Courtney Searle

Personal Wealth Solicitor

Recommended Lawyer Legal 500 2024Courtney is a solicitor in the Personal Wealth Team. She is experienced at advising clients in the preparation of Wills and setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney. Courtney offers support and guidance whilst administering the estates of family members, including advice on all aspects of inheritance tax and succession planning.

Courtney completed her law degree and Legal Practice Course at the University of Derby. In September 2021, she qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive FCILEX.

Courtney has worked in private client legal services sector since 2014, building up valuable practical experience over the years. She joined Barr Ellison in February 2022 and in December 2023 converted her qualification to a solicitor.

Courtney Searle’s efforts on my behalf were carried out with extraordinary patience, outstanding professional support, and unfailing understanding. Time and again Courtney’s detailed response to my never ending list of questions were answered in a timely way. Her clarification of complex issues, without the use of a lot of legal jargon, enabled me to make critical decisions with confidence. I am ever grateful for all her efforts on my behalf.
Michael Ellis

I just wanted to express my gratitude in going above and beyond what I had expected. I instructed Courtney Searle to proceed with urgency with the drafting of a new will for my 97-year-old mother-in-law in the evening of when the office was shut. By 1pm the following day Courtney had met my mother-in-law and taken her revised instructions, met me for a progress update, drafted the new Will and took the final version for signing. I know I said it was urgent but – wow, thank you. Best wishes from a delighted client.
Chris Packer

Barr Ellison Law Leading Legal 500 Firm 2024Barr Ellison LLP joins the ranking due to the strength of its personal wealth practice, which acts for world-renowned academics, high-net-worth individuals and business owners, as well as advising Cambridge colleges on private client matters. The firm is ‘extremely efficient and quick to deal with the work'.
Legal 500 Guide

The personal wealth practice at Barr Ellison LLP guides clients ‘through all the complexities of probate and existing trusts in a way that is efficient, sympathetic, and speedy‘. The firm handles a large volume of private client work for academics and, through its office in Addenbrookes Hospital, doctors and consultants.
2023 Legal 500 Guide

Barr Ellison has a “family feel” about its practice. It is very professional but at the same time is committed to tailoring its services for the needs of the individual client. Each matter is treated with the same respect and attention to detail. The last twelve months have been a test for everyone and Barr Ellison have still been able to deliver their product effectively to their clients.
2022 Legal 500 Guide testimonial

There is a real team ethos within Barr Ellison and this operates in a seamless manner for both clients and professional connections. There is a great depth of expertise that is nonetheless expressed in engaging and client-friendly terms, giving great confidence that objectives and priorities are completely understood, so that thorough advice across a wide variety of matters is effectively provided.
2022 Legal 500 Guide testimonial