Meet The Team
Ally Ilott Managing Director
I founded Heritage Estate Planning following a successful 22 year career in Financial Planning. I felt that there was a lack of high quality professional estate planning services for people looking for an alternative to a Solicitor and I am very proud of the reputation we have built over the last four years.
As a Financial Adviser I was very aware that a high proportion of adults do not have wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney in place and I felt strongly that I wanted to help change this. I am able to use my previous knowledge and experience to help ensure our clients receive high quality advice and guidance with exceptional service personally delivered by myself and Sarah.
Part of my role is to build and develop strong relationships with professional partners, such as Financial Advisers, Mortgage Brokers and Accountants. It is vitally important to me that I have experts I trust on hand to refer our clients to for all their financial needs.
I pride myself on keeping my knowledge up to date and have been awarded distinctions on exams taken through the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and have recently embarked on the STEP level 6 qualification in wills and succession.
I live at home in Newbury with my three children and have an older daughter who lives in Copenhagen. I love running, listening to music and meeting friends (virtually at the moment, due to the COVID-19 situation!).
Sarah Durrant Office Manager
My background has been across both inhouse Corporate Legal teams and private law firms in both support and paralegal roles.
I joined the company in 2019 after some time out with my children but I am already looking forward to new great challenges and building the business with Ally over the coming years.
I have very good attention to detail and work in a thorough way to ensure that we offer exceptional service to all our clients. My role is to develop and improve the sytems and processes we use to make things more efficient and smoother for our clients. I am very proud of the work we do for our clients and our professional partners and getting positive feedback really makes my day.
I already hold a CILEx Level 2 City & Guilds qualification in Legal Studies and I am very excited that I have commenced studying for the CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Wills and Probate.
I live at home in Thatcham with my two children. I also have an older daughter and two grandchildren who live locally. I enjoy going to music concerts and trying to keep fit!
Call us today on 01635 292356 to arrange for a consultation meeting!