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Stephen Coates

Stephen Coates

Stephen Coates

Partner & Joint Head of Wills, Probate and Trusts T 01302 640 384

Bio

Stephen joined Taylor Bracewell in March 2013 having worked at another large Doncaster firm for many years. 

Stephen became Partner in 2017 and Jointly Heads up our Wills, Probate & Trusts department alongside Lauren Smith. 

Stephen has considerable experience of dealing with all Wills, Trust and Probate matters including Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection and has taken a specific interest in the creation and administration of complex Trusts such as Personal Injury Trusts and Trusts for Disabled Persons. Stephen has over 21 years of experience in dealing with these matters. 

 

What area of law do you specialise in?

Wills, Probate & Trusts

How many years have you worked in this field?

21

What was the main reason you got into the law? 

I felt that it was something that I would be suited to and I would be able to help clients to resolve their issues and problems.

What is the best part of working for Taylor Bracewell? 

Taylor Bracewell is a very friendly and supportive Firm and is always forward thinking and never scared of trying new things.

What do you enjoy outside of work? 

Spending time with my family and I (sometimes) enjoy watching Doncaster Rovers!

 

Testimonials I have received
I am very happy with the help and word from Mr S Coates Miss Smith opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Excellent Service. Rapid responses to queries. Stephen Coates was very approachable and replied immediately to emails. If I lived closer to Doncaster or Sheffield I would transfer all my legal matters to Taylor Bracewell. Mr Crook opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Excellent, professional service. Helpful and knowledgeable. I felt completely at ease and was very impressed with the service provided. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Sent my friends to you and they are near completion of their Will due to our recommendation. Thank you. Mr and Mrs Parr opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Mr Stephen Coates was kind and professional at all times and was always available to explain issues and options in an understandable manner. Mrs Clarke opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
First class work. Thanks for all your help on this matter. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Excellent, professional service and advice by Stephen Coates. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. I would highly recommend Taylor Bracewell to others. Thank you! Mr Brewster opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
10/10 Mr Porter opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Trouble free procedure, well informed and completed within the estimated time frame. The staff were pleasant and helpful at every stage and costs were reasonable and were estimates at first appointment. Thank you Mr Bowdler opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
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10/10 Miss Feary opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
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We have been dealing with Taylor Bracewell since 1978 and in good times & bad. We have always been assured of their support and expertise in finding any necessary solutions to situations that have arisen. We are delighted to continue our association. Mr Anthony & Miss Mellors opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Excellent advice given at a difficult time. Mr & Mrs G opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
10/10 Mr & Mrs M opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Very pleased with the service. Mr W opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
We cannot express how grateful we were to have Stephen and his team to help us at a very difficult time after the death of our Dad. They were compassionate as well as professional. We would definitely recommend Taylor Bracewell. Mrs Collins opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I have used Taylor Bracewell for many years and find their service impeccable. Special thanks to Stephen Coates for not only updating my Will in a friendly, professional manner but also for taking the time and trouble to clarify matters concerning my trust. Thank you Miss B opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
A fantastic, friendly and quick hassle free service! Thank you. Mr & Mrs Wood opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Without any hesitation, I would recommend your practice to everyone. You treat me with great respect and i got your full attention to all my requests for advice. Mr Rowing opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
10/10 Mrs G opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I would definitely recommend, without shadow of a doubt. The work which was done on behalf of the estate of my late uncle was thorough and very efficient and we were kept extremely well informed and in the most timely and friendly of manners. Our warmest thanks please to Stephen Coates and his staff Mr W C opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
As an 83 year old I felt a little nervous about my appointment. You explained everything perfectly. I came away very pleased. Thank you for much Ms Summerfield opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I would like to thank Stephen Coates for all the help he has given us and expertise to guide us through our transaction of our wills to a high degree of professionalism Mr and Mrs H opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
My family have used this company for many years, and always found them helpful, efficient and easy to deal with Mr S opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
As usual a prompt courteous service friendly and polite Mr and Mrs Newton opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
As usual a prompt courteous service friendly and polite. Mr & Mrs Newton opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
As usual a prompt courteous services, friendly and polite. Mr & Mrs Newton opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Mr Stephen Coates of your firm could not have been more helpful and more considerate while unwrapping the complex estate of my father. Mrs Fenner opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
This is the third time I have dealt with Taylor Bracewell and Mr Coates in particular. He has always been very patient with me, especially during our first encounters which were very trying and in my eyes, unusual. He showed human when necessary, it’s good to break the tension is when you haven’t a clue what you are supposed to be doing. Mrs L opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Cannot fault the service provided. Excellent and courteous throughout. Mr Coates very pleasant and helpful, also the office staff and reception staff. Would recommend highly Mr M opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Very good service, kept appointments, answer emails quickly, good communication, and all this while we had Covid restrictions Mr Lejeune opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I have already recommended you to someone with regards to wills. You are always helpful and polite. Mr W opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I feel that everything was dealt with quickly and efficiently despite the limitations of Covid. Mrs B opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
We are in our nineties. Thanks for your co-operation, our granddaughter, Mandy, was able to negotiate with you on our behalf despite COVID-19 - from December and complete a ‘lasting power-of-attorney' and my last well. Thanks for the prompt responses to our daughter’s text calls and letters. Mr & Mrs W opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
All requests were dealt with diligence and care. Mr S opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I have used Taylor Bracewell as both my business and personal solicitor for over 30 years and both provided excellent service throughout this period. Mr Howarth opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I have no hesitation in recommending Stephen Coates for anyone needing assistance with a probate and/or inheritance tax matter. After contacting a number of specialists solicitors Stephen was the only one who knew immediately the correct way it needed to be handled. This saved my family a great deal of money and we will always be very grateful. Stephen is friendly and approachable and takes the time to explain things fully without using unnecessary language. Mrs F opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Professional, efficient, no fuss. Mr Michael Hall opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I have used Taylor Bracewell for many years and have always found them reliable and trust worthy. I would definitely recommend them to any body. Mrs Newton opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
In all our dealings with the staff at Taylor Bracewell we have been treated, professionally, caringly and with patience. Mr K Stalker opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Very helpful and efficient, replied to any query quickly. I would definitely recommend Taylor Bracewell Solicitors. Mrs Davies opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Yes, a very easy process which we were fully supported with at each and every stage. Fantastic service, great communication. Mrs Skipp opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
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