Head of the Probate Department
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.
Member of The Family Law Panel & Resolution
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.
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.
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 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.
Arti qualified as a Solicitor in October 2018 after completing her training contract with the firm and has now joined the Private Client team specialising in Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts.
Dharmesh is a property specialist who has a vast amount of experience who has dealt with a wide range of property related matters from residential house sales and purchases through to commercial sales and leases. Dharmesh is able to provide clients with expert legal advice on buying and selling their home, re-mortgages, transfer of equality, auction sales and purchases, equity release, commercial property and much more.
After qualifying as a Solicitor in 1996, Dharmesh worked at a couple of well-established law firms in Leicester before setting up his own practice called Tannas Solicitors in the same location. After 11 successful years as a Sole Practitioner, Dharmesh moved to a small firm to head up their Residential Property team before joining LDJ in November 2018.