James Ashby


Tell us about yourself?

I qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and have been working in Somerset since 2010. I joined John Hodge Solicitors in 2015.

What is your specialist area of law?

I have specialised in Private Client work from qualification and I am very happy to help in the drafting of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, handling tax planning queries as well as administering estates and dealing with Court of Protection matters. I am currently based out of the Clevedon and Wedmore branches.

What do you offer the clients of John Hodge Solicitors?

I enjoy helping clients solve their problems and minimising stress for families dealing with the loss of a loved one.

What do you think makes a good lawyer?

The ability to listen and to ask the right questions.

Do you belong to any Panels or Associations which show you have reached a notable level of expertise and experience in your specialist area of law?

I am an Affiliate member of STEP and a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

On a non-legal note

I have a degree in history as well as my legal qualifications as a solicitor and I am looking forward to delving more into the local history of Wedmore!