I trained at Ellis Peirs and Young Jackson and qualified in 1989; I have 25 years’ experience in private client work. I have spent virtually all of my career in private practice, although I spent a brief period working for two charities and also a firm of independent financial advisers.
I deal with complex wills, all aspects of trust and estate administration (including estates with a foreign element), preparation and registration of powers of attorney, wealth protection and planning. I have been appointed and acted as executor and trustee on many occasions. I much enjoy this area of the law and I am described as having a ‘very friendly professional style’.
I am a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 2019 and was described as ‘efficient beyond the call of duty, exceptional and proactive’.
- BA – London School of Economics and Political Science
- October 2014: Hodge Jones & Allen – partner
- 2010-2014: CKFT Solicitors (merged with Howard Kennedy Fsi) – partner
- 2007-2010: variously for two charities and an IFA in London
- 1986-2007: qualified at Ellis Peirs & Young Jackson and subsequently became a partner there and head of the private client department. EP&YJ merged with Darley Cumberland and became Cumberland Ellis Peirs and then Cumberland Ellis
- “We were highly recommended to use Nicola by a friend who is a barrister and we were delighted we did. Nicola is efficient, knowledgeable, personable and provided the exact amount of quality advice and execution we needed.” Mark Smith
- “I really am grateful for your most prompt and professional service in carrying out my hasty instructions.”
- “‘I would particularly recommend Nicola Waldman if you have a will or complicated estate/probate issues to contend with. In our case, at a very difficult time for us, she was sensitive, sensible, efficient and extremely kind. I’ve already recommended her to two friends and will continue to do so.’” A. Brown.
- “Nicola Waldman has been handling our probate file. There are no words to describe how polite, efficient, thorough and pro-active she is. She is a top notch lawyer who combines modesty with rigorous knowledge of the law, and makes the complicated feel simple. Rare to find a lawyer of this Calibre.”
Articles and Publications
- The Times – What to know about being executor of a will; May 2018
- Final Choices – Inheritance tax – what you need to know; 2017
- Attitude magazine – ‘Getting married? Buying a place with your boyfriend? Five estate planning issues gay couples must think about’; September 2016
Memberships and Appointments
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
- Director of Independent Football Commission
Foreign films, football, scrabble, theatre and being taken for a walk by my dog.