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Nicola Steadman

Nicola Steadman - Solicitor
Solicitor • Kendal

I am a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), having passed all of the requisite exams in the space of 18 months. My expertise in dealing with the older client is second to none.

I qualified in September 2009 with another Cumbrian firm, having studied the Exempting Law Degree at Northumbria University where I won the award for my pro bono work in the University’s free legal advice service. I am also a member of the Private Client Section of The Law Society and a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly, having completed both SFE accredited awards - the SFE Older Client Care in Practice Award and the SFE Older Client in Practice Award.

In addition, I have completed the necessary training to be a Dementia Friend through the Alzheimer’s Society and am a Trustee of Nine Oaks Housing Trust, sheltered accommodation in Windermere which supports those who may be unable or unwilling to live alone and wish to have support and company in their later years.

I have a sympathetic but professional approach to all matters, including Lasting Powers of Attorneys, Court of Protection, Wills and Administration of Estates. I have a particular interest in farming families and succession planning and also ensuring that farming clients maximise any inheritance tax reliefs available.

Based in Kirkby Stephen, I am very much involved in the shoebox appeal through the local charity, Boxes of Hope, Cumbria, which sends shoeboxes of goodies to children in Eastern Europe at Christmas. I have previously devoted lots of my time to Young Farmers, both at County and Northern Area level. Now being too old to participate, I can often be found in the family’s allotment down by the river on a nice day. I enjoy public speaking and am available for WI meetings, Ladies Groups and other community meetings if required, to talk about Wills, Inheritance Tax, Lasting Powers of Attorney and other issues.

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“ The level of service from Nicola Steadman was excellent. ”

“ I felt very much at ease discussing matters and confident in the guidance I received. ”

“ 10/10 service. Nicola was very professional, kind and helpful. Nothing too much trouble. Very supportive. ”

“ Extremely satisfied with how my matter was conducted ”

“ Ms Steadman was thorough, professional and succinct. An excellent impression of your firm was created ”

“ Very helpful advice ”

“ The smooth and efficient manner with which Nicola Steadman explained that a Power of Attorney was a good thing to acquire was excellent. ”

“ Nicola was extremely professional in her manner and very helpful. She explained everything very clearly. Thank you ”

“ Ms Steadman was so helpful and I was looked after with extreme care. After using Mr Len Hayton in the past, it was lovely to find the present day company continues to be so efficient and friendly. ”

“ This is the third time you have dealt with legal matters for me and the service has been excellent on every occasion ”

“ Our whole family have been impressed by the excellent service we have received while your firm have been handling our father's estate. Well done to everyone who has dealt with us. ”

“ Nicola Steadman provided all the advice required and prepared my new will in an exemplary way. I was very impressed. ”

“ I felt my will was handled with care and concern ”

“ My husband and I found Nicola very kind and she explained things we were not sure about very well. We hope we can see her in future if we need to. Thank you very much. ”

“ Nicola Steadman handled my affairs in a very kind and understanding manner ”

“ Very pleased. Nicola was helpful and sensitive to my bereavement. She listened to what I wanted and provided appropriate professional advice. ”

“ Nicola Steadman was both professional and competent and i would certainly ask for her in the future. I was delighted with the care and consultation, and felt my requests were dealt with in detail. I left your office with the confidence that my wishes would be carried out. ”

“ Very friendly and helpful ”

“ The whole experience of making our wills was made as pleasant as possible. Thank you. ”

“ Thank you for all you have done. A difficult time made easier by your help. Thank you again for everything. ”

“ Thorough, informal and very professional ”

“ Nicola Steadman has been excellent ... and very patient with us! Thank you ”

“ Nicola was very clear in her explanations and both friendly and professional in the way she dealt with us. The whole experience was easier and quicker than I had expected. ”

“ Excellent service throughout ”

“ You have put my mind at ease ”

“ Very good service as experienced previously. Thank you ”

“ I am grateful for your advice and care ”

“ Nicola was very helpful. She explained everything clearly and dealt with everything extremely efficiently. ”

