Our wills probate and trusts team are professional, experienced, friendly and approachable – just what you need to assist you to deal with the uncertainties and certainties of life. We can help with:

  • Wills & Living Wills – including inheritance tax advice and tax efficient wills.
  • Probate – dealing with the affairs of some-one who has died, whether or not they left a will, including disputed estates.
  • Powers of Attorney – giving some-one else the power to deal with your financial affairs or setting out your wishes for medical treatment for a time when you are not able to make these clear yourself.
  • Court of Protection – dealing with the affairs of those who are vulnerable due to mental incapacity or youth.
  • Trusts and tax planning – for your benefit or that of your family.

We’re used to finding solutions, whether the problem is an ailing parent, an improvident spouse, a handicapped child, a fractured family or reducing or avoiding liability for inheritance tax or capital gains tax.

Our People

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Tim Wilton
Pontefract Office
Tim has been with Hartley & Worstenholme as a paralegal, a trainee solicitor, solicitor and became a Partner in 2018.
He deals with all aspects or private client work including wills, trusts and powers of attorney.
Tim also works in our family department and can assist with matters relating to divorce, domestic abuse and children.
To email Tim, click here.

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Sarah Markham
Solicitor – Wills, Probate & Trusts
Castleford Office

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and joined Hartley & Worstenholme in 2008. She specialises in private client work and deals with preparation of wills, probate and the administration of estates, inheritance tax planning, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection work. Sarah has a particular interest in classical music – listening and playing. She also enjoys wine tasting and watching foreign films.

To email Sarah, click here.

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Josephine Cuttill
Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive – Wills, Probate & Trusts
Pontefract Office

Josephine is a Solicitor and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal executives and has over 15 years experience specialising in all aspects of private client work and also deals with residential property transactions linked to private client matters.

To email Josephine, click here.