Our People

It’s always nice to put a face to a name or voice, or just to know who you’re dealing with, especially when it comes to something as important as buying a house or as personal as making a Will.

There’s a lot of people working at GWlegal so it would be impossible to introduce you to everyone. We can however introduce you to the management team, the people responsible for each department of the firm and the staff who will be working on your case.


Meet Lynne. Our Head of Property.

Lynne is a licenced conveyancer with over 20 years’ experience. Since joining the company as a Fee Earner in 2005 Lynne quickly became a Manager and then in 2012 became Head of Property.

Lynne McCaffrey | Head of Property

Meet Kerry. Conveyancing Manager

Kerry joined GW in 2004 and has over 14 years' experience in Conveyancing. When not looking after clients and their cases she is the overall Conveyancing department Manager.

Kerry | Conveyancing Manager

Meet Ann-Marie. Equity Release Manager.

A qualified conveyancer, Ann-Marie joined the firm in 2002 and manages the Equity Release team. She has over 16 years experience in property law.

Ann-Marie | Equity Release Manager

Meet Claire. Our Personal Injury Operations Manager.

With over 20 years’ legal experience, Claire has worked in every aspect of the Personal Injury claim process. She oversees all claims that come into the company.

Claire McGrath | Personal Injury Operations Manager

Meet Hayley. Our Serious Injury Manager.

Hayley qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and joined GW a few years’ later. she manages the employee liability, public liability and serious injury teams.

Hayley Yates | Serious Injury Manager

Meet Kevin. Our Personal Injury Manager.

Since joining GW as a trainee solicitor in 2002 Kev qualified as a solicitor in 2005 specialising in road traffic accidents. Kevin is a keen litigator with a focus on high-value and complex claims.

Kevin Smith | Personal Injury Manager

Meet Linda. Our Head of Wills & Probate.

Linda has been working in the legal sector since 1988 meaning she has 20 years experience. She qualified as a Solicitor in July 2001.

Linda | Head of Wills & Probate

Meet Anthony. Our Director of ICT.

Anthony oversees the IT operations at GWlegal ensuring technology and innovation are driving Firms strategy and client focussed services. He joined GW in 2018 having a background managing successful, award winning IT teams.

Anthony Terry | Director of ICT

Meet Richard. Our Director of Equity Release.

A specialist property lawyer, Richard joined the firm in 2003 and heads the Equity Release team, advising thousands of clients each year on releasing equity from their homes to support them in retirement.

Richard Espley | Director of Equity Release

Meet Allister. Our Director of Finance.

Allister is responsible for the financial management of the firm. He joined GWlegal in 2009 following previous roles at Carole Nash Insurance, Littlewoods and American Express.

Allister Hill | Director of Finance

Meet Adele. Our Director of Operations.

Adele oversees all operations across GW and specifically manages the Personal Injury and Marketing departments. She was promoted to Director of Operations in 2011.

Adele Whittle | Director or Operations

Meet Chris. Partner.

As one of the founding partners, Chris is a specialist conveyancing solicitor and has been instrumental in the success of GWlegal. Chris continues to take a leading role in the strategic development of the firm.

Chris Williams | Partner

Meet Simon. Partner.

Senior partner Simon Cottrell joined the firm in 1986 and was instrumental in its expansion into Personal Injury litigation due to his national reputation as a specialist litigation solicitor.

Simon Cottrell | Partner


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