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Our Team

Our team has an incredible breadth and depth of knowledge, which has been passed down through four generations of our firm’s existence.

Our two partners, Andrew and Richard, have worked in our business for a combined 53 years. They know Ripon, surrounding areas and the communities they serve extremely well.

They’re supported by an Associate Solicitor,  a Consultant Solicitor, and a great legal support and administration team that keeps everything moving in the right direction.

Most of our staff have been with us for many years, so there’s a continuity of familiar faces and service that our generational customers have come to appreciate.

Our client-facing partners and solicitors operate with pure intentions, always wanting the best for our clients. We’re generous of spirit because we care about delivering ideal outcomes.

Whilst we are experts in Private Client, Property, and Dispute Resolution, we can handle most things that need a legal mind. But if we can’t help you, we’ll recommend someone who can.

Andrew Hutchinson Senior Partner

Andrew Hutchinson

MANAGING PARTNER, HEAD OF THE CONVEYANCING, ELDERLY CLIENT & ESTATES TEAMS

Meet Andrew, our accomplished managing partner overseeing our Conveyancing, Elderly Client, and Estates Departments.

With over 33 years of expertise, Andrew proudly continues his family’s legacy as the fourth-generation solicitor at Hutchinson & Buchanan.

Andrew’s focus lies in property law, spanning residential and commercial conveyancing, including agricultural transactions for local farming enterprises. His proficiency extends to advising both landlords and tenants on leasehold matters.

Beyond property, Andrew excels in estate planning, will preparation, and trust administration, offering invaluable inheritance tax planning guidance. Additionally, he handles the intricate processes of Lasting and General Powers of Attorney, alongside the registration of existing Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Joined

1991

Education

Oxford University (BA)

Contact

Telephone: 01765 602156
Email: amh@hb-law.co.uk

Richard Storey

Richard Storey

PARTNER, MEMBER OF THE ESTATES, ELDERLY CLIENT & CONVEYANCING TEAMS

Meet Richard, a distinguished partner renowned for his expertise in estate planning, will preparation, and trust administration, coupled with invaluable inheritance tax guidance.

Richard’s proficiency extends to navigating the complexities of Powers of Attorney, including Lasting and General varieties, and overseeing the registration of existing Enduring Powers of Attorney.

He frequently handles various Court of Protection applications and provides strategic advice on care home fees planning.

In addition to his estate-focused work, Richard adeptly manages residential conveyancing transactions, facilitating seamless sales and purchases.

A proud member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Richard’s dedication to excellence is further underscored by his former trusteeship at the Ripon & District Citizens Advice Bureau.

Notably, he holds the prestigious ‘Advanced Certificate in Advising Elderly Clients’ from STEP, awarded with distinction, showcasing his commitment to serving clients with the utmost professionalism and care.

Joined

2004

Education

Ripon Grammar School, Lancaster University (BA (Hons)) and College of Law, York

Contact

Telephone: 01765 602156
Email: rjs@hb-law.co.uk

Personal Assistant: Louise Roffé

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Jasmine Diedrick

ASSOCIATE SOLICITOR, MEMBER OF THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION DEPARTMENTS

Meet Jasmine, a seasoned Associate Solicitor who qualified as a solicitor in February 2008. She is committed to her craft, and holds membership in the esteemed Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Jasmine primarily represents Claimants, but occasionally takes on Defendant work. She offers flexible consultation options, ranging from complimentary initial meetings to fixed-fee interviews, tailored to suit the specifics of each case.

In certain instances, she operates on a NO WIN, NO FEE basis, ensuring accessibility to justice.

Jasmine’s approach is characterised by personalised attention, taking the time to understand her clients and the profound impact of their injuries on their professional and everyday lives.

Her areas of expertise encompass a diverse range of scenarios, including accidents at work, in public and private spaces, and road traffic collisions.

Joined

2003

Education

College of Law, York. Jasmine is a former Fellow of Institute of Legal Executives.

Contact

Telephone: 01765 699329 or 01765 602156
Email: jtsd@hb-law.co.uk

Sally Ord

CONSULTANT SOLICITOR, MEMBER OF THE EMPLOYMENT TEAM

Meet Sally, a seasoned Consultant Solicitor renowned for her expertise in Employment law, boasting over 20 years of professional experience honed through her tenure with the firm.

With a rich history that includes a partnership at Hutchinson & Buchanan, Sally brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice.

Focusing on all facets of employment law, Sally’s specialisation lies in Settlement Agreements and Termination Packages.

She distinguishes herself by providing pragmatic guidance and counsel to both Employees and Employers, navigating the complexities that often accompany workplace dynamics.

Beyond dispute resolution, Sally plays a pivotal role in crafting contracts of employment and associated policies. Her adeptness extends to advising on disciplinary matters and offering support when employment relationships reach a breaking point, potentially culminating in Employment Tribunal proceedings.

Joined

2000

Education

Sheffield Hallam University (BA (Hons)) and the College of Law, York

Contact

Telephone: 01765 602156
Email: smjo@hb-law.co.uk

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Trusted by 1000s of Happy Clients

Hutchinson & Buchanan have been our solicitors for some years. We have consulted them on a number of matters and have always been very satisfied with the service we have received from their friendly staff.

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Address

77 North Street
Ripon
North Yorkshire HG4 1DP

Phone

01765 602156

Fax

01765 690018

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