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Meet the Team

We now have a staff of 23 including 5 Solicitors, a qualified Licenced Conveyancer, 3 specialist Paralegals and a Senior Private Client Executive  – giving us the expertise to deal with all aspects of our areas of work while still enabling us to retain a friendly, personal approach.

 

Partners

ROSALIND WATCHORN

Rosalind Watchorn

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 LINSELL

Rebecca Linsell

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).

 

 

CONVEYANCING

NICOLA BAILEY

Nicola Bailey

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 MIDDLETON

Niki Middleton

Niki Middleton

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 GRIFFIN-PYGOTT

Roberta Griffin-Pygott

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 HOWDEN

Laura Howden

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 ELLIOTT

Laura Elliott

Laura Elliott

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

 

 

 

 

PHILIPPA NEWBOULD

Philippa Newbould

Philippa Newbould

Philippa has many years of experience working within a Commercial Property department at various Sheffield and Chesterfield law firms and is able to offer her high level of experience as secretarial support to the property team.

 

 

 

 

 

PROBATE/PRIVATE CLIENT

MARTIN SISSONS – Head of Department

Martin Sissons

Martin Sissons

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.

Probate

SUSAN CARTER

Susan Carter

Susan Carter

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 PATERSON

Katie Paterson

Katie Paterson

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.

 

 

 

 

KARL TAYLOR

Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor

Karl is our senior Probate and Private Client Executive with over 20 years experience.  Karl joined us in January 2021 dealing with all aspects of Probate and Private Client matters.

 

 

 

 

Private Client

ZENA PARKER

Zena Parker

Zena joined our Private Client team in 2014, bringing with her a wealth of experience. At our firm Zena deals with Wills and Powers of Attorney. She started her legal career working for a well known firm of solicitors in Sheffield before then establishing and running her own will writing business. Zena lives in Sheffield and has 3 children.

 

 

 

KERRY GREEN

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Kerry Green

Kerry is highly experienced in advising and assisting clients relating to Wills and LPA matters and also enjoys dealing with the affairs of those clients who require assistance.  Kerry has joined us from a well known Sheffield law firm where she gained a wealth of knowledge in the area of law she specialises in.

 

 

 

KAREN BOTHAMLEY

Karen Bothamley

Karen Bothamley

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 KRAUSE-VUKOVICH

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Louisa Krause-Vukovich

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.

 

 

 

 

KATE BURT

Kate has been with Rosalind Watchorn since 2015. Having read Law at Sheffield Hallam University she is now working towards her ILEX qualification to become a Legal Executive and assists with all aspects of work in our Private Client Department. Kate lives in Matlock with her partner Rob and enjoys walking and spending time with her family and dog Callie.

 

ADMINISTRATION/SUPPORT

JO SPENCER

JO SPENCER

Jo Spencer

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 HICKMAN

Kerri Hickman

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.

 

 

 

ELEANOR SMITH

Eleanor Smith

Having completed her A levels in History, Home Economics and Film Studies, Eleanor joined us in July 2018. Eleanor is working towards a qualification in Business Administration level 3 having completed her Level 2 with us.  Eleanor has  gained most of her  experience within our Conveyancing team. Eleanor has many interests including cooking, taekwondo, football and ice hockey and relaxes by reading and listening to music.

 

 

ELLIE COLTON

Ellie Colton

Ellie is our Business Admin Apprentice who joined us in October 2020 and is learning all aspects of administration and support, working closely with Kerri, our receptionist and Admin Manager.   Ellis is one of the first points of contact at Rosalind Watchorn solicitors and is keen to help clients and colleagues with their needs.

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