Richard attended Guilford Law School in 1981/1982 and then carried out his articles in Dolmans Solicitors of Cardiff qualifying as a Solicitor in 1984.
In June 1986 Richard set up a practice known as Cassam and Battrick which practised under this name until the firm merged with Spicketts in January 2006. He is the Managing/Senior Partner of this practice however his background is predominantly property based.
LLB Hons 2.1 degree from Nottingham Trent University and articles in Cardiff in general Practice but specialising in commercial property. I joined Cassam and Battrick in 1997 and was made a partner in 2003.
I specialise in all aspects of commercial and residential property and property dispute resolution. I manage the practices busy Property Department and run the Albany Road office.
John joined the firm (pre- merger) of Cassam & Battrick shortly after he qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and was made Partner in 1999. John left the Firm in 2001 to widen his experience and contact base. After 14 years building and managing a volume residential conveyancing department servicing all areas of England and Wales, John returned in April 2015 and his wealth of experience and qualifications makes the Firms already well renowned property departments one of the most respected in the country.
John became a partner of the practice in January 2016.
Elsa is an Associate Legal Executive who has experience working in her chosen field of conveyancing and deals with all areas of residential conveyancing including leasehold properties, new build transactions, re-mortgages, right to buy schemes and transfer of equity cases and in the preparation of Wills.
Sharon is one of our most experienced and senior Conveyancers. She started her career with Howells Solicitors in 1980 as a Secretary and progressed to a Conveyancer.
She joined Spicketts Battrick in 2005 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing including leasehold, new build, remortgages, right to buy schemes and transfer of equity cases. She also deals with preparation of Wills and Power of Attorney's.
Marie started her legal career as a secretary 25 years ago and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2005.
Marie joined Spicketts Battrick in April 2016
Marie's work consists of all aspects of residential conveyancing including new builds, Help to Buy Schemes, re-mortgages, leaseholds and purchase of freehold reversions.
Karen trained in the legal department of Rhymney Valley District Council in the early 1980's and has 30 years experience covering all aspects of residential conveyancing.
Natalie graduated from Swansea University in 2011 with a 2:1 Law Degree and has recently completed the Legal Practice Course. She started her legal career as an assistant in the conveyancing department of Runnettt and Co 4 years ago and has previously worked at Howells Solicitors in Swansea.
Jason is currently undergoing training as a Licensed Conveyancer. He started his career in 2008 within another firm of solicitors and has now progressed to handling his own case load.
Jason joined Spicketts Battrick in 2013 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing.
Michelle started her legal career as a secretary in the Criminal and Conveyancing department 22 years ago.
She progressed to the role of Conveyancer and has been undertaking all aspects of residential conveyancing.
She joined Spicketts Battrick in 2013 and undertakes right to buy, re-mortgages, leasehold transactions and transfers of equity.
Sarah studied Law at the Leeds University and graduated in 2004. She undertook the Legal Practice Course in Cardiff University before undertaking her Training Contract and qualifying as a solicitor in 2008.
She joined Spicketts Battrick in 2013 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing including leasehold transactions, new build, re-mortgages, and transfer of equity cases.
Rachel is a very experienced Chartered Legal Executive (F.Cilex) who started her legal career as a secretary some 25 years ago, and now has many years experience in her chosen field of conveyancing, dealing with all areas of residential conveyancing, including re-mortgages, leasehold transactions, equity release and transfers of equity.
Carys qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2011 before joining the Practice in 2013. She has over fifteen years experience working in the legal sector.
Her work includes all types of residential conveyancing such as new build conveyancing, sales/purchases of Freehold/Leasehold transactions, acquisitions of Freehold reversions and transfers of equity.
Carys also handles deeds of gifts and re-mortgages in addition to dealing with Wills, Probate and Court of Protection matters.
Vicki is a Chartered Legal Executive.
For over 20 years she has worked in the South Wales area for private and corporate clients on a local and nationwide basis.
Vicki specialises in residential conveyancing with experience in all areas including sales and purchases, plot sales, shared equity and shared ownership, right to buy, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.
