Our People

Private Client Department


Our Private Client department is independently recognised as one of the leading departments by Legal 500 UK. Our specialist lawyers include members of STEP and Solicitors for the Elderly. Our team includes expert solicitors within the fields of Wills, Tax, Trusts, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection.

"Technically excellent"

Matthew Edwards
Partner

"Extremely thorough and efficient"

Claire Buttress
Senior Associate

"Focused on achieving client's objectives" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Kristian Croad
Senior Associate

"An emphatic and pragmatic approach" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Jill French
Senior Associate

"Pleasant and efficient"

Emma Thorpe
Associate

"Clear and concise in her approach"

Kayleigh O'Donnell
Associate

"Helpful, professional and courteous"

Chris Dickinson
Associate

"Patient and extremely courteous"

Nicholas Conway
Solicitor

"Helpful, kind and efficient"

Keely Chalker
Private Client Executive

Family Department


Our Family department is independently recognised by Legal 500 UK as a Top Tier department for family law. Our specialist lawyers are all members of Resolution and include members of the Law Society’s Family Panel and Advanced Family Panel, accredited Resolution specialists and Collaborative Family Lawyers.

"A master tactician" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Catherine Polli
Partner

"Conscious of every trick in the book" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Michael Sheville
Partner

"Particularly good at providing clarity" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Claire Spurgeon
Partner

"Inventive and intelligent" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Catherine Loadman
Partner

"Gives pragmatic but sensitive advice" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Sebastian Burrows
Partner

"Family lawyers rarely come better than Sue"

Sue Nash
Senior Associate

"Thoughtful and supportive" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Sarah Tsindides
Senior Associate

"A calm, reasoned and reassured approach" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Jennifer Herbert
Senior Associate

Yanoulla Kakoulli

"Simplifies complex issues"

Yanoulla Kakoulli
Associate

"A truly professional and empathetic service"

Lucy Birch
Solicitor

Litigation Department


Our Litigation department includes specialist solicitors independently recognised by Legal 500 UK for Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation, Debt Recovery, Employment, Accidents and Personal Injury and Medical Negligence. We also have specialist solicitors who advise upon Contested Wills and Probate.

"A excellent track record in resolving complex cases" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Stephen Eccles
Partner

"Good judgement and sound tactics" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Stephen Green
Partner

"Polite, approachable and very efficient"

Kerry Hull
Senior Associate

"Simplifies complex issues"

Lisa Eastwood
Senior Associate

Nick Hatchett

"Invaluable advice in dealing with disputes" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Nick Hatchett
Senior Associate

"Works tirelessly for her injured clients" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Kim Huggins
Senior Associate

"Efficient, knowledgeable and communicative" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Alex Pearce
Senior Associate

"Excellent at being efficient"

Emel Hamit
Trainee Solicitor

Residential Property Department


Our Residential Property department is a member of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for lawyers in this area of law. Our team includes expert solicitors within the fields of conveyancing, auction properties, remortgaging and transfers of equity. 

"Fast, efficient and sound advice"

Paul Berry
Partner

"Very precise with great attention to detail"

Anica Holderness
Associate

"Efficient and effective"

Lexie Jacobs
Associate

"Committed to doing the best for clients"

Rebecca March
Associate

"Efficient, honest and clear advice"

Richard Collins
Solicitor

"Simplifies complex issues"

Zunair Aslam
Solicitor

"Simplifies complex issues"

Sara Watkins
Property Executive

"Acts professional at all times"

Sharyn De Araujo
Property Paralegal

"Simplifies complex issues"

Michael Robey
Property Paralegal

Commercial Department


Our Company and Commercial and Commercial Property departments are independently recognised by Legal 500 UK as leading teams. Our specialist solicitors advise on all aspects of commercial law, including Franchise and Land and Development.

"Prompt and efficient" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Julien Pritchard
Partner

"Great technical skills in a complex area of law"

Adele Dean
Partner

"Great negotiation skills" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Keeley Miller
Senior Associate

"Knowledgeable, personable and always willing to help" - Legal 500 UK 2017

Edward Garston
Senior Associate

"Committed to meeting deadlines"

Chloe Pannu
Solicitor

"Simplifies complex issues"

Ben Hersom
Solicitor

Management Team


"A robust strategist"

Philip Cockram
Managing Partner

"A keen eye for detail"

Jackie Shallow
Finance Director

"A unique flair for marketing"

Victoria Bunn
Marketing Manager

"Fluent in all things digital"

Lora Nash-Legrys
Digital Marketing Manager

"Holds her own in all situations"

Chris Henderson
Practice Manager

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