Client focussed, reliable, & trustworthy legal services

With more than 60 years’ experience, our team of lawyers provide the highest standard of advice and service in all practice areas.

Eustace Middleton and Michael Upsall opened an office in Warminster in January 1962 and started the firm of Middleton & Upsall. In 2006 the firm acquired a local firm Keith A Pearce and in 2010 an office in Westbury was opened. Middleton & Upsall merged with DBB of Andover and Stockbridge in 2016 and began trading as Middletons Solicitors.

Middletons Solicitors now have a team of lawyers providing reliable and trusted legal services across Wiltshire and Hampshire from our three offices in Warminster, Amesbury and Stockbridge.

Meet the Team

Dispute Resolution

Chris Jolly

Senior Partner

Chris Jolly is the Senior Partner of the Firm and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department. He is a Solicitor Advocate (civil), a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, and a qualified Civil Mediator. His 50 years of experience enables him to bring considerable skills, legal knowledge and tenacity to his cases, for the benefit of his clients; whilst also being an astute negotiator. He almost always finds solutions or achieves a result as may be required.

Jenny McKellar


Jenny joined Middletons’ Dispute Resolution department in 2005. She is a Partner with over 30 years of experience in this field. Jenny specialises in disputes relating to Wills, Trusts and Probate, Professional Negligence claims, disputes relating to co-ownership of property as well as boundary and rights of way disputes. Jenny is assisted by Joanna Myles and Christine Dew.

Patrick Duggan

Solicitor Advocate

Patrick joined Middletons Dispute Resolution Department in 2023. He is a Solicitor Advocate (civil) 25 years of experience having both run his own firm for a number of these years and worked for various practices. Patrick deals with a broad range of general civil litigation issues but has a particular interest in construction disputes having been a surveyor prior to transferring to law. Patrick prides himself on building a lasting relationship with his clients.

Christine Dew

Legal Secretary

Christine joined Middletons in 2005. She  is a Legal Secretary in the Dispute Resolution Department where she provides invaluable secretarial support to Chris Jolly and Jenny McKellar as well as the other members of the Dispute Resolution team.

Joanna (Jo) Myles

Trainee paralegal

Joanna (Jo) has been working for Middletons since 2018 She is a trainee paralegal in the Dispute Resolution department where she works alongside Jenny McKellar as well as supporting other members of the department.

Private Client

Michelle Stopford


Michelle Stopford, Solicitor, is Head of the Private Client at Middletons Solicitors and started working with Middletons in 2003. Michelle specialises in Will and LPA drafting, Court of Protection matters, Trusts and Probate. Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in law and is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Alexa Merchant


Alexa Merchant is a Solicitor specialising in Will and LPA drafting, Court of Protection matters and Probate. Alexa has been with Middletons Solicitors since March 2017. Alexa has a bachelor’s degree in law and qualified as a solicitor in September 2007. Alexa is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Eleanor Shepherd


Eleanor Shepherd is a Solicitor specialising in Will and LPA drafting, Court of Protection matters, Trusts and Probate. Eleanor has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in law and qualified as a Solicitor in April 2023.  Eleanor joined our Private Client department in May 2022 and has been working in this area of law since 2018.

Joanna Milner

Private Client Executive

Joanna Milner is a Private Client Executive based in our Amesbury and Stockbridge offices. Joanna specialises in Will writing and Lasting Powers of Attorney drawing from over 20 years of experience. Joanna has been working with Middletons Solicitors since June 2021.

Lynette Arnott

Legal Secretary

Lynette Arnott is a Legal Secretary to Solicitor Michelle Stopford. Lynette started with Middletons Solicitors in September 1999 as a secretary in the family department. Lynette then transitioned into the Private Client department in 2014.

Lisa Airey

Legal Secretary

Lisa Airey is a Legal Secretary to Solicitors Alexa Merchant and Eleanor Shepherd. Lisa has been with Middletons since July 2016, having been Secretary to Charles Goodbody until his retirement in August 2023. Lisa benefits from a range of administration skills having worked previously in estate agents, recruitment and construction.