June is a chartered legal executive with over 16 years conveyancing experience. June completed her legal training with Morgan Cole solicitors in Cardiff where she joined the firm in 2000 from a financial background as a credit controller, she then moved to the conveyancing team as a legal assistant in 2003. June soon had her own caseload and qualified as a legal executive in October 2005. June was admitted as a fellow of the institute of legal executives in February 2006. June has experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing sales and purchases, including shared ownership, leasehold, new build, and lease extensions. June joined Spicketts Battrick in January 2019.
Lisa is a very experienced Conveyancer, starting her career as a legal secretary with Loosemores Solicitors in 1983, before progressing to the role of Conveyancer, working mostly in the Vale of Glamorgan.
She joined Spicketts Battrick in 2018 and undertakes all aspects of residential conveyancing, covering both England and Wales.
Kathryn started as a receptionist/legal secretary for a small private firm during 2002. After finding an interest in conveyancing, Kathryn undertook the CLC course at college during the evenings, whilst continuing to gain practical experience at a large national conveyancing firm. Kathryn qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2008.
Since qualifying, Kathryn has gained experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing, including sale and purchase of Freehold/Leasehold property, unregistered property, new build transactions, re-mortgage, transfer of equity and redemption of Help to Buy Charges.
Kathryn joined Spicketts Battrick in April 2018.
Benjamin began working in the Conveyancing field in 2014 as a paralegal in a small law practice in Essex, after graduating from University. Whilst gaining experience on the job, Benjamin undertook several self-study CILEx courses and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx) in early 2018. During his studies, Benjamin took on more responsibilities as a case-handler, and in 2018 took on the role of managing his own team and eventually overseeing the Residential Conveyancing department.
Benjamin relocated to South Wales in March 2019 and has been with Spicketts Battrick ever since. Benjamin has a wide-range of experience in most aspects of residential conveyancing including sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold properties, assents, transfers of equity and remortgages. Benjamin is also familiar with the more complex areas which may arise during a transaction, such as unregistered land, new build properties as well as Help to Buy ISAs and the Help to Buy Charge Scheme.
Sarah started her career in Conveyancing in 1986 and has worked in both the Cardiff and Barry areas of South Wales. Sarah worked in Spicketts Battrick 10 years ago recently returning back to the Spicketts and Battrick team dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing including transfers of equity, purchases, sales and re-mortgages.
Melanie started her legal career as a Legal Secretary in 2002. She commenced her CLC Licenced Conveyancing course in 2016 in her spare time and now manages her own caseload covering all aspects of residential conveyancing including Sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold properties, unregistered property, new build transactions, remortgages, transfer of equity and Help to Buy transactions.
Lucy graduated from Glamorgan university in 2012 with a 2:1 Law Degree and completed the Legal Practice Course. She started her legal career as a file opener working for large conveyancing firms in Cardiff since 2013 in which she progressed to running her own caseload. Lucy joined Spicketts Battrick in 2017 as a Conveyancing assistant and now deals with her own caseload as a trainee solicitor dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing, whilst undertaking her training contract.
Michaela graduated from Swansea University in 2014 with a 2:1 Law Degree and has recently completed her CILEX level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice, and is currently a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute for Legal Executives. Michaela started working for Spicketts Battrick in 2017 as a Conveyancing Assistant and now handles her own caseload dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing including freehold, leasehold, shared ownership, and remortgages.
Sam started her legal career in 2003 and has gained a wealth of experience of working within the Residential Property sector, having progressed from Legal Assistant to Conveyancer. Having originally joined Spicketts Battrick back in January 2016, Sam returned in September 2021, after a brief period in another high street firm, Undertaking all aspects of Conveyancing work, Sam specialises in residential sales, purchases, transfers of equity and remortgage and has a range of expertise in dealing with small to large value transactions. She prides herself on being approachable, efficient and transparent in order to make clients feel as comfortable as possible during their conveyancing transaction. In her spare time Sam enjoys travelling, reading and walks in the countryside as well as spending time with her family and friends. In October 2018, Sam completed the Cardiff Half Marathon in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.