Andrew is a partner in our private client team and has over 14 years’ experience in private client work.
Andrew advises on all aspects of Wills, probate and estate administration, lasting powers of attorney, Court of Protection applications, trusts and tax planning.
He strives for a friendly and professional approach in dealing with clients and prides himself on giving clear advice.
Andrew works with a broad range of clients, including high net worth individuals and families based both locally in Hertfordshire and in and around London. Having advised on high value complex matters as well as lower value estates, he gives the same high level of service to all his clients and consistently receives positive feedback from his clients.
He has advised on estates with business and agricultural property and those with a foreign element, including re-sealing probates in foreign jurisdictions.
He drafts discretionary trusts, life interest trusts, family settlements and disabled person’s trusts and advises on their administration and tax consequences.
Andrew has prepared statutory Will applications for the Court of Protection as well as deputyship and other applications to the Court of Protection.
As well as preparing and registering lasting powers of attorney, he has also advised attorneys on their role and duties under the documents.
Andrew studied Journalism at the University of Cardiff before completing the Graduate Diploma conversion to Law at the University of Middlesex. Subsequently, Andrew completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of London and qualified as a solicitor in 2006.
Andrew joined Debenhams Ottaway in 2012, he was made senior lawyer in 2017 and partner in November 2020.
Andrew is a member of the:
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
- Private Client Section of The Law Society.
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Claire Sharp and Andrew Spearman both exhibit great knowledge, instilling great client confidence.
Andrew Spearman puts clients at ease and quickly builds trust.
Andrew is very affable. He has been a great support and I couldn’t have wished for a better solicitor in our time of need. It was always a joy to go and see him, almost a pleasure handing the money over!
Personal service and totally professional. Andrew was open and friendly too.
My sister and I have been very happy with how our mother’s probate was handled. It was all done with great care, efficiency and professionalism. Such a good service in every way. Andrew Spearman surpassed himself.
Everything was excellent. Andrew Spearman is a very professional solicitor who understood our requirements.
Andrews ability to understand my requirements and to guide me through what would otherwise have been a scary and unknown process. His endless patience with my questions/emails was much appreciated.
I want to thank you for everything you have done over the past two years to make understandable what turned out to be a very complicated process. I particularly appreciated your careful professionalism and your kind and patient sensitivity towards us throughout the process. I am so very glad we came to you.
The work was completed to a high standard and we have complete trust and confidence in our dealings with Andrew.
Andrew’s personal attention and clearly explaining to us the implications of various decisions we had to make. Supportive and knowledgeable staff who were able to assist if Andrew was not available.
We would like to thank Andrew Spearman for his time in advising us in a very pleasant and efficient way and for giving such excellent service. We would not hesitate in recommending Debenhams Ottaway to others.
Andrew is someone who understood what I needed and advised me regarding changes that I needed to make.
He provided clear explanation of the process is a prompt, friendly and efficient way in which it was dealt with.
You handled the work without me having any of the stress. I really appreciated this as the death of a parent is always stressful in itself.