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 Kerry. Conveyancing Manager

Kerry joined GW in 2004 and has over 18 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 19 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 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 Melissa. Our Head of Wills & Probate.

With over 10 years’ experience in the legal industry, Melissa qualified as a Solicitor in 2021 and specialises in all aspects of Private Client matters, including the preparation of Wills, Probate, Estate Management and Lasting Power of Attorney.

Melissa | Head of Wills & Probate

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 Chris. Director.

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. Director.

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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