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MEET THE TEAM

Scroll down the page to meet our team members:

Managing Director

Patricia is the Company’s Managing Director and Principal Solicitor.


Having acquired a wealth of experience in the legal profession for over 25 years, Patricia established Garden House Solicitors in 2006, creating an energetic, amicable and professional team of legal advisors.

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Associate Solicitor

Lucy joined the firm in May 2014 as a Paralegal and gained experience in the Personal Injury, Dispute Resolution, and Private Client departments before commencing her training contract in October 2016.

 

Lucy graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 before going on to complete her Legal Practice Court at BPP Law School in London. She qualified as a Solicitor in Spring 2018.

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Consultant Solicitor

Having previously been a Partner of the firm, Nidhi has returned as a Consultant Solicitor in the Personal Injury Department.

 

Nidhi trained with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2010. She has vast experience in many areas of litigation including high value personal injury claims, clinical negligence, civil litigation, costs litigation and also employment law;  she is also a qualified civil and commercial mediator.  Nidhi is the mother to two young boys and enjoys keeping busy, as well as being an excellent solicitor she also runs a successful interior design business.

Consultant Solicitor 

Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1974 and for many years was a partner in Hertfordshire based firms. He has been associated with Garden House Solicitors since 2006 as a Consultant.

Peter has wide ranging legal experience and currently specialises in Probate, Wills, Trusts and Conveyancing.

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Consultant Solicitor

Frances is a Consultant Solicitor with the firm. She qualified in 1997 and she specialises in all areas of Family Law. She is a member of Resolution and aims to provide straightforward family law advice in simple language cutting out the normal legal jargon.

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Employment Consultant

Susanne joined the firm in 2017 as an employment consultant having previously qualified and practiced as a Barrister in Central London.

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Consultant Solicitor 

Emma qualified as a solicitor in April 2000 and practiced at a Hertfordshire law firm.  Emma gained a broad experience, specialising in Personal Injury.

Emma returned to law after a family career break to specialise in Probate and joined Garden House Solicitors in August 2021 as a Consultant.

Emma’s depth of experience makes her approachable and she hopes her practical attitude will give client’s peace of mind and reassurance at what can be a stressful and upsetting time.

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Consultant Solicitor 

Ian joined the firm in February 2022 as a consultant dealing with all aspects of private client work including Trusts, Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Tax Planning. He is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales and as an Attorney at Law in New York. He was previously head of private client legal services at a trust corporation in the City of London and he worked for several years in Jersey and in the Caribbean in the offshore trust industry.

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Business Manager

Ken has extensive business experience and was instrumental in the setting up and also the continued success of the firm.  His role is to manage the business and ensure it runs efficiently by putting measures into operation to ensure the business is successful.  He is a visionary thinker and was responsible for sourcing and implementing systems to enable our solicitors and support staff to work efficiently from anywhere in the world.  Ken works closely with the firm’s accounts department in developing and implementing budgets and regularly reviews performance of the business to ensure each department meets its financial goals. He promotes an attitude of success and is a positive influence on the whole team. 

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Compliance Officer For Finance and Administration

Ruth has worked for Garden House since it started in April 2006 and has 37 years’ experience in Legal Accounts. She is a diplomaed member of The Institute of Legal Cashiers and Administrators.

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Legal Cashier and Money Laundering Officer

Denise joined Garden House Solicitors in May 2020 in the role as Legal Cashier.

Denise has 37 years  experience as a Legal Cashier after leaving Lloyds Bank, her first job from school.

In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends and family and traveling the UK.

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Lexcel Compliance Officer

Julie joined the firm in July 2011 and in her role of LEXCEL Compliance Officer, she ensures that the firm’s badge of excellence is maintained with the Law Society. 

Client Liaison Officer

Elly joined the firm in December 2012 in the role of Client Liaison Officer. She is the first point of contact for clients and will always be able to update them on their matter at any time.

 

Elly is a real asset to the firm and its clients as she is always friendly and professional. 

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Marsha joined the firm in November 2015. She works closely with the Managing Director and also assists with administrative support across the firm.

 

She always greets clients with a warm welcome and her bubbly personality is an asset of the firm.

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Paralegal

Jessica first joined the firm in October 2020 as part of a work experience placement. She is now working as a Paralegal and she primarily supports Lucy Walpole with personal injury clients.

In 2020 Jessica graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with first class honours in History. She is now a scholarship recipient at BPP University Law School, Cambridge and she is studying a Post Graduate Diploma in Law.

Jessica is an aspiring solicitor and she hopes to complete the Legal Practice Course in September 2022.

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