The Managing Director of the firm, John has worked at the firm since 1996, starting as the Office Junior, before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2005.
John studied law at Nottingham Trent University and completed his Legal Practice Certificate at the Birmingham College of Law before later joining the firm full time.
As well as being responsible for the day to day running of the firm, John runs cases involving individual and commercial litigation, as well as personal injury and clinical negligence.
Alex joined the firm in 2003 as a conveyancing assistant. She qualified in 2008, having completed her training contract with us. In July 2015 Alex was appointed as Director of the firm.
Alex studied law at London Guildhall University before completing the Legal Practice Course at Birmingham College of Law in Birmingham in 2002.
Alex acts for several major property developers and landlords, as well as handling sales and purchases for the wider community of Solihull. Alex has tremendous skill in ensuring that transactions run as smoothly as possible, and ensures that the stress of moving house is reduced to an absolute minimum for clients.
Please contact Alex for advice on any of the following matters:
– Residential conveyancing
– First registration, transfers or assents
– Sale of deceased estate properties
– Purchase of freehold
– Lease extension
Michael joined the firm in 2004 and has experienced several roles within the legal practice.
Michael now runs the Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney Department, acting for the firm’s clients in ensuring that their testamentary wishes are recorded and adhered to.
Michael handles Lasting Powers of Attorney, which are essential for all to ensure that their wishes for their health as well as their finances, are in order should they lose mental capacity.
Michael is also a member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters and was appointed a Director of the firm in 2019.
Imogen joined the firm in 2018 as our Accounts Manager, quickly proving herself to be an invaluable member of the management team.
Imogen is a qualified accountant with over six years experience working within solicitor firms.
Victoria joined the firm in early 2017 as Marketing and Business Development Manager, having spent nearly her entire career working within the legal profession.
She is responsible for various marketing and networking opportunities, with the primary goal of ensuring Wadsworths' continued growth and visibility in the local and wider area, together with our online digital presence.
Victoria also ensures we achieve our corporate social responsibility goals, supporting local charitable and community events across all three offices and assisting the directors with various tasks including HR and recruitment.
Head of Conveyancing
Gemma joined the firm in 2004 as a conveyancing secretary working in the conveyancing department. Since then, Gemma has been providing assistance to our clients and proving herself to be an invaluable member of the team.
In August 2014, with ten years’ experience under her belt, Gemma progressed to the position of Conveyancing Caseworker, with conduct of her own files, and is now working towards qualifying as a Licensed Conveyancer with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. In November 2018, Gemma became Head of Conveyancing.
Please contact Gemma for advice on the following matters: Residential conveyancing | First registration | Transfers or assents | Sale of deceased estate properties | Purchase of freehold | Lease extensions | Purchase of New Build and Shared Ownership Properties
Solicitor - Commercial Property
Chris joined the firm in January 2017 having previously practiced at a firm based in Tamworth. He was born and educated in Solihull and having graduated from the University of Liverpool he went on to complete his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Birmingham achieving a distinction.
Since qualifying as a solicitor Chris has specialised in commercial and residential property and undertakes a wide range of Commercial Property matters including freehold sales and purchases, commercial leases, commercial borrowing and site acquisition and disposal.
Solicitor - Family Law
Julie joined the firm in June 2016 to head up our new Family Law Department. Julie graduated from University with First Class Honours and qualified as a solicitor in 2005.
Since qualifying, Julie has specialised exclusively in all aspects of Family Law and adopts a pragmatic and cost effective approach to resolving issues in respect of all family issues relating to the breakdown of a relationship and issues relating to child arrangements.
Julie can assist with all aspects of divorce & the dissolution of civil partnerships, matrimonial finance, disputes regarding children, including representation of Grandparents, issues relating to the separation of cohabitees and separation agreements.
Solicitor - Family Law
Martin is an experienced family lawyer, qualifying in 1987 and joining Wadsworths Solicitors in 2020 after Duncan Watts Family Lawyers merged with the firm.
He is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in complex and financial property matters and Children law, Resolution trained Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer. Martin prides himself on his down to earth approach.
Solicitor - Probate
Charlotte joined Wadsworths in 2000 as a Trainee Solicitor having completed her law degree. She went on to qualify as a solicitor in 2001.
Initially Charlotte covered most areas of law with us but finally settled in our Clinical Negligence department and went on to obtain her master’s degree in Clinical Negligence in 2010. Charlotte has many years’ experience of handling complex and high value clinical negligence cases.
Charlotte has recently embraced the opportunity to change her area of specialism and now heads up our Probate Department where she covers all aspects post-death through to finalisation of the estate. Please contact Charlotte for advice on all Probate and Estate Administration matters.
Solicitor - Family Law
Zarah joined the firm in January 2016 having completed her law degree at Brunel University, followed by her LPC at BPP Law School in Birmingham. Zarah qualified as a Solicitor in September 2017 having completed her training contract with us, and has joined the Family Department as a Solicitor.
