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Meet The Partners

Bob Willson

Bob Willson

Senior Partner

Email: Bob
Tel: 024 7632 2805

About Bob

Bob Willson qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and founded the firm in 1987. Bob has a wealth of experience and supervises the Residential Conveyancing Department.

He has a wealth of experience in commercial property matters and business transfers and has dealt with the sale and purchase of businesses of high value.

Bob is keen to ensure that the “nitty gritty” of every business transaction is looked into. He is keen to visit clients at their place of business so he can get an understanding of how their business operates.

His calming and reassuring manner instantly puts client at their ease.

Bob loves The Rolling Stones and his classic car! He would also love to play more golf – when time allows.

Heather Wolfe

Heather Wolfe

Partner

Email: Heather
Tel: 024 7632 2803

About Heather

Heather graduated from Coventry University before qualifying as a Solicitor a long time ago in 1989. She joined Willsons Solicitors in 1991 and has established the family law department and built from scratch the care department of the firm. In the family department Heather acts for both children and parents, foster carers and relatives in cases involving social care. She has had a number of cases heard at the Court of Appeal.

Heather undertakes all family work also acting for divorcing and separating couples involving disputes regarding their children or finances.

Heather frequently attends Court to represent her clients both in the local family Court in Nuneaton and in the County Court in Coventry or Birmingham. She has had cases in the High Court and also in the Court of Appeal regarding children matters.

Heather likes to put her clients at ease and gives a sensible overview to her clients as to the likely outcome of the case and explains clearly what the Court’s approach to their case is likely to be guiding them through the whole legal process.

Outside of work Heather is the Chair of DACS (Domestic Abuse Counselling Service), a charitable organisation offering counselling to the victims of domestic abuse in Nuneaton and Warwickshire.

Heather loves to cook and eat out and because of this is constantly battling to keep fit and loves attending the Gym and is a recent convert to Yoga.

Heather enjoys spending time with her grandchildren who also keep her active.

Heather loves working as a Solicitor, loves the client contact and strives to provide the best possible service she can for her clients.

Annamaria Stanford

Annamaria Stanford

Partner

Email: Annamaria
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Annamaria

Annamaria graduated from the De Montfort University in Leicester before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1997. She has practiced law locally in Nuneaton and Bedworth since 1985 and has worked as a solicitor locally since qualifying. 

At the beginning of her career, Annamaria dealt with all aspects of family law. In recent years, Annamaria has turned her skills to private client work. Her skills from her days as a family lawyer have stood her in good stead for this, as often preparing Wills needs an understanding of family dynamics.

Annamaria is very excited about the merger, and to be a part of a dynamic busy practice headed by the senior partner Bob Willson. She is working closely with Bob in the Private Client department, preparing Wills, and dealing with Probate for clients as well as Lasting Powers Of Attorneys, which are needed by most of our clients.

Annamaria considers her strengths to be her client relationships. She has an excellent rapport with her clients and will strive to ensure that they are provided a good service that meets their needs and expectations. Annamaria offers both understanding and compassion in what can often be very difficult circumstances. The priority for her is to ensure that clients are made to feel comfortable and at ease,knowing they are in capable hands. 

Away from work, Annamaria loves nothing better than taking her spaniel Basil for long walks and spending time with her friends and family. Summer months keep her busy gardening, which she finds relaxing, and she also has a 9 hive apiary which keeps her busy. Any excuse to watch local team Leicester Tigers or any national rugby match is a bonus.

Peter Tustain

Peter Tustain

Partner

Email: Peter
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Peter

Pete started working for a local firm of solicitors in 1978, studying in his spare time to qualify as a Legal Executive before attending the college of Law in Chester to qualify as a solicitor.

Pete is the Head of the Conveyancing department and enjoys dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing.  He enjoys dealing with clients and, wherever possible, will try to reduce the pressure on clients during what can be a very stressful process. Pete will always try to cut through the conveyancing jargon to make sure that information is provided in a format that can be understood.

Pete has a team of people that he trusts to do everything they can to look after clients and if required to go the extra mile to make the conveyancing experience as seamless as possible. There are regular training sessions within the department to ensure that service levels are maintained and the client experience is made as user-friendly as possible.

Whilst Pete and his team always try to achieve their clients’ desired timescale for completion,  there are times when this simply cannot be achieved due to factors beyond the control of clients or the firm. We will always take time to provide information to our clients to explain any delay.

In his spare time, Pete enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music and going to see bands at music venues and pubs all over the country.

