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The
Team

The Team

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The
Team

The Team

Warwick Alabaster (Director)

Warwick Alabaster (Director)

Warwick joined Progression Solicitors in October 2020 as head of the litigation and dispute resolution team. After obtaining an honours degree from Leicester University in 1994 he embarked upon his legal career, undergoing his conversion course and formal training in Leicester where he worked as a litigation solicitor until 2007. Since 2007 Warwick has been… Continue Reading

Rebecca Comber (Trainee Legal Executive)

Rebecca Comber (Trainee Legal Executive)

Rebecca joined the firm in September 2020 as a trainee legal executive, assisting the family department. Rebecca deals with all aspects of private family law including divorce/dissolution and financial proceedings, issues regarding children (including contact and residence disputes) and Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.  Rebecca also has experience in drafting statutory declarations and change of name… Continue Reading

Judith O’Brien (Judith Wright) (Senior Associate)

Judith O’Brien (Judith Wright) (Senior Associate)

Judith is a member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution members abide by a code of practice to support clients to resolve matters as constructively – and with as little conflict – as possible. Judith joined Progression Solicitors in… Continue Reading

Georgina Maycock (Trainee Solicitor)

Georgina Maycock (Trainee Solicitor)

Georgina Maycock joined Progression in August 2020 as a trainee solicitor. Georgina completed her law conversion course after successfully obtaining a degree in politics from York University. Georgina will assist in various departments throughout her training contract with a view to qualifying as a solicitor. Continue Reading

Edward Waind (Trainee Solicitor)

Edward Waind (Trainee Solicitor)

Ed Waind joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in August 2020. After obtaining a First Class Honours degree in history and working in the nuclear sector where he developed experience in the legal and compliance aspects of safety and risk management, Ed embarked on and obtained his masters in Law with a view to… Continue Reading

Martine Rogerson (Legal Support Commercial Property)

Martine Rogerson (Legal Support Commercial Property)

Martine Rogerson has extensive experience providing legal support to fee earners, having been head of a department in a previous employment and having run her own business. Martine focuses currently on assisting the busy commercial department with compliance, onboarding and administrative support. Martine also supervises junior members of the support team in training and delegation… Continue Reading

Claire Meehan (Director)

Claire Meehan (Director)

Claire Joined Progression’s  Property Team in July 2020 and has been qualified as a Solicitor since 2011.Claire spent many years working on the Fylde Coast until making her move to South Lakeland in 2017 where she has established herself within the local area. Claire specialises in residential sale, purchase and remortgage matters and brings a… Continue Reading

Barry Scott (Associate)

Barry Scott (Associate)

Barry Scott joined Progression’s commercial property team in July 2020. Barry has worked locally for a number of years, specialising in all aspects of commercial property including land acquisition, commercial purchases and sales and acting for landlords and tenants on new leases. Contact details: 01524 889854 Areas of Specialism Commercial Leases Commercial Property Acquisition Continue Reading

Hayley Dent (Associate)

Hayley Dent (Associate)

Hayley specialises in all aspects of private client matters, including the administration of estates, drafting wills, powers of attorney and other associated matters. Hayley is based in our Windermere office and is available to see clients in the office and at home or in care, where the client may be elderly or infirm and unable… Continue Reading

Richard Denby (Director)

Richard Denby (Director)

Richard Denby joined Progression Solicitors in June 2019 and promoted to director in June 2020, having worked locally since qualifying as a solicitor in 1993. Richard has amassed a wealth of experience with most of those years spent as head of Wills, Probate and Trusts department. Richard Denby dealt almost exclusively with all aspects of… Continue Reading

Kim Beattie (Legal Secretary)

Kim Beattie (Legal Secretary)

Kim has been with Progression since 2009 offering secretarial support to fee earners in all departments but focuses primarily on litigation support. Kim has over 15 years’ experience in providing secretarial support, having worked in two other firms previously. Kim offers excellent client service, her experience gained whilst working in estate agents and law firms. Continue Reading

Kayleigh Rose (Trainee Legal Executive)

Kayleigh Rose (Trainee Legal Executive)

Kayleigh joined Progression in Autumn 2015 as an administrative assistant. Kayleigh holds a degree in Law (LL.B) and worked in business process services prior to joining the team. Kayleigh deals with residential property including purchases and sales and has expertise in new-build properties. Kayleigh also undertakes first registrations of land and buildings and has experience… Continue Reading

Patricia Burns (Conveyancing Support)

Patricia Burns (Conveyancing Support)

Tricia joined Progression in 2006 assisting Anthony Smith in residential property transactions. Tricia assists in the residential property department providing support in freehold residential purchases and sales, primarily based in Ulverston. Tricia has many years’ residential conveyancing experience and offers clients a calm and efficient approach to the conveyancing process to minimise the stress of… Continue Reading

