Barker Evans Private Client Law is a specialist law firm offering expertise in age and mental capacity-related issues. The firm is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority; the independent regulatory body overseeing solicitors. That means the way Barker Evans Private Client Law is managed and operated is independently reviewed and subject to a strict disciplinary code.
The firm is owned and managed by me, Rosamund Evans a qualified solicitor (since 1990) and registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). You might think all law firms are the same – I want to show you they’re not. Let me explain about us…
What’s different about us?
I’ve worked as a lawyer in legal practices ranging from High Street solicitors to national multi-office Legal 500 law firms. I know how many law firms operate and I believe in a more flexible, more friendly, more practical way for clients to get help.
When I started my own law firm in 2008 I knew I wanted to make it as easy as I could for my clients to get the help they need at a price they can afford; in a way that’s comfortable and really supportive. Respect, patience, sympathy, and understanding are built into everything we do.
Our charges are straightforward and transparent. We charge fixed fees in nearly all but exceptional cases and always confirm what our fees are going to be before starting any work.
There’s lots of information here on our website and even more is available if you join our online support service, BE My Own Lawyer. Read our case studies.
Barker Evans is a specialist law practice but that doesn’t mean we can’t help with a wide range of issues. By working closely with a group of independent lawyers and other professionals who are each specialists in their own fields we are able to give our clients comprehensive support and wide choice in the way they access the legal services they want.
How can you find us?
We are based in West Bridgford Nottingham at the Bridgford Business Centre where we offer consultations in a modern ground floor meeting room. We’re situated close to easy parking and regular bus routes.
If you can’t come to us we can undertake home and hospital visits throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire.
About Rosamund Evans
I am a full member of these professional organisations:
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – the leading international body for professionals who specialise in inheritance and trust law. In 2004 I was awarded their highly regarded STEP Diploma in Trust and Estate Administration for England and Wales, becoming a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).
- Solicitors For The Elderly (SFE) – the national body for lawyers who are experts in issues relating to the elderly. I am a Full Accredited Member of SFE which is the highest level of membership awarded.
- The Law Society of England and Wales – the independent professional body for solicitors
I’m a Regional Coordinator for SFE which means I coordinate a regional members’ group and work to promote awareness of Solicitors For The Elderly.
I also give talks and presentations on issues about planning for retirement and care of the elderly and vulnerable.
About us and other organisations
I have worked with national charity Royal Mencap as a regional consultant providing advice and support to families of adults with learning disabilities. I’ve been an online tutor for students studying for CILEX law qualifications and I lecture at Nottingham Trent University.
I’ve appeared on BBC radio and television and regularly give presentations to business and charity organisations. We run workshops and training events for clients and members of the public. I regularly write on inheritance law, mental capacity legislation and care issues, including writing our blog articles and the material in the BE My Own Lawyer members’ section of the website.
During the present Covid-19 pandemic the safety of our clients and everyone who works with us is paramount. We have made changes to the way we work and are supplying our services differently. To find out more read this article.
Support for charities
We’ve helped charities raise over £20million in legacies through our partnership with the National Free Wills Network.
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