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 Partner and Co-Head of the nationally renowned Worcester Family Law team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, specialising in matters arising from divorce and separation. He is a former President of the WLS and has also spent time as Chair of Young Resolution (West Midlands) and of the local networking and charitable group – 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.
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.
Editor of Pears Magazine
Katie qualified as a Paralegal with the National Association of Licensed Paralegals in June 2021 having worked in a legal environment for nearly 20 years. She currently works as a Contentious Probate Paralegal at mfg Solicitors LLP, having always specialised in family law until March 2023
Luke is an Associate Commercial Property Solicitor at Bradley Haynes Law. Luke was previously the Chair of the Worcestershire Juniors Lawyers Division.
Outside of work, Luke’s interests include football, snooker and pool. Luke is a keen pool player and represents Worcestershire on a national level. Luke is also a professional referee and has officiated at many televised events including the 2019 World Championships.
Nick is a Director of HB 121 Solicitors in Kidderminster having been a local solicitor for nearly 40 years. He carries out both Residential and Commercial 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. He has also recently become a member of the Board of Directors of Kidderminster Business Improvement District.
Vishal is the Head of the Commercial Litigation Team at Silverback Law and has more than 17 years’ experience in civil and commercial litigation, both contentious and non-contentious.Vishal has dealt with all aspects of civil litigation from insurance claims to construction, property damage, debt claims and breaches of contract. He specialises in all aspects of settlement negotiations from mediation to alternative dispute resolution. Vishal is experienced in complex high-value multi-track claims from pre-litigation all the way to trial. Away from the office, Vishal has a keen interest in cricket and football. He attends live fixtures where possible.
Daniel is a newly qualified solicitor, having qualified in July 2021, who works within the Family Law department at Parkinson Wright LLP. Daniel won Trainee Solicitor of the Year in 2021 and was also a part of the department that won Family Law Team of the Year in 2022.
Daniel specializes in applications under the Children Act 1989 both within the private and public law arena. Daniel mainly represents parents and extended family members in these proceedings. Daniel has experience in dealing with some of the most serious types of cases which involve serious allegations of domestic abuse against a person and/or children as well as cases involving Non-accidental injuries to children. Daniel has a particular interest in cases that involve extensive medical evidence.
Elizabeth is a Senior Associate Solicitor working for Greens Solicitors in Worcester. She specialises in Children Act matters mainly Care Proceedings, acting for parents, family members and Children or Private Law Proceedings acting for Children, either directly or through their Cafcass Guardian. She has a particular interest in supporting parents with Learning Disabilities
Elizabeth is also a Member of the Law Society Children’s Panel.
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.
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Laura is sits on a number of local committees and boards organising, marketing and managing their events and communications. Laura has now been working for Worcestershire Law Society since 2019.
Laura is also a Director of Headturner Partnerships in Worcester and has many relationships with local legal firms assisting them with their recruitment strategies.
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