Our Committee

Alexandra Phillips

Alexandra Phillips

President

Alex is the current President 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.

Kevin Joynes

Kevin Joynes

Treasurer

Kevin is a past President, and current Honorary Treasurer of the Worcestershire Law Society. He is an experienced Property Development Lawyer, working as a Partner in the Commercial Property Team at Higgs and Sons. Kevin joined Higgs in September 2017 having previously worked as Divisional Legal Director at Bovis Homes Limited in Cheltenham.

Kevin’s main focus is on residential development. He has vast experience of dealing with all aspects of residential development and house builder work. This includes acting for house builders, developers, land owners and promoters on a wide range of property work. Prior to moving in-house with Bovis, Kevin spent 15 years working at several of the large law firms in Birmingham and Worcester where he specialised in residential development. Kevin has also acted for local authorities and public sector clients in connection with major development projects and regeneration schemes involving both residential and commercial elements.

Kevin is Vice Chair of Beoley Parish Council in his home village of Beoley, Worcestershire. He is also a life-long Aston Villa supporter and keen golfer.

Priya Tromans

Priya Tromans

Secretary

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 works within the Commercial Litigation department at HCR’s offices in Worcester and provides advice on all aspects of contractual disputes and contentious probate. She is an active member of the Healthcare Litigation team and can advise on partnership disputes, CQC appeals and contracts between healthcare providers and local authorities. Priya was President of the Worcestershire Law Society from 2016 to 2017 and is currently Honorary Secretary assisting Alexandra Philips in her role as President.

Pat Beeching

Pat Beeching

Council Member

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.”

James Osborne

James Osborne

Committee Member

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.

John Aldis

John Aldis

Committee Member

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 4-year-old daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys jazz, rugby, mountain biking, poetry and the Malvern Hills.

Hannah Nicholls

Hannah Nicholls

Committee Member

Hannah was admitted as a solicitor in 2010 and joined Thursfields in August 2016. Hannah is a family lawyer practicising in all aspects of relationship breakdown, divorce , cohabitation, children matters and the division of assets upon separation.

 Hannah is a committed member of Resolution and sits on the YRes committee in the West Midlands. She is also a Resolution Accredited Specialist in both Private Children Law and Advocacy.

Outside of the office Hannah enjoys travel, socialising with friends and the gym!

Laura Moore

Laura Moore

Committee Member

Laura is a solicitor in the Commercial Property division of mfg Solicitors LLP.  Laura regularly advises and assists both individuals and businesses on a range of commercial property matters.  Laura’s particular focus is on the acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold property, Landlord and Tenant matters and development transactions.

Tom Evans

Tom Evans

Editor of Pears Magazine

Tom is an Associate in the Private Client Division of mfg Solicitors LLP and is an experienced wills and probate solicitor.  He is the current editor of Worcestershire Law Society’s’ magazine “The Pears” and is the past Secretary of the Worcestershire Law Society

Nick Hughes

Nick Hughes

Committee Member

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.

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