team: Lawyers

Clare McNeill

Clare is an extremely experienced and highly regarded Family Law Solicitor. She has worked at a number of extremely high profile organisations and well known Law Firms.

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Niresha Umaichelvam

Niresha joined rhw Solicitors in January 2020, having qualified as a solicitor in August 2019 at a law firm in South London, practising family law, immigration, conveyancing and probate. From an early stage of her legal career, Niresha displayed a keen passion and interest for family and children related matters and began specialising in this […]

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Stephen Bottomley

Stephen is a solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team where he is able to advise on a variety of matters covering civil, commercial and property disputes. Stephen’s clients include a broad range of SMEs and individuals. Stephen  qualified in 2013, having trained with a mid-sized City firm and gained post-qualification experience with two Legal 500 […]

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Sarah Twigger-Thompson

Sarah Twigger-Thompson trained and qualified with a leading South Coast law firm in 2005.  She then moved to London where she worked as an in-house solicitor for an P&I Club (Protection & Indemnity), giving her the unique perspective of being both a client and a legal adviser.  As a result Sarah is very aware of […]

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Richard Benny

Profile Richard practices employment law and has a particular interest in Age Discrimination. Richard is a keen advocate and regularly represents clients at Employment Tribunals. He has taught the law of tort, employment and discrimination on the LLB programmes, and was the Director of the LLM in Employment Law at Surrey University. He has taught [...]
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Heather Cutler

Profile Heather is a  solicitor who  joined rhw’s Private Client team in March 2017, having  previously been based in West Sussex. She has over thirty years of experience in advising clients on Wills, Probate and  Administration of Estates,  Lasting Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax planning, and Court of Protection matters. Clients praise her “empathy and [...]
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Edward Pennington

Profile Edward Pennington is the head of rhw’s private client team. Before joining rhw in August 2013 he was head of the wills, trusts, tax and probate department at a regional firm for a number of years. Edward has lived in the Guildford area since 1980. He trained in the town and qualified as a Solicitor in [...]
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Nick Richardson

Profile Nick has been in practice since 1984 and heads up our company and commercial services team. He deals with private company work and general commercial law matters including joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, commercial agreements and buying and selling businesses (whether through the sale of assets or shares of a company). He also has substantial experience of commercial property matters [...]
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Laura Bentley

Profile Laura Bentley is an Associate Chartered Legal Executive who works in rhw’s Residential Property Team. Laura has several years’ experience acting for individuals in connection with their property-related transactions and specialises in freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity. Laura understands that moving house can be very stressful and will [...]
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Jack Lightburn

Profile Jack is a solicitor in our commercial property department. He attended George Abbot School in Guildford before studying history at Durham University.  After achieving a 2:1 in his degree, he then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford, obtaining a distinction in both. Jack [...]
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Elizabeth Leah

Profile Elizabeth Leah joined the family team at rhw Solicitors LLP on 3 January 2012, from a leading law firm in Sussex. Elizabeth has over 25 year’s experience. She has worked for clients in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, London, elsewhere in England and has international clients notably in France, the US, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Dubai and [...]
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Daniel Crate

Profile Daniel qualified as a Solicitor in October 2018, having previously qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in November 2016. Daniel works in the Dispute Resolution team where he assists individuals and commercial clients resolve a wide range of disputes in a pragmatic manner. In 2018 Daniel completed his LPC MSc in Law, Business and [...]
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Brian Shacklady

Profile Brian qualified as a solicitor in 1977 after graduating from Cambridge. He was with a City firm for 12 years where he was a commercial property partner and latterly headed up the commercial property department of another Surrey law firm. He joined rhw at the beginning of 2004 as a partner and specialises in commercial [...]
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Bethany Rickerby

Profile Bethany joined rhw Solicitors in Guildford in 2018 after practicing in a family and criminal high street law firm in Woking. Originally qualifying at a corporate and commercial law firm in 2017, Bethany now practises all areas of Family law including divorce, finances and co-habitation. Bethany has a particular interest in children matters and [...]
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Arjun Sreedaran

Profile Arjun is a Solicitor in the Family Law Department at rhw Solicitors LLP. He completed his training at a Legal 500 firm in London, where he gained extensive experience in Mental Health Law and Family Law. He attained Law Society Panel Accreditation in Mental Health Law and has represented many patients before the First-Tier [...]
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