Photo of David Bird

David Bird

Partner and Head of Department

I qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and joined Crane & Staples in April 2000, becoming a Partner with the firm in April 2003. I specialise in tax planning, wills and probate, trusts and general advice for the elderly, including powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters.

I was Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Hertfordshire Law Society from January 2002 until January 2008, when I became Vice-President. I served as the Hertfordshire Law Society President in 2009.

Outside the office

My sporting interests are very much of the outdoor variety – such as skiing, cycling and mountain walking (I am a member of Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club).

I also have a passion for history and a decent pint of real ale! Many of these activities have been somewhat curtailed since the birth of my two sons!

Thank you very much for your letter enclosing the final estate accounts for my mother’s estate. Thank you very much for all the work you have done on behalf of my sister and I. Your efforts have been much appreciated.