The firm is headed by our Managing Director Chris Clark who qualified as a Solicitor in 1979 and obtained Higher Rights of Audience in 2006 enabling him to conduct cases in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal as a Solicitor Advocate. Chris is well-known by the people of Staffordshire and beyond for his expertise in Criminal Defence.
Margaret Clark (Chris’ wife and Company Secretary) provides a kind, caring and understanding Wills Service. Margaret was previously Office Manager and has worked alongside Chris since the firm began in 1986.
David Ellis is an experienced Solicitor Director who specialises in Criminal Defence at the Magistrates Court and Police Station. Hailing from Stoke-on-Trent, Dave is another well-known name in Staffordshire who clients trust to represent them. Dave is joined by his wife Emma Ellis Solicitor in managing our Magistrates Court and Prison Law teams. Also well known in Staffordshire, Emma is an experienced and dedicated Magistrates Court Defence Solicitor who also specialises in Prison Law matters. Rachel Bentley Solicitor has previously run-her own businesses in Devon and recently returned to the Midlands to assist with Magistrates Court cases, Police Station Representation and preparing cases for the Crown Court. Rachel is well-respected and simply gets good results for our clients, drawing-upon her enviable experience and contacts.
Simon Clark is a Senior Asylum and Immigration Caseworker Supervisor Director accredited by the Law Society in this specialist area of Law. Simon is Chris’ eldest child and joined the family business in 2013 to replace Chris’ long-standing Crown Court Clerk Leonie who was emigrating. Simon also established the Immigration department within Eastgate Chambers and in 2018 opened a new office with a Legal Aid Contract for Asylum and Immigration clients in North Wales. Appointments are also available with Simon at our Cannock or Stafford offices and he continues to contribute to our Crown Court Department.
Ken Calladine is an experienced Conveyancer who joined the firm in 2018 after working for other local and national companies. Ken has a Can-Do attitude and is dedicated to taking the stress out of buying and selling property with his calm, friendly and professional persona. Ken is assisted by Theresa who has many-years of experience from other local Solicitors in Conveyancing administrative support.
Our valuable support staff including Beth (Stafford), Ian (Office Manager) and Kal (Cannock office) have many years of experience working for Solicitors and are always ready to answer your queries.