“ Nicola explained everything to us very clearly, so what we thought would be a long drawn out meeting was over very soon. We were very impressed. ”

“ Nicola Steadman dealt with our matter very efficiently. We were very pleased with the service and would highly recommend her. Her manner was very friendly. ”

“ Excellent help from Nicola - thank you. ”

“ Excellent service and advice from Nicola Steadman, Dealt with my will extremely promptly ”

“ We appreciated the care and consideration given to my disabled wife. ”

“ The attention to detail was great. Service was first class and most helpful to me. ”

“ Excellent throughout. Thank you ”

“ I had very confidence in Nicola's handling of this business. All went very smoothly. ”

“ I was very happy with the fast, efficient and friendly service I received from Nicola ”

“ I've been dealt with extremely well in every way, including dealing with my Aunt's estate, our investments and the writing of my will. Everything has been dealt with promptly and I've been kept informed. We could not be happier with the service we've received from Nicola, Duncan and all the staff there. We have been provided with prompt, efficient, friendly and personalised service throughout. The service was faster and better than I expected, and we will definitely remain with you. ”

“ Excellent professional service. ”

“ The advisor dealt with us in a straightforward and pleasant manner ”

“ A very friendly and helpful service ”

“ The solicitor (Nicola Steadman) who helped me to revise my will dealt with the matter quickly and efficiently, giving me clear explanations and a friendly service. ”

“ Solicitor had pleasant personality, easy to talk to and efficient, and met my needs. ”

“ Nicola Steadman attended to our affairs. She is charming and very knowledgeable. We were extremely happy with her and have already commended her services to others. ”

“ Appreciated that Nicola saw us at 8.30 am knowing I was at work at 9am. Also very understanding and patient. ”

“ Nicola Steadman was excellent from beginning to end - efficient, careful, clear, humane, good humoured. She was everything a good family lawyer should be. We thought that she was excellent in every respect and made us feel that Thomson Hayton Winkley was on our side from beginning to end. 10/10 for Nicola! ”

“ Both myself and my husband are very happy with the service and help we have received ”

“ A pleasure to deal with! Nicola Steadman is a tribute to your company and I thank her for her interpersonal skills. ”

“ We found your staff most courteous and welcoming and all details were explained very clearly. Our over all experience was very good and we would be pleased if you would pass on our thanks to Nicola Steadman ”

“ All excellent as always! ”

“ Excellent from start to finish. ”

“ The service we received from start to finish was excellent and the new office at Junction 36 is much better to get to for us, and for the parking aspect. ”

“ I just wanted to thank you for your help in dealing with Probate for mum. As always, you make it very simple and straightforward and both Kath & I are very grateful for your assistance ”

“ We have nothing but praise for Nicola. Her explanations and her understanding of our situation were excellent. She was always friendly and welcoming. She's a lovely person and we thank her for her attention. ”

“ Quick. Straight talking. Excellent. ”

“ Excellent service ”

“ We are very happy with the advice and associated work that Nicola provided for us. ”

“ A big thank you to Nicola, Stuart, Douglas and all the members of THW staff at your office. We now have peace of mind and enjoy our retirement and life. ”

“ Very efficient and informative ”

“ Always helpful ”

“ Ms Steadman was first class - and has always been so. ”

“ Both my wife and I feel that the practice is very fortunate to have Nicola Steadman as a member of your team. Nicola must deal with many clients throughout her working week, but we always felt that we were the most important one at that particular time. She made us feel at ease throughout our discussions at all times. ”

“ Helpful at a difficult time ”

“ Nicola was diligent, professional, efficient and provided sound, pragmatic advice. Excellent! ”

“ An impressive, professional service ”

“ All matters dealt with quickly and clearly. ”

“ My circumstances were very sad, stressful and traumatic at the time and Nicola was very helpful and understanding, and made me feel very comfortable. She was very good for advice etc and found her really helpful. ”

