Mark Adcock is the third generation of the Adcock family to have worked in the practice. Whilst having had experience in most areas of private practice, his current specialism is Leasehold Reform work, where he acts for both landlords and tenants across the UK. Mark has completed many substantial property transactions including projects in Leicester, Lynton in Devon and London. Of this specialist area of work, Mark regularly deals with missing freehold cases and complex enfranchisement work.
Mark was awarded the Broderip and Easterbrook prizes in the Law Society’s final examinations for
his results in the conveyancing law papers and is regarded as somewhat of a perfectionist in his
work. “The job isn’t done until every detail is resolved!” he says.
Hedley joined the firm in February 2016 after a successful 10 year career at Birmingham City Centre firm, the Wilkes Partnership, where he trained and worked up to Senior Associate level. Hedley has joined as a Director of the firm, an appointment which secures the future and name of the firm for another generation. Hedley specialises in all aspects of commercial property law including disposal and acquisitions, asset management, leasing, and investment finance. He is respected for his no fuss approach to commercial property transactions and is known for ‘getting the job done’.
Frances has been working in the practice since 2007, following her creative degree and teaching
positions at a leading city College. As the fourth generation of the Adcocks family to do so, Frances plays an active role in the development of the practice. Whilst following traditional methods of private practice, Frances, as the practice director, has also introduced more modern ways of working to ensure efficiency, transparency and fluidity in the work Adcocks undertake. She provides invaluable training and support to the team at Adcocks and prides herself in ensuring the practice maintains its well known high standards of client care.
Jo is a qualified Legal Executive specialising in commercial and residential property. She graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2005 and began working in property the following September. She completed her Legal Practice course at the College of Law in Birmingham. She is now completing her final exams to dual qualify as a solicitor. Jo acts for individuals, companies, trustees and lenders in acquisitions, disposals and secured lending.
Geoffrey Bates BA FRICS
Geoff qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1981 and was made a Fellow of the RICS in 2000. Since February 2009 he has been Adcocks in-house Surveyor and Valuer.
Geoff deals with all valuation aspects of the Leasehold Enfranchisement process from initial valuations for collective enfranchisement or leasehold extension, through negotiation of the premium with landlord or tenants advisors to preparation and submission to the First-tier Tribunal as an Expert Witness, in those very rare cases where a negotiated agreement just cannot be reached.
Yvonne is a Probate Paralegal and is responsible for managing the administration of Estates from
start to finish. Yvonne has a great deal of interaction with the bereaved at a time that is often, for them, very emotional. She therefore approaches her role with the care and compassion that should be afforded at this difficult time. Her many years in Wills, Estates and Probate have given her the experience of assisting families with a sympathetic yet professional manner.
Verity is a Trainee Solicitor currently working in our Leasehold Reform & Residential Conveyancing departments. After successfully completing her law degree and Legal Practice Course, Verity joined the firm in July 2014 as a Property Paralegal when she started to gain invaluable experience with a vast range of Landlord & Tenant, and Conveyancing transactions. Verity is eager to develop her skills
and knowledge of these areas of property law as she undertakes her training contract at the firm.
She thrives on new challenges and always strives to provide a professional, friendly and high quality service to ensure all clients are satisfied.
Emily joined the practice in August 2015 following successful completion of her law degree and legal practice course. Emily undertakes a range of work in our Private Client and Residential Property Departments. Her skills extend to the preparation of lifetime documentation including Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills to the administration of estates from start to finish.
She prides herself on being adaptable, approachable and always professional. Emily always goes the extra mile to satisfy our clients’ requirements, but nothing is ever too challenging for her. Emily is looking forward to developing her legal career further here at Adcocks.
Dario Di Pierri
Dario joined Adcocks in 2010 following a career in engineering. After rigorous training and study,
Dario now manages all aspects of the accounts department at Adcocks with absolute precision. His role is to ensure all financial related matters are dealt with on a daily basis and works closely with both fee earners and the directors of the business, providing necessary accounting reports to ensure the smooth running of the practice.
Dario also ensures that all funds we receive from clients and third parties are dealt with accordingly, and swiftly.
He is a member of ILFM Institute of Legal Finance & Management to ensure he is always up to date
with money matters!
Following successful completion of her degree in Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Kirstie joined the practice in 2014. Her prior experience of working in an office environment provided Kirstie with the perfect skills required to undertake an administrative position at Adcocks. Kirstie provides an invaluable support network for all members of the team and is central to the smooth running of the practice. She provides excellent support to the management team and her transferrable skills enable her to take on a variety of tasks with ease. Kirstie also acts as our Deeds and Wills registrar and assists with the accounts department on a daily basis.
Ellie is our most recent employee starting in April 2016. She has taken on the role of office administrator which entails working closely with each member of the team. Ellie has A-levels in Sociology, Psychology and Law and will continue in part time education, which will give her a solid
platform on which to develop her career here at Adcocks.