Meet the team

Craig Delaney

Craig qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and has both an Undergraduate and a Masters degree in Law from Nottingham University.

He has a broad and extensive range of experience and knowledge in the field of Private Client law including tax, trusts, administration of estates and Will drafting.

His work also includes Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Deputyship matters and Craig is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) an organisation that specialises in such issues as Asset protection, Care provision through Local Authority or NHS funding, Tax, Trusts and Mental Health Act implications for the elderly.

Craig believes that the most fundamental tenet in the practise of law is the care of his clients irrespective of the size and complexity of the matter he is dealing with.

Craig is a Partner of the firm with overall responsibility for the Finance and Administration of the practice as well as I.T

Julia Cole

Julia was admitted as a Solicitor in 1998 and is the third partner of the firm having joined Calthrops in April 2011.  She has established a reputation as an experienced practitioner having qualified as a solicitor in 1998.  Julia has valuable experience in property law and works on a wide range of private client and property transactions.  She supports the partners in the team in more complex issues and in addition has a strong client base of her own.

Julia is happy to assist clients with will drafting, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters and probate as well as residential sales and purchases.  Julia says that today clients can automatically expect that we have the necessary up to date knowledge and expertise to assist them. It is the extra care provided by the solicitor which is so highly valued and puts clients at ease; such care includes approachability, ease of use, availability, clear communication, keeping clients updated and a friendly manner.

Julia is a Partner of the firm with overall responsibility for compliance and legal practice and HR.

Kerry Sauntson

Kerry graduated from the University of Lincoln with her honours degree in Law having been born and educated locally in the area.

She qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 having obtained top marks in her legal studies. Kerry completed an extensive training in Criminal work before coming to Calthrops LLP in April 2006 to undertake a more general litigation role.

Her work and expertise covers all areas of Matrimonial and family matters as well as general Civil Llitigation, Wills, Employment matters, Court advocacy and negotiation. Kerry is based in both our Spalding and Holbeach offices and is also an Associate Partner of the firm.

Kevin Pallister

Kevin acts as a Consultant for the Practice having retired as a Partner in 2019.

His principal areas of work are in the property and private client fields. Kevin has considerable experience of dealing with domestic and commercial property work.

Kevin has dealt with Wills and the administration of Estates over many years, also the handling of Powers of Attorney and other issues specifically relevant to elderly clients.

Zoe Kwiatkowska

Zoe joined the conveyancing department in July 2019 as a senior solicitor in the Holbeach office.

Zoe qualified as a solicitor in 2004 after completing her training in Peterborough before working in Grantham for a few years. Most recently, Zoe worked at Chattertons in Spalding for 12 years, where she became a partner with responsibility for the firm’s Spalding office.

Zoe has always lived locally and went to the Spalding High School before doing her LLB Law (Hons) degree and LPC at Leicester De Montfort.

Zoe heads the firms Property Team at both offices and specialises in residential and commercial property matters including development sites acting for developer clients.

Christian Green

Christian joined Calthrops in 2016 as a law graduate and became a paralegal in the property department whilst studying for his LPC part time. Christian has obtained a distinction in his LPC and has now embarked on his training contract to qualify as a solicitor in January 2021. 

Christian saw his passion for law emerge while at Spalding Grammar School where he studied A Level law. His eventual goal is to become a partner at Calthrops and to have an active input on the future of the firm.

Jack Bristowe

Jack joined the Calthrops family in July 2019 from studying law at Leeds Beckett University and has just finished his LPC and LLM at the University of Law there. Jack now joins Christian as a Trainee Solicitor with the firm with him set to qualify as a Solicitor in November 2021.

Somara Donger

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Graham England

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Robert Sharp

Robert is a Solicitor and the Head of the firm’s Civil Litigation Department. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 1986 and has specialized in personal injury and civil litigation work for over 30 years. He was appointed a Member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel in 1996 and a Litigator Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers in 2005 and is an accredited solicitor by The Treasury Solicitor (Solicitors to Government Departments). He has also assisted the Force Solicitor of West Yorkshire Police on a number of occasions most notably when his Deputy was second to the Metropolitan Police for the duration of the 7/7 Inquests in 2010 and 2011 as well as 3 other Police Forces.

Robert can help you with claims for or against you for compensation arising from accidents (whether typically at work on the road or following trips or slips) and industrial disease, disputes of all kinds including, contract (private or commercial), employer/employee, neighbour, shareholder, building, wills and probate, landlord and tenant and professional negligence (medical or otherwise). He is equally comfortable advising and assisting corporate bodies as well as individuals.

Robert’s prime motivation and the reason he became and enjoys being a Solicitor is helping those “wronged” who instruct him to get the best and quickest result possible preferably by negotiation but if not then full and effective use of both the law, civil procedure rules and courts. He prides himself in making this process as stress free and economical as possible for his clients. He is therefore happy to work on a “no-win, no-fee” basis in appropriate circumstances and endeavours whatever case funding basis is adopted to make the dispute resolution process both user friendly and “understood” for his clients.

Robert is a sport fanatic playing cricket and golf as well as being a keen supporter of the Bradford Bulls since before he could walk

Front Office Staff

Alison Howe-Smith
Accounts Manager

Claire Sawyer
Accounts Manager

Our Legal Support Assistants

Susan Howitt

Paula Mason

Tracey Croft

Claire England

Leah Dujon