“ Nicola Steadman has always dealt with matters for me at the utmost speed and efficiency. I could not have asked for a better service which is why I choose to remain with THW despite moving to the south of the UK. ”

“ Very efficient, friendly and professional. Always give a good service - both solicitors and estate agents. Keep it up. ”

“ Nicola was very helpful, professional and fully aware of our needs. J36 office was very convenient for us. ”

“ Excellent! ”

“ Professional, supportive and friendly. ”

“ Nicola was really sensitive and listened carefully to our wishes, and this made it all a lot easier. Thank you ”

“ Nicola was so friendly and helpful- nothing was too much to ask. All matters were explained thoroughly. Thank you! ”

“ Nicola was really helpful, explaining everything as we went through the paperwork. We were extremely pleased with the overall service provided. Thank you ”

“ My solicitor acted promptly and efficiently. She gave relevant advice and was extremely helpful. ”

“ Everyone was very helpful and the solicitor was very friendly, easy to deal with. I was pleasantly surprised to discover I could discuss changes to my will on the phone; coming in to sign the new document a few days later. Very, very helpful to an elderly lady with arthritis! ”

“ Response to my emails, usually sent late in the day, is always impressively fast. ”

“ Nicola is very helpful and efficient ”

“ Nicola Steadman was very pleasant and professional and made the whole process easy. Our meetings were held at J36 and this was very convenient for us. ”

“ A very good service - thank you for your help. ”

“ Nicola Steadman came to our home and dealt with all the necessary paperwork in a very efficient way, and we were very pleased to have it completed so quickly. Please pass on our thanks to Nicola. ”

“ When seeking legal services, I was at a very hectic time of life, and unfortunately didn't prepare for my meetings. I was probably entered on a "worst client" list, as I also wasn't able to be clear in what I required and kept adding requests/questions. Miss Steadman handled me with the right balance of firmness to keep our business on track and put herself out to keep the time schedule achievable. Extremely commendable. ”

“ The service we received from Nicola Steadman exceeded our expectations. We had our wills changed, she was very helpful to us and explained all the technicalities to us very clearly. We now have good peace of mind knowing our estate will be dealt with in accordance with our wishes. I have no hesitation in recommending other people to go to her in respect of wills. ”

“ First class service, we've been well looked after. Thank you. ”

“ Most helpful, good service. Thank you Nicola ”

“ Throughout we received excellent service and will be happy to recommend Nicola Steadman to anyone - unreservedly! ”

“ Exceptionally well looked after ”

“ Miss Steadman, over the last few months, has shown myself and family great kindness and understanding, sorting out wills and Power of Attorney. She is a caring person, well suited for the position she holds. ”

“ Nicola was great with us and we feel we will have a long relationship with her and THW. Thank you ”

“ Excellent service, thanks. ”

“ Clear, concise, courteous and very professional. ”

“ We went to Nicola for our wills and LPAs. She explained everything to us and took us so perfectly through the whole process. Nicola always goes the extra mile. We have understood everything and she is the best solicitor we have ever had to advise us and write our wills. We are truly very pleased with the whole process and we feel very secure with our wills and LPAs. Nicola pointed out things that had never been mentioned to us before, but needed addressing, and highlighted areas in our family life that are now covered. ”

“ We have been very satisfied with services received and as and when necessary we will be back in contact. Another real winner for us is your office at J36 business centre. ”

“ I'd like to say again how pleased we always are with THW, as I know my grandmother and grandfather were too. We would not consider using another firm of solicitors. ”

“ Nicola Steadman has been an outstanding "family" lawyer for us over some years and many matters. ”

“ Very good - prompt and good service ”

“ Excellent young solicitor. Nicola Steadman dealt with all our questions in a way we could understand. ”

“ Very pleased with the service we received from Nicola Steadman in connection with our new wills. ”

“ Extremely professional. Excellent advice given. Many thanks ”

“ I contacted Nicola to make an appointment for my elderly mother to make her will and Power of Attorney. She was most helpful and made appointments to fit in with my mother staying with me. ”

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