Our People

We invest in our team. All of our solicitors have an individual training plan so you can be sure that whoever you are dealing with at MacDonald Oates has the most up-to-date knowledge and skills, to give you the best possible legal advice. We also actively encourage our team  to get involved with our local community. As a firm, we provide sponsorship and fundraising for various organisations and charities; as individuals, many of us serve as volunteers, school governors and members of local business organisations.

Matthew Archer

Associate

Roger Brown-hovelt

Consultant Solicitor

Emily Bull

Associate

Daphne

Consultant Solicitor

Nick Ellin

Partner and Head of Operations

Ben Greaves

Solicitor

Sarah Harris

Solicitor

Ben Holden

Associate

Joanna James

Solicitor

Patrick Jenkins

Partner, Head of Litigation Department and Head of Revenue

Mary McCutchan

Solicitor

Tim Melville-Walker

Partner and Head of Family Law

Jessica Pye

Associate

Clare Ridout

Associate

Sarah Rowden

Associate

James Sawers

Partner, CEO and Head of Wills, Probate and Trusts Department

Kate Shires

Associate

Lucy Shires

Paralegal

Kevin Smith

Partner and Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration

Karl Smith

Partner, Head of Residential Property and Head of Client Service

Nisha Tayal

Consultant

Rosie Taylor

Associate

Jill Williams

Chartered Legal Executive

Linda Wilson

Partner and Head of Employment

Deborah Wood

Office Manager