trusts, including applications for the removal and substitution of executors or trustees
  • Applications for construction or rectification of Wills
  • Claims regarding the beneficial ownership of estate property
  • Disputes regarding powers of attorney
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