Meet Your Amicus Law Team

We pride ourselves in being friendly, approachable and yet tenacious. It’s simple; We get things done. Many lawyers make big claims and yet are slow and fail to communicate effectively. Our team are genuinely interested in you and your situation. We care, we listen and we help to protect you, your family and your best interests. Scroll down to meet some of our team and please do get in touch.

Stephen Forsey

Stephen Forsey

Partner

Having originally qualified as a barrister in London, Stephen went on to work as a Corporate Tax Lawyer at Wragge & Co. in Birmingham before cross-qualifying as a solicitor and returning to the Southwest where he was born and grew up. He joined AmicusLaw in 2017 and specialises in Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, drawing on his understanding of both tax and complicated family arrangements. He also oversees the firm’s compliance and client care functions. Stephen has an interest in vintage cars and motorcycles and playing the guitar (badly).

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Claire Lovett

Managing Partner, Head of Property, Commercial Property

Claire qualified as a solicitor in 1999 with a large regional law firm and initially specialised in commercial property. She has since gained experience in all types of property work and has led teams in both high volume conveyancing firms and traditional high street practices. More recently Claire has worked with major construction projects and managed large property portfolios as Head of Corporate Property for Somerset County Council and now leads the Property Department for AmicusLaw covering both residential and commercial property. Claire has also recently become chair of the Climate Change Committee of Devon and Somerset Law Society.

Claire’s pragmatic and friendly approach is valued by both clients and colleagues.

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Hilary Quantick

Partner

Hilary has a wealth of experience in estate and succession planning, probate, trusts and care for the elderly and has been practising since 1989. She has lived and worked in Somerset for the last 25 years.

Hilary has a great understanding of the emotions clients face, especially when they have lost a loved one, and will go the extra mile to make sure that the job is completed swiftly and efficiently.

In her spare time Hilary enjoys pottering in her vast garden and going for endless walks with her dog.

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Abbi Tow

Abbi Tow

Conveyancing Paralegal

Abbi has vast experience in dealing with residential conveyancing matters, specialising in Shared Ownership transactions along with staircasing and resale matters. She enjoys helping clients from start to finish of their sale/purchase journey and is keen to help many more! Abbi has lived in Exeter for over 10 years and is looking forward to developing the firm’s position in the area.

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Alex Parris

Alex Parris

Paralegal

Alex was born and raised in Taunton to a farming family and attended school locally. As a result, she has extensive knowledge of the locality and is familiar with the issues that affect the industry.

Alex’s legal career commenced with a well established local firm before joining AmicusLaw in 2017.

Currently studying CILEx Level 6, the final academic stage in qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer, Alex advises on private client matters including Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration and Lasting Powers of Attorney. She is available to meet with clients either in the office or at home.

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Andrea Parsons

Andrea Parsons

Conveyancing Solicitor

Andrea qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and worked in and around her home county of Northamptonshire before moving to and settling in Somerset in 2010 with her young family. Andrea has a reputation with local agents for “getting the job done”. As well as helping you buy and sell your property, she can help you with extending your lease, granting and releasing easements and other residential property matters. Andrea spends her spare timing baking, horse riding and gardening.

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Bill Osborn

Conveyancing Executive

Bill is a highly experienced Conveyancing Executive and is able to advise on all manner of residential property transactions.

Bill began his career in 2005 with a local law firm where he enjoyed not only dealing with all types of property transaction from newbuild, leasehold, Right-to-Buy, Transfers of Equity etc but also developing staff training and managing their Bristol based offices. Bill joins Amicus in 2021 and is looking forward to bringing his experience to the firm and making each transaction a positive experience for his clients.

In his spare time Bill keeps busy playing guitar in several local bands.

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Cess Parrenas

Conveyancing Executive

Cess is a foreign qualified lawyer who is practising property law and currently specialises in residential conveyancing and social housing transactions. She has acted for a number of developers, housing associations, and individuals in relation to open market properties, shared ownership, Help to Buys, staircasing matters, new build properties and leaseholds. In her spare time, she enjoys skydiving, scuba diving and wakeboarding.

