Awards, Accreditations & Memberships:
First Class Honours Law Degree at the University of Sussex.
Previously served on the committee of the Worthing Law Society
Jacqueline has over 12 years’ experience as a family solicitor, and she has a robust, yet sensitive approach to advising and representing clients. Jacqueline is a Resolution trained and accredited solicitor, with an additional qualification in Collaborative Law, meaning that she can offer clients the option of resolving matters without going to Court.
Jacqueline’s interests include travelling, music and art. She is learning Twi, a language of Ghana. She is also proud to have served as the President of the Worthing Law Society 2018-2019.
Qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Accredited as a specialist family lawyer in 2007. Made an associate at Bennett Griffin in 2010. Qualified as a collaborative lawyer in 2010.
Emma qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She became a partner in 2000 and has extensive experience in dealing with legal matters on behalf of the firm’s clients.
Emma is also a past President of Worthing Law Society.
Outside of work Christine enjoys climbing, trekking and running.
Gabrielle Wagstaffe completed her degree at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and the Legal Practice course at the College of Law, London. She qualified in 2008 and concentrates on all aspects of Family Law. As of January 2013 Gabrielle joins Helen as a Director of Gates and Moloney.
Gabrielle trained at a firm that specialises in Family Law in Brighton and then moved to London where she continued practicing, she has recently returned to Sussex and joined Gates and Moloney in 2011.
Gabrielle's work covers all areas of Family Law including divorce and financial remedy, child contact and residence matters, advising families in relation to child welfare matters, change of name deeds, and advising in relation to domestic violence issues.
Before joining Bennett Griffin Annie gained residential conveyancing experience at a high street law firm in Brighton as well as litigation and debt recovery at a firm in Worthing. She joined Bennett Griffin in May 2015 as a commercial property assistant before commencing her Training Contract in October 2016 and qualifying as a Solicitor in April 2018. Annie works in Bennett Grffin's Commercial Property department.
Helen has a young daughter and a border collie, and in her spare time enjoys running and country walks.
Chrissie originally joined Bennett Griffin in November 2014 as part of our Elderly Client team before taking some time off to travel. She returned to Bennett Griffin in February 2017 as a solicitor in the Commercial Property Department and is now based in our Worthing town centre office.
She has experience of dealing with Mental Health Issues, Drug and Alcohol Dependency and cases involving Non-Accidental Injuries. Leanna has also acted for the Official Solicitor on several occasions which brings an added complexity to any case. Although Leanna undertakes Advocacy in the local Courts she is completing the CILEx Advocacy Certificate with a view to completing her Children Panel Accreditation.
Outside of work, Leanna is keen city-break traveller which has now resulted in her self-excluding herself from several travel websites!