Senior Associate | London
Secretary Summer Gibbons
Deborah is an senior associate in the trust, estate and inheritance disputes team.
She provides advice on all types of inheritance, will and trust disputes. She has experience of both domestic and international estates. She acts for private clients, charities and high net worth individuals.
Her work ranges from issues relating to the validity of wills and trusts, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, Court of Protection work and claims for removal of trustees/ protectors and division of trust assets.
Named associate by Legal 500 in 2019 and 2018 for Court of Protection work.
She is a member of the firm's elder law team and specialises in cases where mental capacity is an issue.
Deborah mentors a school student through the ACD Diversity mentoring scheme and is on the committee of Withers' Women's Network.
Deborah and Paul restored our faith in the legal system. After years of fighting a case through other solicitors, we were on the verge of giving up. From the first phone call we knew you understood our case. You fought for us and succeeded in securing a quick and attractive settlement. We are extremely grateful we had you in our corner. Debbie is extremely professional, warm and upbeat.
Deborah Nicholls is ‘calm, efficient and sensible'.
Thank you [Deborah] for the effort and perseverance and guidance...I was lucky to have a good firm with great lawyers onside to reach a conclusion, top notch firm without a doubt and you were right when you said 'leave it to us'.
Deborah has been unwavering in providing strong guidance in completing and resolving a fractured and complex case, and explaining and guiding a New Yorker faced with a very traumatic situation in London.