We now have a staff of 22 including 4 Solicitors, a qualified Licenced Conveyancer, a TEP Qualified Senior Private Client Executive, a Chartered Legal Executive, 2 Trainee Legal Executives and 2 specialist Paralegals – giving us the expertise to deal with all aspects of our areas of work while still enabling us to retain a friendly, personal approach.
Rosalind founded the firm in 1993 having worked previously at Broomheads solicitors (now DLA Piper). Originally qualifying with a history degree and working in London for the Historical Association she retrained as a solicitor and moved to Sheffield in 1986. She deals with Wills, Probate, Trusts and elderly issues and oversees the Private Client Department. She has 3 children and lives locally. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Rebecca is a Partner at the firm having joined Rosalind Watchorn Solicitors in 1997. She qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and deals with Court of Protection matters, Wills, Trusts, Probate and oversees our Property Department. She has a law degree and lives locally with her husband and three children. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Nicola studied Law with French at Sheffield University and qualified in 2006 with DLA Piper. After 6 years in their commercial property department, she worked for a local authority in their property department and has recently spent 3 years in a risk management role at an international law firm. She lives in Sheffield with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and holidays.
Niki is a qualified Licenced Conveyancer who joined us in March 2021 having worked previously at a well known Sheffield based law firm. Niki deals with residential conveyancing, including complex matters; taking clients through the procedures to completion.
Roberta (aka Bobby) joined our Property Department as a Conveyancing Assistant/Secretary, having gained experience assisting and supporting fee earners within Residential and Commercial Property Departments at both regional and international law firms. Roberta is married and enjoys spending time at home with her husband and pets and is also an avid gardener.
Laura joined our firm in 2016 having gained experience assisting and supporting fee earners at various City firms. At Rosalind Watchorn Laura offers invaluable support and assistance to Nicola, and Niki in the Conveyancing department.
Laura has many years of experience working within a conveyancing department at various Sheffield and Chesterfield law firms and is able to offer secretarial support to the team
MARTIN SISSONS – Head of Department
Martin has joined us a Head of Department for our Private Client and Probate Department having gained over 20 years experience dealing with all aspects of private client work as a Partner in other local law firms. His experience includes the administration of deceased estates, estate planning, the formation and administration of trusts, Will writing and the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Many of the estates he has dealt with have been subject to Inheritance tax and involving cross border issues and non-domiciled spouses.
After many years working within the technical team at HSBC’s Probate Department dealing with complex estates Susan joined our Probate Team in 2014. Susan is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Katie Qualified as a Solicitor in 2017 and joined us in February 2021 from a well known local law firm. Katie has a background in contentious work which she can carry through when dealing with complex Probate matters.
Becky has over 10 years’ experience as a qualified Chartered Legal Executive dealing with contentious and non-contentious work, specialising in Probate matters having joined us from a large well know Sheffield law firm.
Elina has experience in advising and assisting clients relating to Wills and LPA matters and also enjoys dealing with the affairs of those clients who require assistance. Elina has joined us from a Chesterfield law firm where she gained a wealth of knowledge in the area of law she specialises in.
Karen has many years secretarial experience working within various Sheffield and Chesterfield law firms and is able to offer secretarial support to the Probate and Private Client team. Karen lives with her husband and enjoys walking, particular around her local area.
Louisa joined us from a well known local law firm having starting in an administration role but quickly moving into a PA role working closing with a senior Solicitor. Louisa remains in that same supportive role here at Rosalind Watchorn and is building on her knowledge and experience in all aspects of Private Client.
Jo has worked within a legal environment since around 1993, working up from Office Assistant to a CILEX qualified Paralegal specialising for many years in Family Law. In April 2013 Jo had a change of career, coming away from fee earning and into legal recruitment where she assisted many law firms within Sheffield and the surrounding areas in the successful recruitment of legal candidates from admin to Senior Solicitors and Partners. Jo joined us in October 2016 as Office Manager to assist the firm’s smooth running to include HR, Procurement and assisting with the continuing Lexcel accreditation at Rosalind Watchorn Solicitors. Jo enjoys walking and anything to do with food and drink!
Kerri worked in the Banking sector for 27 years before joining our team as our Receptionist and Admin Manager in October 2017. Kerri is part of the warm and friendly welcome you can expect when you call or visit Rosalind Watchorn Solicitors. Kerri lives with her Partner in Dronfield and in her spare time is involved with Girlguiding in the local area.
Ellie is our much needed Admin Support who joined us in October 2020 and is learning all aspects of Residential Conveyancing as well and cover administration duties, working closely with Kerri, our receptionist and Admin Manager. Ellie is one of the first points of contact at Rosalind Watchorn solicitors and is keen to help clients and colleagues with their needs.