Rebecca Padgett TEP, FCILEx, LLB (Hons), ILFM (Dip) 
is a Director of Thorne Segar Ltd and head of the Private Client department

Rebecca is not the stereotypical lawyer and businesswoman. She is an expert in the field of Wills, Estate administration and Trusts but with a down-to-earth, compassionate approach.

Work Undertaken

Probate and Estate Administration: 

Assistance and advice at a time of extreme stress and upset – Rebecca will take care of your loved one’s estate, removing the burden from you.


Services are tailored to you. Rebecca and her team can do as much or as little as you want, she can even assist you in making a plan to administer the estate yourself.

Strained relationships between Beneficiaries and Executors can be challenging. Rebecca’s long experience and expertise can often salvage an otherwise very difficult situation.


Are easy to get wrong, causing emotional pain and financial loss. Many lawyers prepare a will based solely upon their client’s instructions. Rebecca, however, considers the far reaching consequences of every clause with her strategic approach to will drafting.


Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax:

Can often be mitigated or avoided altogether with careful up-front planning.


Trust Deeds of Appointment and Resignation and Retirement of Trustees: 

Needs detailed understanding of a Trust’s operation and legal obligations of Trustees.


Life Interest Trusts: 

Rebecca drafts trusts where a Beneficiary receives Trust Income but the capital is protected for other beneficiaries – often used in Wills.


Disabled Person’s Trusts: 

Administering Trusts and supporting beneficiaries in their lives – the two go hand-in-hand.


Investment Management: 

Provided in partnership with renowned London Stockbrokers and Wealth Managers Brewin Dolphin – bringing high end City provision to Minehead.

Personal Profile:

I started working in Law at 18 as a legal secretary at Thorne & Thorne. I decided to study law at University in Bristol, funding my studies by working evenings as a legal secretary at Burges Salmon.

I had always wanted to run my own business and experimented with a few things before returning to Thorne Segar to assist the indomitable Lawrence Fine. From then on I excelled. I built on my Law degree by training to be a Legal Executive, taking my Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners exams and achieving the Institute of Financial and Legal Cashiers Diploma.

Over the years I have amassed huge experience in Private Client work. I have become the head of the Private Client department and a Shareholder and Director of Thorne Segar Ltd.

In my spare time I enjoy running, mountain biking and yoga. I enjoy reading – exhaustively – I have books everywhere, I relish developing my skills and knowledge.

Most of all I love spending time with my family – it’s the most important thing in life. I look forward to helping you and your loved ones.

Make an appointment with Rebecca Today:

Call or email:
01643 700456

Special interests:
Law for the elderly. Inheritance Tax.
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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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.
David Simpson
David Simpson
Liam Wolley dealt with the sale of my mother’s property, following her move into a retirement home, efficiently with great care and sensitivity. Would happily recommend Thorne Segar’s conveyancing service to others.
rod dover
rod dover
Thank you very much for an efficient service. Job done and thank you very much to all concerned.
Richard Allen
Richard Allen
My wife and I received a truly first class service in engaging Thorne Segar, in the persons of Iestyn Milton-Jenkins and Tina, to set up Power of Attorney for us. We really felt that they had our best interest at heart and valued us. Now that all has been arranged we have every confidence in their sincerity and professionalism, and are meeting them soon to arrange the updating of our will.