Hethertons Solicitors

Shining a light on no-fault divorce

Simon Nellar

Head of Family Law

T: 01904 528383

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Simon joined Hethertons in 1981 and has specialised in family law for the past 20 years. He has extensive experience of divorce and separation, drafting cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements and acting in children’s cases.

Simon is a member of Resolution, an accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Panel and a Resolution-accredited specialist in financial and children proceedings. He is also a trained collaborative lawyer and a qualified mediator.

Simon Crack

Head of Residential Conveyancing

T: 01904 528227

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Simon has been with Hethertons for more than 15 years and is both a Director and the head of the firm’s Business Support Unit. He is also a member of the York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and the Law Society’s Property Section.

Barbara Stephens

Head of Wills and Probate, Senior Associate Solicitor

T: 01904 528221

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Barbara joined Hethertons almost 14 years’ ago and specialises in drafting wills and codicils, drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney and registering them with the Office of the Public Guardian. She also has extensive experience of advising newly-bereaved clients, applying for Grants of Probate and administering estates, advising the elderly, registering Enduring Powers of Attorney and applying for Deputyship Orders.

Barbara is a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Lee Higham

Associate Solicitor

T: 01904 528220

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Lee joined Hethertons in September 2015. She worked as a paralegal with a number of law firms before qualifying as a solicitor in early 2014. Lee specialises in drafting wills and codicils, drafting and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney, applying for Grants of Probate and administering estates and advising the elderly.

Jo Yeates

Head of Employment Law

T: 01904 528219

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Jo has been specialising in employment law for over 10 years and advises local people on a range of issues, from making a Tribunal claim to the laws governing redundancy settlements. She takes pride in a practical, plain-language approach to resolving her clients’ issues.