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Blackhams is a long established firm of solicitors in Birmingham

For over 100 years Blackhams has been providing a wide range of legal services to our clients from its offices in Birmingham.  Over the course of more than a century we have developed and built on a proud record of work.  Based in Birmingham we serve a community located in the greater Midlands area, though as our clients and their families have grown and moved, we now find ourselves acting for more distantly based from Exmouth to Edinburgh and even overseas.

Practical Advice: Sound Solutions

We provide our clients with practical legal solutions to processes and problems, large or small. From the routine day to day issues of life to those often unexpected and sometimes traumatic events. We always ensure ease of access to the partner responsible for your case, who is supported by a dedicated team, focused on providing the best possible personal service.

Collectively our team at Blackhams in Birmingham has a wealth of experience working with private clients.  We are well regarded as specialists in the areas of family law, property law, and a wide range of advice relating to wills, inheritance tax planning, probate, trusts and to the affairs of vulnerable adults. Every member of our team is highly knowledgeable and experienced in their field, giving each case real focus and the attention it deserves.

We are able to provide a portfolio of legal services to our clients, including:


  • Commercial Property
  • Residential Property
  • Investment Property

Wills and Probate:

  • Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Making a will
  • Contesting a will
  • Probate and Administration of Estates

Family Law:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Financial Issues
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Divorce and matters relating to Children
  • Domestic Violence


Vulnerable Adults:

  • Court of Protection
  • Lasting Power of Attorney

The skills and expertise of our team at Blackhams give our clients the peace of mind that with our advice, their affairs may be conducted effectively and efficiently, but with a focus on service, pragmatism and excellence.

Working with our clients

We offer a professional, empathetic and personal service tailored to your needs. Providing our clients with a friendly and approachable legal service designed to make us easy to work with.

We pride ourselves on forming long-lasting strong relationships with our clients that frequently endure over generations – ours and our clients! To accomplish this, we seek to develop trust and confidence through open and honest communication.

We appreciate that dealing with legal issues is often a sensitive and anxious matter, we also understand that a successful outcome may have a significant impact upon our clients’ lives.  With this in mind we approach matters sensitively and we take the time to understand all of the details of the legal issue in order to develop an approach that works for you.

We seek to understand your desired outcome so that we can advise you whether this is achievable, if necessary modify your expectations, and work with you to help you to achieve a realistic conclusion.

The advantages of using Blackhams Solicitors in Birmingham

Over the last century we have accumulated a large portfolio of clients.  Taking pride in the fact that a high percentage of those we have helped have returned to use other services at a later point and that many have referred our legal services to friends and family in need of help. We like to think that this high satisfaction rate is proof that there are many advantages to using Blackhams Solicitors, including:

  • A well-established and reputable firm of legal advisors who have been representing individuals, families and businesses alike, for over a century.
  • A team of experts who specialise in the areas of family law, property law and a wide range of advice relating to wills, inheritance tax planning, probate, trusts and matters relating to vulnerable adults who can provide you with support and help during some of the most stressful periods of your life.
  • A service that is personal to you and your situation, one that is sensitive to your needs and tailored to help you to achieve the outcome you desire.
  • High-quality legal representation that is readily available, reliable, confidential and completed in a timely manner.
  • Honesty and transparency throughout the entire process, along with a regular communication process to keep you fully updated on your case.
  • A solicitor who works hard to understand to your situation, who is considerate, caring and friendly but realistic and straightforward.

If you are currently seeking legal representation for yourself, or would like to enquire for a friend or family member, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to answer any questions you might have, explain the legal process and provide you with a free, no obligation quotation.

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Meet the team

Tim Cuthbertson

Tim Cuthbertson

Senior Partner

After graduating from University College, London in 1974, Tim took his Law Society exams at the College of Law in London in 1975 before joining his father in the family firm, Bradley & Cuthbertson, to complete his training, qualifying in 1977.

He became a partner in Blackhams when the two firms merged in 2003.

Simon Cuthbertson

Simon Cuthbertson

Non-executive Chairman

Simon has been a member of our senior team since 2011, acting as a Non-Executive Chairman with specific input into strategy and finance.

Simon is a chartered accountant. Qualifying in 1980, in Birmingham with BDO, he moved to Liberia in West Africa in 1980 to join Coopers & Lybrand only a few days before Liberia’s first military coup!

Prem Ahark

Prem Ahark

Family Law - Solicitor

Prem Ahark heads up our Family Law division of the firm having practiced since qualification in

She has extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law, particularly relationship breakdown, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Prem has specialist knowledge of companies, business interests, inherited assets, pensions and all property and trust matters that can form part of the assets for division upon dissolution of a marriage.

Peter Smart

Peter Smart

Property & Private Client - Solicitor

Peter is an experienced property and private client lawyer.

He is an associate with the firm and was admitted as a solicitor in 1987 when he joined Bradley & Cuthbertson, staying on when that firm merged with Blackhams in 2003.

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Haroon Qayum

Haroon Qayum

Private Client - Solicitor

Haroon joined Blackhams in November 2015 having relocated to Birmingham from Cambridge.

He specialises in all areas of private client work, including the drafting of wills and trusts, administering estates and applying for probate, inheritance tax planning, lasting powers of attorney, advising high network individuals, court of protection applications and managing affairs of the elderly.