Will leads the firm’s dedicated Probate Team in Brighton & Hove and has detailed experience in administering estates, both from a legal perspective and through implementing work-flows to ensure the process remains efficient and cost effective. He also supports the firm’s wider private client team advising on wills, estate planning and trusts. Will joined Rix & Kay in 2014 from the Probate Registry in Brighton and then started his training contract in September 2017. He has undertaken seats in Residential Property and Dispute Resolution.
Will works for private individuals and families who are bereaved, ensuring the smooth transition and administration of a deceased estate. He also works with those that are looking to put in place trusts and estate planning to ensure their personal wealth is protected and can be passed on to family and friends.
Experience and approach
Will’s approach to client care ensures his clients feel informed and confident throughout the probate process and are left feeling at ease during what can inevitably be a very stressful time. Behind the scenes, he is responsible for managing the firm’s probate team in Brighton & Hove and, as such, has a detailed eye for streamlining transactions to ensure the complete quickly and without unnecessary risk or cost.
Areas of expertise
- Administration of Estates
- Managing workflows to reduce time and legal cost
- Wills, estate management and trusts
What Will’s clients say
“I just wanted to say thanks for all your help with this difficult matter – you have always been a consummate professional, friendly, impartial, helpful and with great attention to detail” – Mr A, Hove
“Will Norton managed a complex probate initiative on my behalf. Will achieved success with this complicated undertaking in a highly professional manner with patience, consideration and expertise. Will kept me informed at every juncture, and fully understood the obstacles, impacts and necessary mitigations to achieve the required result. I have every confidence in Will and would not hesitate to call on his legal services again.” – Mr P, Southampton