Kerry Wigg is a highly experienced Solicitor specialising in both private client and litigation based in Hereford, having relocated to live here with her family from Suffolk, where she was a Partner in a private practice firm.
Kerry established Themistes in 2019 and opened her office in Hereford at the Old Magistrates Court in Gaol Street to extend her legal expertise to Herefordshire business and community.
Kerry acts as a Consultant Solicitor for Richard Nelson LLP - an established and highly regarded national firm of solicitors regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, and any work she undertakes is processed through Richard Nelson LLP.
Kerry spends a considerable amount of her time focused on drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and advising and assisting with the Administration of Estates. However, she also offers an extensive background and wealth of experience in litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular interest in contentious probate matters. Her knowledge of Wills and Probate via her private client practice is an invaluable advantage for clients when dealing with Will disputes.
Having obtained an Honours Degree in Law LLB (Hons) Kerry successfully completed a Master of Law Degree (LLM) in International Human Rights Law before completing her Solicitors Final Examinations at Guildford College of Law.
She began her career working as an in-house legal adviser for a major insurance company and then at the national firm Eversheds specialising in defendant personal injury claims. Kerry subsequently worked as Head of Litigation for 11 years with a high street practice undertaking claimant personal injury and general civil litigation, before embarking on the challenge as a Partner in a successful start- up practice, heading up one of its four branch offices for 5 years before moving to Hereford.
Kerry is an Associate member of The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and having recently successfully completed two final 5,000 word papers in January 2020, she is eligible to apply for Full STEP Membership and accreditation.
In her spare time, Kerry enjoys spending time with her family, walking in the beautiful Hereford countryside around her home, gardening and hunting for antique treasures to restore.
Kerry Wigg LLB (Hons) LLM
For centuries, the traditional career path for anyone graduating in law was to start work as a junior employee within a legal practice and spend the next few years of your life working every hour possible to prove that you were ready for the transition from trainee to fully fledged solicitor.
With a good track record in your area of speciality, you could hope to progress to a more senior position and eventually, linked with your skills and billing ability, you might be lucky enough to become a partner but, you could expect to spend long hours in the office for the good of the firm without hope of any work/life balance.
Today times have changed and many solicitors place much more value on their time and freedom than status and salary and the legal sector has transformed to allow solicitors to work more flexibly and independently.
Enterprising solicitors had seen the opportunity to break away from traditional practice to work on their own terms to practice on a self-employed basis, servicing clients through a legal services provider whilst having the freedom and flexibility to work on their own terms, setting their own hours to fit their lifestyle demands and personal preferences.
This liberation of lawyers has resulted in a rise of the Consultant Solicitor, who work in a similar way to how barristers have been working in chambers for centuries.
Having worked for various traditional law firms establishing her expertise and partner experience, Kerry Wigg decided to join the ranks of enterprising Consultant Solicitors in 2019 and now provides her services through an established national firm of solicitors- Richard Nelson LLP, who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.
Being a Consultant Solicitor transfers benefits to clients. The ability to work remotely and with flexibility results in passing on flexible arrangements to clients, for example, Kerry offers appointments to clients on Saturdays by arrangement to cater for their busy working lives.
Without the pressure of managing the infrastructure of a firm, Kerry can focus on you - the client- and concentrate on delivering service. With the scope to balance her work load and commitments so she is not over burdened with work in the pursuit of targets, this translates to an energised, vibrant, relaxed and pro-active solicitor focused on you with time to work hard on your legal matter.
For Kerry, the liberation of being a Consultant Solicitor ensures that she can deliver services which are client driven with her own personal touch and exacting standards through an award winning, LEGAL 500 and Lexcel accredited solicitor firm - with all the benefits and excellent protections this affords clients.
Being a Consultant Solicitor enables us to strive to be different in the way we serve clients. This difference is our strength. Our Strength is delivering Peace of Mind to you!