Meet The Conveyancing Team

Peter Tustain

Peter Tustain

Partner

Email: Peter
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Peter

Pete started working for a local firm of solicitors in 1978, studying in his spare time to qualify as a Legal Executive before attending the college of Law in Chester to qualify as a solicitor.

Pete is the Head of the Conveyancing department and enjoys dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing.  He enjoys dealing with clients and, wherever possible, will try to reduce the pressure on clients during what can be a very stressful process. Pete will always try to cut through the conveyancing jargon to make sure that information is provided in a format that can be understood.

Pete has a team of people that he trusts to do everything they can to look after clients and if required to go the extra mile to make the conveyancing experience as seamless as possible. There are regular training sessions within the department to ensure that service levels are maintained and the client experience is made as user-friendly as possible.

Whilst Pete and his team always try to achieve their clients’ desired timescale for completion,  there are times when this simply cannot be achieved due to factors beyond the control of clients or the firm. We will always take time to provide information to our clients to explain any delay.

In his spare time, Pete enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music and going to see bands at music venues and pubs all over the country.

Lacey Harrison

Lacey Harrison

Conveyancer

Email: Lacey
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Lacey

Lacey has 19 years’ experience working in residential conveyancing.

Lacey is responsible for a high volume of residential conveyancing to include sales, purchases, transfer of equity and re-mortgages. These can be either Freehold or Leasehold transactions.

Lacey takes pride in helping Clients to understand the conveyancing process and managing their expectations. She also understands the stress that Clients feel when dealing with property transactions and will always offer a friendly service to try and make this as simple and stress-free as possible.

Out of work, Lacey enjoys reading, spending time with her family and volunteering at a local stables as a pony club leader.

Natalie Swift

Natalie Swift

Conveyancer

Email: Natalie
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Natalie

Natalie completed her Law & Criminal Justice Degree and subsequent Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University in Leicester.

Natalie has since specialised in residential Conveyancing for over 10 years, dealing with Freehold and Leasehold transactions, Right to Buys and newbuild properties.

Natalie is fully conversant in completing residential conveyancing matters to strict timescales, and prides herself in making the process as smooth as possible, for what is usually a stressful time for clients. 

Outside of work, Natalie enjoys spending time with her young family.

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Manjit Kaur-Heer

Manjit Kaur-Heer

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

Email: Manjit
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Manjit

Manjit qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 and brings a wealth of legal experience in Litigation to Willsons. Manjit has a specialist interest in disputes involving property ownership, validity of Wills, estates and inheritance. A number of these claims have risen in the family contexts. Inheritance disputes may arise when the validity of the Will is in question and also when an individual feels someone who has died has not made enough provision in their estate for them.

Manjit has considerable expertise in Contentious Probate area of law having dealt with numerous claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and around the validity of Wills arising from matters such as undue influence, forgery and lack of testamentary capacity.

Manjit often acts in these situations for children or disabled and/or venerable adults.

Manjit has experience and has represented individuals and business in connection with large money claims, has acted for share-holders in the protection of their minority interests, for company directors facing personal claims, for partners in partnership disputes, for Claimants in professional negligence claims, for employers and employees in connection with employment claims, for Landlords and tenants of business premises and advised in all manner of insolvency and contractual disputes.

Manjit is a Sikh and was born in the Punjab in India and has extended family in India, Canada and the United States. Manjit’s interests are varied and include walking, dance, music, Bollywood, reading, movies, cookery and fashion.

Elizabeth Ashford

Elizabeth Ashford

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

Email: Elizabeth
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has worked within the legal profession for over 20 years and quickly progressed from receptionist to legal secretary and then to paralegal before qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2010.

Elizabeth has experience working with both private and commercial clients and has previously enjoyed the opportunity to attend the Royal Courts of Justice in London from time to time.

In her current role, Elizabeth deals with a broad spectrum of work, including debt recovery, contractual disputes, residential landlord and tenant work, neighbour disputes and property litigation.

Elizabeth has also assisted with Mediation, when that is more appropriate than the adversarial court process, Elizabeth also has experience with advocacy having attended Hearings at the County Court.

Elizabeth has two young children, and any spare time she has is taken up with her favourite hobbies which are running, cycling and reading.

Bob Willson

Bob Willson

Senior Partner

Email: Bob
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Bob

Bob Willson qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and founded the firm in 1987. Bob has a wealth of experience and supervises the Residential Conveyancing Department.

He has a wealth of experience in commercial property matters and business transfers and has dealt with the sale and purchase of businesses of high value.

Bob is keen to ensure that the “nitty gritty” of every business transaction is looked into. He is keen to visit clients at their place of business so he can get an understanding of how their business operates.

His calming and reassuring manner instantly puts client at their ease.

