Meet the Team

 

Our highly qualified team are all experts, each with their specialism and support team, and all looking forward to supporting you with friendly, professional advice.

Gerald Thorne

Gerald Thorne

Solicitor, Child Care Team

About Gerald

Having practised in Family Law for over 25 years his areas of expertise include:

  • Disputes involving children (Residence, Contact, Grandparents rights)
  • Domestic violence
  • Disputes between Families and Social Services

Gerald’s expertise is helping families where their children have been removed by Social Services and taken into Care. Gerald has also spent many years assisting the victims of Domestic Violence.

Gerald is a Member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and is an Executive Member of the Black Country Domestic Violence Forum.

He is a keen cyclist and enjoys dog walking and socialising with family and friends.

Alison Westwood

Alison Westwood

Director & Solicitor, Head of Private Client Team

About Alison

After qualifying in 1995, Alison joined Thornes in 2005. As a member of the Private Client Department she assists clients with:

  • Wills and Probate
  • Court of Protection and Inheritance Claims
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

Having a background in litigation and having worked in the Family Department for some years, Alison combines her people skills and litigation expertise to bring a sensible approach to a sensitive area of law. 

Alison is the SFE accredited member at Thornes and was President of Wolverhampton Law Society 2016-2017. She currently serves as a Director on the board of a women’s charity.

In her spare time, she is a keen tennis player and enjoys singing with a local choir. 

Ben Thorne

Ben Thorne

Director & Solicitor, Head of Family Team

About Ben

Following qualification at the Birmingham College of Law, Ben completed his training contract with the firm before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2011.  

Ben specialises in Private and Public Law Children Proceedings including family disputes over Children arrangements and matters involving Child Protection and Children’s Services.

He is also a member of Children’s Panel approved by Law Society to represent Children and has lectured at Wolverhampton and Birmingham Universities on the Family Law Legal Practice Course. 

In his spare time Ben  enjoys spending time with his young family, running, fitness and has a season ticket to watch Wolves.

Tracy Davis

Tracy Davis

Director of Thornes, Head of Client Services and Property Team

About Tracy

Director of Thornes, Head of Client Services and Head of the Property Team
Tracy is a solicitor who qualified in 1998 and has  experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing. She is also Law Society and CQS accredited.
Tracy has been a Director of Thornes since 1999 and previously specialised in Family Law but in later years has diversified to head the thriving Property Team.
She is a previous President of the Wolverhampton Law Society and now the Honorary Secretary for that Society. She is also Vice Chair of Governors at a local school and also Co-Chair of a local Forum for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Away from work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cricket, travel, walking, yoga and attending live music events.  She is also a proud Wolves fan.

Lisa Ridge

Lisa Ridge

Director & Legal Executive, Matrimonial Team

About Lisa

Lisa is an experienced Legal Executive and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives specialising in matrimonial and family matters.  Lisa’s impressive career background over the last 20 years has taken her to firms both in Birmingham and here in Wolverhampton.  She joined the Thornes Family Team in August, 2017 where she works with our clients going through divorce.  Lisa’s background includes experience gained in all areas of Family Law including:

  • Matrimonial and Finance Matters
  • Children
  • Domestic violence issues

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys going to the gym, travel and photography as well as spending time with her family.

Amy Lawton

Amy Lawton

Director & Solicitor, Property Team

About Amy

Amy gained LLB Law 2:1 degree at the University of Sheffield.  She went on to study for a Masters in Legal Practice (BPP Law School Leeds) and gained a Distinction.

With nine  years in law, six years qualified as a solicitor, her specialisms are residential sales, purchases, leasehold, right to buy, re-mortgages, and transfers of equity.

Amy is Law Society and CQS accredited. 

In her personal time she enjoys spending time with her young family and is  keen on walking and keeping fit.

Paige Bowyer

Paige Bowyer

Solicitor, Family Team

About Paige

Following graduation at the University of Birmingham and Wolverhampton University, Paige joined Thornes as a Paralegal in July 2018. Paige has an interest in Family matters and working closely with clients experiencing relationship breakdown and all the challenges couples face as result. Paige started the final stage of her formal training in June 2019.

Outside work Paige enjoys spending time with her friends and family, swimming and travel. She is also keenly involved at her local cricket club and enjoys both playing and spectating.

Paula Timmins

Paula Timmins

Business Manager

About Paula

Paula joined Thornes in the role of Business Manager in June 2014 having spent 30 years in HR and Business Management roles within private, public and 3rd sector organisations including running her own management consultancy for eight years.

Paula is responsible for the daily operation of the practice, marketing and employee relations. 

Outside of work Paula enjoys her family and their Beagle, walking, supporting her local community and is a Director of a local preparatory school, provides student mentoring at a local senior school and is an active fundraiser at Wolverhampton Cricket Club and her local church.

Sue Williams

Sue Williams

Legal Executive, Family Team

About Sue

Sue has worked in Family Law since 2011 and is an experienced Family Executive with specialisms in both Public and Private Law Children’s proceedings, including disputes over children arrangements and matters involving Child Protection and Children’s Services.

Outside work Sue enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, reading and crafts as time allows.

Harinder Kaur

Harinder Kaur

Solicitor, Private Client Team

About Harinder

Harinder is a qualified solicitor and joined Thornes in September 2020. She has experience in Criminal, Matrimonial and Private Client work.  Harinder particularly enjoys working as part of our Wills and Probate Team drafting wills to include care fee and tax planning and preparation and registration of Powers of Attorney work she thoroughly enjoys.

Harinder is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu. 

Outside of the office, Harinder is a member of the Parents Friends and Teachers Association at her local school and volunteers her time to help with all school events and gatherings. Harinder enjoys football, keeping fit, walking, travelling and spending time with her family

Simran Shoker

Simran Shoker

Trainee Solicitor, Property Team

About Simran

Simran attended Keele University where she gained a 2:1 in Bachelor of Laws (LLB).  Following graduation Simran went on to study for a master’s in legal Practice (LPC).

She has a very keen professional interest in residential and commercial conveyancing and is currently focusing on working with clients involved with the new ‘Help to Own’ scheme in Wolverhampton

 

In her free time, Simran enjoys spending time with her family and friends, keeping fit and travel.

Julie Buckingham-Moseley

Julie Buckingham-Moseley

Solicitor, Matrimonial Team

About Julie

Julie qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1995 and went on to obtain a Law Degree with honours at Wolverhampton University qualifying as a Solicitor in 2001.  Julie has practised in all areas of civil litigation and for the last 13 years has specialised in family law mainly divorce and finances.

 Julie enjoys days out with family members; meeting up with friends and going to live music events

Amandeep Siddoo

Amandeep Siddoo

Associate Solicitor, Property Team

About Amandeep

Amandeep qualified as a solicitor in 2004 with a high street firm in Wellington, Shropshire. Amandeep worked predominately in Shropshire and the West Midlands in conveyancing. Amandeep has built a good working relationship with local estate agents and mortgage brokers. Amandeep joined Thornes in 2022 and is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.

 Outside of work, Amandeep enjoys time with her young family and loves a good Netflix series

Wendy Pullar

Wendy Pullar

Licenced Conveyancer, Property Team

About Wendy

Wendy qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2004 and has experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing.  She joined Thornes as a Consultant in 2022. 

In her spare time Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, walking and reading.

Gerald Thorne

Gerald Thorne

Solicitor, Child Care Team

Alison Westwood

Alison Westwood

Director & Solicitor, Head of Private Client Team

Ben Thorne

Ben Thorne

Director & Solicitor, Head of Family Team

Tracy Davis

Tracy Davis

Director & Solicitor, Head of Client Services and Property Team

About Gerald

Having practised in Family Law for over 25 years his areas of expertise include:

  • Disputes involving children (Residence, Contact, Grandparents rights)
  • Domestic violence
  • Disputes between Families and Social Services

Gerald’s expertise is helping families where their children have been removed by Social Services and taken into Care. Gerald has also spent many years assisting the victims of Domestic Violence.

