Hello! I’m Rebecca D’Arcy and I run Chiltern Wills. I’m an experienced former London solicitor, now practising as a Will Writer in Beaconsfield, in order to keep my overheads low and my fees affordable.
I read law at university, and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. I then practised in London, most recently working for Collyer Bristow LLP for 5 years. Throughout my career, I’ve specialised in Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and tax planning work.
I’ve always dreamt of running my own business, and once I had a young family it became important to me to be able work more flexibly than a traditional law firm role would allow, so I decided to establish Chiltern Wills.
“After avoiding doing my will for years, I finally went ahead and contacted Chiltern Wills. Still very hard to do but it was so much easier using Rebecca. I felt able to talk about very personal details and confident I was in the very best hands.“Client Review
In terms of my qualifications, in addition to being a solicitor, I hold the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma in Trusts & Estates, the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients, the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) Diploma and the Financial Planning Certificate. When I worked in London, I was a member of the STEP London Central Branch committee, and presented the odd STEP seminar to large groups of lawyers. I’ve also completed the SWWEPP Wills and Estate Planning course through the College of Will Writing and am a member of the Society of Will Writers.
I was nominated as one of the “Top 35 under 35” Private Client solicitors 2011 by Private Client Practitioner magazine, and I’ve written technical articles for various legal publications, including Private Client Business, the STEP Journal and Trusts & Estates Law & Tax Journal.
Nowadays, I write regularly for various client-facing publications, and sometimes speak to local groups about the importance of Wills and Powers of Attorney, inheritance tax planning and other relevant topics.
Click below to hear me being interviewed on Marlow FM in January 2020.