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
Abbey Freeman
Solicitor

  • Abbey FreemanSolicitor
    Abbey qualified as a solicitor in June 2021 and joined Ives and Co in 2018 as a legal assistant. Abbey works in our Ruddington office in Nottingham with her assistant Yazmina Wallace, Nikolina Chudzinska and Maria Wilson and specialises in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing. Abbey has experience in criminal law and also studied the Bar before qualifying as a solicitor.
  • Evie MartinTrainee Solicitor
    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 Paul Thomas in Conveyancing matters Wills and Probate matters. Evie started her Training Contract In April 2021 and will qualify in March 2023 as a Solicitor
  • 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.
  • Nikolina ChudzinskaTrainee Solicitor
    Nikolina received her law degree from Nottingham Trent University in 2020. She then followed to complete her LPC and Masters in law in 2021 from the Nottingham Law School. Her primary role is to assist Abbey Freeman on conveyancing matters and is based in the Ruddington office.
  • Sarah Lambley  – Trainee Solicitor
    Sarah completed her LLM in 2020 at Nottingham Trent and Her LLB Degree in 2018 at Derby University. She works with Ruth Stevenson in the Ruddington office and is a Trainee solicitor qualifying on the 30/08/2023
  • Yazmina WallaceTrainee Solicitor
    Yazmina completed her LLB Law Degree at Nottingham Law School in 2019 and is currently undertaking her Legal Practice Course (LPC). Yazmina works with Abbey Freeman in the Ruddington office.
  • Sophie Gibson LeitchLegal Assistant
    Sophie completed her LLB Law degree in 2021 at Nottingham Trent University and LLM Legal Practice Course in 2022 at The University of Law. Sophie is based at the Plumtree office and her primary role is assisting Paul Thomas in Conveyancing matters as well as Wills and Probate matters. Sophie is a Legal Assistant who will begin a training contract in 2023.
  • Jade GylphionLegal Assistant
    Jade received her Law degree at the University of the West of England in 2015 and went on to get extensive experience in areas such as Wills & Probate, Commercial Property Law and Residential Conveyancing and is aiming to start the SQE in 2023. Jade is based in the Ruddington Office and works with Abbey Freeman.
  • Amanda CooperLegal Assistant
    Amanda is based in the Kent office and works with Laura Peacock. Amanda deals with all legal administration in relation to residential property transactions.
  • Rebecca TilleyLegal Administrator
    Rebecca is based in the Kent office and works with Laura Peacock. Rebecca deals with legal administration and post-completion matters, in relation to residential property transactions.

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