An experienced team

We set up legalmatters to offer quick, innovative, fixed cost help with the legal aspects of family and wealth protection and management.

Our Head Office is in Chichester, West Sussex, but not all our employees have to work from HQ and we have clients throughout the UK. Behind the technology, there's a well-qualified and growing team of advisers, including specialists in Will and Trust drafting, estate planning, mental capacity guidance, inheritance tax and administering personal assets. So despite our high-tech approach, our clients can expect a high-quality legal service, whether they deal with us online, over the telephone or through a professional intermediary.

Meet our People

Lucy Thomas - Legal Services Director

Lucy Thomas

Legal Services Director

Lucy has many years' experience as a solicitor specialising in Wills, estate and tax planning, trust creation and administration, administration of estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney and affairs of the elderly and Court of Protection work. Lucy is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), having achieved a distinction in her diploma. Lucy is committed to providing top quality legal advice, ensuring that our clients are well protected and have everything they need in their 'legal locker’. She is the architect of the company’s case management system and takes a keen interest in internal process efficiencies ensuring that we deliver quality services at fixed and attractive rates to our clients.

Rosie Cowley - Property Law Director

Rosie Cowley

Property Law Director

With a wealth of experience, know-how and ingenuity, not to mention a great personality and kind nature, it's no wonder that one of her clients recently called her "Conveyancing Queen of the South"! Rosie is a Chartered Legal Executive and undertakes residential sales and purchases and some commercial property work.

Martin Langan - Managing Director of Legal Matters

Martin Langan

Chairman & Innovation Director

Martin is a solicitor and former law firm equity partner, who is nationally known for work with legal technology. This included building workflows and automation for small, medium sized and large law firms. Martin is responsible for the development of hi-tech products and services for the clients and associates of legalmatters. As Chairman, Martin drives the strategic direction of legalmatters.

Nigel Glennie-Client Relationship Manager

Nigel Glennie

Managing Director

Nigel brings valuable commercial experience from outside the legal industry, having run his own very successful company for over thirty years. He manages client and professional partner relationships, from initial engagement through to strategies for keeping everyone informed of progress and enhancing the services that we offer.

Karen Powell - Head of Estate Administration

Karen Powell

Head of Estate Administration

Karen is a highly experienced Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, specialising in estate administration. She heads our rapidly expanding estate administration team, ensuring high quality, efficient and rapid service for our clients, as well as providing technical guidance on the more complex issues that arise.

Eleanor Ward - Solicitor

Eleanor Ward

Solicitor

Eleanor is a very experienced solicitor who specialises in Wills, estate and tax planning, trust creation and administration, administration of estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney and affairs of the elderly. Eleanor undertakes a wide range of private client work, acting for individuals, families and business owners. Eleanor is also involved in maintaining and building relationships with our network of third party referrers, regularly presenting at events.

Gill Steel - Estate Planning Consultant

Gill Steel

Estate Planning Consultant

Gill has a wealth of experience in estate planning and trusts law and is well known in the legal profession as a compelling seminar, webinar and conference speaker. Gill is author of the “Trust Practitioner’s Handbook”, “Trust Practitioner’s Toolkit”, “Residence Nil Rate Band – practical thoughts on its use and application” and “The Street-wise Guide to getting the best from your Lawyer”. Through her separate business, LawSkills, she curates articles and provides training for legal practitioners.

Nitzan Cohen - Corporate Tax Consultant

Nitzan Cohen

Corporate Tax Consultant

Nitzan is a solicitor since 2000, he has worked in the city and other major firms as a corporate tax lawyer. Nitzan advises on all corporate tax related matters including share schemes, property (VAT and SDLT) and employment taxes and regularly lectures to lawyers, other professionals and business owners and directors on various tax matters including share schemes. Nitzan has written a book titled ‘A Practical Guide to Employee Share Schemes’.

Danielle Chandler - Solicitor

Danielle Chandler-Hesmondhalgh

Solicitor

Danielle is a Solicitor with experience in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration. She joined legalmatters following completion of her training at a regional law firm and is a key member of our Estates Administration team.

Emma Bloomfield - Paralegal

Emma Bloomfield

Paralegal

Emma assists with client and case inductions, estate administration processing and drafting of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Emma provides key support to our busy legal advisors.

Andy Saych - Paralegal

Andy Saych

Paralegal

Andy is key to client liaison and case momentum in our Estate Administration Team. He is often the first point of communication for clients needing help with estate administration. Andy is also our resident poet!

Beverly Cowell - Paralegal

Beverly Cowell

Paralegal

Beverly is an assistant in our Estate Administration team. She previously worked in insurance and you’ll probably speak to her on the phone, as she often picks it up before it’s had a chance to ring!.

Sarah Reed - Office Administrator

Sarah Reed

Office Administrator

Sarah keeps our busy office, administration and financial processes running smoothly, we don’t know where we would be without her! Sarah juggles a wide range of tasks each day, supporting our legal advisors and playing a key role in the efficient running of the office.

Jane Mackenzie - Client Relationship Assistant

Jane Mackenzie

Client Relationship Assistant

Jane directs all prospective client and professional partner enquiries to the right person in our team, and ensures that everything is followed up in a timely fashion. She also helps clients in the early stages of the information gathering phase of their cases.

Sarah Heber - Office Administrator

Sarah Heber

Office Administrator

Sarah is a key member of our administration team and brings a wealth of business qualifications and commercial experience.

Kirsty Purvis - Office Administrator

Kirsty Purvis

Office Administrator

Kirsty ensures that our busy office is kept organised and daily tasks are completed. Kirsty has experience working as a personal assistant and enjoys helping and working alongside our lawyers and support team.

Gus - Chief Welfare Officer

Gus

Chief Welfare Officer

Gus is our Chief Welfare Officer, always entertaining and can soothe the most stressful of us by his playful nature, even if he is sometimes the cause of that stress, not least when he decides to chew any pen or other item inadvertently dropped on the floor! He also acts as Front of House, as he’s always pleased and excited to meet our visitors. Come and say hello!

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