Petra Lewis-Feast is a senior lawyer within the wills and probate team. She has worked as a private client specialist since she qualified in 1993.
She deals on a day-to-day basis with the administration of deceased estates of all sizes including those which involve inheritance tax issues, assisting with the preparation of wills and related issues and also the preparation and registration of lasting powers of attorney. She also deals with applications to the Court of Protection for vulnerable clients who need help with making decisions about their finances or health care.
She is actively involved in supporting local advice centres and also works regularly with local financial advisors delivering seminars for the industry and general public on a range of subjects particularly tailored towards those concerned about making future provision for their families and loved ones.
Petra enjoys working with elderly and sometimes vulnerable clients who need careful and sympathetic advice, respecting the client’s dignity and ensuring the client’s best interests are put first.
Qualifications & Experience
Petra has over 20 years’ experience as a Wills and Probate solicitor. She completed her law degree in 1990 and passed the Law Society Finals Course in 1991. That same year she joined Hunt Dickens (which subsequently merged with Freeth Cartwright) as an articled clerk, qualifying as a solicitor at the same firm in 1993. Upon qualifying Petra began working in the Wills and Probate department. In 2003 she started at Sharp & Partners, which became Sharp Young and Pearce in 2012 and subsequently merged with Rothera Dowson in 2016 to form Rothera Sharp.
The Lace Market
Wills, Probate and Trusts
Areas of Specialism
Lasting powers of Attorney
Court of protection applications
"Regardless of the services I have used, I have always found this business to be professional, extremely helpful, friendly and very easy to work with. Thank you."
"We found Petra to be very pleasant, helpful and efficient preparing and registering our Lasting Powers of Attorney documents. We have no hesitation in recommending her and Rothera Sharp Solicitors."
Russell and Patricia Sharp
"I am delighted by the service of Rothera Sharp. The staff are all very helpful. Petra is very approachable and I was confident in her explanations of anything I didn't understand. I would not hesitate to recommend Rothera sharp to anyone who needs the services of solicitors."
"Petra always deals professionally, quickly and courteously. We were very satisfied with the work she did and would strongly recommend her to others."
Ken and Angela Davies
"My brother, when he died, left no will. However we had successfully used Petra (Lewis-Feast) of Rothera Sharp before when our mother died, so I decided to use her again. The process was not easy, made complicated further by various problems especially with his property, and various unexpected events along the way. Consequently it took two years to finally get everything sorted. This could have been a difficult time for me, especially living 150 miles away. However whatever arose, Petra was more than willing to step in and to address the issues, and to get them sorted. And despite being extremely professional it was all handled in a most friendly manner. Indeed, I have rarely met anyone who has been more willing and more helpful, and I can only be so very grateful. Thanks."
"Highest compliments to Petra for the expertise and competence for which she handled my case. Her customer service was wonderful to experience. Exceptional, professional service."
"Mrs Petra Feast was as always extremely helpful,kind and dealt with my query very promptly and efficiently."
Mrs C Gilder
"Petra handled our enquiries sensitively, gave good advice and personal attention to our requirements. The family have confidence in her service and know they can trust her implicitly. Thank you."
"Petra is a very understanding and helpful solicitor who gives excellent advice."
"We are very satisfied with the service we received. Very professional with the human touch."
"I found Rothera Sharp to be highly efficient, professional yet friendly and always available to answer any questions. I had total confidence and trust in Petra and Karen. I will be using Rothera Sharp's services in the future and I would highly recommend them to anyone requiring legal services."
"Rothera Sharp were incredibly helpful and professional. Petra made the whole process simple and easy to understand. I will be using Rothera Sharp's service again. Thank you."
"This was my first experience using a solicitor, something I felt quite daunted about. Rothera Sharp (Greg and Petra) put me at ease and were very helpful."
"The appointment service was quick and the staff were delightful and accommodating. A very pleasant job done."
"Petra was friendly, efficient and made what we thought was a daunting, complex task simple and understandable so we were able to make informed choices with confidence. We would highly recommend Petra."
"I think Rothera Sharp provide an excellent service, as they have been my solicitors for 27 years and my family's too for over 30 years. I always recommend them to people I know who would need their expertise."
"Petra was recommended to us for wills. I requested help with my mother's Grant of Probate during this time. We have been 100% satisfied with her services, efficiency and friendliness especially during a sad time of losing my mother. Thank you."
"I can only offer my heartfelt gratitude for your support in this matter. Petra was absolutely brilliant. Thank you."
"This was the second time that Petra has dealt with an estate for us as well as arranging Court of Protection. She has always been very prompt and efficient as well as being friendly and quick to give advice. Excellent service. Thank you."
"Excellent efficient and friendly service. I can highly recommend Rothera Sharp Solicitors."
"Petra visited me at home at a very difficult time and was patient, sympathetic and very helpful. I feel confident that any problems or queries will be sorted with no fuss. A great service so far. Thank you."