Our People

Yester Adourian | Senior Associate Solicitor

Yester Adourian

Senior Associate Solicitor

Yester is a Senior Associate Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all aspects of Wills, Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Estate...

Yester is a Senior Associate Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all aspects of Wills, Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Estate Planning.

Yester qualified as a solicitor in 1998 after completing an English degree at the University of Salford and the Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course both at the College of Law in Guildford. She trained and then worked at a firm in London before joining our private client department in 1999.

Yester has over 20 years’ experience in private client work and she exclusively specialises in Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. She has helped and advised thousands of clients ranging from straightforward queries to complex Wills and Estates.

Wendy Bridgland | Post Exchange Executive

Wendy Bridgland

Post Exchange Executive

Wendy joined Gill Turner Tucker as a Post Exchange Executive in March 2016.

Wendy grew up in the London suburbs and moved to Maidstone in 2007....

Wendy joined Gill Turner Tucker as a Post Exchange Executive in March 2016.

Wendy grew up in the London suburbs and moved to Maidstone in 2007. Wendy is a busy working mum of two and after chasing round after her two children Wendy likes reading, listening to music, going to the cinema, running, trampolining, gymnastics (now non-participation) and catching up with family and friends.

Rebecca Bye | Solicitor

Rebecca Bye

Solicitor

Rebecca is a Solicitor at Gill Turner Tucker having joined the firm in June 2019.

Rebecca qualified as a solicitor in February 2018 at another...

Rebecca is a Solicitor at Gill Turner Tucker having joined the firm in June 2019.

Rebecca qualified as a solicitor in February 2018 at another firm in Buckinghamshire where she also worked for 18 months as a family Paralegal and subsequently a Trainee Solicitor. Rebecca relocated to Kent in July 2018 and briefly worked at another firm in Kent before joining the family department at Gill Turner Tucker.

Rebecca has an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Southampton and a Master of Laws from the University of Law.

Rebecca advises clients in relation to a broad range of family matters including, but not limited to, disputes regarding children, divorce and financial matters following a divorce. Whilst working at her previous firm in Buckinghamshire Rebecca also worked closely with a domestic abuse charity and advised clients in relation to applications for Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.

Outside of work Rebecca enjoys taking her dogs for a walk and hopes to join a local netball team.

Lachlan Donaldson | Partner

Lachlan Donaldson

Partner

Lachlan is a Partner and Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker.

Lachlan qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has over 12 years’ experience advising...

Lachlan is a Partner and Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker.

Lachlan qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has over 12 years’ experience advising clients who are going through a separation, whether married or unmarried, which includes helping to resolve both child and financial arrangements.

Lachlan is also very experienced in advising clients in connection with pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
He has been awarded special accreditation by Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA)), for cases involving complex financial matters following divorce and pensions which involved a rigorous examination of his experience and knowledge.

As of March 2022, he is one of only two solicitors within a twenty-mile radius of Maidstone to have achieved specialist status in cases involving the treatment of pensions in divorce and has also been appointed as a Pensions Assessor for Resolution under the specialist accreditation scheme.

Lachlan has also trained as a collaborative lawyer with Resolution. This means he can offer clients the collaborative process, which involves both parties attending meetings with their respective lawyers to reach an agreement. He is a strong advocate of using the collaborative process, which has a high success rate, and where both parties and their respective collaborative lawyers work together to help reach a complete agreement.

If court proceedings are unfortunately necessary, he is a determined practitioner who will use his skills and knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome for each client.

Outside of work (when time affords) Lachlan is an avid golf player and a general sports enthusiast.

Colin Duce | Consultant

Colin Duce

Consultant

Colin is a Solicitor who works as a Consultant for Gill Turner Tucker and specialises in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing.

Colin is a Solicitor who works as a Consultant for Gill Turner Tucker and specialises in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing.

Robert Green | Partner

Robert Green

Partner

Robert is a Partner and Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker and specialises in all aspects of Family Law, including divorce, its associated financial...

Robert is a Partner and Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker and specialises in all aspects of Family Law, including divorce, its associated financial arrangements and children cases. In addition, he has a wide range of experience in many areas of law, having started his career as a general practitioner. Robert is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme in Children Law (Private) and Ancillary Relief and an accredited Resolution Specialist in Advocacy Financial Remedy Proceedings and Children Law Private.

Robert grew up in Kent. He graduated from Sheffield University with an Honours Degree in Law and after attending the College of Law was articled to a North Kent firm for his training.

Robert qualified as a Solicitor in 1975. He was a partner with a Kent firm for many years, joining Gill Turner Tucker in 1998 and becoming a Partner in the Firm in 1999.

