Meet Our Team

The Estate Planning Solutions team

The experience and qualifications throughout our team make us perfectly-placed to provide you with expert guidance and advice in all aspects of estate planning.

Find out more about our team below.

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Paul Dodsworth

FCCA, FIPW, TEP

Managing Director
paul.dodsworth@estplan.co.uk

Over 18 years’ experience in estate planning.  Paul is a diploma qualified full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Willwriters , as well as sitting on the IPW Council, its management board.  He is an active member of the client facing team, working hands on with our clients on a daily basis to help them protect their wealth and make sure their loved ones are properly provided for.  Paul is passionate about delivering a great quality service and ensuring EPS is always striving to be the best we can be.  He inspires us all in EPS. Paul is married to Natasha (25 years) and has two daughters in their twenties, one of whom is following in his footsteps and works for EPS. Away from work he loves sport, a good comedy or murder mystery and a nice malt.

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Peter Burton

FIPW

Compliance Manager
peter.burton@estplan.co.uk

Peter has over 25 years experience in the estate planning sector. A Fellow of the Institute of Professional Willwriters and STEP Affiliate member. A multi skilled training manager and public speaker who joined the team in 2020. He works closely with our consultants, holding regular training sessions to ensure every member of the team is fully compliant with all the latest legislations relating to estate planning. Peter is married with two young children and they enjoy partaking in outdoor pursuits during the weekend.

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Nadine Abrahams

AIPW

Sales Administration & Business Development Manager
nadine.abrahams@estplan.co.uk

Nadine joined EPS in 2019, she has previously worked within financial services and insurance for 15 years before moving to this industry. Nadine is now a qualified Associate member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters.  As well as performing the role of Business Development Manager , Nadine also works as an Estate Planning Consultant and along with Paul is in charge of the consultancy team.  Nadine is an advocate for all things estate planning and works hard to ensure all our clients receive the same quality level of service they deserve. Nadine has 2 children, a son Henry who is 17 and a daughter Darci who is 14. In her spare time Nadine likes to spend time with her family and her 2 dogs. She also loves exercise and holidays.

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Chelsea Barnes

AIPW

Manager – Legal Department
chelsea.barnes@estplan.co.uk

Chelsea is a long serving member of the team and a dedicated professional. Respected by everyone in the office, she holds a wealth of knowledge in regards to estate planning. She has a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry and has a Legal Secretary Diploma passed with merit from The Institute of Legal Secretaries. A highly conscientious member of the team wrking predominately in the drafting department. Chelsea is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters.

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Alyson King

CDMP

Sales Administration & Marketing
alyson.king@estplan.co.uk

Alyson joined the company in 2020 as an addition to the sales team. Working closely with Nadine she is responsible for contacting potential clients, arranging appointments and liaising with our consultancy team. Alyson has several years administration experience working in both private companies and retail. In addition to her administrative duties, Alyson has recently taken on more responsibility within the business and is now developing EPS marketing, focusing on brand and communications. She recently qualified as a Certified Digital Marketing Professional. Away from work Alyson enjoys spending time with her close family and 2 dogs and time spent pursuing creative hobbies.

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Yolanda Fookes

 

Client Services Manager
yolanda.fookes@estplan.co.uk

Yolanda has been with EPS for a few years now and is a born people person. In conjunction with the sales team she ensures the steady flow of new clients. Yolanda has many years of experience in client relations within finance and banking, and works hard generating and following up leads within the business. An organised, passionate and highly experienced individual, dealing with ‘cold’ and ‘warm’ calls through to appointment. She lives with her husband in the North East where they enjoy getting out and about with their dog and visiting all the local landmarks.

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Rebekah Walker

 

Office Administrator
rebekah.walker@estplan.co.uk

Rebekah joined EPS back in 2020 and brings experienced office administration skills. Working in the processing department she has become a vital and valued member of the team, gaining vast experience in the client journey. She is ambitious and keen to learn as much as possible about estate planning, in order to best serve our clients. Rebekah is currently working towards becoming a member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters.

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Megan Dodsworth

 

Office Administrator
megan.dodsworth@estplan.co.uk

Megan is a hardworking and professional member of the processing team. She has gone from strength to strength while working for EPS over the last few years and recently qualified as a para legal. She hopes to further expand her experience in the legal sector over the coming years with additional training and qualifications. Megan is currently working towards becoming a member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters.

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Brandon Farnan

 

Office Administrator
brandon.farnan@estplan.co.uk

Brandon is the newest member of our processing team. He previously worked for Screwfix but was looking for a new challenge and has quickly shown his ability and competence in broadening his knowledge in a new field. Overtime Brandon hopes to learn all aspects of the will process and continue to work alongside his colleagues in the processing team to ensure the best service possible.

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Phil Ogden

AIPW

Estate Planning Consultant
phil.ogden@estplan.co.uk

A long serving and experienced member of the team. Phil has worked with EPS for over 8 years and continues to help and assist our clients on a daily basis. He is an expert on vulnerable beneficiary protection and regularly speaks at our events. Phil is an Associate member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters. A dedicated family man he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and is a keen motorbike enthusiast.

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Heather Higgins

AIPW

Estate Planning Consultant
heather.higgins@estplan.co.uk

Another of our highly respected consultants, Heather has spent the last 6 years with EPS and brings passion and commitment to her role. She self generates all her own clients and everyone is treated with the same level of expertise and care for their individual needs. Heather is an Associate member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters.

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Martin Cotton

AIPW

Estate Planning Consultant
martin.cotton@estplan.co.uk

As well as running his own estate planning consultancy, Martin works with EPS to advise and assist our clients. He has a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of estate planning and is always up to date with the latest legislations. A veteran of estate planning services, he always knows how best to protect our clients. Martin is an Associate member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters.

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Steve Dodd

AIPW FPC DIP

Estate Planning Consultant
steve.dodd@estplan.co.uk

Steve has spent 30+ years working in financial services and asset management. As a member of our consultancy team, he is committed to helping clients protect their estates and loved ones in the future, he considers it his responsibility to ensure everyone walks away better prepared. Steve is an Associate member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters. Steve has been married to his wife Laura for 33 years and has three adult children and two grandchildren. Enjoys most sports, but football is favourite and holds a season ticket at West Ham United. Likes to travel and explore different cultures.

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Martin Venn

AIPW

Estate Planning Consultant
martin.venn@estplan.co.uk

Martin joined us in 2021, he spends his time between his own estate planning consultancy and working with our team of consultants at EPS. He is a professional in his field and always strives to provide the best help and advice to all clients. With 10 years experience in Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. Martin is an associate member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters.

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