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Charlotte Nock

Head of Department

Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Charlotte is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer and Head of the Wills, Tax & Estate Administration Department. She is based in our Herne Bay office. A French speaker, Charlotte has extensive experience in dealing with complex multi-jurisdictional estates.

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Charlotte obtained a degree in law from the University of Kent at Canterbury and a Diplome de Droit Français from the Université de Pierre Mendes in Grenoble, France. She then went on to the College of Law, London to study for her Legal Practice Course which she passed with Distinction.

Charlotte joined Girlings as a trainee in 2009, qualified as a Solicitor in September 2011 and became a Partner in 2014.

She has been highly commended by many of her clients for her professional and attentive service and is a Legal Advisor at the Kent Law Clinic.

Charlotte is the principal contact for Girlings Europe, an alliance of law firms with European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) status.

Charlotte likes getting to know her clients and their families and working with them and their particular varying circumstances to succession plan, regularise non planned succession situations and give some form of closure to families when they have lost someone.

She is also an adviser at Kent Law Clinic, a WI Speaker and Adviser at Age UK Dementia Drop in Clinic.

Charlotte is an affiliate member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). STEP is a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants and other professionals, that helps families plan for their futures.

Charlotte Nock talks about the importance of having a Will:
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration


Charlotte specialises in:

  • Drafting of Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Dealing with probate and intestacy: Estate administration, Variation of Wills
  • Advising on Inheritance Tax and estate planning to include foreign assets
  • Advice on Trusts
  • Lifetime gift planning
  • Declarations of Trust for property matters
  • Severance of Joint Tenancy and Entry of Restrictions at HM Land Registry


Our Experts

Lesley Rushton

Managing Partner
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Louise Wilson

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Ovid Busette

Senior Associate Solicitor
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Joshua Parton TEP

Senior Associate Solicitor
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Poppy Cooke

Associate Solicitor
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Katie Collis

Assistant Solicitor
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Sarah Geering

Senior Associate Solicitor
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Laura Harvey

Assistant Solicitor
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Tracy Furminger

Chartered Financial Planner
Independent Financial Planning


Quite honestly I was so impressed by the service I received I don't think it could have been better
David Warrington
I was very happy with all aspects including the very helpful and sensitive advice given on a personal level.
Elizabeth Kemp
I would recommend Girlings Herne Bay in particular Charlotte who has been most helpful and professional in her processing of my late father's and in 2020 my late mother's estate. She has made a difficult process easier to bear.
Mrs Maslin
I have dealt with Messrs Girlings with regard to both making a will and conveyancing for 20 years or so. I have always been treated with the utmost courtesy and effIciency by all the staff I have encountered. You are in effect, valued close friends!
I experienced a highly professional service.
Charlotte Nock is a standout partner in the firm. Her deep understanding of wills and probate law, combined with her exceptional communication skills, make her an invaluable asset to her clients. She takes the time to explain complex legal concepts in a way that is easy to understand, and her unwavering commitment to her clients’ interests has earned her a loyal following.
Legal 500
I was treated with utmost politeness, everything was clearly explained to me to the smallest detail. Excellent service
Charlotte has dealt with both my late uncle's estate and my will and LPAs. At all times she has been both professional and friendly. Any questions I had have been fully answered to my total satisfaction. I would not hesitate to recommend her and the whole team at Girlings.
Charlotte made everything very easy for us. Explained things really clearly and was fantastic.
Charlotte was polite, friendly and professional and made dealing with probate as stress less as possible. The family think she did an excellent job.
Mr Anderson
Very happy dealing with Charlotte and being treated as a person not just as an elderly client.
Mrs Casterton
Charlotte has been very helpful, polite, professional and efficient with our case at all times. I'm very glad that my parents chose Girlings as their solicitors for dealing with their estate.
All dealings and service were delivered highly professionally - Excellent particularly considering the unusual circumstances and complexity.
Charlotte provided an excellent service for our highly complex case. Her communications were clear and prompt throughout which helped greatly to minimise stress.
Lisa Patterson
Charlotte Nock explained everything superbly throughout this situation, taking concern away from my shoulders and head completely, so I’m very grateful to her.
Very pleased with the way Charlotte handled everything as we were unable to go to the office. It was all phone calls and post and made very easy for us, we appreciate all she did.
Thank you for a most professional (as always), courteous, and patient service that could not be bettered.
Peter Burch
I have been with Girlings for the best part of a decade or so and have been satisfied with the service I receive.
I cannot praise highly enough the service I have received from Charlotte Nock and her team.
Mrs Maslin
Many thanks to Charlotte for her prompt and courteous attention.
Richard Davies