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 in 1989. She joined Willsons Solicitors in 1991 initially working in the Family Law Department and establishing a Care Department for the firm and acted for children, parents, foster carers and relatives and has had cases heard in the Court of Appeal.

Never one to rest on her laurels, Heather moved to the private client department for a period of time and is now working in Residential Conveyancing.

The fact that Heather has worked in other areas of law gives her a good insight into the Conveyancing Department, people are often selling because of family issues or Probate issues and Heather can offer her expertise in both areas when speaking to residential conveyancing clients. Heather is keen to attract work both locally and nationwide and anyone wishing to sell their home, be it an individual or company that deals with house buying or selling should contact Heather as she is determined never to be beaten on the level of service that Willsons strive to offer.

Outside of work, Heather is a Chairperson of DACS (a Domestic Abuse Counselling Service), a charitable organisation offering Counselling to the victims of domestic violence in Nuneaton and Warwickshire and also recently became a Trustee of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton.

Heather loves to bake and eat – and because of this is constantly battling to keep fit and keeps attending the gym!

Heather loves her job, she loves the client contact and strives to provide the best service she possibly can for her clients.

Lorraine Phimister

Lorraine Phimister

Partner

Email: Lorraine
Tel: 024 7632 2804

About Lorraine

Lorraine joined Willsons in 2003 having changed her career path and now heads the private Family Law department, and specialises in high networth divorces and financial matters relating to the divorce. Lorraine has represented many business men and women who have extensive assets within the divorce process and strives hard to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Lorraine recently represented a client in her divorce who retained 75% of the assets of the marriage. She has dealt with ownership of business assets and complicated pension arrangements in the past. Lorraine also deals with some private law children cases and has been involved in cases in the High Court representing parents when children have been abducted out of the country and has successfully secured the return of those children.

Lorraine’s approach to her work is one of accuracy and professionalism; she will leave no stone unturned to help her clients. Her direct, no nonsense approach ensures that client’s know where they stand right from the start of their case. Lorraine guides them through their matter every step of the way.

Lorraine dabbles in attending the gym, but prefers to walk her two miniature Schnauzers, riding her bike (when the weather allows) and generally relaxing (when time allows).

Ajmer-Kang

Ajmer-Kang

Partner

Email: Ajmer
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Ajmer

Ajmer studied Law at the University of Central England in Birmingham and then went on to work for a large national conveyancing firm before spells working in Residential and Commercial Property in Bedfordshire and Leicestershire. Ajmer joined the Commercial Department of Willsons in 2016.

Ajmer deals with various commercial property matters including freehold acquisitions and disposals, a variety of landlord and tenant matters, property refinancing and also business transfers. Ajmer is passionate about property and endeavours to understand the client’s position on every matter along with providing the best service possible.

Ajmer takes a keen interest in business development, networking and digital marketing and is always looking to increase the firm’s presence.

Away from work Ajmer enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with his family. He is a lifelong supporter of Liverpool Football Club and enjoys visiting Liverpool to watch them play when time allows.

Meet The Conveyancing Team

Meet The Employment Law, Personal Injury & Civil Disputes Team

Nicholas Churm

Nicholas Churm

Head of Conveyancing

Email: Nick
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Nick

Nick studied Law at De Monfort University in Leicester and graduated with honours in 2012. Nick started out his career in conveyancing with a national conveyancing firm accruing 6 years of experience in the process and subsequently joined Willsons in 2017. Nick is currently in the process of completing his final year of studying to become a Chartered Legal Executive.

Nick deals with various conveyancing matters both freehold, leasehold and new build matters. Nick has a keen passion for property and outside of work is a property landlord with 9 years’ experience in redeveloping properties.

Away from work Nick enjoys spending time with his son and is a lifelong Leicester City fan. He enjoys going to see them play when
time allows.

Claire Kemp

Claire Kemp

Residential Conveyancer

Email: Claire
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Claire

Claire has been helping people move home since 2013. She joined Willsons Solicitors in December 2018 after working for a high street Solicitors firm based in Market Bosworth where she assisted clients buy new homes on the Longshoot Development.

With a passion to endeavour to make any conveyancing transaction as stress free as possible she has experience of Armed Forces Help to Buy Scheme, Purchases, Sales, Re-mortgage transactions and repayment of help to buy loans.

Outside of work Claire has 2 children who she loves spending time with, going to the cinema, bowling and playing pool.

Rupa Popat

Rupa Popat

Solicitor

Email: Rupa
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Rupa

Rupa joined us in April 2019 having had over four years of experience dealing with Residential Conveyancing work, and she has a great deal of knowledge and experience in dealing with both freehold and leasehold properties but also advises clients on re-mortgages, transfers of equity, declarations of trust and other property related issues.

Rupa prides herself on her professional and efficient service and pro-active approach to ensure that transactions proceed as quickly as possible yet maintaining great attention to detail.

Rupa is also multi-lingual and she is able to communicate with clients in Gujarati, Urdu and Hindi.

