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Greg French, Managing Director

Greg French joined the property department at AFG LAW in 2002. He became a partner and head of the department in 2004. Greg’s areas of expertise include: wills, inheritance tax planning, residential and commercial conveyancing, commercial leases and probate work.

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Anita Boardman, Managing Director

Anita is a partner at AFG LAW in the property and private client department. Initially qualified as a licensed conveyancer, she qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and now also specialises in elderly client services such as wills, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection work and probate. She is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

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Rahil Khan, Director

Rahil is a specialist criminal practitioner appearing at magistrates courts on a daily basis to represent clients who face a full and wide range of offences.

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Teresa Vickers, Director

Teresa Vickers qualified as a solicitor in 1982. She joined AFG LAW as a partner in September 2007. Teresa is the one of the supervising partners in the family and civil department and leads a team of specialist children representatives who are all on the Law Society’s Children Panel.

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Catherine Woolley, Director

Cath has been a qualified solicitor since July 2001. Throughout her career Cath has specialised in family law and, in particular, matters concerning children. In November 2006 she became appointed as a member of the Children Panel as a children representative.

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Emma Cordock, Director

Emma Cordock joined AFG LAW in November 2007. She qualified as a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in June 2008 and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in April 2011. She currently undertakes family work. She specialises in representing parents and grandparents in care proceedings and working with victims of domestic violence.

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Carl Fletcher, Director

Carl joined AFG LAW in June 1996 and commenced studying for the legal executive qualification. Working within the residential property department, Carl predominantly acts on behalf of clients in the sale and purchase of domestic properties, remortgages and equity release transactions.

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Michael Morgan, Senior Property Lawyer

Michael Morgan has been with the firm since 1961 and qualified as a solicitor in 1966. He was a partner between the years 1970 to 2004, after which he retired from the partnership to become a senior associate within the practice. He now concentrates his time as a private client lawyer specialising in people and their affairs and, in particular, their property.

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Leigh Morgan, Associate Solicitor

Leigh joined the practice in 1999 weeks before qualifying as a solicitor and over the last 10 years has specialised solely in criminal defence work. A considerable proportion of her time is spent with suspects in the police station throughout their detention, advising on issues of law, police powers and charge.

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Jill Parratt, Associate Solicitor

Jill advises in all areas of law to do with the break-up of the family or relationship, specialising in private law applications for contact, residence and / or any other issue that may arise in relation to children. Jill acts for both married and unmarried clients on their rights in relation to property and assets upon separation.

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Katie Jackson, Associate Solicitor

Katie joined AFG LAW in 2017 as a family solicitor. She is also a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel.  

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Tracy Haslam, Business Development Manager and Chartered Legal Executive

Tracy Haslam qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in June 2007 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in February 2008. She became an Advocate in 2014 and specialises in the preparation of crown court matters.

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Laura Hitchen, Assistant Solicitor

Laura started working in law firms in 2007, qualifying as a solicitor in 2009, and has specialised in family law since qualification. Laura has worked in Manchester since 2012 and has developed a good reputation both amongst her peers and the charitable/support sector in the city. Laura’s ability to identify and meet her clients’ needs […]

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Jennifer Evans, Solicitor

Jennifer initially trained in civil and reached a senior level as a Deputy Business Unit Director over a department of 60 staff. She was called to the bar in 2010 then took the decision to pursue a desire to practise in family law and retrained, cross-qualifying as a family solicitor in early 2016 and now […]

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Gayle Clipsham, Chartered Legal Executive

Gayle is a chartered legal executive and family lawyer who advises in all areas of public and private family law. She specialises in advising parents, grandparents and other family members regarding care proceedings as well as in relation to difficulties they may be experiencing in respect of contact and residence for children.

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Matthew Taylor, Assistant Solicitor

Matt is an Assistant Solicitor in our civil department.  He first began working for AFG as a paralegal in the Family Department in 2013, before starting his training contract in March 2015. Having qualified in October 2106 after seven years of training, Matt chose to practice Civil Litigation.

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Samantha Calley, Costs Draftsman

Sammi started working in the costs environment in 2010 as an Audio Typist. It was within an external firm that Sammi received training in all areas of Personal Injury, Wills & Probate & Civil dispute costs including Schedules of Costs, Bills of Costs and, following the Jackson Reforms in 2013, Precedent H Cost Budgets. In […]

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Rhianne Williams, Trainee Licenced Conveyancer

Rhianne started at AFG LAW in 2004 as an office administrator, working for Anita Boardman as a Secretary from our Bolton office. In 2013 when we opened a second office in Bury, Rhianne was one of the founding team members in Bury. Working as a secretary to Greg French, her level of knowledge and skills […]

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Tom Williams, Independent Financial Adviser

Tom has over 20 years experience of working as a Financial Adviser and has been part of AFG LAW Financial Planning since September 2015. He has extensive experience in helping clients with a wide range of financial planning needs including protection, pensions, investments and Inheritance Tax Planning.

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