Chris obtained his Law Degree and Legal Practice Course locally, at the University of Hertfordshire. He joined Bryan and Mercer in September 2012 and has since worked in both the Private Client and Property teams.
Since becoming a director of the firm, Chris heads our Private Client team while also working within our Property team. He has a wide knowledge of both Property and Private Client matters and always aims to provide that personal touch to make your life that little bit easier.
Chris is also interested in football, rugby, aviation and politics and is a qualified football referee.
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Daniel completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London and joined Bryan and Mercer’s Property team in 2012.
Now a Director of Bryan and Mecer he works with the Property and Wills teams. Daniel has experience of a wide range of property transactions. He provides a personal and efficient professional service to clients, ensuring the process is managed smoothly from start to finish.
Outside of work Daniel enjoys watching football, socialising and travel, particularly to exotic locations around the world.
Direct Line: 01727 732648
Jackie is a legal assistant with over 25 years’ experience in residential and commercial conveyancing. She worked in London law firms for several years and more recently in St Albans before joining Bryan and Mercer as part of Shelley Spyrides’ team.
Away from work, Jackie enjoys swimming, reading and looking after her family and three cats.
Direct line: 01727 732640
Socratis completed the Legal Practice Course with the University of Hertfordshire, having already obtained a degree in law. He joined Bryan and Mercer initially as a legal assistant, then from trainee solicitor to solicitor and finally made Director in 2018.
Working in our Property team, his main aim always is to keep his clients stress free and to ensure that they feel supported at every step of the way.
When not at work Socratis enjoys reading, watching football, socialising and keeping fit.
Direct Line: 01727 732642
Paulette is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals. She has over twenty five years of experience and expertise in Residential Conveyancing.
She has managed and dealt with her own Files in all aspects of conveyancing transactions, dealing with both freehold and leasehold properties, and providing holiday support and cover for Solicitors. She has always worked in St Albans and has good knowledge of the local area.
Paulette is a member of Shelley’s Team.
Outside of work, at one time, Paulette enjoyed athletics and playing netball – now it’s watching athletics, doing puzzles and looking after her grandchildren!
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Solicitor, Managing Director
Shelley joined Bryan and Mercer as a member of the Property team in August 2009. Her academic background includes a master’s degree in Commercial Law and E-commerce and she undertook the Legal Practice Course at College of Law in Chester.
Shelley heads both our residential and commercial Property teams. She has a broad knowledge of all types of Property transactions and endeavours to provide a service that is personal and efficient.
Outside of work Shelley enjoys motor sport, fitness, rock climbing and skiing.
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Sandra is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and has over 20 years experience.
She has been dealing with both freehold and leasehold properties over a long period of time, particularly in and around the St. Albans area.
Sandra, a key member of staff, is able to provide support and cover for solicitors within the firm during holiday periods.
Outside work Sandra enjoys looking
after her three horses, who keep her busy.
Direct Line: 01727 732644
Jo has extensive experience in both the Financial Services sector and within a legal practice.
She has provided administrative, secretarial and legal support – covering various areas of law.
Jo mainly assists Christopher Weeks both with Property/Conveyancing and Private Client matters.
Outside of work, Jo enjoys keeping fit and regularly attends Pilates classes. She also has a very keen interest in photography and a passion for animals and wildlife.
Direct Line: 01727 732651
Poppy joined the team in July 2017 after graduating from the University of Reading with an LLB Law degree. She primarily assists Daniel and Socratis with residential conveyancing. Driven by a desire to learn, Poppy aims to undertake the Legal Practice Course with Masters and qualify as a solicitor.
Whilst at university, Poppy was captain of the Cheerleading Team and competed nationally with her squad, as well as volunteering for various charities.
Outside of work, Poppy enjoys going to the gym, travelling, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
Direct Line: 01727 732650