Lorraine Walker

Lorraine Walker

Solicitor

Email: Lorraine
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Lorraine

Law is Lorraine’s second career. She joined Willsons as a legal executive in November 2011 after completing her law degree and LPC at the University of Central England in Birmingham where she studied on a part-time basis whilst working full-time in a secondary school.

She qualified as a solicitor with us on 1 September 2017 and works in our litigation department which covers a range of practice areas, some of which you can read about elsewhere on our website.

Lorraine takes pride in helping her clients achieve a successful outcome, whether that be a damages award, a debt repaid or extraction from an untenable situation.

Outside of work, Lorraine enjoys travelling and hoped to return to some of her other hobbies (sewing, reading and trying to get fit!) now that she is qualified.

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.

Meet The Commercial Team

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.

Ajmer Kang

Ajmer Kang

Partner

Email: Ajmer
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Ajmer

Ajmer studied Law at the University of Central England in Birmingham and then went on to work for a large national conveyancing firm before spells working in Residential and Commercial Property in Bedfordshire and Leicestershire. Ajmer joined the Commercial Department of Willsons in 2016.

Ajmer deals with various commercial property matters including freehold acquisitions and disposals, a variety of landlord and tenant matters, property refinancing and also business transfers. Ajmer is passionate about property and endeavours to understand the client’s position on every matter along with providing the best service possible.

Ajmer takes a keen interest in business development, networking and digital marketing and is always looking to increase the firm’s presence.

Away from work Ajmer enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with his family. He is a lifelong supporter of Liverpool Football Club and enjoys visiting Liverpool to watch them play when time allows.

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.

Claire Cottrell & Chelsea Shore

Claire Cottrell & Chelsea Shore

Support Team

Email: Chelsea or Email: Claire
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Claire & Chelsea

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 in 1989. She joined Willsons Solicitors in 1991 initially working in the Family Law Department and establishing a Care Department for the firm and acted for children, parents, foster carers and relatives and has had cases heard in the Court of Appeal.

Never one to rest on her laurels, Heather moved to the private client department for a period of time and is now working in Residential Conveyancing.

The fact that Heather has worked in other areas of law gives her a good insight into the Conveyancing Department, people are often selling because of family issues or Probate issues and Heather can offer her expertise in both areas when speaking to residential conveyancing clients. Heather is keen to attract work both locally and nationwide and anyone wishing to sell their home, be it an individual or company that deals with house buying or selling should contact Heather as she is determined never to be beaten on the level of service that Willsons strive to offer.

Outside of work, Heather is a Chairperson of DACS (a Domestic Abuse Counselling Service), a charitable organisation offering Counselling to the victims of domestic violence in Nuneaton and Warwickshire and also recently became a Trustee of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton.

Heather loves to bake and eat – and because of this is constantly battling to keep fit and keeps attending the gym!

Heather loves her job, she loves the client contact and strives to provide the best service she possibly can for her clients.

Lorraine Phimister

Lorraine Phimister

Partner

Email: Lorraine
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Lorraine

Lorraine joined Willsons in 2003 having changed her career path and now heads the private Family Law department, and specialises in high networth divorces and financial matters relating to the divorce. Lorraine has represented many business men and women who have extensive assets within the divorce process and strives hard to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Lorraine recently represented a client in her divorce who retained 75% of the assets of the marriage. She has dealt with ownership of business assets and complicated pension arrangements in the past. Lorraine also deals with some private law children cases and has been involved in cases in the High Court representing parents when children have been abducted out of the country and has successfully secured the return of those children.

Lorraine’s approach to her work is one of accuracy and professionalism; she will leave no stone unturned to help her clients. Her direct, no nonsense approach ensures that client’s know where they stand right from the start of their case. Lorraine guides them through their matter every step of the way.

Lorraine dabbles in attending the gym, but prefers to walk her two miniature Schnauzers, riding her bike (when the weather allows) and generally relaxing (when time allows).

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Head of Care Department

Email: Simon
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Simon

Simon is an extremely experienced Solicitor and Head of the firm’s Care Department, who acts mainly for children in Care Proceedings.

After obtaining his Law Degree, Simon completed his Articles with a Coventry firm and qualified as a Solicitor in 1994. Throughout his career Simon has worked in Coventry and Warwickshire, undertaking a range of family work including divorce, injunctions and children work.

In 2011, Simon became a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, since which time he has specialised exclusively in representing children, parents and grandparents in Care Proceedings brought by a number of Local Authorities, including Coventry City Council, Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire County Councils.

Simon has been involved in extremely complex cases and always seeks to ensure that the welfare of the child is paramount throughout the Court process.

Simon has also been successful in representing many parents and grandparents during the stressful process of Care Proceedings, including where parents have been accused of harming their children.

In his spare time Simon enjoys walking his dog, going to the cinema, running and cycling (both slowly!)

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!”

Jessica Fletcher-Hall

Jessica Fletcher-Hall

Solicitor

Email: Jessica
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Jessica