Keith Batchelor - Partner and Solicitor in Kingswood office
Keith entered the legal profession in 1968 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1977. With Ian Sharp, he set up Batchelor Sharp in 1984, though they were in practise together for some years before. Keith has substantial experience in all areas of general practice, but has dedicated himself to Property Law since the mid-1980s. He handles residential transactions of all types including the Drafting of Wills and Administration of Estates.

Paul Taylor - Partner & Solicitor in Yate office
Paul read Law at Warwick University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 in the City of London. Since returning to his home town of Bristol, he has gained knowledge and experience at a number of practices. