Our Team

Christopher Bell

Chris is the Senior Partner of the firm, he specialises in Family Law. having joined the firm in February 1999 upon qualification.

Chris is a member of Resolution and a certified member of The Family Law Accreditation Scheme.

Chris’s role involves advising clients in relation to all matters that affect couples upon separation, including divorce, children, domestic violence, property and financial issues. He can also provide advice at the beginning of a relationship with regard to pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Chris has extensive experience in representing clients in complex family matters.

Chris supervises the Family and Private Client Departments.

Nelly Chipman

Nelly is a partner at Latham & Co having joined the firm in 2011. She is an experienced commercial and residential property solicitor. Her area of expertise includes retail property, secured lending, business leases and residential acquisition and disposals. She qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has developed her residential and commercial property practice.

She also enjoys building relationships with clients, getting to know them, their business and contributing to their success.

Nelly is also a qualified Notary Public and is able to offer these services to clients.

She has a LLM and graduated from Manchester University with a Masters in International Business Law.

Nelly supervises the Commercial and Residential Property Departments.

Phillipa Howett


Phillipa is a Chartered Legal Executive and is based at the Melton Mowbray office.

Phillipa is a specialist in the private client department dealing with wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and deputyship applications.

She prides herself in providing a service based upon the needs of the individual client in a friendly approachable yet professional manner.

Phillipa is able to undertake home, hospital and nursing home visits where necessary.

Phillipa is a member of  Solicitors for the Elderly

Christine Hill

Christine qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1999 and is now a Chartered Legal Executive. She specialises in residential conveyancing.

Christine handles all types of residential conveyancing work from small pieces of land to large house sales and purchases. She also deals with re-mortgages, auction sales and transfers of equity.

Christine is an experienced conveyancer and is committed to helping both buyers and sellers achieve an early and stress free completion of their transactions.

Molly Reek

Trainee Solicitor

Molly is a trainee solicitor based at the Melton Mowbray Office, she has worked extensively in the Family and Conveyancing Departments and is presently working in the Private Client Department.

Martina Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

Martina is a trainee solicitor based at the Loughborough Office, she has worked extensively in the Residential Conveyancing prior to becoming a trainee within the firm.

Nicholas Price

Nick qualified as a solicitor in 2008 he is the Managing Partner at Latham & Co. He is an experienced litigator undertaking a wide variety of work representing both businesses and private individuals.

Nick advises upon and deals with contractual and commercial disputes, construction contracts and litigation, property disputes (including possession of property), landlord & tenant disputes, debt recovery, negligence claims, and contested wills (including inheritance claims).

His area of expertise includes identifying and advising upon risk at the outset of any matter whether contentious (including disputes or litigation) or non-contentious (including drafting contracts, declarations or agreements).

Nick understands the challenges faced by both rural and urban communities, having lived and worked in both areas.

Nick supervises the Civil Litigation Department.


Trevor Kirkman

Trevor is a Consultant Solicitor with the firm. He was educated at Loughborough Grammar School and Cambridge University and has over 40 years experience as a solicitor.

He has wide experience of commercial property including development and construction, options, sales and purchases. He has experience in dealing with Agricultural matters and Employment work.

Trevor can advise on wills and estate planning, including inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

Trevor advises on all aspects of ecclesiastical law, charitable trusts and property. He has served on the Committee of the Ecclesiastical Law Society. He is a past president of Leicestershire Law Society and has been a Notary Public since 1978.

Trevor is also HM Coroner for Rutland and North Leicestershire.

Sarah Pembleton

Residential Conveyancer

Sarah is based in the Melton Mowbray Office

Sarah deals with Freehold and Leasehold Sales and Purchases including those that have the assistance of the Help to Buy Scheme and the Ministry of Defence Long Service Advance of Pay Awards, Shared Ownership transactions, Transfers of Equity and Re-Mortgages.

Sarah has worked in Residential Conveyancing for over 20 years and qualified as an Associate Legal Executive for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2009 whilst also achieving her CILEx Level 6 Certificate in Law.

Sarah joined Latham & Co Solicitors in January 2022 and has an excellent working relationship with Estate Agents and work sources – especially those in Melton Mowbray, and Oakham.  Sarah specialises in Freehold Sales and Purchases.  She works to an extremely high standard and is particularly well known for her efficient and friendly service to clients, existing and new.  Sarah has lived in Melton Mowbray for many years and has vast local knowledge of this market town and surrounding villages and areas.

Hayley Dennis

Senior Paralegal

Hayley is a senior paralegal in the private client department, based at our Loughborough office.

Hayley specialises in dealing with wills, lasting powers of attorney and probate maters.


Daniel Helstrip


Daniel is a paralegal based in the Melton Mowbray Office working primarily in the Private Client and Civil litigation Departments.

To find out more about Latham & Co please call our Loughborough office on 01509 238822 or our Melton Mowbray office on 01664 563012.

We look forward to hearing from you.