Francis George, Solicitor Advocate
Having graduated in law from Hull in 1992 Francis carried out Post Graduate work in Management and worked at the Sailors Family Society.
Having travelled he returned to the College of Law,York and then joined fullagarbrooks solicitors, where he cut his teeth as a Civil Litigator. He then joined Stanger, Stacey and Mason in a similar role prior to joining Richard Griffiths and Co where he became a Partner and the Head of Litigation. Personally listed in the Legal 500 2006 he formed the firm in 2007.
He is a keen rugby player/fan of both codes and a prime mover in one of Rugby Leagues newest clubs Swindon St.George.
Valerie Chitty - Partner, Head of the Property & Probate Department
Val, A partner in the firm and the Head of the Property and Probate Department, is a well respected and experienced solicitor. Married to the world record holder for the longest hang gliding flight she was formerly a partner at Michael Fisher Solicitors, the firm recently acquired by francis george solicitor-advocate. Her primary area of expertise is conveyancing and probate but she also deals with matrimonial litigation. She has close links with a number of Estate Agents to ensure your transaction proceeds smoothly.
Emma Poulton, Head of Finance
Emma is married with 3 small children and lives in Swindon. Her interests include reading, long distance running, scuba diving and skiing. Emma is a CIMA qualified accountant.
2003-2008 - Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trusts, Oxford. Various roles including Senior Finance Manager and Business and Project Accountant
2002-2003 - Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust. Directorate Accountant
1999-2002 - NHS Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme. Experience in all areas of finance including treasury, audit, managment accounts, transaction services. firstname.lastname@example.org
Asif Robbani, Partner
Asif is a senior member of the litigation team with a particular interest in personal injury, employment and company commercial disputes. He has experience in a wide range of advocacy and commercial dispute resolution.
2003-2006 - LLB Hons from University of Glamorgan
2006-2007 - LLM in Commercial Law from Cardiff University
2007-2008 - LPC from the College of Law, London
Lisa Barlow, Legal Assistant
Lisa is married and lives in Swindon. Her interests include reading, cinema, fashion and cooking. Lisa has over 5 years experience in a client services environment.
1999-2001 - Hennes & Maurtiz
2001-2006 - Intel Corporation
2006-2008 - Sirva Relocation
Present - Francis George Solicitor-Advocate
Fran Rowland, Legal Assistant
Francesca has returned from University with a 2:1 and is currently undertaking her ILEX examinations. She has returned with renewed vigour and diligence.
She has experience prior to that at Zurich.
Hannah Burnham, Trainee Solicitor
Hannah joined us having obtained a first in Law from Exeter University and a distinction on the LPC (Legal Practice Course). Hannah has also just been awarded the Surrey Law Society Personal Injury prize. Her incisive Legal mind makes her a welcome addition to the team. A keen runner. She likes baking too!
Jake Rudman - Legal Assistant/ Receptionist
Jake has left Halfords and is currently reviewing his options in terms of his future Legal education. A vibrant and fun member of the team, Jake’s youthful enthusiasm and smile are valuable assets.