Partners and the team
Meet the team at Waddington & Son
Waddington and Son Solicitors have been practicing in Burnley and Padiham for over 125 years and have grown to become one of the leading firms in Lancashire.
We are a three partner firm and have an extensive team of specialist senior consultants, solicitors and lawyers to provide you with the knowledge, advice and support needed with your legal issue.
The busy and well established Private Client Department is headed by Partner, Duncan J Baldwin LLB Solicitor admitted 1987.
Duncan has been with the firm since 1988 and his specialisms are in all matters relating to wills, probate and the complexities in buying and selling property.
He is currently the President of the Association of North West Law Societies (ANWLS) and has been secretary of Burnley and Pendle Law society since 2003.
The busy and successful Criminal Law Department is headed by Partner, Dylan J Bradshaw LLB (Hons) Solicitor admitted 1990. Dylan is also a Higher Court Advocate which entitles him to appear in any criminal court in England and Wales. He regularly appears before Judges at the Crown Court as an Advocate. Dylan is also a Member of a Very High Cost Case (VHCC) Panel and Dylan himself is a VHCC Supervisor which includes complex fraud cases.
Dylan has been with the Firm since 1988 and became a Partner in 1994. His specialisms are in sensitive and high profile contested matters in the Magistrates Court and serious and complex crime in the Crown Court. Dylan is happy to accept instructions from anywhere in the country and often defends in large scale drugs cases and complex fraud matters.
Dylan is also a member of the Duty Solicitor Scheme and is a Crime Contract Supervisor. The Firm has recently been awarded a Category One Peer Review status. The Independent Review categorised the Firm’s work in the Crime Department as “excellent”. The award is only given to those Firms who demonstrate the highest possible standards of service and professional competence.
The long established yet progressive Family Law Department operating from both our Burnley and Padiham offices is headed by Partner, Colin Warner L.L.B. Solicitor admitted 1998.
Colin is a member of the Law Society Family Panel, a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and an accredited member of Resolution.
He specialises in dealing with financial issues arising out of the breakdown of a relationship whilst representing parents, children and grandparents in proceedings brought by the Local Authority.
Philip J. Turner LL.B. Solicitor admitted 1980.
A former Senior Partner of the firm Philip is now a full time Senior Consultant.
Philip has a strong commitment to client care and achieving the best outcome for clients. He is also a member of the Duty Solicitor Scheme and he specialises in all aspects of criminal defence.
Trevor Grice LL.B. ARICS. Solicitor admitted 1986.
Trevor is a full time practicing Consultant with his own extensive client base.
Trevor’s specialisms are in sensitive and high profile contested matters in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.
He is also a member of the Duty Solicitor Scheme.
Cathryn Fell BSc (Hons) Solicitor admitted 2005.
Cathryn joined the Firm in 2007.
She has an extremely high success rate in summary trials and bail applications in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts.
Cathryn is also a member of the Duty Solicitor Scheme.
Daniel Frazer BA (Hons) Solicitor admitted 2008.
Daniel joined the Firm in 2005.
His strengths are advocacy in the Magistrates Court with a high rate of successful acquittal. Daniel is committed to offering a high standard of advice at the Police Station. He is also an Accredited Police Station and Duty Solicitor Representative.
Andrew Clegg Senior Crown Court Practitioner.
Andrew joined the firm in 1999 and is an experienced and highly respected Crown Court Representative.
Andrew has developed strong links with Counsel’s Chambers and other professional experts within the Criminal Justice System. He is also an Accredited Police Station and Duty Solicitor Representative.
Charlotte Ashworth LL.B (Hons) Charlotte joined the Firm in 2012 and having successfully completed her legal practice course is currently undertaking her LLM in Professional Legal Practice.
Charlotte works within our Crown Court Department and also has a strong commitment to offering advice to clients in the Police Station.
She is an Accredited Police Station Representative.
Simon J. Clarke BA LL.B (Hons) Solicitor.
Simon joined the Firm in 2011 and heads the Personal Injury and Civil Law Department his specialisms are Personal Injury and civil actions against the Police. Simon is able to offer excellent representation to clients at the Police Station.
He is an Accredited Police Station and Duty Solicitor Representative.
Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
Tina joined the Firm in 2007.
She is a member of the Resolution with a particular interest in domestic abuse cases and offers a full range of family law services
Louise Marshall, Associate of the Institute of Legal Executives.
Louise joined the Firm in 2004.
Besides her own case load in which she enjoys particularly acting for clients who require urgent assistance, Louise regularly attends on clients involved in contested hearings offering them both advice and support.
Jane is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly
Jane specialises in wills, probate, trusts, tax and elderly client matters such as Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection and advice on long term care.
Charlotte Fitzpatrick – LL.B (Hons), Solicitor admitted November 2011
Charlotte joined the firm in July 2012.
Charlotte has a particular interest in disputes involving children, domestic abuse and offers a full range of family law services.
Helen McCabe – LL.B (Hons), Solicitor admitted February 2008
Helen joined the firm in October 2012.She specialises in all family law matters, representing clients on a private and publicly funded basis. This includes matters involving the Local Authority, Forced marriages and domestic violence issues. Contact and residence disputes for both parents and grandparents.
Helen is a member of Resolution and Child Concern.
Ben Richardson LL.B(Hons)
Ben joined the firm in October 2012 from a firm in Manchester and is currently undertaking his training contract. He has an extensive knowledge in several areas of Criminal Law which include serious sexual offences, Fraud, serious drug offences, Firearms offences and other general crime. He has also developed a sound knowledge of cases involving DNA evidence, in particular low copy number DNA evidence. During his legal career he has gained experience in Extradition and cross boarder/mutual assistance cases and developed a good knowledge of Dutch law. His strengths lie in his ability to communicate with fellow professionals and clients alike. He is committed to offering the highest standard of advice.