Our Lawyers | Curtis Parkinson

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Kenneth Curtis

Solicitor & Notary Public LLB Hons TEP SFE

Kenneth qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and later as Notary in 2012. He heads up Curtis Parkinson’s Private Client Department.

Kenneth has considerable experience advising clients across the East Midlands and further afield on commercial leases, wills, tax and estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and court of protection matters.

As a long-standing member of STEP and Solicitors for the Elderly, Kenneth is also recognised for his knowledge of the legal issues affecting those in later life and those who lack capacity. He is known for getting to know his clients and putting them at ease in discussing what can often be complex or sensitive issues.

Kenneth’s areas of expertise include Wills & Probate, Inheritance Tax Planning, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Personal injury trusts and Trust administration.

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Roger Pitts


Roger is Curtis Parkinson’s managing partner. For most of his career, Roger has dealt with litigation and disputes on behalf of companies and private individuals.

A significant part of Roger’s caseload has involved property transactions and in particular mortgage possession proceedings. Roger is also highly regarded in the field of professional negligence, particularly in the legal and property arenas.

Known for applying common sense and pragmatism, his primary aim is to resolve cases successfully without resorting to trial. That said, a number of Roger’s cases have been reported in the Law Reports.

Roger’s area of expertise is dispute resolution by negotiation, litigation or alternate dispute, resolution including: Personal injury claims, Property disputes, Personal wealth, Contentious probate, trusts & estates and Equine related claims.

0115 964 7740

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Louise Gardner

Senior Conveyancer

Louise provides a friendly and approachable service to her clients and is known and respected for her down to earth, friendly and pragmatic approach to all aspects of her work.

Louise’s areas of expertise include Freehold and leasehold residential sales & purchases, New builds and plots, Sale and purchases of land, Right to Buy, Shared ownership, Staircasing, Equity release plans and lifetime mortgages, Re-mortgages, Advising mortgage lenders and Transfer of Equity.

0115 964 7740

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Shahida Dar

Paralegal ACILEX

Shahida is a skilled Paralegal specialising in Private Client matters. With a diverse legal background spanning various practice areas, Shahida brings a wealth of experience and a broad perspective to her role. Since joining the firm in 2021, she has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and dedication to client service. Shahida’s expertise encompasses Estate Administration, Probate, Wills, and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Her calm demeanour, honed during her previous career as an emergency 999 operator, enables her to handle complex matters with sensitivity and efficiency. Shahida’s multilingual abilities in Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi help her connect with a broader range of clients and overcome potential language barriers.

0115 964 7762

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