Chair of the South Ribble Dementia Action Alliance
Having qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 I took up my current role at the firm in 2010, and in 2015 I was appointed Partner. I specialise in wills, probate and the administration of estates, as well as lasting powers of attorney, estate planning, trust administration, tax planning, court of protection and elderly client services.
Qualifications and professional achievements: LLB (Hons), Commendation in Legal Practice at York College of Law. I am a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly, and the Law Society’s Private Client section.
How did you end up working for a law firm? Having completed a work experience at a local Solicitor’s practice whilst at school, I gained an insight into what a week in the life of a Solicitor was like and I was hooked! Initially, I wanted to specialise in Criminal Law, but during my training contract I was enticed into the Probate Department by the very wise head of the team and have never looked back.
Unusual fact: My cousin is a Hollywood film director and has directed films such as ‘The Omen’ and ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’, but for some reason I couldn’t persuade him to give me a starring role!
Found you when applying for Court of Protection. Have used many times since. Extremely likely to recommend Birchall Blackburn Law.
Very efficient and helpful at all times. Thank you for everything, 1st class work.
I would classify their service as ‘worry free’, for which many thanks.
No complaints. You did very well.
You communicate well. Very flexible with access to staff. Would you believe, an enjoyable experience.
I have used Birchall Blackburn since 1971 and have always found them to be fair and helpful. Keep up the good work.
Anna-Marie was always friendly whilst remaining professional.
Most impressed with service.
Nothing could be better! Anna Marie listened to our questions and concerns and gave clear and precise advice. It was the best experience/service we could have wanted. Outstanding service from start to finish! Thank you.
Will & Lasting Power of Attorney
Direct telephone number to the solicitor is excellent.
We were treated courteously at all times. Thank you
Keep doing the same. All round good service.
Patient and caring (my husband has Alzheimers and he was with me). Professional patient and everything explained clearly.
Anna Marie is excellent! Hard to improve on such a good service. You treated me as a valued customer.
I couldn’t have wished for a better service. Thank you Anna Marie.
No problems, fast and efficient at all times.
It was a family friend who told me to contact you. You were like a friend, not someone you could not talk to. I don’t think you can improve on perfection.
I was extremely happy with the level of service I received when I went in to make my Will. Anna Marie Knipe couldn’t have been better! Thank you so very much!
Lasting Power of Attoney
The service that we received was excellent and very professional. We saw your organisation on our local High St and we always, if possible, use local firms. It was easy to make contact and we are very impressed with the service that we received.
Lasting Power of Attorney
I am writing to say thank you for all the work you and Cathy have done for me. It was a pleasure meeting you and to have the business taken care of in such a friendly and efficient manner, giving me excellent explanations of what was entailed and why, every step of the way. I can now look forward with confidence, knowing that if or when I need to call on you again, things will be dealt with in the same way.