SERJEANT & SON SOLICITORS
EST. SINCE 1790
OVER 230 YEARS OF PROVIDING QUALITY AND TRUST TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
We have experience of a wide range of civil actions. We are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. Our expertise includes contractual claims, consumer claims, employment, boundary disputes, property litigation, landlord/ tenant, debt collection and enforcement.
CONVEYANCING & PROPERTY
Whether you are buying your first home, or selling plots of your most recent development, property transactions should not be a stressful experience. This is why we work hard to ensure that your property transaction goes smoothly, with as little disruption to your everyday life as possible. We offer competitive fixed fees, with no hidden costs and are always on hand to advise you personally on any concerns you may have.
The breakdown of a relationship is difficult for all involved. Our clients appreciate the sensitive approach we take, as much as the realistic advice we provide. We deal with all aspects of Family Law including negotiating financial settlements, child contact and cohabiting couples. Contact us to find out about our Fixed Fee Attendance and Fixed Price Family Package.
Agricultural Land Transactions
Retail Shops and Premises
Hotels, Restaurants and Licensed Premises
Landlord and Tenant Issues
Welcome to Serjeant & Son Solicitors. We are based in the historic market towns of Ramsey and Thetford, with strong ties in our local communities, providing legal services locally and nationally. Our aims are to offer a high quality service, give clear practical advice and cost effective solutions.
Although it is not something that is pleasant to think about, when we pass away, often the one thing our loved ones will take comfort in is the fact that they are carrying out our wishes. At Serjeant & Son we can help you ensure those wishes are reflected in your Will in a way that truly protects the people that are important to you at a time when they will need it most.
We offer assistance with Commercial matters in the following areas:
PROBATE / ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
The formalities of estate administration when a loved one passes away can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether it is a point in the right direction, or full estate administration that you need, we have an experienced team on hand to help in a sensitive way that suits you. Our team has experience in dealing with agricultural properties and businesses, as well as smaller estates. Whatever your situation, at Serjeant & Son we always put your interests, and the interests of your loved ones estate, first.
• Commercial Disputes
• Partnership Disputes
• Contract Disputes
• Farming Disputes
• Employee Relations
• Boundary Disputes
• Debt Disputes
• Property Disputes
• Professional Negligence
• Medical Negligence
Mediation is an essential part of Dispute Resolution and therefore we provide a quality mediation service at competitive prices. Wanda is a qualified solicitor and accredited mediator. Before training as a solicitor Wanda originally trained as an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, progressing to director level and working with some of the top blue chip companies in the UK. The combination of her business background and legal knowledge give Wanda a broad wealth of experience on which to draw enabling her to gain a better understanding of disputes. Her calm but firm manner makes her a popular choice of mediator. Her extensive knowledge and background in business coupled with a Masters degree in Employment Law, means she is also well placed to carry out workplace mediation. She can assist with:
• Business Disputes
• Shareholder Disputes
• Family Disputes
• Employment Claims
• Work Place Mediation
• Intellectual Property
• Neighbourhood Issues
• Contentious Probate
Wanda started her career as an Electronic Engineer, deciding to change to law and attained a First Class Honours degree from University of Greenwich. She went on to complete her training contract with a Norwich firm, qualifying as a solicitor in 2003. Wanda specialises in litigation/dispute resolution, with a particular interest in professional negligence and commercial disputes. She has since attained an LLM in employment law and qualified as an accredited civil and commercial mediator. In her spare time Wanda enjoys spending time with her children, equestrian activities and dog walking, often combining all three. She also enjoys going to the gym.
Head of Commercial and Agricultural Property
Beth joined Serjeant & Son in 2018. Beth has completed a Bachelor of Laws Honours LLB Degree attaining an upper second class (2:1) from University of Lincoln.
She then obtained a Masters Degree in Legal Practice from BPP University, London.
She qualified as a Solicitor in March 2021 and specialises in Family Law and Litigation.
In her spare time she enjoys equestrian activities with her two horses.
