About Us 2019-03-06T19:01:39+00:00

About Us

Thank you for visiting The Deans Legal Services Ltd, the provider of Wills, Trusts, Probate and Powers of Attorney services in Saltdean, Rottingdean, Ovingdean, Woodingdean, Roedean, Brighton and Hove, and beyond.

We are a truly local firm, and we provide exceptional personal service whether you need help with Will writing, Lasting Powers of Attorney or dealing with more complex affairs. We offer home visits where required at no additional charge.

If you are looking for an exceptional and truly local service from your Will Writers, then look no further! We are local, live in Saltdean, and we work out of both Rottingdean and Saltdean, also covering the surrounding area as required.

Kirsty Claridge FCILEx is a Chartered Legal Executive, specialising in Wills and Probate, including Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection. Chartered Legal Executives are qualified specialist Lawyers, fully regulated, and are Commissioners for Oaths.

Kirsty is passionate about her area of law and is constantly striving to improve and perfect her skills. In July 2016 she achieved both the Older Client Care in Practice and the Older Client Care in Law Awards from Solicitors for the Elderly, thereby achieving the status of a Full Accredited Member. Membership is reserved for Lawyers who can demonstrate a higher level of knowledge and skill in assisting Elderly clients.

Kirsty is an associate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), who are the leading providers of training and education in this area of law – membership is the gold standard in her profession. She has been awarded a distinction in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation, and has recently achieved the STEP Advanced Certificate in the Administration of Trusts. She continues to study and is working towards the full STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates and the coveted TEP designation.

Kirsty grew up local to Saltdean and Rottingdean and has held a deep affection for the area since childhood. She lives here with her young family and is delighted to be able to offer her services locally.

After training with a local firm and working for two larger local Solicitors, she has the experience to be able to offer the right advice, and now a higher level of personal service. Working for herself she can offer this expertise for a lower cost than you might expect to pay a more traditional firm.

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It is never an easy decision to make a Will and as a single parent I knew I had to do it, as I am certainly not getting any younger and had been meaning to do this for the last ten years and had not ever quite got around to doing it. One of the reasons was that I wanted someone I trusted to help me and I had looked at different solicitors  etc., but it seemed rather daunting. Then I met Kirsty, who with her friendly professionalism, explained everything  so clearly, it seemed obvious to choose The Deans Legal Services to write my Will. I am so glad I did! Throughout  the whole process…

AG, Woodingdean

Professional, personable and great value. Was dreading doing our will but Kirsty made the whole process pleasurable. Would recommend without hesitation 👍

AF, Rottingdean

We used Deans legal services for our wills recently. I was really dreading doing a will as it’s a very difficult subject to talk about. As parents though we wanted to make sure our children would be looked after if anything did happen to us. Kirsty made the whole experience much easier than I thought. She put us both at ease and explained everything very simply. Very efficient and swift in drawing up the wills. Great communication and an overall enjoyable experience.

TL, Rottingdean