MEET THE 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 36 years’ experience in Legal Accounts. She is a diplomaed member of The Institute of Legal Cashiers and Administrators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Susanne joined the firm in 2017 as an employment consultant having previously qualified and practiced as a Barrister in Central London.
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.
Millie joined the firm in January 2020 in the role of Legal Administrator.
Millie has since obtained a First Class Law Degree locally at the University of Hertfordshire in 2021. She is now studying the LLM Legal Practice also at the University of Hertfordshire.
Lisa joined Garden House Solicitors in November 2021 as a Paralegal. She has a background in dealing with employment law issues, with a particular focus on advising employers in managing their day to day HR queries, and helping employers to ensure that they have all the proper systems in place to reduce the risk of Employment Tribunal (ET) claims.
Jessica first joined the firm in October 2020 as part of a work experience placement. She was offered the role of Legal Assistant and PA to Lucy Walpole in January 2021.
Jessica is a first class History graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London. She is an aspiring solicitor hoping to further her career in Law by studying the Post Graduate Diploma in Law or Masters in Law in September 2021. Following this, she hopes to complete the Legal Practice Course in 2022.
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.
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.
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.
PA to Managing Director
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.
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.