Legal Advisors of Aylesbury

Founded in 1775, Parrott and Coales has been a part of Aylesbury for nearly 250 years

Protecting you and your family

Parrott and Coales offer many personal legal services to suit your individual needs

Buying or selling a home?

The team here at Parrott & Coales will do all they can to minimise disruptions with the use of market-leading conveyancing software.

Specialist legal advice for your business

Parrott & Coales provides specialist legal advice to businesses and charities of all sizes in the local area and further afield.

Welcome to Parrott & Coales

Parrott & Coales has been a part of Aylesbury since 1775 . We are Aylesbury’s longest-standing law firm, providing excellent service and legal support to individuals and businesses.

Our expert and specialist teams provide clear advice on a wide range of commercial, wills/probate, dispute resolution, property, employment, family and notarial matters.

We can help you with personal matters such as:

And support your business endeavours with:

Whatever advice you require, call us today on 01296 318 500 for an initial discussion or meeting so that you can find out what steps to take next.

Extremely happy with all aspects. Richard, friendly, empathetic. Did all he could to ensure my best interests were met.

A big thank you to Jane for her hard work, guidance and patience as we discussed our plans.
Wills, Trusts & Probate

It is good to know that you have Parrott & Coales supportive staff behind you during the stress of moving house. Thanks Tim.

I used P&C to get a grant of probate. I dealt with Jeremy Holding and was delighted with the service he provided. I found him to be friendly, professional and efficient.
Wills, Trusts & Probate

Parrott and Coales have been our family solicitors for years. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Meet the Team


Emily Barbeary

Practice Areas:

Wills, Probate and Estate Administration, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection.


CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Probate Practice)

Emily is currently continuing with her studies at CILEx Law School with the aim of qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive.

Emily provides assistance to our lawyers in the Wills, Probate and Trusts department on a range of matters. Under supervision she drafts Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax forms, and Deputyship application forms, and is fully involved in the administration of Trusts and Estates.

Outside of the office:

In her spare time, Emily will most often be found sketching or painting, but she does also enjoy walking, reading, playing piano, and attending the theatre.


Lynda Byrom


Michelle Chijeche
Conveyancing Assistant

Michelle joined the team in February 2021 as a conveyancing assistant. She obtained a LLB from Cardiff University in 2018 and has been working in residential property since. She specialises in drafting contracts, reviewing enquiries, dealing with registration and HMLR requisitions and handling exchanges and completions.

Outside of work, Michelle enjoys physical fitness and sports, competing in friendly and competitive Netball for over five years and has completed the Cardiff half marathon.


Emily Davis
Legal Executive

Practice Areas: Conveyancing

Emily has vast experience with a ride range of property transactions ranging from large developments, plot sales, residential property, shared ownership and more recently the Help To buy government schemes. Emily enjoys assisting a wide range of clients whether it be a  first purchase or a client who has undertaken many different transactions over the years.

Outside of the Office:

In her personal life she has two young sons who take up the majority of her time, she enjoys cooking, reading and long countryside walks with her family.


Jane Dwyer
Associate Solicitor

Practice Areas:

Probate, trusts, wills, tax and elderly client advice.


BA (Hons) Modern History, Oxford University

Solicitor England and Wales 2011

Jane is a Solicitor and member of the Law Society England and Wales, and is the Head of our Trusts and Estates team.

Jane advises clients on a range of matters including probate, the administration of estates and the drawing up of all types of wills. Jane also advises on trusts, on Lasting Powers of Attorney and on Deputyship applications and she provides elderly client advice. Before joining Parrott and Coales in 2005, Jane worked for many years in the financial services industry and she has considerable experience in dealing with various types of financial products and policies.

Outside of the office:

Jane has two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family.


Doudja Godleman


Jennifer Haig


Jeremy Holding
Senior Trust & Probate Manager

Senior Trust and Probate Manager


LLB (Hons) – University of Westminster

Diploma – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Committee member of the STEP BBH branch.

Practice Areas:

Private Client – Trusts, Probate, and Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, and Wills.

Jeremy advises clients on a range of Private Client matters including Trusts, Administering Estates (estate and intestate), all matters regarding the Court of Protection including Statutory Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and elderly client advice, asset protection, and Wills.

