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The Team

Macmillans Solicitors LLP







ANGELINE MARTIN
SENIOR PARTNER
COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL & AGRICULTURE

Born and brought up in Wadebridge, Angeline studied law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and her LPC at the College of Law in Chester. On completing her studies, she returned to Wadebridge where she qualified in 2001. She became a partner in 2008. She is Head of the Property Department at Macmillans and specialises in all aspects of domestic, commercial and agricultural property law. Angeline lives in Wadebridge with a small menagerie of animals including two small children and a husband. In her spare time she can be found in the local countryside either riding or running or walking her dogs.

 

LAUREN GILLESPIE
PARTNER
HEAD OF WILLS, PROBATE & TRUSTS

Lauren Gillespie is a Solicitor specialising in all areas of Private Client work, including Tax Planning, Trusts, Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work. She is a member of Cornwall Law Society and a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). Lauren studied law in London and at the College of Law in Guildford, qualifying in 1999. She returned to the Westcountry in 2000 and joined Macmillans in 2014, having previously worked for the firm as a locum. She became a Partner on the 1st October 2014. Lauren has practiced in the local area for 15 years and is very happy to be back with the team at Macmillans. She is the current treasurer of St Columb Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys outdoor pursuits, surf life-saving and skiing. 

 

JULIE BARR
SOLICITOR
LITIGATION

Julie joined the firm in 2015 with a wealth of experience in all areas of family and children matters and civil litigation. She was educated at Cardiff and Bristol University and completed her LPC at Bristol University.  She is a member of Resolution (a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non- confrontational divorce, separation and other family disputes) as an accredited specialist in financial provision and children.  In her spare time Julie enjoys spending time with her family.

 

LAURA MARTIN
SOLICITOR
PRIVATE CLIENT WORK 

Laura joined the firm in 2017 and is a Solicitor specialising in all areas of Private Client work.  Born and brought up in Wadebridge Laura studied history at the University of Exeter before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law also at Exeter and then the Legal Practice Course at Plymouth.  Laura returned to Cornwall and qualified as a Solicitor in 2012.  Laura loves all animals and spends her spare time with her animals and her family.

 

HELEN ASHTON-SMITH
SOLICITOR
Residential & Commercial Conveyancing

Helen is a Solicitor specialising in residential (including new builds) and commercial conveyancing. She studied Law at Swansea University and undertook her LPC in Plymouth University before returning to Cornwall to complete her training contract with Macmillans, qualifying in 2014. Helen enjoys spending time with her husband and young family and walking her two hyperactive whippets.

TERRI HOOPER
SOLICITOR
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCING 

Terri Hooper joined the firm in 2001 whilst a student at Plymouth University, working initially as a legal secretary whilst completing her Law degree. She completed her LPC at Exeter University and was admitted as a solicitor in 2007. She specialises in residential and commercial conveyancing. Outside work, her interests are reading, the beach and travel.


 

Landlord & Tenant
Help & advice when you need it...
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Conveyancing
Buying or selling your house or premises...
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Wills & Probate
Making wills or dealing with Inheritance Tax..
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Powers of attorney
Help with all financial affairs...
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family, Separation & Divorce
Settlements & necessary paperwork...
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Litigation
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“My solicitor was extremely supportive and understanding at even my most frustrating times. I never felt they were impatient or uninterested and in matters such as divorce, empathy is needed. I could not fault them! Thank you!”

Family Client

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“I was actively listened to and my solicitor remembered information I gave. I felt I was believed. I was impressed with the service and advice I received. Information was clear and concise”

Litigation Client

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“Macmillans second to none. Prompt, punctual and did exactly what I requested. Very friendly firm – I would definitely use you again”

Wills Client

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“Could not fault your service so would not hesitate to recommend you”

CONVEYANCING CLIENT

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“Simply excellent service throughout by staff with a warm and caring manner”

COURT OF PROTECTION CLIENT

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“We had a 30 minute slot to speak to a solicitors at the local Finance shop (St Columb Financial Services), thank goodness we did”

Wills Client