We are a specialist private client law firm based in Stoke Newington, North London.
Although we are a small firm, we have invested in sophisticated accounts and case management systems so that we offer the best possible service to our clients. We also run a paperless office, which helps us to reduce our environmental impact.
Our clients live all over the world, including Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and the Middle East. Where appropriate, we liaise on behalf of our clients with legal and tax experts in those jurisdictions. We also act for a number of accountants and lawyers who have been appointed as professional Executors and Trusteess, disputes between executors and attorneys, and financial abuse claims.
We offer clear and sensible advice and, wherever possible, use ‘plain English’ to ensure that our advice and any legal documents are as easy to understand as possible.
Alison is a qualified Solicitor and is the principal of the firm. She specialises in Wills and tax planning for high net worth individuals, including Wills and estate planning, mental capacity, and probate and estate administration
Outside of the office, Alison enjoys spending time with her family, baking and drawing. She is currently working part-time following the birth of her daughter in January.
Sally is a solicitor with more than 15 years’ litigation experience, and is an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) (http://www NULL.actaps NULL.com/).
Sally advises on all aspects of contentious trust and probate claims. She also advises in Court of Protection proceedings, including statutory will applications and making deputyship application, disputes between executors and attorneys, and financial abuse claims.
Jan is a Chartered Legal Executive with over 20 years’ experience gained from working at a number of well-known law firms in the City and West End. She specialises in non-contentious private client law, including Wills and estate planning, mental capacity, and probate and estate administration
In her spare time, Jan enjoys walking her dog, watching live music and cooking for family and friends.
Stephen Parnham, Chartered Tax Adviser
Stephen is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT). He has over 30 years experience advising individuals, trustees and owner managed businesses on their tax planning requirements and has a particular interest in inheritance tax and capital gains tax.
When not absorbed in tax legislation Stephen, an enthusiastic mountain walker, is often found in the Cumbrian, Scottish and Welsh mountains.
Lauren Tierney, Practice Manager
Lauren has over 15 years’ experience working as a legal secretary and office manager in small and medium-sized London law firms.
In her spare time, she enjoys jewellery making, photography and art.
Hemisha Patel, Paralegal
Hemisha has recently completed the Legal Practice Course and now works as a full-time Paralegal at the firm. She also has two years’ experience working as a receptionist and legal cashier within a City law firm.
In her spare time, Hemisha enjoys travelling to explore different cultures, visiting the theatre and spending time with family and friends
Megan Hulme, Paralegal
Megan is currently studying the Legal Practice Course full-time at the University of Law alongside working as a Paralegal at the firm.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys attending fitness classes and trying different cuisines.
Jack Biddle, Paralegal
Jack is currently studying the Legal Practice Course part-time at the University of Law alongside working as a Paralegal for the firm.
In his spare time, Jack enjoys long-distance running and supporting his local football team.