ELGAN
RESIDENT HOUND

SERJEANT & SON SOLICITORS

EST. SINCE 1790

OVER 230 YEARS OF PROVIDING QUALITY AND TRUST TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

LITIGATION/DISPUTE RESOLUTION


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.

FAMILY

 

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.

 

Commercial Leases

Agricultural Land Transactions

Retail Shops and Premises

Hotels, Restaurants and Licensed Premises

Property Development

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.

WILLS

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. 

COMMERCIAL BUSINESS

 

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

• Landlord/Tenant

• Employment Claims

• Work Place Mediation

• Agriculture

• Intellectual Property

• Neighbourhood Issues

• Contentious Probate

MEDIATION

OUR PEOPLE

WANDA SZCZYGIEL
MANAGING PARTNER

wanda@serjeantandson.co.uk

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.

JENNIFER ECHEMENDIA 
SOLICITOR

jennifer@serjeantandson.co.uk

Jennifer joined the firm in November 2018 and works in the private client department and also provides advice on immigration. She is a dual qualified solicitor and U.S. lawyer. Before coming to the UK, Jennifer worked in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Attorney Advisor in the Executive Office for Immigration Review and later founded a legal consulting firm in Tampa, FL. Jennifer speaks German and studied abroad in both Germany and Austria. She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (with honors and a concentration in international and comparative law) from the University of Pittsburgh. Jennifer enjoys tennis, classical music, a strong cappuccino and exploring the UK countryside with her husband and three young sons.

ARMANDA ANTUNES
TRAINEE CONVEYANCER
KRISTINE BURTON
PARTNER

kristine@serjeantandson.co.uk

Kristine Burton is an experienced Licensed Conveyancer in Serjeant and Son. Kristine prides herself on keeping her clients informed of every step of the process and will involve her clients in decision making. When working with clients, Kristine prefers face-to-face meetings so she can explain things clearly, and be there to answer questions where the nature of the conveyancing can sometimes require breaking down into plain English. She will also go out of her way to help with anything complicated. Kristine enjoys spending quality time with her family, socialising and going to music gigs. She is very friendly and approachable, and will do her best to take the stress out of your property transaction.

HELEN WILKINS 
SOLICITOR

helen@serjeantandson.co.uk

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.


 

BETH BLAKE
TRAINEE SOLICITOR

armanda@serjeantandson.co.uk

Armanda joined Serjeant & Son after a career as an Administrator.  She took a real interest in Conveyancing and is now studying to become a Licensed Conveyancer. She is fluent in English and Portuguese. 

In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family

SUE SAUNDERS 
OFFICE MANAGER

sue@serjeantandson.co.uk

Sue joined Serjeant and 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.

beth@serjeantandson.co.uk

Beth has completed a Bachelor of Laws Honours LLB Degree attaining an upper second class (2:1) from University of Lincoln. She is currently studying for her LPC and Masters in Legal Practice  at BPP University, London.

In her spare time she enjoys equestrian activities with her two horses.

NINA-JANE TURNER
ACCOUNTANT

LEGAL ASSISTANTS/ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

ISABEL WHITING
COURTNEY KOSTENKO
REBECCA BAXTER
ELGAN
RESIDENT HOUND

elgan@serjeantandson.co.uk

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
RESIDENT HOUND

bailey@serjeantandson.co.uk​

 

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. 

 
 

CONTACT

SERJEANT &

SON

OUR OFFICES

Ramsey

3-5 Great Whyte, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE26 1HE
Tel:  01487 812325

Fax: 01487 812119

Thetford 

Kings House, King Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2AP

Tel: 01842 818555 

Email: legal@serjeantandson.co.uk 

 

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