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Team Members


Graham Pearce portrait

Graham Pearce

Managing Director

Graham established his law firm in 1981 having previously worked for Eversheds.

During an impressive career he has worked in most areas of the Law but now deals mainly with Charity Law, Business Law, Trusts, Probate and Tax Planning.

Graham was educated at Solihull’s Tudor Grange Grammar School and Keele University where he read Law and History. He is married to Diana and they have four grown up children. Graham was, for many years, a leader of The King’s Church Solihull and also served as a governor of Tudor Grange School.

In his spare time he indulges in his loves of Italy, painting and a new found passion for bread making!

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Nicholas Thomas


Nicholas is a Director of Pearcelegal. He joined the firm in 2009 as a Litigation Solicitor having previously worked for a specialist litigation firm since qualification.

He is the man you need to “fight your corner”, be it contractual disputes, matrimonial and financial matters, employment, personal injury claims, disputes over Wills or whatever other situation where you may find yourself in dispute.

Nicholas was educated at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield before studying Law at Liverpool University.

Having been a Scout himself, Nicholas is now a Scout Leader of a local troop which means he spends most of his spare time enjoying the great outdoors, camping and organising a myriad of challenging events.

Stephanie Howard

Solicitor (Litigation & Family Dept)

Stephanie is a qualified Solicitor working in the Litigation & Family Department. She deals with all aspects of family law such as matrimonial, financial and child contact disputes in addition to general litigation, contentious probate (disputes over Wills etc) and debt recovery.

Stephanie obtained her law degree and completed her post graduate training in Leicester and joined Pearcelegal in March 2014.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys socialising and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys reading and relaxing holidays in the sun.

Lee McAuliffe

Solicitor (Litigation & Family Dept)

Lee qualified as a Solicitor in January 2017 and is a member of our Litigation & Family Department. Lee deals with all aspects of family law such as matrimonial, financial and child contact disputes in addition to general civil litigation.

Lee completed his Law degree in Nottingham in 2012 and joined Pearcelegal the following year as an Administrative Assistant before ‘working his way up’.

He counts sports and regularly watching the latest movie releases amongst his interests.

Hayley Palmer

Solicitor (Private Client)

Hayley is a qualified Solicitor in our Private Client department and joined Pearcelegal in March 2017 after many years’ experience with other local law firms. Hayley deals with Wills, Trusts and Probate.

Alison Bates portrait

Alison Bates

Conveyancing Executive (Conveyancing Dept)

Alison joined Pearcelegal in January 2015 as a Conveyancing Executive in our Property Department having worked in Birmingham City Centre firms for almost 14 years. Alison deals with a wide range of residential property transactions. 

In her personal time Alison enjoys socialising with friends and family.

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Richard Brown

Client Relationship Manager (Conveyancing Department)

Richard is the firm’s residential conveyancing Client Relationship Manager and rejoined the team in October 2011, having previously worked for the firm in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Richard deals with residential property transactions.

A friendly face, he ensures operations run smoothly.

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Elaine Cox

Conveyancing Executive (Conveyancing Dept)

Elaine deals with a wide range of both commercial and residential property transactions. She has many years’ experience in the law, and was a welcome addition to Pearcelegal over 12 years ago.

Elaine has a degree in Biology and brings a rigorous scientific approach to the law. Outside of work, she enjoys walking and has an interest in geology, sometimes combining the two interests. Elaine loves tennis and can be found at SW19 every summer.

Rachel Ison

Trainee Solicitor

Rachel joined Pearcelegal in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. Rachel has a Law Degree and passed her LPC in July 2017. She started her Training Contract with the firm in August 2017 with her first seat in our busy Conveyancing Department and will qualify as a Solicitor in 2019.

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Denise Stockton

Accounts Manager (Accounts Dept)

Denise is Pearcelegal’s longest serving employee, having joined the firm over 30 years ago, initially running the accounts department, then as Practice Manager.

