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About Alvechurch Legal

We are a small specialist firm in Alvechurch, Birmingham and the Waterfront, Brierley Hill,  near Dudley; whose areas of expertise are in:


  • Wills

  • Trusts

  • Probate

  • Lasting Power of Attorney


We work closely with partner legal firms to ensure you receive correct and current legal advice. We have an associated office in Newcastle, Goldsborough-Pike & Co.

The firm began as David E Matthews Insurance Services in 1973 and Brian Hawkins joined not long after it's inception. After David sadly passed away in December 2015, they decided to make a few changes – but very much wanted to stay in the heart of Alvechurch with its strong sense of community and its loyal client base.


Alvechurch Insurance Services took up residence in the building in January 2016.


The fact that clients are able to visit the team face to face – “the old-fashioned way”, as Andrew puts it – is one of the main advantages of the firm, as the team can offer a friendly chat and a personalised service that you just wouldn’t find with an online provider.


Customers can always speak to the same person and maintaining the village location means that everyone knows where they are.


After Brian Hawkins retired in October 2019 (at the age of 82!) after over 40 years with the firm there was a spare seat in the Alvechurch Office and thus the idea Alvechurch Legal Services was born…


Laura Hawkins and James Raybone made it their mission to fill the large gap left by the retirement of Brian.


James and Laura had worked together previously at a national law firm who offered Wills, Power of Attorney and Probate and found that they loved this area of law and working together.  However, they wanted to be able to offer their clients a friendly, local service but with realistic fix fee pricing. 


And so, Alvechurch Legal Services was born in January 2020. The third generation of the Hawkins family to work in Alvechurch and the family business but hopefully not the last!


They found the perfect spot for their second office space in Brierley Hill, which even included a super fire-proof safe for document storage and the ever-important free parking.

So now Alvechurch Legal Services has two offices and can visit clients in Alvechurch, Dudley and everywhere in between.

Alvechurch Office:                                                  Dudley Office:

3 The Square                                                          1 Hagley Court South 

Alvechurch                                                              Waterfront East

Birmingham                                                             Brierley Hill

B48 7LA                                                                   DY5 1XE

Tel: 0121 445 3307                                                 Tel: 01384 848 286

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