I am a will writer and estate planner covering the whole of the North West of England. I am also a qualified solicitor, having spent over 20 years in private practice as a partner in a well respected Fylde coast law firm. I am an associate member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers (IPW)
I am an associate of APS Legal & Associates, a major national provider of will writing and estate planning services.
My services are bespoke and tailored precisely to my clients' individual needs.
I visit my clients in the comfort and privacy of their own homes to take detailed instructions and give advice regarding their estates and the best way to ensure that their loved ones inherit exactly what they wish them to.
I can advise on and provide Lasting Powers Of Attorney, Childrens Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts, amongst others
I can also advise on the best ways to avoid having to pay care home fees.


I am a qualified solicitor, having first qualified in 1988. I have had many years of legal practice as a partner in a well respected law firm on the Fylde Coast. I have covered several areas of law including family & matrimonial, criminal law, traffic law, personal injury, licensing as well as will drafting. My legal knowledge is therefore varied and extensive.
In addition to drafting wills I can also advise on the best way to avoid care home fees, advance directives (living wills), inheritance tax planning, asset protection trusts, lasting powers of attorney, children's trusts, spousal bypass trusts and pre-paid funeral schemes to name a few.


  • APS Legal & Associates

    - Current
  • Palmer, Hodgson & Heyes

    21 - 100 Employees 1986 - 2009
    Joined firm in 1986 as articled clerk. Qualified as a solicitor in 1988. Became partner in 1991. Left the practice in 2009.

Education History

  • O Levels

    Blackpool Collegiate Grammar School
    1972 - 1977
  • A Levels

    Blackpool Collegiate Sixth Form College
    1977 - 1979


Degree from Lancaster University - 1982 Common Professional Examination - College Of Law, Chester 1984 Solicitors Final Exams - College Of Law, Chester 1985 Qualified as a solicitor in 1988 Associate Member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers (IPW)

Clubs and Associations

I am a member of Business Network International (BNI) - Tower chapter which covers the Blackpool area

Interests and Hobbies

I also have a music school business called Rock-Jam Music Schools, teaching youngsters to play guitar, drums, bass and keyboards. I also teach guitar at St.Aidan's school Preesall on a peripatetic basis
I am actively involved with music generally and play regularly in a band covering the whole of the North West

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