Emily Payne

Partner | Solicitor
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Specialising in – Personal & Inheritance Law and Residential Property Law

Emily qualified in 2005. She practised in London for five years before moving to Newbury and joining Dickins Hopgood Chidley, becoming a partner in 2014. Emily is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, having achieved the qualification with distinction, and a member of the Law Society Private Client Section.

Renowned for her efficient and practical handling of cases, Emily has a gentle and sympathetic approach when dealing with the many varied and sensitive situations her clients find themselves in, always looking after her clients’ interests during what is often a traumatic or stressful time.

In addition to her personal law clients, Emily has over 15 years’ experience of property law, which includes all aspects of conveyancing, lease extensions, acting for management companies, and associated land issues.

In September 2021, Emily qualified as a Notary Public, to complement her private practice. She is now able to offer clients the facility of authenticating and notarising documents for use abroad. See our Notary page for more details.

The areas Emily can help you with include:

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

  • Administration of Estates

  • Probate
  • Intestacy
  • Elderly Care
  • Trusts – establishing & administering
  • Estate & Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Property Law – including lease extensions & land issues
  • Notary Public  


Many of Emily’s clients have been with her for numerous years, returning for the different stages in life, and for help with selling and buying their homes.

“Thank you, as always, for providing sympathetic and clear guidance to me at a difficult time.”

“Thank you for your hard work…. I have felt throughout that it was in safe, professional and empathetic hands.”

Thanks again Emily for working through all the nuances and details that make purchasing property such fun!”

“Many thanks for your kind, prompt, and efficient assistance in this matter, it is much appreciated.”

“I can’t thank you enough. You’ve just been brilliant and calm and patient and honest and more throughout and I couldn’t have done it without you.” 

“Even when the situation was not so clear from the buyers side, you left me in no doubt that you had everything under control – thank you”
“Emily Payne helped me navigate the emotional situation of applying to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order for an elderly relative and also applying again for permission to sell my relatives house. In both situations she was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and reassured me along the way that all was in hand, and then everything worked out as she said it would. A relief for me!”
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Emily offers a free initial 30-minute consultation in the following areas: Trusts & Inheritance Planning, Probate & Estate Administration.

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