Alison Brockman


Alison is a Partner in our residential property team and deals with all aspects of residential property work.  Alison was one of the founding Partners of Brockmans Solicitors having opened that firm in Stockbridge in 1992.  Brockmans merged with Parkes Browne of Andover to form DBB solicitors before merging again with Middletons in 2016.

Luke Mowbray


Luke is a Partner in our commercial property team.  He undertakes a broad range of property work including the sale and purchase of commercial property and development land, commercial leases (acting for both landlords and tenants), option agreements, overage (development clawback) agreements and planning agreements.

Samuel Gauntlett


Samuel is a Partner based in our Warminster office. Prior to becoming a Partner, Samuel completed his master’s degree and qualified as a Solicitor whilst practicing as a Chartered Legal Executive. He undertakes a broad range of property work, relating to both commercial and residential property, dealing in both non-transactional matters such as financing, easements and Deeds of Trust and transactional matters.

Sandra Smith

Conveyancing Executive

Sandra is a Conveyancing Executive based in our Warminster office. Sandra boasts over 40 years experience having previously moved to the south-west from London where she began working as a conveyancer in the 1980s. Sandra is a residential property expert who can assist with any nature of residential property matter. Sandra is well regarded by the local professional community and clients alike and has built a strong working relationship with many local estate agents.

Jiss Palatty


Jiss is a Solicitor based in our Amesbury office working in the property department. Jiss qualified as a Solicitor in 2011. Prior to joining Middletons, Jiss practiced criminal law in London and New Zealand before switching to practicing property law with a London firm. He specialises in freehold and leasehold residential property transactions.

Caroline Mills

Conveyancing Executive

Caroline is a Conveyancing Executive based in our Stockbridge office and has worked in conveyancing since 1983.  Caroline has extensive knowledge of the local area and is well known to local agents.

Kim Dyer

Conveyancing Assistant

Kim is a Senior Conveyancing Assistant and works closely with Samuel Gauntlett. Kim has worked in law firms locally since the late 1980s and is experienced in all property matters, with a particular specialism in residential property transactions. Kim has strong local connections and encyclopaedic local knowledge which paired with her considerable experience make her a great asset to the property department.

Alison May


Alison first joined Middletons in 1979 for 4 years, before rejoining us in 2006. She is Sandra Smith’s secretary, prior to which she assisted many lawyers in the property department. Alison specialises is residential property matters and is very knowledgeable in this area of law providing invaluable support to the property fee earners.

Rebecca Bunce


Rebecca joined Middletons in 2013 and is a CILEX Paralegal working in the commercial property team in our Stockbridge office.  Rebecca has over 22 years’ experience working in both the residential and commercial property sectors.

Laura Turnbull

Legal Secretary

Laura is a Legal Secretary in our residential property team and has over 15 years’ experience in residential conveyancing.


Lucy Buttle

Head of the Family Department

Lucy is Head of the Family Department and a family mediator. Lucy has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2008. Lucy has helped clients with their divorces and finalising financial matters arising from the breakdown of their relationship including children matters.

Tania Yuill

Legal Assistant

Tania works in the Family department at our Amesbury office and assists Lucy Buttle. Tania is always happy to assist clients and has a wide range of administration skills from her previous roles in the NHS and private sector.

Administration and Support

Tracy White


Tracy is a Receptionist at our Warminster office. Tracy started with Middletons as a Conveyancing Legal Secretary but has more recently moved roles to become a Receptionist and has taken on the role with much aplomb.

Shaydene Kruger

Legal Secretary and Receptionist

Shaydene is a legal Secretary and Receptionist at our Amesbury office. Shaydene worked at a law firm in Surrey before moving to Wiltshire and joining Middletons. Shaydene assists all departments at the Amesbury office.

Sarah Blackham

Administration Assistant

Sarah is an Administration Assistant in our Stockbridge office and joined Middletons in 2022.

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