We now have a staff of 23 including 6 solicitors, 3 specialist paralegals a Senior Executive and a Consultant in Commercial Property – 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 matters.
Vincent has a plethora of experience in property matters in Sheffield, his last position being in a Senior Solicitor role, heading the Commercial Property Department at a well known Sheffield law firm. Vincent deals with Residential and Commercial property work and specialises in complex matters.
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
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 Vincent Green as well as the property 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. Katie deals with Probate, Wills and LPA matters.
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.
Having studied for her law degree and legal practice course at Sheffield University, Annie qualified as a solicitor in 2006. She joined our firm as a solicitor in our Private Client Department in 2008 and deals with Wills, Tax Planning, Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection matters, as well as giving advice to elderly clients on issues affecting them. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) winning an award in 2009 for the best Trusts examination paper in the country.
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.
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.
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 know Sheffield law firm where she gained a wealth of knowledge in the area of law she specialises in.
Claire has recently joined us having worked within well known law firms in Derbyshire where she gained her extensive experience supporting their Private Client and Probate teams.
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.
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 in October 2017 and she is part of the warm and friendly welcome you can expect when you call or visit Rosalind Watchorn Solicitors. Kerri has a daughter and lives in Sheffield.
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 is our Business Admin Apprentice who joined us in October 2020 and is learning all aspects of administration and support.