Francesca joined Bromleys in July 2021 as an Associate Solicitor and the Head of Private Client and Court of Protection.
Francesca studied Criminology and Social Policy at Manchester University and then went on to study at BPP Law School achieving commendations in both her Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course before qualifying in September 2012.
Since qualifying, Francesca has gone on to specialise in all Private Client matters including all types of Wills, whether simple Mirror Wills to Wills that cater for more complex inheritance tax, all Probate matters including both taxable and non-taxable estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection work and Trusts. Her expertise include:
- Preparing a Will and undertaking appropriate tax planning
- Lasting Powers of Attorney;
- Estate Administration
- Court of Protection work;
- Elderly client services;
- Trust administration.
In February 2018 Francesca successfully completed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) course. STEP is a global professional body comprising of lawyers, accountants, financial advisers, trustees and other practitioners who help families plan for their futures. As a full STEP member, Francesca is recognised as an expert in the field of Wills & Probate with proven qualifications and experience and joins her colleague, Sue, as being one of three STEP members to be based in Tameside.
As well has being a STEP member, Francesca is a Full Accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly. In order to be a fully accredited SFE member, lawyers must have a minimum of three years’ experience advising in areas of older client law and have completed the Older Client Care in Practice Award – a qualification which demonstrates the specialist client care skills that enable lawyers to advise and support older and vulnerable clients. Members are also required to continuously update their knowledge with training and produce an annual statement of competence, which ensures they maintain their expertise.
Outside work, Francesca enjoys spending time with family and friends and her main hobby is travelling to new places.
Get in touch with Francesca Rigby on 0161 694 4172 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.