James Beresford


  • I specialise in dealing with the administration of complex estates and advising clients on estate planning matters including the drafting of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.  Joining BLM offers this additional expertise and service to a nationwide breadth of client and team.
  • I am particularly interested in assisting clients deal with their estate and legacy planning where my pragmatic approach  and clear communication skills provide clients with a comprehensive and understandable solution.
  • I am a wealth preservation specialist and I focus on inheritance tax planning for HNW clients and high profile individuals and I regularly advise business owners on succession planning.
  • Delighted to have received recognition as ‘Private Client team of the year’ winner (2018 and 2016) and to have been shortlisted in 2017 for the Manchester Legal Awards.
  • I lecture post graduate students at BBP Law School, in addition to other solicitors on Wills and estate administration matters for the Solicitors Group and MBL Seminars.
  • I am the author of "No Will - no say. A simple guide to Wills and Estate Planning”, published in 2017 by Wilkinson Publishing.


  • I am a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). 

Contact Details

+44 161 838 6394


James Beresford was exceptional, not only in his knowledge but in his ability to communicate matters in a simple and understandable way. He did this with his very affable nature that made me feel comfortable from the start. The depth of his knowledge in his field was very comforting,

Chambers & Partners 2021

James was very patient in listening to our situation and providing options and advice on what would be most beneficial for us.

Chambers & Partners 2021

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