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.

"Outgoing and very approachable" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Matthew Edwards
Partner

"Extremely thorough and efficient"

Claire Buttress
Senior Associate

"Trust expert" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Kristian Croad
Senior Associate

"Empathic" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Jill French
Senior Associate

"Pleasant and efficient"

Emma Thorpe
Associate

"Clear and concise in her approach"

Kayleigh O'Donnell
Associate

"Sympathetic and easy-to-get-on-with" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Chris Dickinson
Associate

"Exceptionally organised" - Legal 500 UK 2019

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.

"Combines sharp intellect with an easy manner" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Catherine Polli
Partner

"Highly skilled at helping in complicated financial matters" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Michael Sheville
Partner

"Pragmatic" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Claire Spurgeon
Partner

"Calm and balanced" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Catherine Loadman
Partner

"Practical, realistic and personable" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Sebastian Burrows
Partner

"Knowledgeable and tenacious" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Sue Nash
Senior Associate

"Extremely able strategist" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Sarah Tsindides
Senior Associate

"Ferociously bright" - Legal 500 UK 2019

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.

"Very detailed approach to transactions and ability to deliver the correct results every time" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Stephen Eccles
Partner

"Exceptional professionalism & outstanding performance under time restraints" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Stephen Green
Partner

"Polite, approachable and very efficient"

Kerry Hull
Senior Associate

"Simplifies complex issues"

Lisa Eastwood
Senior Associate

Nick Hatchett

"Manages contentious situations very well" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Nick Hatchett
Senior Associate

"Combines encyclopedic medical knowledge with a fantastic bed-side manner" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Kim Huggins
Senior Associate

"Pragmatic and commercial" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Alex Pearce
Senior Associate

Maria Orfanidou
Solicitor

"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

Zunair Aslam
Solicitor

"Simplifies complex issues"

Sara Watkins
Property Executive

"Acts professional at all times"

Sharyn De Araujo
Property Paralegal

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.

"Knowledgeable, considerate and prompt" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Julien Pritchard
Partner

"Great technical skills in a complex area of law"

Adele Dean
Partner

"Practical, thorough and straight-to-the-point" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Keeley Miller
Senior Associate

"Very approachable with excellent attention to detail" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Edward Garston
Senior Associate

"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

"Holds her own in all situations"

Chris Henderson
Practice Manager

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