Our team

Michael Barlow partner

Michael has many years’ experience in Wills, Probate, Trusts and Inheritance Tax planning.

Michael is the senior partner. He attended Manchester University where he obtained a law degree. Michael qualified as a solicitor in January 1970. He did his training in Bristol and worked there for two years, subsequently moving to Somerset, and coming to Banbury in May 1974. He became a partner in F B Hancock & Co in April 1975.

He has, apart from his time in Bristol, always worked in a rural environment. In the early years, most of Michael’s work was in the residential and commercial conveyancing fields. In later years, he has concentrated more on wills and probate, trusts and Inheritance Tax planning, but still keeps his hand in at the higher end of the residential market.

He has numerous clients in the Banbury area. Although some have migrated to different parts of the country, he continues to act for them. Michael also works for clients who have moved to Germany, the United States, France, Australia and elsewhere.

On the rare occasions when Michael is not working, he tries to indulge his passion for salmon and trout fishing, and he is a keen follower of Formula 1.

Michael is supported by his secretary Lindsey Reading.

You can contact Michael or Lindsey on 01295 253211.

Meet the other members of the Hancocks team.