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Rebecca Mace
Past President

Rebecca is a solicitor and a graduate from the De Montfort University, Leicester. She has worked for the firm for Rosemary E Hensby Solicitors in Goring West Sussex for over 25 years. Rebecca has a wealth of experience in family law and litigation, having a particular interest in Children Act matters. She is well known to other members of the local legal profession and regularly appears in the Courts in Sussex and beyond.
In her spare time Rebecca enjoys walking, travelling, cooking and entertaining.
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Kate Massie
President

Kate is a qualified Solicitor with over 10 years experience and I specialise in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate and Court of Protection work.She is friendly, approachable and sensitive to her clients needs. She enjoys meeting with clients and assisting them, sometimes helping them at a very difficult time in their lives. Kate is professional and strives to meet her clients expectations at all times.

Awards, Accreditations & Memberships:
First Class Honours Law Degree at the University of Sussex.
Previously served on the committee of the Worthing Law Society
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Jacqueline Mensah
Secretary

Jacqueline is an Associate Solicitor at Bennett Griffin, LLP, specialising in all aspects of family law, with a particular interest in the dispute resolution experience of Collaborative Law.

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.

Qualifications
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.
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Emma Chatwell
Treasurer

Emma Chatwell is a partner and the head of Conveyancing for the firm’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation, based at our Worthing office. She deals with residential conveyancing and compliance management for the firm.

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.
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Christine Nestor
​Social Secretary

Christine Nestor is a Partner at Green Wright Chalton Annis Solicitors and has practiced in Matrimonial and Children Litigation since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2000. On a voluntary basis, Christine has sat as a Community Panel Member with the Youth Offending Service in Worthing for 12 years and is a trained Restorative Justice Conference Facilitator.

Outside of work Christine enjoys climbing, trekking and running.
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Mike Metters
Librarian

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Alison Hill
General Committee

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Gabrielle Wagstaffe
​Education Secretary

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.
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Annie Webb
General Committee

Annie graduated from the University of Brighton in 2012 with an honours degree in Law and Business before going on to study the Legal Practice Course (Private and Commercial) at the University of Law in Guildford in 2013.

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.
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Helen Norton
​​General Committee

Helen is a director and solicitor at Gates and Moloney Solicitors whom she has been with for the last 13 years. Helen heads the wills, probate and private client department. Helen graduated from Kings College London with a law degree then completed the legal practice course at the college of law, Guildford. She completed her training in Brighton before joining Gates and Moloney in 2002.

Helen has a young daughter and a border collie, and in her spare time enjoys running and country walks.
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Jennifer Dahill
General Committee

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Chrissie Edwards
General Committee

After achieving a 2:1 in her Psychology degree, Chrissie decided to pursue a career in law and went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School in London. Following this she attended The College of Law in Guildford to complete the Legal Practice Course in 2011 where she was awarded a distinction. She completed her training contract at a firm with offices in Sussex and London and qualified as a solicitor in January 2013.

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.
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Leanne Ellis
General Committee

Leanna is a Chartered Legal Executive based in Wannop's Worthing Office. She has over 7 years experience in dealing with Childcare Matters advising clients at all levels of Child Protection to include Child Protection Conferences, Meetings Before Proceedings and representation in Care Proceedings.

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!
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