Bob loves The Rolling Stones and his classic car! He would also love to play more golf – when time allows.

Meet The Wills & Probate Team

Bob Willson

Bob Willson

Senior Partner

Email: Bob
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Bob

Bob Willson qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and founded the firm in 1987. Bob has a wealth of experience and supervises the Residential Conveyancing Department.

He has a wealth of experience in commercial property matters and business transfers and has dealt with the sale and purchase of businesses of high value.

Bob is keen to ensure that the “nitty gritty” of every business transaction is looked into. He is keen to visit clients at their place of business so he can get an understanding of how their business operates.

His calming and reassuring manner instantly puts client at their ease.

Bob loves The Rolling Stones and his classic car! He would also love to play more golf – when time allows.

Annamaria Stanford

Annamaria Stanford

Partner

Email: Annamaria
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Annamaria

Annamaria graduated from the De Montfort University in Leicester before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1997. She has practiced law locally in Nuneaton and Bedworth since 1985 and has worked as a solicitor locally since qualifying. 

At the beginning of her career, Annamaria dealt with all aspects of family law. In recent years, Annamaria has turned her skills to private client work. Her skills from her days as a family lawyer have stood her in good stead for this, as often preparing Wills needs an understanding of family dynamics.

Annamaria is very excited about the merger, and to be a part of a dynamic busy practice headed by the senior partner Bob Willson. She is working closely with Bob in the Private Client department, preparing Wills, and dealing with Probate for clients as well as Lasting Powers Of Attorneys, which are needed by most of our clients.

Annamaria considers her strengths to be her client relationships. She has an excellent rapport with her clients and will strive to ensure that they are provided a good service that meets their needs and expectations. Annamaria offers both understanding and compassion in what can often be very difficult circumstances. The priority for her is to ensure that clients are made to feel comfortable and at ease,knowing they are in capable hands. 

Away from work, Annamaria loves nothing better than taking her spaniel Basil for long walks and spending time with her friends and family. Summer months keep her busy gardening, which she finds relaxing, and she also has a 9 hive apiary which keeps her busy. Any excuse to watch local team Leicester Tigers or any national rugby match is a bonus.

Chelsea Shore

Chelsea Shore

Trainee Solicitor

Email: Chelsea
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Chelsea

Chelsea completed her Law Degree at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and graduated in 2017, she joined Willsons soon after and decided to then study the Legal Practice Course part time at De Montfort University whilst working full time. Chelsea has recently secured her Training Contract with Willsons with the focus in Private Client.

Chelsea has worked in both our Conveyancing and Family departments and now works in our Private Client department which she enjoys, mindful that this area of law can be both rewarding and interesting. This is where Chelsea has excelled and where she wishes to practice and focus her skill set helping clients in what can be very difficult circumstances providing empathy and understanding which are her strengths and attributes.

Outside of work Chelsea likes to help raise money for charity and recently completed a 13 mile trek to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and is also a Dementia Friend.

In her spare time Chelsea likes to read, see friends and walk her two bulldogs. She has a keen interest in history and enjoys travelling to historical landmarks when she can.

Meet The Family Team

Heather Wolfe

Heather Wolfe

Partner

Email: Heather
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Heather

Heather graduated from Coventry University before qualifying as a Solicitor a long time ago in 1989. She joined Willsons Solicitors in 1991 and has established the family law department and built from scratch the care department of the firm. In the family department Heather acts for both children and parents, foster carers and relatives in cases involving social care. She has had a number of cases heard at the Court of Appeal.

Heather undertakes all family work also acting for divorcing and separating couples involving disputes regarding their children or finances.

Heather frequently attends Court to represent her clients both in the local family Court in Nuneaton and in the County Court in Coventry or Birmingham. She has had cases in the High Court and also in the Court of Appeal regarding children matters.

Heather likes to put her clients at ease and gives a sensible overview to her clients as to the likely outcome of the case and explains clearly what the Court’s approach to their case is likely to be guiding them through the whole legal process.

Outside of work Heather is the Chair of DACS (Domestic Abuse Counselling Service), a charitable organisation offering counselling to the victims of domestic abuse in Nuneaton and Warwickshire.

Heather loves to cook and eat out and because of this is constantly battling to keep fit and loves attending the Gym and is a recent convert to Yoga.

Heather enjoys spending time with her grandchildren who also keep her active.

Heather loves working as a Solicitor, loves the client contact and strives to provide the best possible service she can for her clients.

Charnjit Sandhu

Charnjit Sandhu

Family Law

Email: Charnjit
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Charnjit

Charnjit qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and specialises in family matters, focusing on finances on separation and divorce.