She later trained to undertake legal work, which she took on with enthusiasm. In 2007, she resumed as Accounts Manager with personnel responsibility. She enjoys the happy working atmosphere in the office which lightens the load of serious work.

On a personal level, Denise is a Golf loving Gran who enjoys the gym as well! She enjoys reading, playing bridge and travelling, which she does a lot of, having family in South Africa and New Zealand.

Debbie Lloyd portrait

Debbie Lloyd

Accounts Assistant (Accounts Dept)

Debbie joined the firm over 10 years ago in 2006 after spending many years’ gaining experience with other solicitor’s firms in Birmingham. She works in our Accounts and Administration Department, and deals with numbers and suppliers! She enjoys the day-to-day challenges the department offers.

Debbie was educated at Tudor Grange School and Solihull College gaining qualifications in Office Management and Secretarial skills. She is also a qualified beautician.

In her spare time, Debbie enjoys swimming, yoga and relaxing holidays in the sun. She also loves renovating her Victorian home at weekends.

Diana Pearce portrait

Diana Pearce

Client Support (Accounts Dept)

Graham’s wife, Diana, has been a mainstay of the firm since its inception. With her legal secretarial background she provides administrative assistance for the firm and also support for those clients who need help running their day to day affairs at home.

To this end she has set up a separate business, associated with Pearcelegal, which specialises in giving assistance to the elderly.

Mary Davis portrait

Mary Davis

Legal Assistant (Support Staff)

Mary joined Pearcelegal as a Legal Assistant in 2004 after many years’ experience with other local law firms. Mary has experience in working in the Private Client Department but for the last ten years has worked closely with Elaine in the Property Department.

Mary is a mother of three grown up children and has two grandchildren which take up a lot of her time! In the rest of her spare time, Mary enjoys going to concerts, swimming and reading.

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Tracey Hopkins

Legal Assistant (Support Staff)

After more than 15 years of experience with other law firms, Tracey joined the Property Team at Pearcelegal over a 10 years ago where she still enjoys her role as a Legal Assistant.

Tracey is a full time working mom with a daughter who, despite being grown up, still takes up much of her spare time and money!

She is a lover of animals, except spiders, and enjoys watching films in the little spare time she has.

Suzanne Morgan portrait

Suzanne Morgan

Legal Assistant (Support Staff)

After a number of years working for solicitors, Suzanne joined Pearcelegal in 2007 to work in the Litigation Department. However, in 2008, an opportunity arose to join the Private Client Department where she now enjoys her work as a Legal Assistant and the friendly environment at Pearcelegal.

When Suzanne isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the theatre, reading and has a real passion for Formula One motor racing.

Sandra Perry portrait

Sandra Perry

Legal Assistant (Support Staff)

Sandra is a  Legal Assistant in our Property Department and has many years’ experience in dealing with property matters in and around Solihull, and helps conveyancing transactions progress smoothly by liaising with other solicitors in the chain. Like Richard, Sandra also worked at the firm previously, rejoining several years ago.

Rebecca Stockton portrait

Rebecca Stockton

Legal Assistant (Support Staff)

Rebecca joined Pearcelegal as a Legal Assistant in the Property Department in January 2016, after having worked for a national law firm based in Northampton. She has a degree in Law which she gained from the University of Lincoln in 2011, and now enjoys the regular client contact that a role in residential conveyancing allows.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys keeping fit at the gym, going to concerts and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys travelling, especially to the USA, when she has the opportunity.

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Emily Wysocki

Legal Assistant (Support Staff)

Emily joined Pearcelegal in August 2014 as a Legal Assistant working in both the Litigation and Private Client Departments and has many years experience working in law firms. In 2016, Emily transferred to the Property Department where she continues to enjoy the challenges of residential conveyancing.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys travelling to different parts of the world and walking her dogs.

Emma joined the firm in June 2016 as our Receptionist. Emma job shares with Laura.

Laura joined the firm in November 2017 as our Receptionist. Laura job shares with Emma.