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Chrissy Humphries Amicus Law Solicitors

Chrissy Humphreys

Conveyancing Assistant

Chrissy joined the firm in 2020 and assists with all aspects of conveyancing matters in our Bridgwater office. She has been working in the legal side of property since 1998 having started under a YTS apprenticeship scheme. She also has experience as an archivist.

When she’s not working, Chrissy enjoys walks with her husband, son and dog, Millie. In her spare time, she loves to bake and read and is currently working on trying to reduce her households single use plastic by either making beeswax wraps or buying eco-friendly products.

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Daniel Stevens

Daniel Stevens

Civil Litigation, Consultant Solicitor

Dan hails from the Thames Valley – he worked for Boyes Turner in Reading before moving to the SW in 2002 to join Stones Solicitors’ Litigation Team in Exeter, moving up to become Head of the Department there. Dan then moved to a litigation specialist firm in Exeter before joining Amicus in 2013. Dan is a litigation and dispute resolution specialist with over 17 years’ litigation experience, from Court of Appeal through High and County Courts to Small Claims Court and in Mediations. With specialist experience (and age!) comes the understanding that clients do sometimes need a Rottweiler to hammer home a point and other times need a more pragmatic and commercially viable approach – not just a run of the mill legal expert who fails to understand what the client needs to achieve from a dispute he/she invariably could do without whilst costing a small fortune.

Dan has acted in reported cases on Search and Seize injunctions, the proper interpretation of covenants in title deeds and commercial contested lease renewals and he has acted in any number of contract disputes and contested debt claims. Dan is also an expert in joint property ownership disputes for unmarried property owners. Dan will fight for your cause and he is an adept negotiator and commercially minded business lawyer.

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David Chapman – Solicitor

David Chapman

Solicitor

David is based in our Minehead office. He specialises in conveyancing, but has undertaken a wide variety of legal work in his career. David practised in Salisbury for 10 years before moving to Minehead in 2014. David is an active member of the church, and enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

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Emily Laver

Conveyancing Assistant
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Gary Voysey

Gary Voysey

Chartered Legal Executive

Gary is a Chartered Legal Executive. Having qualified over 30 years ago he has a wealth of experience in residential Conveyancing having worked in this field both for a major lender as well as in private practice. His particular passion is for social housing and he specialises in acquisition of property from Housing Associations by way of shared ownership Leases and shared equity transactions.

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GEORGIA CAVILL

Georgia Cavill

CILEx Conveyancing Practitioner

Georgia has been working in Residential Conveyancing for several years and has experience in dealing with Sales, Purchases, Auctions Sales, New Builds, Help to Buy, Transfers of Equity and Re-Mortgages. She has a good working relationship with the local Estate Agents. She is a proactive and organised individual which helps to ensure that transactions run as smoothly as possible.

When Georgia is not out enjoying a walk in the Somerset Countryside with her Cocker Spaniel, she enjoys spending time with her family and baking.

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Heidi Cowling

Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
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Ian Pearson

Employment, Consultant Solicitor

With 30 years of legal experience and 20 in employment Ian has seen fads come and go and the wheel reinvented countless times. However, the fundamental issues remain the same and most problems in the workplace are down to management. Today, he specialises in sorting out the root causes of problems that lead to workplace strife.

This approach with an understanding of the real world, and having fun outside interests, lets Ian help those who want a more holistic and caring solution to all that the world throws at them.

Ian is unable to offer a free interview and Legal Aid and no-win-no-fee are not available for employment disputes.

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James Armstrong

Residential and Commercial Property Solicitor

James qualified as a solicitor in December 2016 and joined the firm in March 2020. James undertakes a wide range of commercial and residential property work, including buying and selling commercial premises, leasing commercial premises, refinancing, buying and selling businesses and residential sales and purchases.

James prides himself on providing the best possible service to his clients by providing clear advice in a timely and friendly manner.

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Jan Bailey – Consultant Solicitor

Jan Bailey

Consultant Solicitor

Jan is a consultant solicitor for the firm, dealing with all aspects of Family Law, including complex divorce and financial settlement, wealth protection including drafting and executing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and she has a particular expertise for sensitive children matters. Jan adopts an open and honest approach and strives to achieve the best outcome possible for all her clients and offers support and understanding to those in vulnerable situations. Jan is an exceptional representative of the firm with a wealth of experience and knowledge to be able to give the best advice and guidance in all matters relating to Family Law.
Jan enjoys music, gardening, hill and mountain alpine hiking with her rescue dogs , travel, skiing and ice skating and spending time with her family.

