Richard Drake

Solicitor | Notary Public
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Specialising in – Residential & Commercial Property, Agricultural Property & Development Law and Personal & Business Law

After training and qualifying in London in 1975, Richard moved to Newbury where he quickly became a partner at Pitman & Bazett in 1976. The firm merged with Penningtons in 2001, where he continued as a partner. In 2008 Richard joined Dickins Hopgood Chidley.

Richard’s extensive experience and reassuring manner are the reason so many clients turn to him for all their legal support, whether that’s buying or selling their home or business premises, protecting their family’s finances, caring for elderly relatives, or simply planning for the future.

In addition to his many long-standing personal law clients, Richard is Dickins Hopgood Chidley’s Notary Public for both the UK and International work.

The areas Richard can help you with include:
  • Residential Property
  • Commercial Property
  • Agricultural Property
  • Development of Property & Leases
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Administration of Estates
  • Trusts
  • Elderly Care
  • Lifetime Mortgage & Equity Release
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection


Richard’s extensive professional service in the Newbury and Hungerford area has made him the family solicitor for many long-established clients, who have sought his expert advice and guidance in all stages of life.

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