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


I have known James Beresford and worked with BLM for many years. With any business we work with, our clients need access to good quality legal advice whether their circumstances are simple or more complex. The service provided by BLM is ideal because they are available to advise our clients and we know that the advice provided is of outstanding quality, and crucially BLM’s pricing is cost effective and transparent.

Private Wealth Referrer

On the recommendation of our son, we used the services of James Beresford (BLM). He was so accommodating of our inability to travel to the office, he came to see us in our home. He listened to what we required of him and he explained how to best achieve our needs. His professionalism and knowledge was very evident and this gave us total confidence in what he formulated. Everything was explained in detail and any options brought to our attention. The legal paperwork was quickly prepared and sent to us to read and then another home visit ensured any queries we had were resolved. The whole procedure has been stress free and we would not hesitate to recommend James as a "person focus" professional.

Private Wealth client

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