Hugh Harries is the probate partner of Midwinters. He studied law at King’s College London, and qualified as a solicitor in 1985. He joined Midwinters in 1988, becoming a partner in 1991.
Hugh undertakes a wide range of probate work including advice on wills and related tax matters, administration of estates and trusts. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Alexis advises on wills, inheritance tax planning, all aspects of the Administration of Deceased’s estates and on property matters.
She also specialises in advising the elderly on matters such as powers of attorney and equity releases and oversees the running of the personal affairs of many clients. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Gareth Joined Midwinters in 1999 after running his own practice in Cheltenham for the previous 11 years.
Gareth heads the firm’s Property Department specialising in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing including commercial freehold and leasehold property. Gareth has handled investment portfolios for private clients and has acted on the acquisition of a large number of retail units in the country’s major shopping centres.
Lucy Webley qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 and specialises in all aspects of family law, including divorce, civil partnership breakdown, financial settlements, disputes relating to children and disputes between unmarried couples. She is also an expert in helping to avoid disputes through the use of pre and post nuptial and living together agreements.
She joined the firm in September 2019 from Ledbury firm Orme and Slade, where she headed the family department. Lucy is a member of Resolution, the national family lawyers’ association, and stands by their ethos of dealing with situations in a constructive and amicable way. She is known for her common sense approach and sensitive and empathetic way of dealing with her clients.
Lucy lives in Cheltenham with her family.
John specialises in Civil Litigation Dispute resolution which includes Personal Injury, Contract Disputes, Debt Collection, Building Construction Disputes, Professional Negligence, Land/Neighbour Disputes, disputes over wills and inheritance and Employment Disputes.
He qualified in Bristol but has spent most of his career in Gloucestershire.
Andrew qualified firstly as a Legal Executive and then as a Solicitor in 1992.
He has worked in private practice in Cheltenham throughout his career joining Midwinters in 2015.
Andrew advises on Wills, Probate and the administration of estates as well as Powers of Attorney and elderly client matters.
Mark undertakes Private Client work with a particular specialism in Probate. He graduated with First Class Honours before completing the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff Law School. He qualified in 1999 with a London firm.
He joined Midwinters in 2018 having moved from a national law firm where he handled complex probate matters and managed a team of experienced probate specialists.
He is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).