Below are brief profiles of our lawyers.
All our lawyers are flexible and will visit any other office to suit our clients needs.
SIMON KASSELL – SOLICITOR
Simon Kassell, senior partner, graduated from Trent Polytechnic, now Nottingham Trent University in 1979. Simon started out in general practice and has always worked in the Erewash Valley.
He now specialises in conveyancing, both residential and commercial, wills and probate. He has over 35 years’ experience.
ROBERT BEVAN – SOLICITOR
Rob Bevan, partner, graduated from Essex University in 1984, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1988.
Rob joined Maclaren Warner in 1990 and became a partner in 1998. He has 30 years’ experience of dealing with family law, civil disputes and landlord and tenant matters.
Rob is based at the Stapleford office but works across all three offices.
LINDA KASSELL – SOLICITOR
Linda Kassell, partner, graduated from Hull University in 1987. Following a training contract in general practice, particularly dealing with wills, probate and non-contentious matters, Linda went to work with the Local Authority in the area of child protection for 16 years.
Following a short break, Linda returned to private practice to undertake compliance work within the firm and to return to the field of wills and probate.
SARAH ROBERTS – FELLOW CHARTERED LEGAL EXECUTIVE
Sarah has worked in the legal profession for many years. Sarah originally joined Maclaren Warner in 1999 as assistant to the then senior partner, Stephen Warner based at the Stapleford office, dealing with conveyancing matters. Sarah qualified as a Legal Executive in 2005 and returned to Maclaren Warner to lead the conveyancing department at the Stapleford office in 2009.
Sarah specialises in residential conveyancing, undertaking some commercial work for her long standing clients.
LYNNE GLOVER – FELLOW CHARTERED LEGAL EXECUTIVE
Lynne has worked at Maclaren Warner since it opened in 1986 working for the then senior partner Stephen Warner at the Stapleford office. Lynne opened the Eastwood Branch in 1997 and specialises in residential conveyancing.
NISHA KESTERTON – TRAINEE LEGAL EXECUTIVE
Nisha joined Maclaren Warner in 2016. Nisha has a psychology degree from Toronto University and a law degree from Leicester University. Nisha has completed the Graduate Fast Track with the Institute of Legal Executives and qualifies in March 2019. She is also studying for her solicitors final exams.
Nisha works alongside Lynne at the Eastwood office, specialising in residential conveyancing.
LAURA WINDSOR – TRAINEE LEGAL EXECUTIVE
Laura completed her LLB Law Degree at the University of Derby in 2014 and joined Maclaren Warner in October 2016. She has undertaken the Graduate Fast Track with the Institute of Legal Executives and has completed all exams, having gained a Distinction in wills and probate.
Laura is currently undertaking her 12 months post-exam work experience and will qualify in August 2019.
KIRSTY SMITH – TRAINEE LICENSED CONVEYANCER
Kirsty joined Maclaren Warner in October 2018 to work alongside Simon at the Ilkeston office.
Kirsty has always worked within the legal profession, starting out in administration, a supporting role and progressing to conduct of her own files under Simon’s supervision.
Kirsty is studying to become a Licensed Conveyancer.
Sarah Calladine provides the wills/probate service at the Stapleford office, supervised by Linda Kassell on a day-to-day basis and ultimately by Simon Kassell.