Meet the Team


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.


Donna Baker

Partner & Solicitor


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.


Katherine Millman

Partner & Solicitor


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

Tim Quinn

Partner & Solicitor


Claire Waldren - Solicitor


Claire qualified in 2013 after completing her training contract in-house with AECOM Davis Langdon, a global construction consultancy.  

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 Waldren

Solicitor


Natalie Couling - Licensed Conveyancer


Natalie is a Licensed Conveyancer in our Plymouth office.

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 Couling

Licensed Conveyancer


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.


Anna Darcy

Solicitor


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 proceedings and undertakes litigious matters such as debt recovery, personal injury, property disputes and contentious probate.


Baden Broadbent

Solicitor


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.


Catherine English

Trusts & Probate Practitioner


Danielle Harris - ACILEX - Cilex Member Paralegal


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 Harris

ACILEX - Cilex Member Paralegal


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.


Nick Kramarenko

Trainee Solicitor


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, Probate matters and Lasting Powers of Attorney.


Ellie Colbourne

Paralegal


Sam Ellis - Head of Accounts


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


Sam Ellis

Head of Accounts


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.


Julia Ameer Ali

Probate Administrator


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.


Heather Gilmore

Paralegal


Olivia Jordan - Paralegal


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



Olivia Jordan

Paralegal


Vanda Daniels - 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 Daniels

Paralegal


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.


Annette Harmer

Property Assistant/Paralegal


Michelle Stacey - Paralegal


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.


Michelle Stacey

Paralegal


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.



Jasmine Morris

Paralegal


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 Claire Waldren in the Plymouth office.


Tina Wengradt

Property Assistant/Paralegal


Nicola Ronan - Property Assistant/Paralegal


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.


Nicola Ronan

Property Assistant/Paralegal


Cherry Davies - Paralegal


Cherry joined Howard and Over in 2023 following a degree in Criminology and Law. Cherry works in the Ivybridge office assisting with residential property transactions.


Cherry Davies

Paralegal


Debbie Wilcox - Accounts


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


Debbie Wilcox

Accounts


Dan Causey - Property Administration


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

Dan works in the property department within the Ivybridge office dealing with post completion matters.


Dan Causey

Property Administration


Tina Power - Receptionist (Ivybridge)


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


Tina Power

Receptionist (Ivybridge)