22 The Parks, Minehead,
Somerset, TA24 8BT
Minehead Solicitors


17 The Crescent, Taunton,
Somerset, TA1 4EB
Taunton Solicitors


Central Court, ,
London, WC2A 1AL
London Solicitors


James Ashby

Senior Associate Solicitor

James Ashby is a Senior Associate Solicitor in our Private Client department at our Taunton office. He has over twenty years experience of dealing with a wide range of will, trust, estate administration and court of protection matters. He is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate practitioners (STEP)


James acts for a wide range of clients including high net worth and farms.

James enjoys hiking and camping, especially on Exmoor and lives with two active (one very active) golden retrievers.


His experience includes

  • Drafting all types of wills, both simple and complex.
  • Dealing with the administration of trusts
  • Dealing with the administration of estates, including administering will trusts
  • Drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney and general powers of attorney
  • Making deputyship applications to the Court of Protection
  • Drafting trust deeds in connection with the ownership of houses and flats
  • Tax and estate planning advice

James is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) and is a full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

His years of experience have given him much practical knowledge in dealing with legal matters and he provides a clear and common-sense service.

What others say

“James was a pleasure to work with and got the job done fast and efficiently providing excellent recommendations”

“I have been extremely satisfied with the way you handled matters for me, and the advice given. I would not hesitate to recommend the firm to anybody. Your charges also were very reasonable”

  • "Thank you Mr Ashby for being so helpful. We are so pleased with the kind and prompt service and the sensitive way you helped us to understand and put in words what we wanted and needed"

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