Our People

Joanne Aylwin

Solicitor Consultant

Head of Commercial

Joanne Aylwin

Direct Dial:01252 550420

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Jo is a Solicitor and ran her own successful commercial law firm. She now works for us as a Consultant and specialises in commercial law, particularly sales and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial property transactions.

Clive Barker

Solicitor Consultant

Head of Family Law

Clive Barker

Direct Dial:01252 550433

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Clive is a Consultant; he qualified as a Solicitor in 1968 and has always specialised in family law.

He is the Head of our Family Law Department and has a particular interest in difficult or complex financial disputes, and property disputes between unmarried couples.

Jon Beck

Solicitor/Barrister (New Zealand, non-practising)

Family Department

Jon Beck

Direct Dial:01252 550441

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Jon qualified and practised as a Barrister and Solicitor in his native New Zealand, before moving to the UK in 2010, where he has specialised in family law.

Jon has a particular interest in divorces, the separation of unmarried couples involving difficult property disputes and cases with an international flavour. He has earned particular respect for his success handling cases in which a parent seeks to remove a child from the jurisdiction.

Darren Bowen

Solicitor and Partner

Head of Residential Conveyancing and Commerical Conveyancing

Darren Bowen

Direct Dial:01252 550419

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Darren qualified as a Solicitor in 1994 and has been an equity Partner since 1998.

He is Head of Residential Conveyancing and his particular areas of interest are equity release schemes and leasehold extensions.

Sally Digweed

Licensed Conveyancer

Salaried Partner – Residential Conveyancer

Sally Digweed

Direct Dial:01252 550416

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Sally is a Licenced Conveyancer and has been a Partner since 2015. She specialises in residential conveyancing.

Jo Elliott

Fellow Institute of Legal Executives

Salaried Partner – Residential Conveyancer

Jo Elliott

Direct Dial:01252 550406

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Joanna is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, having qualified in 2008, and has been a Partner since 2015.

She specialises in residential conveyancing and has a particular specialism in new builds and the Help to Buy Scheme.

Emma Fairbairn

Fellow Institute Legal Executives

Partner

Assistant Head of Residential Conveyancing

Emma Fairbairn

Direct Dial:01252 550417

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Emma has been a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives since 1996 and an equity Partner since 2013.

She specialises in residential conveyancing and has a particular interest in old properties with difficult Titles.

Will Jackson

Residential Conveyancing Trainee

Will Jackson

Direct Dial:01252 550429

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Will has a degree in Media Production and has recently completed by Graduate Diploma in Law for non law graduates. He is a trainee in residential conveyancing.

Shona Laird

Residential Conveyancing Executive

Shona Laird

Direct Dial:01252 550431

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Shona completed the Legal Practice course, following a Law Degree, in 2014 and works in residential conveyancing.

Jennifer Lee

Solicitor

Family Department

Jennifer Lee

Direct Dial:01252 550432

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Jennifer qualified as a Solicitor in 2014. She specialises in family law and, within that discipline, has particular specialism in disputes over children and domestic violence issues.

Julie Ralls

Practice Manager

Julie Ralls

Direct Dial:01252 550454

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Julie is our Practice Manager. She is an Associate of the Institute of Legal Finance and Management and has worked for Woodford Stauffer since 2002.

Kate Reid

Residential Conveyancing Executive

Kate Reid

Direct Dial:01252 550221

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Kate specialises in residential conveyancing.

Verity Stauffer

Solicitor

Senior Partner

Verity Stauffer

Direct Dial:01252 550408

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Co-founder of Woodford Stauffer in 1990, Verity is the Managing Partner. She specialises in clinical negligence and difficult personal injury claims.

Luke Taylor

Solicitor

Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate

Luke Taylor

Direct Dial:01252 550 428

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Luke qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has been a Partner since 2013.

He is head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department and is STEP qualified.

Luke has a particular interest in acting for the elderly as advisor or attorney, administering their financial affairs and tax planning, and in setting up and administering Trusts for the disabled.

Emma Warner

Wills, Trusts and Probate Executive

Emma Warner

Direct Dial:01252 550436

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Emma has been a Private Client Executive since 2012, specialising in Wills, Probate and Court of Protection matters. She works closely with Luke Taylor.

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