Julie Harrison (Legal Cashier)

Julie Harrison (Legal Cashier)

Julie Harrison is a legal cashier at Progression Solicitors. Julie has worked in this role since 2006, with experience as a legal secretary and having also worked in personnel and marketing roles. Julie holds a diploma in Legal and Financial Management and Julie’s principal role is running the cash office at Progression. Continue Reading

David Townend (Consultant)

David Townend (Consultant)

Throughout his legal career, David has worked almost exclusively on commercial matters, undertaking business sales and purchases, commercial property transactions and a considerable amount of landlord and tenant work. David also has significant experience in site acquisitions and disposals, for both residential and commercial developments and has acted for national retailers for a significant number… Continue Reading

Simon Rose (Associate)

Simon Rose (Associate)

Simon Rose is a well-known local solicitor whose in both freehold and leasehold residential conveyancing. Simon has spent the whole of his professional career in South Lakeland and has over 20 years’ expertise in the buying and selling of residential houses, dealing with boundary issues and all aspects of residential property work. Simon now oversees… Continue Reading

Anthony Smith (Managing Director)

Anthony Smith (Managing Director)

Anthony Smith is a specialist commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience. After qualifying in Sheffield, Anthony spent 15 years working as a commercial lawyer in Bristol, the last 11 years of which were as a partner in a city practice leading commercial and residential property teams. Anthony Smith established Progression Solicitors in 2005 after… Continue Reading

Pamela Horobin (Director)

Pamela Horobin (Director)

Pamela Horobin specialises in providing advice on wills, inheritance tax planning and the administration of estates and trusts. Pamela also advises on issues relevant to elderly clients including residential care funding. Alongside estates and succession planning for the future, Pamela has considerable experience in advising on matters of contested wills and claims against estates, including… Continue Reading

Lisa Bell (Lisa Martin) (Director)

Lisa Bell (Lisa Martin) (Director)

Lisa is a member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution members abide by a code of practice to support clients to resolve matters as constructively – and with as little conflict – as possible. Lisa Bell (formerly Lisa Martin)… Continue Reading

Hannah Booth (Senior Associate)

Hannah Booth (Senior Associate)

With 7+ years’ experience as a fee earner in the private client department Hannah Booth specialises in the administration of estates both non-taxable and taxable which are simple or more complex. Hannah’s experience includes probate applications for non-domiciled individuals holding foreign wills, estates requiring overseas grants, and estates with issues of insolvency or maladministration. Hannah… Continue Reading

Stephanie Walker (Associate)

Stephanie Walker (Associate)

Stephanie Walker is a Chartered Legal Executive specialises in dispute resolution in a variety of areas, including contract disputes, landlord and tenant issues, nuisance claims, negligence claims and debt collection. Stephanie was involved in the reported case of Gott v Lawrence & Others chD 2016. Stephanie’s previous background in family and matrimonial law has given her… Continue Reading

Pollyanna McNeilly (Pollyanna Foster) (Associate)

Pollyanna McNeilly (Pollyanna Foster) (Associate)

Pollyanna McNeilly is an associate member of Progression Solicitors, providing specialist advice in the administration of both non-taxable and taxable estates, drafting simple and complex wills, trust creation, lasting powers of attorney, registration of enduring powers of attorney and deputyship applications. Pollyanna McNeilly joined Progression in 2014 as a clerk after graduating from Newcastle University… Continue Reading

Helen Lloyd (Associate)

Helen Lloyd (Associate)

Helen Lloyd is an associate member of Progression Solicitors. Following her qualification in October 2018, Helen Lloyd worked with both the commercial and residential property teams on acquisitions and sales. After taking a short break from work to support her family, Helen is now based in the office in Grange-over-Sands to specialise in residential property… Continue Reading

Nicola Wood (Director)

Nicola Wood (Director)

Nicola Wood is head of Progression Solicitors’ Commercial Team, specialising in commercial property. Originally from Ulverston, Nicola left Cumbria to qualify and work in London for a number of years before returning to live in the Lake District in 2012. Nicola worked for a year in property finance before moving to the commercial property group… Continue Reading

Scott Salisbury (Solicitor)

Scott Salisbury (Solicitor)

Since joining the Progression Solicitors team in October 2017 after graduating from University of Manchester with a First Class Honours degree in Law, Scott Salisbury has focussed his expertise in litigation and dispute resolution. Whilst undertaking his training, Scott worked in various departments including commercial and private client which has allowed him to specialise in… Continue Reading

Michele Ashton (Associate)

Michele Ashton (Associate)

Michele is a member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution members abide by a code of practice to support clients to resolve matters as constructively – and with as little conflict – as possible. Michele Ashton originally joined Progression… Continue Reading

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