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Blackhams Solicitors: The Future

For Blackhams the future looks prosperous, we are looking to expand upon our team by taking on more legal professionals and potentially continuing to add to the services we can provide. In addition, we continue to update our knowledge and expertise, especially in areas such as tax law where changes are regularly made to the laws in place, enabling us to continue providing exceptional service and giving quality advice. Our portfolio of clients remains ever-growing as we continue to find ways to enhance on our customer services, always striving to improve on our already very high customer satisfaction rates.

If you would like more information about our history, would like to talk to someone regarding any legal issues you might be having or would like a free, no-obligation quote, contact us now.

Blackhams Solicitors: The Present

On 31 May 2017 the firm of Blackhams went back to its roots and became Bradley & Cuthbertson LLP trading as Blackhams. On 1 August 2018 Bradley & Cuthbertson LLP acquired the firm of Allsopp & Co, an established, well known and respected law firm in Solihull.

Timothy Cuthbertson, Peter’s son and the fourth generation in the family to run the law practice, is the Senior Partner in the firm, which is as reputable and highly regarded as it ever has been.

The firm has strong roots in Birmingham and has practised at various addresses in Colmore Row and Newhall Street, now in offices in Lancaster House no more than a few hundred yards from where it all started more than 150 years ago.

The firm’s commitment to Birmingham and Solihull, the community, and its local reputation remains as strong today as ever.

We provide more services now than ever before, including family law related services, such as divorces, residential and commercial property law services and even will, probate and trusts services. As a result of this we are better able to serve and help our clients who might be going through a difficult time in their life. Over the years we have refined and revised our legal processes to adapt to our client’s needs so that we now provide a tailored service that is personal to each individual/business and each case. Furthermore, we are fully equipped to deal with all sized cases, there is no legal matter too big and we serve businesses, as well as individuals.

Blackhams Solicitors: The Past

Charles Cuthbertson & Isaac BradleyThe story of Blackhams began in 1888, when Charles Heber Cuthbertson made the decision to enter into a partnership with Isaac Bradley. Isaac, at the time, was practising as a solicitor but like Charles, he had always wanted to establish his own law firm. Together they founded their own law company based in Birmingham, practising as solicitors under the name of Bradley and Cuthbertson.

Isaac and Charles were both considered as men of importance in Birmingham. Isaac acted as Coroner, a councillor in Birmingham and Joseph Chamberlain’s election agent from 1885 to 1897. With this reputation behind them, their law company began to flourish and the partners quickly had a portfolio of clients. Years later, Bradley and Cuthbertson had become an established law firm in Birmingham and one that was highly regarded among others in the industry.

Douglas Cuthbertson

After the founders took a step back from the firm and entered into retirement age, the management of the law practice was subsequently passed onto Douglas Cuthbertson, the son of Charles Heber Cuthbertson. Douglas took control over the practice after returning home from his time serving in the Army during WWI, he later also acted as deputy coroner from 1919 to 1969. Douglas was later succeeded by his son Peter, an RAF soldier who served in WWII.

In 2003 Timothy was given an opportunity to engage in a merger which sought to be beneficial for the company and its future. He therefore accepted the terms of the merger and the name of the company changed from Bradley and Cuthbertson, to Blackhams, the company we know today.

Mrs R & Mrs L from Solihull


“The administration team in the Solihull Office were most helpful, assisting with photocopying as necessary and forwarding information and correspondence to Birmingham.  Cherie was extremely professional, knowledgeable, punctual and a great support to our family, keeping us informed of progress throughout.  Excellent service by Cherie and the team.”

Mr B from Solihull


“You have provided us with some of the best legal services we have ever experienced. Keep up the good work.”

Mr C from Birmingham


“Great service will recommend to others who need a solicitor”


“As a power of attorney of my mothers estate I’m mindful of the duties involved and I had to have confidence in appointing a solicitor to help me discharge these duties. Blackhams were a good choice and I will return at probate knowing I am in safe hands.”

Mr S from Birmingham


“The service provided throughout was professional & efficient. Advise given was excellent & evidence clear - would definitely use again and recommend to friends and family.”

Mr & Mrs H from Solihull


Correspondence was clear with ‘legalise’ and we always received friendly and efficient responses to our telephone enquiries.

Mrs W from Warwick


I would like to thank Cherie for all her hard work on our estate’s behalf.  I have felt confident that we were in safe hands with her at the helm throughout this lengthy process and I am most grateful for all you have done

Mrs A from Solihull


The family are very happy with the service received so far, always friendly and prompt service received - 5 star!