Our aim is to provide a personal, individual service in a clear and friendly way, without compromising the quality of advice. We do this by combining highly qualified and experienced solicitors with carefully selected support staff.
Solicitor & Owner
Chris qualified as a Solicitor in 1996. He spent his first 3 years in practice with Rees Page in Wolverhampton, then 8 years with Parkinson Wright in Worcester, almost 5 years with Harrison Clark in Worcester and was then with Young & Lee in Birmingham briefly before becoming the proud owner of Onions & Davies on 1st November 2010.
Chris has always specialised in what is known as “private client work” - Wills, Powers of Attorney, Tax and Estate Planning, Trusts, Administration of Estates, Care Fees Funding and Advice to Care Home Managers and Owners, and enjoys working closely with a wide variety of individuals and their families.
He is a member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), Solicitors for the Elderly and the Law Society's Private Client Section and a frequent speaker for charities (Mencap, Worcestershire Association of Carers, etc.), community and professional groups.
Chris is a regular networker, primarily through Severn Valley Business Group but also with other groups throughout Birmingham, the Black Country, Shropshire, Worcestershire and online and is always looking for opportunities to pass business throughout his extensive range of contacts.
Outside work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, is an active member of his local church and tries to keep fit.
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Solicitor, Director & Family Mediator
Louise qualified as a Solicitor in August 2007. She trained and continued to work at a small firm in the South East, specialising in family and matrimonial work, before moving to Shropshire and taking a position at Onions & Davies in June 2011. Louise is now well established in the Shropshire area and also acts for clients in Cheshire, Staffordshire and throughout the Midlands.
Her work includes divorce, financial remedy, children matters and disputes between unmarried couples, separation agreements, and pre-nuptial agreements. She can also assist in the making of marriage affidavits and change of name deeds. Louise is a Resolution Family Mediator and assists former partners and parents to reach decisions about their finances, property and matters concerning their children.
Louise is experienced in handling disputes arising in the civil courts including, contract disputes, debt matters, landlord and tenant disputes, and boundary disputes. Louise enjoys working closely with individuals and businesses in the area of dispute resolution in order to resolve problems and disputes as quickly and as effectively as possible.
The field of family law is where her heart lies. She is skilled at helping couples reach amicable arrangements, whether as their family lawyer or in the context of family mediation. She exercises a fair yet firm approach, striving for the best result for her clients and the children who may be involved. Louise is familiar with the local family courts and regularly represents her clients at court.
Louise is proud to be a member of ‘Resolution: first for family law’ and works to a code of practice which promotes an approach to family law that is sensitive, constructive, cost-effective and most likely to result in an agreement.
In her spare time, Louise enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as keeping fit and walking her dog.
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Solicitor and Director
David studied at the University of Wolverhampton and was admitted as a solicitor in 1996 having completed his training at Burnetts Solicitors in Carlisle. He has practiced in the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, initially in Property and Criminal Defence, although he now works exclusively in Residential Property. Previous firms include Lumsden Grindley, Woolliscrofts and Hand Morgan & Owen.
David joined the firm in 2018 to head up and expand the Property Department and has a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of property work including :-
• Sale and purchases of property and land
• Freehold and Leasehold transaction
• New build properties
• Transfers of Equity
A firm belief that communication is the most important element of any transaction has led to a reputation for being accessible and for meeting client’s expectations whenever possible. Combined with an ability to explain complex legal issues in an easily understood manner David always aims to ensure the conveyancing transaction is as smooth and swift as possible.
In his spare time David attempts to compensate for sitting at a desk all day by engaging in Nordic Walking, following his wife’s horticultural instructions in the garden, walking his dogs and spoiling his grandchildren.
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Solicitor - ‘Armed Forces Covenant’ co-ordinator.
Kim read Law at Staffordshire University. She completed her studies over a period of two years and is one of the first students in the country to undertake and pass her Law Degree in such a short time. Kim then went on to complete her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law in Manchester; she has since gained considerable experience working in the legal profession. Kim joined Onions & Davies in 2016 and now undertakes all aspects of Family Law including:.
• Divorce and Civil Partnership Matters
• Finances arising upon Divorce
• Matters involving Children
• Separation Agreements
• Cohabitation Agreements
• Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
• Living Together Agreements
• Injunctions (e.g. Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders)
Kim has an insightful and thorough approach to representing clients at what can be a difficult time, and in sensitive circumstances. Kim adopts a conciliatory manner and endeavours to provide clients with the best possible advice to reach a fair and reasonable settlement.
Kim is the point of contact for ‘Armed Forces Covenant’ work. In March 2017, the practice pledged their support to the armed forces promising to offer a discount to members of the military for family work and private client work.
When she is not at work, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, socialising and travelling.
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Solicitor and Private Client Consultant
Christopher qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and is an associate of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). He spent many years as a partner with Bridge McFarland in Lincoln, and also ran his own practice for several years. He has always worked closely with Accountants, Tax Advisers and other professionals, to enable him to prepare and implement detailed strategies to effectively secure clients’ long-term objectives..
As well as handling Probate matters, he has, throughout his career, been drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and other Estate Planning documentation, and continues to relish the challenge of helping clients plan successfully for their future.
In addition to his time in Private Practice in the UK, Christopher has also lectured internationally on Later Life issues and Estate Planning, and worked with Attorneys in USA on multiple cases. He has also contributed to a book focusing on family finances and planning.
In his spare time, Christopher is still trying to master the guitar and piano, loves reading and enjoys travelling.
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Onions & Davies is going through a period of modernisation to ensure that the quality legal advice that has been provided over the last 250 years can continue to be delivered well into the future. All our solicitors are specialists in their respective fields. We believe that it is not best practice for one person to cover too many areas. Each of us receives more than the minimum amount of annual training required by the Law Society.
Please contact us for more information - you will be surprised at the range of advice we provide.