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April King
HUNTINGDON HOUSE
278-290 HUNTINGDON STREET
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 3LY
England

April King is a leading law firm in private client law. With almost 30 years of experience, April King continues to go from strength to strength with over 40,000 clients served across the UK. Led by a STEP qualified practitioner, their dedicated team of solicitors, chartered legal executives and other specialist lawyers provide practical, realistic and affordable ‘big picture’ legal solutions without legal jargon.

The firm is perhaps best known for its unique approach to will drafting which wholeheartedly rejects the standard mirror will narrative. Its innovative solutions provide more protection for client’s wealth for future generations. Wider consideration is given of the client’s circumstances, dealing with matters outside the scope of simply making a will such as business continuity and succession, and whether their estate is safe from future claims. This approach ensures the client’s goals are brought into effect in the long term, whatever changes life may bring.

Offering far more than the generalist high street one-stop law shops, the April King team have specialist knowledge across a range of legal areas including Wills; Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection Deputy applications; a full range of Probate services and assistance with contesting a Will; together with Inheritance Tax matters, Digital Assets and Business Succession. Its holistic approach to estate planning provides a much better level of protection that every client deserves for the future without sacrificing control over their assets.

April King’s commitment to excellence in client care continues to remain at the heart of the firm. Shaping its business strategy around client needs and feedback, its lawyers take instructions at a time and place to suit the client, be it their home address or one of a whole network of locations across the country. The majority of its services are carried out on a fixed-fee basis with additional visits included in this structure for peace of mind. In addition, the firm builds in added value with free amendments for the first year. April King’s reviews are outstanding and a testament to its client-first approach.

With the recent Covid-19 outbreak, the firm has adapted its working practices, continuing to offer quality legal services through challenging times. Adopting a full range of modern technology, it accommodates its clients by meeting and communication in whatever way they feel most comfortable. Whether conducting a meeting through Facetime, catching up through Zoom or simply staying updated via email, the firm adapts to the client and their personal circumstances.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of April King’s practice, recognised by CILEX in 2018 when the firm was a finalist for its coveted diversity award. It employs lawyers from all backgrounds and recognises the individuality of each lawyer as an advantage and a competitive edge over other firms. The firm invests heavily in its lawyers, delivering outstanding training both in-house, externally and via up-to-date technology. This continued investment in professional development ensures every member of the legal team is up-to-date with the latest legal developments and decisions, putting the team in the strongest possible position to offer its clients clear, accurate advice and leadership in respect of their hard-earned assets.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
CEO and Head of April King Paul Kingpaulking@aprilking.co.uk0800 788 0500
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Taaha Ahmed photo Taaha AhmedPrivate Client Advisor
Dr Tom Ashmore photo Dr Tom AshmoreTrainee Solicitor. Tom is a Private Client Lawyer working in the firm’s…
Elisabeth Evans photo Elisabeth EvansChartered Legal Executive specialising in Private Client
Paul Freeman-Keel photo Paul Freeman-KeelPrivate Client Advisor
Adam Hampson photo Adam HampsonPrivate Client Advisor
Martin Jones photo Martin JonesPrivate Client Advisor
Paul King photo Paul KingFounder, CEO.
Daniel Lord photo Daniel LordPrivate Client Advisor specialising in Lasting Powers of Attorney
Charlotte Pinkham photo Charlotte PinkhamChartered Legal Executive specialising in Private Client.
Aurela Qerimi photo Aurela QerimiGCILEx specialising in Private Client
Harjit Soor photo Harjit SoorPrivate Client Advisor specialising in Probate
Lee Southern photo Lee SouthernSolicitor. Lee assists clients with Court of Protection matters such as obtaining…
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At April King we are committed to employing a diverse workforce and we recognise the value of this in gaining a competitive edge over other firms. The firm wants people to be themselves at work, regardless of their age, race, religion, belief, disability, gender, sexual orientation, social background or other such factors. By creating an inclusive working environment and through our approach to recruitment and internal policies, the firm ensures that diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our practice and all staff are valued.

