Our Senior partner has over 26 years’ experience and heads our Litigation Team. Rachel specialises in Public Child Care Law and Private Law Children’s Proceedings devoting 100% of her time to this area of the law. She is a long-serving member of The Law Society's Children Law Accreditation Scheme (Children's Panel), qualified to represent both children and adults.
Alex is our Second Partner and the Crime Supervisor within the Firm. He concentrates on assisting clients who are in trouble with the Police or who are facing Prosecution by other agencies such as the Department for Work and Pensions, Local Authority or other Government Regulatory Bodies. He is qualified as a member of the Duty Solicitor Scheme and has been practicing Criminal Law for over 25 years. He spends the majority of his time in either the Police Station, Magistrates' Court or The Crown Court. Whilst Crime takes up 60% of Alex's work, the other 40% is spent assisting the firms very busy Conveyancing Department where he deals with Residential sales and purchases. Alex is friendly, approachable and very useful person to know.
Teresa Blenard is our Third Partner and a Chartered Legal Executive. She specialises in Probate, Elderly Care, Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and all aspects of buying or selling a property. Teresa has 20 years experience in conveyancing and probate and has been qualified for 10 years. She spends 50% of her time on conveyancing and 50% on probate and private client work. She deals with new build shared ownership properties as well as general freehold and leasehold sale and purchase transactions.
She is competent, efficient and an extremely friendly person and will be happy to assist with any of your needs.
Maria qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2004 and has been dealing with residential conveyancing matters since 2003. For her, every client and every transaction is unique and she enjoys the challenge of resolving tricky problems that are often encountered in conveyancing in Cornwall. She is friendly and approachable and as a qualified teacher, also has the ability to explain complicated legal matters in straightforward and simple language.
Maria’s usual office hours are 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, except for one half day each week when she teaches in the higher education sector at a local college.
Sarah Painter is a Solicitor with over 30 years experience in the law and specialises in Probate, Elderly Care, Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), Long Term Care Issues, Tax, Trusts as 50% of her caseload and all aspects of Buying or Selling a property as the remaining 50% She is also a Dementia Friend as part of an initiative by the Alzheimer’s Society in that she has undergone specialist training to become a dementia specialist.
She will be happy to assist with any of your needs.
Samantha is one of our family solicitors. Samantha qualified in 2007 and joined our team in 2012. Samantha provides advice and assistance in relation to all types of family matters including, divorce, resolution of financial matters, co-habitee disputes and cases involving the local authority and social services. Samantha is a friendly and approachable member of our team. She is also a member of The Law Society's Children Law Accreditation Scheme (Children's Panel)
Charles is a valuable member of our Criminal team who has practiced in Criminal Law since he qualified as a solicitor in 2004. He is a member of Duty Solicitor Scheme and is happy to assist at the Police Station, the Magistrates' Court or the Crown Court.
Charles was also the youngest President of the Cornwall Law Society.
He is friendly and approachable and will be happy to assist in all Criminal matters.
Mala is a Solicitor who qualified in 1998 with extensive experience dealing with married and unmarried clients in relation to all aspects of a relationship breakdown including: divorce, separation, children matters and financial issues.
Mala has additional skills as a Mediator and a Collaborative lawyer. She is a member of Resolution and she is an accredited member of the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel.
Mala understands the emotional and practical issues surrounding a relationship breakdown. She offers a caring approach, whilst providing practical, efficient legal solutions. Clients appreciate her tenacity and attention to detail.
Rubina Jenkin- Trainee Licensed Conveyancer
Rubina works within our Conveyancing Department and has been working within the Conveyancing Industry for over four years.
Rubina started her career in 2014 studying CILEX and has
recently joined the firm to continue her studies through The Council of
Rubina’s specialist areas include remortgaging and sales and purchases of Freehold Property.
Rubina is very friendly and approachable and strives for client satisfaction.
Claire you have been absolutely amazing so far, I cannot thank you enough. I sing your praises to everyone. DP - January 2014