Our Lawyers

Each of our lawyers has substantial experience to give the best advice in their fields

Paul Waring – Solicitor & Senior Partner

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 Areas of expertise
 Family law
 Career history:

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1989 having trained at White & Bowker (now Blake Morgan). In 2000 he became an  equity partner in a medium sized city centre practice and was elected their managing partner in 2004 before founding  The Waring Partnership LLP in 2010

Paul has a wealth of expertise  and experience in different areas of law and senior managerial experience to bring to the firm.

Andrea Waring – Solicitor & Partner

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 Areas of expertise

 Residential and commercial property
 Advice to small and medium sized businesses
 Partnership agreements
 Career history:

Andrea qualified in 1998 and was made an equity partner a medium sized practice in 2004. In her sixteen years as a specialist property solicitor Andrea has built up a substantial following through her open and approachable manner and commitment to client care. Her client-base now extends throughout the region and Andrea has a substantial following in London. In 2012 Andrea won the prestigious Southampton Venus Awards Business Mother of the Year.

Matthew Knight – Solicitor & Notary Public

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 Areas of expertise

 Wills- probate- lasting powers of attorney- trusts
Career history:

An Oxford University graduate Matthew qualified at Paris Smith in 1998 where he then specialised as a solicitor in  Private Client work. Born raised and living in the Waterside Southampton Matthew has deep seated roots in the area  and is well known for the excellence of his work. Matthew is also a Notary Public.

Matthew won the outstanding qualified practitioner student of the year award at the STEP Excellence Awards  2014 . Matthew won the STEP President’s prize – England & Wales –  for his thesis on Private International Law.

David Green – Senior Family Executive

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 Areas of expertise

 Family law
Career history:

David has been an Associate of the Institute of Legal Executives since 1970. David has substantial experience in all  aspects of family law including civil partnerships and same-sex relationships, co-habitation, divorce, and disputes  over children, property and finances. David specialises particularly in sorting out the finances on divorce.

David is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors’ Family Law Association).

 Katie Johnson –  Solicitor

Areas of expertise

 Property Law
 Career history:

A Bournemouth university graduate Katie qualified with a high street firm in 2009 initially specialising in family and children law.  She subsequently spent 6 years working in the public sector before joining the Waring Partnership in September 2016.   Katie now specialises in property work and is based at our Totton Office.

 

Jesamine Somerville – Trainee Solicitor

Career history:

Jesamine graduated in 2010 and subsequently passed the LPC with a Distinction from the University of Law, London in 2016. Jesamine has previously worked in a variety of legal practices ranging from a mid-sized London City firm to a multi-office regional firm in Dorset. Jesamine is presently training in Private Client, Property and Family Law matters, and has previous practical experience in Court of Protection work.