Haywards Heath t/a Colemans

Allison Tompkins

Allison Tompkins

Allison is a long standing member of the team at Colemans having joined in 1998.

Whilst working at Colemans and bringing up a family Allison studied and passed her exams for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2007. She was admitted as a Fellow in 2009.

Allison specialises in Probate, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, she is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and is Head of the Private Client Department in Haywards Heath.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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Peter Jelly - Solicitor

Peter Jelly

Peter works in the area of Wills, Trusts & Probate and shares his time between our Tunbridge Wells and Haywards Heath offices. Peter handles all the legal aspects of bereavement and the administration of estates on behalf of his clients.

Peter's considerable experience enables him to determine the most appropriate, effective, and stress-free approach to handling his client's affairs. Peter also ensures that clients receive the necessary support, help and guidance throughout.

If required, Peter is happy to make home visits enabling him to advise clients on sensitive and personal issues within their own familiar surroundings.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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Sue Booth

Sue has practiced in Family law for over 25 years, originally working in London at a West End firm before relocating to Sussex.

Sue has been the head of the Family Department at Colemans since 2007. Sue specialises in divorce and the arrangements that need to made on divorce and separation, such as financial settlements and arrangements for children, as well as pre-nuptial, separation and cohabitation agreements. Sue is a member of Resolution, which is a nationwide family organisation that supports a resolution of family disputes in a constructive manner. Sue is also a trained mediator and in her Family work offers a personal and bespoke service to achieve the best solution for her clients.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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Simon Bacchus

Simon Bacchus

Simon qualified as a Solicitor in 1989 and deals exclusively with residential property. He joined Parfitt Cresswell in May 2017 as Head of Property Services. Simon helps clients buy and sell all types of properties ranging from one-bedroom flats to executive family homes and landed estates. He has a broad client base and frequently acts for private individuals, companies, charities, trusts and executors. Simon also has experience of preparing small to medium sized housing developments for onward sale. He is known for his wealth of knowledge, calm manner and meticulous eye for detail as well as being a keen advocate of e-conveyancing and the use of conveyancing case management systems.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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Oliver Nelms

Oliver Nelms

Oliver qualified as a Solicitor and joined Colemans in November 2017. He had previously been a trainee solicitor at an established firm in Brighton where he gained valuable experience in the Private Client department, and this experience allowed Oliver to realise where his skills were best utilised and how he could most effectively help clients.

Oliver specialises in Probate, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney as well as providing advice on tax planning and trusts. He endeavours to provide his clients with a friendly, efficient and cost-effective service throughout.

Oliver’s favourite part of the job is meeting clients and building long-lasting relationships.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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Eve Geere

Eve Geere

Eve graduated from the University of Sussex in 2000 and then went on to train as a Barrister.

Eve formally transferred from Barrister to Solicitor in 2005 and was based in Kent for 13 years. She joined Parfitt Cresswell in 2017 and practises exclusively in Family Law.

Eve practices in all areas of private Family Law to include; matters involving children, divorce and the associated financial remedies, domestic abuse and matters associated with co-habitation.

Eve is an attentive listener and a fastidious practitioner. She is personable and professional.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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Jo Claxton

Jo Claxton

Jo joined the team in November 2018, having qualified as a Solicitor at an established local firm. 

With over 4 years’ experience in all areas of Private Client work, plus a wealth of experience dealing with bereaved families, Jo offers a friendly and professional approach to helping clients. 

Jo specialises in Probate, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney as well as providing advice on tax planning and trusts. Jo listens to and understands clients’ needs and requirements and offers an empathetic and cost-effective solution, explaining complex matters in plain English.

One of the highlights of the job for Jo, is building long-lasting and trusting relationships with her clients and she is committed to ensuring they are happy with the service they have received.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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Mirren McGinley

Mirren McGinley

Mirren joined the firm in April 2019 as a Solicitor in the Commercial Property department. Mirren qualified in 2013 and her experience ranges from acting for small to medium size enterprise clients to PLCs including high value bank refinancing and sales of multi million pound property portfolios.

Mirren acts for a broad range of clients including financial institutions, public sector clients, property investment companies, developers, owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals advising them on a broad range of both commercial and residential property transactions.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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Francis Ritchie

Francis Ritchie

Francis joined Parfitt Cresswell in June 2010 having previously worked in Bromley. He is a graduate of Exeter University and qualified as a solicitor in 1990. Francis has extensive experience in private client work where he advises and specializes in Probate, Wills and Trusts.

He has a particular interest in Court of Protection matters. Francis lives in Sydenham and is married with four children.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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Amanda Attrell

Amanda Attrell

Amanda qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2006 and deals with a large range of Private Client work including Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work, estate administration, Wills and estate planning, care fees advice and elderly client services.

She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Amanda has a particular interest in advising elderly clients, their families and carers. She is a Dementia Friends Champion and has been involved with several local Dementia Action Alliances, the aim of which is to create dementia friendly communities.

Tel: 01444 459555
Fax: 01444 440306
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