David Campion

January 30, 2019

David Campion Commercial Property Agricultural Property Wills and Probate Estate Administration Residential Property Business and Corporate Head of the Commercial Property and Private Client departments. David joined the firm as a trainee in 1980 and after qualifying in 1982 became a partner in 1983. He has specialised in both during his time with the firm and has over 35 years’ experience to offer. David also assists the Domestic Conveyancing department and handles domestic property transactions where his experience over a long period of time with Herefordshire property is a considerable advantage when dealing with larger and more complex transactions.

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Huw Jones

January 29, 2019

Huw Jones Head of Litigation Specialises in deputyship and court of protection Divorce and Finances Child Care Law Family and Relationships Cohabitation Litigation Huw qualified as a Solicitor in 1983 and became a Partner in the firm in 1986. He specialises in Family and Child Care. Huw has worked in this area of law since qualification and has over 30 years’ experience. As well as family law Huw deals in other areas including Crime, Wills and Conveyancing. Huw is Head of the Family Department and is appointed to the Law Society’s Accredited Children’s Scheme. He is also appointed as a Family Law Supervisor for the purposes of the firm’s Legal Aid Contract.

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Andrew Johnson

January 28, 2019

Andrew Johnson Residential Property Wills and Probate Commercial Property Agricultural Property Andrew is head of our conveyancing department and the compliance officer for the legal practice. Andrew has twenty years’ experience in general property matters ranging from residential conveyancing to business leases, agricultural land sales and leases. He has been involved in literally thousands of property transactions over the years but also has a wide experience in Wills and Probate. Andrew gives legal advice to a range of clients from private individuals to companies, charities, churches and farmers. By way of background Andrew now been a qualified solicitor for over 18 years and has worked throughout his entire career for Humfrys & Symonds. Above all Andrew is a Herefordian and was educated at Hereford Cathedral Junior School then Belmont Abbey and back to Hereford Cathedral Senior School when Belmont Abbey closed. After his school days he then studied Law at Aberystwyth University followed by Chester Collage of law. Andrew then returned to Hereford to Humfrys & Symonds as a trainee solicitor and moved through the ranks to Director level. Andrew is also a part time farmer and with the help of his wife Juliette run a 400-acre Duchy Farm in Madley. The farm is primarily arable although they do have traditional cider orchards and pedigree Hereford Cattle. The farm gives Andrew an insight into the legal issues and conundrums that farmers and their families come across day to day in their profession. Outside of H&S and the farm Andrew has a young family with two children and is heavily involved in a variety of sports and activities with a special interest in golf, cricket, running, skiing and rugby. Andrew is on the PCC and past treasurer for Madley Parish Church and also attends Oasis Church Hereford. Andrew is a current member (and past chair) of Hereford Round Table as well as a current player and club secretary for Garnons Cricket Club. In addition, Andrew is also a member (and past captain) of Hereford Rugby Club and past president of the Wormside Agricultural Improvement Society which hosts an annual ploughing match periodically held at the farm. As a family the Johnson’s are keen dog lovers and have two springer spaniels, a Labrador a Hungarian Vizsla and a Springador who all take some walking!

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Anna Tay-Lodge

January 27, 2019

Anna Tay-Lodge Divorce and Finances Children’s Law, public and private Child Care Law Family and Relationships Cohabitation Litigation Anna is part of our Family Department and has over 25 years’ experience specialising in Family and Child Care Law. She has worked in this specialist area since qualification. Anna qualified as a Solicitor in 1991; completing her training and working in London. She joined Humfrys and Symonds in 2004 and became a Director in 2016. Anna is appointed to the Law Society’s Accredited Family Scheme and Accredited Children’s Scheme. Anna is appointed by the SRA as Humfrys & Symonds Training Principal and appointed as a Family Law Supervisor for the purposes of the firm’s Legal Aid Contract.

