Wills, Probate & Powers of Attorney

Hadgkiss Hughes & Beale offer a comprehensive service in this field from experienced practitioners. The department is headed by partner James Norton who is based in the Acocks Green office.

In the Moseley office Lynette Hancox is a Legal Executive with substantial experience in Probate and the Administration of Estates, Anne Norton is an Associate Legal Executive and has been dealing with Wills for many years.

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James Norton LLB

Partner, Solicitor admitted 1992 ~ A Non-contentious lawyer experienced in property matters and Wills and Probate. Joined the Firm in 2001 and became a Partner in February 2004.

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Lynette Hancox F CILex

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualified in 1997 ~ Lynette has 24 years experience in probate and conveyancing. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and since 2011 her main focus has been on probate. She provides advice and assistance to personal representatives and can deal with all matters relating to the granting of Probate and the administration of estates on their behalf.

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Anne Norton A CILex

Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualified in 2007 ~ She has been working in our conveyancing team since 1978 successfully advising on over 2000 conveyancing matters during that time.

Anne is friendly and approachable and explains legal matters in jargon free terms. She has a large client base and is now acting for grandchildren of some of her original clients. She has a good relationship with both her clients and local estate agents.

Her main focus is acting for clients in residential conveyancing matters including buying and selling both leasehold and freehold properties, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

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Keith Bright LLM

Consultant, Solicitor admitted 1972 ~ before joining HHB ran his own practice from offices in the centre of Birmingham and at Walmley, Sutton Coldfield.

He is experienced in Residential and Commercial conveyancing, Wills and Probate and Powers of Attorney.

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Roderick Brindley LLB

Consultant, Solicitor admitted 1973 ~ A non-contentious practitioner specialising in Probate and Trusts (Rod was a Member of the Law Society’s Probate Section and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), Property Law and the acquisition and disposal of businesses.

Formerly the Senior Partner. A busy practitioner with a loyal client following built up during over 40 years with the Firm.

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Wills, Probate and The Administration of Estates and Trusts

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Obtaining Grants of Probate and Grants of Letters of Administration
  • Administering Estates and Trusts
  • Inheritance Tax Planning and Advice

Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Matters

  • Preparation and Registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs and Personal Welfare
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyship Orders

Home visits can usually be arranged for those unable to attend our Offices.