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Becky Ricards-Small

Becky Ricards Small

Partner

T: 01225 730 245 (DDI)
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Becky joined the Royds Withy King team in 2013 from Thrings, where she was a partner and head of their Private Client team. She handles private wealth and succession planning matters within our Private Client team and has extensive experience of dealing with probate and estate administrations.



Excellent rapport with Becky. Service quick, efficient and professional. Thank you.

David Attwood & Bridget Whelan

About Becky

Becky specialises in inheritance tax planning, drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills. She is also part of our specialist Court of Protection team and advises on deputyships.

Becky was awarded the national title of being one of the ‘Top 35 under 35’ Private Client practitioners in the country. This award identifies, promotes and celebrates the rising stars of the Private Client profession.

Women in law award 2016In 2016, Becky was nominated for and won ‘Inheritance Tax Planning Lawyer of the Year’ in the Women in Law Awards. These awards, run by The Lawyer Monthly magazine, celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe. They recognise female legal experts that have influenced the wider legal profession in their jurisdiction. You can read more about her award here.

She often lectures in her area of specialism to other professionals and regularly contributes to a number of topical media broadcasts and interviews.

Quartet Community Foundation

Becky is a Trustee of the Quartet Community Foundation (West of England) and has also been appointed as the Chair for the B&NES area.

The main focus of Quartet Community Foundation is to change people’s lives for the better across the West of England. They do this by enabling a wide variety of donors to fund projects that make a difference where people live and work. Community Foundations match those who want to invest their money locally with those who give of their time and energy to improve local communities.

Over the past 26 years they have made grants of over £32 million and built a permanent endowment of over £19.5 million. They distribute over 1,000 grants each year to voluntary and community groups across the West of England.

To find out more about Quartet Community Foundation click here. If you would like to donate to the community you can do so through their website: https://giveamonkeys.co.uk/westofengland.

Working in the Private Client team has been, and always will be, very fulfilling for me. I thrive on the opportunity to blend excellent client care with imparting sound legal advice and support. The nature of the work means that I regularly deal with clients at times of loss and sadness and I recognise the need to handle matters in a sensitive yet efficient and professional manner.

I am delighted to be involved in Quartet Community Foundation. It is an exciting time for the charity and I look forward to building on the excellent foundations that have been laid and working closely with their team as I strongly believe in what they are working so hard to achieve.

Becky Ricards Small

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