PARTNERS

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Sharon Hawkins

Sharon Hawkins is a Family Solicitor with over 23 years experience. She is a trained mediator, and a member of Resolution. Sharon has extensive experience in dealing with the financial aspects of separation and divorce, dealing with disputes between parents in private law children cases for residence and contact and dealing with financial issues upon the separation of cohabiting couples.

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Anthony Herman

Anthony Herman (known as Tony) joined Berry & Berry (now Berry & Berry LLP) in 1964 and became the firm’s Senior Partner following the death of the late Jim Berry in 1984. Many of his clients have been with him for over 40 years and he is often dealing with matters for the children and grandchildren of his original clients.

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Yashin Masoliver

Yashin Masoliver has been a member of the Berry & Berry LLP Family Law Team for over 15 years. He is highly experienced and has an excellent reputation for dealing with all aspects of family law, with a particular expertise in resolving complex financial issues following relationship breakdown.

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William Moore

Will Moore qualified as a solicitor in 2008 after completing his training with Berry & Berry LLP.  Will specialises in both Residential and Commercial Property work and acts for a wide range of clients buying and selling properties in the local area and further afield.  Will also acts for a number of businesses on Commercial Property matters.

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Robert Moseley

Robert Moseley trained with Berry & Berry LLP before joining the Property Department, where he worked his way up to become a partner in 2010 and subsequently head of department. He is also the firm’s senior responsible officer under its Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation.

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Matthew Nickolls

Criminal Litigation with focus on major crime, including successfully representing one of the defendants in the £53 million Securitas Robbery Trial and successfully representing a suspect in the “Body in the Suitcase Murder”

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Paul Reader

Paul’s main area of practice is in advising businesses in ownership disputes, contract disputes with suppliers and customers, employment disputes and preparing commercial contracts. His recent cases include acting for a local business involved in a £14 million fraud and successfully negotiating a settlement, advising two company directors in a dispute with their co-directors upon the failing of a business and acting for a national transport manufacturer in a dispute with a customer.

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Iain Reed

A recent recruit from our Criminal Litigation team, Iain is now the resident partner at our Paddock Wood office where he heads up the Private Client Team, while undertaking some conveyancing work. With over 27 years at Berry & Berry LLP and some 33 years a solicitor he brings a unique level of experience to the role having previously headed up one of our principal departments whilst managing two different offices in the group.

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Nigel Stratton MBE

Nigel is head of Private Client Department specialising in Inheritance Tax planning, administration of trusts, wills and elderly client matters.

Nigel qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Having practised for many years as a Private Client Lawyer, he now spends most of his time on the management of the firm and his department.

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Melanie Williams

Melanie has been a property lawyer for many years, working for a Central London firm, having qualified as a Legal Executive in 1992. She went on to work for two high profile firms in Kent. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2009.

Melanie joined the Property team in October 2013.
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SOLICITORS

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Simon Brown

Simon Brown is a Family Law Solicitor with many years’ experience of having worked in London.

Simon has particular expertise in dealing with financial disputes arising out of divorce/separation, including cases involving international elements with assets abroad.  Simon has extensive knowledge of matters concerning property disputes between co-habitees.

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Liz Cookson

Liz obtained a First-class degree in English and Classical Studies at Exeter University and went on to study law at the College of Law in Guildford and London. Liz qualified as a solicitor in April 2009. She joined the family team at Berry & Lamberts in January 2017 and specialises in all aspects of family law, including private law children disputes between parents, the financial aspects of separation and divorce (including pre/post-nuptial agreements), issues relating to jurisdiction on divorce and disputes between cohabitees. Liz is a member of Resolution.

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Colin Dearmer

Colin Dearmer specialises in all areas of child care, including care proceedings, private law children proceedings and wardship.  He has a formidable record in acting for parents, children and Children’s Guardians.

A qualified Social Worker, Colin worked as a senior Social Worker specialising in child protection and child care for a London Local Authority before qualifying as a solicitor in 1991.  He practised in Brixton and Southend, prior to joining Berry & Berry LLP in 2007.

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Andrew Hollingsworth

Andrew joined the firm in 2016 following completion of his legal training with a city firm.  Andrew is based at our Sevenoaks Office where he handles a variety of residential and commercial property work.  In his spare time Andrew is a keen follower of football and cricket.

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Amy Judge

Amy qualified as a Solicitor in 2009, having trained at Berry & Berry. She joined the Dispute Resolution Department in 2010 and advises on all aspects of employment law, individual insolvency law and contractual disputes between companies and/or individuals.

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Anthony Kalp

Anthony Kalp has been a solicitor for over 25 years.  He joined the firm’s Private Client Department in 2011 and is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

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Eleanor Lister

Eleanor joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2014 having graduated from Hull University with a 1st class honours degree in Law and with a distinction in her diploma of legal practice from University of Law, York. Following qualification Eleanor chose to specialise in property work.

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Lisa Maley

Lisa joined the firms Private Client Department in July 2012 having worked previously for large city firms, a small niche private client firm and a local authority. She was also the external examiner for the property head of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT).

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Jude 0’Connor

Jude qualified as a Solicitor in 2016, after successfully completing her training with Berry and Lamberts. Jude works in the Private Client Team and specialises in Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship matters. Jude is experienced in cases involving community care issues, healthcare and medical treatment, mental capacity and the court of protection.

Prior to joining Berry and Lamberts, Jude spent four years working as a paralegal in law firms in London in a Public Law department of a large national firm.

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Kevin O’Sullivan

Kevin qualified as a solicitor in November 1978 after articles with a small city of London practice. He has worked for two provincial firms since qualification and was a partner for 23 years.He was initially working as a general practitioner but has subsequently specialised in property work for the last 20 years.

Kevin joined the Property Team in August 2014.

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Dhruva Patel

Dhruva has recently joined our Private Client department. She is based at our Sevenoaks office.

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Simon Pritchard

Simon Pritchard

Experienced property lawyer specialising in all aspects of property work.

Simon joined Berry and Lambert’s Paddock Wood office in October 2015 and is strongly committed to the firm’s philosophy of offering a friendly and dependable service to all our clients in the Paddock Wood area and beyond.

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Jane Quantrill

Jane Quantrill specialises in all areas of child care law, in particular representing parents, children via their Guardian, and other family members in care proceedings and private law proceedings.

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Charlotte Sloan

Charlotte Sloan specialises in child care and domestic abuse cases. She is a member of Resolution. With over ten years experience of care proceedings and private law children cases, Charlotte has an in depth knowledge of her field of work. She also has a particular interest in assisting and representing individuals in cases involving domestic abuse (both victims and perpetrators). She has acted for clients in all levels of Court up to and including the Court of Appeal.

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Dianne Thomas

Dianne has been a member of Berry & Berry’s Dispute Resolution Team for over 15 years. She qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2000, obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice with distinction in 2002 and qualified as a solicitor the same year.

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CHARTERED LEGAL EXECUTIVES

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Kevin Johncock

Kevin has been a Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives since 1985. He has wide experience in all aspects of private family law matters, with particular emphasis on financial disputes arising on the breakdown of marriage or cohabitation. In addition to offering practical advice to clients, he is a regular contributor of family law articles to The Legal Executive Journal on matters of topical interest.

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Kizzy Packer

Kizzy Packer has been a member of the firm’s Property Team for over 15 years.  Having worked and gained experience at all of the firm’s offices she qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2005.  She has extensive experience dealing with residential property matters including freehold sales and purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity.

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