Damian Lines TEP
Partner, Solicitor, Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate
Specialising in: Probate and Estate Administration Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning Making a Will Lasting Powers of Attorney and Loss of Mental Capacity Will and Inheritance Disputes Wills, Trusts and Probate Business Lasting Powers of Attorney Court of Protection Advance Decisions (Living Wills) Trusts
I am a Partner of the firm and Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate.
After reading law at the University of Bristol I began my career with a well established Bristol firm. From the beginning of my career I conducted a mixed practice including criminal defence, civil lititgation and complaints against the police, and property sales but focused my training on the area of Wills, Trusts, Probate and associated matters. I qualified as a solicitor in 2007, and now practice solely in the field of Wills, Trusts, Probate and matters concerning the vulnerable. In 2008 I moved closer to home to take a position at Rubin Lewis O’Brien, becoming a partner of this firm in 2011.
Since 2011 I have been a Full Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a worldwide organisation of experts in the field of Wills and Trusts and one of only very few solicitors in the area to hold this qualification.
I have been recognised by the national learning disability charity MENCAP as having expertise in assisting families with wills, trusts and matters concerning the affairs of those with learning disabilities and mental capacity issues. I am listed as a recommended solicitor for our area and MENCAP refer clients to me in the knowledge that I will give not only the required legal advice but also the support and guidance to put it into action. I have also been privileged to be invited to give seminars by the team at MENCAP. I also appear on the legal advisers list for SCOPE and NAS (the National Autistic Society), recognising my expertise in this field. More recently I have delivered legal workshops for Carers Wales, the Welsh arm of national charity Careres UK.
I grew up in Pontypool and now live in Griffithstown with my wife and son. For many years I have been a member of a local mixed-voice choir, regularly performing in concerts locally and further afield. My wife informs me that I am a keen gardener and DIY enthusiast, but I am yet to be convinced!
MENCAP recommended solicitor for Wills and Trusts
NAS (National Autistic Society) recommended specialist solicitor
SCOPE recommended specialist solicitor
“Just a quick note to thank both you and Tina for your professionalism in the winding up of the above estate.”
“I would like to thank you for assisting me through the administration process. I am very grateful for your advice and assistance in what has been a very difficult time and process for me.”
“I must say that it has been a pleasure working with your law firm and I will try to call in when I am next in the area to thank you personally. Best wishes to you (Tina) and Damian.”
“I would like to express my thanks to you and your staff for the way you handled all aspects of my mothers affairs; we will never forget how at ease you made mum feel during her first meeting with you and your professional, but good humoured manner, it made such a difference”
“Response to Customer Feedback Survey Question - How good were we at getting back to you the same day?
Answer - Excellent. I have been very impressed with the promptness of replies to emails, from both Damian and Jade, even through to evening hours.”