Meet the Team

  • Amy Glover

    Amy Glover – Senior Partner (2016) – Stafford and Rugeley
    [SRA: 397412]

    Under Sherrif of Staffordshire, Qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP); Trustee for Wrekin North Riding Club; Senior officer for Albrighton Hunt Pony Club.

    Amy joined the firm in 2016 as Head of our Private Client department, having previously run Private Client for a niche’ Corporate, Trusts and Tax Firm after training and starting her career in a Legal 500 Solicitors.

    Amy has worked extensively for private and business clients advising on all aspects of Wills, Trusts and Estates. She is pragmatic in her approach, with exceptional client liaison and communication skills which help provide complex tailored Inheritance Tax planning solutions. She often administers Trusts and Estates which involve significant agricultural or business assets.

    Amy has two postgraduate degrees, in Business and Finance Law and Law (specialising in Revenue Law), to further compound her knowledge in these areas.

    Interests include spending time with her Horses and her daughter on her Pony and watching her son play Youth Rugby. Amy is also involved in helping out her husband with the family farming business and the running of Albrighton Hunt Pony Club and Wrekin North Riding Club.

    Admitted May 2009.

  • Victoria Follows

    Victoria Follows – Managing Partner (2016) – Stafford
    [SRA: 483824]

    Victoria joined the firm in 2012 after starting her legal career working at city firms based in Stoke on Trent, Manchester and Cambridge.  After completing her training at the firm, Victoria is a Partner and heads up our Property Department.

    Victoria works with both private and commercial clients advising on all aspects of their property transactions.  Victoria has a Business Management degree from Staffordshire University thereafter completing the Graduate Diploma in Law.  Victoria is practical and pragmatic in her approach to her client’s transactions and the tailored advice she provides.

    Victoria specialises in Agricultural Law and all aspects of Residential Property and Commercial Property transactions.

    Victoria is the Honorary Secretary of the Stafford & District Law Society.

    Interests include gardening, cooking in particular baking, attending comedy shows and live bands.  Victoria also keeps both marine and tropical fish.

    Admitted 2014.

  • Jennifer Woodyard

    Jennifer Woodyard – Associate  – Stafford
    [SRA: 163931]

    Past President of Stafford & District Law Society

    Jennifer has a Law Degree and was awarded honours by the Law Society in her Final Examinations.

    She has a Level 1 Certificate in British Sign Language.

    After training and qualifying as a Solicitor in Manchester in 1994, Jennifer originally specialised in Clinical Negligence litigation prior to joining the firm in 1998, then becoming the firms dedicated Quality Manager in 2002 and then Practice Manager in 2022.

    Her role includes regulatory compliance, risk management, procedural and file audits, health and safety, staff training and dealing with client complaints.

    Outside work she holds the voluntary position of Treasurer of Stafford Litter Heroes. A Co-founder of Phoenix Blues Ladies Hockey Club and current Chairman, she still enjoys playing, umpiring and watching hockey. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Staffordshire Hockey Association.

    Admitted 1994.

  • Robert Cooper

    Robert Cooper - Office Manager – Stafford

    Member-Association of certified Chartered accountants

    Fellow-chartered institute of Legal Executives

    Fellow-Institute of Legal Finance Management

    Date qualified - ACCA May 2011

    Interests - Football, cricket, walking and cinema.

  • Catherine Cammock

    Catherine Cammock
    Catherine Cammock - Associate - Stafford
    [SRA: 199040]

    After many years of varied experience in legal practices, Catherine qualified in 2002.

    Fluent in the French language, she initially trained as a linguist (working in industry) and has been an interpreter for Staffordshire Police and at the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.

    Catherine is a Full Accredited Member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers, an independent, national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and legal executives who are committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

    She is also a former Trustee of CASS the Carers Association, a registered charity (based in Stafford and covering Staffordshire) which provides confidential advice, information and emotional support to unpaid carers of any age who look after someone who needs help at home owing to disability, illness or the effects of old age.

    Specialises in Wills, Estates, Powers of Attorney, Elderly Client matters and associated mental capacity issues.

    Interests - literature, music, cycling and cats!

    Admitted 2002.


  • Patrick Nelson

    Patrick Nelson
    Patrick Nelson - Associate - Stafford and Rugeley
    [SRA: 318223]

    Patrick has a BSC Econ in Law and Politics, MBA. Diploma in Legal Practice (Plus LPC PI Prize winner).

    Patrick qualified on 1 September 2003 having joined the firm as a trainee in August 2001 after completion of his LPC.

