Probate expert Yasmin retires from Brighouse firm

Probate specialist Yasmin Cross - retiring from Brighouse solicitors
Probate specialist Yasmin Cross - retiring from Brighouse solicitors

One of Brighouse’s best established legal practices will bid farewell to a senior solicitor when probate specialist Yasmin Cross retires later this month.

Yasmin began her career in teaching, but at the age of 36 she took the decision to leave her senior role at a local secondary school and devoted the next four years to retraining as a solicitor.

After qualifying in 1996, Yasmin joined Brighouse solicitors Bearders, becoming a partner at their Halifax office in 2000. Last October Bearders merged with Calderdale law firm Wilkinson Woodward and soon after, Yasmin transferred to their Halifax offices.

During her 18 year career in the legal profession, Yasmin developed a reputation for her expertise in probate, wills, estates and matrimonial work. She said: “I’ve always been fascinated by law and consider myself very fortunate to have worked with two of Calderdale’s most established and respected legal practices.”

Maureen Cawthorn, director of Wilkinson Woodward Bearders, said: “Yasmin’s ability to combine legal expertise with a personal and empathetic approach has been greatly valued by her clients.”