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Our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers are courteous and approachable.

We make every effort to obtain a positive result for our clients: giving practical advice in a cost-effective manner.

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Julie joined Jackamans in 2009 and has since then worked in the commercial property department at our Diss office supporting the senior solicitor. Currently studying for a commercial property paralegal qualification, Julie enjoys the variety of work this area of law covers and the wide range of clients she speaks to; meaning no two days ever seem to be the same!

 

Julie Allison

Commercial Property Assistant View Bio

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Sam is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals and has over 20 years of experience in Conveyancing. She specialises in all residential conveyancing matters including selling and buying freehold and leasehold properties, re-mortgages and shared ownership.

Sam is keen to ensure her clients are looked after during what can be a very stressful time.

In her spare time, Sam is a keen runner and cyclist and also manages a local youth football team.

Sam Alvin

Conveyancing Executive View Bio

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Erika has been with Jackamans’ Private Client team in Diss since 2015 supporting Lorna Denton-Cardew.  Describing herself as a team player and people person, she says that she is pleased to be able to assist clients at some of the most difficult and challenging times of their lives.

Erika Bourne

Private Client Assistant View Bio

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Ross joined the firm in September 2019 and is based at our Felixstowe office. He qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and spent several years working for commercial firms specialising in dispute resolution work. He now specialises in private client work and can assist with wills, probate, powers of attorney, administering estates and inheritance tax planning.  Away from work, he is an avid music fan and keen musician, playing at local venues and festivals.

Ross Burkitt

Solicitor View Bio

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Lorna began work in the field of Wills and Probate in 2002 and qualified as a Legal Executive in 2008. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and an Associate of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners), Lorna specialises in private client matters.  She has gained a wealth of experience in Wills, Trusts, Probate, Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney and matters affecting the elderly.

Clients find Lorna approachable and compassionate.  She is able to explain the sometimes complicated legal aspects of the work in a straightforward, easy to understand way.

Lorna became a partner of Jackamans on 1st April 2019.  She enjoys running and horse riding in the local countryside where she lives with her family.

Lorna Denton-Cardew

Partner View Bio

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Paige joined Jackamans in January 2015 and began working in our Private Client department in January 2016 at our Felixstowe branch. Paige is now located at our Ipswich branch, and is in her second year of training with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). Paige has experience dealing with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Declarations of Trust and Probate matters, and is keen to ensure that what can be a very difficult time is made as easy and stress-free as possible for her clients. Paige is a member of the local Junior Lawyer Division and enjoys attending various networking events.

Paige Carter

Private Client Executive View Bio

Our lawyers are excellent communicators and will explain legal documentation to you in plain and simple language.

James Laband Partner

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Jonathan joined Jackamans in March 2016 having previously worked in Suffolk and Essex in both the private and public sectors. He has over thirty years’ experience in residential conveyancing, dealing with all kinds of transactions, including equity release mortgages and voluntary registrations of title. Johnathan also has experience of planning and building regulations issues from his time working in the legal department of a local authority.

Jonathan views meeting with clients to discuss their property needs as the most enjoyable aspect of his job. His leisure pursuits include sea and trout fishing, music and gardening, and he appreciates a good wine with a cigar – not all at the same time!

Jonathan Cox

Conveyancing Executive View Bio

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Ruth has worked in Private Client with solicitors for all of her working life –  nearly 40 years – and is very experienced in all aspects of Private Client work. Ruth first joined Jackamans in 1991, and is now based in Ipswich supporting Paige Carter, having previously worked in our Felixstowe office.  She enjoys meeting with clients and supporting them through sometimes difficult stages of their lives.

Ruth Davey

PA/Paralegal View Bio

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Becky has been with Jackamans since 2014. She has been working in conveyancing since 1988 and qualified as a specialist conveyancing paralegal in 2011. A Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals, Becky specialises in all residential conveyancing matters including selling and buying freehold and leasehold properties, shared ownership and remortgages.

Becky Grimsey

Conveyancing Executive View Bio

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Paul Harvey was one of the founding members of Harvey Son & Filby which began in London in 1979 and extended into Ipswich in the 1980s. This Practice has now been acquired by Jackamans solicitors. Paul has many years’ experience as both a partner – and latterly as a sole practitioner – and is highly experienced in trusts, residential and commercial conveyancing, wills, probate and private client matters. Paul also has experience in charity law relating to Churches.

Paul Harvey

Consultant View Bio

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James qualified as a solicitor in 1984. In 1988, he took up a position with Jackamans in the Felixstowe office, specialising in residential property work and in 1997, moved to Diss to be Partner in charge there, the Firm having merged with Rollin & Co. James has been the Senior Partner of the Firm since May 2005.

James Laband

Partner View Bio

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A solicitor with over 35 years’ experience, Carol has been a consultant at Jackamans for ten years and previously worked in another regional firm as partner and head of private client.

Carol has a wealth of private client experience, is able to advise on estate planning and IHT mitigation, and can advise executors and beneficiaries on capital tax planning in complex and high net worth estates.  Carol drafts trusts and advises on their administration, tax reporting and winding up, and deals with Powers of Attorney completion, registration and cancellation.

Carol is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is a past President of The Suffolk and North Essex Law Society.  Her professional expertise is such that she has contributed to legal training material.

Carol Lockett

Consultant, Private Client View Bio

We appreciate that our clients may have a “life situation” rather than just one matter that needs attention.

