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Nicola Cocker

Nicola qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx) in 2010 and joined Coupe Bradbury late in 2017.

Nicola works primarily with Trusts and the Administration of Estates.

Prior to joining Coupe Bradbury Nicola has spent three years working in financial services and therefore has a good awareness of the investment options available to Trustees.

Having originally worked in the area of residential conveyancing and assisting in Wills and Probate at a local Blackpool.

Nicola can be contacted at our Lytham office on 01253 736670 or email at

Jessica Bedford

Jessica Bedford is a Solicitor for Coupe Bradbury’s Private Client department dealing with Wills, Trusts and Probate.

Jessica studied for her law degree at The University of Manchester and gained her post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Central Lancashire..

Prior to joining Coupe Bradbury in 2017 Jessica gained experience in dealing with both personal injury claims and private client matters.

Jessica is based at our Lytham office but would be happy to see clients at our Kirkham office or carry out a home visit if necessary.

Jessica can be contacted on 01253 736670 or email

Annette Jackson

Annette Jackson is a Consultant Solicitor with over 30 years experience in employment law services.

Annette’s reputation has been built on the provision of the highest quality service as a Partner in John Budd & Co. Solicitors and as Managing Director of Access Employment Law Limited.

Annette and her team joined Coupe Bradbury Solicitors in May 2015 and she is delighted to be able to offer  her expertise to both Commercial and Private clients.

James Patterson

James Patterson, LLB (Hons), Solicitor, TEP,  specialises in the administration of estates, trust administration, wills and powers of attorney. He also deal with Court of Protection work.

James trained as a solicitor between 2007-2009 and qualified as a solicitor in 2009. He has always worked on the Fylde Coast and has built up a loyal following of clients whom he has assisted over the years. He is proud of the personal service that he provides and the assistance that he can provide to families and individuals in their time of need. He acts as an attorney for several clients providing them with vital assistance when required and willingly takes on this role to assist clients either when they need help, or in preparation for a situation where they may need it.

James joined Coupe Bradbury in April 2014 and is based at our Lytham office, but will happily meet clients at our Kirkham office or visit them at home if required.

He was admitted as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in 2014.

Angela Hoggarth

Angela Hoggarth F.CILEx, specialises in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing, with a case load covering sales and purchases, equity release, remortgage, transfer of equity, secured lending and shared ownership for private clients both locally and nationally. Angela appreciates the personal effect of these transactions and ensures she is there to assist clients every step of the way.

Angela qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2007, prior to which she worked as a paralegal in property transactions for a large Manchester law firm for over 10 years.  Since 2007 she has practiced Property Law in the Fylde and joined Coupe Bradbury in May 2014.

Angela can be contacted at either the Kirkham or Lytham office on 01772 683000 or 01253 736670 and email


Irene Hallas

Irene Hallas is Coupe Bradbury’s experienced practice manager, calling on over 30 years of specific expertise in the management and administration of professional practices.  Before joining the practice in 1995 she was a director of a leading firm of architects.

Irene has many responsibilities but principally the financial management, credit control, budgeting, employment, general personnel and pastoral care of the practice.

Irene is a very approachable person and among other issues can discuss with clients the funding solutions most suitable to their needs.  This puts their minds at rest and ensures that the costs can be afforded before any work is undertaken.  This is an invaluable service and one which is greatly appreciated by our clients.

Away from the office, Irene is a past president of Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow, a prestigious honour given to few Rotarians.  She is also a keen sportswoman having played squash to a high competitive level.  She now plays golf and is a member of Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.

Emma Panchal

Emma Panchal, LLB (Hons), is a qualified solicitor specialising in family law.  She undertakes all aspects of family law to incorporate matters concerning separation, cohabitation, divorce and financial relief, including cases with large asset portfolios.  She works closely alongside Simon Coupe in this regard.

Emma also has particular experience in matters concerning children, to cover issues in respect of residence and contact.

Having played squash at a competitive level, Emma now enjoys keeping fit, especially through swimming and boxing.  She also loves to travel.

Should you wish to discuss a particular matter, Emma can be contacted at our Kirkham office and is happy to see clients at our Lytham office by appointment.

Colin McGlue

Colin McGlue, LLB (Hons), is the partner responsible for Coupe Bradbury’s Commercial Law department.  He specialises in all aspects of commercial work, dealing with sales and purchases of businesses, acting for commercial property investors, and advising on Landlord and Tenant cases.

Colin has a strong reputation in employment cases which are integral to commercial transactions, and he has achieved several high profile case successes in complex commercial litigation claims.

Having studied for his law degree at the Law School of the University of Central Lancashire, Colin qualified as a solicitor when he joined Coupe Bradbury in 1996 (initially working on family cases and general litigation.

Having played rugby at Fylde for many years, Colin is now a keen golfer and cyclist.

Simon Coupe

Simon Coupe, LLB (Hons), is a highly qualified expert in family law with considerable experience involving both married and cohabiting couples and particularly financial issues and equitable interest cases, including one decided in the Court of Appeal, which is a quoted case in this area of law.

Simon is an Advanced Member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association).  He is also a member of the Legal Service Commission Appeals Committee and formerly a Senior Peer Reviewer.  He has been recognised in the Good Lawyer Guide for outstanding legal practice.

Simon qualified as a solicitor in 1977 at the University of Wales, Cardiff.  He is a past president of the Blackpool and Fylde Law Society and is currently the Society’s treasurer.

Away from the office Simon enjoys sport.  Having represented Surrey and the University of Wales at hockey.  He now plays golf and is a member of Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.  He is also a keen artist, particularly portraiture.

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