Pam Thomas

Pam Thomas
LLB (Hons) (Director)

Pam qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 having obtained her law degree at Staffordshire University and Legal Practice Qualification at the Chester College of Law. Pam became a Director of the Firm in January 2009 and specialises in residential and commercial conveyancing as well as family/matrimonial. Pam is also the firms COLP (Compliance Officer for Legal Practice) and the COFA (Compliance Office for Finance and Administration).

Sarah De-Maine

Sarah De-Maine
LLB (Hons) (Director)

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and since qualification has both practised and taught Family Law. In January 2015 Sarah became a Director of the firm working in the Family Law Department. Sarah specialises in care, adoption, special guardianship and private law cases.  Sarah represents the children, parents and other family members in care proceedings and in private law proceedings.  Sarah is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel.    

Rachel D'Souza

Rachel D’Souza
LLB (Hons) (Associate Solicitor)

Rachel is the head of our Private Client Department and specialises in Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. Rachel has dealt with over 300 probate matters including high value estates and agricultural estates. Rachel graduated in 2005 having obtaining a first class honors Law Degree from Sheffield Hallam University. She then attended the College of Law in York where she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Rachel joined Bleasdale & Co. Solicitors Limited in 2006 as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified in January 2009.  

Tracy Dunbavan

Tracy Dunbavan
(Office Manager)

Tracy began working at Bleasdale & Co. Solicitors Limited in 1999 as a Legal Cashier before taking on her current role as Office Manager.

Shannon Skilling
Shannon Skilling LLB (Solicitor)

Shannon graduated from the University of Cumbria in 2016 with a first class law degree and has recently finished studying the Legal Practice Course on a part-time basis with distinction.  Shannon qualified in February 2021 and works in the  Conveyancing department as well as the family/matrimonial department.