Emma Woollard


Emma is a Partner and heads up our Wills, Trusts and Estates team. Emma joined Prettys in April 2019 having worked locally in Suffolk specialising in Estates and Property law.


Emma likes to take a holistic approach to advising her clients looking at their circumstances to see what bespoke advice they may require in respect of Wills, Trusts and tax planning, and powers of attorney through to care home fee planning.
Emma acts as a professional Attorney and Court of Protection Deputy for many clients and particularly enjoys this complex area of law.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Administration of Estates and Trusts
  • Wills and tax planning
  • Trust creation
  • Court of Protection Deputyship
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Care Home fee advice and planning


Outside of work, Emma is Chair of the Board of Directors for Ipswich Gymnastics, Pipers Vale, a Parish Councillor and a Trustee of The Bakers Almshouses. Emma is a mother to two very tall teenage boys and when not trying to encourage them to join her on long walks, spends time building an extension, taming a garden and editing her village magazine


  • Succession planning to include Wills, tax planning, land transfers and trust creation for a farming family with farmland and other agricultural assets
  • Acting as a Trustee for a number of large Trust funds
  • Appointment as a Court of Protection Deputy for a child following a significant clinical negligence award
  • Administration of an Estate which was subject to inheritance tax which included both business and overseas assets


Accredited Member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers (formerly Solicitors for the Elderly)

TESTIMONIALS: Personal health issues focussed our minds on our affairs. We were glad to have Emma advise us. She understood our positions and guided us through a codicil to our wills. The new PoAs were lengthy to complete so it was reassuring to have the expert do it.

We are confident that our affairs are in order.
Thank you.

Emma was professional, yet friendly. Her advice was straightforward and easy to understand. Would recommend to others needing to sort out a will. 5/5

Emma was professional, and efficient and provided great legal knowledge in dealing with my Will. She was a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend Prettys to others.

Emma was a pleasure to deal with providing a professional first-class service. She made the process straightforward and easy to understand. I would use Prettys again.