York based Roche Legal has been shortlisted by the Yorkshire Legal Awards in the Private Client category of the prestigious awards to be announced at a glittering ceremony at New Dock Hall, Leeds on 10 October, 2019.

The Yorkshire Legal Awards are celebrating their 20th year of recognising legal talent from around the region and the team at Roche Legal have been shortlisted for their outstanding and ground-breaking Private Client service, including the development and launch of a cutting-edge online Will writing and Lasting Power of Attorney programme.

Founder Rachel Roche received the Law Society Sole Practitioner of the Year at the 2018 Excellence Awards and Roche Legal has collected the Socially Responsible Business of the Year at the York Press Business Awards and the Raising the Bar Community Award.

Besides addressing the need to get more people writing their Wills, Rachel and her team have also published a series of free pocket-sized booklets with the first two packed with information about dealing with a relative’s death and looking after the elderly. Six more are planned in the series which can also be downloaded as eBooks. The books are supplemented by more than 30 downloadable factsheets on the Roche Legal website covering a wide range of legal issues.

Roche Legal are currently campaigning to highlight the controversial planned increases in probate fees which turn them into a “tax on grief” and have been supported by local MP’s who have raised on-going concerns in the House of Commons.

Rachel Roche said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been short listed for the Yorkshire Legal Awards Private Client award and I want to pay tribute to the wonderful team here at Roche Legal who have worked so hard to make this possible. Just to be recognised in this esteemed category is such an honour as we celebrate our fifth anniversary. We are committed to delivering a unique and innovative service, keeping us at the forefront of our profession while providing an outstanding service to clients of all ages and continually embracing new technology to help demystify the legal process.”

Roche Legal has recently opened a new office in Harrogate in addition to their York base. Rachel and the Roche Legal team can be contacted at their York office on 01904 866139 or at Harrogate on 01423 449778

Note to editors: Rachel Roche is an award-winning solicitor based in York and can be contacted for interview through Chris Jones Media on 07774 772820/07738 005133