MEET OUR TEAM

Let us introduce the Hunton & Garget team…

Lisa Potts

Lisa Potts

Managing Partner

Lisa is a qualified solicitor and the Managing Partner of the firm. She specialises in all aspects of Property and Agricultural law with over 15 years experience, but she also advises clients in private client work such as wills, trusts and lasting powers of attorney. Lisa is an accredited civil and commercial mediator and enjoys helping people to resolve disputes.

In her spare time Lisa likes to explore new parts of the Country with her family. She is also part of the local ladies darts teams and is an avid boardgame geek.

Claire Richardson

Claire Richardson

Partner

The Wills and Probate Department is headed by Claire Richardson who after commencing her part time law degree at Northumbria University in September 2000 went on to complete the Legal Practice Course in 2005. Claire qualified as a solicitor in November 2007 having undergone her training contract at a firm in County Durham. Claire deals with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters and Administration of Estates. In her spare time, she likes to do gardening, cooking, walking and spending time with her family.

Katy Thackray

Katy Thackray

Paralegal and Apprentice Solicitor

Alongside her role within the conveyancing department Katy has completed her Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship and is now extending her training to become a fully qualified solicitor. Katy loves to spend her weekends exploring the beautiful countryside we are so lucky to have on our doorstep!

Karisha Francis

Karisha Francis

Legal Assistant

Having recently graduated with a law degree from Salford University Karisha joined our team with a wealth of conveyancing experience.  With previous roles also in healthcare, mainly focusing on mental health, Karisha possesses a unique blend of skills and empathy.

During her free time you will find Karisha reading or listening to music or indulging her passion for exploring diverse cultures through travel, both abroad and back in Jamaica with friends and family.

 

Mark O’Grady

Mark O’Grady

Legal Assistant

Mark grew up in Richmond and graduated from Newcastle University. Following graduation, Mark began working for Hunton & Garget in 1996 and has been a valued member of staff ever since. In his spare time, he enjoys watching horse racing and playing golf.

Lucy Evans

Lucy Evans

Legal Assistant

Lucy started working for a firm of solicitors in Bishop Auckland in 1990 and has always worked in the Probate and Will department.  Her role is assisting Claire within the department. Lucy has now been with the firm for nearly six years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and having days out with her family.

Laura Carter

Laura Carter

Legal Secretary

Originally from Horwich, Bolton Laura has lived all over the country as a Military Wife before finally settling in Catterick.  Laura started her career as a Legal Secretary over 17 years ago and has been with Hunton & Garget for three years and currently assists the Conveyancing team.

Fiona Rudland

Fiona Rudland

Legal Secretary

Fiona joined the firm in 2007 having previously worked in law firms as a legal secretary since leaving college and has extensive experience across conveyancing, and wills and probate. 

Fiona lives in Richmond and in her spare time enjoys gardening, walking and going on motor homing adventures and plans to do Scotland’s North Coast 500 (which is a road trip around the north of Scotland)

Carole Sanderson

Carole Sanderson

Legal Secretary

Carole joined Hunton & Garget in 1976 as office junior straight from school.  Having worked in most departments including private clients, family and conveyancing she has seen many changes in the legal profession over the years!  Born in West Yorkshire but moving to Richmond in 1961 Carole wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!

Vikki Breslin

Vikki Breslin

Legal Secretary

Vikki moved to Richmond in 2003 where she started her career in Residential Sales. Now, with 20 years experience in the conveyancing sector Vikki joined the firm last year assisting the Conveyancing Team and also covering reception in the Richmond branch.

Out of work Vikki spends as much time as she can with her grandchildren and loves walking and enjoying the beautiful countryside with her dog Gizmo.  She also loves to travel and enjoys socialising with her friends.

Joanne Chadwick

Joanne Chadwick

Legal Secretary

Jo has lived in the Richmond area most of her life and even attended Richmond high School.

Having worked for local estate agents over the last 15 years Jo possesses a wealth of knowledge in the Conveyancing sector.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family gardening, beekeeping, DIY and walks by the river with her Yorkshire Terrier, Missy.

Jodie Harper

Jodie Harper

PA to Lisa Potts

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