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.

Amanda O'Hare

Amanda O'Hare

Partner and Head of the Property Department

Amanda has an LLB Honours Degree in Law with Business from University of Brighton.
She qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 and joined Watsons Solicitors in 2015. Amanda specialises in Residential Conveyancing and strives for excellent client care. She has gained a wealth of experience so far in her career with previously leading a team of conveyancers in her last role.

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.

Michaela Hayes

Michaela Hayes

Solicitor and member of the Conveyancing Department

Michaela graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with an LLB Hons (2.1).
Michaela has previously worked as a Paralegal in a leading national practice before joining Watsons Solicitors as a Trainee Solicitor in 2015. Michaela has currently gained experience in dealing with all aspects of Residential Conveyancing and also advises both Landlords and Tenants in the drafting and vetting of Tenancy Agreements.
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.

Lauren Singh

Solicitor and member of the Family Department

Lauren Graduated from Salford University having studied BSc Psychology.

She went on to do her Graduate Diploma in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University and then completed the Legal Practice Course, graduating with a high commendation in 2016.

Lauren has previously worked at Slater and Gordon as a Fee Earner in the Industrial Disease Department. Lauren has also worked at JMW Solicitors as a Paralegal working in the Business Crime Department on the Hillsborough Disaster. She therefore has significant experience working in a corporate environment in a number of different disciplines. Lauren joined Watsons in July 2018.

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.                 

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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