Outside of the office:

Jeremy enjoys watching most sports, especially cricket and football (he’s a Blackpool fan). He also enjoys the theatre, films, books, cooking, and travelling to Greece; but not necessarily in that order.


Sharon Howlett
Accounts Manager


Joma Lawton
Solicitor - Residential Conveyancing

Practice Areas:

Residential Conveyancing.


Joma trained at Hine Solicitors where she qualified as a residential property solicitor. She specialises in high value properties and high net worth individuals as well as acting for companies expanding their portfolios. She can assist clients with sales, purchases, re-mortgages and equity releases. Having moved to Aylesbury a few years ago she is looking forward to the opportunity to work in the town she calls home.

Outside of the office:

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She loves nothing more than a trip to the theatre or the spa with her husband. Joma also assists with Refugee Compassion, an apolitical ministry providing aid to those in need in both Northern France and Syria so she can often be found cooking up a charity lunch, packing a van of aid or nipping over to Calais


John Leggett



John has broad experience in Commercial and Private Client work in non-contentious areas.

His expertise lies in Administration of Charities, Company and Commercial work, Conveyancing and Wills and Probate.

Outside of the office:

John has a diverse and varied social calendar. He takes part in many local events, as well as sporting activities.

  • Clerk to The William Harding Charity
  • Clerk to The Thomas Hickman Charity
  • Chairman of the Board of Governors of Swanbourne House School
  • Trustee for Scanappeal
  • President Whitchurch Cricket Club
  • Royal Yacht Association Coastal Skipper
  • Past Captain & President of Ellesborough Golf Club


Gemma Magill
Solicitor - Family Law



Law LLB ( First Class Hons)- University of Hertfordshire
Legal Practice Course – The Collage of Law, Bloomsbury London
Solicitor of England and Wales 2016

Following training with Deo Volente Solicitors, Gemma qualified as a solicitor in 2016. Gemma is a member of the family department and is able to advise clients on a range of matters including contact, residence and specific issue disputes involving matters such as a child’s religion and relocation as well as, prohibited steps orders, applications for parental responsibility, grandparents rights and many other issues affecting children. Gemma is able to provide advice in respect of divorce and finances as well as cohabitation rights on separation. Gemma has also undertaken her own advocacy in the local Family Courts on behalf of our clients.

Gemma dedicates a number of hours to the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Armed Forces Charity, SSAFA advising on a range of family law topics.

Outside of the office:

Gemma enjoys spending time with her family and friends, partaking in outdoor activities such as Hockey and Volleyball and travelling.


Barry Mcloughlin
Solicitor - Head of Commercial Law

Head of Commercial

Barry has worked as a solicitor for businesses of all sizes. Having worked as an in-house solicitor  he understand the client’s point of view. Barry has a proactive business minded approach legal advice.

Outside the Office

Outside of the office Barry’s main interests are football, theatre and hill walking.


Sarah McLoughlin
Notary Public


Andrea Norfor

Andrea joined the Parrott & Coales team in January 2021 as a licensed conveyancer specialising in residential property. After working in residential conveyancing since 1992, Andrea qualified in 2005 with a long list of specialisms including sales and purchases of registered and unregistered residential properties, new builds, lease extensions, assents and transfer of equities.

Outside of work, Andrea likes going on countryside walks and spending time doing botanical watercolour painting or Chinese brush painting. When she isn’t doing this she enjoys cooking – as well as eating out – and travelling to different countries to see historical sights, museums and galleries.


Avril Price


Catrina Saracino

Law LLB, LPC and LLM (Masters Degree) with commendation

01296 318528

Catrina joined the team at Parrott & Coales in September 2021 as a Solicitor working within the Wills, Trusts and Probate team. Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor, Catrina has acquired range of legal experience from working on a legal advice helpline and in Crown Court.


Catrina specialises in the drafting of Wills, preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, applications for Deputyship orders. Catrina also completes Deputyship work after the order is obtained and processes applications for Grants of Probate on taxable & non-taxable estates alongside a number of other areas.

