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Will Giles

Family law

01752 827912   

Will Giles

Partner, Solicitor and Head of Family Law

Will joined as the Family Department Partner in January 2018 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1994. He is a Member of the Family Law Panel (Advanced Tier) and is accredited by Resolution as a specialist Family Lawyer.

Will joined as the Family Department Partner in January 2018 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1994.

He is a Member of the Family Law Panel (Advanced Tier) and is accredited by Resolution as a specialist Family Lawyer. He is also a Collaborative Lawyer and an accredited Mediator, which often helps resolve situations without the need of attending court. Will helps unhappy people out of unhappy relationships.

What they say about Will:

  • “a kind heart and a good mind”
  • “has particular experience in military divorces. William Giles is “especially strong in finance cases”.
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Vivien Bell

Family law

01752 827949   

Vivien Bell

Associate

Vivien is a Family Law Specialist joining Woollcombe Yonge on 6th August 2018.

Vivien was made Head of the Finance and Private Law Children Team in March 2024.

Vivien deals with cases involving family relationship breakdown.

She specialises in  Divorce, Cohabitation and Separation issues, Financial matters and proceedings relating to Children (where the children are to live and who they spend time with). She has experience of drafting pre-nuptial, post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Vivien also specialises in matters involving domestic violence and has worked with clients via the Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service legal clinic.

Vivien is a member of Resolution. She aims to resolve matters in a constructive and non-confrontational manner. She is a committee member of Devon Resolution and was formerly Chair of Yres, Devon

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Nichola Williams

Family law

01752 827942   

Nichola Williams

Assistant Solicitor

Nichola joined the Family Team in January 2022.

Nichola’s role will involve undertaking a mix of private family law and public family care work.

Cathy Barton

Family law

01752 827930   

Cathy Barton

Solicitor

Laura Middleton

Family law

01752 827931   

Laura Middleton

Chartered Legal Executive

Laura joined the firm in April 2021.

 

 

Matthew Miller

Family law

01752 827900   

Matthew Miller

Trainee solicitor

Trainee solicitor in the Family Department supporting Nichola Williams and Cathy Barton.

Tam Katibeh

Family law

01752 827902   

Tam Katibeh

Paralegal

Tam joined the Family Department in April 2023 working alongside Will Giles and Vivien Bell.

Tam has worked within the family law sector locally for over ten years, specialising in divorce, finances, children disputes, injunctions and helping to support victims of domestic abuse. Tam has run her own caseload for the past five years.

When not in the office, Tam enjoys time with her family and being outdoors with her dogs.

Millie-Jo Bell

Family law

01752 827933   

Millie-Jo Bell

Para Legal

Millie-Jo joined the Family Department in December 2023.

Angela Rosevear

Family law

01752 827949   

Angela Rosevear

Legal Assistant

Angela joined Woollcombe Yonge in October 2020.

She assists Rebecca Ellerbeck and Vivien Bell in the Family Department.

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"As a family we found the service provided to us was delivered with ’empathy’ and was in fact ‘outstanding’, we would most certainly recommend Woollcombe Yonge to friends.”