Will Cowell

Role

Senior Partner, Head of Family Law and Litigation

Experience

Will’s legal career began in 1990 and he became a fully qualified solicitor in 1994. He worked in the West Midlands until 2002, before deciding to return to East Anglia. He joined Miller Sands in 2005 and partnership followed a year later.

Will is a strong believer in negotiation rather than litigation. He qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2005 and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advanced Financial Provision and Private Child Law.

Will is a good listener and problem solver. He has wide-ranging experience in almost all areas of family law and believes in setting the highest standards.

Background

Will was born in Newmarket, and has always regarded this area as “home”. He trained and worked originally as an engineer, reading for his degree here at Cambridge. After an encounter with litigation as a company director in 1985, he felt drawn to a legal career. He has practised in family law throughout his training and since qualification.

Outside of work Will stays busy. He has one daughter, is a Trustee of a local Museum and is currently on the committee of Cambridgeshire & District Law Society. He is an accomplished marksman, competing at National level in target shooting, and will take any opportunity to go tenpin bowling. He also supports his wife Diane in her love and care of horses.

Email

wsc@millersands.com

Will specialises in Family Law and Litigation, including:

Rebecca Varey

Role

Senior Solicitor, Family Law

Experience 

Rebecca’s legal career began in 1997 when she worked as a Trainee Legal Executive for two years before going to University to study Law.  Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and has worked exclusively in Family Law ever since.

Rebecca worked in Essex before joining Miller Sands in December 2017.

Rebecca is a member of Resolution and is a good listener, focusing on client care and achieving the best possible outcome for her client’s during an often difficult stage in their lives.

Background

Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family and Jazzercise.

Email

rv@millersands.com

Siôn Hudson TEP

Role

Partner, Wills Trusts & Probate

Experience

Siôn joined Miller Sands in September 2012, having previously worked as a solicitor in the Private Client department of a large commercial firm in Norwich.

Siôn has considerable experience in drafting wills, assisting clients with their estate planning, and administrating probates. Siôn also deals with the property aspects of private client work, including setting up trusts.

Siôn is a full member of STEP, having completed his STEP Diploma in February 2016.

Background

2003 – 2006 MA Law, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
2006 – 2007 MPhil Criminology, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
2007 – 2008 Legal Practice Course, College of Law, London
2008 – 2010 Trainee Solicitor, Howes Percival LLP, Norwich
2010 – 2012 Solicitor, Howes Percival LLP, Norwich
2012 – 2013 Solicitor, Miller Sands, Cambridge
2013 Partner, Miller Sands, Cambridge

Siôn originally comes from Anglesey in north Wales, but has lived in Cambridge since 2003. Outside of work, his interests include classic cars (he has five Volvos) and cooking.  Siôn can be found on Twitter at @sionhudson

Email

sph@millersands.com

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Siôn specialises in Wills & LPAs and Probate, including:

Ryan Hawthorn TEP

Role

Solicitor and Head of Department, Wills Trust & Probate

Experience

Ryan qualified as a solicitor in 1975 after working for three years in Lincoln’s Inn, London, in a firm of solicitors specialising in probate, trust and tax work. He has continued to specialise in this field, mainly in the Cambridge area. In addition to “normal” probate, trust and tax matters, Ryan has handled a number of contentious probate cases.  Ryan is a full member of STEP.

Background

Ryan was born in South Africa and, prior to moving to London, practised as a solicitor in Johannesburg. He lives in Cambridge and is married with four adult children. His interests are music, reading and travel.

Email

rh@millersands.com

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Ryan specialises in Probate and Wills & LPAs, including:

Vicky Austin

Role

Solicitor

Experience and Background

Vicky has worked for Miller Sands since December 2012 and completed her solicitor’s training contract with the firm. She qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and specialises in will writing and advice, probate and estate administration and lasting and enduring powers of attorney.

Before joining Miller Sands, Vicky worked as a school teacher. She credits this with her ability to relate to many different people and to explain complex matters clearly.

Education

2001 – 2004  Literature and Philosophy, BA (Hons) University of East Anglia
2006 – 2007  Postgraduate Certificate of Education
2010 – 2011   Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP, London
2011 – 2012   Legal Practice Course, BPP, London

Email

vicky@millersands.com

Vicky can be found on Twitter at @VickyA_MS

Julia Hutchings

Role

Partner and Head of Property

Experience

Julia Hutchings joined Miller Sands in October 2015. She has over a decade of experience in all aspects of the Conveyancing Process having been head of residential property at her previous firm. Her calm, efficient approach means that she is able to offer clients a quality service.

Background

Outside of work Julia enjoys spending time with her two children, running and learning to Belly dance!

Email

jh@millersands.com 

Julia specialises in Property Matters including:

Mike Hewitt

Role

Conveyancing Executive

Experience

Michael entered the profession over 40 years ago.  Half of his experience is as a self employed Locum covering some of the most talented Solicitors in London, the Home Counties and East Anglia.  Michael is well known for his professionalism, approachability and adaptability.  He brings to the Firm a rare mix of extensive specialised knowledge of residential conveyancing and an awareness of the best of modern practices, for the benefit of our Clients.

Background

Outside of work Michael loves telling really bad jokes.

Email

mike@millersands.com 

 

 

Emma Jayne Sheehan

Role

Senior Solicitor

Experience

Emma-Jayne Sheehan joined Miller Sands in May 2010 as a property solicitor. She qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and worked in London for several years before relocating to Cambridge. Emma-Jayne currently supports the residential conveyancing team on Wednesdays and Fridays when Julia or Mike is out of the office, making sure that matters are progressed as swiftly as possible.  She also deals with all property matters arising on a death, complex transfers of equity, first registration of title and commercial property matters.

Background

Outside of work, Emma-Jayne enjoys spending time with her two children.

Email

ejs@millersands.com