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.
· Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Enthusiastic Family Solicitor/Legal Executive with at least 3-5 years PQE – must be proactive and work well within a team required to build up a growing Team.
Areas of specialism
- Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution
- Financial Matters arising from Divorce
- Cohabitation Disputes
- Separation Deeds
- Children Matters
- To act as Fee Earner in a growing Matrimonial Team;
- To support the practice in meeting its professional obligations;
- To provide a high level of legal advice and assistance to the clients of the firm in the fee earners area of relevant specialism;
- To ensure that the advice given is both accurate and complete and clearly recorded on the file;
- To answer to all client and third party communications promptly and in a timely manner and progress matters to conclusion.
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.
Gemma joined Rebecca L Faret Solicitors in 2018.
Gemma is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives having qualified in 2014 and has worked at firms in Central London as well as firms based in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Gemma currently deals with residential property matters including sales, purchases, re-mortgages and Transfers of Equity.
Gemma prides herself on offering an efficient and client focused service.
In her spare time, Gemma enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
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