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Meet The Team

Adam Draper

Adam specialises in all types of trust and succession disputes. He advises high net worth and high profile individuals as well as trustees and charities.

Mandeep Chima

Mandeep is part of the Disputed Wills and Trusts team and acts for claimants, defendants and executors in a wide range of disputes

Laura Abbott

A solicitor in the Disputed Wills and Trusts team, Laura deals with disputes relating to Wills, trusts and estates and in particular bringing and defending claims.

Andrew Bishop

Andrew is a Principal Associate and is recognised by Chambers, and Legal 500 as “tremendously hardworking, knowledgeable” and “one to watch”.

Liam Brooke

Liam is a Disputed Wills and Trusts Lawyer, he is experienced in advising on all aspects of private wealth disputes, including acting for beneficiaries, executors, trustees and trust corporations.

Kelly Carr

Kelly is a solicitor and is part of the Disputed Wills and Trusts team. Kelly acts for claimants, defendants and executors in a wide range of disputes.

Rhiannon Edwards

An Associate based in the Manchester office and part of the Disputed Wills and Trusts team, Rhiannon acts for claimants, defendants and executors in a wide range of disputes.

Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a qualified Cilex Paralegal based in the Disputed Wills and Trusts team in Manchester. She joins from national law firm Shoosmiths, where she has been since 2018.

Lucy Taylor

Lucy is a Solicitor and Director at Rothley Law. Lucy is head of our Court of Protection Team that deals exclusively with mental capacity matters.

Rebecca Bristow

Rebecca’s expertise includes deputyship applications for both professional and lay deputies, all aspects of ongoing management, Statutory Will and gift applications as well as preparation and management of Personal Injury Trusts.

Lauren Miner

Lauren is a Senior Associate Solicitor and specialises in Court of Protection property and finance work and personal injury trust management, assisting vulnerable individuals in the management of their affairs, including both litigated and non-litigated cases.

Andriy Buniak

Andriy is part of the Court of Protection team and assists vulnerable individuals in the management of their property and finances, dealing with statutory will applications and assisting on various other Court of Protection applications.

Venetia Thomas

Venetia’s knowledge and experience includes supporting professional and lay Deputies in Property and Affairs general management, Court applications, Personal Injury trusts, Statutory Will and gifting applications, Powers of Attorney and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Laura Cox

Laura has wide knowledge of property transactions, wills and probate to deepen her understanding of her Court of Protection financial specialism.

Melissa Maple

Melissa is an Executive Director and leads the national Private Client team. Melissa has over twenty years’ experience advising high net worth clients on the long-term protection and devolution of their assets.

Charlotte Dunn

Charlotte is a Director, based in our Milton Keynes office and is a member of the Private Client team. Her typical clients are high net worth individuals requiring complex succession planning advice.

Sarah Cairns

Sarah advises clients in connection with Wills, powers of attorneys, estate planning, the administration of trusts and estates, the constitution or winding up of nil rate band discretionary trusts and deeds of variation.

Kelly Mercel

Kelly advises clients on a variety of private client matters including wills, trusts, lifetime tax planning, lasting powers of attorney and estate administration.

Charlotte Woodward

Charlotte is a Wealth Protection solicitor with over 12 years’ experience working for High Net Worth clients, on all aspects of tax and succession planning, with experienced in the administration of complex estate administrations including intestate and cross-jurisdictional estates.

Philip Ampoulaila

Philip joined Rothley Law from Taylor Rose as a paralegal in September 2023. Philip assists the national Private Client team in all areas including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates and trusts.

Emma Bhuttae

Emma is a Senior Associate in the Private Client team. She is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP).