Co-op Legal Services has been named winner of best estate administration and probate services provider in the 2021 cfi.co awards.
Probate Solicitor, Manchester
Kim Hammond is a Probate Solicitor based at Co-op Legal Services in Manchester.
Kim developed her interest in Probate Law during her training contract and after two years working in a full service Private Client department at a law firm in Sheffield, decided to specialise in Probate. Her experience across the Private Client spectrum provides a good grounding for all elements of Estate Administration.
Kim has a wide variety of experience dealing with Estates and often handles more complex Probate cases where Inheritance Tax is payable or there are significant assets. Kim thinks it is important that her clients fully understand the circumstances of their Probate case and she always looks to explain things as clearly as possible and free from legal jargon.
Kim knows that there is a lot to think about when somebody dies and aims to take away as much of the stress of dealing with the Probate process as possible, by making it straightforward and transparent.
Kim’s favourite aspect of her work is the opportunity to get her teeth into a really interesting area of law in the process of helping people during a difficult time in their lives.
Probate articles and case studies
- how to obtain probate
- what do you do when probate is granted
- why probate is not required on a small estate
Kim studied History and English Literature at the University of York, graduating with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in 2006. Kim completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law in York between 2006 and 2008 and gained a Distinction.
- Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
When not working
Kim enjoys hiking and camping and regularly ventures into the Peaks, the Lakes and the Dales. She is an Assistant Scout Leader with her local troop and enjoys trying to drum up the Scouts’ enthusiasm for the outdoors! When trying to stay dry and warm she can be found at the theatre or on the sofa with a book or a boxset.