The Probate Team

Advice and assistance from Cohen Cramer Solicitors

Nicola_White-06[1]Nicola White – Solicitor

Nicola is a solicitor who specialises in wills, trust and estate litigation and claims under the Inheritance (Provisions for Families and Dependants) Act 1975.

Nicola started her career as a social worker before training at a mid-sized law firm in York and qualifying as a solicitor in 2007.  She has worked at law firms in York and Sheffield before joining Cohen Cramer in November 2012.

Having gained a BA in Social Work from Lancaster University in 1998, Nicola went on to obtain a post graduate diploma in Law from Leeds University in 2004and completed her LPC at the College of Law, York in 2005.  Nicola is currently studying for the College of Law/ACTAPS Diploma in Contentious Probate Law.

Gail_Sandford-05[1]Gail Sandford – Senior Probate Assistant

Gail has been involved in private client work for ten years and has substantial experience in wills and probate.

Gail is highly conscientious and much commended for her sensitive handling of estates and for assisting clients with the problems that arise during the difficult times that follow the passing of a loved one.

Gail’s expertise extends to Court of Protection work, capacity, Lasting Powers of Attorney and in advising the elderly.


Gemma Bowkett – Solicitor

Gemma is a Solicitor within the Dispute Resolution and Contentious Probate Department. Gemma deals with all aspects of Litigation and has a particular interest in complex personal injury claims, professional negligence, contract and property disputes and injunctions. Gemma also deals with Contentious Probate matters including disputes involving wills, trust and estate litigation, and claims under the Inheritance (Provisions for Families and Dependants) Act 1975.

Gemma joined Cohen Cramer in 2012 after graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University with an honours degree in Law (LLB). Gemma completed her training contract with the firm, undertaking training seats in Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Dental Acquisitions and Disputes; qualifying as a solicitor in 2015.

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