The partners of Harold Bell Infields & Co. believe that good service can only be provided by a combination of good staff and modern technology. Always leaders in investing in computer and up to date equipment, we do believe that the ‘tail should not wag the dog’. Thus we have sound and well trained staff to assist us in our clients business, who use the technological aids to help them. Most of our staff have been with us for many years. We are happy to introduce our staff and ourselves to you.
Roger qualified as a Solicitor in 1972 and joined Infields in 1974. He became a Partner in 1976 and Senior Partner in 1983 and joined forces with his present partners in 2016. Roger specialises in Property Law – both Commercial and Residential, general Company Law, including Partnerships and the Purchases and Sales of Businesses. Roger is married and lives in Long Ditton. He enjoys all types of sport.
Admitted in 1978, Malcolm became a partner in Harold Bell & Co as soon as he was qualified. Later Malcolm became a sole practitioner. Twenty five years ago Tracy Poolman became a Partner to Malcolm’s great relief and the continued benefit of the practice. Martyn joined as a partner in 2014, and all three joined Roger in 2016 to become Harold Bell Infields & Co.
Malcolm has commercial experience from articles in London and considerable general experience in practice in Ewell. He deals mainly with residential and commercial conveyancing (including business sales and purchases) and wills and LPAs, with an overlap into the probate department for Inheritance Tax advice. He also tackles severance agreements.
Malcolm is married with three children and lives in Sussex. He is interested in cars, golf, photography, flying and travel. None of them sufficiently indulged.
Tracy joined Harold Bell & Co as an assistant in 1990 and became a partner in 1993 having had a wide experience in articles and having been a partner in another firm for a number of years. Tracy specialises in matrimonial and family cases, is a member of Resolution and collaborative lawyer. Tracy has also considerable experience in conveyancing and is a qualified Notary Public. Tracy has three grown up children and lives in Surrey.
Martyn became a partner in Harold Bell & Co on 1 May 2014, having made a huge contribution to it since he joined in 2007. Martyn qualified as a Solicitor in February 2006. During his training contract he particularly enjoyed Wills and Probate and decided he wanted to expand his practice in this area. Since 2007 Martyn has worked exclusively in the Private Client field. Martyn deals with all aspects of probate work as well as wills, powers of attorney and trust and management. He is happy to discuss any of this when you contact him. Martyn’s interests include running, rugby, listening to music and cooking.
Martyn is married with 2 Children and lives in West Sussex.
David joined the firm as a consultant in February 2011 and has worked locally in the Surrey area for many years, having qualified in the City of London where he acted for large property companies and estate developers.
David deals with both commercial and residential property including licensed premises and secured funding work for large corporations.
He has been a committee member of Surrey Law Society and was the President of the Surrey Law Society in 2004-2005 and again in 2009-2010. He is currently (2018) Council Member of The Law Society of England & Wales – Commercial Property
He is a keen amateur photographer and rifle shooter and his main claim to fame is the case which he personally brought against the Home Office following the handgun ban and which ended up in the House of Lords (he won!).
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Ronnie joined the firm in May 2016. She previously worked within International Shipping and Shipping Law as a Claims Handler/Executive. Ronnie made the decision to qualify as a solicitor and during her studies discovered Private Client law and decided that this area of law is where she wanted to focus. Ronnie has now qualified as a Solicitor, having been admitted on 1 February 2019.
She is happy to deal with all aspects of probate, wills, powers of attorney. Her interests include running, martial arts, opera, dining out, adventures (large and small) and spending time with friends and family.
Riz joined Harold Bell Infields & Co in 2017 and covers Residential Conveyancing including buying and selling of residential property, Lease Extensions, Shared Ownership, Right to Buy, Help to Buy, Buy to Let.
Barbara qualified as a Solicitor in 1980 and joined Infields in 1992. She specialises in the Administration of Estates, Will drafting and managing the legal and financial affairs of the elderly.
Alastair is training to become a Legal Executive and, having worked under Roger Newhall since September 2015, is on track to become a Graduate Member of CILEx following his exams this summer. In his time working at Harold Bell Infields & Co, Alastair has amassed experience in a variety of areas including conveyancing, land law and company law, with particular knowledge of both commercial and residential property. Alastair has experience in the sale and purchase of companies, shares and businesses in addition to acting in a variety of land related matters including residential and commercial sales, purchases, lease extensions, loans and re-mortgages as well as trusts of land, Stamp Duty refunds, adverse possession claims, claims for easements and resolving complex Land Registry issues. Alastair lives in Kingston upon Thames and has keen interests in cooking, football, computers and technology.