Meet the Team

Caroline Thompson
Senior Partner

Residential and Commercial Conveyancing

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Caroline joined the practice in 1997 as a trainee becoming a partner in 1999 and took over the practice in 2008. Caroline has practiced in and around Torbay throughout her career gaining extensive experience in local property transactions. In her spare time Caroline can be found attending local Churches to teach bellringing and enjoying real ales.
Angela Shropshall-Clark
Partner

Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Personal Injury

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Angela qualified in 2002, working in Paignton for 12 years. She joined Roger Richards in 2015 and specialises in Employment, Personal Injury, Contentious Probate and General Litigation. Prior to embarking on a career in law, Angela had been involved in a wide range of businesses which has led to a keen understanding of the problems that can face clients from all walks of life. Angela always looks to find a practical solution for clients before resorting to costly litigation. Away from work Angela loves to travel, music, dancing, reading and loves to rustle up a meal for friends accompanied by a nice red wine!
Ian Cunningham
Partner

Matrimonial and Family matters

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Ian qualified as a solicitor in 2008 after a career in journalism and joined Roger Richards in 2015. He advises on a wide range of Matrimonial and Family Law cases, including divorce, co-habitation disputes and Children Act applications. He enjoys reading, cinema and travelling on the Continent.
Gillian Major
Family Solicitor

Family and Co-habitation

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Gillian joined Roger Richards Solicitors in 2010. Having a previous career as a teacher for 20 years, Gillian qualified as a Solicitor in 1995, covering general areas of practice which included; Criminal Law, Personal injury and Civil Litigation. After moving to the South West, Gillian now runs our family department acting in many cases of Divorce, Children Act proceedings and co-habitation disputes. When away from the office Gillian enjoys attending the theatre and reading books.
Peter Miles
Senior Legal Executive

Residential Conveyancing

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Peter has extensive knowledge and experience in Residential Conveyacing throughout Torbay and surrounding area. Having qualified as a Legal Executive in 1983, Peter moved locally and continued to deal with property transactions, building a loyal client base at Roger Richards Solicitors. In his spare time Peter is an active member of Bantham Surf Life Saving Club.
Samantha Porter
Legal Executive

Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

 

Samantha is a Legal Executive and is the most recent member to our firm.  Samantha has been practicing in Private Client matters for the past five years, having previously practiced in family work for the past 15 years. She is able to provide advice in relation to Wills, Powers of Attorney, Deputyship Applications, Grant of Probate applications and Estate Administration matters.

 

Guy Thompson
Office Manager

Office Management

Tel: 01803 854123
Fax: 01803 856700
Office: Brixham

Guy joined Roger Richards Solicitors in 2001 after working in a number of management roles predominantly in Building Societies in various parts of the Country. Returning to his home town of Brixham, Guy now runs our Brixham office and in addition to making appointments for clients, he deals with all advertising and marketing enquiries for the firm. Out of the office Guy has a keen interest in bellringing. He enjoys walking, watching motor sports and socialising, especially with a pint of real ale or a decent glass of red wine!
Sarah Lockhart
Accounts / Cashier

Cashier

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Kim Carlton
Legal Secretary
Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Carole Laidler
Legal Secretary
Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Kate Miller
Legal Secretary