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Martin Sissons

Martin Sissons

Partner | Private Client, Wills & Trusts

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t: 0114 220 2173

Legal 500 Recommended LawyerLegal 500 Leading Lawyer 2019

Martin Sissons is a specialist Wills and Probate solicitor who is described by the Legal 500 [2017] as "exceptional in his field of expertise and can easily explain complex legal matters in layman's terms". He is identified as a leader in his field for his work with elderly clients.

Martin is a Partner and Solicitor at Bell & Buxton, specialising in Private Client Law.

He is recommended in the Legal 500 as "exceptional in his field of expertise and can easily explain complex legal matters in layman's terms".

He is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and has acted as the Deputy Clerk to the Inland Revenue Tax Commissioners.

He has 30 years' experience of dealing with a wide variety of private client work, including:

  • Wills and Estate Planning;
  • Powers of Attorney;
  • Inheritance Tax Mitigation and Asset Protection;
  • Court of Protection applications;
  • Formation and Administration of Trusts;
  • Administration of deceased estates; 

Martin qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and has been based in Sheffield throughout his legal career and has built long-lasting relationships with his clients. He often finds himself acting for several generations of the same family and is proud to do so in a local law firm. 

Martin is also recommended by the Legal 500 for his work in elderly client law, where he has considerable expertise acting for and advising clients on creating powers of attorney in respect of property and financial affairs, health decisions and estate planning in the context of residential care home fees.

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Martin has presented seminars on pre-retirement courses.


Martin has experienced a number of changes to private client law over the years, particularly how estates now have an international element to them.

He recently dealt with the administration of several estates involving assets held in Europe, the United States of America, Australia and the West Indies. 

Martin has acted for several non-domiciled spouses concerning Inheritance tax payable in the United Kingdom.


Member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

What our clients say
  • Very pleased with how we were treated and how easy the process of making a Will is. Also, many thanks for your scheme for St Lukes Hospice. Altogether a very professional service with a human touch. Thank you.


  • First impressions at reception were very friendly and helpful and very caring on leaving. The offer of coffee was most welcome. The understanding by Mr Sissons of the situation was to the point and any aspect that could cause unforeseen (by me) problems was soon spotted.


  • "Martin was excellent in all our dealings with my mother and her Will and sorting this out for her. Always professional, but very approachable and honest."