Meet the Staff

It’s always nice to put a face to a name or voice, or just to know who you’re dealing with, especially when it comes to something as important as buying a house or as personal as making a Will.

There’s around 150 people working at Goldsmith Williams Solicitors so it would be impossible to introduce you to everyone. We can however introduce you to the management team, the people responsible for each department of the firm and the staff who will be working on your case.


Property

Lynne McCaffrey | Head of Property

Lynne McCaffrey | Head of Property

Lynne McCaffrey joined Goldsmith Williams in 2005 and is responsible for the day to day running of the Property Department. She is a Licensed Conveyancer with over 18 years experience and has worked at every stage of the conveyancing process, leading to a role as conveyancing Manager and subsequent appointment to Head of Property.

Personal Injury

Adele Whittle | Director of Operations (Contentious)

Adele Whittle | Director of Operations (Contentious)

Adele oversees the contentious side of the firm including the Personal Injury and Care Home Fees Departments. Adele is a qualified solicitor with over 10 years PQE and has been with the firm since 2003 when she joined as an RTA solicitor. She has recently been appointed as Director, responsible for all the firm’s contentious business.

Wills and Probate

Linda Cummins | Head of Wills and Probate

Linda Cummins | Head of Wills and Probate

Linda is a qualified Solicitor of 13 years and a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner of 11 years. She is a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). She specialises in all aspects of Wills, Probate, Estate Planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work with 20 years overall legal experience.

Equity Release

Richard Espley, Director of Equity Release

Richard Espley | Director of Equity Release

A specialist property lawyer, Richard joined the firm in 2003 and heads the Equity Release team advising thousands of clients each year on releasing equity from their homes to support them in retirement. The department has an established national presence and Richard also serves as the firm’s representative at the Equity Release Solicitors Alliance.

Finance

Allister Hill | Finance Director

Allister Hill | Finance Director

Allister Hill is responsible for the financial management of the partnership and associated companies. He joined Goldsmith Williams in March 2009 following previous roles at Carole Nash Insurance, Littlewoods and American Express.

Human Resources

Barbara Hillen | Head of Human Resources

Barbara Hillen | Head of Human Resources

Barbara is responsible for the day to day running of the HR Department. Barbara joined Goldsmith Williams in 2004 as an HR Assistant, leading to a role as HR manager and subsequent appointment to Head of Human Resources. She is also responsible for payroll, customer service, and quality assurance.


The Partners

Eddie Goldsmith

Eddie Goldsmith

Eddie is a founding partner in Goldsmith Williams Solicitors and former President of the Liverpool Law Society. He is currently the Chairman of the Conveyancing Association (CA) and is a recognised specialist and speaker in his field, writing columns for various national business magazines and online blogs.

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

As one of the founding partners, Chris is a specialist conveyancing solicitor and has been instrumental in the success of Goldsmith Williams through his business acumen and innovative ideas including ICT development and staff training. Chris continues to take a leading role in the strategic development of the firm.

Simon Cottrell

Simon Cottrell

Senior partner Simon Cottrell joined the firm in 1986 and was instrumental in its expansion into Personal Injury litigation due to his national reputation as a specialist litigation solicitor. He has been on the editoral committee of the Claims Management magazine as well as being a member of both APIL and MASS.


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Client Feedback

I think comments made previously suffice. I really don't think I could have had better service. Thank you. Your staff are extremely good and courteous.

Mr Waite - 9/10 (Home Equity Release)