Meet the Team

Poynton Law Limited is headed by Nick Stratford who is a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner, has extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious law, and is a recognised expert in both fields. Nick is regarded as an expert in the field of equity release legal work and leads by example with his team at Poynton Law Limited.

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Nick Stratford
Nick StratfordDirector, Solicitor
Registered Trust and Estates Practitioner and Notary Public

Nick qualified as a Solicitor over 20 years ago. He is a recognised expert in both contentious and non-contentious law. Nick has regularly been invited to provide training to other solicitors by BBP University.  The non-contentious work Nick has a particular interest in includes equity releases and administering the estates of deceased people with assets both in the UK and abroad.

The contentious work Nick has particular interest in includes contested estates, matrimonial and general litigation. Nick was the solicitor who acted in one of the leading cases on derivative actions under Company Law which was reported in the Law Reports, Chancery Division under Parry v Bartlett and Another: CHD 29 Nov 2011. Nick recently qualified as a Notary Public which allows him to notarise documents required by different legal systems all around the world.

Fiona Carruthers
Fiona CarruthersOffice Manager

Prior to this Fiona worked in Banking for 34 years and was a Bank Manager.  The transferrable skills she learnt in Banking included attention to detail, organisation, problem solving, drive for results and ensuring processes are fully followed.

Fiona takes great pride in ensuring Poynton Law Ltd delivers a high level of service which other Law firms can only aspire to.

Daniel McLoughlin
Daniel McLoughlinConsultant Solicitor

Daniel studied at Manchester Metropolitan University where he completed his Legal Practice Course. Daniel qualified as a Solicitor in 2018.

Daniel employs a proactive and solution focused approach to all matters and is passionate about delivering outstanding client care and service.

Karen Leadbetter
Karen Leadbetter Consultant Solicitor

With over 20 years’ experience Karen is a natural people’s person, who shows her client’s care, empathy and total professionalism all the way through the process.Karen was noted in the Legal 500 as ‘fights hard for her clients’ and as having ‘exceptionally strong negotiation skills backed up with years of experience in handling difficult proceedings’

Maya Khan
Maya KhanConsultant Solicitor

Maya is a qualified solicitor with 18 years legal experience. She has been a qualified solicitor since 2004.

Maya joined Poynton Law in May 2018 and regularly travels around the country to see equity release clients.

Christopher Green
Christopher GreenConsultant Solicitor

Chris is   a solicitor with over thirty years’ experience.  Chris is based in East Sussex and is happy to see clients there or travel to visit them. Chris is proud to be associated with Poynton Law. Chris’ role is to conduct the initial interview as required by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and to promptly return all relevant documents so the transaction can complete. Chris covers most areas in the South.

Darren Crowther
Darren CrowtherChartered Legal Executive Lawyer

Darren completed his law degree while studying in Leeds, he then went on to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer in 2018. Darren takes a particular interest in Equity release, Wills, Lasting Power of Attorneys & Litigation.

Belinda Sarkodie
Belinda SarkodieTrainee Solicitor

Belinda is a Trainee Solicitor at Poynton Law Limited with a focus on Equity Release transactions. Prior to joining Poynton Law, she spent two years as a paralegal as a Litigation Executive in London. Belinda completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law and her Law Degree at BPP.

Emily Sewell
Emily SewellTrainee legal Executive

Emily is currently training to be a Chartered Legal Executive and has a special interest in property law and in particular Equity Releases.

Alex Spencer
Alex SpencerParalegal

Alex is a motivated legal assistant who takes an efficient approach to finding solutions to your legal matters.