In his spare time, Robert enjoys swimming, gardening, classical music and opera and is a keen pianist.

Amy Judge | Associate Solicitor

Amy Judge

Associate Solicitor

Amy is an Associate Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all areas of Civil Litigation.

Amy qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 after...

Amy is an Associate Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all areas of Civil Litigation.

Amy qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 after completing a degree in Forensic Science at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and then going on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law with Commendation and the Legal Practice Course with Distinction in London. She trained and then worked with another firm in Kent before joining us in January 2019.

Amy advises across a wide breadth of matters including commercial and residential property disputes, debt recovery, contractual disputes, employment disputes and Settlement Agreements, and contentious probate matters. She has a particular interest in property related disputes, including disputes between neighbours and issues relating to covenants, easements and boundaries and disputes between Landlords and Tenants, both in the commercial and residential sector.

Outside of work, Amy is kept busy with her 2 young Sons and, when time allows, she loves to run.

James Kent | Partner

James Kent

Partner

James is a Partner and Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all forms of Company and Commercial Law and Commercial Property. In addition...

James is a Partner and Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all forms of Company and Commercial Law and Commercial Property. In addition to this, James is head of Gill Turner Tucker's Residential Property Department.

James grew up in Kent. He graduated from the University of Kent with an Honours Degree in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London.

James joined Gill Turner Tucker in 2007 as a Trainee Solicitor and, following qualification in 2009, stayed with the Firm as an Assistant Solicitor. James became a Partner on 1 April 2012.

In his spare time, James is a singer in a local band and enjoys the cinema and gym.

Katherine Martin | Conveyancing Executive

Katherine Martin

Conveyancing Executive

Katherine is a Conveyancing Executive and works closely with the Solicitors in the conveyancing department to progress a variety of matters....

Katherine is a Conveyancing Executive and works closely with the Solicitors in the conveyancing department to progress a variety of matters.

Katherine grew up locally, attending a school in Maidstone, before commuting to London to study law at the University of Westminster. Having decided that property law is the avenue she wished to pursue, she is now studying to become a Licensed Conveyancer.

In her spare time, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family and decorating her house.

Denis O’Connor | Senior Licensed Conveyancer

Denis O’Connor

Senior Licensed Conveyancer

Denis is a Licensed Conveyancer and Commissioner for Oaths and deals with all aspects of commercial conveyancing, landlord and tenant law and...

Denis is a Licensed Conveyancer and Commissioner for Oaths and deals with all aspects of commercial conveyancing, landlord and tenant law and licensing Law.

After spending several years with a central London firm of solicitors, Denis was invited to join Gill Turner Tucker's expanding commercial conveyancing department in 1982 and has been with the Firm since then.

Denis qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer and first registered with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers in 1988.

He deals with numerous aspects of property law, in particular, commercial landlord and tenant law including lease renewals (which also involves lease extensions of residential property) and business sales and purchases and has built up a loyal client base for whom he has acted for a many years.

Denis enjoys reading, music and sports (these days as a non-participant) in particular cricket and being a season ticket holder of his favourite football team.

Karen Sampson | Post Exchange Executive

Karen Sampson

Post Exchange Executive

Karen joined Gill Turner Tucker in February 2011 and has 7 years' experience working in Residential and Commercial Conveyancing.

Karen grew up and...

Karen joined Gill Turner Tucker in February 2011 and has 7 years' experience working in Residential and Commercial Conveyancing.

Karen grew up and went to school in Maidstone and in her spare time she enjoys baking, gardening and dog walking.

Mark Sayers | Associate Solicitor

Mark Sayers

Associate Solicitor

Mark is a Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all forms of Residential Conveyancing, Wills and Probate.

Mark grew up in Maidstone....

Mark is a Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all forms of Residential Conveyancing, Wills and Probate.

Mark grew up in Maidstone. He graduated with an Honours Degree in Business Law from Bournemouth University and also completed the Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University.

Mark joined Dundas & Duce in 1996 as part of his degree course and later returned in 1998 as a Trainee Solicitor becoming qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and joined Gill Turner Tucker when both firms merged in 2014.

In his spare time Mark enjoys Windsurfing and Running.

Karen Taylor | Post Exchange Executive

Karen Taylor

Post Exchange Executive

Karen is a Post Exchange Clerk with Gill Turner Tucker.

Karen joined Gill Turner Tucker in June 2014 and has 16 years' experience working in...

Karen is a Post Exchange Clerk with Gill Turner Tucker.

Karen joined Gill Turner Tucker in June 2014 and has 16 years' experience working in Residential Conveyancing with a splash of Commerical Conveyancing and Liquor Licensing.

