Wills and Probate specialist Lauren Coad joins Sintons


The specialist wills and probate team at law firm Sintons has been strengthened further through the recruitment of a new solicitor.

Lauren Coad joins Newcastle-based Sintons after four years with a firm in Yorkshire, during which time she built a reputation for her work in areas including wills, lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) and estate administration.

She joins Sintons at a time of growth for her department and the wider firm, and Lauren is the latest of a number of strategic new appointments to support Sintons’ ambitious growth plans. The wills and probate team has developed to become one of the most highly-rated of its kind in the North of England, with Partner Paul Nickalls hailed by Legal 500 as one of the North’s leading 50 lawyers. The was also recently shortlisted at the Northern Law Awards for private client team of the year.

Lauren said: “Sintons has a great reputation for the quality of its legal work and its outstanding personal service, and I am delighted to move here. There is a lot of experience in the team, particularly with Paul Nickalls and Alan Dawson, chairman of Sintons, as key figures in it, and I look forward to working collectively to build the department further.”

Paul Nickalls, head of wills and probate at Sintons, said: “The team has grown significantly in the recent past and we are now among the largest and most respected departments of our kind in the North East and far beyond.

“Due to our legal and technical ability, which few firms can rival, we have expanded a number of times as a result of the volume of work we receive, and we are continually on the lookout for excellent new people to add further to our team.

“We welcome Lauren and look forward to working alongside her and supporting her as she develops her career with us.”


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