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Rebecca Plater

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.

More about Rebecca… 

What’s the most daring/scariest thing you have done?

Learning to drive a manual car, automatics were invented for a very good reason!

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?

I absolutely love giraffes and weddings, so it would have to be something combining the two. 

 

Natalie Richards

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.

More about Natalie… 

What’s the most daring/scariest thing you have done?

The world’s fastest zip line over the Penrhyn Quarry.

What was your first job?

Diving coach.

Julie Trumper

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.

More about Julie…

What’s the most daring/scariest thing you have done?

Flew to Australia on my own at 18

What was your first job?

Shop assistant in a men’s clothes shop

Tell us something that not many people would know about you?

I was accepted for flight attendant training by British Airways when I was 22, but I went to live in Australia for a year instead!

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?

A flight attendant!! Or definitely something to do with flying

Thomas Hale

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.

Shireena Duffell

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.

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If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing? 

I would love to be a dog walker or open my own doggy daycare centre! I would arrange fun doggy activities – sports day, summer parties, Christmas jumper day!

What was your first job? 

I worked in a pub – waitressing and serving drinks. I loved the social aspect but hated the hours!

Mikhala Leak

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.

More about Mikhala… 

What’s the most daring/scariest thing you have done?

When on a safari in South Africa, a female Rhino charged at our safari jeep to protect its baby. Our tour guide seemed un-phased  by this and it was lovely to see the baby Rhino, but scary none the less!

What was your first job?

I was a helper on a Sunday in a hairdressing salon. I swept and washed hair, made drinks and sorted out the products on the shelves.

Tell us something that not many people would know about you?

I absolutely love spring cleaning, but in all seasons!

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?

Probably something to do with animals, which I love, perhaps a zoologist?

Michelle Gimmi

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.

More about Michelle… 

What’s the most daring/scariest thing you have done?

Ziplining! I was supervising a school trip and the children encouraged me to go on the zipline, which I did. It was the most scariest thing I had ever done in my life. I screamed most of the time, but it was fun!

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?

I would be a teacher. I worked at a school for many years in the office, I was a covid classroom support and did some TA work so I would pursue a career in teaching if law was not my passion!

Melanya Ponraj

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.

More about Melanya…

What was your first job?

Sales Assistance at WH Smith

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?

Run a business. 

Kulshoma Begum

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.

More about Kulshoma…

What’s the most daring/scariest thing you have done?

Agreeing to get on a Jet Ski with my 17-year-old brother in Malta. He started accelerating while turning and the Jet Ski tilted over, and I fell straight into the water and almost drowned. Wrong decision clearly!

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?

A teacher.

Kerry Brookes

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in December 2022 and had experience in the areas of Private Client, Family and Property law before joining Woodfines in March 2024 as a member of the Private Client team.

She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a first class honours Law degree before completing her LLM Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire.