We are a boutique private client law firm based in Stoke Newington, North London.

We offer clear and sensible advice and, wherever possible, we use plain English to ensure that our advice and any documents that we draft are as easy to understand as possible.

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 Trustees, disputes between executors and attorneys, and financial abuse claims.

Alison Armstrong, Principal Solicitor and TEP


Alison is a qualified Solicitor and is the principal of the firm.  She specialises in Wills and tax planning for wealthy individuals, including Wills and estate planning, mental capacity, and probate and estate administration

Outside of the office, Alison enjoys spending time with her young family, baking and drawing. READ MORE >>



Sally Holyland, Solicitor


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. READ MORE >>


Louise Smith, Solicitor

Louise is a qualified solicitor with over 20 years of experience. She has previously specialised in criminal litigation and mental health law and now advises exclusively on Wills and Estate planning. Louise is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (https://www NULL.step NULL.org/).


Stephen Parnham, Chartered Tax Adviser

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




Please note that there are no lawyers named Gabriel Fernández or Anthony J Howell associated with this firm: http://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/scam-alerts/2016/Apr/emails-gabriel-fernandez.page  (http://www NULL.sra NULL.org NULL.uk/consumers/scam-alerts/2016/Apr/emails-gabriel-fernandez NULL.page)