Solicitors Southgate - Our People


Michael Stennett Solicitor Southgate London

Michael Stennett 

I am a solicitor and founder member of the company.  Since qualifying in 1985 I have practised in most areas of law.  As time has progressed I have concentrated on helping the elderly with their legal and financial affairs and the recently bereaved.  I am passionate that clients should receive fair, unbiased advice to help them make an informed decision about the future.

I am an active member of the Solicitors for the Elderly.  I am a former trustee for Age UK Enfield and give my time free to advise at a clinic run by Enfield Over 50’s Forum.

When not at the office, I can be found at home trying to fix things with my two left hands, screaming at the TV whilst watching the best football team in the world (Arsenal), trying to do karate or getting hot and sweaty on a yoga mat.

Elaine Beckford-Stennett at Stennett Stennett Solicitors Southgate LondonElaine Beckford-Stennett

I qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and I am a founding member of Stennett & Stennett Solicitors and Stennett Properties.  In the early years of the business I practised family and housing law and as the business grew I became the managing director.  Having to juggle running a business and raising a family made me well skilled in multi-tasking.

Away from the office I enjoy reading, yoga, pilates and growing my own vegetables


Ian Fraser Solicitor Stennett Stennett Solicitors Southgate LondonIan Fraser

I am a solicitor with over 34 years’ experience. Educated at Wells Cathedral Grammar School and City of Bath Technical College. Professional qualifications obtained through College of Law and qualified in May 1981.

I have had a varied career in non-contentious and civil and matrimonial litigation. Specialised during the past 20 years’ in all forms of Conveyancing, freehold, leasehold, residential and commercial with some licensing work including restaurant acquisitions and disposals.

I also have extensive experience in Private Client areas involving Trust and Estate Administration, associated tax work, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyships and other aspects of elderly client law.  I enjoy meeting people and helping to create practical solutions to legal problems.

Outside of the office, I enjoy cooking and experimenting with new flavours and textures (my younger son is an executive chef).  If I’m not in the kitchen, I enjoy driving my Lotus Elise sports car and walking my saluki dog.


Davinder Salhan 

 I am a solicitor specialising in conveyancing matters.  I have several years of experience in this field and have dealt with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds. No matter is too small or too large for my expertise.


Bal Patel Stennett Stennett Solicitors Southgate LondonBal Patel 

I am a solicitor specialising solely in private client matters.

These include deceased estate matters such as Probate, Estate Administration and Inheritance tax; Estate planning matters such as Wills & Will Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts and other types of trusts which guard against liability to long term care fees. Additionally, I advise on later life and long term planning matters including Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Deputyship applications.

I have over seven years of experience in this field and have dealt with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds and estates of varying sizes. No matter is too small or too large for my expertise.

My free time is spent with with my wife and young daughter.


Debbie Stimson Stennett & Stennett Solicitors Southgate LondonDebbie Stimson

I have worked in law since 1999 and covered many different areas, but my love is Elder Client and Probate Law.  I joined Stennett and Stennett in 2005 when the firm first moved to Southgate and have worked here almost ten years.  I joined the firm as a legal secretary and I am now the legal assistant to Michael Stennett.

I am studying for an Administration of Estates and Trusts diploma with STEP (Society Trust and Estate Practitioners).  I enjoy meeting new people and regularly attend the weekly Free Advice Clinic at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield on behalf of the firm.

I am engaged to my fiancé and planning our wedding. Like most women I battle with my weight and trying to keep fit but I do enjoy a challenge. I took part in the Moonwalk (raising money for breast cancer) a few years ago and hope to do more charity events soon. 


Alison Allen Stennett Solicitors Southgate LondonAlison Allen

I am a conveyancing paralegal with over 10 years’ experience.  I have a wide range of experience in residential and commercial property including freehold and leasehold sale and purchase transactions.  

I started my career as a receptionist at a local firm of solicitors and was soon promoted to a junior secretary.  Within two years I was promoted to a partner’s secretary.  I then joined a large property law firm in the West End as a legal assistant and covered many areas of law, but I have always enjoyed conveyancing.  I joined Stennett and Stennett in 2013.

In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.  Interesting fact about me – I trained as a Beauty Therapist.


Alex Hyams at Stennett Stennett Solicitors Southgate London

Alex Hyams

I joined the team post-Graduation of my law degree from the University of Reading in 2015 to work as a paralegal.  I now work primarily within our property department assisting in all matters from residential conveyancing to property litigation and soon will be undertaking further training to be Solicitor . I also assist in the day to running of the office wherever I am needed, giving me invaluable experience between the interaction of all the services we offer. 

In my free time I am studying for a masters in Advanced Legal Studies (LLM) at the University of Reading on a postgraduate scholarship.

When my head is not focused on a law book, I enjoy following (contrary to my colleagues) Tottenham Hotspur, pub quizzes and planning sporting activities. Sagum

I am a part-time paralegal in the firm’s Private Client department and assit Solicitor,  Bal Patel. I cover areas such as Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Expressions of Wishes and Probate. I enjoy meeting people, taking their instructions and producing their wishes into legal deeds.

I hold a 2:1 law degree and a master’s degree in commercial law from BPP University Law School. I have worked in various areas of law including housing & tenancy, family and conveyancing.  My aim to is qualify as a Barrister and I am undertaking relevant training.

Outside the office, I am either pushing weights at the gym or catching up with my friends. I enjoy reading and I write newspaper articles articles now and then, but to really unwind myself there is nothing better than travelling.

Yaneth Murcia

I joined the company as a Legal Cashier and Administrator which has given me the opportunity to gain good knowledge of working in a Solicitors and Properties environment.  My background is in Accounts and Finance and thanks to the training I received since working here I have taken on extra duties and enjoy working for this company.

I love the arts in general, especially drawing and photography.  I think these are the best way to disconnect from all the pressures in life.


 Maria Jacob

I am the Receptionist for Stennett Properties and Stennett Solicitors. My main role is to welcome all new enquries and visitors to the office.  I am also involved with various admin duties.


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Stennett & Stennett
4 Winchmore Hill Road
N14 6PT
DX: 34305 Southgate

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