Meet Ruth Heap, Hillyer McKeown Partner and Head of Private Client Services.

We will work with you to put in place considered, well-informed plans for you and your loved ones. Our experienced team works with family members of all ages and is also able to support you when disputes arise. We are approachable, easy to work with and explain things in a straightforward way.

I head up the firm’s private client services, including Wills and Probate and family law matters, and pride myself on the level of service that my team and I provide to all our clients. It is rewarding that many of our current clients have been with us for years and return to us time and time again, and refer that they readily refer us to their friends. We have continued to support clients for many years through each change in their lives, including making a Will (or updating a Will), buying or selling a house, family matters, or financial planning.

I specialise in estate planning, including Will writing and inheritance tax planning, also encompassing a broad range of trust work. I can advise about protecting your home and care home fees.

I also advise clients on a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection matters such as Deputyships
  • Areas relating to mental capacity.

STEP, Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersI’m proud to have qualified as a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) after four years of study.

If you would like to talk to me about any of the above matters, please email or phone.

Update 1st April 2020:

Read my feature in Today’s Wills and Probate, discussing how we responded to drafting documents during the coronavirus crisis.

Received a letter from Hillyer McKeown about your Will?

We are in the process of writing to a number of our clients whose Will we are safely storing. This is being done to ensure we are holding your most up-to-date contact details.

If you receive a letter from myself, Ruth Heap, please complete and return the form in the Reply-Paid envelope or call 01244 987 220 – the dedicated telephone number we have set up to manage these enquiries.

If your contact details need updating but you haven’t received a letter from HM, please call the same number to update our records.

What clients think

“Our request was made at short notice and Ruth and her team worked with us to deliver updated Wills in a week. This was achieved through good knowledge, flexibility and creativity.” Mr & Mrs L

“We would like to thank Ruth Heap for her kindness and sensitivity during the process of reviewing our Wills. She made a difficult moment in our lives a lot easier.” Mr and Mrs S

Partner and Head of Private Client Services

Ruth Heap - Hillyer McKeown

E-mail Ruth Heap

Mobile: 07587 553256