Welcome to Howard & Over Solicitors

We are normal people who just happen to be experts in law! We speak your language, we deliver results and we always let you know what’s happening.

Neil AdamsResidential Conveyancer

Julia Ameer AliProbate Administrator

Donna BakerPartner & Solicitor

Becky BromfieldPartner

Lisa CleggCommercial Property Assistant/Paralegal

Ellie ColbourneParalegal

Regan CornellParalegal

Natalie CoulingConveyancer

Sam EllisHead of Accounts

Catherine EnglishTrusts & Probate Practitioner

Heather GilmoreParalegal

Annette HarmerProperty Assistant/Paralegal

Danielle HarrisTrainee Legal Executive

Lorraine KernickProbate Administrator

Nick KramarenkoParalegal

Andy LuggerConsultant

Katherine MillmanPartner & Solicitor

Jasmine MorrisParalegal

Nicole NorrisProperty Assistant

Tim QuinnPartner & Solicitor

Louisa WansellConveyancer

Rachel WebbProperty Assistant

Tina WengradtProperty Assistant/Paralegal

Debbie WilcoxAccounts

Neil Adams - Residential Conveyancer

Neil joined Howard and Over in 2021 and now heads the Residential Conveyancing team in the Ivybridge office.

Neil has lived in Ivybridge all of his life and benefits from his local knowledge of the area.  He has vast experience in dealing with residential property sales, purchases and re-mortgages having worked as a conveyancer for nearly 20 years.

Julia Ameer Ali - Probate Administrator

Julia works alongside Katherine in the Ivybridge office supporting the private client department including preparing Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and assisting in probate matters.

Donna Baker - Partner & Solicitor

Donna Baker is a partner and head of the Property Department. 

Donna qualified as a solicitor in September 2005 after completing her training contract with Foot Anstey. Donna has experience in a wide range of property transactions including business leases, business sales and purchases, commercial property sales and purchases, commercial mortgages, plot sales, small development agreements, and residential sales and purchases (particularly the high value and complex matters).

Donna is working from the Plymouth office specialising in commercial property.

Becky Bromfield - Partner

Becky Bromfield joined Howard and Over in 2015 after qualifying as a solicitor in November 2014. Becky has since been promoted to a partner of the firm and now heads the residential property department from our Plymouth office.

Becky has experience in both residential and commercial property but currently specialises in residential property in the Plymouth office.

Becky frequently deals with both freehold and leasehold property, new builds, shared ownership, help to buy, leases, lease extensions, development, transfers of land, transfers of equity and re-mortgages.

Becky has lived in Plymouth all of her life and has lived in the Elburton/Plymstock area for the last 18 years.

Lisa Clegg - Commercial Property Assistant/Paralegal

Lisa has been at Howard and Over for many years and works as an assistant in the Commercial Property department in our Plymouth office.  Lisa has a vast experience in assisting in commercial property matters and works closely with Donna Baker, the head of department.

Ellie Colbourne - Paralegal

Ellie started as a paralegal in our private client department after gaining a first class honours degree in law.

Ellie is from Plymouth and has a good knowledge of the local area and works alongside Katherine Millman and Catherine English in the private client department dealing with Will drafting, Probae matters and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Regan Cornell - Paralegal

Regan joined the firm as a paralegal in 2022. He works closely with Donna Baker in the commercial department but also assists with residential property matters.

Natalie Couling - Conveyancer

Natalie joined Howard and Over in November 2015 as a paralegal after working in the conveyancing department at Bond Dickinson LLP.  Natalie is now a licenced conveyancer.

Natalie has been working in residential conveyancing for nearly a decade.  

Natalie deals with both freehold and leasehold property, new builds, shared ownership, help to buy, leases, lease extensions, development, transfers of land, transfers of equity and re-mortgages.

Natalie works from the Plymouth Office.

Sam Ellis - Head of Accounts

Sam is head of the accounts department and works at our Plymouth office.

Catherine English - Trusts & Probate Practitioner

Catherine is a Graduate member of the Institute of Legal Executives and the Trust and Probate Practitioner in the firm.   

Catherine has lived and worked in Plymouth all her life and has more than 30 years experience in the legal profession and 20 years experience in Private Client. 

Prior to joining the firm Catherine worked at Bond Pearce (now Womble Bond Dickinson) for 18 years as a private client paralegal. 

Catherine deals with all aspects of private client work including administration of estates/probate, preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work.

Heather Gilmore - Paralegal

Heather joined the firm in 2022 as a paralegal having completed a degree in law.

Heather works in the residential property department dealing with the sale and purchase of properties.

Annette Harmer - Property Assistant/Paralegal

Annette has worked for Howard and Over for many years and has vast experience in property transactions.  Annette assists the conveyancing department in the Plymouth office.

Danielle Harris - Trainee Legal Executive

Danielle works in the Ivybridge office dealing with residential conveyancing matters including the purchase and sale of properties as well as transfers of equity.

Danielle initially joined Howard and Over under an apprenticeship scheme and after successfully completing a level three in business administration she worked her way up to becoming a paralegal before beginning to train as a Legal Executive.

Lorraine Kernick - Probate Administrator

Lorraine has worked for Howard and Over for many years and has a wealth of experience in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate.  Lorraine assists Sophia Pettit and Catherine English in the Plymouth office.

