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Andrew Vidler


T. 0114 224 2108 M. 07912 087519

Andrew Vidler


Department: Wills & Probate

Experience in years:

38 years


Andrew obtained an MA (Cantab) in Law at Christ’s College Cambridge University and studied for his Law Society final examinations at the City of London College.  He trained at Hyde, Mahon & Pascall in London, qualifying as a solicitor in 1980. He became an Ecclesiastical Notary Public in 2008.

Andrew is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (the professional body for the trust and estate administration profession) and a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Association.

Main areas of work:

  • Advising and assisting with the administration of deceased’s estates, including acting as professional Executor;
  • Will drafting, including giving advice as required on Inheritance Tax planning;
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney – drafting and completing powers of attorney and administering the affairs of donors as professional Attorney;
  • Advising and assisting with the creation and administration of trusts, including acting as professional Trustee;
  • Court of Protection work including acting as Deputy appointed by the Court;
  • Ecclesiastical Law, being responsible for giving advice on a wide range of issues, both ecclesiastical and secular, to the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Sheffield, the Dean of Sheffield Cathedral, two Archdeacons, other clergy, the Diocesan Secretary, Bishop’s Council and Diocesan Synod as well as to lay members of some 200 parishes throughout the diocese.

Great/notable stuff done at Wake Smith:

  • Acting as and/or for Trustee(s) in connection with both private and charitable trusts, being responsible for assets valued in excess of £30 million
  • Acting as Court appointed Deputy for individuals with assets worth in excess of £2 million
  • Appointed as Diocesan Registrar for the Church of England Diocese of Sheffield in 2008,

What clients say about Andrew:

“Mr Andrew Vidler was prompt, efficient and polite.”

“Mr Vidler provided excellent service at all times. Many thanks for all your help over the years.”

“Andrew Vidler was sensitive, courteous and helpful always.”

Out of work:

Andrew and his wife own a narrowboat and, when possible, they spend as much time aboard as they can. Andrew is also a keen birdwatcher and an avid reader of fiction (particularly science fiction) non-fiction – mainly to do with science and/or history – and, when the mood takes him, poetry. He is also very much a family man, with three children (all now grown up) three grandchildren and two long-haired dachshunds. 



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