Andrew Lawrie, C. F Inst. L. Ex.
Andrew was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1991 and is now a Chartered Legal Executive. Andrew specialises in all aspects of property work including residential and commercial conveyancing transactions and he is widely regarded as an expert in leases and leasehold enfranchisement. He has more than 40 years experience as a property lawyer and joined Pocock’s in 2009. Andrew is a Director of the firm and is a member of the board of trustees of the Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.
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Angela is a senior family law practitioner with 18 years experience and offers clear, practical and comprehensive guidance, advice and legal representation at Court on a wide range of family matters including:
- Separation, Divorce and Matrimonial finances
- Children issues
- Cohabitation and relationship breakdown
Angela is a Resolution Accredited Specialist committed to promoting a conciliatory and constructive approach to resolving family disputes.
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Valerie a former Barrister qualified as a Solicitor in 1992 at a Canterbury firm and then became Head of Wills and Probate and Trusts at a Dover firm specialising in all aspects of Will drafting, Estate Planning, Administration of estates, Applications for Grants of Probate, Intestacy, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and assisting older Clients with their financial and general affairs. Valerie has now joined Pocock’s as a Consultant.
Valerie is a member of The Probate Section of the Law Society, The Kent Law Society and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and gives regular seminars to local charities including Women’s Institute and groups of carers.
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Alison Fuller, Probate Executive
Alison has worked in the legal profession for 16 years dealing with the Administration of Estates and the day to day running of clients’ affairs. Understanding that losing a loved one can be upsetting and distressing, Alison, a bereavement volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care for over 14 years, tries to deal with matters with empathy and a friendly approach. Alison joined Pocock’s in 2012 and has recently been admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals.
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Sarah Salvatierra-Martinez, Legal Cashier
Legal Cashiers are frequently overlooked, but the accounts department is the “hub” of the office. Sarah has a Diploma from the Institute of Legal and Finance Management. Sarah is also qualified in British sign language.
Chantelle Pandya, ACILEx
Tilly made the move to law after completing a Theology degree at King’s College London in 2012. Initially working as a legal secretary at a nearby firm, Tilly joined Pocock’s in order to train as a Chartered Legal Executive.
Tilly joined Pocock’s in 2014 as a trainee Legal Executive. Tilly is currently an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is now completing her final exams working towards her Fellowship.
Stephen Pocock, Solicitor
Stephen trained with distinguished London and Kent firms, qualifying in 1981. Apart from a short spell (1998-2002) Stephen has practised in Whitstable as a solicitor. Although he has undertaken a wide variety of work, he has, for the last 23 years, specialised in civil litigation and employment law.
After over forty years in the profession Stephen has called time on his legal career and retired with effect from 31 July 2015.