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Jane Lodeto

Jane Lodeto

Solicitor and Director

Jane Lodeto qualified as a solicitor in 2003 following a Law Degree at the University of East Anglia and a Legal Practice Course with the College of Law.  She has specialised in Family Law and Wills and Probate since qualification.  She is a member of Resolution and is keen to ensure that family matters are settled with as little acrimony as possible.  Jane is also skilled in advising on the preparation of Wills and winding up of estates after death with particular consideration for providing for the care of children and giving advice regarding cohabitees and Inheritance Tax.  Jane updates her knowledge continuously by completing professional development courses and by subscribing to numerous legal journals and websites. 

Jane also volunteers at Havens Hospices to give training to their staff on the legal aspects for people at the end of their life.  As a mother of a primary school age child Jane has a strong empathy with her clients going through family breakdown or loss, and planning for the future.

T: 01268 565 769

E: [email protected]

  https://twitter.com/JaneLodeto

Jane Elgar

Jane Elgar

Solicitor and Director

Jane Elgar specialises in Employment Law, Human Resources, Equity Release and Conveyancing, and was previously a partner of Liddell and Company.  She qualified as a solicitor in 2005 with a PhD in Employment Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  She has a depth of knowledge in employment matters and advises both employers and individuals.  Jane has written articles for the Institute of Employment Rights publications; British Journal of Industrial Relations; Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economic Research and Discussion Papers; Industrial Law Journal; and an article in a book New Perspectives on Industrial Disputes published by Routledge in 1993.

Jane also brings to her role a practical understanding of workplace matters based on a number of years working at senior management level in both the public and private sectors and in Human Resources.  She uses this experience in offering a full HR package of services.  Jane has experience in Equity Release and residential and commercial Conveyancing  and regularly partakes in updating professional development courses. 

T: 01277 636 426

M: 07707 994 384

E: [email protected]

http://twitter.com/JaneElgarLaw

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson

Trainee Solicitor

Holly studied Law at the University of East Anglia where she graduated with a 2.1 Honours in 2012 followed by a number of years travelling in Australia.  She worked as a Paralegal with the firm for a year before beginning her LPC with the University of Law and a training contract in September 2017.  She is now a Trainee Solicitor with the firm and will qualify as a solicitor in 2019.

Holly will be working in all practice areas during her 2 year training but she predominately works within the Family Law department and intends to specialise in Family Law upon qualification.  She has a strong knowledge of divorce law and processes, and generally runs all of the divorce cases under the supervision of Jane Lodeto.  She has completed over 50 divorces in her first year of training. 

Holly is mainly based in our Benfleet office.

T: 01268 565 769

E: [email protected]

Victoria Ferguson

Victoria Ferguson

Paralegal and Assistant to Jane Lodeto

Victoria is currently training with CILEx to initially become a Paralegal, specialising in Wills and Probate, with a view to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive.  She also works alongside Jane Lodeto as her assistant.  Victoria has been working in the areas of Wills and Probate since 2014 and has quickly gained experience since beginning her course in 2016.  She regularly advises clients on the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Victoria gained Distinction in her GNVQ Legal Secretary Diplomo and also has a strong background in Family Law.  She will often be the first person you speak to when you contact us regarding Wills and Probate. 

Victoria is mainly based in our Benfleet office.

T: 01268 565 769

E: [email protected]

Jessica Merriam

Jessica Merriam

Assistant to Jane Elgar

Jessica is Jane Elgar’s assistant and is the main point of contact for Commercial and Residential Conveyancing.  Jessica is also one of the first people you will deal with in our Employment Law & Human Resources departments.  She is mainly based in our Billericay office.

Jessica joined the firm in 2015 and has gained an NVQ in Business and Administration.

T: 01277 636 426

E: [email protected]

Joshua Butt

Joshua Butt

Conveyancing Assistant

Joshua joined the firm in 2016 and has completed an NVQ in Business and Administration.  Since then he has been working with us as a Conveyancing Assistant.  He will often be your first point of contact regarding Conveyancing and works from both our Benfleet and Billericay offices.  He deals with the procedural matters of Residential Conveyancing and is supervised by Jane Elgar.

Joshua also manages our social media, website and blogging.  Please contact Joshua if there is an area of law you would like to see us write a blog for, or if you are interested in taking part in any of our charitable events.

T: 01277 636 426

E: [email protected]

Aimee Lowe

Aimee Lowe

Administration Assistant

Aimee is based in our Benfleet Office on our reception and will often be the first person you meet or speak to at that office. She can assist you in making appointments, taking payments, and updating you on the progress of some matters.

T: 01268 565 769

E: [email protected]

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