Meet the Team

Our Law Experts

Latham Parry

Latham Parry

Managing Partner

Latham has over a decade of experience in employment law, qualifying in 2004 and joining Watsons as partner in 2015

Latham specialises in Employment Law, acting both for employers and employees across contentious and non-contentious matters.

Latham regular provides representation at Tribunals, County Court and High Court as well as working with employers to provide a holistic approach to employment law considerations. Latham is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Catrin Parry

Catrin Parry

Partner and Head of the Family Department

Catrin obtained an BSc. Econ. Honours Degree from Cardiff University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1990. She joined Watsons in 2007 and became a Partner in 2008.

Catrin specialises in Local Authority Children Care Work acting for Guardians, parents, grandparents and children. She also handles all other aspects of Family Law, including Matrimonial property disputes. She is a Member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and Resolution.

Daniel Hudson

Partner and member of the Family Department

Danny has obtained an LLB Honours Degree from Nottingham Trent University. He trained at Watsons and qualified as a Solicitor in 2004. He was made a Partner in 2008.

Danny specialises in all types of Family law work, including Divorce, Matrimonial Property and Maintenance and all aspects relating to Children’s Welfare and Domestic Violence. He is a Member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and shares the role of Marketing Partner with Steve Martin.

Alexandra Mitchell

Alexandra Mitchell

Partner and member of the Probate Department

Alex has an LLB Honours Degree in Law from University of Liverpool.

She qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and joined Watsons in 2007 and became a partner in 2013.

Alex specialises in Probate, Wills, Trusts and all aspects of private client work, having a particular interest in Advising the Elderly.

She is a member of the Law Society Solicitor Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Group.

Chris Illingworth

Partner and member of the Conveyancing Department

Chris obtained an LLB Honours degree from Northampton University. He qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and joined Watsons Solicitors in 2020.

Chris specialises in all manner of residential property work including sales, purchases, remortgages and transfer of equity.  He also has a wealth of experience in acting in new build properties, both for buyers and for builders.

The approach that Chris takes is that all parties to a conveyancing transaction should seek to work collaboratively to ensure that the mutual aims of buyers, sellers and other property professionals can be met in a timely and cost effective manner.

Kerry Baird

Kerry Baird

Solicitor and member of the Commercial Property Department

Kerry obtained her LLB Honours degree from Manchester Metropolitan University with a distinction in the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and qualified in January 2012, she joined Watsons in 2014.

Specialising in all aspects of Commercial Property she is approachable and happy to advise businesses large or small with their legal matters.  From sale and purchase of commercial property by individuals or limited companies, to advice on a new lease, lease renewal or lease assignment.  Kerry also has experience with all aspects of residential conveyancing.  

Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Solicitor and member of the Property Department

Steve is a member of Watsons Solicitors’ Property and Conveyancing  Department. 

Steve is a Solicitor with over 25 years’ experience in Property Law dealing with all types of conveyancing, both residential and commercial. Steve acts for residential owners moving home, property developers, and buy to let investors.

Steve prides himself in trying to make the conveyancing process as smooth as possible, and focuses on client care. This approach results in instructions from local Estate Agents, Lenders, and Mortgage Brokers, and he also has many repeat clients.

Gill Lacie

Gill Lacey

Solicitor and member of the Family Department

Gill joined Watsons in 2018 having practised as a family law solicitor for over 25 years.

She joins our family team with a wealth of knowledge in all areas dealing with matrimonial finance, child arrangements, injunctions and care proceedings.

Gill’s experience allows her to represent clients in both the Magistrates’ and County Courts. She is a member of the Law Society Family Law panel, a Resolution accredited specialist, and qualified Collaborative lawyer. A recognised expert in her field Gill considers that she tries to find a pragmatic and constructive approach to find a resolution suitable for the client’s needs.

Sophia Liu Solicitor

Sophia Liu

Solicitor and member of the Employment Law Department

Sophia obtained an undergraduate degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. She went onto complete the Legal Practice Course with a distinction in 2015 and qualified as a Solicitor in October 2021.

Sophia specialises in all aspects of Employment Law, in both contentious and non-contentious matters including day-to-day employment issues such as redundancies, TUPE, long term absences, grievances and disciplinary’s. Sophia also has experience in drafting and negotiating settlement agreements and conducting Employment Tribunal litigation."

Kristel Clarke

Solicitor and member of the Probate Department

Kristel obtained her LLP Honours Law Degree from University of Liverpool. She qualified as a Solicitor in April 2013. 

Kristel specialises in all aspects of Private Client including Wills, Trusts, Probate, Administration of Estates, Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection.

Kristel is appointed by the Court of Protection as a Deputy in relation to Property and Financial Affairs.  She is also an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.                 

Lauren Soutar Solicitor

Lauren Soutar

Solicitor and member of the Family Department

Lauren obtained her LLB Honours degree in Law & Business at the University of Liverpool, qualifying as a solicitor in 2017. Since qualification Lauren has developed a growing specialism in family law.

Lauren joins our family team specialising in care proceedings, private law proceedings and domestic abuse. Representing parents, grandparents and wide family members. Lauren aims to provide pragmatic, professional and sensitive advice and has vast experience in dealing with complex cases. She has experience in dealing with vulnerable clients and those facing serious allegations of abuse.

Lauren is a member of resolution and hopes to acquire the Law Society’s Children Law accreditation in due course.

Hannah Dale Solicitor

Hannah Dale

Trainee Solicitor

Hannah studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Chester, which she completed in 2017, before undertaking an LPC in 2019 with the University of Law.

She joined Watsons Solicitors in April 2020 as a paralegal in the Probate department, having worked for two years as a legal assistant at another firm in Warrington, following graduation.

Hannah took up her trainee contract with the firm in July 2021. Once qualified, she intends to continue to specialise in wills and probate alongside other aspects of private client work.

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Watsons Solicitors is a trading name of Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales registered number OC386012 whose registered office is 13 Bold Street, Warrington, WA1 1DJ.

Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 598547.

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