Lindsey Ottywill (was Sharples)

Lindsey Ottywill joined Barker Gotelee in 2013, as a Solicitor in the Private Client Team and was promoted to Senior Associate Solicitor in April 2024. Lindsey has strong local ties.  Having studied Law at the University of East Anglia, she qualified as a solicitor in 2007, her training and post qualification experience being gained at a Norfolk-based firm from 2005 onwards.

Lindsey specialises in the following:-

  • Wills, succession and asset protection planning
  • Care fees planning
  • Inheritance Tax planning
  • Court of Protection work including Deputyship applications and ongoing administration of Deputyships
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Creation and administration of trusts
  • Elderly clients
  • Probate

Lindsey is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners having completed the qualified practitioner route to full membership in December 2014.  Lindsey is also a qualified CRUSE bereavement counsellor (non practising) and on the rota for Age UK’s free legal advice surgery. Lindsey has also taken the pledge to become a Dignity Champion.

Lindsey is often praised for her approachability and ability to explain legal matters in “plain English”.  The Legal 500 2012 reported that Lindsey is “excellent at explaining procedures”.

Lindsey says:
“I am very pleased to be part of the Private Client Team at Barker Gotelee – a team that has such a great reputation for providing high quality advice to a wide range of clients. I pride myself on being very approachable and personable and I very much enjoy providing palatable estate planning solutions to clients who felt, for whatever reason, that their legal issue was insurmountable”.

Clients say:
“We had an instant and excellent rapport with Lindsey. Everything was explained clearly and carried out efficiently.”
“Lindsey is personable whilst also very efficient and knowledgeable, would recommend Barker Gotelee based on the service we have received.”
“The sensitive and straightforward approach used for an apprehensive client, and the individual tailoring of trusts within the wills and associated advice was appreciated.” 

Legal 500 2020
Top Tier
Having worked with Ann-Marie Matthews and Lindsey (Ottywill) Sharples, it is clear that nothing is too much for Barker Gotelee to do in the pursuit of their client’s benefit. Those who have used their private client services have been extremely pleased, particularly with how clear and efficient the process was.’

Call:  01473 617343

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