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Employee Profiles  Alexandra Hirst

Alexandra Hirst

  • Solicitor & Associate

Alexandra joined JBGass on the 2nd January 2014, the same day she was formally admitted onto the Solicitors Roll. Prior to her Training Contract, Alexandra gained Residential Conveyancing experience at both small & large firms. Due to the recession, and its effect on the property market, Alexandra trained at a local Personal Injury firm.

Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys weekly 5k park runs, yoga classes, travelling and skiing.

Employee Profiles Luke Hewitt

Luke Hewitt

  • Solicitor & Director

Luke joined JBGass in 2010 before completing his GDL, LPC & formal training contract. He became a company Director in October 2019.

Luke has experience across the property spectrum but specialises in commercial property. He acts for developers in residential & commercial land acquisitions which includes the resulting disposals including plot sales. He also acts for Landlords & Tenants in regards to commercial Leases, as well as associated company work.

Outside of work, Luke enjoys eating burgers, drinking milkshakes, playing football, wearing his parka and listening to anything involving a Gallagher. He is also a disenfranchised Manchester United supporter.

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Natalie Rogerson

  • Solicitor & Managing Director, Residential Conveyancing

Natalie joined JBGass in April 2016 from another high street practice in Altrincham. After a successful 3 years with us, she became a Director in October 2019.

Natalie has gained extensive experience across two areas of law having practised a mixed caseload since qualifying. Natalie is proficient across the residential property spectrum and also has extensive experience within Wills & Probate, which allows Natalie to deal with linked property work.

She was grant­ed STEP des­ig­na­tion in August 2021 and ensures that the depart­ment works to the outlined standards.

Outside of work, Natalie enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with family.

Employee Profiles  Nicola

Nicola Lloyd

  • Solicitor & Director

Nicola joined JBGass in January 2017. Previously, Nicola worked at a high street firm in Altrincham where she spent the last 10 years dealing with all aspects of private client work.

Nicola has completed all of the modules required to become a qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and merely awaits formal notification of acceptance to the Society.

She was grant­ed STEP des­ig­na­tion in April 2017 and ensures that the depart­ment works to the outlined standards.

Outside of work, Nicola enjoys playing netball, playing in 2 social netball leagues and spending quality time with her young family. She has also recently taken up running and has so far ran a couple of 10km events.

Employee Profiles  Ravinder

Ravinder Kaur

  • Solicitor

Ravinder joined JBGass in March 2013. After undertaking her Training Contract with the firm, she became a qualified Solicitor in January 2018.

Following her law degree, Ravinder has gained extensive experience of affordable housing within her previous role as a Home Ownership Advisor.

Ravinder is now putting her experience to use within our new build department in dealing with Help to Buy, shared equity & shared ownership schemes.

Outside of work Ravinder enjoys going to the gym, cooking, socialising with friends & spending time with family.

Employee Profiles  Rick

Rick Barrow

  • Marketing Director

Rick joined JBGass in October 2007 and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He became a Director in April 2015.

Rick deals with all Marketing and Business Development for the firm. He also deals with monitoring and improving the delivery of our legal services through client and other stakeholder feedback, as well as his own non-legal business experience.

Outside of work, Rick enjoys time with his son, playing padel ball, and drinking wine.

Employee Profiles James

James Latham

  • Trainee Conveyancer, Residential Conveyancing

James joined in September 2020, choosing to start his career with JBGass rather than University. James is putting his advanced IT skills to good use with our case management system and new app. Having spent time doing work experience with his dad at a local estate agent office, he is confident in dealing with clients and has a good grasp of the conveyancing process.

Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his friends, watching the latest series on Netflix.

Employee Profiles Mark

Mark Andrew

  • Accounts Manager

Mark joined in April 2018 after several years at an international insolvency practice. Mark has previously undertaken fixed & locum cashier roles at several high street practices.

Mark has assisted in modernising & streamlining our accounts department which has also vastly reduced costs. Mark is integral to the efficient running of the business & assists Rick on a weekly basis. Mark also assists with financial compliance in his role as COFA.

Mark is part of the management team which assists the board of Directors ensure the successful running of the business.

Outside of work, Mark enjoys eating out, watching sport & trips to the Lake District.

Employee Profiles Sue

Susan Higgins

  • Legal Assistant

Sue joined in April 2019 from another local high street practice. Sue is a specialist new build assistant & thrives with the fast pace of new build conveyancing. She is very client focused & proficient with Help to Buy which includes preparing Form 1 & 2 plus chasing lender responses in short timescales.

Outside of work, Sue enjoys spending time with her family, bargain hunting snacks for the office & the occasional glass of cider.

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Jayne Blackburn

  • Paralegal, Residential Conveyancing & Commercial Conveyancing

Jayne joined in April 2021 from a regional firm based in Manchester City Centre following 31 years working in Corporate Finance and Private Equity.

Jayne started her legal career as an Office Junior in Corporate working her way up to providing secretarial support to Heads of Department in various international practices and, more recently, Head of Office.

In a previous practice, she held the role of Team Co-Ordinator, managing three teams of PAs and being the first point of contact for each of those teams.

Outside of work, Jayne enjoys horse riding and has taken part in local dressage competitions with her horse, Star.

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Stephanie Burke

  • Operations Manager

Stephanie joined JBGass in October 2021 taking on the new role as Operations Manager.

Prior to this role Stephanie worked as the Legal Panel Manager for a panel management company. Stephanie qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2018 and has over 15 years’ experience working in conveyancing.

Outside of work Stephanie enjoys running and travelling, often combining these two passions. She loves spending time with her dog Juno as well as socialising with friends.

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Melissa Kirkham

  • Plot Conveyancer

Melissa joined JBGass in September 2021 from a national house builder’s legal department where she specialised in plot work for 8 years. Prior to that she worked in residential conveyancing.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends and going on holiday.

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Lauren Cunningham

  • Solicitor & Associate

Lauren joined JB Gass in November 2021, having qualified in 2015 and previously working at both another high street practice and city centre firm.

Lauren has experience in residential conveyancing, acting for landlord's and tenant's in respect of commercial leases and shared ownership schemes. Lauren also has experience of development acquisitions, both land acquisitions and new build plot acquisitions.

Outside of work Lauren enjoys yoga, baking and spending time with friends and family, including Hugo, the chihuahua.

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Lara Hallworth

  • Paralegal, Residential Conveyancing

Lara joined JBGass in May 2022 as a Paralegal. Lara has extensive experience making personal injury claims and has more recently been involved in conveyancing work and legal costs.

Lara has worked in four different countries over the years including working in law since 2005.

Outside of work Lara enjoys cooking, country walks and travelling in the UK, especially trips to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She also likes socialising with friends and spending time with family.

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Lesley Peberdy

  • Legal Secretary, Wills, Probate & LPAs
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Catherine Jordan

  • Senior Associate Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

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