Ashbourne: 01335 345454

Ashby: 01530 412046

Derby (Conveyancing): 01332 200200

Derby (Wills & Probate): 01332 380 848

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Manchester: 0161 3810191

South Normanton: 01773 580280

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Stafford: 01785 748507


Claire Marie Brown

Wills and Probate Solicitor


I graduated from the University of Leicester with a 2:1 Law LLB (Hons) degree.  I then went on to complete my Legal Practice Course at The College of Law Birmingham before qualifying as a solicitor, specialising in Wills & Probate.  I pride myself on offering a professional yet approachable and personal service and building solid relationships with my clients. 


I specialise in Wills, both simple and complex, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship and other Court of Protection Applications, Inheritance Tax and Trust Advice and dealing with estates after death including obtaining Probate and also handling intestate estates where no Will has been made.  I am very experienced in dealing with the elderly and I am a certified ‘Dementia Friend’.

How can I help you?

  • Drawing up your Will/s
  • Advising you on ways to protect your assets from Care Home Fees and Inheritance Tax
  • Drawing up and advising you on yours or your relatives Lasting Powers of Attorneys
  • Advising you and administering the estate of a deceased relative including HMRC reporting
  • Advising you and handling any Court of Protection Applications
  • Advising you and drawing up Trust documents both simple and complex
  • I can travel to you or your family member where necessary


I enjoy keeping fit and attending the gym on a regular basis and I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking and reading.