About JGF Solicitors

Alan Markham

Solicitor Family Law – Trained Collaborative Family Lawyer

Alan has practised in the area of Family Law since his qualification in 1983 and has particular experience in Divorce and related financial matters as well as child arrangements issues. He works hard to find practical solutions and  trained as a Collaborative Family Lawyer

David Ratcliffe

Solicitor Private Client Matters and Employment Law

David Ratcliffe was admitted as a solicitor in 1986 and has been in private practise since. He has dealt with many areas of law since qualification but now specialises in drafting Wills, estate planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates. He also deals with employment law as well as certain commercial matters.

Charlotte Jenkins

Solicitor Residential Property

Charlotte obtained her Law degree from the University of Southampton in 2013 and then went on to complete her LPC at the University of Law in Birmingham. Having obtained her LPC, Charlotte began her legal career in 2014 as a residential property assistant at a well-known national law firm before joining Johns Gilbert & Frankton in 2015.

Charlotte joined the firm in July 2015 as a conveyancing paralegal. Shortly afterwards Charlotte started her training contract with the firm, during which she gained further experience in residential conveyancing as well as wills, probate and matrimonial matters. Since qualifying as a solicitor in August 2017, Charlotte predominantly works in the conveyancing department.

Like our Head of Conveyancing Jodi Laver, Charlotte has experience in all areas of residential conveyancing, including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, shared ownership and new build property transactions.

Danielle Massingham

Trainee Solicitor

Already with several years experience in residential property, Danielle is now gaining experience across the firm with a view to qualifying in due course.

Jodi Laver

Head of Conveyancing

Jodi joined the firm in June 2018 as the Head of our Residential Conveyancing department.

Jodi began her legal career in 1999 when she worked as a legal secretary in the commercial property department at a well-known law firms. In 2002 Jodi moved to a different firm to work in the residential conveyancing department.

Jodi undertook further training with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and qualified as a Licenced Conveyancer in 2004. After qualifying, Jodi worked for a renowned national law firm in residential conveyancing for the next 13 years.

Jodi has extensive experience in all areas of residential conveyancing, including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, shared ownership and new build property transactions. Combining her legal knowledge and experiences in the industry, together with her management experience and approachable nature, Jodi prides herself in providing an excellent customer experience by tailoring each individual transaction to her client’s needs, through her technical knowledge, proactivity and flexibility in communication along with providing a personal service to each individual.