LDJ Solicitors


Samantha Chater, Solicitor

Samantha Chater

Member of The Children Panel and Resolution


Head of The Family Department

Office: Nuneaton

Email: sam.chater@ldjsolicitors.co.uk

Having qualified as a solicitor in October 1996, Sam has continued to specialise in matrimonial and family law, advising and assisting clients in divorce, financial proceedings leading on from divorce, Children Act proceedings, cohabitee disputes, injunction work and care proceedings representing children and parents. Sam is a member of The Law Society Children Panel and is recognised as an accredited specialist in Family Law by the Resolution organisation.

Amy Chadaway, Solicitor

Amy Chadaway

Office: Nuneaton

Email: amy.chadaway@ldjsolicitors.co.uk

Amy joined the firm in August 2007 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as an Assistant Solicitor in 2009, as part of the Dispute Resolution Department. Amy specialises in employment, personal injury, contracts and commercial disputes, as well as housing matters, appearing regularly as Duty Solicitor in the Nuneaton County Courts assisting people facing the threat of homelessness.

Lorna Watts, Solicitor

Lorna Watts

STEP Accredited

Office: Nuneaton

Email: lorna.watts@ldjsolicitors.co.uk

Lorna is based at our Nuneaton office and specialises in the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney; Grant of Probate applications and the Administration of Estates; the Creation and Administration of Trusts; Inheritance Tax Planning and advising upon issues affecting the elderly including the Protection of Family Assets. She also has extensive experience advising individuals who have received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or Dementia and their families upon legal issues arising from their condition including Protecting Assets, Power of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a Deputy.

Lorna Graduated from Aberystwyth University in 1993 and undertook her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester. She qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 and is a full professional of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners.

Sue Pendleton, Solicitor

Sue Pendleton

Office: Hinckley

Email: sue.pendleton@ldjsolicitors.co.uk

Sue is a property specialist having qualified as a solicitor in 2001. Sue joined the firm's Residential and Commercial Property Department after successful spells at a large Legal 200 firm in Nottingham and prior to that a medium sized West Midlands law firm in Birmingham. Sue has a vast amount of experience ranging from residential house sales and purchases through to multi-million pound investment properties in central London.

Sue is able to provide clients with expert legal advice on buying and selling their home, probate sales, remortgages, transfers of equity, auction sales and purchases, equity releases, commercial property and much more.

Alvia Malik, Solicitor

Alvia Malik

Office: Nuneaton

Email: alvia.malik@ldjsolicitors.co.uk

Alvia has been working in the legal sector as a specialist caseworker for over 10 years. She recently qualified as a Solicitor in 2015 after completing her training contract with a Legal 500 firm based in Leicester and specializes in all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, child issues, domestic violence and financial and property matters arising on the breakdown of relationships

Alvia has experience in representing parents and grandparents within public law proceedings including applications for Care, Supervision, Emergency Protection and Special Guardianship Orders. She has also assisted Client at Child Protection Conference and PLO meetings. Alvia also has experience in dealing with emergency Applications for Orders under the Family Law Act to include Non-molestation and Occupation Orders. She has also assisted clients with Applications for Child Arrangements Orders both as Applicants and Respondents.

Alvia is also fluent in verbal Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu languages.

Jason King, Solicitor

Jason King

Office: Nuneaton

Email: jason.king@ldjsolicitors.co.uk

Jason qualified as a Solicitor in April 2017 after completing his training contract with the firm. Prior to this he completed his law degree at Nottingham Trent University achieving a 2:1 before completing the challenging Legal Practising Course at Nottingham Law School. Jason then worked as a paralegal in law firms in Lincoln and Derby before relocating to Nuneaton.

Jason is part of the Commercial Property and Services Team specialising in commercial property related matters.

Natasha Abel, Solicitor

Natasha Abel

Member of The Family Law Panel & Resolution

Office: Nuneaton

Email: natasha.abel@ldjsolicitors.co.uk

Natasha qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and is a member of the Family Law Panel and Resolution specialising in divorce and the division of finances upon divorce including pensions. 

Natasha also advises clients in relation to private children act matters such as disputes over parental responsibility, co habitation matters, separation agreements, post nuptial agreements and court proceedings.

In addition to the above, Natasha is a qualified Criminal Duty Solicitor and a Police Station Representative.