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Who Is Your Successor?

Planning your business succession is a vital step to ensuring the future for your business and those you care about.

Business Planning

It is crucial to plan who will benefit from your business upon your death as, without the appropriate trusts, your spouse or children may not inherit your share of the company.

Willsons can advise on:

  • Preparation of a Will that disposes of shares in a company or partnership
  • Tax mitigation according to current legislation
  • Business relief on specific assets
  • Inheritance Tax planning

At Willsons Solicitors, we have helped hundreds of professional people take that important step in drafting their Wills and have made the process less onerous than you may imagine. We try to make it even more convenient for you by meeting you at your premises to discuss Wills for your staff, partners or directors of your company.

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Meet The Wills & Probate Team

Bob Willson

Bob Willson

Senior Partner

Email: Bob
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Bob

Bob Willson qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and founded the firm in 1987. Bob has a wealth of experience and supervises the Residential Conveyancing Department.

He has a wealth of experience in commercial property matters and business transfers and has dealt with the sale and purchase of businesses of high value.

Bob is keen to ensure that the “nitty gritty” of every business transaction is looked into. He is keen to visit clients at their place of business so he can get an understanding of how their business operates.

His calming and reassuring manner instantly puts client at their ease.

Bob loves The Rolling Stones and his classic car! He would also love to play more golf – when time allows.

Annamaria Stanford

Annamaria Stanford


Email: Annamaria
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Annamaria

Annamaria graduated from the De Montfort University in Leicester before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1997. She has practiced law locally in Nuneaton and Bedworth since 1985 and has worked as a solicitor locally since qualifying. 

At the beginning of her career, Annamaria dealt with all aspects of family law. In recent years, Annamaria has turned her skills to private client work. Her skills from her days as a family lawyer have stood her in good stead for this, as often preparing Wills needs an understanding of family dynamics.

Annamaria is very excited about the merger, and to be a part of a dynamic busy practice headed by the senior partner Bob Willson. She is working closely with Bob in the Private Client department, preparing Wills, and dealing with Probate for clients as well as Lasting Powers Of Attorneys, which are needed by most of our clients.

Annamaria considers her strengths to be her client relationships. She has an excellent rapport with her clients and will strive to ensure that they are provided a good service that meets their needs and expectations. Annamaria offers both understanding and compassion in what can often be very difficult circumstances. The priority for her is to ensure that clients are made to feel comfortable and at ease,knowing they are in capable hands. 

Away from work, Annamaria loves nothing better than taking her spaniel Basil for long walks and spending time with her friends and family. Summer months keep her busy gardening, which she finds relaxing, and she also has a 9 hive apiary which keeps her busy. Any excuse to watch local team Leicester Tigers or any national rugby match is a bonus.

Chelsea Shore

Chelsea Shore

Trainee Solicitor

Email: Chelsea
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Chelsea

Chelsea completed her Law Degree at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and graduated in 2017, she joined Willsons soon after and decided to then study the Legal Practice Course part time at De Montfort University whilst working full time. Chelsea has recently secured her Training Contract with Willsons with the focus in Private Client.

Chelsea has worked in both our Conveyancing and Family departments and now works in our Private Client department which she enjoys, mindful that this area of law can be both rewarding and interesting. This is where Chelsea has excelled and where she wishes to practice and focus her skill set helping clients in what can be very difficult circumstances providing empathy and understanding which are her strengths and attributes.

Outside of work Chelsea likes to help raise money for charity and recently completed a 13 mile trek to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and is also a Dementia Friend.

In her spare time Chelsea likes to read, see friends and walk her two bulldogs. She has a keen interest in history and enjoys travelling to historical landmarks when she can.