Andrew is a Senior Associate Solicitor at mfg Solicitors LLP and specialises in contentious probate matters. Aside from being a committee member he is the Editor of the Pears Magazine being the official publication of the Worcestershire Law Society which is both contributed to and circulated amongst its member firms.
Andrew is married and has three young sons who manage to occupy almost all of his spare time!
James is a Senior 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.
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.
Charlotte is a Partner at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright specialising in family law (divorce, financial and children matters). Charlotte sits on the committee for Vale of Evesham Commerce and Tourism Association (VECTA) which is a local committee dedicated to supporting businesses and tourism in Evesham and surrounding villages.
Charlotte was Chair of the Worcestershire Junior Lawyer Division from 2018 to 2019 and has now taken the role of President of the Worcestershire Law Society.
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 specialises in Business & Property work with a particular focus on real estate and probate. Before coming to the Bar he was a Church of England minister. He is married with a daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, learning languages and walking in the Worcestershire countryside.
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. He has also recently become a member of the Board of Directors of Kidderminster Business Improvement District.
Lara is an Associate Solicitor at Harrison Clark Rickerbys specialising in Wills, Trusts and Estates. She has completed her ‘STEP’ Diploma in Trusts and Estates and has been practising as a solicitor for six years, having trained and begun her career at another firm in the region.
Lara previously sat on the Worcestershire Junior Lawyers’ Division Committee for several years in various roles before moving on 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.
Editor of Pears Magazine
Joeli is a solicitor based at the Evesham office of QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright. She specialises in family law including divorce, financial remedy and arrangements for children, having qualified in September 2021.
Aside from being a committee member, Joeli is the Editor of the Pears magazine which is the official publication of the Worcestershire Law Society. The Pears magazine is both contributed to by and circulated amongst the WLS member firms. Joeli is contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries relating to the Pears magazine. Prior to joining the WLS committee, she also sat on the committee for the Worcestershire Junior Lawyers Division for two years.
Joeli has a keen interest in travelling and in her spare time enjoys yoga and aerial arts.
He is also a solicitor and former Employment Law partner in private practice. He still retains his practising certificate to help advise as needed in the University Legal Advice Centre building on the active support of local law firms and barristers.
Stephen is a member of the Magistrates Association, Employment Lawyers Association and Discrimination Law Association. He is currently researching towards a PhD in Law at Oxford Brookes University in the area of the protection of philosophical belief in the workplace.
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