I was admitted to the Roll in October 1981 and began my professional career as a litigator with Shuttleworth & Co. in East Sussex, at the same time working as an Agency Prosecutor for the CPS.
On moving to Worcester in 1992, I joined John Stallard & Co. and began to specialise in Family Law. I was with the firm for nearly 20 years, becoming Head of the Family Department and Managing Partner. Following the merger of the firm with March & Edwards, I continued as Head of Family with SME until I joined HallmarkHulme as a Consultant Solicitor in 2014.
I am a past President of the Worcestershire Law Society (2005) and became Law Society Council Member for The Welsh Marches in February 2016. My constituency covers Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Brecon and Radnor and Mid Wales. As such, I am an ex-officio member of the Law Society Wales Committee with a particular interest in cross-border issues.
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James is an Associate in the Family Law team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys specialising in matters arising from divorce and separation. He sits on the committee for Young Resolution for the West Midlands also sits on the board for Worcestershire Advance.
Alex is the current Secretary of the Worcestershire Law Society and trained at mfg Solicitors LLP, joining the Agricultural and Rural Affairs division full time in September 2013. She won the ‘Worcestershire Young Solicitor of the Year 2014’ award and became an Associate in 2015.
Alex continues to work within the Agricultural and Rural Affairs division at mfg’s Worcester office and regularly advises both businesses and individuals on all aspects of agricultural property with a particular focus on high value sales and purchases of large farms and estates.
Coming from a military background Alex enjoys travelling and has spent time living in Germany and Cyprus and travelling through India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Peru. Alex is also an avid Worcester Warriors and England rugby supporter.
Priya worked as a medical doctor before making the move into the Law.
She trained with Harrison Clark Rickerbys and won ‘Worcestershire Trainee Solicitor of the Year 2014’. Following her training, Priya qualified into litigation and was awarded her Higher Rights of Audience in June 2014.
Priya worked within the Commercial Litigation department at HCR’s offices in Worcester and provided advice on all aspects of contractual disputes and contentious probate.
Priya has now moved to the Bar and will work out of St Ives Chambers in Birmingham taking instructions in all matters commercial/chancery but with a particular interest in healthcare based partnership and regulatory disputes and contentious probate.
Priya was President of the Worcestershire Law Society from 2016 to 2017, Honorary Secretary 2017-2018 and has now taken the role of Treasurer of the Society.
John Aldis is a barrister at St Philips Chambers. He especially enjoys property, construction, trusts and probate work. Before converting to the Bar he was a Church of England minister. He is married with a daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys jazz, rugby, mountain biking, poetry and the Malvern Hills.
Nick is the Senior Partner of Painters having been with the firm for over 35 years.
He is Head of the Property Department having carried out Property work and particularly specialises in Estate Development and Rural and Agricultural Law.
He was President of Worcestershire Law Society in 2014/5 and remains on the Committee. He is Chairman of Kidderminster Civic Society, Secretary of the John Brecknell Trust, sits on the Advisory Board of the Museum of Carpet Trust, Kidderminster Heritage Opportunities Group and is Governor of a Local School and an Academy. He is a past Chairman of the West Midland Royal Yachting Association.
Lara is a solicitor specialising in Private Client work including wills, probate, trusts and Court of Protection matters at Russell & Co in Malvern. She completed her training contract there and qualified in 2014. Lara is currently a Student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) and is in the process of completing the required examinations for her STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates.
Lara previously sat on the Worcestershire Junior Lawyers’ Division committee for several years in various roles before moving on recently to sit on the Worcestershire Law Society committee. In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends, travel and eating out. She also has a passion for music, being a keen violinist.
Lisa was admitted as a solicitor in 2010 and has spent her career to date in Worcester. She is an Associate Solicitor at Thursfields Solicitors specialising in Employment Law; advising businesses on all aspects of employment law.
Lisa joined the Worcestershire Law Society Committee in 2018.
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Laura is also a self employed Recruitment Consultant working with Headturner Search in Worcester and has many relationships with local legal firms assisting them with their recruitment strategies.
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