Derek has a broad experience in inheritance tax mitigation and estate administration and residential, commercial and agricultural property matters, including the varied challenges of business purchase agreements but on such issues he now works only as an in house consultant supporting the rest of the team.
He retired from the partnership at the end of 2016 having been senior partner and prior to that managing partner for a number of years.
He remains actively involved advising clients on wills and powers of attorney and estate planning.
Derek qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and joined Rutters later that year.
For relaxation he enjoys nothing more than lighting up the barbecue for family and friends, hiking along the beautiful Dorset and Devon Coast, being entertained by his two granddaughters and following the fortunes of Blackpool FC.
Telephone: 01747 852377