Macmillans Solicitors LLP was established in 1806 in Wadebridge, North Cornwall,
and we pride ourselves in offering a quality assured service tailored to the needs of our clients.
Macmillans Solicitors LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority no. 556694 and is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales no. OC 382776.
A list of members is available at the registered office, Manor House, Wadebridge, PL27 6BS.
The SRA code of conduct can be found at:
VAT registration no. 144730969
Macmillans Solicitors LLP are current members of Wadebridge Chamber of Commerce
and St Columb Chamber of Commerce
Born and brought up in Wadebridge, Angeline studied law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and her LPC at the College of Law in Chester. On completing her studies, she returned to Wadebridge where she qualified in 2001. She became a partner in 2008. She is Head of the Property Department at Macmillans and specialises in all aspects of domestic, commercial and agricultural property law. Angeline lives in Wadebridge with a small menagerie of animals including two small children and a husband. In her spare time she can be found in the local countryside either riding or running or walking her dogs.
Lauren Gillespie is a Solicitor specialising in all areas of Private Client work, including Tax Planning, Trusts, Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work. She is a member of Cornwall Law Society and a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). Lauren studied law in London and at the College of Law in Guildford, qualifying in 1999. She returned to the Westcountry in 2000 and joined Macmillans in 2014, having previously worked for the firm as a locum. She became a Partner on the 1st October 2014. Lauren has practiced in the local area for 15 years and is very happy to be back with the team at Macmillans. She is the current treasurer of St Columb Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys outdoor pursuits, surf life-saving and skiing.
Julie joined the firm in 2015 with a wealth of experience in all areas of family and children matters and civil litigation. She was educated at Cardiff and Bristol University and completed her LPC at Bristol University. She is a member of Resolution (a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non- confrontational divorce, separation and other family disputes) as an accredited specialist in financial provision and children. In her spare time Julie enjoys spending time with her family.
Terri Hooper joined the firm in 2001 whilst a student at Plymouth University, working initially as a legal secretary whilst completing her Law degree. She completed her LPC at Exeter University and was admitted as a solicitor in 2007. She specialises in residential and commercial conveyancing. Outside work, her interests are reading, the beach and travel.
“Laura joined the firm in 2017 and is a Solicitor specialising in all areas of Private Client work. Born and brought up in Wadebridge Laura studied history at the University of Exeter before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law also at Exeter and then the Legal Practice Course at Plymouth. Laura returned to Cornwall and qualified as a Solicitor in 2012. Laura loves all animals and spends her spare time with her animals and her family.”
Home visits are available on any matter in the Wadebridge/St Columb Major and surrounding areas.
We are also able to take appointments one morning a week at the offices of St Columb Finacial Services.
50 Fore Street, St Columb Major, TR9 6AL
Telephone our Wadebridge office to make an appointment on 01208 812415
Macmillans Solicitors LLP offer a comprehensive list of services that include:
WILLS & INHERITANCE TAX
Making a Will is one of the simplest steps you can take to give yourself peace of mind and to provide support to your loved ones. We will take the time to discuss your circumstances with you and complete a Will tailor-made for you and your loved ones.
We can also help with:
Lifetime gifts and Inheritance Tax
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Living Wills (Advance Directives)
Applications to the Court of Protection
Elderly Client matters
For more information please see our Guide to Making a Will and Guide to Making a Lasting Power of Attorney
PROBATE & ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
After a death, it is important to those left behind that the estate is administered not only efficiently but also in a sympathetic and caring manner. We will guide your personal representatives through the many stages of estate administration so as to ensure that the estate is administered to the maximum benefit of the persons entitled.
We can also help with:
Deeds of Variation and Disclaimers
Claims against estates
Creation and Administration of Trusts Asset Protection
Asset preservation and long term care fees
NHS Continuing Care matters
For most of us buying and selling our home is probably the largest financial commitment we are ever likely to make. Macmillans offer an excellent quality assured service:
We will put your mind at ease by explaining the process to you, and giving you a clear indication of the costs you will incur and the time the transaction is likely to take.
We can also help with:
Buying and Selling your Business
Re-mortgages & Equity release
Gifts of property
Buying and selling your house
We are members of the Law Society’s Quality Conveyancing Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. The scheme requires practices to undergo strict assessment, compulsory training, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status.
Ms Angeline Martin LLB
Mrs Terri Hooper LLB
We offer a free first half hour of advice in relation to any of the problems listed below.
Areas of work include:
Family & Divorce
Children & Contact
Housing & Repossession
Employment including Compromise Agreements
Agency work for Bodmin County Court
FIXED PRICE DIVORCE PACKAGE
30 minutes advice in the office.
We will prepare and send to Court all necessary forms and stay in touch throughout.
£500 +VAT and Court fees.
Help with Court fees may be available if you are on a low income.
This package is available to people who are in agreement concerning child care, financial matters etc. If some issues are unresolved, please contact us for an estimate of the likely cost of dealing with them.
For more information please see our Divorce Guide
The Law Society Requirements
Council of Mortgage Lenders Requirements
Money Laundering Regulations 1997
“Macmillans second to none. Prompt, punctual and did exactly what I requested. Very friendly firm – I would definitely use you again”
“We had a 30 minute slot to speak to a solicitors at the local Finance shop (St Columb Financial Services), thank goodness we did”
“Your service is excellent. Professional yet personal, quick to respond and very effective. I couldn’t be more pleased”
“I was actively listened to and my solicitor remembered information I gave. I felt I was believed. I was impressed with the service and advice I received. Information was clear and concise”
“My solicitor was extremely supportive and understanding at even my most frustrating times. I never felt they were impatient or uninterested and in matters such as divorce, empathy is needed. I could not fault them! Thank you!”
“Could not fault your service so would not hesitate to recommend you”
“Simply excellent service throughout by staff with a warm and caring manner”
Good news for home buyers yesterday with the changes on Stamp Duty Land Tax. These changes stand to save almost all residential property purchasers a significant sum of money with immediate effect. If you are in the process of buying a house, have a look at this fact sheet to see how much you will now be saving:
New intestacy rules from 1 October 2014 mean it’s a good time to make a Will.
The Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 (ITPA 2014) which comes into effect on October 1st this year will change the way in which the assets of people who die without Wills are shared between their relatives.
We are pleased to confirm that we will be participating in the National Free Wills Network scheme this year in November 2014. Please contact us if you require any further information.