Lesley Siemonek – Senior Partner
Lesley specialises in all aspects of residential property and land law matters, as well as undertaking some commercial property matters. She joined the firm in 2003 as a Legal Executive and shortly afterwards, was admitted as a solicitor. She is the head of the Residential Property Department and is assisted by a team who are Lorraine Bennett (Trainee Legal Executive) and secretaries Lucy Tullett and Sue Dudley.
Helen Dodd – Partner
Helen joined the practice on a permanent basis in 2015 having locumed for the practice for many years. Her primary area of expertise is commercial property, as well as residential property and probate matters, She is the head of the Probate Department. Helen is assisted by her secretaries Gillian McCarthy and Claire Thomas.
Paul Hardy – Consultant Solicitor
Paul specialises in Commercial Property having acted for many local businesses and historical institutions within the town for many years. He joined the firm back in 1978 following completion of his articles. Paul also undertakes residential conveyancing and is assisted by secretary Sarah Gold.
Edward Jeffery – Consultant Solicitor
Edward has extensive experience of civil litigation and family law matters, including employment and boundary disputes. He also has considerable expertise in will drafting and Lasting Powers of Attorney. He has been at the firm since 1985 and is assisted by secretary Sarah Gold.
David Hardy – Solicitor
David joined the practice in 2016 in our probate department specialising in all aspects of administration of estates, preparation of wills, Lasting powers of attorney and trusts. He has been practising as a solicitor for many years and has a wealth of knowledge in this area.David is assisted by secretary Sarah Jayne Walker.
Patsy Jenkins – Probate Executive
Patsy specialises in administration of estates, which is an area she has practised in for many years, bringing considerable knowledge and experience. She joined the practice in 2003 and is assisted by her secretary Myrna Arrowsmith.
Lorraine Bennett - Trainee Legal Executive
Lorraine joined the practice in 2010 as a legal secretary in the conveyancing department, but had many years of experience in conveyancing prior to joining our team. After a long period in a secretarial role, Lorraine decided to expand her existing knowledge and undertake some formal qualifications, which to date she has passed with flying colours! She undertakes her own residential caseload within the department.
The fee earners are fortunate to be assisted by very good support staff, many of whom have been with the firm for long periods of time. Our reception is manned by Louise Bennett and Vanessa Lewis, who are always on hand to welcome you and to provide assistance.