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Jess Coombes Amicus Law

Jess Coombes

Marketing and Facilities Manager

Jess has worked for the firm for 14 years and is now a pivotal member of the Business Support Team. She manages the firm’s on-line presence and electronic marketing strategy, as well as dealing with all the firm’s day to day advertising and networking.

In her spare time, Jess enjoys spending time with her family.

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Jo Richards - Solicitor

Jo Richards

Solicitor

Jo joined the Firm in November 2017 as a solicitor in the Family department. Jo deals with all aspects of family law, including divorce and financial settlements, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation and settlement agreements and child arrangements cases. Prior to joining the firm, Jo worked as a locum across the South West, and has developed the adept ability to quickly grasp the important issues for a client. Jo establishes effective and professional relationships with her clients, providing that their best interests are always at the forefront of the work she undertakes.

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John Ryan

Residential Property Solicitor

John is a highly experienced solicitor with many years experience in handling a wide range of cases. He is patient, resourceful and organised. John maintains a professional approach to work at all times, is excellent at decision making and applying analytical skills to any case in hand. He communicates well with clients, always seeking a positive outcome. John has over 30 years experience in high volume residential conveyancing, including freehold, leasehold, registered or un-registered titles.

In his spare time John enjoys playing golf and sailing.

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Julie Huxley – Conveyancing Assistant

Julie Huxley

Conveyancing Paralegal

Having moved to the UK from Canada in 1996, Julie completed her final years of school before heading off to Exeter College and completing a college course in Administration and Secretarial Procedures. Julie started her legal career in 2003 as a Conveyancing Assistant at Ashfords Solicitors before joining AmicusLaw in October 2019. Due to Julie’s vast experience she is able to undertake all aspects of Residential Conveyancing.
Julie lives in Exeter with her husband and two young boys and are all huge supporters of Liverpool FC. Outside of work, her hobbies include walking, swimming and taking her young boys to football games (when, of course, they are not enjoying family days out adventuring!).

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JoJo (Jurate) Ziauberyte

Conveyancing Assistant

JoJo came to England as soon as she turned 18 for a better life. She created her home and family here. After finishing college JoJo started University and is now studying towards a qualifying Law Degree.

JoJo loves to help people and support others. She helps women who suffer with domestic abuse and has also in the past raised money for BIBIC.

When she has spare time, JoJo loves to go out for the day with her family, read a good book or cook. JoJo is very passionate about food and also loves dancing.

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Lynne Small

Conveyancing Assistant

Lynne joined the firm in December 2020 and is based in our Minehead Office assisting with Residential Conveyancing.

Having moved to Minehead from Worcestershire 4 years ago she enjoys exploring the local countryside. She also enjoys ballet, musical theatre and spending time with her family.

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Nicci Arnold

Personal Assistant to Managing Partner

Nicci joined the firm in February 2018 as a legal assistant in the Minehead office covering Residential Property, Private Client, Family and reception.

Nicci now works as Personal Assistant to Claire Lovett, the Managing Partner. This role is a challenging but has provided Nicci with some enjoyable new strings to her bow.
Nicci has many years of legal administration experience, working in a multitude of departments, she enjoys meeting people and communicating and helping clients. Nicci loves to be busy.

When not at work, Nicci enjoys spending time with her hubby and their Norfolk terrier. A committed armchair sports fan, knitter and stitcher, Nicci also enjoys 5D diamond painting.

Nicci can be seen on some weekends dressed as a Pirate with like-minded Pirates and Privateers.

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Nicole Lush – Conveyancing Assistant

Nicole Lush

Conveyancing Paralegal

Nicole joined the firm in 2017 and is based in our Martock Office undertaking Residential Conveyancing. Nicole brings enthusiasm to everything she does and continues to develop her skills.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.

