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Louise Nelson

Louise Nelson

Partner, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Location: Henley-on-Thames, Reading & Wokingham
Qualified as a solicitor: 1995

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Louise Nelson is a partner in our leading Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team and primarily advises clients from our Henley-on-Thames office, as well as our Reading and Wokingham offices and remotely.

She specialises in the preparation of Wills, the drafting of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), elderly client and Court of Protection matters, inheritance tax planning (particularly for business owners), probate and estate administration for taxable and non-taxable estates and trust administration.

Louise is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and The Association of Lifetime Lawyers (formerly Solicitors for the Elderly), an independent, national organisation of lawyers (solicitors, barristers and legal executives) who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. She is also a trained Dementia Friend, an Alzheimer's Society initiative, and recommended in The Legal 500.

Louise trained with Blandy & Blandy, qualifying as a solicitor in 1995. She worked at the firm for a number of years before taking up a position in Henley-on-Thames and later in Wallingford. Louise re-joined Blandy & Blandy in 2017, becoming an associate solicitor in 2021, a senior associate solicitor a year later and a partner in 2023. 

Examples of recent work

  • Advising Executors on an Estate to restructure the Will using a Deed of Variation to minimise the family’s exposure to Inheritance Tax.
  • Acting for the Executors of a taxable Estate with assets in other jurisdictions.
  • Assisting the Executors of a high value Estate to take advantage of the reduced rate of Inheritance Tax due to gifts to charity under the terms of the Will.
  • Acting in relation to an Estate facing a claim that the Will was made under duress and comprising less than straightforward assets.
  • Advising on a Will structure to assist a family with disabled beneficiaries to maximise available allowances and benefits.

Professional Memberships:
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Accredited Member, The Association of Lifetime Lawyers (formerly Solicitors for the Elderly)
Member, The Law Society

Education:
College of Law (York)
Kings College, University of London, LLB (Hons)

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, The Legal 500
Dementia Friend, Alzheimer's Society
Winner - 'Best Probate Law Firm - London/South East', UK Probate Research Awards 2019

What Our Clients Say

“Particularly recommended for her expertise in handling matters for the elderly is Louise Nelson.”

The Legal 500

“An excellent experience. A very professional, friendly and helpful service. Highly recommended.”

Client

“It is a pleasure to deal with a solicitor whom you feel you can have full confidence in.”

Client

“Thank you for your efforts, knowledge, expertise and patience in what can't have been a run of the mill case.”

Client

“My wife and I found Louise very practical and plain speaking but with every courtesy in assisting us. I can well recommend her.”

Client

“Louise was very helpful, in every way.”

Client

“A first class person and a first class service.”

Client

“Louise always kept me informed at each stage. She was polite and helpful at a distressing time.”

Client

“Many thanks indeed for the care you took in organising everything for us. I will always be grateful for the clear advice you gave.”

Client

“Extremely helpful and courteous.”

Client

“Excellent service and advice. ”

Client

“Power of attorneys are outside my experience but I am confident that I achieved the correct outcome for my needs because of the careful assistance of Louise Nelson”

Client

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