Rowberry Morris Thames Valley

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Rowberry Morris is a very well established firm of solicitors. From our offices in Reading, Staines, Tadley and Richmond we provide good value and friendly services to individuals and businesses.

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June 30, 2018 20180630211502

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

I would like to thank you for your working in helping me get this matter closed, i understand things were slow moving and had a better appreciation for this in the closing months. So on a personal note, i would like to say thank you for support and advice while getting this matter closed.

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June 28, 2018 20180628211501

Very Satisfied

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We received excellent service and though we were fairly new to all the legal stuff, Sharron & Zoe both were very patient and helpful.

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April 30, 2018 20180430211501

Power of Attorney & Probate

5

Both Alex Webb and Helen Greenwood were friendly and helpful and explained how things would work. Never easy to give a time scale to legal workings but both ladies did a good job.

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April 28, 2018 20180428211501

Used for Wills, House Purchase, Divorce, Cohabitant Agreement

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I use the company for all my legal requirements. I'm very satisfied with the services, friendly and efficient, also will use the service in the future if there is a requirement.

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Alexandra
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April 09, 2018 20180409211501

Power of Attorney and Will

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Claire Ritchie and her secretary Carla Duckett have steered me through the process with patience and care and I cannot recommend both members of staff too highly.

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March 07, 2018 20180307201501

Codicil for Will

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When using Rowberry Morris as an existing client, we found them very professional, friendly and approachable, understanding our requirements and acting very quickly to meet strict deadlines.

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Barry
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February 28, 2018 20180228201502

Lastint Power of Attorney

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I have been dealing with your company for a number of years. Very satisfied with your services.

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February 09, 2018 20180209201502

To keep our original Will for future

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Helen Greenwood and Brenda has always been helpful, and secretary on the desk as you come through doors.

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February 01, 2018 20180201201502

Probate ,Land registry and tax

5

All the above administration, and any connecting concerns, were settled promptly and efficiently, with minimum disturbance to me at a difficult time following the death of my husband. I was more than satisfied with the attention I received from Mrs Helen Greenwood.

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January 28, 2018 20180128201501

Will and Probate

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Helen made a very distressing time less stressful and eased any worries we had.

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Solicitors who work at Rowberry Morris Thames Valley

  • Jasbinder Dail

    Jasbinder is a partner and head of the family department, based in our Reading office. Jasbinder deals solely in childcare law, which is work involving care proceedings, adoption and other highly sensitive cases in which Social Services are involved. She is dedicated to providing her clients with an expert level of care and represents both parents and children’s guardians in cases around the Thames Valley and beyond. Such is her expertise, that she is involved in cases throughout the country. Highly regarded in her area of law by clients, the local judiciary and other professionals, Jasbinder is capably assisted within the childcare department by Caroline Milton, who is a paralegal and training to be a chartered legal executive in her own right.

  • Anna Illingworth

    Having obtained a BA Hons History degree at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College of London University, completing her conversion course at Oxford Brookes and her LPC at Bristol University, Anna qualified as a solicitor in 1998. She joined Rowberry Morris in 2011 and became a partner in 2012. She is an employment law specialist and an ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) registered contentious trust and probate specialist. Employment With over 12 years' specialist experience, Anna advises employers and employees in relation to non-contentious matters that include recruitment, appraisals, sickness and absence management, flexible working, contracts of employment, restrictive covenants, staff handbooks and employment processes, and systems and reorganisations. Anna also advises employers and employees in relation to employment disputes in the employment tribunals and courts in relation to disputes that include restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal, age, , maternity and disability discrimination, breach of contract and wrongful dismissal, whistleblowing and redundancy.

