Meet Our Team

The firm consists of three partners and four other lawyers.

We are a broad team specialising in separate areas.

Between us, we are able to provide advice and assistance dealing with most legal issues.

Matthew Moore

Family Law

I originally qualified as a Barrister
and was called to the Bar for the first
time in 1999.

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Sarah England

Employment Law

I obtained a Master of Laws Degree
in 2003 from Southampton University
and went on to qualify as a Barrister.

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Barbara Champion

Child Care Law

After many years working in family
law I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered
Institute of Legal Executives in June 2003.

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Kathryn Cole

Wills and Probate

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. I am also the 2015 Ilex Graduate of the Year. I joined Gales in June 2013.

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Susan Kilpatrick

Wills and Probate

I am a paralegal. I previously practised and worked in private client departments before leaving the profession to have a family. I returned to law recently and joined Gales in July 2016 to assist in the wills and probate team.

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Pauline Eaves

Property Law

I am a Solicitor and a conveyancing
specialist with over 20 years experience
in this area of law.

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William Bartley

Civil Litigation Paralegal

I am a paralegal in the Civil litigation department, joining Gales in November 2015.

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Julie Thompson

Probate Paralegal

I joined Gales as a Legal Secretary in 1988,  progressed to Legal Assistant and joined the Probate team in 2015.

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Alex Pope

Conveyancing Paralegal 

After completing my law degree, I joined Gales in June 2016 to work in the residential property department.

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Amy Courtney

Conveyancing Paralegal

After working as a receptionist and general assistant at Gales from June 2014 I moved to work in the residential property department in May 2016.

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Alistair Tomkins

Child Care Paralegal

I am a paralegal in the care department having joined Gales in the Spring of 2015. I graduated from Bournemouth University with an LLB Law(hons). 

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Richard Williams

Property Law Consultant

I have been a partner in Gales since 1974 having joined the firm in 1972. I became the senior partner in 2004 until I stepped down in 2014.

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