We recognise our workforce to be our most valuable asset and staff retention rates are carefully monitored for this reason. Satisfaction is monitored through an open door policy operated both by the employee’s supervisor and Founder/CEO Paul King.

Diversity information is collected to monitor both prospective and existing employees, in line with current UK equality legislation. This is evaluated as part of career and training planning to ensure that every employee has the same access to training, promotion and other opportunities.

The firm’s commitment to diversity in recruitment gives it a wider pool of talent to choose from, and as a supportive, inclusive place to work, it is able to retain the best talent.

April King is keen to attract talent from all backgrounds. Its blogs and website content are just one way this is evidenced – with these setting out non-traditional routes to qualification which may appeal to those who are either raising a family or who need to work part time to support themselves. The firm is particularly open to flexible working arrangements that support those with commitments outside of the workplace, including parents returning to work or looking to build a professional career whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance.

All lawyers on joining the firm are assigned a work buddy to encourage them and provide a go-to point for any practical day-to-day issues. In addition, they have an experienced supervisor to bring issues to and for advice on any personal or professional issues that are affecting their work.

Having a range of skills, experiences and ideas within the firm has boosted innovation and creativity and has had a positive effect on the way its services are delivered. The firm is better placed to understand the needs of its clients and engage with a wide range of people within its geographical reach. Our lawyers who are profiled on our website come from a wide range of backgrounds with different ages, races, religions, beliefs, disabilities, genders and sexual orientations. This allows us to appeal to a wider client base. It also allows us to deliver legal services in a way that is sensitive to individual clients’ needs.


CLIENT: Barbara White OBE, When You Wish Upon A Star
TESTIMONIAL: I have been a client of April King since 1997. They are a friendly and professional team and you are in good hands with Paul King at the helm. I thoroughly recommend April King.


CLIENT: Brian & Mary Scott
TESTIMONIAL: Found the team at April King to be friendly and knowledgeable. Please to have sorted Power of Attorney. We checked around and found their fees to be competitive.


CLIENT: Jan & Gerry Peacock
TESTIMONIAL: A huge thank you to Caitlin for her patience with two oldies who were making their first ever wills. Her help, guidance and friendliness with a difficult situation was far and above anything we had expected. We were both put at ease immediately. Improvement? None!! Thank you again.


CLIENT: Mr & Mrs W Lee
TESTIMONIAL: Both Personal Client Advisors James and Caitlin has greatly helped us on our journey, our minds and spirits were put at ease, as we had lots of questions. By the time we did our research we were ready to do business with April King, we wanted to do our Trust Wills and 2 Lasting powers of attorney. Caitlin is excellent in handling our needs and taking our instructions while explaining the legal jargon when it comes to signing our wills and was very methodical in the proper procedure for the signing of the LPAs. We liked the April King literature we received plus the home visits, as we felt uninhibited to ask questions however simple. Caitlin in taking our instructions is superb and also in explaining again the process of both the Trust wills and the procedure of registering the LPAs.
We look forward to the completion of the LPA x2 . Thank you April King staff, Paul King and Caitlin. Two friends have already taken April Kings phone number.


CLIENT: Barbara Temple
TESTIMONIAL: An outstanding service. Thank you to Lauren for explaining power of attorney and bloodline wills so clearly and for producing the paperwork with no fuss at all. Her patience and courtesy in our home was exemplary. Peace of mind is a priceless commodity.


CLIENT: Mr H
TESTIMONIAL: Amy was outstanding, professional and put our minds at rest. Cannot speak more highly of Amy and would like to express my thanks.


CLIENT: Mr and Mrs P and M Rowlson
TESTIMONIAL: Dealt with a lovely young lady who took time to talk to us and made sure we were happy with the work she was doing for us.