Gerald is a Member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and is an Executive Member of the Black Country Domestic Violence Forum.

He is a keen cyclist and enjoys dog walking and socialising with family and friends.

About Alison

After qualifying in 1995, Alison joined Thornes in 2005. As a member of the Private Client Department she assists clients with:

  • Wills and Probate
  • Court of Protection and Inheritance Claims
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

Having a background in litigation and having worked in the Family Department for some years, Alison combines her people skills and litigation expertise to bring a sensible approach to a sensitive area of law. 

Alison is the SFE accredited member at Thornes and was President of Wolverhampton Law Society 2016-2017. She currently serves as a Director on the board of a women’s charity.

In her spare time, she is a keen tennis player and enjoys singing with a local choir. 

About Ben

Following qualification at the Birmingham College of Law, Ben completed his training contract with the firm before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2011.  

Ben specialises in Private and Public Law Children Proceedings including family disputes over Children arrangements and matters involving Child Protection and Children’s Services.

He is also a member of Children’s Panel approved by Law Society to represent Children and has lectured at Wolverhampton and Birmingham Universities on the Family Law Legal Practice Course. 

In his spare time Ben  enjoys spending time with his young family, running, fitness and has a season ticket to watch Wolves.

About Tracy

Director of Thornes, Head of Client Services and Head of the Property Team
Tracy is a solicitor who qualified in 1998 and has experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing. She is also Law Society and CQS accredited.
Tracy has been a Director of Thornes since 1999 and previously specialised in Family Law but in later years has diversified to head the thriving Property Team.
She is a previous President of the Wolverhampton Law Society and now the Honorary Secretary for that Society. She is also Vice Chair of Governors at a local school and also Co-Chair of a local Forum for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Away from work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cricket, travel, walking, yoga and attending live music events.  She is also a proud Wolves fan.

Lisa Ridge

Lisa Ridge

Director & Legal Executive, Matrimonial Team

Paige Bowyer

Paige Bowyer

Solicitor, Family Team

Julie Buckingham-Moseley

Julie Buckingham-Moseley

Solicitor, Matrimonial Team

Amy Lawton

Amy Lawton

Director & Solicitor, Property Team

About Lisa

Lisa is an experienced Legal Executive and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives specialising in matrimonial and family matters.  Lisa’s impressive career background over the last 20 years has taken her to firms both in Birmingham and here in Wolverhampton.  She joined the Thornes Family Team in August, 2017 where she works with our clients going through divorce.  Lisa’s background includes experience gained in all areas of Family Law including:

  • Matrimonial and Finance Matters
  • Children
  • Domestic violence issues

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys going to the gym, travel and photography as well as spending time with her family.

About Paige

Following graduation at the University of Birmingham and Wolverhampton University, Paige joined Thornes as a Paralegal in July 2018. Paige has an interest in Family matters and working closely with clients experiencing relationship breakdown and all the challenges couples face as result. Paige started the final stage of her formal training in June 2019.

Outside work Paige enjoys spending time with her friends and family, swimming and travel. She is also keenly involved at her local cricket club and enjoys both playing and spectating.

About Julie

 

Julie qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1995 and went on to obtain a Law Degree with honours at Wolverhampton University qualifying as a Solicitor in 2001.  Julie has practised in all areas of civil litigation and for the last 13 years has specialised in family law mainly divorce and finances.

 Julie enjoys days out with family members; meeting up with friends and going to live music events

About Amy

Amy gained LLB Law 2:1 degree at the University of Sheffield.  She went on to study for a Masters in Legal Practice (BPP Law School Leeds) and gained a Distinction.

With nine  years in law, six years qualified as a solicitor, her specialisms are residential sales, purchases, leasehold, right to buy, re-mortgages, and transfers of equity.

