Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Private Wealth Law Department

Hereford, Worcester and surrounds
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One client notes that the team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys "are all very efficient and keep me informed at all times," adding that "they are always available and quick to respond to any query." The private client group provides expert advice on trusts, asset protection, wills and contentious probate.

One local client enthuses: "Based on our experience, I would not hesitate to recommend Harrison Clark Rickerbys." Another interviewee notes that the team is "streets ahead in their knowledge and professionalism in this area."

Notable practitioners


Beth King-Smith
is a highly regarded litigator with experience in the full spread of trust and probate cases. She heads the disputed wills, trusts and estates team. A peer enthuses: "She's absolutely excellent and I enjoy working with her. She treats you as a colleague and she's very, very good at what she does," also commenting: "We've had nothing but fantastic feedback from all the clients we referred to her. She's an old-fashioned, proper litigator and she's just so good."

Head of the private client team
Dawn Oliver
is constantly engaged in complex wealth and tax planning mandates as well as issues related to wills and trusts. She also has considerable expertise in estate administration and succession planning for wealthy families and business owners.


Laura Banks
, previously a senior associate at Thursfields, joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys in August 2020 as a partner. Banks is "extremely good," says one peer, and regularly acts for land and business owners in estate planning matters. She also has significant experience providing tax advice in relation to trusts, with a local client noting that "her technical expertise is superb."