Zarah is a member of Resolution and can assist with all aspects of divorce & the dissolution of civil partnerships, domestic violence and injunctive remedies matrimonial finance, disputes regarding children including representation of Grandparents, issues relating to the separation of cohabitees and separation agreements.
Solicitor - Family Law
Inayah joined the firm in February 2019 within the Family Department having previously practiced at a firm based in Birmingham. She graduated from Birmingham City University and went on to complete her Legal Practice Course achieving a distinction. Inayah qualified as a solicitor in October 2017 at a firm specialising in Family Law.
Inayah can assist with all aspects of divorce, domestic violence and injunctive remedies, matrimonial finance, disputes regarding children, issues relating to the separation of cohabitees and separation agreements.
Solicitor - Dispute Resolution
Farina joined the firm in November 2015 having already completed her BA in Human Rights in London and her law degree at University of Law in Guildford. Farina completed her Legal Practice Course and LLM at the University of Law in Birmingham in May 2018.
Farina gained practical & hands on legal experience when working in Central London. She completed her training contract at the firm, qualifying as a Solicitor specialising in Dispute Resolution in December 2019
Sarah joined our firm in late 2012 as our receptionist. Sarah had held temporary positions with other law firms and as a result of this decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the field of law.
As well as being the friendly face who greets all of our clients, Sarah became our office manager as of July 2018 and also assists Alex Tait with the running of the office together with conveyancing administration.
Vickie has been with the firm since 2006, having joined as a Trainee Legal Assistant in the Wills and Probate department.
After completing her Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries through the Institute of Legal Executives in 2010, Vickie continued to increase her knowledge and expertise, becoming a Probate Caseworker in 2020.
Vickie provides vital assistance to the Probate Department, proving herself a highly skilled and invaluable member of the team.
Molly joined the firm in October 2016 as an office assistant having completed her law degree at Nottingham Trent University in July 2016.
Molly has joined our conveyancing department and is hoping to commence her LPC shortly.
In her short time at the firm, Molly has proved herself to be a quick learner and a very capable member of staff.
Court of Protection and Probate Assistant
Michelle is the newest member of our Probate Department, joining at the beginning of 2019 and providing support and assistance within the Probate Department.
Harriet joined the firm in August 2018 having completed her Law degree at Birmingham University in 2017 and successfully achieving a distinction in her Masters in Law. Harriet followed on to complete the Legal Practice Course and LLM at the University of Law in 2018.
She commenced her training contract at the firm in April 2019 and is currently working in our Commercial Property Department.
Hannah joined Wadsworths in August 2019 having completed her BA in Political Science from Georgia State university in America. After moving to the UK she then completed her Graduate Diploma in Law in 2014 and then her Masters in Law and LPC in international law in 2016 from the University of Law in Birmingham. She undertook her training contract with the firm, qualifying as a solicitor in July 2020.
Prior to joining Wadsworths she gained experience working for firms in Worcester, central Birmingham and Coventry.
Lily joined the firm in January 2018 as a legal assistant.
Lily provides office assistance within the Probate and Court of Protection department and has proved herself to be an invaluable member of the team.
Rebecca joined the firm in October 2018 and quickly became an integral part of the Wadsworths team.
With her positive and bubbly attitude, Beckie helps ensure the office runs smoothly and efficiently on a day-to-day basis.
Legal Assistant for Wills and LPA's
Laura joined the firm in January 2010 as a Trainee Office Assistant. Laura has gained experience assisting in various departments within our firm but is now a Secretary in the Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney department.
Laura provides vital assistance within the Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney department and has proved herself to be an invaluable member of the team.
Laura joined the firm in 2012 having gained legal experience prior to joining us and is secretary to Alexandra Tait.
Laura has successfully completed the ILEX Legal Secretary stage 2 qualification.
Laura provides invaluable support to Alex assisting with conveyancing matters.
Nicole is the newest member of our Conveyancing Department, joining Wadsworths in Spring 2019 and providing support and assistance to the team.
Carol has been with the firm since its inception in 1986 in a secretarial capacity. She has worked in various departments over the years and has finally settled in the conveyancing department providing secretarial assistance to Gemma Dempsey.
Carol has over twenty years’ experience as a conveyancing secretary and provides essential assistance to clients who are completing residential transactions with the firm.
Sue joined the firm in February 2016 as a legal assistant having gained many years of secretarial and administration experience.
Sue provides vital assistance within the Clinical Negligence department and has proved herself to be an invaluable member of the team.
Legal Assistant for Wills and LPA's
Kelsi joined the team in August 2019, initially assisting with daily admin duties in the office. After demonstrating an exceptional and dedicated work ethic, she was swiftly promoted to the role of Legal Assistant in the busy Wills and LPA's Department in early 2020 and has quickly become an integral and vibrant member of the team.
Jade started with Wadsworths in March 2020, initially assisting with daily duties in the office. She ensures clients are greeted in a friendly and welcoming manner, whilst also being pointed in the right direction.
She is a vibrant and helpful member of the team, making sure things are running smoothly on a day-to-day basis.