Tom Bridge


Tom’s main focus is advising on and preparing Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and advising clients in the administration of estates.

Tom Bridge, Solicitor
Specialises in:
Private Client, Court of Protection
Newcastle office
0191 232 8345

Tom provides advice in relation to a wide range of Private Client related matters, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration, Trusts, Inheritance Tax Planning and Court of Protection matters.

Tom regularly acts on behalf of High Net Worth Estates and also provides advice in relation to Deputyships, Statutory Wills and Court of Protection matters.


  • Advising on and drafting Wills
  • Advising on the preparation of statements under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Advising clients in relation to Inheritance Tax Planning.
  • Preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and General Powers of Attorney
  • Registering Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian
  • Advising clients on lifetime gifts
  • Advising on the Administration of Estates, including High Net Worth Estates
  • Advising on applications for resealed Grants
  • Advising on Post-Death Variations
  • Advising on and preparing Trusts, together with the administration of ongoing trusts
  • Registering Trusts with HMRC’s Trust Registration Service

Court of protection

  • Advising and preparing Court of Protection applications for property and financial matters
  • Advising on and preparing applications in relation to Deputyships
  • Applications to buy and sell property on behalf of Deputies

Outside of the office
Tom is a Bolton Wanderers fan, following them back up to the Premier League (he hopes!). He is teaching himself piano as a way to relax following an inevitable loss by Bolton Wanderers at the weekend.

Tom qualified as a solicitor in 2019.

Tom has been excellent in dealing with a transfer of trust due to the previous company going into liquidation. It’s been a worrying time not knowing what would happen but Tom was very knowledgeable, kept us as ease and was good with communication and keeping us updated. 10/10, and would recommend his services.


Tom is outstanding and very knowledgeable, he looked after us and we felt he genuinely had our best interests at heart whilst handling our important family affairs. From the day we met Tom and his team he made us feel welcome, nothing felt rushed and he explained the process and any queries we had very well to ensure we understood. Tom was very patient as we had some delays from our side which we are grateful for. Thank you for your excellent service on behalf of all of our family.


Thank you Tom for looking after our family affairs, making us feel comfortable with your incredible knowledge and being generous with your time. In addition to this thank you for proactively reminding us that documents required signing along with Gigi to ensure we were were protected as a family during delays from our side. This demonstrates to us that you genuinely care for your clients, it means a lot to us and is why we will continue using Haye and Kilner.


A first class professional service, from a very approachable and knowledgeable Solicitor.


We felt cared for during every meeting with Tom. My mam was disabled & had walking plus hearing difficulties & Tom went out of his way to ensure her understanding, accessibility & comfort throughout each meeting. She enjoyed & looked forward to the meetings with him.


We have received excellent service by Tom and his team.

He and his team have given professional and very clear advice and guidance and we could not want more from a solicitor we would highly recommend Hay and Kilner to everyone as they offer a very friendly and approachable 5 star service.


Tom Bridge is an exceptional caring young man dedicated to his job. I saw him to discuss my will and finances and felt at ease from the moment we met. He was extremely patient - explaining anything I didn’t understand in a simple way. I would highly recommend him to anyone and say he is a huge asset to Hay and Kilner.

Eleanor Bouch

Thank you Tom for your patience and perseverance as we sorted all out. Always professional and exceptionally thoughtful a rare combination. A credit to Hay & Kilner.


The service we received from Tom was excellent, I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to a friend or relative. Thank you for the professional service you provided us.


Compared to other solicitors who we have dealt with in the past in this area we felt Tom went above and beyond.


Hay & Kilner are a very professional Law Firm who supported our needs in every way. Tom was efficient, quick to respond, friendly and kept us informed throughout the process.


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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.