Our People

Our PeopleHere at Martin Gaffney Solicitors our staff have many years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to draw on across many different areas of law. It is a rare day when we are unable to assist or at least point you in the direction of where to go to next.

Martin Gaffney is the Managing Director of the firm. He had a background in the building trade and transport industry prior to qualifying as a Solicitor. He also still proudly holds a Class 1 Heavy Goods Licence.

Michelle Fieldhouse is an Equity Partner, Solicitor and Director of the firm. Michelle has a background in Personal Injury and is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Michelle divides her time between being Compliance Officer for the firm and Practice Manager along with her own fee earning work.

Simon Berger is a Civil Litigation Solicitor based in our Rothwell office. He offers practical advice and assistance to individuals and companies on a variety of issues from contract disputes to contested probates.

Kim Bishop is the firms Legal Cashier. She is responsible for the day to day running of the accounts department and compliance in relation to the same. A keen football supporter in both professional and amateur leagues.

Melissa Butler is a Trainee Legal Executive working in the Private Client Department also at the Rothwell office. She has a background in property but also has a wealth of experience in Wills, Trust, Probate and Powers of Attorney.

Hazel Cooper has a wealth of experience as a Secretary/ PA. She works at our Ilkley branch and assists Eric Hemsley and David Walters with their work. You can always be sure of a friendly welcome from Hazel and a cup of tea.

Victoria Crozier is our Debt Recoveries Executive, she deals with debt collection and recovery work for companies and individuals.

Eric Fieldhouse is the Meeter and Greeter at our Rothwell branch. This is ┬árole that he has enjoyed since he first started at Martin Gaffney Solicitors, and is the firms oldest employee – he is a dog.

Florian Fieldhouse is Apprentice Meeter and Greeter to Eric Fieldhouse. Also a dog.

Eric Hemsley is a Licensed Conveyancer with over 45 years experience in the area of Conveyancing and Wills and is very well established in our Ilkley office.

Brian Henderson is Head of the Private Client Department at our Rothwell office. He has over 45 years experience in Wills, Trusts, Probate, Inheritance Tax Planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Harvey Jackson is a Property Consultant with over 60 years experience in the area of Conveyancing. He is a fixture in the Rothwell area and often acts for generations of the same family.

Moira Stanley is an experienced Conveyancing Assistant. She assists the Conveyancing Department at the Rothwell office. She takes a great deal of pride in her work and is highly organised.

Kirsty Tighe is a Matrimonial and Family Law Consultant with over twenty years experience in this area. She is able to provide useful and practical advice in often difficult circumstances.

Sarah Turner is an experienced Employment Consultant with over twenty years experience. With her commonsense and practical approach she is able to provide advice to both individuals and businesses in this often complex area of law.

David Walters is a Litigation Solicitor based in our Ilkley office. He provides practical and commonsense advice for businesses and individuals alike.