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Oliver Chappel LL.B


Admitted as a solicitor in 1987, Oliver is a very experienced solicitor bringing expertise in both conveyancing and probate together with local knowledge. Oliver is head of the Conveyancing Department.

Mark Heywood LL.M TEP


Mark is a Solicitor and specialist Trust and Estate Practitioner, he deals with all aspects of probate, wills, inheritance tax, lasting powers of attorney and trusts. He has a personal and sympathetic approach to matters, at what can be a difficult and emotional time. Mark brings many years of local experience to the Firm. Mark is head of the Probate and Wills Department.

Neil Humphrey, FCCA


He heads up the accounts team dealing with the financial aspects of the business. Neil's other responsibilities include I.T., human resources and general administration.

Lester Jacka LL.B


Admitted as a Solicitor in 1980 following experience in both Practice and Local Authority, he joined Grylls and Paige in 1984 becoming a Partner in 1985 until 1999.

He returned in 2009 as a Partner. He undertakes residential and commercial conveyancing including estate developments.


David Thomas


David is a key member of the conveyancing team. He has extensive experience of over 35 years gained in the locality, working for various local Law Firms. He specialises in residential conveyancing of both freehold and leasehold property.