Our People

We bring talented people together to achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Leyla Whitlingum
Partner
Leyla Whitlingum

Leyla has breadth of experience in all aspects of Will drafting and advising as well as estate administration and lasting powers of attorney.  She has dealt with complex estates involvi ...

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Sarah Parker
Senior Associate
Sarah Parker

Specialist Areas: Wills and Probate Sarah qualified as a solicitor in September 2009 and continued her career at Brain Chase Coles Solicitors where she had trained.  Sarah joined Phill ...

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Sian Lias
Senior Associate
Sian Lias

“Sian Lias makes discussions very easy; she is knowledgeable, straightforward and great at explaining things” – The Legal 500, Recommended Lawyer and Rising Star, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Si ...

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Laura Karon
Senior Associate
Laura Karon

Specialist Areas: Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the Administration of Estates and Trusts. Laura is a Chartered Legal Executive, specialising in the preparation of Wills and Las ...

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Claire-Marie Selwood
Associate
Claire-Marie Selwood

Specialist Areas: Wills, Estate Administration, Mental Capacity Issues and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Claire-Marie has worked exclusively in the legal profession since 1995.  Original ...

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Sandra Griffiths
Probate Assistant
Sandra Griffiths

Specialist Areas: Probate Sandra is a probate assistant specialising in probate administration, applications for Grants of Representation, and Court of Protection deputyship administra ...

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Future proofing your commercial lease for RPI reform The UK Statistics Authority (the Authority) published its response to the consultation on the reform to the Retail Prices Index (RPI ...

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