OUR PEOPLE

Judith Simmonds

Partner

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Judith qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and joined the Firm in 2007. In 2014 Judith became a Partner of the Firm specialising in property law.

On a daily basis Judith deals with residential conveyancing matters including sales, purchases, equity releases and transfers of equity. 

Judith also prepares Lasting Powers of Attorney and carries out Court of Protection work.

Judith specialises in the following areas of law:

  • Residential Property
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection

In her spare time Judith enjoys travelling and walks in the countryside. She also has chickens at home which keep her busy and often brings eggs into the office for her colleagues.

Judie was a wonderful support to me and I cannot thank her enough for her kindness and help

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Gill Collins

Partner

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Gill qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has been working exclusively in private client departments since 2008. Gill is the Partner responsible for managing the Probate Department.

Gill has completed hundreds of estate administrations including administering complex estates that have multiple assets and beneficiaries, foreign assets and beneficiaries and taxable and non-taxable assets and beneficiaries.

Gill has experience in advising on Deeds of Variations in connection with Estates, advising and preparing Declaration of Trusts and drafts well over 100 Wills each year, including "asset protection" Wills.

Gill obtained a distinction in the STEP qualification; a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and other practitioners that help families plan for the future.

Gill is also a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Gill specialises in the following areas of law:

  • -  Wills & Probate
  • -  Tax Planning & Trusts
  • -  Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • -  Living Wills
  • -  Court of Protection

In her spare time Gill enjoys spending time with her family and swimming and walking.

I cannot thank Gill enough for her help and guidance. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with

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Oliver Kenning

Partner

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Oliver joined the Firm in 2013 and went on to qualify as a solicitor in 2019. He become a Partner of the Firm in 2020.

Oliver deals primarily with residential conveyancing including sales, purchases, transfers of equity and remortgages. Oliver also has experience with lease extensions and advising clients on equity release. Oliver has recently taken on some commercial property transactions and is developing his expertise in this area.

As well as property law, Oliver also deals with administering trusts

Oliver specialises in the following areas of law:

  • -  Residential Property
  • -  Commercial Property

Oliver has been a keen golfer since a young age and is a member of local golf club, Ham Manor. He also enjoys playing squash and racket ball.

Too often today we feel we are "just a number" but Oliver always answered my questions quickly and efficiently

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Simon Kenning

Consultant

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Simon qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and joined the Firm shortly thereafter, working closely with Michael Barker and John Talbot Warwick. Simon was a Partner of the Firm for over 30 years, retiring from his role in 2020. Simon continues to work as a Practising Consultant with us.

Simon now specialises in property law with a wide range of experience of all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing. On a daily basis he is involved in a variety of transactions including sales, purchases, transfers of equity, lease extensions and remortgages.

Simon also continues to advise on and draft Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorneys.

Throughout his career Simon has taken an active role within the local community and is currently the Secretary of the Littlehampton and Rustington Housing Society.

Simon specialises in the following areas of law:

  • -  Commercial Property
  • -  Residential Property
  • -  Wills
  • -  Lasting Powers of Attorney

In his spare time Simon enjoys golf, racket ball and gardening.

Simon is extremely thorough which is exactly what is needed in life changing decisions

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Michael Barker

Consultant

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Michael qualified as a solicitor in 1969 and was the first to join the Partnership with John Talbot Warwick in 1972. He is now a Practising Consultant for the firm on a part time basis.

Michael continues to advise on Wills and the Administration of Estates.

Michael specialises in the following areas of law:

  • -  Tax & Trusts
  • -  Wills & Probate

Michael is a member of Ham Manor Golf Club and when he is not in the office he will be found spending time with his family or on the golf course.

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Kathryn Thorpe

Solicitor

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Kathryn qualified as a solicitor in 2020 and joined the Firm shortly thereafter having trained in a London based firm.

Kathryn deals with residential conveyancing on a daily basis including sales, purchases and transfers of equity.

Kathryn also prepares Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Kathryn specialises in the following areas of law:

  • -  Residential Property
  • -  Wills
  • -  Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • -  Court of Protection

In her spare time Kathryn is a keen archer and qualified coach. She also enjoys running, gardening and spending time with her family.

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Zoe Oliver

Legal Assistant

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Zoe joined the Firm in 2016 and is an Associate member of CILEx. Zoe has achieved her Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and is currently studying to be a CILEx Lawyer.

Zoe specialises in the following areas of law:

  • -  Residential Property
  • -  Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • -  Court of Protection

In her spare time Zoe enjoys spending time with her family and going for nice country walks with her dog.


Emma Murphy

Conveyancing Executive

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Emma joined the Firm in 2021 after working as a Conveyancing Paralegal in Surrey. She is an Associate Member of CILEx. She is currently finalising her CILEx Graduate level and studying to become a Licenced Conveyancer.

Emma specialises in the following areas of law:

  • -  Residential Property

Out of work Emma enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running and crafts.


Emily Jordan

Trainee Legal Assistant

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Emily joined the Firm in 2021 and started training with us to become a Legal Assistant in 2022. During her training Emily will be working in our Property and Private Client teams. Once Emily qualifies she will work alongside Gill in our Private Client team.

Emily specialises in the following areas of law:

  • -  Residential Property
  • -  Wills
  • -  Lasting Powers of Attorney

In her spare time Emily is a keen photographer.

Karen Carver

Legal Secretary

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Karen joined the Firm in 2006 and works as a Legal Secretary.

Karen works in the following areas of law:

  • -  Residential Conveyancing
  • -  Commercial Conveyancing
  • -  Wills
  • -  Lasting Powers of Attorney

In her spare time Karen enjoys gardening.

Peggy Custance

Legal Secretary

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Peggy joined the Firm in 2004 and works as a Legal Secretary.

Peggy works in the following areas of law:

  • -  Wills
  • -  Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • -  Estate Administration

In her spare time Peggy enjoys going for walks, gardening and working on her allotment

Gloria Marchant

Practice Manager


Mary Harvey

Legal Cashier

Anne Lecuyer

Legal Cashier

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Woodlands Chamber
78 Woodlands Avenue
Rustington
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN16 3EZ

Our office is easily accessible with Rustington's main car park opposite us. Wheelchair access is also available at the office however we are also happy to visit you at home for appointments.

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