Head of Private Client
Kerr is a tenacious and accomplished commercial solicitor with three decades of knowledge and experience, some with Legal 500 firms, in the fields of Agricultural Law, Sale and Purchase of Businesses, Refinance, Sale and Purchase of Commercial Premises, Business leases, Landlord & Tenant, Site Acquisition , Property Development and most property related matters. He has a down to earth approach, always with the commercial objectives of the client in mind, understanding the need for developing long-standing business relationships and fostering a culture of trust.
Outside of work and family life, Kerr is a keen photographer and is a committee member of the Bury St. Edmunds Photographic Society, exhibiting his work in local exhibitions and in an occasional national exhibition. He likes nothing more than visiting remote places with his camera and just losing himself in the surrounds.
Helen joined the firm in April 2019 and works in the private client department. Helen graduated from the University of East Anglia where she obtained an upper second class (2:1) Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Contemporary European Studies with German. Helen is an experienced linguist, speaking Dutch, German and French. She has studied in France and worked in both Germany and the Netherlands. Helen specialised in Learning and Development at The European Patent Office in The Hague before deciding to change direction and pursue a career in law. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course with BPP University Law School. In her spare time Helen enjoys swimming, tennis and live music.
Rebecca joined Serjeant & Son in 2019 after completing a Bachelor of Laws at Sheffield Hallam University attaining an upper second class (2:1).
In her spare time Rebecca enjoys photography, reading, socialising and watching the football.
Madhia graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws LLB (with honours); attaining an upper second class (2:1). She completed her Legal Practice course in 2016 and has worked within the profession ever since. She previously worked as a Case Handler in residential property, specialising in new builds for a Peterborough law firm.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going for long walks and travelling to sunny holiday destinations.
Ollie completed a law degree at the University of Lincoln graduating with a 2:1 in 2019. During his degree he conducted a placement at a local Lincoln law firm and was a student legal advisor at the university.
Ollie has two years experience as a conveyancing paralegal at a Norwich based firm, before becoming a Trainee Solicitor with Serjeant and Son.
In his free time he enjoys powerlifting and is looking to compete nationally in the near future.
Courtney joined Serjeant & Son in 2019 and completed an apprenticeship in Business Administration. She has progressed from a Legal Assistant / Receptionist and she is now an assistant in the Conveyancing Department.
In her spare time Courtney enjoys socialising with friends, walking and travelling.
Sue joined Serjeant & Son in August 2016. She started her career as a secretarial trainee for the electricity board in London and has many years of administrative experience from her previous employment for property developers, social services (mental health team), as an aircraft parts buyer and supplier, life and pensions administrator, and previous experience at a local solicitors.
Sue enjoys reading, socialising with friends and family, going to the cinema, travelling and gardening.
Nina-Jane joined us in September 2020 and has worked in finance for over 24 years, with a broad experience across a number of industries including previous legal firms. Nina-Jane qualified with the Chartered Institute of Credit Management in 2001 and obtained national recognition for the highest results in Legal Proceedings and Insolvency. She later went on to study a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with Derby University obtaining a First Class and is currently studying a Msc in Strategic Management. Outside of work Nina-Jane enjoys spending time with her children, travelling, working out in the gym and walking, which has seen her travel the 94 miles along Hadrian’s Wall path from coast to coast.
LEGAL ASSISTANTS/ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Elgan is a German Shorthaired Pointer who joined Serjeants in January 2017, originally from Wales. His role is to welcome clients and occasionally chew files! At weekends he likes to visit country shows with his brother and take part in dog scurries and gun dog training.
Bailey is a Chihuahua cross Yorkie who joined the firm in May 2018, originally from East London.
His role is to ask everyone in the office for cuddles. At weekends he enjoys going to the beach followed by a nap by the fire.
3-5 Great Whyte, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE26 1HE
Tel: 01487 812325
Fax: 01487 812119
Kings House, King Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2AP
Tel: 01842 818555
Our lawyers service Ramsey, Thetford and surrounding areas and further afield including national and international clients.
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