June 14, 2024

Hedges announces latest round of hires

Hedges, one of Oxfordshire’s longest serving law firms, has announced the appointments of three new solicitors, including a new Head of Summertown, Daniel Boyle, as the firm gears up to opening its new office this summer.

The further appointments include family law specialists, Alexandra Baggallay and Ian Davies.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2007, Daniel Boyle specialises in private client law, advising on complex wills, probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, trusts and tax planning. He is a member of STEP, Solicitors for the Elderly and a full member of the Law Society Private Client Section. Daniel is also listed in the Legal 500 and Chambers High-Net-Worth Guide – both guides to the UK’s top solicitors and law firms.

New Head of Summertown Office, Daniel Boyle said: “I’m delighted to be joining Hedges at such an exciting time in its long history. As Head of Summertown, I’m looking forward to working with other local businesses in the area and continuing to build on Hedges’ reputation as one of the best law firms for high-net-worth clients in Oxfordshire. Summertown in Oxford is the perfect home for us and I’m looking forward to getting to know all our existing clients and building relationships with new ones.”

Joining Hedges’ family team are Alexandra Baggallay and Ian Davies. Alexandra qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and is a member of Resolution, a national body with 6,500 members committed to dealing with family cases amicably, with compassion and sensitivity, and to limit conflict in divorce. Alexandra specialises in all areas of family law, including high-net-worth financial remedy proceedings on divorce, sensitive private children law matters, disputes, arrangements for children, applications to relocate, and preparation and negotiation of pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Ian Davies has over 20 years’ experience practicing law. Also a member of Resolution and the Law Society Family Law Scheme, Ian qualified in 2002 after reading law at the University of Teesside. Ian is a specialist in all areas of family law with expertise in financial arrangements, such as pensions on divorce.

Hedges has served the Oxfordshire community since 1789. The three new members join a growing team of 45. Hedges’ team of legal professionals provide legal support for clients across all aspects of their lives, including advising on wills, probate and inheritance planning, as well as dispute resolution, family and divorce, and property law advice. The law firm, which has offices in Wallingford, and hubs in both the Cotswolds and London, is opening its new Summertown office on Banbury Road later this month.

Managing Director, Nicola Poole, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Daniel, Alexandra and Ian to the firm at what is a truly exciting time for Hedges and as we open a new office in the centre of Summertown this summer. The three of them bring an exciting mix of expertise and experience that will help ensure we continue to deliver the outstanding legal advice and support that our clients expect.”

The office opening begins a busy period for the law firm, which was recently shortlisted as one of four finalists in the Innovation & Transformation of the Year category at the national British Wills and Probate Awards. Now in its 6th year, the awards evening takes place at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester this October.