• Andrea Bell Court of Protection Team Assistant
    Tel:
    01603 275 813
    Email:
    andreabell@hansells.co.uk

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    Andrea assists with Court of Protection and Elderly Client issues and is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office. Andrea works alongside Sam Loombe and Angela Chalmers.

    Andrea previously worked in Financial Planning having joined Hansells in 2004.

    Andrea is Norfolk born and bred and being a mum to an 8 and 6 year old she doesn’t get much time for hobbies apart from driving them to theirs! When she does manage some spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with family.

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  • Shani Budd Paralegal F.Inst.Pa
    Tel:
    01603 275 853
    Email:
    shanibudd@hansells.co.uk

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    Shani is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Paralegals in Wills and Probate. Shani is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office and assists with Wills and Estate Administration.

    Shani joined Hansells in 2009 and works alongside Hayley Pettitt.

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  • William Cason Chartered Legal Executive
    Tel:
    01603 275 816
    Email:
    williamcason@hansells.co.uk

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    William is a Chartered Legal Executive working in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Team and is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office. He specialises in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning and Trust Administration.

    William joined our Department in 2015.  He is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

    Growing up in Texas, U.S.A., Germany, and England, William has had an amazing opportunity to travel the world due to his father being a former USAF fighter pilot.  With a family background in the legal field as well, William pursued his legal interests in the UK and has now settled in Norwich.

    William is an avid basketball fan and plays for a local team here in Norwich.  He also enjoys attending the theatre and writing, and he is a proud member of Norwich No.1 Roundtable.

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  • Suzy Castle Probate Executive
    Tel:
    01603 753 413
    Email:
    suzycastle@hansells.co.uk

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    Suzy is a Probate Executive working in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Department and is based in our North Walsham office. Suzy specialises in Wills, Estate Administration, Court of Protection work, Powers of Attorney and Elderly Client issues.

    Suzy was bought up in Surrey and moved to Norfolk in 1997 where she previously worked in Financial Planning.

    In her spare time Suzy enjoys playing tennis, sailing and golf.

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  • Angela Chalmers Court of Protection Team Assistant
    Tel:
    01603 275 869
    Email:
    angelachalmers@hansells.co.uk

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    Angela assists with Court of Protection and Elderly Client issues and is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office. Angela works alongside Sam Loombe and Andrea Bell.

    Angela previously worked for a firm in Liverpool dealing with criminal law, litigation and personal injury. She then spent 10 years in Cambridge dealing with Wills, Estate and Trust Administration together with Court of Protection work.

    Outside work Angela enjoys crafts and cooking, especially preserve making.

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  • Helen Cordingley Partner TEP
    Tel:
    01603 275 852
    Email:
    helencordingley@hansells.co.uk

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    Helen Cordingley is a Partner and heads up the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Department. Helen is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office and specialises in Tax and Succession Planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney and the Administration of Trusts and Estates.

    Helen studied law at the University of Lincoln where she graduated with a 2:1 (Hons) degree and completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School where she attained a Distinction. Helen was admitted as a Solicitor in March 2006.

    Helen is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) having passed her diploma with Distinction and is secretary to the Norfolk & Norwich STEP Committee.

    Outside of work Helen is married with a young family. In her spare time she enjoys baking and spending time with friends and family.

     

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  • Lauren Cotton Associate Legal Executive
    Tel:
    01603 275 858
    Email:
    laurencotton@hansells.co.uk

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    Lauren is an Estates Practitioner working in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Department and is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office where she assists with Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate and Trust Administration.

    Lauren is an Associate Member of CILEX. She graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first class degree in law and won the Law School award for the highest mark in one of her subjects. Whilst at University Lauren did a lot of volunteering (with dementia sufferers and at an animal rehabilitation centre) and was involved in a pro-bono legal advice centre.

    Lauren is a member of the Social Committee and in her spare time enjoys travelling and holidays.

