Hester graduated from the University of Durham with an LLB Law degree in 2011 and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School in 2012, obtaining a Distinction. She qualified as a Solicitor with Langleys in 2014, having undertaken her training contract with the firm. Hester was promoted to an Associate Solicitor in 2017 and then to Senior Associate Solicitor in 2019. Hester works in the Lincoln private client team. Hester has always enjoyed the law and the fact that it is continually changing and evolving, bringing new challenges and rewards.
Hester provides expert legal advice on all types of private client matters. She specialises in complex Will drafting (preparing a wide variety of Wills and tailoring to suit an individual's specific circumstances), dealing with the administration of complex, high value estates (including large farming estates and estates with business and international assets) and also trust matters. She also advises in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney including the preparation and registration of these, deals with probate applications (both complex and simple), administers and manages Trusts and advises high net worth individuals in relation to Inheritance Tax planning, succession planning and land related issues (including first registrations).
Hester is noted for her excellent interpersonal skills, approachable nature and thorough attention to detail. Hester finds that the most rewarding part of her job is helping those at a often a very difficult time in their life to reach a successful conclusion.