Wills and Probate Team

Please find details of our Wills and Probate Team below. To contact a specific member of staff, simply click the email button below their personal information.

Alternatively, please either call us on 01629 582308 or make a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch.

All our staff also have individual direct dial numbers.

Head of Department

Chris Gale

Wills and Probate Solicitor (Director)Chris Gale Director Probate Solicitor

Our Director Chris Gale who admitted as a solicitor in 1992 has been with the practice for twenty years. Chris specialises in wills, trusts, probate and powers of attorney and is the Head of the Wills and Probate Department. Chris lives in Tansley and enjoys participating in amateur dramatics and cycling.

Call 01629 704591

Email Chris

Wills and Probate Team (Alphabetical)

Angela McGuckin

Angela McGuckin - Wills and Probate Solicitor

Wills and Probate Solicitor

Angela has worked in Derbyshire and surrounding areas since 2002, having qualified as a Solicitor in 2007. She specialises in Wills, Succession and Administration of Estates. Angela has been involved vastly in the local communities presenting seminars to British Legion, Women’s Institute, A4E groups. Angela is an active participant in encouraging and promoting young lawyers into the profession for the future.  Angela is based at our Dale Road office.

Call 01629 593365

Email Angela

Helen Smith

Wills and Probate Solicitor

Helen Smith was admitted as a solicitor in 2004 and has been with the firm since 2011. Helen deals with all aspects of private client work, including wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications. Helen is an Affiliate of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and works at our Dale Road office.  Helen lives in Matlock and enjoys swimming, film, music and reading. She also cares deeply about the environment and is constantly delivering a mantra about trying to reduce our carbon footprints!

Call 01629 593372

Email Helen

Kathryn Blackshaw

Kathryn Blackshaw Legal Executive Wills Probate

Wills and Probate Chartered Legal Executive

Kathryn is a qualified chartered legal executive specialising in wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney. Kathryn lives on a working farm in Pilsley.

Call 01629 704586

Email Kathryn

Stacy Plant

Stacy Plant Wills Probate Trusts PractitionerWills and Probate Practitioner

Stacy is an experienced Wills and Probate Practitioner in our Wirksworth Office having specialised in wills, trusts, probate and powers of attorney for the last 20 years. Stacy has been with the firm since 2017 and is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive. Stacy lives in Derby and enjoys spending time discovering Derbyshire, photography and is an avid reader.

Call 01629 593371

Email Stacy

Make an Enquiry

If you would like to get in touch with us please either call us on 01629 582308 or make a Free Online Enquiry.

To request an appointment please click here.

Why Choose Us?

  • Delivering a first class legal service for over 100 years.
  • We combine our local knowledge with up-to-date legal practices and technology to ensure that your needs are met and your expectations fulfilled.
  • There are no hidden charges with any of the work we carry out for clients.

What clients say

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'Many thanks for the excellent service you have provided for my recent house purchase. I have been extremely grateful for the caring and understanding way you have dealt with my situation'

JMB - Sheffield

September 27, 2018

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