Deborah Henn

Senior Associate FCILEx

Deborah is Senior Associate FCILEx and joined the Renaissance Legal team in 2023 from a large regional practice where she was based in Horsham.

Deborah specialises in probate and estate administration, Wills and Powers of Attorney and is highly skilled at helping elderly and sometimes vulnerable people through legal processes which they can find daunting and confusing. She has particular expertise and experience in the administration of estates where family relationships are difficult or strained by providing sensitive, practical and impartial advice.

Deborah’s particular expertise covers estate administration, probate, Wills and Powers of Attorney which she has been dealing with since 1987.

Deborah was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in July 2010.

She has been previously recognised as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 UK.

“Looking back over the last year I would have had NO IDEA how to even start
completing everything you have achieved so calmly and efficiently.
It has been an absolute pleasure communicating with you all year because
I knew you I could entirely trust your advice. From the very first phone
call when you explained the various options available to us I have
been so grateful you were our lawyer and that you could
effectively handle everything.”

Private Client, 2023

Getting to know Deborah

If you were not a lawyer what job would you do?

I’d probably be a life coach or counsellor.  I find people fascinating and would love to help others to overcome their obstacles and find contentment from within.

If you were given a day off work where would we find you?

Trying something new. This year I’ve been down the zipwire on Brighton beach and horse riding on the beach at Perranporth.

What can you do that no one else in the office can do?

I can “hear” the words my non-verbal, autistic grandson is unable to say.

If you could go back in history to a specific date or time, what would it be?

The 1970’s.  To the carefree days of childhood when I spent hours with my younger brother building sandcastles on the beach, making camps, playing games and creating obstacle courses.

Where in the world would you most like to visit?

The Maldives to go snorkelling off one of the amazing white, sandy beaches and to Borneo to see orangutans in their natural habitat.