About Us

Welcome to some of the team at B Legal. For information on how to contact any of the below please click on their names.

Nicola Chard

Nicola Chard

Nicola is the founder Director of B Legal Limited and has been qualified for more than 20 years! Legal Director of Household Mortgage Corporation Limited, First National Bank PLC, then GE Consumer

Finance (as it was then) and running her own consultancy business, Nicola set up B Legal in 2005 and is instrumental in its growth.

Specialising in a range of commercial law including business contracts, general business advice, property law and most types of litigation, she is valued for her ability to give clear, user friendly advice to her clients and business partners and has an excellent reputation for delivering within pressing deadlines.

A mother of four, Nicola spends a lot of time supporting her family, cooking, driving and separating the Chelsea and Arsenal Fans. She is a qualified hockey coach and umpire, plays the Classical Guitar and is, we hear, a competent plumber and wine taster!

 

Joe Da Silva

Joe Da Silva

Joe joined B Legal in June 2012 having qualified as a Solicitor in Residential Conveyancing in 2009. Joe is experienced in all aspects of both freehold and leasehold conveyancing transactions, as well as having some knowledge in Wills a

nd Probate matters.

In his spare time Joe enjoys cooking (and eating!), travelling and spending time with his wife and children. Joe is also a keen footballer, having played semi-professionally for a number of local clubs, and is also a qualified football coach.

 

Richard Morris-001Richard Morris

Richard is a newly qualified solicitor having originally joined the firm in July 2006 and has worked in all areas of the business.

He specialises in commercial law including business contracts and property law. Richard also has extensive experience in litigation from his time at the firm.

Richard is married and lives in Berkshire. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, the theatre and motor sports.

 

 

Lucy FisherLucy Fisher

Lucy qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and specialises

in all areas of Private Client, dealing with Wills Probate, Inheritance tax advice, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection.  Lucy is happy to see clients in any of our offices, at home, in hospital or in care homes.

Lucy is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) which is the professional body for experienced people who specialise in this field.

Understanding how sensitive Private Client issues can be she prides herself on being approachable, offering clear, straightforward advice and going that extra mile for her clients.

In her spare time Lucy enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and going to the theatre.

 

Charlotte Digby

Charlotte Digby

Charlotte Digby qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 and specialises in all areas of Private Client, dealing with Wills Probate, Inheritance tax advice, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection. Charlotte is happy to see clients at home, in hospital or at one of our five offices.

Charlotte has a lot of experience in dealing with the sensitive issues surrounding her specialism and is very approachable, understanding and clear in the advice that she gives.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys spending time with friends and family, volunteering at local charities, outdoor activities and she even makes her own jewellery!

Please contact Charlotte Digby today for a Free half hour consultation!

 

Alison WhistlerAlison Whistler

Alison has over 15 years of experience in dealing with Matrimonial and Family matters and joined B Legal in July 2011 as a Director having previously headed up the Family Department at her last firm. Her work predominantly involves dealing with legal issues that can arise following a relationship breakdown issues such as divorce and separation, related financial issues and related disputes about children but she also deals with the drafting of pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements, adoption and domestic violence issues.

She is an accredited member of Resolution, an organization promoting the amicable resolution of matrimonial disputes and has qualified as a member of the Law Society’s prestigious Family Law Panel.

In addition Alison is a trained Collaborative Lawyer. The Collaborative process is a relatively new way of dealing with family disputes in a more amicable manner allowing couples and their lawyers to meet together and work things out face to face.

Alison is married with two daughters and when not spending time with her family she enjoys travelling both at home and abroad, cookery, horse riding and dancing. Alison is also a School Governor and enjoys helping out with projects in her local community.

 

Stephen BucknillStephen Bucknill

Stephen specialises in wills, probate and trust work. He acts for a wide range of clients including local Henley residents, high net worth individuals, property investors and developers.

Stephen was educated at Bradfield College in Berkshire. He read Law and Sociology at Kent University and qualified as a solicitor in 1991, having been articled at Hampshire firm Barker Son & Isherwood where he received a strong grounding in private client work.

He moved to Cooper Solicitors (now part of B Legal) in 1992, becoming a salaried partner in 1993 and a full equity partner in 1999.

Stephen carries on a family tradition of being a solicitor: his great-grandfather became a solicitor in 1878 and long practised in Grays Inn, and his grandfather and father were likewise London solicitors. Samuel Bucknill (his great-great-uncle) was secretary to the Law Society for many years, retiring in 1914.

Outside work Stephen enjoys squash, cricket, skiing and shooting.

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