Our wills, trust and probate team is regarded as a top tier practice by The Legal 500 and is led by Lucy Wood, a Bucks, Berks & Oxfordshire Law Society, ‘Lawyer of the Year.’

Many people underestimate how complex private client law can be, but the team always thinks outside the box in terms of how best to arrange people’s affairs, particularly with so many different family dynamics nowadays. The team never takes things at face value; and always gets a complete understanding of its clients’ circumstances to enable them to identify key issues and opportunities, whilst ultimately ensuring their wishes are carried out.

Private client law is very people centred and the team enjoys having the opportunity to build relationships with clients and help them arrange their affairs, so they have the security of knowing their loved ones will be protected in the future.

Accreditation and awards

Times Best Law Firm 2024 Square   

Chambers UK HNW 2024

  • Private wealth law team ranked Band 1 in Watford, Uxbridge & Surrounds
  • Lucy Wood Band 2 in Watford, Uxbridge & Surrounds
  • Dominic Ibbs Band 2 in Watford, Uxbridge & Surrounds
  • Sharon Heselton Band 3 in Watford, Uxbridge & Surrounds

Legal 500 UK, 2024

The Times Best Law Firms

Other accreditations

  • Winner of the Federation of Small Business, Service Excellence Award 2024
  • Shortlisted for The Modern Law Private Client Awards 2024
  • Winner of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, Excellence in Customer Service Award 2023
  • Gold Winner for the Service Excellence Award 2023 for SME MK Buckinghamshire Business Awards
  • Dominic Ibbs also practises as a Notary Public.
  • Lucy Wood, Camilla Haggith, Dominic Ibbs, Naadim Shamji and Lisa McBrearty are full members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).


Team Testimonials

“Working with B P Collins has always been easy. They are personal, caring, and efficient when dealing with clients at a distressing time.” – Legal 500, 2024

Prompt attention to matters. They have a good probate and trust team .We work closely with Naadim Shamji. It goes without saying that the technical quality of the team is high.”– Legal 500, 2024

Dominic is an exceptional lawyer who has a real ability to make complex things seem clear. Nothing seems too much trouble and he is excellent at coming up with practical and pragmatic solutions.– Chambers UK, 2023

Lucy is an exceptional lawyer who has a real ability to keep things moving along and organising things so that the process is seamless. Nothing seems too much trouble and she is excellent at coming up with practical and pragmatic solutions.– Chambers UK, 2023

“I cannot imagine being better looked after and supported during an emotional time than I was by Sharon Heselton. She was kind, professional and at all times ‘all over’ my brief.” – Chambers HNW, 2024


Meet the team

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Camilla Haggith
Senior Associate
Sharon Heselton
Principal Lawyer (Non Solicitor)
Dominic Ibbs
Principal Lawyer
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Lisa McBrearty
Senior Associate
Naadim Shamji
Senior Associate
Lucy Wood
Practice Group Leader
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Aaron Lee