Key Personnel

We like to think that our legal experts are approachable and helpful. Clients tell us that we offer a personal service. We value the trusted and long-standing relationships we have with our clients and intend to continue to build that with you. Meet our legal team

  • Tim Cameron – Commercial Team

    Managing Director, solicitor 

    Tim has specialised for many years in commercial property work covering many areas from freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, commercial leases for shops and offices to the sale and purchases of green field and brown field sites for residential developer clients and subsequent sales off. Tim also deals with related property issues, such as overage clauses, rights of way, boundaries, fishing rights and first registrations of title.

  • Vanessa Gist – Property Team

    Director, solicitor 

    Vanessa has vast experience in a variety of residential property work locally, in London and nationwide. She is known for her quick, efficient and proactive service tailored to meet individual client needs.

    Vanessa works as part of a team of highly experienced and dedicated property lawyers and assistants whose aim is to make the process of buying and selling your home as stress free as possible. The team fulfils this by keeping you fully informed at all stages of the transaction and answering your questions fully and quickly as is possible to provide you with a high level of service which is good value for money.

  • Louisa Hughes

    Director, solicitor 

    Louisa now focuses on buying and selling residential properties and has considerable experience in both commercial and residential property. She acts for a variety of clients both locally and nationally and offers a bespoke and personal approach to suit her clients’ individual requirements. She is supported by an experienced and pro-active team and together they endeavour to provide a friendly and efficient service to offer best value to their clients.

  • Amba Chawla – Family Law and Business

    Director, solicitor 

    A family and business lawyer with considerable experience in complex financial negotiations and child welfare on relationship breakdown. Amba is equally at home in court advocacy and round table negotiations.

    Amba’s particular interest is to manage family business issues which can be sensitive, from succession planning to decisions about the continuation/transfer or sale and purchase of a business and assets when a key relationship breaks down or an associate leaves suddenly. Amba’s investigative approach to understand your workplace along with her knowledge in law for businesses and management, means that she is uniquely placed to provide constructive advice and assistance to move forward the business plans as much for owners, employers and employees.

  • Hazel Cemm – Wills, Tax and Probate Team

    Director, FCILEX Legal Executive

    Hazel has over 15 years’ experience specialising in all aspects of Private Client Matters including Probate and Estate Administration, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Trust and Tax Planning. She is a Fellow of ILEX and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

    Hazel offers a personal and professional service with compassion and approachability often at times of grief and uncertainty. Hazel is happy to visit clients at home or hospital where meetings at the office may not be possible.

  • Joanna Turchet – Wills, Tax and Probate team

    Private Client Executive 

    Joanna is a member of the Private Client team with particular experience in Wills, Probate and Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.  Joanna is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  At a time that can seem daunting and upsetting Joanna will take time to listen, clearly explain the procedures involved and provide comprehensive advice at all times.  Joanna’s aim is to offer clients an efficient and friendly service keeping matters as simple and stress free as possible.

  • Deborah Ludkin – Wills, Tax and Probate Team

    Private client paralegal

    Deborah has graduated with an LLB (Hons) Law Degree, completed the Legal Practice Course and has previous experience in various areas of law including matrimonial, re-mortgaging, commercial property and property litigation before specialising in Private Client work. Deborah joined The Merriman Partnership’s Private Client Team in 2018 and has been assisting with Powers of Attorney, Wills and Probate matters. Deborah is currently training through CILEx to become a Chartered Legal Executive.

    Deborah has a professional and friendly approach to clients, putting them at their ease and listening carefully to each client’s individual circumstances. She aims to provide an efficient and first class service to all clients.

  • Coronavirus Virus Update - As the nature of our work requires mainly internet access and phone communication, we may shortly begin a system of home-working for our staff until further notice. More Information