Our People

Andrew Lawrie

Andrew Lawrie

Director C. F Inst. L. Ex.

Andrew was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1991 and is a Chartered Legal Executive.  Andrew specialises in all aspects of property work, including residential and commercial transactions and has particular knowledge in leasehold work and leasehold enfranchisement.  Andrew has more than 45 years experience in the profession and joined Pocock’s in 2009.  Andrew is a Director of the firm.
Angela Turnbull

Angela Turnbull

Director LLB - Solicitor

Angela is a senior family law practitioner with 20 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.
Chantelle Agnew

Chantelle Agnew

Legal Executive GCILEx

Chantelle (also known as Tilly) joined Pocock’s in 2014 having previously completed a Theology Degree in 2012.  She completed her legal studies and trained with Andrew Lawrie for 4 years before graduating as a Graduate Legal Executive in Spring 2018.  Tilly has built substantial knowledge and experience in all residential conveyancing matters and provides her clients with an approachable and attentive service.
Sarah Bayley

Sarah Bayley

Solicitor LLB

Sarah has worked within the legal profession since 2000 and during that time has held various roles.   She came to Private Client work in 2014 and qualified as a solicitor in 2015.  Sarah joined Pocock’s in 2018 and specialises in all areas of Private Client work including drafting Wills, Inheritance Tax, Deferred Payment applications, Estate Administration and assisting older clients with financial and general affairs.
Valerie Scott

Valerie Scott

Solicitor

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.
Alison Fuller

Alison Fuller

Probate Executive

Alison has worked in the legal profession since 1999, initially as a secretary and receptionist and then progressing to deal with the Administration of Estates and day to day running of clients’ affairs.  Understanding that losing a loved one can be upsetting and distressing, Alison, a former bereavement volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care for a number of years, deals with matters with empathy and adopts a friendly approach.  Alison joined Pocock’s in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals in July 2014.
Sarah Salvatierra-Martinez

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.
Karen Jones

Karen Jones

Legal Secretary

To say Karen was simply secretary to Andrew Lawrie would be greatly understating the invaluable support she provides.  Karen is generally the first port of call for enquiries relating to conveyancing transactions, whether they be residential or commercial, and with her wealth of experience and detailed local knowledge is able to provide an immediate estimate of the fees and payments to other involved in the particular transaction.
Alice Salvatierra-Martinez

Alice Salvatierra-Martinez

Receptionist

Alice is our young receptionist and is generally the first contact for clients and visitors to our office.