Promotion to partner at Derby law firm

Helen Salisbury

Leading Wills and Probate Solicitor Helen Salisbury has been announced as the newest Partner at Nelsons’ Derby office.

Helen joined Nelsons as an Associate in 2015 with nine years’ experience after previously working for Ashby law firm, Fishers Solicitors.

She specialises in inheritance tax, trust creation and trust administration and has previously worked as part of a team advising on multi-million-pound estate administrations.

Helen said: “I am so proud to have been promoted to Partner at Nelsons, a law firm which I originally joined not only for its excellent reputation for legal expertise, but also because it provided a great opportunity for me to progress my career.

“The wealth of knowledge in the Wills and Probate team is outstanding. I’m surrounded by very experienced solicitors and there is a clear path for progression, which has been proven by my promotion.”

Helen is now looking forward to developing the Derby office’s growing Wills and Probate department, which is currently made up of a team of five people.

She said: “My time at Nelsons has been very rewarding. Developing the Wills and Probate department is my priority going forward. I want to cement our reputation for providing excellent customer service to clients and handling technical Wills, Trusts and Probate matters.”

Helen said her favourite part of her job is the contact with clients. She added: “I am a people person and my area of law lends itself to this. No client meeting is ever the same and I enjoy meeting new people on a daily basis. The work can be challenging as there are different family situations and assets that need to be carefully considered but it’s very varied and interesting.”

Chief Executive at Nelsons, Stewart Vandermark, said: “I would like to congratulate Helen on her promotion and I look forward to seeing her continue to develop the team. Helen has shown continued professionalism and dedication to her role and clients throughout her time at Nelsons, which has led to her career progression.”