For over four decades, our client’s journey and well-being has been at the centre of everything we do.  This client centred approach has allowed us to grow and to have offices in London, Essex and the Home Counties of Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Our partner-led team is one of the strongest multi-disciplinary in the country. With hundreds of years of collective experience between us, we can deal efficiently with both simple and complex matters. We have the expertise to help you make the right decisions for you, your family or your business.

Whether you are a private or corporate client, whether you need help with a simple or a complex matter, we can help you wherever you are in the UK.

Franklins Solicitors

JULIA KENT

Solicitor; Residential Conveyancing.

Julia is a highly experienced and trusted conveyancing solicitor formerly of Franklins, a practice of which she was a founding partner in 1983. She became a consultant with Hunter’s Solicitors LLP in 2022, when Hunter’s acquired the Franklins practice. She has wide conveyancing knowledge, which includes knowledge of statutory residential lease extensions. Clients, many of whom are long-standing, appreciate her practical and sensible approach.

HELEN FOREMAN

Solicitor: Private Client, Wills, Probate, LPAs.

Helen has worked at Franklins for many years. She was the partner responsible for Franklins’ Private Client (Wills & Probate) department prior to the amalgamation with Hunters Solicitors LLP in 2022. She is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners).

JOHN CUNLIFFE

Solicitor; Commercial.

John joined the ranks of Franklins in 1978 as a partner, soon becoming the Senior Partner. After more than three decades of dedicated service, he retired from the firm in 2014 to become a full-time consultant specializing in commercial law. During his tenure, John has provided invaluable counsel to numerous major corporations in a wide range of sizable property law matters. His expertise has been sought after for over 30 years. 

SHARLEEN MCLERNAN

Paralegal: Private Client, Wills, Probate, LPAs.

Since 1996, Sharleen has been an invaluable member of the Franklins team. She joined as a legal secretary in the civil litigation and family law department but has since achieved paralegal qualifications and taken on increasingly greater responsibility.  She was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals in 2015 and is registered as a Tier 4 professional paralegal. Sharleen takes great pride in her work and has earned the trust and respect of her clients through her dedication, hard work, and genuine care for their wellbeing.

CHRIS BURGESS

Paralegal ACILEx: Wills, Probate, LPAs.

Chris is a paralegal member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. He joined the Franklins team in 2021, having previously worked with another well-respected Oxfordshire firm. Chris has continuously worked in the private client (wills & probate) sector and has over five years of invaluable experience in this area. Committed to professional development, Chris is currently studying to achieve Fellowship of the InstituteChris’s responsibilities at Franklins include the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and the administration of estates. He is an invaluable asset to the team, equipped with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field.

DOREEN DE PAY

Paralegal, Conveyancer.

Doreen is a highly respected Property Lawyer who has earned our admiration for her outstanding work. She has a wealth of experience in the field and has consistently demonstrated exemplary results for her clients. Doreen is passionate about helping people to realize their dream of homeownership, and her commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and dedication to her work are unparalleled. She is an invaluable asset at Franklins and her commitment to the field of conveyancing is an inspiration to us all

DAWN EALEY

Paralegal Secretary; Residential Conveyancing.

Dawn is a highly experienced and qualified paralegal who has been working closely with Julia Kent in the property department since 2004. She obtained her qualification as a paralegal in 2016 and is dedicated to her continued professional development.  Her commitment to providing the highest level of service to clients is exemplary

LINDA BUNNING

Paralegal Secretary: Wills, Probate, LPAs.

Linda has been a valued member of Franklins since 2007, working closely with Helen Foreman. In 2015, she was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals, having successfully completed the necessary assessments and qualifications. She has remained dedicated to her ongoing professional development, continuously participating in Institute-mandated training activities.

JACKIE MINTER

Legal Secretary to John Cunliffe.

Coming from an estate agency background Jackie began her career at Franklins in 1988, working in the residential conveyancing department under Jenna Bishop. After gaining invaluable experience in this field, Jackie moved to the Wills and Probate department where she worked with Kate Ashton and Dorothy Flood. In 1990, Jackie was promoted to work with John Cunliffe with trusts and offshore assets where she continues to work to this day. Throughout her career, Jackie has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, is well respected by our clients and is a crucial team member for us at the firm. Her commitment to service and her attention to detail have proven to be a valued asset to her clients.

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GILES DODDS

Client Relations Manager.

PAULO COLL

Marketing and Community Relationships Manager.

Accounts

JEFF HAZELGROVE

Head of Finance and Operations.

JANETTE WEBSTER

Accounts; Head Legal Cashier.

EGLE BRADUNAITE

Accounts Assistant.

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