Shirah Blackwood TEP

Senior Solicitor - Wills, Trusts & Estate Administration
Direct Dial: 0118 975 6622
“Client care comes naturally to Shirah and she has great sensitivity when assisting clients who can be navigating difficult and stressful times”

Shirah Blackwood TEP

Senior Solicitor - Wills, Trusts & Estate Administration
Direct Dial: 0118 975 6622

Shirah qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and further qualified as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in 2009.

She joined THP Solicitors in 2012 bringing a wealth of experience in all areas of private client law.

Shirah is able to advise on all aspects of private client services including complex wills, inheritance tax planning, estate administration, lasting powers of attorney and court of protection applications.

Priding herself on an empathetic approach in assisting clients, Shirah feels it is important to adapt to each client to suit their needs and whilst maintaining professionalism, Shirah is approachable and caring in the services she provides which include:

  • assisting with the management of finances for a number of years for a young man who suffered a brain injury to include ensuring payment of his care and day to day outgoings, whilst preserving his finances as best as possible.
  • setting up a lifetime trust for a vulnerable person, registration with HMRC, ensuring its tax efficiency and advising the trustees on the ongoing trust management.

Shirah is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) and full member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). She obtained her law degree in 2001 from Southbank University and completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2002 at the College of Law, London.

Outside of work Shirah enjoys supporting her local community. She is a School Governor for an Infants School, a Church Volunteer helping out with Sunday School and events and she enjoys taking part in charity fundraisers and supporting Sebastian’s Action Trust and Naomi House Children’s Hospice.