Cathy MacCracken


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T: 01772 552 218

Private Client – Preston

I have over 20 years experience in the law and I have spent all of those years at Birchall Blackburn Law. My areas of expertise include wills, trusts, probate, and legal services for the elderly.  I am a court appointed Deputy with experience in dealing with Court of Protection matters for vulnerable adults, children and the elderly.

Qualifications and professional achievements: LLB (Hons), Court of Protection Deputy Panel, Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, Law Society’s Private Client Section.

Personal Accreditations:  Court of Protection, Panel Deputy, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Full Professional Member.

How did you end up working for a law firm? Whilst at school in Northern Ireland, I went on a school trip to a major civil trial at the Courts of Justice in Belfast.  I was fascinated by the whole process and from then on only ever wanted a career in law.

Unusual fact: I was on a BBC Children’s programme called ‘Why Don’t You?’ in 1980. I thought my white canvas flares and dolly sandals were the height of fashion but 30 years on my children just think I look hilarious.

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Listened and advised. Thank you so much for helping me through a difficult issue.

11 May, 2022

Excellent service all round.

24 November, 2021

Excellent service.

2 September, 2021

Really satisfied with everything that was done for me.

14 June, 2021

Very friendly, very accommodating, very genuine, not rushed and spoke clearly and precisely. Wonderful service.

9 June, 2021

Cathy’s advice has been excellent.

11 March, 2021

Could not have been more helpful.

14 December, 2020

I dealt with Cathy McCracken and Amy Worthington regarding my late father's probate. They were terrific, compassionate, professional and value for money.

30 November, 2020

"Excellent professional service. Wonderful. Thank you."

3 October, 2019

You have the ability to listen, to get a true understanding of our needs and to offer a choice of appropriate solutions with an in depth description and without any pressure whatsoever. Stress-free and professional service. We received instruction and advice in a clear professional manner throughout the process.

7 June, 2019

Extremely informative. Very helpful.

17 January, 2019

The service is efficient, staff very helpful land friendly. Legal representative extremely patient and helpful, offering expertise and ensuring that I was entirely satisfied.

18 December, 2018

Cathy was extremely understanding.

1 August, 2018

Superb, efficient, friendly.

26 April, 2018