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Rebecca Wood

Crime

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Rebecca Wood

Solicitor Advocate and Head of the Criminal Department.
Associate Solicitor

Rebecca specialises in Criminal Defence law covering offences across the whole spectrum of criminal law.

She is a qualified Duty Solicitor undertaking work at Police Stations, Magistrates Courts, Youth Courts and Crown Courts.

Rebecca is a Solicitor Advocate, qualified to provide advocacy in the Higher Courts and represent clients through the entirety of their case.

Rebecca is passionate about providing a proactive defence for our clients and ensuring the best possible outcome in their case.

With links to the Royal Navy, Rebecca is keen to support and work with the Armed Forces.

Rebecca joins the Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB), which brings together senior leaders in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) to drive forwards work to address the challenges in the system. She is also the Chair of the working group ‘Improving Outcomes for Women in the CJS’.

In January 2020 Rebecca joined Plymouth Law Society committee and is an active member of the local legal community.

 

What they say about Rebecca:

• “If I needed a solicitor again I would definitely use this Company, a police friend of mine recommended you, it was very good advice.”

• “Very friendly and explained everything.

  • “Great service. I felt very supported and felt like nothing was too much trouble and no question was a stupid one. Big thank you to Rebecca for her help with my first and hopefully last court experience”
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Michael Green

Crime

01752 827940   

Michael Green

Solicitor with Higher Rights Advocate
Associate Solicitor

Michael qualified as a Solicitor in 1993, and as a Solicitor Advocate in 2004. He has represented clients in a wide variety of criminal cases for more than 20 years. In recent years he has conducted mainly Crown Court and Court Martial cases.

He has represented service personnel in the UK, Germany, Cyprus and Belize. He has conducted Crown Court and Court Martial trials and has appeared in the Court of Appeal and Court Martial Appeal Court.

What they say about Michael:

  • “Is a true gentleman, never once rushed me; the service I received was beyond excellent, I would very highly recommend you to anyone who needed a criminal solicitor; also not having a Barrister helped me as only one individual to deal with which is more reassuring, I would like to say thank you very much.”
  • “Prompt and thorough, excellent legal advice.”
  • “I found no reason for Mr Green to improve on any aspect of his very supportive and professional conduct.”
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Paul Brookman

Crime

01752 827937   

Paul Brookman

Solicitor in the Criminal Department

Paul joined the Criminal Litigation Department on the 28th May 2019.

Paul is an accredited Duty Solicitor.  He is an experienced criminal practitioner also undertaking licencing, taxi licencing and health and safety work.

Vivien Bell

Family law

01752 827949   

Vivien Bell

Associate

Vivien is a Family Law Specialist. She joined Woollcombe Yonge on 6th August 2018. 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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Raegan Leather

Wills trusts & probate

01752 827920   

Raegan Leather

Associate Solicitor

Raegan qualified as a Solicitor in 2015 after completing both her law and postgraduate degree here at the University of Plymouth. She joined the Wills, Trusts & Probate team at Woollcombe Yonge in January 2018.

Raegan deals with various private clients matters, including estate administration/planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Deputyship and Court of Protection applications.

Raegan is a member of STEP (www.step.org) and also sits on the committee for STEP’s West of England branch. She is also a local school governor.

Raegan deals with all private clients matters, including the preparation of wills, arrangements for powers of attorney, probate, trusts and tax related matters. With her close ties to the South West region, Raegan is dedicated to her local clients and prides herself on combining a down to earth approach with an undoubted level of professionalism.

What people say

“Thank you Raegan for a professional and speedy service and for helping me through this process at a very difficult time”

“Even under COVID-19 your service was professional and safe”

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Michelle Crump

Wills trusts & probate

01752 827922   

Michelle Crump

Associate Solicitor

Associate Solicitor

Michelle qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has experience in a range of clients’ estates from those with a straightforward bank account to high net worth clients.

Losing a loved one can be a very difficult time. Many people find dealing with the estate on top of this very challenging. Michelle can help obtain the Grant of Probate and work with the family to help manage the process.

Michelle has a keen interest in trusts and also specialises in inheritance and estate administration; estate planning; wills and powers of attorney.

Michelle works with families to help navigate through the legal issues at hand so they can be confident it works for them in the most productive way.

Michelle is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and an active member of the community, providing articles and fund-raising events on various points of interest.

 

Michelle provides an approachable and professional service in what can be a difficult time of loss or uncertainty. She also has a strong link to the South West and enjoys being part of the local community.

What they say about Michelle:

Very good service provided by Michelle. Everything was made very clear and easy to understand.  I would definitely recommend her.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at Woollcombe Yonge for your assistance throughout this matter; your help in leading us through the process and clarifying and explaining issues, has been very welcome and I have been very impressed by your clear and regular communications.

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Natalie Dingle

Property

01752 827936   

Natalie Dingle

Associate - Chartered Legal Executive and Head of the Residential Property Department.

Natalie joined the firm in January 2019 and is now Head of the Residential Conveyancing Team.

Natalie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, having trained at a Top 100 law firm in Exeter, before more recently working for a niche conveyancing firm.

Natalie has many years’ experience in a variety of property matters with a particular interest in new build property.

What they say about Natalie:

Highly competent and professional service.  Recommended with excellent value for money.

I had an excellent overall experience coming at a particularly difficult time in my life ….. would highly recommend.

Natalie is a credit to your Company.  She was professional, friendly and concise.  She went over and beyond to help us achieve our completion date.  We can’t thank her enough for her assistance at a very stressful time.

Leonie Rowe

Property

01752 827915   

Leonie Rowe

GCILEx – Residential Property Department

Leonie joined the Residential Property Department in June 2017 after completing her Law Degree at the University of Law in Central London. She is a residential conveyancer within the department with her own caseload and has completed her Level 6 CILEX exams with a view to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer.

Leonie specialises in all areas of residential property including sales, purchases, remortgages, transfers of equity and general legal advice. Leonie tailors her attitude and approach to each client individually so as to provide the highest level of customer service and this is evident in the positive reviews she regularly receives.

Leonie commits her time to arranging and/or taking part in various charity fundraising events in a bid to raise money towards, and awareness of, a variety of causes.

Leonie is a Fee Earner in the department with her own caseload and is currently in the process of completing her CILEX with a view to becoming a qualified Legal Executive Lawyer.

What they say about Leonie:

  • Leonie was professional, friendly and expeditious
  • Leonie did a fantastic job
  • We were extremely happy with the service we received and the speed it was delivered.  Leonie did an amazing job all round and could not complain in any way.  I will have no problem in recommending your Company to friends and family.
  • Leonie showed incredible patience and resilience with our buyers (hours in total) and ourselves in order to complete the sale of our property.  She handled everything with professionalism and was very sensitive to the angst we experienced.  We would happily recommend Leonie to anyone.
  • The service was exemplary in every way.  By far the best conveyancing service I have ever used.  The app to track progress was also fabulous -friends were very impressed.
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Conveyancing client

"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.”