Paul McGrath Managing Partner

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Jonathan is a newly-qualified Solicitor at Jackamans, having studied Law at the University of East Anglia, achieving a 2:1 in his degree. He completed the Legal Practice Course and the Professional Skills Course with BPP.

Jonathan is a keen golfer and is a member at his local golf club. Jonathan enjoys playing darts for a local pub team and also likes reading.

Jonathan McGrath

Solicitor View Bio

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Paul joined Jackamans in 1984 and is now Managing Partner. Paul specialises in Personal Injury Claims, being invited to join the Law Society’s Specialist Panel in 1994. He has considerable experience of handling all types of claim including complex catastrophic injuries.

Paul McGrath

Managing Partner View Bio

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Amy was involved in criminal defence work for 17 years and qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2009.  Having always had an interest in Private Client work, she is now re-training in Wills and Probate; assisting Partner Lorna Denton-Cardew in the Diss office.

Amy Meacock

Private Client Executive View Bio

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Timothy qualified as a Solicitor in 1991 and became a Partner in 1995. He leads the Firm’s Family Law Department working at the Firm’s Felixstowe office. He specialises in matrimonial finances and proceedings relating to children and has been a member of the Law Society’s Family Panel since 1999

Timothy Owers

Partner View Bio

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Alice joined the firm’s Commercial team in 2018 and is assistant to Howard Wright.  She formerly worked as an assistant in an intellectual property and trademark legal team in Hong Kong before relocating to the UK.  Alice is also a trained reflexologist.

 

 

Alice Reeve

Commercial Assistant View Bio

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Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in January 1991.  He uses his substantial experience to assist clients with expert advice on all aspects of family law and can give clear guidance on eligibility for public funding under the Legal Aid scheme.  He has been a longstanding member of Resolution and the Law Society Family Law panel and works from our Ipswich office.

Jonathan Roberts

Senior Family Associate View Bio

We can assist you whatever challenges you face.

Timothy Owers Partner

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Alisha joined Jackamans in 2018 after beginning her career as a legal secretary in the Private Client field in 2017. Alisha is currently training with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) and has experience in dealing with Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.

Alisha Rogers

Private Client Executive View Bio

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Stephen joined the firm as a senior solicitor in October 2016 and is based at our Diss office.

He qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and worked in private practice in Norwich as a commercial property solicitor before moving to a senior in-house role with Aviva Commercial Property Finance.

Stephen advises clients on a wide range of commercial property transactions including acquisition and disposal of commercial premises, business leases for landlords and tenants and commercial property financing (both investment and development finance) for lenders and borrowers.

Stephen Roy

Solicitor View Bio

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Lorraine joined Jackamans’ Ipswich office in 2019 and works in the Private Client Department assisting Zoe Southgate.  Lorraine is one of two legal secretaries you might initially speak to when you ring Jackamans to enquire about Wills, Powers of Attorney or Probate.  Lorraine has been a secretary for just over 40 years, having started working in London, where she was born.  Lorraine finds Ipswich and Suffolk a much more enjoyable place to work and live.  Lorraine resides with her husband, two cats and three hens.

 

Lorraine Smith

Private Client Assistant View Bio

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Zoe joined our Wills and Probate department at Ipswich in 2018.  Highly experienced, with over 20 years’ experience in legal practice, Zoe can assist with wills, inheritance tax planning, administering estates, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.  Zoe began her career as a legal secretary in litigation and rapidly progressed through the CILEx exams to become a qualified lawyer in 2010.  Right at the beginning of her studies Zoe realised that Wills and Probate was the area that she wanted to concentrate on.  She is passionate about helping people with the very important decisions and plans that they need to make.

Zoe is an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly and also a Dementia Friend.

Zoe Southgate

Legal Executive View Bio

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Janis is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She has been at Jackamans for 15 years and during that time has worked in the Personal Injury Department specialising in road traffic accident and employer’s liability claims. Janis has experience in clinical negligence claims with “no win no fee” agreements and appropriate insurance. Janis is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Janis Taylor

Legal Executive View Bio

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Terry joined the firm in October 2015, working at our Diss office, specialising in residential conveyancing.  He has been a solicitor since 1996 and was a legal executive before that.  Terry worked for Mid Suffolk District Council after leaving school in 1977 and it was at the council, he began his legal career.  His main role in the legal team was to sell council houses.  Terry then decided to progress his legal career, by working in private practice in 1989 and since then, he has developed many years of experience, principally specialising in residential conveyancing, although along the way, Terry has been an advocate in the criminal courts and has worked in Wills and Probate.  However, Terry now specialises in most aspects of residential conveyancing, whether it be sales and purchases, mortgages or transfers arising from probate, matrimonial matters or even gifts.

Terry is a “local lad”, as he grew up in Dickleburgh and attended the former Diss Secondary Modern School for Boys and after a working life of more than 40 years, he says working in Diss is like “coming back home”.  Terry often bumps into familiar faces whether they be family or friends and enjoys being reunited with people he knows very well but hadn’t seen for years.  Indeed, quite a few of them have become his clients.

Terry Walker

Solicitor View Bio

Protecting you and your future.

Lorna Denton-Cardew Partner

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Howard joined the firm as a Consultant in April 2011. During his career, he has been a partner of three local high street practices in Norfolk and Suffolk. He has 36 years’ experience and expertise in Company, Commercial and Landlord and Tenant Law to offer a wide range of businesses – from small start-up firms to larger corporations.

In his spare time, Howard is and has been a trustee of a number of charities, and is a keen motor-homer.

Howard Wright

Consultant View Bio

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