  • Liam Connolly

    Liam works as a dedicated dispute resolution solicitor within our Reading office. He has considerable experience of practice in a wide range of matters including commercial litigation, civil litigation and employment law. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2009, Liam joined Rowberry Morris in December 2012. Experienced in acting for both companies and individuals in both complex matters with a high financial value and technical bias, and also straightforward contractual claims. Liam enjoys assisting both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential disputes. From time to time Liam devises and delivers training and events in these particular areas. In addition to these areas of practice, Liam is highly experienced in advising employers and employees on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. To make an appointment with Liam, please either e mail him liam.connolly@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact his assistant, Karen Todd on 0118 9516630 or by e mail to karen.todd@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Mary Collyer

    Mary deals with all aspects of private client work, including: preparing and updating wills, and advising on what happens if you do not have a will in place preparing and registering lasting powers of attorney the administration of an estate when a loved one dies Court of Protection work (when an individual is unable to manage their affairs) creating and administering lifetime trusts and will trusts Inheritance tax planning Mary is a fully qualified member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practictioners), an internationally recognised organisation of lawyers and other professionals who are particularly qualified to advise on wills, trusts, probate and related tax matters. Mary is also a dementia friend. Mary qualified as a solicitor in 2006, following the completion of her training contract with London firm, Collyer Bristow LLP. She worked for firms in Bath and Newbury before joining Rowberry Morris’ Reading in 2012. To make an appointment with Mary, please email her at mary.collyer@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact either of her assistants, Victoria Frankel or Sue Payne (Wednesday to Friday) on 0118 9516612 or by email to probate@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Karen Grimm

    Karen is based in our Reading office, where she is the Head of Private Client Department Karen specialises in providing a personal and tailor-made service to her clients, including a particular focus on her elderly clients. She has developed a good working relationship with local service providers, such as care homes, social services and charities and is a full professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly, an independent, national organisation of lawyers committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice to these clients and their families. Many of her clients worry about the possibility of future care costs eroding their children’s inheritance. Karen can advise you on your financial responsibility and help you to plan for the future, including advising you on NHS funded care and ways in which you can protect your children and grand-children’s inheritance. Karen is a Dementia Friend. Karen can advise you on how you and your family would benefit from making a Lasting Power of Attorney, as well as on all matters relating to Enduring Powers of Attorney. She can also assist you in circumstances where no Power of Attorney is in place and an application for the appointment of a Court of Protection appointed Deputy is required. Karen is a full professional member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) a worldwide professional organisation for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. Karen will be happy to prepare a Will for you or if you already have a Will, review this with you on a life changing event. She will advise you on claims that you ought to consider and discuss the potential Inheritance Tax liability of your estate and the ways in which you might reduce this. Where a loved one has passed away Karen will be happy to deal with the Administration of their estate on your behalf if you are the executor or administrator including dealing with their tax affairs, collecting in or transferring their assets and distributing the estate in accordance with their Will or the Rules of Intestacy, if no Will has been made. To make an appointment with Karen, please either email her at Karen.Grimm@rowberrymorris.co.uk, or contact her on 0118 951 6612

  • Jane Beaven

    Jane is a solicitor based in the Tadley office, specialising in residential conveyancing matters. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2000, Jane is highly experienced in all aspects of freehold and leasehold sales and purchases including buy to let and newly built properties. In addition, Jane can help with transfers of equity, meaning the transfer of property between owners. She is able to assist in all these cases, whether or not there is a mortgage involved. Previously Jane was a chartered legal executive and trained with Rowberry Morris in the early 1980s and apart from a short break, has been with the firm since that time. Jane very much enjoys working in the Tadley community and is a strong advocate of the firm’s policy of providing an accessible, friendly and efficient, local service to clients. To make an appointment with Jane, please either e mail her on jbeaven@rmtadley.co.uk or telephone her assistant, Linda-Marie Richardson on 0118 9823777 or by e mail to lrichardson@rmtadley.co.uk.

