Private Client Team
Penelope (Penny) is an experienced solicitor, having qualified in 2005. Prior to entering the legal profession, she worked in Human Resources both in the public and private sector, as well as almost ten years as an administrator in a high street fashion chain.
After completing her law degree Penny began working at the Firm as a paralegal, before commencing her Training Contract, and upon qualifying as a solicitor remained at the Firm heading up the Conveyancing as well as the Private Client Departments. She became a Junior Partner in 2007 and two years later moved on to be the Managing Partner in the Firm.
Penny continues to carry out some residential and commercial conveyancing work, but her particular specialism is Private Client work. She includes Employment Law within her areas of practice. Penny heads up the Private Client team, specialising in Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Probate and Court of Protection work.
We often meet our clients at their most stressful and distressing times in life, and Penny brings her past and professional experience to her work with our clients, offering a sensitive and personal approach to the advice and support she provides.
In her spare time Penny enjoys reading, gardening, walking, and watercolour painting.
Laura has wanted to become a solicitor from a young age. She graduated from De Montfort University, Leicester in 2014 with a first class honours degree in Law. She then graduated with a distinction in the Legal Practice Course in 2015. Laura started at Rebecca L Faret Solicitors as a paralegal in the private client department in September 2015 and commenced her training contract in December 2015 undertaking seats in private client, matrimonial and conveyancing.
During her training, Laura has enjoyed the interaction she has had with clients and throughout her time at the firm, she has built up a rapport and good relationship with many of her clients due to her professional yet sensitive approach. Laura has a good understanding of her client’s needs and appreciates that giving the appropriate legal advice is only one part of the job and that many clients will also need emotional support with the difficult experiences that they will be going through. Laura qualified on 1st December 2017 and will be working largely in the private client department whilst still undertaking some matrimonial work.
In her spare time Laura enjoys baking (and eating) cakes, and has a keen interest in animals and shopping. Laura’s favourite time of year is the winter, starting with bonfire and fireworks night leading up to Christmas and New Year.
Family and Matrimonial Team
Emma joined Rebecca L Faret Solicitors in 2016. Emma has worked for a number of small to medium high street firms, practicing in wills and probate and family law. However, Emma has specialised in family law, exclusively since 2007.
Emma currently advises on a number of issues including, Children Act applications, and all matrimonial matters encompassing divorce and financial matters, to include complex high net worth matters. Emma is always prepared to go the extra mile for her clients and she is conscious to support them not only legally, but emotionally during what can be extremely difficult circumstances.
Emma is committed to approaching matters in a sensitive manner in order to avoid confrontation and animosity between separating couples, particularly where there are children involved and is keen to explore options with clients as to the different methods by which they can resolve their disputes.
In her spare time Emma enjoys going to the Gym.
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Kelly is an experienced family solicitor, having qualified in 1998. She specialises in matters concerning divorce, separation and financial settlements, and has over the years been involved in many cases resolved out of Court or through contested Court proceedings. Kelly has a wealth of experience in dealing with substantial net assets, as well as with considerable pension funds.
In addition, Kelly has a great deal of experience in dealing with disputes involving unmarried couples under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, many such cases involving complex court proceedings. Kelly also prepares Cohabitation Agreements as well as Separation Agreements for her clients.
In addition, Kelly deals with private law Children Act matters.
Kelly is a committed member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals, who seek to work together to resolve disputes in a constructive, positive and non-confrontational manner, in order to seek the best outcome for her clients.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family.
Conveyancing and Property Team
Steven joined the firm in 2017 after spending time here as a Locum Solicitor. Steven has worked at firms across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and has spent time working for Central London firms in the City and the West End.
Steven is the Head of Conveyancing dealing with residential property matters including sales, purchases and re-mortgages. He also deals with lease extensions, collective enfranchisement, Stair-Casing Shared ownership properties and Transfers of Equity.
Steven also deals with the firm’s Commercial Property portfolio of work including acting for Landlords and Tenants with respect to Leases, Assignments and alterations as well as acquisitions and disposals of commercial properties.
Debbie joined the firm initially as an Legal Assistant for the Conveyancing Department, before moving up to become a Senior Paralegal in the Conveyancing Team responsible for her own case load. Debbie deals with residential property matters, including sales, purchases and re-mortgages.
Debbie is both professional and approachable. She has always lived in this area, with a vast local knowledge of the area which she puts to use in the large number of local conveyancing transactions that she handles.
In her free time Debbie spends time with her family and playing darts for the local ladies team.
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