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  • Harriet Cracknell Graduate Legal Executive
    Tel:
    01603 753 445
    Email:
    harrietcracknell@hansells.co.uk

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    Harriet is a graduate Legal Executive working in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Department. Harriet is based in our Wymondham office and specialises in Wills, Powers of Attorney and the Administration of Trusts and Estates.

    Harriet graduated from the University of Bristol with a 2:1 (Hons) law degree and completed the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in Guildford. Harriet started at Hansells in 2015 after moving from Bristol.

    Harriet is a member of the Norfolk netball league.

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  • Felicity Elsmore Senior Solicitor
    Tel:
    01603 753 403
    Email:
    felicityelsmore@hansells.co.uk

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    Felicity is a Senior Solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Department based in North Walsham. Felicity specialises in Wills and Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney and Elderly Client issues.

    Felicity is a graduate of the University of East Anglia, Nottingham Trent University and the College of Law.

    Felicity joined Hansells in 1982. She worked as a volunteer for the Citizens Advice Bureau in North Walsham for 22 years and acted as a Trustee for them for a short period.

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  • Beverley Fulcher Paralegal F.Inst.Pa
    Tel:
    01603 275807
    Email:
    beverleyfulcher@hansells.co.uk

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    Beverley is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Paralegals in Wills and Probate. She is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office and assists with Wills and Estate Administration.

    Beverley started her legal career with Hill & Perks in 1976 as a junior secretary which firm later became Eversheds. During her time with Eversheds she worked in property, employment and personal injury but since joining Hansells in 2002 she has worked alongside our Head of Department Philip Norton dealing with wills, probate and charity work.

    Beverley loves reading but most of her spare time is taken up with grandchildren and elderly parents.

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  • Gemma Helsdon Solicitor TEP
    Tel:
    01603 275 810
    Email:
    gemmahelsdon@hansells.co.uk

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    Gemma is a Solicitor working in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Department and is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office. Gemma specialises in the preparation of Wills, Lifetime Estate Planning, Estate Administrations, advising on and preparing Powers of Attorney and Trust Administration.

    Gemma graduated from the University of East Anglia with a 2:1 (Hons) law degree and completed the Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin University in 2012 attaining a distinction. Gemma joined Hansells in July 2012 as a paralegal in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Department and completed her 18 month Training Contract when she qualified as a Solicitor in September 2015.

    Gemma is a Full Member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) and was awarded her ‘TEP’ status in September 2018. Gemma is also a Trustee of Norwich & Mid-Norfolk branch of the RSPCA.

    In her spare time, Gemma loves a glass of Merlot and a good book.

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  • Peter Howell Chartered Legal Executive FCILEx
    Tel:
    01603 753 459
    Email:
    peterhowell@hansells.co.uk

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    Peter is a Chartered Legal Executive working in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Department based in our Sheringham office. Peter specialises in Wills and Estate Administration, Court of Protection work, Powers of Attorney and Elderly Client issues.

    Peter joined Hansells straight from school in 1970 and is our longest-serving member of staff, having clocked up over 46 years’ service.  He began working in our former Holt office and in the mid-eighties shared his time between the Holt and Sheringham offices.  When the Holt office closed in 1990, Peter worked solely from our then newly-built Sheringham office.

    Out of office hours Peter is well-known locally as an amateur actor, singer and director and as a member of Cromer & Sheringham Operatic & Dramatic Society, the Norwich Players and the Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society and he can very often be seen on the Maddermarket, Theatre Royal, Sheringham Little Theatre and Cromer Pier Pavilion stages.

     

     

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  • Samantha Loombe Associate - Court of Protection Team
    Tel:
    01603 275 814
    Email:
    samanthaloombe@hansells.co.uk

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    Sam is an Associate working in the Court of Protection Team alongside Andrea Bell and Angela Chalmers.  Sam is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office and she specialises in advising clients in respect of Court of Protection applications, managing the affairs of people under the authority of the Court of Protection, Statutory Will applications and Lasting Powers of Attorneys.

    Sam joined Hansells in 2002 having previously worked in the Trust Administration Department at Eversheds in Norwich and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2012.

    Sam is an Associate Member of Solicitors for The Elderly and is passionate about ensuring vulnerable and elderly clients have access to appropriate services.  Sam is a Dementia Friend and a Dementia Champion.

