Our people

Our team has many years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to wills and estate administration.

We have four people who deal with Wills, Probate and Elderly Client matters at out Buxton office and three people at our Chapel-en-le-Frith office. Erica and Debbie also deal with Wills, Probate and Elderly client matters at our Disley office.


Buxton Office

Andrew Cullimore – Partner

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1977 after gaining a law degree from Manchester University. He joined Cooper sons as an articled clerk and has been with the firm ever since, and has extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of estate administration, including large and complex estates.

Erica Bassett – Partner

Erica joined the firm in 2000 and shortly afterwards she began studying to be a Legal Executive. She joined the Wills and Probate department in 2004, completed the Legal Practice Course at Staffordshire University, was admitted as a solicitor in 2011 and became a Partner in 2019. She deals with all aspects of wills, probate and elderly client matters. She acts as attorney and court appointed deputy for several clients.

Debbie Hall – Partner

Debbie studied for her Law Degree at Liverpool University. She completed her period of training with Cooper sons and qualified in 1998. Debbie became a Partner in 2019. Her background in litigation and personal injury means that she has a wide perspective when dealing with wills and probate. Debbie is experienced in preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship and Court of Protection applications.

Zoe Sherratt – Solicitor

Zoe gained a law degree before joining the firm as a paralegal in the Wills and Probate department. She is now a Solicitor having qualified at the end of 2020. She acts on behalf of individual clients in relation to will drafting and Lasting Powers of Attorney and is gaining expertise in estate administration.