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.

Martin Langan - Managing Director of Legal Matters

Martin Langan

Managing 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. He has also brought the fledgling and award nominated roadtrafficrepresentation.com site into the ownership of Legalmatters, a self-service motoring offence website, with second tier lawyer phone support and representation.

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.

Olga Powell - Head of Estate Planning

Olga Powell

Head of Estate Planning

Olga advises on all aspects of estate planning including wills, powers of attorney, trusts and all associated taxes. She helps clients with difficult family situations and advises on planning for UK capital taxation. Olga is an experienced trust and estate Chartered Legal Executive who advises trustees and beneficiaries of UK private family, personal injury and charitable trusts and helps them to understand their rights and responsibilities from inception of trusts through to their termination.

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.

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.

Nigel Glennie-Client Relationship Manager

Nigel Glennie

Client Relationship Manager

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.

Damian Tatnall-Senior Estate Administration Executive

Damian Tatnall

Senior Estate Administration Executive

Damian has over 20 years’ experience of Trusts, Estate Administration, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and related taxation. He has managed complex Trusts. Damian is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds a Diploma in Estate Practice.

Ben Haulkham-Senior Estate Administration Executive

Ben Haulkham

Senior Estate Administration Executive

Ben has specialised for many years in Estate and Trust Administration, Will Planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Domicile and Succession Planning. Prior to working in the Private Client sector, he worked for a global financial planning company, gaining an understanding of the administration of investments.

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.

Sarah Winter - Private Client Executive

Lisa Youden

Paralegal

Lisa is an Estate Administration Team member. Following her graduation in law, she undertook her Legal Practice Course with a view to qualifying as a solicitor. She is also experienced in residential conveyancing.

Sarah Winter - Private Client Executive

Megan Passat

Paralegal

Megan is a member of our busy Estate Administration Team. She is a law graduate and is currently undertaking her Legal Practice Course and a master’s Degree in law, which will enable her to qualify as a solicitor.

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.

Laura Webb - Paralegal

Laura Webb

Paralegal

Laura is an assistant in our growing residential conveyancing department, providing vital support for all property transactions, assisting clients and registering transactions with the Land Registry.

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.

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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