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COVID 19 Update

During the present public emergency, the offices of Wood Sherwood LLP will be closed to members of the public. Essential staff are continuing to work from the office, whilst others are working remotely, in order to provide a full range of services to our clients.

For the time being and until further notice, we will not be able to visit any individual or care home out of the office because of the risk of infection for our staff and our most vulnerable clients We remain happy to discuss matters with clients by telephone and to take instructions and will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum.

Please continue to contact us using the details at the foot of this page. In addition, in order to arrange a telephone appointment or delivery of documents, please ring 01759 302791

Welcome to Wood Sherwood Solicitors

For over 30 years Wood Sherwood Solicitors have played a prominent part in the communal and business life of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Today we provide decisive legal advice, guidance and solutions to over 1500 individual, business and organisational clients who value our high standard of legal support.

Meet the people behind Wood Sherwood Solicitors

Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence

Partner

Tim Lawrence

Experienced Solicitor and Partner.

Head of the Firm’s Family and Dispute Resolution departments.

Qualified as a solicitor in 1993

Main areas of practice include:

  • Family Law (80% of workload, includng: Prenuptial agreements, Cohabitation advice, Separation and relationship breakdown, Children Law, Family Finance)
  • Dispute Resolution (8%)
  • Employment Law advice (10%)
Helen Coates

Helen Coates

Partner

Helen E Coates

Experienced Solicitor and Partner.

Head of the Firm’s Private Client and Conveyancing departments.

Qualified as a solicitor in 2001

Main areas of practice include:

  • Wills, Probate and Estate Administration (75% of workload)
  • Residential Conveyancing (22%)
Martin Wood

Martin Wood

Consultant / Notary Public

J Martin Wood

Martin is an experienced solicitor and is the former senior partner of the firm, having established it in 1987.

He is also a Notary Public.

Although Martin no longer practices as a solicitor, (instead offering assistance to the firm in a consultant capacity), he continues to practice as a Notary.

Richard Gooch

Richard Gooch

Associate Solicitor

Richard Gooch

Experienced Associate Solicitor. Formerly a partner of a leading Regional Law Firm

Qualified as a solicitor in 1988

Main areas of practice include:

  • Residential Conveyancing (70% of workload)
  • Commercial Property (22%)
Anthony Atkin

Anthony Atkin

Associate Solicitor

Anthony Atkin

Experienced Assistant Solicitor. Formerly a partner in his own practice in Driffield for many years.

Qualified as a solicitor in 1984

Main areas of practice include:

  • Wills and Probate (60% of workload)
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (13%)
  • Conveyancing, including residential, commercial and agricultural property (19%)
Andrea Carter

Andrea Carter

Chartered Legal Executive

Andrea Carter

Andrea worked within the legal profession since 1987 before qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2000.

Main areas of practice include:

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (95%)
  • Court of Protection work (5%)
Lucy Stubley

Lucy Stubley

Chartered Legal Executive

Lucy Stubley

Very experienced Chartered Legal Executive, having qualified in 1994

Main areas of practice include:

  • Residential Conveyancing including (95% of workload, including: Sales and purchases of freehold property, Sales and purchases of leasehold property, Plot Sales, Remortgages)
  • Transfers of Equity (3%)
Kerry Chisholm

Kerry Chisholm

Conveyancer

Kerry Colley

Kerry is an Associate Legal Executive and an experienced conveyancer having joined the firm as a trainee in 2006. Since then she has worked exclusively on residential property cases.

Main areas of practice include:

  • Residential Conveyancing including (98% of workload, including: Sales and purchases of freehold property, Sales and purchases of leasehold property, Plot Sales, Remortgages)
  • Transfers of Equity (2%)