Amy is Law Society and CQS accredited. 

In her personal time she enjoys spending time with her young family and is  keen on walking and keeping fit.

Paula Timmins

Paula Timmins

Business Manager

About Paula

Paula joined Thornes in the role of Business Manager in June 2014 having spent 30 years in HR and Business Management roles within private, public and 3rd sector organisations including running her own management consultancy for eight years.

Paula is responsible for the daily operation of the practice, marketing and employee relations.

Outside of work Paula enjoys her family and their Beagle, walking, supporting her local community and is a Director of a local preparatory school, provides student mentoring at a local senior school and is an active fundraiser at Wolverhampton Cricket Club and her local church.

Sue Williams

Sue Williams

Legal Executive, Family Team

About Sue

Sue has worked in Family Law since 2011 and is an experienced Family Executive with specialisms in both Public and Private Law Children’s proceedings, including disputes over children arrangements and matters involving Child Protection and Children’s Services.

Outside work Sue enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, reading and crafts as time allows.

Harinder Kaur

Harinder Kaur

Solicitor, Private Client Team

About Harinder

Harinder is a qualified solicitor and joined Thornes in September 2020. She has experience in Criminal, Matrimonial and Private Client work.  Harinder particularly enjoys working as part of our Wills and Probate Team drafting wills to include care fee and tax planning and preparation and registration of Powers of Attorney work she thoroughly enjoys.

Harinder is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

Outside of the office, Harinder is a member of the Parents Friends and Teachers Association at her local school and volunteers her time to help with all school events and gatherings. Harinder enjoys football, keeping fit, walking, travelling and spending time with her family

Simran Shoker

Simran Shoker

Trainee Solicitor, Property Team

About Simran

Simran attended Keele University where she gained a 2:1 in Bachelor of Laws (LLB).  Following graduation Simran went on to study for a master’s in legal Practice (LPC).

She has a very keen professional interest in residential and commercial conveyancing and is currently focusing on working with clients involved with the new ‘Help to Own’ scheme in Wolverhampton

 In her free time, Simran enjoys spending time with her family and friends, keeping fit and travel.

Amandeep Siddoo

Amandeep Siddoo

Associate Solicitor, Property Team

About Amandeep

Amandeep qualified as a solicitor in 2004 with a high street firm in Wellington, Shropshire. Amandeep worked predominately in Shropshire and the West Midlands in conveyancing. Amandeep has built a good working relationship with local estate agents and mortgage brokers. Amandeep joined Thornes in 2022 and is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.

 Outside of work, Amandeep enjoys time with her young family and loves a good Netflix series

Wendy Pullar

Wendy Pullar

Licenced Conveyancer, Property Team

About Wendy

Wendy qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2004 and has experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing.  She joined Thornes as a Consultant in 2022. 

In her spare time Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, walking and reading.

Gerald Thorne

Gerald Thorne

Solicitor, Child Care Team

About Gerald

Having practised in Family Law for over 25 years his areas of expertise include:

  • Disputes involving children (Residence, Contact, Grandparents rights)
  • Domestic violence
  • Disputes between Families and Social Services

Gerald’s expertise is helping families where their children have been removed by Social Services and taken into Care. Gerald has also spent many years assisting the victims of Domestic Violence.

Gerald is a Member of the Law Society’s Children Paneland is an Executive Member of the Black Country Domestic Violence Forum.

He is a keen cyclist and enjoys dog walking and socialising with family and friends.

Alison Westwood

Alison Westwood

Director & Solicitor, Head of Private Client Team

About Alison

After qualifying in 1995, Alison and joined Thornes in 2005. As a member of the Private Client Department she assists clients with:

  • Wills and Probate
  • Court of Protection and Inheritance Claims
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

Having a background in litigation and having worked in the Family Department for some years, Alison combines her people skills and litigation expertise to bring a sensible approach to a sensitive area of law. 

