Welcome to Howard & Over Solicitors

At Howard & Over we are an approachable and professional law firm providing you with a wide range of legal services and honest legal advice. 

 We get to know our clients to tailor our services to match your individual needs.

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 2023 (up to £3m t/o) at the Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards.

Devon & Somerset Law Society Awards 2023

The services we offer

Our People

We are normal people who just happen to be experts in law!
We speak your language to help you with your legal needs.

Donna Baker

Donna BakerPartner & Solicitor

Katherine Millman

Katherine MillmanPartner & Solicitor

Tim Quinn

Tim QuinnPartner & Solicitor

Julia Ameer Ali

Julia Ameer AliProbate Administrator

Baden Broadbent

Baden BroadbentSolicitor

Dan Causey

Dan CauseyLegal Assistant

Lisa Chapman

Lisa ChapmanCommercial Assistant

Ellie Colbourne

Ellie ColbourneTrainee Solicitor

Natalie Couling

Natalie CoulingAssociate Licensed Conveyancer

Vanda Daniels

Vanda DanielsSenior Paralegal

Anna Darcy

Anna DarcySolicitor

Sam Ellis

Sam EllisOffice Manager & Head of Accounts

Catherine English

Catherine EnglishTrusts & Probate Practitioner

Heather Gilmore

Heather GilmoreParalegal

Annette Harmer

Annette HarmerProperty Assistant

Olivia Jordan

Olivia JordanParalegal

Lorraine Kernick

Lorraine KernickProbate Administrator

Alice King

Alice KingParalegal

Nick Kramarenko

Nick KramarenkoTrainee Solicitor

Daisy Morris

Daisy MorrisLegal Assistant

Jasmine Morris

Jasmine MorrisParalegal

Tina Power

Tina PowerReceptionist (Ivybridge)

Nicola Ronan

Nicola RonanProperty Assistant

Amy Smith

Amy SmithReception (Plymouth)

Danielle Soanes

Danielle SoanesResidential Conveyancer (ACILEX)

Michelle Stacey

Michelle StaceyProperty Assistant

George Summerfield

George SummerfieldParalegal

Claire Waldren

Claire WaldrenAssociate Solicitor

Tina Wengradt

Tina WengradtProperty Assistant

Debbie Wilcox

Debbie WilcoxAccounts

Donna Baker

Donna Baker - Partner & Solicitor

Donna Baker is a partner of the firm 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.

In Donna's spare time she enjoys body combat classes and walking her lively dogs on Dartmoor.

Donna's clients say:

"Donna and her team made this complicated purchase easy"

"Donna was excellent.  She is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable.  Very happy with the service provided"

Katherine Millman

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.

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 able to deal with difficult matters such as succession as well as 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.

Katherine enjoys exploring the local countryside especially walking on Dartmoor and the coastal paths with her spaniel and children.

Katherine's clients say:

"Katherine was very efficient and business-like, she and her team worked well together, were friendly and explained the jargon in simple language"

"Katherine was very easy to deal with, gave us good personalised advice and made Will writing and the whole LPA process very easy. She made a very complex process very simple for us"

"The service was exceptional, I cannot thank you enough"

"You can't improve upon perfection"

Tim Quinn

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

Julia Ameer Ali

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.

Baden Broadbent

Baden Broadbent - Solicitor

Baden joined Howard and Over in 2024 and works in the dispute litigation department in the Marsh Mills office.

Baden has a lot of experience in representing clients in court and currently undertakes contentious civil matters such as professional negligence, debt recovery and property disputes.

Dan Causey

Dan Causey - Legal Assistant

Dan joined Howard and Over in 2022 and is currently studying an LLB in Law at Plymouth University.

Dan works in the commercial department within the Marsh Mills office.

Lisa Chapman

Lisa Chapman - Commercial Assistant

Lisa joined the firm in 2024 as a Commercial Property Assistant, working at our Plymouth Office.

Lisa has over 18 years’ experience working within the Public and Private legal sector and has worked on some high value and complex cases.

Lisa assists with the sale and purchase of property and businesses as well as leases and land.

Ellie Colbourne

Ellie Colbourne - Trainee Solicitor

Ellie started as a paralegal in our private client department after gaining a first class honours degree in law and following completing her LPC has now a training contract with the firm.

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, Probate matters and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Natalie Couling

Natalie Couling - Associate Licensed Conveyancer

Natalie is a Licensed Conveyancer in our Plymouth office and joint head of the residential conveyancing department.

Natalie has been with Howard & Over since 2015 and has over 10 years of experience within conveyancing.

Natalie specialises in dealing with a wide range of residential conveyancing transactions including the sale and purchase both freehold and leasehold property, new builds, transfers of equity and re-mortgages.

Natalie's clients say:

"Very efficient. Natalie was excellent and answered all my queries quickly and clearly. Howard & Over dealt with the correspondence timeously. Could not have received a better service"

"Many thanks to you and all your team for the great work you have done for me in the two sales and one purchase. I am absolutely delighted... You have both been really helpful and made the whole thing happen in record speed. Thank you again"

Vanda Daniels

Vanda Daniels - Senior Paralegal

Vanda works within the property department at Howard and Over dealing with the purchase and sale of residential properties.  

Vanda is based at the Ivybridge office and works closely with Claire and Danielle.

Vanda spends her spare time babysitting and socialising with her many friends.

