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Francesca Rigby

Francesca Rigby

Francesca is a Senior Associate and the Head of our Wills, Probate and Planning for the Future Team.  She supervises all the work done by members of this team.  Her work is subject to overall supervision by the firm’s Managing Partner Paul Westwell.

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.  Francesca joined Bromleys in July 2021.

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:

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.

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.

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