The Worthing Law Society is a membership organisation offering a number of benefits that are relevant to today's Legal Community.  Lawyers are only too aware that when working in the world of Law it is a constant moving target.
 

Why join Worthing Law Society?

By joining the Society you will become part of a collective group of people who will:

  • Provide representation on the issues important to the legal community;
  • Engage on consultation papers which are relevant to members;
  • Provide relevant training through Russell Green Lectures, which is based upon its members' demands;
  • Arrange social networking occasions;
  • Offer support to members on practice issues, and provide a comprehensive network of colleagues.

Learning & Development

Who was Russell Green?   His father took over the practice of F.C .Gates in Worthing 100 years ago. He then took on his son Russell as a partner and they traded in Worthing for many years.  He was passionate about the law and a very kind caring man. Russell was married but had no children and in his will he left Worthing Law Society a sum of money to be used solely for the educational purposes of its members.

 

Hence Russell Green lectures.  We as a Society continue to name the lectures after him and in honour of his memory. 
 

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Jacqueline Mensah
Past President

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
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Rebecca Mace
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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Helen Norton
​​Secretary

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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Emma Chatwell
Treasurer

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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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Alison Hill
General Committee

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Gemma Hanson
​Education Secretary

Gemma is a solicitor at Green Wright Chalton Annis in the private client department and practises wills, estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, taxation of estates and trusts, elderly client care, powers of attorney and court of protection.


Gemma has a fox red labrador and in her spare time enjoys walking, spending time with her family and playing stoolball.

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Annie Webb
General Committee

Annie was born and raised in Worthing. She 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 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 then joined Bennett Griffin in May 2015 as a commercial property assistant working with Jeremy Wootton before commencing her Training Contract in October 2016.
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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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Kate Massie
Vice 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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