Meet Oslers' Solicitors

Our Cambridge Team

Mary Cleaver

Mary Cleaver

Partner - Duty Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate

Serious Crime, Magistrates Court and Police Station attendance

Joined 1997
Admitted 1996

Mary started at the firm in 1999 and is the longest serving member of the team. She became a Partner in the firm in 2006. As well as being an established lawyer in the area, dealing with some extremely high profile cases, she also is predominantly responsible for the smooth management of the firm.

mcleaver@oslers.co.uk

Guy Holland

Duty Solicitor and Higher Rights Advocate

Serious Crime, Magistrates Court and Police Station attendance

Joined 2008
Admitted 1997

For a number of years, Guy practiced as a barrister in Hong Kong specialising in Criminal Law. He now practices as a Solicitor Advocate, particularly enjoying trial advocacy in the Magistratesí Court.

gholland@oslers.co.uk

Jacqui Baldwin

Jacqui Baldwin

Duty Solicitor

Serious Crime, Magistrates Court, Youth Court and Police Station attendance

Joined 2011
Admitted 1998

Jacqui has established herself as one of Cambridge's most committed and respected lawyers. She is renowned for her client care skills, preparing to go the extra mile to obtain the best possible result.

jbaldwin@oslers.co.uk

Emma Hawksford

Emma heads up the Cambridge office secretarial unit ensuring the administrative side of things run smoothly.

Melanie Benn

Melanie Benn

Melanie is a well respected senior solicitor who has worked in Cambridge since 1998 and joined this firm in 2017. She is a Solicitor-Advocate with over 10 years experience in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal but still enjoys attending the Magistrates Court and police station.

Our Stowmarket Team

Claire Lockwood

Claire Lockwood

Partner - Duty Solicitor

Magistrates Court, Youth Court and Police Station attendance.

Joined 2000
Admitted 1998

Claire is an enthusiastic and meticulous lawyer with limitless energy. She has been practicing criminal law in Suffolk for nearly 20 years, becoming a Partner in 2006. She continues to assist clients with a passion and determination that few possess.

mail@oslers.co.uk

James Yardy

James Yardy

Partner - Duty Solicitor

Magistrates Court and Police Station attendance.

Joined 2003
Admitted 2002

James followed his degree with a Masters in Criminal law, joining the firm in 2003. Now a Partner he primarily manages all aspects of our work at the Police Station as well as representing clients at the Magistrates' Court.

mail@oslers.co.uk

Jeremy Kendall

Jeremy Kendall

Duty Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate

Magistrates Court and Police Station attendance.

Joined 2001
Admitted 1993

Jeremy joined the firm in 2001, left briefly to travel in 2004 and returned in 2005. A dependable and committed defence solicitor Jeremy is a combative advocate who enjoys the adversarial environment of the trial court.

mail@oslers.co.uk

Lyndon Davies

Lyndon Davies

Duty Solicitor

Magistrates Court, Youth Court and Police Station attendances

Joined 2005
Admitted 2007

Lyndon joined the firm as a trainee in 2005 and has established himself as a strong and persuasive lawyer with a practical approach that secures excellent results for those he represents. He has exceptional client care skills and also manages our Crown Court department.

Vicky Leighton

Vicky Leighton

Vicky is an Associate of the Institute of Legal Executives, an Accredited Police Station Representative and our Crown Court Clerk. On meeting Vicky, clients are left in no doubt that she is interested in them, their case and securing for them the best results possible. A very capable interface between the client and their barrister Vicky manages her cases with aplomb.

Lisa Robinson

Lisa Robinson

Solicitor

Chartered Legal Executive

Lisa has been a committed member of the Oslers' team since 2003, joining the firm from school and is now a fully qualified Solicitor. She is the spearhead of our Wills and Probate department and prides herself on her client care skills and attention to detail.

Tim Colbran

Tim Colbran

Tim has been working part-time with Oslers since February 2017 and has now successfully completed his Legal Practice Course. He is delighted to be staying on with Oslers as a trainee solicitor and will be a regular attendee at police stations.

Bridget Holden

Bridget Holden

The administrative heart of the Stowmarket office, she is a superb secretary who will seek to help our client's as efficiently as she assists us.

Lauren Lowings

Lauren Lowings

Lauren is the latest addition to our secretarial/admin department.  She has commenced an apprenticeship in Business and Administration having recently completed her A Levels.

Elle Forman

Elle Forman

Elle works part time in our secretarial department, gaining experience before her pupillage at Chambers commences in 2018. She has recently passed her Bar Professional Training course.

Barrie Johnston

Barrie Johnston

Book Keeper

Managing the books for both the Cambridge and Stowmarket offices

With an eye for the small print, Barrie is perfectly suited to managing our accounts.

Our Child Care Department

Ray Pritchard

Ray Pritchard

With a wealth of experience that spans 40 years, Ray is a very highly regarded Family and Child Care Lawyer. Joining us from Silver Fitzgerald in February 2017, he has an excellent reputation as an advocate in the Courts of East Anglia, he puts emphasis on the thorough preparation of cases and prides himself with the care he offers clients.

Stephanie Halford

Stephanie Halford

Stephanie specialises in Child Care law and we are lucky to have her at Oslers, previously working at Silver Fitsgerald. She is an enthusiastic, committed and approachable solicitor, qualifying in 1999 and has been a member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel since 2005. Conducting her own advocacy wherever possible, she handles cases over a wide geographical area throughout East Anglia.

Tracey Peachey

Tracey Peachey

Another valuable acquisition from Silver Fitzgerald, Tracey is a personal assistant in the Child Care Department and has over 20 years experience within this field.

Laura Fairey

Laura Fairey

Laura is a dedicated paralegal with a meticulous approach to case preparation. Working in the Child Care arena for over 17 years, previously with Silver Fitzgerald, she is able to assist clients in stressful situations with her calm and confident manner.

Jacki Dixon

Jacki Dixon

Jacki is one of the original team from Silver Fitzgerald, joining Oslers in February 2017. She is a qualified costs lawyer and responsible for costing and preparing bills within the firm.