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

  • 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 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 ChudzinskaLegal Assistant
    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
  • Yasmeen RajwaniLegal Assistant
    Yasmeen completed her LLB degree in 2021 gaining a First Class classification overall and is set to start the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2022. Yasmeen is based in the Plumtree office alongside Paul Thomas and Evie Martin.
  • 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 Abbey Freeman in the Ruddington office.

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