James Antoniou is Head of Wills and a Senior Solicitor at Co-op Legal Services in Bristol.
As Head of the Wills legal practice, James is responsible for the Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney writing team from both an operational and commercial perspective. James has considerable experience in all aspects of private client law having spent many years representing a broad spectrum of clients including high net worth individuals and lottery winners.
His expertise covers a wide range of advice on Wills, Probate, Lasting Power of Attorney, Tax and Trusts and related succession issues. James has been ranked in the two major legal directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, as a leader in his field and, earlier in his career, he was named as one of the Top 35 under 35 Private Client practitioners in the country.
Thanks to the hard work of James and his team, Co-op Legal Services has been named National Will Writing Firm of the Year (2018).
Articles by James
- What Happens if my Husband Dies Without a Will?
- Can I Leave Gifts to My Friends in My Will?
- What to Do if a Beneficiary Dies Before You
- I Have a Will, Why Do I Need a Lasting Power of Attorney?
- What is a Partial Intestacy?
- Making a Will and Mental Capacity
- How to Destroy Your Will Correctly.
James is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). You can recognise a Full Member of STEP by the letters TEP (Trusts and Estates Practitioner) after their name.
James qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and has specialised in Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts ever since. He spent 10 years as at a large law firm where he was a Partner before joining Co-op Legal Services in 2014.
When Not Working
James likes to spend any free time with his young family. He enjoys a game of chess and playing sports, particularly cricket.