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Emma Hardwidge

Emma Hardwidge -  Director & Head of Probate Department

Director & Head of Probate Department

Specialist areas
  • Wills and Probate
  • Tax
  • Trusts
  • Contentious Probate/Disputes over the validity of a Will
  • Claims under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act
  • Claims under the Inheritance [Provision for Family and Dependants] Act 1975
  • Applications to remove Executors and Trustees.
  • Elderly Client Issues
  • Power of Attorney
  • Court of Protection
  • Asset Protection
  • Care home fees
  • Family and Children Disputes


Emma qualified as a Barrister in 2001 and then undertook the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test to practice as a solicitor from 2004.  Emma is therefore dual qualified and is a Solicitor Advocate, thus having full rights of audience to attend any court.  Emma joined the family department of RL Edwards Solicitors in 2005 and is a founding director of RLE Law. Emma is the head of the Private Client department and specialises in contentious issues where disputes arise in relation to the validity of a will or disappointed beneficiaries.  Emma also specialises in elderly client matters and is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.  Emma is also involved in the local community which has included giving talks to local charities on powers of attorney and care home fees.

Emma is also a fluent Welsh speaker and certified Welsh speaking advocate.
Member of Solicitors for the Elderly
Solicitor Advocate
Member of the Law Society Children Panel
Member of the Law Society Private Client Section
Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists


University of Wales Swansea:  Llb Law degree hons
Cardiff Law School: Bar Vocational Course
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