0114 224 2073
Department: Wills & Probate
Experience in years:
Rachel read English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford before obtaining her PGDipLaw and LPC at the College of Law in Chester. She trained at a national law firm and qualified into their Landed Estates and Private Tax team in 2002. In 2005 she moved north to join Wake Smith’s Private Client team.
Rachel is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), having successfully passed the four exams comprising the Diploma in Trusts and Estates in 2006. STEP is the flagship professional body for solicitors and other advisors specialising in trusts and estates.
Main areas of work:
Rachel is the Deputy Registrar for the Diocese of Sheffield. She specialises in the following areas of advice:
Great/notable stuff done at Wake Smith:
What clients say about Rachel:
“Rachel Baseley is always very pleasant and efficient.”
"Rachel Baseley offered an efficient and personable service. Thank you.”
Out of work:
Rachel is an experienced public speaker and is always happy to speak to local groups on wills, probate and associated matters. Audience members frequently compliment her on her ability to make a somewhat “dry” subject entertaining. From 2014 to 2016 she was an associate lecturer in the Law Department at the University of Derby, teaching law students at the weekend alongside her day job as a solicitor, which further honed her public speaking skills. She has written articles for New Law Journal and has also appeared on Radio Sheffield, talking about legal topics.
Recent articles by Rachel Baseley
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