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About Us

We want our firm to be better than other Law firms - we want you to feel reassured that we are approachable and that our advice can be trusted. When clients come back to us and recommend us to their family and friends, we feel that means that we are achieving that aim and are proud of our reputation and the feedback we get from clients and fellow professionals. See our testimonials.

You need an expert. Each solicitor in our team is an expert in their specific area of Law, so that we know our stuff and give advice you can trust.

Karen Purdy set up Purdys Solicitors in 2003. She is sole principal Solicitor and Director of the firm. Karen graduated in Law from Trinity College, Cambridge and then studied at the College of Law in Guildford. She has practical and academic experience of Wills, Inheritance Tax and Trust Law, having been a co-author of legal texts and is also a Member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Also, Karen was a Committee Member for twelve years and a Chairman of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group (SPG). She has also been a Trustee of Fledglings charity for disabled children. Karen has given presentations and seminars regarding Wills for an accountancy firm and an international insurance company. She has also been interviewed and quoted by Reuters regarding Inheritance Tax and has had a number of items published in the Law Society's Gazette.

She also runs the Running a Law Firm forum on LinkedIn.
Straightforward advice from specialists who care.
Our people
Karen Purdy - Principal Solicitor and Director - Wills and Trusts
Louisa Bromilow - Solicitor - Administering Estates, Powers of Attorney and Wills
Anne Christie - Solicitor - Will Disputes
Hugh Staunton - Solicitor - Trusts
Karen Clark and Pauline Purdy assist with our administration.

Why use us? We are qualified legal professionals, who are insured and are a small, friendly firm and competitively-priced! All this and we're environmentally-friendly too, using solar panels to produce some of our own "green" electricity and using recycled or FSC-approved products wherever viable.

We aim to provide the highest level of client care and tailor our service to meet the individual needs of each client. This means that we are happy to visit you at your home, liaise with your financial advisor or whatever we can do to ensure that Purdys provide you with a legal solution to meet your specific requirements. If there are any issues, please don’t hesitate to discuss those with us. If your concerns cannot be resolved directly with us, we can provide a Liaison Officer to assist or you can contact the Legal Ombudsman. Alternatively, if you are a client and we have made a contract with you by electronic means you may be entitled to use an EU online dispute resolution service to assist with any contractual dispute you may have with us. This service can be found at Our email address is .