Charnjit has a wealth of experience in supporting clients with the future when their relationship has broken down or come to an end. She specialises in divorce, judicial separation, separation agreements, financial remedy, pre/post nuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes/agreements, children act disputes.

She particularly specialises in dealing with financial settlements upon the breakdown of a relationship or marriage and has vast experience in dealing with both low and high net worth cases.

Charnjit takes a professional, but friendly approach with an emphasis on a very practical approach.

Outside of work enjoy watching football and Netflix

Ashlee Grayson-Smith

Ashlee Grayson-Smith

Family Law

Email: Ashlee
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Ashlee

Ashlee undertook her undergraduate Law Degree (LLB) at The University of Warwick between 2004 and 2007 where she achieved a 2:1. Shortly after completing her Final exams she started working at Willsons Solicitors as a Court clerk. “This meant that I would go to Court to assist Counsel and watch some of the country’s leading barristers at work and I absolutely loved it. I even assisted on a leading Child care case L-A (Children) [2009] EWCA Civ 822. This is when I realised I was passionate about Family Law, particularly proceedings relating to children.”

Ashlee undertook a Legal Practice Course in 2007-2009 on a part-time basis while continuing to gain valuable experience as a Court Clerk, and from 2009 -2011 she undertook a Training Contract at Willsons Solicitors. Ashlee qualified as a solicitor in May 2011 and has been acting for Parents and Grandparents in Child Care cases ever since.

She gained accreditation to the Law Society Children’s Panel to enable her to undertake work for children that are involved in Care Proceedings, in early 2017

“I really enjoy taking my dog Luna out for long walks with my children and I also enjoy going to the cinema and reading.

I am obsessed with TV sleuth Jessica Fletcher from Murder she wrote and even have her autograph!”

Ravinder Bains

Ravinder Bains

Family Law

Email: Ravinder
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Ravinder

Ravinder qualified as a solicitor in 2013, beginning her career as an immigration solicitor and then later specialising in family law. She has gained the Family Law Advanced Accreditation.

Ravinder undertakes all types of family work.  She is the firms Ambassador in supporting and representing victims of domestic violence/abuse (DVA). Ravinder has years of experience obtaining protective orders and resolving disputes surrounding children. Over the years, Ravinder has developed excellent working relationships with local DVA organisations to ensure clients are offered a service which specifically meets their needs. She can also speak fluent Punjabi and has found that her immigration background has also enabled her to understand complex immigration issues as part of the case.

Ravinder always strives to provide an excellent service to each client by ensuring their needs and expectations are met. She understands that family issues can be complex, stressful and highly emotive. Ravinder prides herself on building a rapport with each client through compassion and understanding, placing them at ease through the process.

Outside of work, Ravinder enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and staying active through kickboxing.

Hannah Gomez-Bass

Hannah Gomez-Bass

Family Law

Email: Hannah
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Hannah

Hannah is a solicitor in our family department and has worked in the area of family law since 2017, dealing with all aspects of family cases and specialises in children issues. Hannah is fully conversant with the law regarding disputes between parents or disputes regarding children and social care.

If you have any kind of issue regarding children law, please do not hesitate to contact Hannah as she is very happy to help.  

Hannah states that she loves being a solicitor and loves to focus on what is in her clients best interests.

She has worked within family law since 2017 dealing with all aspects of family cases mainly involving children.  Be those disputes between parents or disputes regarding children and social services.

If you have any kind of dispute or query regarding children law, then please do not hesitate to contact Hannah.  She is very happy to help.  Hannah states she loves being a Solicitor and “Loves to focus on what is in my client’s best interests.  I always aim to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients and love doing my job”.

In her free time Hannah enjoys spending time with her daughter, and trying different foods from around the globe.

Molly Slatcher

Molly Slatcher

Family Law

Email: Molly
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Molly

Molly graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2016. During her degree, Molly undertook a work placement at a Law Centre in San Diego helping unaccompanied children gain legal status to remain in the country. This is where she developed a passion about cases involving children.

Shortly after graduating, Molly worked as Paralegal in the Child Care Department of a Leicestershire firm, where she later qualified as a Solicitor in 2020, and then joined Willsons Solicitors in 2021.

Molly represents parents and family members at all stages of social services involvement if there are issues regarding the care given to a child. Molly frequently attends Court both locally and further afield and has represented parents in the High Court.

Molly prides herself on her clear, sensitive and calm approach which she believes helps puts parents and family members at ease.

Outside of work, Molly enjoys travelling, all things food related and spending time with her family and friends. She is also a committee member for a boxing club.