Karen grew up and went to school in Maidstone. In her spare time, when Karen is not providing a taxi service for her family, she enjoys walking and cycling.

Michael Trigg | Partner

Michael Trigg

Partner

Michael is a Partner and Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker and has specialised in all forms of Civil Litigation and all aspects of Employment Law,...

Michael is a Partner and Solicitor with Gill Turner Tucker and has specialised in all forms of Civil Litigation and all aspects of Employment Law, Claims & Disputes since qualifying more than 30 years ago. In that time Michael has helped thousands of individuals and businesses in simple disputes such as debt collection, possession actions and boundary disputes to more complex matters such as contract, construction, probate and trust disputes.

Michael grew up in Middlesbrough. He graduated from Leeds Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and also completed his Legal Practice Course there.

Michael qualified as a Solicitor in 1985 after training with a London firm. He worked in London for a while before joining Gill Turner Tucker in 1987 and becoming a Partner in the Firm in 1989.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys country walks and real ale (usually combined), reading, films and football (which is not easy being a "Boro" fan).

Meghan Scott

Trainee Licensed Conveyancer

Meghan is a Trainee Licensed Conveyancer in the Residential Property Team and assists all members of the team in progressing files to completion.......

Meghan is a Trainee Licensed Conveyancer in the Residential Property Team and assists all members of the team in progressing files to completion.

Meghan joined the firm in 2017 and previously worked as secretary to the Partner and Head of Residential and Commercial Property.

Meghan lives locally and when she is not studying, she enjoys walking and socialising with friends in her spare time.

Tom Harris

Trainee Solicitor

Tom is a Trainee Solicitor in the Commercial department with Gill Turner Tucker.

Tom Grew up in Kent. He graduated from Solent University with an...

Tom is a Trainee Solicitor in the Commercial department with Gill Turner Tucker.

Tom Grew up in Kent. He graduated from Solent University with an Honours Degree in law and undertook his Legal Practice Course and Masters in Law at BPP University in London.

In his spare time, Tom likes to go to the gym and enjoys going to Football and Rugby matches.

Dawn Sahathevan

Chartered Legal Executive

Dawn is a Chartered Legal Executive with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all types of residential property transactions.

Dawn joined Gill...

Dawn is a Chartered Legal Executive with Gill Turner Tucker specialising in all types of residential property transactions.

Dawn joined Gill Turner Tucker in October 2021 having previously worked at another Kent Law Firm where she was Partner. Dawn has a wealth of experience in residential property spanning over 25 years.

Outside of work Dawn enjoys running and attending bootcamp in her spare time.

Victoria Evans

Solicitor

Victoria is a Solicitor in the Family Department at Gill Turner Tucker having joined the firm in August 2021.
Victoria qualified as a solicitor in...

Victoria is a Solicitor in the Family Department at Gill Turner Tucker having joined the firm in August 2021.
Victoria qualified as a solicitor in September 2016 and moved on to her first family solicitor roll at a firm on the outskirts of London. Victoria then moved back to a more local firm for 4 years before joining Gill Turner Tucker.

Victoria was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Southampton and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law.

Victoria advises clients in relation to a broad range of family matters including, but not limited Children Matters, divorce, financial issues arising upon separation, together with Separation Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and Injunctions.

Outside of work Victoria enjoys fitness, in particular running, which has led her to compete in many charity events

Alison Turner

Tax, Trusts and Estates Advisor

Alison is an experienced Tax, Trusts and Estates advisor with a wealth of knowledge gained over the past 15 years. Alison joined Gill Turner Tucker...

Alison is an experienced Tax, Trusts and Estates advisor with a wealth of knowledge gained over the past 15 years. Alison joined Gill Turner Tucker in November 2021 having previously worked for a large accountant’s firm for over 15 years.

Alison is a member of STEP, and can handle a range of private client tax matters and provide bespoke advice on tax planning for families, including all income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax considerations.

Alison has a particular interest in Trust and Lifetime estate planning and probate and always ensures her clients make full use of all the inheritance tax reliefs and exemptions available to both individuals and trusts, including Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief.

Alison has an in-depth understanding of the various types of trusts and related tax issues together with all the necessary compliance requirements, including the Trust Registration Service, completion of all related tax returns, inheritance tax reporting and all other trustee obligations.
Alison is experienced in advising on the UK tax issues associated with specific transactions and events, including moving to or from the UK, the UK tax treatment of non-UK domiciled individuals and how and when to report a capital gain in the UK. Alison can also advise on dealing with the tax compliance on the sale of residential property in the UK which is not the main residence for the owner.

In her spare time Alison enjoys walking, gardening and socialising with family and friends.

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