Rebecca Padgett
TEP, FCILEx, LLB (Hons), ILFM (Dip)

Director of Thorne Segar Ltd.

Becky helps people with Probate and Administration of Estate, making Wills, Inheritance Tax Planning, Trusts and Trust Busting, Care Home Fee Planning and Investments.

Becky has amassed huge experience in private client work. Her success lies in her friendly, down to earth and pragmatic approach. She sees herself as a normal person with extraordinary legal knowledge that she uses to help people in difficult times.

Becky’s start in Law was working nights at Burges Salmon in Bristol to fund her law degree. In addition to her law degree she has gained the STEP, FCILEx and ILFM qualifications – all while working and being a mum.

Shunning legal jargon in preference to plain English, Becky says the keys to being successful in her role are being kind, helpful and caring while also being professional, efficient and highly organised. Becky really enjoys solving problems, improving situations and getting matters concluded.

In her spare time Becky enjoys walking, running, mountain biking, yoga and canoeing. Becky also reads exhaustively, and usually has several books on the go. Most of all she loves spending time with her family – she is married with two children and two Lancashire Heeler dogs.

How Becky can help you and your family:

Probate & Estate Administration

Helping you navigate administration of an estate and the probate process following a loved one’s death is Becky’s specialism. She brings a sensitive, pragmatic problem solving approach to ease your family through an often difficult time.

You don’t have to do it on your own as Becky will take responsibility for administering the estate for you. Many people feel tremendous relief when they instruct Becky to take care of everything.



Becky assists people from all walks of life get clarity on exactly what they want their Will to do and helps them in their decision making. Becky is straight-talking and honest. If you’ve been putting off making your Will her unique experience and pragmatic approach makes it easy to get your affairs in order.

Over her many years of trust and estate administration, probate practice and Will writing Becky has accumulated tremendous experience – and a knack of spotting potential pitfalls many would overlook. She is equally adept at preparing Wills for very complex estates – including where there is inheritance tax, foreign assets, family tensions or vulnerable beneficiaries.

Don’t put off making a Will. You’ll gain tremendous peace of mind and satisfaction from knowing you’ve made provision for your family, loved ones, or causes you care deeply about. You can even request a Will appointment in the comfort and privacy of your own home.


Inheritance Tax Advice and Planning

Not knowing what, if any, tax your estate may have to pay can be worrying. Becky helps people get a clear picture of what inheritance tax liability they might have. A plan can then be implemented to mitigate tax, potentially saving huge sums of money. Preparation helps you leave as much as possible to benefit your loved ones or the causes you care about – and put your mind at ease.


Care Home Fee Planning and Asset Protection

If you’re concerned about your wealth being consumed by care home fees there are some simple solutions available. Often people worry about what will happen if they need to go in to care.

Becky can advise on legal and financial arrangements to prepare for later life care or preserve wealth for family and loved ones. Having a plan in place before it’s needed is very reassuring.



Trusts have many uses and applications. However all trust administration is complex with unique tax regimes and legal requirements. Becky can create trusts and advise on trusts including, Life Interest Trusts, Disabled Person’s Trusts, Discretionary Trusts, Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trusts and Trusts for Minors.

Becky can advise trustees and assist in administering trusts, adding and removing trustees, providing clarity on roles and legal responsibilities.

Getting money and assets out of trusts is another area Becky has great experience in. Some trust companies sell products which are not suitable for the intended purpose. It can be difficult to get assets back out of the trust created. Becky can help you ‘bust the trust’ and get possession of your assets.


Investment Management

Many people suspect they could do more to better manage their wealth but are put off by the potential hassle of instructing a wealth manager. Similarly you may not know what firm to use or what your options are.

Becky can provide an insider’s introduction to renowned London wealth managers RBC Brewin Dolphin, bringing high end city provision to Minehead. You can book a free consultation at our Minehead offices or in the comfort of your own home.

Make an appointment with Rebecca Today:

Call or email:
01643 703234

Special interests:
Probate & Administration of Estate. Inheritance Tax, Law for the elderly. Trusts. Investment Management.

TEP, FCILEx, LLB (Hons), ILFM (Dip).

Year Active:

Professional Body:
Society of Trust and Estate
Practitioners and the Chartered
Institute of Legal Executives
Institute of Legal Finance and Management

Regulated By:
Solicitors Regulation Authority and CILEX Regulation.


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Probate FAQ’s

Probate FAQ’s

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David Simpson
David Simpson
Liam Wolley dealt with the sale of my stepmother’s property in 2021/2022 efficiently and with great care and sensitivity. In 2023, Rebecca Padgett dealt with obtaining probate for my stepmother's will. Again, this was dealt with efficiently and with sensitivity. I would very happily recommend Thorne Segar.
Jill Coppin
Jill Coppin
We had a difficult Intestacy when my Father died and his will was not valid. Rebecca dealt compassionately, patiently and professionally with what could have been a very acrimonious affair. From our first meeting with Rebecca we had total confidence that she could and would deal with this situation. At every step of the way she kept us fully updated and all parties were kept aware of all of the possibilities that may or may not occur. We had total faith in her throughout. Her advice was invaluable and at no time did she give us cause to doubt her. A situation that shocked us was made so much easier by Rebecca's total Professionalism. When we were finally able to sell my Father's flat there was absolutely no doubt in our mind that Thorne Segar could deal with this too - and they did in the same first class manner. Its a great pity that we can't give Thorne Segar more than five stars.
James Waterman
James Waterman
Our recent property sale was dealt with very efficiently by Liam. Nothing phased him and we felt reassured by his calm approach to every issue posed by the purchaser’s solicitor. We have had several matters handled by Liam and the rest of the team at Thorne Segar and our experiences have all been positive. In all legal matters they are our ‘go to’ provider.
Derek Smith
Derek Smith
Earlier this year we consulted Thorne Seagar in Minehead about preparing Wills for myself and my wife. We had an interview with Iestyn who we found very helpful and knowledgeble about Wills. We were very impressed with how they advised us on what can be a very tricky subject to deal with. We now have our Wills and peace of mind it is all sorted. We would certainly recommend and use this Solicitor again.
Georgia Bacon
Georgia Bacon
House Sale: I was apprehensive about using a solicitor for the first time, but found everyone I met or spoke to at Thorne Segar was approachable and helpful, ready to translate anything technical or tricky into terms I could understand, and help me appreciate the implication of anything I was asked about or asked to do. A good experience, thank you Liam and the team.
Ian Bailey
Ian Bailey
Friendly professional service highly recommended solicitors
Margaret Keddie
Margaret Keddie
Very impressed with anyone at Thorne Segar, we moved from Lancashire to Minehead, they always kept us informed any problems were dealt with efficiently, they took a lot of stress out of the move.
Marg jeffries
Marg jeffries
Very friendly staff and efficient. Liam Wolley kept us informed when purchasing our new place. Very happy with service received
Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan
Excellent -efficient service all return calls as promised kept updated on all aspects of buying and selling property. recommended
Barneys Mum Stoneham
Barneys Mum Stoneham
Recently used Thorne Segar to update our wills. Very efficient service with help support and advice. Would highly recommend.