Anna Darcy

Anna Darcy - Solicitor

Anna joined Howard and Over in 2023 having qualified with another local firm in the property department.

Anna is a qualified solicitor, having completed her law degree and LPC locally in Devon. Anna also have a masters degree in law, business and management.

Anna works in the Plymouth office and deals with residential property matters such as sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold property.

Sam Ellis

Sam Ellis - Office Manager & Head of Accounts

Sam has been with Howard and Over since leaving school, working her way up in the firm to become manager of the offices as well as head of the accounts department.

Catherine English

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

Heather Gilmore - Paralegal

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

Heather works in the commercial property department dealing with the sale and purchase of property and businesses, leases and land.

Annette Harmer

Annette Harmer - Property Assistant

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.

Olivia Jordan

Olivia Jordan - Paralegal

Following a Law Degree, LPC and LLM Masters in Law, Olivia joined Howard and Over and now works closely with Tim Quinn assisting in with personal injury matters in the Plymouth Office.

Lorraine Kernick

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 Catherine English in the Plymouth office.

Alice King

Alice King - Paralegal

Having completed a Law Degree, Alice joined Howard and Over in 2023 and works in the private client department dealing with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates.

Nick Kramarenko

Nick Kramarenko - Trainee Solicitor

After gaining extensive experience working as a paralegal undertaking litigation matters, Nick started his training contract with Howard and Over in 2022 and is currently undertaking a seat in the private client department in Ivybridge.

Whilst undertaking the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney, Nick continues to take on litigation matters such as contentious probate issues, property litigation/boundary issues as well as personal injury matters.

Daisy Morris

Daisy Morris - Legal Assistant

Daisy works in the property department in our Ivybridge Office, assisting Danielle Harris with regard to property sales and purchases.

Daisy is in the process of completing a business administration apprenticeship.

Jasmine Morris

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 cars, she works alongside Natalie Couling dealing with the sale and purchase of properties.

Tina Power

Tina Power - Receptionist (Ivybridge)

Tina joined Howard and Over in 2023 and runs the reception in the Ivybridge office.

Nicola Ronan

Nicola Ronan - Property Assistant

Nicola joined Howard and Over after gaining experience in the property industry through estate agency.  Nicola is able to use her wealth of experience in the industry to deal efficiently with both sale and purchase transactions, working closely with Danielle Harris in the Ivybridge office.

Amy Smith

Amy Smith - Reception (Plymouth)

Amy recently joined Howard and Over following a background of working in the medical profession.

Amy is part of the reception team in the Plymouth office.

Danielle Soanes

Danielle Soanes - Residential Conveyancer (ACILEX)

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 in 2017 under an apprenticeship scheme and after successfully completing a level three in business administration she worked her way up to becoming a paralegal before starting training to be a Legal Executive. Danielle has since completed her Level 3 exams as is now a member of the chartered institute of legal executives.

Danielle enjoys baking at the weekends, as well as going to the gym.

Danielle's clients say:

"You are an asset to Howard & Over"

"She was approachable, thorough, responsive, professional, efficient and friendly throughout"

Michelle Stacey

Michelle Stacey - Property Assistant

Michelle joined Howard and Over following a background in property including working as an estate agent.

Michelle works with Natalie, assisting in the sale and purchase of residential properties within the Plymouth property department.

George Summerfield

George Summerfield - Paralegal

After completing his law degree, George joined Howard and Over as a paralegal and now works within the private client department undertaking the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and assisting in the administration of estates.

Claire Waldren

Claire Waldren - Associate Solicitor

Claire qualified in 2013 after completing her training contract in-house with AECOM Davis Langdon, a global construction consultancy.  Claire is joint head of the residential conveyancing department at Howard and Over.

Claire has experience in a wide range of commercial transactions including commercial contracts, financing, business leases, business sales and purchases, commercial property sales and purchases, and high value and complex residential sales and purchases.   

In 2015 Claire qualified in Scots Law and spent several years dealing with residential and commercial property in Scotland. From Plymouth, Claire has good local knowledge and understanding of the Plymouth and surrounding areas and market.

Claire enjoys spending time with her two daughters.

Claire's clients say:

"You were so helpful and kind and always on hand for my queries."

"I would like to thank you Claire personally for all your help & hard work & keeping me up to speed in every step of the way"

Tina Wengradt

Tina Wengradt - Property Assistant

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 Anna Darcy in the Plymouth office.

Debbie Wilcox

Debbie Wilcox - Accounts

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

EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE from normal people

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We have received the Law Society’s LeXcel accreditation awarded to firms for excellence in practice management and client care.

No matter what the issue, we’re always on the other end of a phone to provide you with legal help! At Howard & Over you are our priority.

A range of services…

Looking for support and advice from highly qualified solicitors in commercial property, residential property or conveyancing?  Wills, probates, personal injury or litigation?  We can help you with expert legal advice.

Professional, Affordable and Efficient 

Our hourly rates are competitive offering fixed fees so that you maintain control of your budget.

All of our offices have close parking and disabled access, and we will always work around you and your needs, so you don’t have anything to worry about! We are experienced, approachable solicitors ready to advise you with your legal issues whenever you need us.

At Howard & Over we will be able to help you from our offices in Plymouth and Ivybridge as well as in surrounding areas including South Hams, South West, Ashburton, Devon, Tavistock and further afield.