Clare Ridout
“I found Clare helpful and approachable. I never worried about asking her questions, no matter how trivial!”..“We appreciated Clare’s informal and personal approach which we found very reassuring and refreshing. Thank you.”.. “Clare was brilliant throughout, patient, helpful & professional.”.."Thank you so much Clare for your help and guidance over Dad’s probate. We would have been lost without you! So glad we went with you."

Clare Ridout



Clare is an Associate in the Wills, Probate and Trusts Department at our Petersfield office.

Work Areas

Wills, probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Career History

Clare read Law at the University of Southampton gaining an LLB with Honours before going on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Guildford. Clare undertook her training contract with a well-established firm in Southampton before joining MacDonald Oates in April 2014.

Clare completed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma for England and Wales (Trusts and Estates) and is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She has also been awarded the SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) accreditation, which sets the standards for the highest quality legal advice in specialist areas, such as wills, powers of attorney and elder abuse. Clare is also on the STEP Central Southern Committee.


Clare enjoys getting creative with crafts and joining in community events. She is a keen gardener, enjoys cooking and is an active member of Young Farmers where she has previously been club secretary.