Although we do not like to think about it, making a Will is important. We understand this can be a daunting process and so we aim to make it as easy as possible for you.

The Gabbs team will provide you with a tailored Will to reflect your particular circumstances, allowing you to make the dispositions you wish and to ensure that those people whom you wish to benefit are provided for.

We will give you clear explanations of the terms of your Will, provide effective tax planning advice where necessary, and ensure that the provision you wish to make is correctly drafted into your Will. Under our guidance, you will ensure that the person you would wish to manage your affairs is appointed as your executor and that the appropriate instructions are given for the management of your estate.

We can also give advice on the effect of Inheritance Tax and will be happy to explore the options for minimising the potential exposure to tax liability on death.

Our Experts

Carolyn Theobald
Director, Solicitor

Carolyn Theobald joined us in May 2007 and operates out of our Hay office. She studied law at Exeter University and at the College of Law in Chester before embarking on her legal career in Lincoln's Inn in 1976.

Sarah Charlesworth

Sarah joined Gabbs as a receptionist in our Leominster office in July 2018, having just graduated with a first class law degree from Bangor University. She undertook her LPC with the University of Law in Birmingham, completing this in 2020.

Navdeep Kaur

Nav is a Solicitor based in our Hereford Office. She deals with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Administration of Estates, and Court of Protection matters.

Fiona Davies

Born and educated in Shrewsbury Shropshire, Fiona studied a law and French degree at Keele University Staffordshire.  Fiona lived and worked in France and Canada before moving to Herefordshire.

Nikki Doherty

Nikki started her legal career in 2001 as an Office Junior and now has 22 years’ experience in legal firms. Nikki qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2013 and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2017. Nikki’s experience, qualifications and passion is merged in Private Client work. Nikki drafts Wills, administers Estates, implements, and registers Powers of Attorney, advises on tax, deals with Court of Protection cases for vulnerable adults and assists with contentious probate actions. Outside of work, Nikki is a keen triathlete and trail runner.

Jonathan Skilbeck

Jonathan is a Man of Kent, and following his education at Kent College in Canterbury, graduated from Exeter University with a degree in History and thereafter from the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage with a Master’s degree in Heritage Management.