During Catrina’s spare time she is a musician, playing the guitar, voice, piano and ukulele. Catrina also enjoys keeping active with yoga, Zumba and running. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading.


Richard Sauvain
Managing Partner & Solicitor - Family Law

Managing Partner

Practice Areas:

Family and Matrimonial


BA (Hons) in History – Leeds University

Solicitor England and Wales

Richard is the head of the Family Department and is an experienced Matrimonial solicitor who specialises in financial matters following the breakdown of a marriage or unmarried family. He also has considerable experience dealing with children matters and all other aspects of family law.

Richard is a member of Law Society England and Wales, Law Society Family Law Panel and Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel.

Richard is a former President of the Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire Law Society and a current committee member.


George Smith
Head of Litigation

Head of Litigation

Practice Areas:

Contentious Trusts and Probate – advising disappointed beneficiaries and executors in claims for and against estates. This includes burial locations, possession of ashes, testamentary capacity, removal of administrators/executors, rectification, revocation and fraudulent wills.

Landlord and Tenant – advising landlords in possession claims for rent arrears, trespass, anti-social behaviour, service of section 8 and 21 notices and gas servicing injunctions.

Employment – Settlement Agreements for employees whose employment contracts are being terminated, ensuring that employees’ rights are protected and the removal of any onerous post termination restrictions.

Court of Protection – advising parties engaged in disputed Deputyships in relation to health, welfare, property and finance.

Lease Extensions – advising both Freeholders and Leaseholders in statutory lease extension cases.

Disciplinary and Regulatory – advising professionals who have been struck off or are facing proceedings from their professional body in the Administrative Court.

Commercial Litigation, Professional Negligence and Dispute Resolution – advising both Claimants and Defendants in all types of disputes.

Personal Injury – advising both Claimants and Defendants. Specialist advice includes claims involving high value road traffic accidents, fatal accidents, accidents abroad, public and employer’s liability, consumer law, animals, air and rail as well as claims against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority who compensate victims of violent crime. George has represented clients with a multitude of injuries including brain injuries, spinal, fractures, soft tissue, loss of limbs, multiple injuries and psychological trauma and representing children and patients lacking mental capacity.


Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx) qualifying in 2003 but practising since 1994.

Commissioner of Oaths.

Former member of the Social Housing Law Association and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Outside of the Office:

George enjoys backgammon, poker, geocaching, reading, cinema, hiking, travelling, cooking and running around after his four children.


Sharon Stone
Solicitor - Head of Commercial

Practice Areas:

Corporate/Commercial, Banking and Corporate Recovery.


LL.B (Hons), Manchester University

Chester College of Law

Solicitor England Wales

Sharon trained in the City of London, and has worked with leading City, West End and regional firms up to partner level.

Sharon advises companies, partnerships and individual business proprietors on all aspects of Company and Commercial law. Her areas of expertise include, management buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and banking, commercial contracts including distribution, agency and franchising agreements, terms and conditions, corporate reorganisations, shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes, sales and purchases of companies and businesses, joint ventures, corporate recovery and insolvency restructuring, reorganisation and advice to directors. Sharon is a member of the Law Society for England and Wales. She also sits on the advisory panel of the Institute of Directors since 1996, advising its members on insolvency and commercial matters, a position she has held since 1996.

Outside of the office:

Sharon enjoys family life, theatre, playing the piano and keeping fit.


David Wilkins
Senior Licenced Conveyancer

Practice Areas:

David is a specialist property lawyer, primarily engaged in residential conveyancing including re-mortgages and transfers of equity but with some mix involving matrimonial, light commercial and related matters.


LLB (Hons) Liverpool University

Licensed Conveyancer England and Wales 1988

David has extensive local knowledge, having trained with Chandler Ray Solicitors in Buckingham and then worked at Wilkins Solicitors before joining the firm in 2001.


Sherri York
Residential Conveyancer

Sherri joined the Parrott & Coales team in September 2020 as a Residential Conveyancer. With nearly 20 years of experience, Sherri has dealt with a wide range of residential property transactions across England and Wales. Sherri specialises in all aspects of residential sales, purchases, remortgages, transfer of equity matters and other complex land and property transactions.

Outside of work, Sherri is kept busy by her two young children.