Meet the team

Natalie Chapman – Managing Director 

Natalie, our founder and Managing Director,  moved to Norfolk (for the second time) in 2014 with her husband and her twins.

Natalie historically worked in a number of law firms in Lincoln and Norwich specialising in Property Law.  After the birth of her twins, she re-trained into Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning.

She completed her studies with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (“CILEX”) to become a Graduate member of CILEX.  One year later she become a full member of the Society of Will Writers and started her first business Trusted-Wills, which has now successfully grown into Trusted Law. 

Her passion is dealing with and advising on complex estates and trusts, and ensuring that the clients wishes will be met when the time comes.

Kate Stephenson – Company Director of Estate Planning

Kate initially qualified as a Barrister and worked in Local Government as a Childcare Lawyer for over nine years before cross qualifying and retraining in the areas of Wills, Trust and Estate Planning.

Kate’s daughter started school in September 2015 and she has been successfully building an Estate Planning company since this time, and is excited to partner up in Trusted Law.  Kate’s passion lays in complex trusts, advising on large and complex estates and negotiation.

Kate lives in Cambridgeshire and her client base covers Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, North London, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

Julia Bell – Wills & Estate Planning Consultant

Julia is historically a criminal defence Solicitor who initially qualified as a Barrister before cross qualifying.  For many years she was responsible for the general Crown Court Department at Draycott Browne Solicitors in Manchester, which included the training and supervision of all fee earners and comprehensive file reviews.

Julia has retrained into the area of Wills, Trusts Estate Planning in order to broaden her area of expertise. 

She has recently moved back to Norfolk with her two children in order to be closer to her family.  Her client base covers Norfolk

Alison Bird – Wills & Estate Planning Consultant

Alison historically worked in a number of Law Firms in Norwich specialising in Property Law, Wills and Estate Planning. 

She completed her studies and qualifying employment with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and, in 2011, became a Fellow of (CILEX) shortly before having her second son and moving to Ely to be nearer to her husband’s work. 

Alison has been running her own business as a registered Childminder whilst her three boys were young but as her youngest starts school she is looking forward to returning to her passion, the law and more particularly Wills and Estate Planning.  Her client base covers Cambridgeshire.

Alifia Putwa – Wills & Estate Planning Consultant

Alifia is an Honours graduate in Law and a current member of the prestigious Lincoln’s Inn. Alifia has completed four pupillages at different Law Chambers in Cardiff, Wales. Due to her particular interest in Land Law, Alifia has developed a strong background in the management and drawing up of residential, student leases and rental contracts. 

Alifia has also developed a novel baby product for which she has received a patent for and is currently being further developed in conjunction with the Nottingham Trent University’s Innovation and Design Department.

After having a career break, Alifia has now broadened her expertise by obtaining specialist training in the area of Trusts, Estate Planning, Wills and Probate. Having had three children and her previous experience, Alifia’s attentive nature and approachability helps her engage with clients on a level that ensures the highest quality of advice and guidance all set within a clear legal framework.

Sue Stiff – Drafting & Finance Assistant

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Sue has a background in administration and finance, and has worked in the Civil Service for 23 years. She was responsible for a managing the provision of estate services, which included liaising and visiting different Civil Servant estates across the Country, managing a team members, creating documents and managing a substantial budget for these provisions.

Sue has recently passed the SWWEPP Wills and Estate Planning Certificate Course and has been accepted as an Affiliate Member of The Society of Will Writers.

She is going to be responsible for assisting with our document drafting, including Wills & LPAs, and managing the financial aspects of our business. Sue is looking forward to the career change and getting to know the team and our clients. 

Sue currently lives in Lincoln with her husband Ray, but is looking to relocate to Norwich in the very near future

Rachael Blunt – PA / Administrative Assistant

Rachael has a background in the customer services environment and will be working closely with Natalie, helping with office administration and PA tasks.

She lives in Norwich with her husband Paul and two young girls. 

Rachael is looking forward to getting to know our clients and helping them in any way she can.