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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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.
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Thank you very much for an efficient service. Job done and thank you very much to all concerned.
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Tracy Lynch
Very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.
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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.
Ali Sanderson
Ali Sanderson
I highly recommend Thorne Segar. Solicitors and office staff alike have been extremely helpful through a difficult time, explaining everything that we needed to know clearly, with kindness, understanding and efficiency.
Nigel Coates
Nigel Coates
Liam Wolley at Thorne Segar handled two recent property purchases for us. The best service ever in 50 years of such transactions. Wholly professional, tenacious, responsive and helpful. Exemplary.
Mark Terrett
Mark Terrett
Requirements and options well explained in layman's terms ,easy to understand. Listened to what we wanted to achieve and responded in a timely and professional manner at all times. We would not hesitate in using this company again.
Peter Tallack
Peter Tallack
Our first dealings with Thorne Segar were after a close family friend had nominated us as his POA and executor for his estate shortly after his wife had passed away. In the following twelve months we had to make just about every decision a POA and executor dreads having to make. Throughout this process Thorne Segar were excellent, we cannot sing their praises enough, from our first dealings with Lestyn drawing up the POA who explained this process thoroughly and in plain English (with a slight Welsh accent) to his PA Tina who was always available to help and form a good line of communication with Lestyn. After the sad but inevitable ending to a long and happy life, Thorne Segar were there again to help guide and advise. Rebecca then took the reins to deal with the probate and Paul dealt with the conveyancing aspects of the house sale. This process for various reasons was not straight forward, but all the complications were dealt with without fuss or undue delay for which we are most grateful. I hope the best compliment we can make of Thorne Segar is that although we are not local, we intend to ask Thorne Segar to put our family POA's in place.
David Archer
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The service provided by Thorne Segar in connection with the sale of a property has been excellent. The communication has been very good and clear which made the whole process so much easier. I would certainly recommend Thorne Segar’s services to others.
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