Meet The Team

Our Family Team

Mary Cleaver

Mary Cleaver

Partner - Higher Courts Advocate

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. Mary represents those who are in dispute over the arrangements for their children; where and with whom children should live and when and how frequently they should be seeing their other parent, for example. At the heart of this work is finding the best solution for the children who are stuck in the middle and Mary works hard with her clients to achieve an outcome that keeps the children at the front and centre of any agreement or court order. Mary can assist in obtaining protective injunctions and can represent those who need protection from domestic abuse or those who find themselves needing to respond to another’s application for a non-molestation order.

Jacqui Baldwin

Jacqui Baldwin

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.

Alma Kirkman

Alma Kirkman

Alma has been in the legal profession for 25 years and qualified as a solicitor in 2000. She specialises in all areas of family work including divorces and dissolutions; cohabitation issues; family finances and child arrangements; separation and cohabitation agreements and change of name deeds. She is a member of Resolution and her approach is one of co-operation and conciliation.

Jennifer Denham

Jennifer qualified as a solicitor in 2002. She specialises in family law including divorce, separation, financial settlements and child arrangement matters. She is an approachable lawyer who encourages a non-confrontational approach.

Charlotte Melia

Charlotte is an integral part of our family law team as a paralegal helping our family law department manage their cases effectively, and smoothly. Serious yet kind, Charlotte makes sure all of our clients are looked after and informed. Charlotte is now studying for a qualification with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Aysha Zaman

Aysha is a Trainee Solicitor who is set to qualify in October 2023. Aysha has a real passion for family law. She has experience in divorce, finances as well as child law and public law proceedings. Aysha’s approach is finding the right option for clients, whilst reducing conflict.

Fabiola Cioffo

Fabia is a Trainee Solicitor who is set to qualify in November 2023. Fabia strives to get the best outcome for her clients and has real dedication when it comes to family law. She has experience in public law proceedings as well as divorce and private children law.

Our Child Care Department

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.

Our Crime Team

Claire Lockwood

Partner - Duty Solicitor

Magistrates Court, Youth Court and Police Station Attendence

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.

James Yardy

Partner - Duty Solicitor

Magistrates Court and Police Station attendance.

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.

Jeremy Kendall

Duty Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate

Magistrates Court and Police Station attendance.

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.

Lyndon Davies

Duty Solicitor

Magistrates Court, Youth Court and Police Station attendances

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.

Abbie Moore

Abbie joined the firm in September 2019 having gained a Law Degree and has since completed the Legal Practice Course. She now works in our Criminal Department as a Solicitor.

Julian Hopley

Julian is an experienced criminal defence solicitor and has had a presence in Huntingdon for most of his career.  Has a substantial own client following as a result, and is known for his quick analysis of a case and first-rate court skills.

Christina Metcalfe

Christina has a case list of serious crime matters and has meticulous attention to detail.  Her clients can trust that their files are very carefully managed and the issues considered most thoroughly.  Christina has a solid academic background and will always present a strong defence argument.

Barbara Placido

Barbara is a Bi-Lingual lawyer, speaking both Italian and English.  Barbara offers her clients excellent client care and is a very capable advocate.  Barbara is known for her friendly and approachable manner and is everyone’s favourite colleague.

Our Cambridge Team

Emma Hawksford

Emma supports the Cambridge Solicitors by ensuring the administrative side of things run smoothly.

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.

Grace Pett

Grace is a vital part of our Criminal law team and a valuable member of our support staff, she is likely to be the friendly voice you hear when you give us a call. 

Ida Belardo

Having done her undergraduate law degree and is now working on her Master in Law, Ida is a valuable member of our family law team assisting the solicitors in their work. 

Our Stowmarket Team

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.

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.