Updates and career opportunities from Fraser Hollands Solicitors

Updates and career opportunities from Fraser Hollands Solicitors

About Us

Fraser Hollands Solicitors Limited (formerly Barford Fraser Solicitors Limited) was formed in 2013 as specialists in the area of Family Law. In 2018 the firm underwent significant re-structuring and re-branding. The firm is headed by Glen Fraser and Gary Hollands.

Our expertise is demonstrated by the membership of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel by Glenn Fraser, Gary Hollands and our Senior Solicitor, Alexandra Hughes. We are similarly proud to hold Lexcel accreditation since 2017, which recognises the quality of service we offer to our clients.

APPROACHABLE

It is the aim of the firm to be approachable and understanding. We recognise not only the need to achieve a client’s immediate objectives, but we are also sensitive to ensure that we do not lose sight of the need to minimise disruption to family life.

FORWARD THINKING

We also seek to embrace the use of technology to assist our clients and is our goal to move towards being a paperless office. We encourage electronic communication, which improves efficiency and the speed of which clients are kept up to date with their cases.

PERSONAL SERVICE

Our experience has taught us that many clients prefer to have the same individual represent them not only in the office, but also at Court, should the matter require Court action. All our Solicitors are competent advocates who are happy to represent clients in Court.

Throughout the southeast

The individual reputation of our Lawyers cover a large part of the South East and we have reflected this by making offices available for our Clients for appointments in Strood, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. We accept instructions from Clients throughout the Southeast.

Our Team

Our dedicated team of professionals work together throughout the South East to deliver a service of the highest quality to our clients. Learn a little more about our experienced team below.

Glen Fraser

Solicitor, Director

Glen has worked in two Legal 500 firms in the past 15 years and has a wealth of experience in Family and Children Law. He is particularly knowledgeable in Care Proceedings, acting for children, parents and other family members. As well as advising Clients, Glen undertakes the advocacy on the majority of his cases. Glen enjoys history and in his spare time, he likes to travel to World War II landmarks across Europe.

Gary Hollands

Solicitor, Director

Gary is a solicitor experienced in all areas of Family Law. He specialises in Care Proceedings and Children’s Act matters. He is a member of the Family Law Children’s Panel, representing parents and children in all Court tiers including High Court and has been involved in a number of press reported cases. Gary also undertakes advocacy on a lot of his cases. Before qualifying, Gary was a professional snooker player.

SOLICITORS & FEE EARNERS

ALEXANDRA HUGHES

Solicitor

Alexandra qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and specialises in child protection and public law representing parents and children in care proceedings. Alexandra became a member of the Law Society Children Panel in 2011 and is experienced in representing children in complex care proceedings as well as representing children in private law proceedings which involve 16.4 Guardians. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys going on long walks in the countryside and spending time with her family.

Hannah Downs

Solicitor

Hannah is a Solicitor who specialises in conducting a range of different private and public family law cases to include Social Services involvement, Children’s Act Proceedings and proceedings concerning Non-Molestation Orders. Hannah is an enthusiastic lawyer who is friendly and committed to her clients. She prides herself on providing a high standard of care to all her clients. In her spare time, Hannah loves shopping.

Laura Gray

ACILEX Trainee Legal Executive

Laura is an Associate, training to become a Chartered Legal Executive. Laura has experience wit h obtaining Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders for victims of domestic abuse. Laura also has experience with Children’s Act Proceedings. Laura strives herself as being hardworking and enthusiastic and prides herself with having good client relations. Laura takes a professional yet personal approach to client relations, always putting the client’s needs at the forefront of her mind. In Laura’s spare time she likes to spend time with her family and go shopping.

Jane Gordon

ACILEX Trainee Legal Executive

Jane obtained the LLB (hons) Degree in 2016 and is training to become a Chartered Legal Executive. Jane has experience dealing with a range of Care Proceedings and general Social Services involvement, having worked previously for Kent County Council. Jane loves a good city break as well as socialising with friends.

MANAGEMENT & SENIOR STAFF

ROBYN MURPHY

Office Manager

Robyn has experience dealing with Care Proceedings cases having worked previously for Medway Council.  Robyn assists Glen Fraser and Gary Hollands with the smooth running of the firm. Robyn loves to travel in her spare time and has travelled across four continents so far.

SHANNON HICKMAN

Costs Manager

Shannon has experience in costing up cases including Care, 16.4 Proceedings, Children’s Act, and Non-Molestation Orders. As well as billing the majority of our cases, Shannon oversees the work we do with the Legal Aid Agency. Shannon enjoys working out in her spare time.

SUE PENFOLD

Legal Cashier

Sue is a qualified Legal Cashier with 30 years of experience, having worked for many London based firms such as D J Freeman, Freshfields, and Blake Morgan. Sue has raised money for the Special Care Neonatal Unit at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, a ward very close to her heart.

SUPPORT STAFF

Danni SImpson

PA to Alexandra Hughes

Danni previously worked as a Legal Assistant at Watchfinder and joined our team to assist Alexandra with collating court bundles, applying for Legal Aid and assisting Clients with enquiries. Danni enjoys participating in charity events such as Race for Life.

Hardeep Nagi

PA to Hannah Downs

Hardeep worked at courts across the South East for seven years before joining our team. Hardeep also worked as a Legal Secretary at a prominent legal firm in London. Hardeep assists Hannah with collating court bundles, applying for Legal Aid and assisting Clients with enquiries. In her spare time, Hardeep enjoys dancing and meditating.

Emma Varney

PA to Glen Fraser

Emma worked at Medway County Court for over ten years before joining our firm. Emma has a wealth of knowledge in assisting on Divorce and Children’s Act matters. Emma assists Glen with collating court bundles, applying for Legal Aid and assisting Clients with enquiries. In her free time, Emma enjoys attending events celebrating the 1940s.

REBECCA CRUICKSHANK

Receptionist

Rebecca joined our team in December 2018, after deciding to embark on a new career path. Rebecca assists members of the public with new enquiries as well as assisting current clients with queries or messages. In April 2017, Rebecca had the opportunity to assist the head make-up artist on the Graham Norton Show.