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Portrait of trustee Christopher Hiatt Baker

Christopher Hiatt Baker

Chris Baker is the founder and chairman of Bristol Memorial Woodlands. It is his vision that has instructed the creation of this 100 acre site. He and the other founding Trustees wished to ensure the preservation and ongoing management of Memorial Woodland, so established the charitable trust. Over the years Chris’s ideas and inventiveness have involved: bunjee jumping, skateboard play areas, microlight aircraft, the use of renewable energies in homes and variations on reeded musical instruments.

Photo of trustee Colin Robert Wilcox

Colin Robert Wilcox

A local farmer and the groundsman for Memorial Woodlands since its inception. Colin brings his unrivalled knowledge and skill in caring for the landscape, trees and shrubs to the Board. Colin brims with old fashioned common sense. He is also responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the graves.

Photo of trustee Hugo Ronald Allan Spowers

Hugo Ronald Allan Spowers MBE

An engineer, working in the field of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles whose family developed Windlesham Arboretum. He has extensive experience in developing and maintaining large gardens, lakes and arboreta. Hugo has a keen interest in the preservation of indigenous flora and fauna.

Portrait photo of trustee Victoria Griffiths

Victoria Griffiths

Originally from the local community, Victoria has worked extensively throughout rural UK on renewable energy projects and has experience of running her own company in the wind energy industry. She holds a Masters degree in International Business and Development, she is currently completing an MRes in Energy Innovation specialising in the hydrogen value chain.


Paul grew up locally. He graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with an honours degree in Law and a masters degree in International Business Law. He subsequently completed a Ph.D in Law.


He saw practice at various legal entities and in 2004 Paul formed Hutchinson Legal & Associates based on a genuine desire to make a positive difference to clients seeking to give clear and precise legal advice and peace of mind to clients without the fear of spiralling costs or impersonal service.


Paul also serves as a part time volunteer reservist in the Royal Air Force; a role which sometimes takes him away from the office at short notice and for days or a few weeks at a time.


Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Willwriters, a fully Licensed Paralegal and a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals (now part of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives). He sat on the panel of experts for the Legal Services Board, moderating Wills as part of the investigation into the regulation of Wills and estate administration. Paul is also an Affiliate member of STEP – The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners whose members are widely regarded as the most qualified specialists in Wills and trusts. Paul is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.


He contributed frequently to Moneywise magazine, he prepares a monthly article for the Institute of Professional Willwriters’ magazine and is a regular speaker/trainer at professional development conferences and seminars.


Paul was awarded the honour of ‘Will writer of the year’ in 2014, and was published in the Legal Parliamentary review in 2018.


A fluent French speaker and writer, Paul also has a working knowledge of German and Italian. Among his extensive portfolio he enjoys advising a large number of international clients.

Dr Paul Hutchinson

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