Meet the Team

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Meet the Team


The Partners

Mrs. Wendy J. Hewstone LLB, Managing Partner

wjh@accesslaw.co.uk

Wendy qualified as a Solicitor in 1986 and has many years experience in general legal practice and is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and an Accredited Specialist of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association). Wendy was a member of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) National Committee and formerly held the LAPG seat at the Law Society Council. She is also a member of the Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners.

Wendy is also an experienced conveyancer dealing with all aspects of Residential Conveyancing, including sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

As a member of STEP, having obtained the STEP Diploma in Estates and Trusts, she can also advise on all aspects of Wills and Probate, including writing wills, drafting Powers of Attorney and Change of Name Deeds and applying for Probate.

Personal Statement

My aim is to act for clients in the areas where they need assistance in their personal lives whether in property, probate or family related. I am very proud I have acted for three generations of many families.

Outside Interests

Wendy’s passion is Musical Theatre, both watching and participating as a member of Waterside Musical Society. She also enjoys travelling and visiting cities.

Ms. Ginnie Lambert BSc, DipLaw, Partner

gl@accesslaw.co.uk

Ginnie qualified as a Solicitor in 1994 and is a member of Resolution, is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children Law and Mental Health Tribunal Panels and is a member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association and the Association of Lawyers for Children. Ginnie is listed on the Reunite Directory of Solicitors. During 2005 Ginnie was President of the Hampshire Law Society. Ginnie has an excellent reputation in care cases, acting for parents, grandparents and court appointed children’s guardians. Ginnie regularly advises grandparents and those being asked to take over care of children, particularly in relation to foster care and special guardianship.

She also advises clients detained under the Mental Health Act and represents them at Mental Health Tribunals.

Personal Statement

I have acted for clients who face difficult issues in their lives when their children are taken into care or have their liberty taken away due to mental health issues. I endeavour to deal with their cases in a compassionate and professional way and have their best interests at heart.

Outside Interests

Ginnie is a talented and enthusiastic artist and loves foreign travel and exploring new countries.

Derek W. Parsons BA (Hons), Partner

dwp@accesslaw.co.uk

Derek qualified as a Solicitor in 1988 and is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Panel specialising in International Child Abduction and Children Law.

He is on the Government’s International Child Abduction and Custody Unit’s list of recognised specialists and is registered on the Reunite Directory of Solicitors. He is a member of Resolution and is trained and qualified in Collaborative Law.

Derek also has a strong practice dealing with financial matters after divorce or dissolution of Civil Partnerships. He is experienced in dealing with families with modest assets as well as those with considerably more. In the past he has represented a Minister of State, a former Chief of the Defence Staff as well as partners of multi-millionaires.

As a keen musician and filmmaker, Derek has a good understanding of those working in the creative industries.

Personal Statement
My years of experience have convinced me of the importance of trying whenever possible to secure non court-based resolution of disputes. An holistic approach to the problems families encounter is vital and whenever children are involved, they must always be the paramount consideration. Families may change shape and form but they remain families. My role is to help manage that change.

Outside Interests
Derek is a musician and filmmaker (with entries on IMDb!). He also enjoys writing and photography.

 


Details of the Law Society Accreditation Schemes are available here.

Our Lawyers

Emma Bailey, FCILEx, Chartered Legal Executive

eb@accesslaw.co.uk

Emma qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2008 and has worked in the legal profession since 1998. Emma deals with matters of divorce and finance, private children matters and injunctions. She also has detailed knowledge of the law relating to International Child Abduction.

Laura K. Atkinson, Paralegal

lka@accesslaw.co.uk

Laura has worked in the legal profession since 1995 and has particular expertise in family law, particularly domestic abuse injunctions, including non-molestation and occupation orders, transfers of tenancies, private children matters, divorce and civil partnership and same-sex relationship disputes. She can also assist with Change of Name Deeds.

Alan A. Knight, ACILEx, Conveyancer

aak@accesslaw.co.uk

Alan has worked in the legal profession since 1998 and obtained his Associate status of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2013 and is working towards his Fellowship.

He deals with the selling and purchasing of residential properties including newly built properties, Right to Buy properties, shared ownership including both freehold and leasehold properties.

He can also assist with transfers of equity, extending your lease and re-mortgaging your home.

Julie Till, GCILEx, Legal Executive

jt@accesslaw.co.uk

Julie has many years experience in the Family and Mental Health field, in particular in relation to child care cases. She attends Planning meetings with Social Services and provides invaluable support to the Care team and looks after the legal aid costing for the firm. She has worked in the legal profession since 1994.

Alex Morgan, LLB, Solicitor

Alex has just joined us to support Ginnie Lambert in the Care and Mental Health Departments.  She has worked for a high street firm, large multi national and a local authority so brings a range of experience to the firm.

Support Staff

Our support staff have considerable legal experience and are often able to provide assistance on a case when the person conducting the case is unavailable.

For conveyancing cases contact Christine Jones on cj@accesslaw.co.uk

For care and mental health contact Kayleigh Rees on kr@accesslaw.co.uk

For family and child abduction contact Joan Hayes on jh@accesslaw.co.uk

For wills and probate contact Wendy Lacey or Kay Perkins on kp@accesslaw.co.uk

For accounts and practice issues contact Gordon Hewstone on glh@accesslaw.co.uk

 

 

 

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