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Patricia Martin - Solicitor

Patricia Martin

Patricia qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and has always practised in the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire area. Patricia is a member of Action on Elder Abuse, holds the Advanced Certificate in Advising the Vulnerable Client, is an associate member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and is a member of the Law Society’s Private Client Section.

Patricia is also a qualified Public Notary having completed the Qualification in Notarial Practice at Cambridge University and was appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2010.

Patricia specialises in all aspects of elderly and vulnerable client work, Wills and Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney and is regularly recommended by both existing clients, and by other professionals in the field.

Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1971 and joined Andrews Martin (or Andrews Hepworth & Co as it was then) in 1972 becoming a partner soon afterwards. He is a member of the Office of the Public Guardian’s Panel of Deputies of Last Resort, a full member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), Solicitors for the Elderly and the Law Society’s Property Section. He is past President of the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Law Society.

Richard has been practising as a Public Notary for over 30 years, having been appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1981.

Richard specialises in Court of Protection matters and looks after the finances of an increasing number of elderly and vulnerable people and is regularly recommended by both existing clients, and by other professionals in the field.

Emily Goringe

Emily Goringe

Emily is a qualified Licensed Conveyancer and leads the Residential Property department. She has a wealth of legal experience and has developed a reputation for excellence in her field. Emily has been with Andrews Martin since we moved to Little London Court.

Laura Arnold

Laura Arnold

Laura, a law graduate of Reading University, is completing her Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualification (CILEX) and assists Emily in the Residential Property department, having gained experience in a wide range of conveyancing matters.


Kyra Fletcher

Kyra has commenced her solicitor training with us, having joined us following graduation from the University of Law, Bristol as a paralegal in 2015. Kyra is developing her expertise in Court of Protection and Wills and Probate.

Lisa Roe

Lisa Roe

Lisa is secretary and notarial clerk for Richard Martin and deals with the notary enquiries. Lisa has been with us since the beginning of 2010.


Flavia Seferi

Flavia has joined us as a graduate paralegal with a degree in law from the University of Law at Bristol and currently assists Emily and Laura in the Residential Conveyancing Department.

Patricia, I cannot thank you enough for all the support, care, advice and hard work that you have given me in what has been a very emotional rollercoaster regarding my dad. Thanking you again.

Emily, You cannot improve on perfection.

Mrs Martin, I just want to thank you for all that you have done for my mother in such very difficult circumstances.

Patricia I have recommended you because you really care about your clients – you stand up for them against all challenges and really go the extra mile.

In Richard we have a quite outstanding deputy for my sister.

I have to say that you have been a beacon of professionalism and competence in a sea of poor service from many other parties. I will have no hesitation in using your services again and recommending you to others. Well done!

All staff are extremely friendly and helpful, especially Emily and Laura who could always be relied upon to deal with queries quickly. I will definitely use you again – you are reasonably priced and efficient.

Just to thank you for dealing with my documents so professionally yesterday

I will definitely be happy to recommend Andrews Martin – in fact I already have!

Your level of service was excellent.

We found you friendly, welcoming and we felt comfortable both in Reception and with the solicitor who went through the information clearly and we didn’t feel rushed.

I was extremely satisfied with the service that we received from Andrews Martin.

Laura was a star!

You could not have done better. Your service was first class – thank you.

Emily bent over backwards to solve problems when they occurred and kept me informed throughout.

Your service was outstanding – there was nothing that you could have done to improve!