Alison is the SFE accredited member at Thornes and was President of Wolverhampton Law Society 2016-2017. She currently serves as a Director on the board of a women’s charity.

In her spare time, she is a keen tennis player and enjoys singing with a local choir. 

Ben Thorne

Ben Thorne

Director & Solicitor, Head of Family Team

About Ben
Following qualification at the Birmingham College of Law, Ben completed his training contract with the firm before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2011.  

Ben specialises in Private and Public Law Children Proceedings including family disputes over Children arrangements and matters involving Child Protection and Children’s Services.

He is also a member of Children’s Panel approved by Law Society to represent Children and has lectured at Wolverhampton and Birmingham Universities on the Family Law Legal Practice Court 

In his spare time Ben  enjoy’s spending time with his young family, running, fitness and has a season ticket to watch Wolves.

Tracy Davis

Tracy Davis

Director & Solicitor, Head of Client Services and Property Team

About Tracy
Director of Thornes, Head of Client Services and Head of the Property Team
Tracy is a solicitor who qualified in 1998 and now has over 20 years experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing. She is also Law Society and CQS accredited.
Tracy has been a Director of Thornes since 1999 and previously specialised in Family Law but in later years has diversified to head the thriving Property Team.
She is a previous President of the Wolverhampton Law Society and now the Honorary Secretary for that Society. She is also Vice Chair of Governors at a local school and also Co-Chair of a local Forum for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities. 
Away from work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cricket, travel, walking, yoga and attending live music events.  She is also a proud Wolves fan.
Lisa Ridge

Lisa Ridge

Director & Legal Executive, Matrimonial Team

About Lisa

Lisa is an experienced Legal Executive and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives specialising in matrimonial and family matters.  Lisa’s impressive career background over the last 20 years has taken her to firms both in Birmingham and here in Wolverhampton.  She joined the Thornes Family Team in August, 2017 where she works with our clients going through divorce.  Lisa’s background includes experience gained in all areas of Family Law including:

  • Matrimonial and Finance Matters
  • Children
  • Domestic violence issues

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys going to the gym, travel and photography as well as spending time with her family.

Amy Lawton

Amy Lawton

Director & Solicitor, Property Team

About Amy

Amy gained LLB Law 2:1 degree at the University of Sheffield.  She went on to study for a Masters in Legal Practice (BPP Law School Leeds) and gained a Distinction.

With nine  years in law, six years qualified as a solicitor, her specialisms are residential sales, purchases, leasehold, right to buy, re-mortgages, and transfers of equity.

Amy is Law Society and CQS accredited. 

In her personal time she enjoys spending time with her young family and is  keen on walking and keeping fit.

Paige Bowyer

Paige Bowyer

Solicitor, Family Team

About Paige

Following graduation at the University of Birmingham and Wolverhampton University, Paige joined Thornes as a Paralegal in July 2018. With an interest in Family matters and working closely with clients experiencing relationship breakdown and all the challenges couples face as result, Paige started the final stage of her formal training in June 2019.

Outside work Paige enjoys spending time with her friends and family, swimming and travel. She is also keenly involved at her local cricket club and enjoys both playing and spectating.

Paula Timmins

Paula Timmins

Business Manager

Amandeep Siddoo

Amandeep Siddoo

Associate Solicitor, Property Team

About Amandeep

Amandeep qualified as a solicitor in 2004 with a high street firm in Wellington, Shropshire. Amandeep worked predominately in Shropshire and the West Midlands in conveyancing. Amandeep has built a good working relationship with local estate agents and mortgage brokers. Amandeep joined Thornes in 2022 and is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.

 

Outside of work, Amandeep enjoys time with her young family and loves a good Netflix series

Wendy Pullar

Wendy Pullar

Licenced Conveyancer, Property Team

About Wendy

Wendy qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2004 and has experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing.  She joined Thornes as a Consultant in 2022. 

In her spare time Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, walking and reading.

 

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