JUDITH BROMLEY (Wills & Probate )
Judith is the former managing partner of the practice and, following her retirement on 30 April 2023, she now works as a Consultant Solicitor in the wills and probate department and is based at our Newport Street Office
Judith completed her law degree and solicitors finals at Leeds University in 1985 and 1986 respectively, qualified as a solicitor in 1988, and joined Russell & Russell in 1990.
Her passion for probate and court of protection work enabled Judith to grow a successful team of solicitors, legal executives and paralegals who offer a comprehensive service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to acting for clients with wills and probate requirements, the department also provides specialist advice for older and vulnerable clients.
Her drive to provide excellence as standard led the department to become the first legal practice in the Bolton area, and one of the first in the North West region, to have been awarded the prestigious Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) accreditation. This is the Law Society's standard for delivering tailored wills and probate advice and sets the benchmark for best practice and transparency in the provision of wills and estate planning services. Equally, she ensured all the solicitors in Russell & Russell’s probate department were members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) as well as Dementia Friends, an Alzheimer's Society initiative which helps people and organisations learn more about what it is like to live with dementia.
Outside work, Judith enjoys anything to do with mountains - skiing down them or trekking up them. She is a keen walker and loves Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Working Cocker Spaniels. She is also chair of Bolton Hospice and spends a lot of her spare time fund raising for it. In September 2019, Judith was selected to be a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.
"Judith's personal communication was excellent. Thank you."
"Judith is always professional, approachable, realistic and extremely helpful with the advice that she gives."
Mrs & Mrs W
“Thank you for making a complicated situation so effortless. We feel confident that we are now covered legally for when the worst happens. You made the entire experience (almost!) enjoyable and certainly made it easy for us to understand, which is no mean feat. We are very grateful.”
“My overall impression of Russell & Russell and their staff was one of professionalism and politeness, along with a friendly attitude. I would definitely recommend to family and friends.”
“Very pleasant and informative meetings with Judith, making our decisions easier to make. Overall really happy with everything.”
"Your service first time around with Judith Bromely: excellent. And now second time around with Emma Sheehan: excellent."
"Everything was explained in a way that was easy to understand and all questions answered satisfactorily... Expert advice given in a warm friendly manner."
“I found Judith a lovely lady who listened to my needs and gave advice which I understood... Russell & Russell have a first class reputation.”
"We can't thank you enough for making it easy, friendly and extremely helpful in everything."
"I would definitely use the service again. Approachable and friendly. Understandable and not patronising."
“I thought the possibility of sharing my bungalow was out of the question, but Judith Bromley resolved this."
"One to one personal and friendly meetings which inspires 100% confidence.... In my opinion Russell & Russell is a first class company."
"Always a pleasure to deal with Judith. Clear, concise and very personable."
“The convenience of your office in Westhoughton was one of the reasons for using your services.”
" Professional, friendly, incredibly efficient, accurate and speedy...Judith is brilliant. The back up /professional knowledge and kindness of Jennifer and Vanessa – amazing.”
Thank you to Miss Bromley, Jennifer and reception staff for the skilled professional information and for the pleasant manner in which this was delivered. Thank you too to Miss Bromley for visiting my home garden to conduct this work during a pandemic ensuring the work was dealt with and whilst observing social distancing for the welfare of all.
I have dealt with Judith before and from the moment you meet her you are put at ease. She is so professional. Everything is explained to you so you fully understand and any issues are dealt with. I always recommend Judith to family and friends. Competitive rates with no fuss. Thank you also to Lisa
From contacting Debra at the office, to meeting Judith, we were made to feel welcome and everything was explained to us at both visits. I have already recommended you to my sister and brother-in-law
Very professional and knowledgeable. Polite. Good explanations, not patronising. Good rapport. Judith was excellent