Our People

Our accredited and experienced team is committed to providing a professional, efficient, quality service to all clients, with an emphasis on a friendly and personal approach. Our qualified Solicitors are assisted by an experienced team of support staff, who will also be eager to deal with client enquiries.


Ruth Stevenson
Director/Solicitor
Paul Thomas
Director/Solicitor
Laura Peacock
Consultant Solicitor

  • Nisha PatelLegal Executive
    Nisha Patel is a Chartered Legal Executive. She has 5 years of conveyancing experience and qualified in July 2019. Nisha completed her LLB law degree at the University of Leicester after completing her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree at Queen’s University in Canada. Nisha joined Ives & Co in November 2020 and works in the Ruddington office in the Conveyancing department.
  • Abbey FreemanTrainee Solicitor
    Abbey completed her LLB Law degree at Nottingham Law School in 2015, then studied the Barrister Professional Training Course in 2015. Abbey graduated from Nottingham Law School in the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and with a Masters in Law in June 2019 and secured a training contract with Ives & Co to commence in October 2019. Abbey currently works in our Plumtree office in Conveyancing and has worked with the firm since November 2018. Abbey will qualify as a Solicitor in 01/07/2021.
  • Eleanor Millar – Account Manager
    Eleanor is an Account Manager and has worked at Ives and Co over 15 years. Eleanor deals with all financial and accounting matters.
  • Evie MartinLegal Assistant
    Evie completed her LLB Law degree in 2019 and LLM Legal Practice Course in 2020 at Nottingham Law School. Evie is based at the Plumtree office and her primary role is assisting Abbey Freeman in Conveyancing matters.
  • Julie LyePost-Completions
    Julie has worked at Ives and Co for years. Julie deals with all post-completion matters in relation to Residential and Commercial transactions.
  • Maria WilsonLegal Secretary
    Maria is a Legal Assistant working at our Ruddington office, assisting Morgan Blatter.
  • Michelle EnnisAccount Manager
    Michelle is an Account Manager. She joined Ives & Co in September 2018 having worked in the banking industry for 31 years. She works with Eleanor running the accounts department dealing with all financial & accounting matters.
  • Morgan Blatter  –  Trainee Solicitor
    Morgan completed her degree at the University of Nottingham and is currently undertaking her Legal Practice Course (LPC). Morgan will qualify as a Solicitor in 31/03/2021 and has worked with the firm since April 2018. Morgan has two years of prior experience working in the field of Personal Injury. Morgan currently works in the Ruddington office.
  • Yazmina WallaceLegal Assistant
    Yazmina completed her LLB Law Degree at Nottingham Law School in 2019 and is currently undertaking her Legal Practice Course (LPC). Yazmina works with Paul Thomas in the Plumtree office.

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