Our People

We invest in our team. All of our lawyers 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.

Solicitor

Chartered Legal Executive

Roger Brown-hovelt

Consultant Solicitor

Emily Bull

Partner and Head of Family Law Department

Solicitor

Senior Solicitor

Nick Ellin

Partner, COLP and Head of Operations

Ben Greaves

Associate

Chartered Legal Executive

Ben Holden

Partner and Head of Wills, Probate & Trusts Department

Patrick Jenkins

Partner and Head of Litigation Department

Jessica Pye

Associate

Clare Ridout

Associate

James Sawers

Consultant Solicitor

Robert Sawers

Senior Solicitor

Kate Shires

Senior Solicitor

Kevin Smith

Partner, CEO and COFA and Head of Commercial Department

Karl Smith

Partner and Head of Residential Property Department

Nisha Tayal

Partner

Solicitor

Jill Williams

Associate

Linda Wilson

Partner and Head of Employment Law Department

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