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Bev Bradshaw

January 26, 2019

Bev Bradshaw Divorce and Finances Child Care Law Family and Relationships Cohabitation Litigation Bev has worked for Humfrys and Symonds since qualifying as a solicitor in 2006. Bev specializes in all aspects of Family Law. Her practice covers all aspects of family work, including divorce or civil partnership dissolution, and financial settlement (whether high net worth or middle-income families), domestic violence and injunctions, and public and private law Children Act work and disputes between unmarried partners. Bev believes in simplifying legal language and procedures for her clients and making the law accessible for all. Together with her partner, Bev works and lives on a Worcestershire farm and has strong ties with the agricultural community.

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Mira Puri

January 25, 2019

Mira Puri Wills and Probate Estate Administration Lasting Powers of Attorney Court of Protection Applications Mira qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and joined Humfrys & Symonds in 2010 she became a Director in 2016. Mira provides services to clients in all types of Private Client including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Probate and Administration, Trusts and Inheritance Tax Planning, and is a member of The Law Society Private Client Section. Dealing with estates, discussing wills and making Court of Protection applications can be distressing and difficult, but by providing a tailored service to meet the needs of the individual clients can make all the difference. Mira cherishes her role as the trusted adviser for individuals and families, across the generations.

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Rachel Gray

January 24, 2019

Rachel Gray Rachel has 18 years’ experience as a conveyancer, specialising in residential conveyancing. Rachel qualified as a Legal Executive in 2005 whilst working for a Somerset law firm, having previously worked for 10 years in the Court Service in Wiltshire. In 2012, Rachel obtained an additional diploma qualification in Land Registration Law and Practice. Rachel has an extensive knowledge of residential conveyancing gained from working for a number of well established law firms, including firms in Somerset, Hereford, and Ledbury, before joining Humfrys and Symonds in 2017. Rachel believes that it is important to provide an effective and efficient service and for clients to view their legal representative as approachable and reliable. In Rachel’s spare time she plays the piano and synthesizer and walks her gentle-giant Doberman.

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Claire Bushnell

January 24, 2019

Claire Bushnell Residential Property Claire works within our residential property department and has over 10 years’ experience in residential conveyancing. Claire qualified as a solicitor in 2008 after completing her Legal Practice Course at the University of the West of England. She completed her training contract in Herefordshire and has gained several years’ experience with other local firms before joining Humfrys & Symonds in 2016. Claire specialises in moving house, property transfers, leasehold matters and other general property enquiries. She has also successfully completed various professional development courses in residential property and property matters generally.

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Matthew Cotton

January 23, 2019

Matthew Cotton Contractual disputes Contested estates Property damage Boundary and neighbour disputes Cohabitation Litigation Personal Injury and clinical negligence Debt recovery Matthew joined Humfrys & Symonds in 2017 and specialises in civil litigation. After graduating with a Law Degree at the University of the West of England, he trained as a barrister and was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2008 before being added to the Roll of Solicitors in 2012. Benefitting from a wide range of experience across the spectrum of civil litigation, Matthew is able to provide clients with a single point of contact throughout the life of their case and an advocacy service where required. His aim is to provide well-rounded and objective advice to give clients as much understanding as possible about every aspect of their case. Matthew specialises in contractual disputes, contested estates, landlord and tenant disputes, property damage, boundary and neighbour disputes, cohabitation litigation, personal injury and clinical negligence, debt recovery. Alongside a busy practice, Matthew has assisted with higher education teaching and he is able to offer training seminars and workshops in his areas of specialism. He was formerly the Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Law Society.

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Courtney Bowkett

January 22, 2019

Courtney Bowkett Wills and Probate Estate Administration Residential Property Commercial Property Agricultural Property Business and Corporate Courtney practices in several areas of Law such as Wills and Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection Applications, Commercial Property, Settlement Agreements and Residential Property. Courtney qualified as a solicitor in April 2017 after completing her LPC with distinction at Staffordshire University. She completed her training contract with Humfrys & Symonds after joining as a secretary in July 2014.

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