    Patrick works in our Litigation Department specialising in Civil Litigation (including Debt Recovery and Neighbour disputes), Residential Landlord and Tenant Repossession, Personal Injury and Employment.

    Honorary Solicitor Staffordshire ASA, West Midlands ASA and English Schools ASA and a Member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

    Interests - badminton, squash and football.

    Admitted 2003.

  • Karen Grimshaw

    Karen Grimshaw - Associate - Stafford
    [SRA: 145613]

    Karen is an experienced Solicitor, having qualified in 1990. She specialises in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing, including sales, purchases, remortgages, freehold acquisitions and lease extensions.

    Karen trained in Birmingham and then worked at various law firms in and around Staffordshire and the West Midlands, acting for individuals, corporate entities and buy-to-let investors along the way.

    Karen has largely focused on Residential Conveyancing for the majority of her legal career but has also accumulated a wealth of general knowledge on property matters.

    Karen is friendly and approachable and looks at transactions from the clients’ perspective, with client care always at the top of her agenda.

    Having grown up in Longdon, Karen still lives locally and is married with three grown-up children. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, reading and walks on Cannock Chase.

    Admitted 1990
  • Olivia Lyons-Hughes

    Olivia Lyons-Hughes – Solicitor – Rugeley
    [SRA: 810236]

    Olivia studied for her Honours Degree in Law in Leeds before going on to study for her Post Graduate Diploma and Master’s Degree at Staffordshire University.

    Olivia joined the firm in 2020 as a Trainee Solicitor and upon qualifying is working within the Private Client Team on Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Prior to that, Olivia worked within a Private Client department at a national firm.

    Outside of work, Olivia is passionate about the local area and takes an active role within her community as both a Town and District Councillor. Olivia is a Governor of Western Springs Primary School, a Director of Hopkin and Sneyd Almshouse Charity, Secretary of Rugeley in Bloom and a member of Soroptimist International.

    Olivia is a real foodie – she enjoys cooking, baking and travel!

    Admitted 2022
  • Tracy Barnett

    Tracy Barnett - Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives - Head of Residential Conveyancing for the Rugeley office.

    Tracy has had a varied legal career having developed her legal knowledge in various areas of the law before focusing on a career as a residential conveyancer in 2014. Working in Staffordshire, West Midlands and Shropshire before joining Hand Morgan & Owen in August 2022 she has considerable experience of residential sales and purchases of freehold/leasehold and unregistered properties, rights to buy, Transfers of Equity, Re-mortgages and buy to let investment purchases.

    Interests: In her spare time Tracy is a keen musician playing cornet for Rugeley's Lea Hall Brass Band and competing nationally with Amington Brass Band based in Tamworth.
  • Olivia Canlas

    Olivia Canlas - Solicitor - Stafford
    [SRA: 838290]

    Olivia graduated from Keele University in 2016 with an honours degree in law. She joined the firm in 2016 where she went onto study part time for the LPC at Staffordshire University and graduated with a distinction in 2019.

    Olivia is now a qualified solicitor working in the property department where she has gained much experience since joining the firm in 2016.

    Outside of work, her interests include theatre, reading and dogs!

    Admitted 2023.
  • Michael McKeever

    Michael McKeever – Solicitor – Stafford
    [SRA: 838274]

    Michael graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2020 with an honours degree in Law. He then went on to complete the LPC at Staffordshire University before joining the firm in 2021.

    He is now a solicitor, working primarily in the Private Client Department with some work in the Litigation Department.

    Interests – American Football, Tennis, Football, Hockey, Golf and spending time with family and friends.

    Admitted 2023.
  • Victoria Emery

    Victoria Emery - Trainee Licensed Conveyancer - Rugeley

    Victoria has worked predominantly in residential conveyancing throughout her career having gained knowledge in other legal firms in Staffordshire before joining Hand Morgan & Owen in September 2018. Victoria has experience of all aspects of residential conveyancing and is currently studying to become a Licensed Conveyancer.

    Victoria enjoys spending time with her friends and family and walking her Golden Retriever, Bonnie.
  • Elisha Poole

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    Elisha Poole – Trainee Solicitor – Stafford

    Elisha joined the firm in January 2022 as a Paralegal after obtaining her First Class Honours degree in Law. She then went on to complete her LPC and Masters degree at Staffordshire University whilst gaining experience in our Private Client Department. Elisha is now a Trainee Solicitor currently working predominantly in our Property Department gaining experience in residential and commercial conveyancing.

    Elisha enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking and traveling.