  • Julie Gallimore

    Julie is a partner based in our Tadley office and is a highly experienced family law specialist. Julie is dedicated to providing clients with friendly, but effective and realistic advice with regards to all aspects of family law. Her primary aim is to provide understandable and practical advice and information at, what can be, a very difficult and emotional time in peoples’ lives. Julie’s specialities include matters relating to divorce and resolving financial issues which arise as a result, civil partnership cases, the negotiation and preparation of legal documents including pre-nuptial, separation and cohabitation agreements and any disputes concerning children. Julie is a member of ‘Resolution’, an organisation whose members believe in a constructive, non-confrontational and efficient approach to family law matters. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in financial disputes concerning substantial assets and/or pensions and is also a member of the Law Society’s specialist Family Law Panel. Julie is therefore highly experienced in all financial aspects of separation and divorce, especially those involving very substantial and/or complicated assets, businesses, partnerships and companies.Julie has been recommended in the Legal 500 for several years. Julie holds the firm belief that it is almost always the case that a negotiated resolution to a problem is better for all members of a family, particularly where there are children involved. Consequently, she is a qualified mediator in relation to all aspects of family law and a respected collaborative lawyer. She is a member of the Berkshire West Collaborative Family Law Group and the North Hants Collaborative pod . Julie qualified as a solicitor in 1996 (having previously been a chartered legal executive since 1990) and joined Rowberry Morris in 2000. Julie’s law career spans in excess of 30 years and she has specialised in the field of family law for over 25 years. As a reflection of Julie’s commitment to families in general, she was also a trustee of Relate Berkshire for over 15 years when she retired from her post as Vice Chair. (www.relateberkshire.org) Julie also undertakes free advice clinics at Tadley’s local Citizens Advice Bureau. To make an appointment with Julie, please email her julie.gallimore@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact her assistant, Eileen Hylton on 0118 9823778 or by email to eileen.hylton@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Helen Greenwood

    Helen is based in our Tadley office and is head of the firm's Private Client Department. As a Chartered Legal Executive and Member of the Society or Trust and Estate Practitioners (also known as STEP)), Helen has many years' experience of handling a wide range of private client matters, often in difficult and sensitive situations. Drawing on her considerable expertise in advising clients on will drafting, trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, administration of estates and matters concerning future planning, Helen is committed to delivering a high level of service to all her clients. Helen has worked within the legal profession since leaving school. She obtained her Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in December 1998 and joined Rowberry Morris in January 2001, originally as a fee earner in the Family department. Helen transferred to the firm’s Private Client department and continued her training, attaining her STEP accreditation in July 2010. This qualification means that Helen is classed as being among the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates. Helen is a Dementia Friend and also a member of the Law Society’s Private Client section. OUtside of work, Helen enjoys walking, and her weekly Zumba class. To make an appointment with Helen, please e-mail her at helen.greenwood@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact her assistant, Brenda Wyatt on 0118 9823779 or by e-mail bwyatt@rmtadley.co.uk.

  • Neil Henson

    Neil is a partner based mainly in our Tadley office, and is a specialist property and commercial lawyer. He has dealt with property work throughout his career and has extensive experience of commercial, property and business matters including property development, business acquisitions/sales, leases, options, overage and property investment. Neil has also specialised in the more complex aspects of residential conveyancing. He is an advocate of “plain English” language and communication. Neil qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and joined Rowberry Morris from a central London practice in 1981. He has been a partner since 1983. Neil is also the firm’s financial partner and “COFA” (Compliance Officer Finance and Administration). To make an appointment with Neil, please either e-mail him nhenson@rmtadley.co.uk or contact his assistant, Annette Terroni on 0118 9823776 or by e-mail aterroni@rmtadley.co.uk

  • Alex Webb

    Alex qualified as a solicitor in 1998. After a career break to raise her family, she joined Rowberry morris in 2016 and is based in our Tadley office. Alex acts for a wide range of clients advising on private client matters, including wills, administration of estates, powers of attorney an Court of Protection issues, tax planning and trust administration. She can help guide you through what can be a difficult time, and provide clear practical advice. Alex is a member of the Law Society Probate section. In her spare time, Alex acts as a trustee of a local charity. To make an appointment with Alex, please email her on alex.webb@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact her assistant, Brenda Wyatt on 0118 9823779 or by email brenda.wyatt@rowberrymorris.co.uk

  • Rodney Edwards

    Rodney is the firm’s senior partner based in our Staines office. He specialises in advising on matters relating to property – both residential and commercial, and also companies and partnerships. He has wide experience in dealing with all aspects of residential property transactions including the buying, selling and leasing of land, houses and flats, transfer of property, mortgages and applications to extend the length of residential leases. Rodney has a wealth of knowledge of commercial property transactions including the buying, selling and leasing of offices, warehouses, shops, restaurants and public houses. In addition to dealing with residential and commercial property transactions, Rodney has also considerable experience which enables him to advise on a range of business issues for owner managed and small to medium sized firms, companies and partnerships. Rodney has worked in the legal profession for over 30 years, having initially trained with a London firm. He qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and became a partner with Rowberry Morris in 1981. To make an appointment with Rodney, please either e mail him at rodneyedwards@rmstaines.co.uk or telephone him on 01784 457655

  • Claire Ritchie

    Claire is based in our Staines office and specialises in Wills, estate planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection work and administration of estates. Claire qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2007 and as a solicitor in 2014. She worked in Derby for many years befre moving to the South East and joining the Rowberry Morris Staines office in 2014. Claire has a specialist interest in older client law and is an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) She is also a member of the Law Society Private Client Section. Claire is committed to providing a friendly and efficient service to clients. To make an appointment with Claire, please email her at claire.ritchie@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact her assistant, Carla Duckett, on 01784 457 655, or by email carla.duckett@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Nick Gething

    Nick qualified as a solicitor after gaining experience in th engineering and commercial fields, having originally qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy and Materials Technology. He obtained his LLB (Hons) in law at the University of Hertfordshire in 1995 on a 2 year 'accelerated' course. He is an experienced property lawyer, focussing on Commercial Property as well as Company transactions and business transfers. His work ranges fom shop leases to large acquisitions and share sales and everything in between. Nick is also experience in residential property work, having dealt with the various aspects of sales, purchases, mortgages and leases since the 1990s. Nick is a borough councillor which helps him keep his finger ont he pulse of the local property market. To make an appointment with Nick, please email him at nick.gething@rowberrymorris.co.uk, or contact his assistant, Leigh Andrews, on leigh.andrews@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Elizabeth Leicester

    Elizabeth is a Family Solicitor based at the Staines office. Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor in 1997. She has worked in leading Legal 500 practices and has acquired expertise in all areas of family law. She specialised in financial issues arising from separation and issues relating to arrangements for children. She is a member of Resolution and likes to take a conciliatory and non-confrontational approach to cases, although will call on her considerable litigation experience if required. After a career break to raise her family, she joined Rowberry Morris in April 2017. Elizabeth works closely with Pete Reynolds, who heads the Family Department in Richmond and Staines, on a broad range of family law cases, providing an efficient and comprehensive service for clients. Elizabeth is a dedicated family law practitioner who provides an understanding yet pragmatic approach to dealing with difficult and complex situations. To make an appointment with Elizabeth, please email her at elizabeth.leicester@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact assistants Lorraine Barnes or Sarah Kubica on 01784 457655 or by email lorraine.barnes@rowberrymorris.co.uk or sarah.kubica@rowberrymorris.co.uk

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The firm’s lawyers provide a personal service tailored to clients’ particular needs, delivered with a high degree of professionalism at reasonable cost. Over time four of the firm’s partners have been made local judges in the Thames Valley area. Rowberry Morris believes in building long-lasting relationships and showing loyalty to clients. Its partners and solicitors have considerable expertise and experience in their areas of specialism and many are members of expert panels.


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  • Wills & Probate
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Tax
  • Family Mediation
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Personal Injury
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  • Employment - General
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  • Children
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