Meet the Team

Caroline Thompson

Caroline Thompson

Senior Partner

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Residential & Commercial Conveyancing

Caroline joined the practice in 1997 as a trainee, qualifying as a Solicitor and becoming a partner in 1999.  She 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.

Julie Cockburn

Julie Cockburn

Partner

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Family Law

Julie qualified as a solictor in 2001 and practised for many years in the West Midlands before relocating to Devon.

She joined the Practice in 2019 and undertakes family law within the practice.

Outside the office, Julie is kept busy with her children and two Cockapoos.  She is also a keen gardener and never misses an opportunity to be out in the garden or visiting National Trust gardens for inspiration.

 

Angela Shropshall-Clark

Angela Shropshall-Clark

Consultant

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Personal Injury

Angela qualified in 2002, working in Paignton for 12 years and joined Roger Richards in 2015.

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!

Carol Bollard

Carol Bollard

SOLICITOR

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Probate

Carol qualified as a solicitor in 2017.  She recently joined Roger Richards and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in complex estate administration and Wills.

With her customer focused and pragmatic approach she is adept at resolving tricky issues.  She is a specialist in assisting clients and families with Powers of Attorney, Court Protection applications and Will Trusts. 

Ouside the office, Carol loves to walk and spend time with her family.

Samantha Porter

Samantha Porter

Associate legal Executive

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Probate

Samantha is an Associate Legal Executive.  She has been practicing in Private Client matters for the past six 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.

Sarah Lockhart

Sarah Lockhart

Accounts / Cashier

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Sarah has been a Legal Cashier for over 30 years and is our longest serving member of staff.  She has been a Member of the Institute of Legal Cashiers & Adminstrators (ILCA) since 1988 and more recently the Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM).

Sarah manages the day to day running of the Accounts Department, including Banking, Billing, Invoicing and VAT.
Sarah is also one of our Mental Health First Aiders and helps to promote a healthy and happy working environment for all our staff.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys cooking, spa days and cocktails!

Guy Thompson

Guy Thompson

Office Manager

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!

Kate Miller

Kate Miller

Para-legal (Family)

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Working closely with Julie, Kate is involved in all aspects of the Family Law Services offered by the Firm.

Kate has worked in the legal sector for almost 25 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Outside the office, Kate enjoys walking and reading, and is still kepy busy by her adult children.

Tara

Tara

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Tara has recently started with Roger Richards Solicitors in the conveyancing department. 

More information to follow soon.

Sally Harlock

Sally Harlock

Legal Secretary

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Debbie Bullock

Debbie Bullock

Legal Secretary

Tel: 01803 845191
Fax: 01803 846040
Office: Paignton

Our Accreditations

Lexcel - UK Legal Practice Quality Mark logo
The UK Law Society Accredited - Conveyancing Quality logo
Logo for membership of Resolution: the trading name of Solicitors Family Law Association