Lucy Richardson

Solicitor

Tell us about yourself

I am a solicitor. I have been working in the Private Client department at John Hodge Solicitors since 2014. I qualified as a Solicitor after completing my training contract with John Hodge Solicitors which included training in Property/Conveyancing, Litigation and Private Client or Wills and Estates. I completed my Law degree and the Legal Practice Course at the University of the West of England.

I am a Dementia Friend, which means that I have received training in how dementia can affect a person and their relatives.

What do you offer clients of John Hodge Solicitors?

I am passionate about using my skills to protect our clients interests and delivering the best service possible. I am friendly and understanding of clients going through or discussing difficult situations such as incapacity, bereavement and death. I have a particular interest and experience in dealing with Attorneyship and Deputyship matters and protecting vulnerable clients. I am able to meet clients out of office hours if attending during these hours is difficult.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I feel that my role can be very rewarding, advising clients and assisting in what can be a difficult time of their life. It is satisfying to feel that I have helped clients to take a weight off of their mind and enjoy the satisfaction when I know my actions have protected a vulnerable client.

What do you think makes a good lawyer?

A good lawyer is someone who is approachable, conscientious, empathetic and really understands what is best for each client and helps them to achieve the same.

A message for clients:

"I am approachable and empathetic. I will act in your best interests to ensure that your outcomes are achieved in the best possible way for you."