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.

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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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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.



Samuel graduated from his degree in Philosophy before completing his GDL and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2016.


Samuel joined the firm as a Trainee Solicitor in August 2018 and qualified as a Solicitor in March 2020. Prior to this he worked as a tax litigation paralegal in HM Revenue & Customs.


Samuel is working in the private client department and handles Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney and probate matters.  Samuel also handles various litigation matters.


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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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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Part-time Receptionist, Marketing Coordinator and Paralegal

Millie joined the firm in January 2020 in the role of Part-time receptionist.

Millie is also a third-year student completing her Law Degree locally at the University of Hertfordshire. She hopes to then go on to complete her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in London.


Legal Assistant and PA to Lucy Walpole

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.

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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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Legal Cashier

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. 

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Personal Assistant to the 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.

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Lexcel Compliance Officer and Money Laundering 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.