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Nigel Mills

Nigel Mills

Conveyancing Executive

Before relocating to Exeter in 2003 Nigel gained valuable experience in working in the residential market in both Southampton and central London advising on all aspects of residential transactions. Nigel has excellent experience of not just general freehold and leasehold matters, lease extensions, high value properties but also transfers of equity and the occasional garage purchase! Nothing is too big or too small and all will receive the same high quality service that you can expect.

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Richard Kemp

Richard Kemp

Consultant Solicitor

Richard has had a lifelong interest in the law triggered by “Perry Mason” on BBC television in the early 1960’s. Between taking ‘A’ level examinations and starting university his “gap” year consisted of working as an articled clerk at a Solicitor’s office in Gloucester. Richard then spent four years at St. John’s College, Oxford and emerged with a degree in Jurisprudence. He then attended the College of Law and articles for two years at Rowberry Morris in Bristol and was admitted on 15th July 1978. Richard continued working there until 1981 when he moved to join and run the branch office of Clarke Willmott in Martock. He then married Jackie and in November 1986 bought that office from Clarke Willmott. Richard then ran the office as a sole practitioner for 30 years before merging with AmicusLaw on 1st August 2016. Richard has experience of most areas of the law although now concentrates on probate and private client work.

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Sally Donaldson - Solicitor

Sally Donaldson

Solicitor

Sally joined Amicus Law in 2016 and is head of the Crime Department. She is a duty solicitor with 20 years’ experience of criminal law work at all levels. Sally regularly advises clients at the police station, represents in the Magistrates’ Courts and has Higher Rights of Audience allowing her to represent clients in the Crown Court. She travels between offices allowing her to see clients in Bridgwater, Wellington, Yeovil, Exeter and Minehead. Sally has worked in Yorkshire and Bristol prior to moving to Somerset and has expertise in all areas of criminal law work.

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Sarah Adlam

Sarah Adlam

Assistant to the Crime Department

Sarah Adlam joined the firm in March 2016 and is the assistant to the Crime Department. She is a friendly and outgoing member of the team, and clients find her to be warm and approachable.
Outside of work, Sarah is an avid gardener and aspiring artist, and enjoys looking after her mischievous Jack Russell, Dudley. Sarah enjoys socialising with her friends, spectating the rugby, both the national and local teams.

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Amicus Law Simon Morgan

Simon Morgan

Consultant Solicitor, Commercial Property

Educated in Somerset, Simon graduated from St Catherine’s College, Oxford in 1978 and spent 16 years in the Army, before returning to the West Country to qualify as a solicitor. He spent much of his childhood on a family farm, developing a love of the countryside and was able to realise his dream of working with farmers and landowners. Awarded a Master of Law degree in Agricultural law in 1999, he trained at Clarke Willmott and was then head hunted by a prestigious London practice. He then became a partner at two private client firms based in the Inns of Court for some of the largest landed families in England.

He returned to the West Country in 2009 to join AmicusLaw and was among the very first lawyers to be awarded the highly exclusive Fellowship of the Agricultural Law Association in September 2009.

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Sophie Holloway – Trainee Paralegal

Sophie Holloway

Paralegal

Sophie joined the firm in August 2017 in the Business Support team, assisting with business administration and accounts. Sophie has since undertaken CILEX level 3 and is now a Paralegal in the firm's family department. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys painting, reading and spending time with her family.

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Sophie Skinner

Conveyancing Assistant
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Stephanie Hinde Amicus Law

Stephanie Hinde

Family Law Solicitor

Stephanie joined Amicus Law in October 2020 as a Family Solicitor in the Minehead and Bridgwater offices.

Stephanie deals with all aspects of Family Law, including divorce and financial matters, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, issues following the separation of unmarried couples and private law children matters.

Stephanie adopts a non-confrontational approach to family law and believes that family disputes are not contests but an attempt to find a solution which is fair to all parties involved. That said, where a more robust approach is required, Stephanie produces excellent results for her client by her determined and firm handling of often emotionally charged situations. Stephanie appreciates that every case is unique and as such provides bespoke and practical advice, tailored to each client’s needs. She also endeavours to negotiate settlements in a manner which is cost effective to her clients and is also in their best interests.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys going for walks on the Quantocks where she lives, and spending time with her family.

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Victoria Saban

Conveyancing Assistant
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