    Sam has just passed, with distinction, the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients.

    Sam is married and has two children.  She loves cooking and reading books (crime-thrillers mainly) as well as planning how to decorate the family home, having moved to a property which needs a complete makeover.

     

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  • Jane Mansell Estates Practitioner A.Inst.Pa
    Tel:
    01603 753 443
    Email:
    janemansell@hansells.co.uk

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    Jane is an Estates Practitioner in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Team and works between our Aylsham and Cromer offices. Jane assists with Wills, Estate Administration and Powers of Attorney.

    Jane is an Associate Member of the Institute of Paralegals and has a specialist paralegal qualification in Wills and Probate.

    Jane is married with one daughter and her hobbies are photography, cycling, gardening and knitting.

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  • Philip Norton Consultant
    Tel:
    01603 275 806
    Email:
    philipnorton@hansells.co.uk

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    Philip Norton is a Consultant Solicitor based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office.   He specialises in Charity and Private Client Law, Tax and Succession Planning.   Philip was Partner with the firm and Head of its Private Client Department between 2002 and 2017.

    After graduating from Sheffield University and the Guildford College of Law, he qualified in 1984 at Eversheds (then Hill & Perks) and was head of their Private Capital Group covering Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge; he was also the head of their national Charities Team until joining Hansells in 2002. He is a member of the Charity Law Association and the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners.

    Philip is a Trustee of a number of well known local charities as well as solicitor to many others; he lectures on Charity Law topics. The advice given to charities ranges from establishment and administration, governance and trading issues, for both national and local concerns, through to trustee liability, risk management and incorporation.  Philip also advises on commercial arrangements with non-charitable bodies.

    Philip is married to a hospital consultant and has three adult daughters.  After managing work and his charity commitments his other interests are walking (hills and the dog) and gardening.

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  • Linda Peacock Probate Assistant
    Tel:
    01603 753 467
    Email:
    lindapeacock@hansells.co.uk

    person

    Linda is a Probate Assistant in the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Team. Linda is based in our Sheringham office and assists with the Administration of Trusts and Estates, Court of Protection work, Powers of Attorney and Elderly Client issues.

    Linda graduated with a first class degree in English BA (Hons) and then completed her M.Phil masters in popular literature.

    Outside work Linda enjoys going to the gym, running and reading (literary theory, crime novels and sci-fi). She spends the rest of her free time knitting, crocheting and cross stitching. Linda is involved with her local church, St Andrew’s in Holt.

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  • Hayley Pettitt Partner TEP
    Tel:
    01603 275 817
    Email:
    hayleypettitt@hansells.co.uk

    person

    Hayley Pettitt is a Partner and Deputy Head of the Wills, Trusts and Lifetime Planning Department. Hayley is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office and specialises in Tax and Succession Planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney and the Administration of Trusts and Estates.

    Hayley graduated from the University of East Anglia with a 2:1 (Hons) law degree and completed the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in London. Hayley was admitted as a Solicitor in 2008, having trained with the firm.

    Hayley is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) having passed her diploma with distinction and also sits on the Norfolk and Norwich STEP Committee which organises regular training seminars for members.

    Outside of work Hayley is married and has three young children who take up the majority of her spare time.

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  • Mari Vallgren Consultant
    Tel:
    01603 275 827
    Email:
    marivallgren@hansells.co.uk

    person

    Mari specialises in Wills and Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney and Elderly Client issues.

    Mari Vallgren is originally from Sweden where she studied law at Stockholm University before graduating in 1991. Following her move to the UK Mari obtained a CPE/Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies at the University of East Anglia and qualified as a UK solicitor in 2005. Mari began her career at Hansells in 2003 working from the Norwich office.

    Mari is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

    Mari is married to a local author.  She has one son who runs his own business in London, a daughter who is a photographer and when time permits Mari likes to travel to her second home, a cabin in Sweden.  Mari also enjoys the outdoors, walking, keeping fit and socialising with friends and family.

     

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