Nick Kramarenko - Paralegal

Nick joined Howard and Over in 2021 and works in the dispute resolution team in the Plymouth office.

Nick works closely with Tim Quinn on matters such as contentious probate issues, property litigation/boundary issues as well as personal injury matters.

Andy Lugger - Consultant

Andy initially started working at Howard and Over in 2020.  He has a wealth of experience in commercial property, residential property and licensing matters particularly dealing with high net worth clients and agricultural land.

Katherine Millman - Partner & Solicitor

Katherine is a partner of the firm and the head of Howard and Over’s private client department. Katherine qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and joined Howard and Over in 2012, having previously worked at another practice in the South Hams.

Katherine works from the Ivybridge Office and deals with all aspects of private client work including the administration of estates/probate matters, dealing with the administration of trusts and the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Katherine has vast experience at dealing with agricultural matters, coming from an agricultural background herself, and is also able to advise clients on tax planning.

Katherine is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly. Solicitors for the Elderly is an independent, national organisation of lawyers who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

Jasmine Morris - Paralegal

Jasmine works as a paralegal in the residential property department having graduated from Bournemouth University.

Jasmine in born and bred in Cornwall and loves classic cards, she works alongside Natalie Couling dealing with the sale and purchase of properties.

Nicole Norris - Property Assistant

Nicole joined Howard and Over in 2021 and works closely with Louisa and Natalie dealing with residential property sale and purchases.

Tim Quinn - Partner & Solicitor

Tim is a partner of the firm, he qualified in 1990 and originally worked in the City of London where he specialised in professional negligence claims.

Since moving to Plymouth in 2001 Tim has expanded his area of work to include personal injury and clinical negligence claims, but is happy to advise on all aspects of civil litigation, including contested probates and boundary disputes.

Tim is often instructed on cases which have been transferred from another firm of  solicitors where the client has been dissatisfied with the service they have received. With the increase in 'panel' solicitors appointed by insurance companies or trade unions, this is an expanding area of Tim's work.   

Tim is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyer (APIL)

Tim's work has included:

  • Recovering over £700,000 for a train driver who was injured at work when hit by an overhead power cable
  • Obtaining a payment of over £30,000 from a national firm of accountants who had miscalculated their clients tax bill.
  • Successfully defended a claim brought by a disgruntled family member who disputed his late father's will. 
  • Claiming £70,000 for a teacher who was assaulted by a violent pupil
  • Securing an admission of liability from the NHS following a botched bowel operation that almost killed the patient
  • Negotiating a settlement of over £90,000 for a client who was required to push heavy loads at work and damaged his back.
  • Successfully suing a firm of solicitors who failed to carry out identity checks on their own client who was a fraudster in a conveyancing transaction
  • Taking an appeal to the Privy Council on behalf of a Hong Kong business client

Louisa Wansell - Conveyancer

Louisa joined the Plymouth office of Howard & Over as a Residential Conveyancer in June 2021.

Louisa has worked in Conveyancing for most of her adult life and acts on a variety of property transactions, including freehold property, new build plots, help to buy, new build re-sales, leasehold, shared ownership, re-mortgages and transfers of equity. Louisa works closely with her clients and referrers to ensure transactions can proceed as smoothly as possible. Louisa is currently undertaking training with CILEx Law School to become a Chartered Legal Executive.

Louisa grew up in Hampshire and moved to the Plymouth area when she was 17. When she is not working, Louisa enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her two dogs.

Rachel Webb - Property Assistant

Rachel works in the property department in our Ivybridge Office, assisting Jo Melvin with regard to property sales and purchases.

Rachel has over 25 years experience in the NHS and came to Howard and Over in 2018.

Tina Wengradt - Property Assistant/Paralegal

Tina has worked in the property department at Howard and Over for many years and gained a wealth of experience in property and commercial matters.  Tina assists Donna Baker and Harry Austin in the Plymouth office.

Debbie Wilcox - Accounts

Debbie works in our accounts department and is based in our Plymouth office.

We are pleased to receive 98% positive feedback from our clients.

Howard & Over have received the Law Society’s LeXcel accreditation which is awarded to firms for excellence in practice management and client care. 

If there’s ever an issue, we are always just a phone call away. 

You are our priority and we trust you’ll be satisfied with our friendly and efficient approach to law.

We have offices in Plymouth and Ivybridge and deal with clients in and around these areas as well as the South Hams, Ashburton, Tavistock and further afield.

We cover a wide range of services for your business

We can deal with the sale or purchase of a business or premises as well as commercial leases. Our specialist construction dispute department also offer a fixed fee debt collection service.

We provide a professional, affordable and efficient legal service for our clients. 

Our hourly rates are competitive and we can often offer fixed fees for the work we do so that you maintain control of your budget. 

Our offices are convenient to visit and have close parking and disabled access. We take the time to meet you and ensure we fully understand your needs. We talk in the same language so there’s never any confusion.

We cover a wide range of work for you as an individual. 

This includes personal injury matters (including no win no fee) as well as various types of civil litigation including settlement agreements.

We offer an excellent conveyancing service to make your house move as easy as possible. 

We prepare Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney on a fixed price basis. We also have a wealth of experience in dealing with probate (the administration of estates), trusts and Court of Protection matters.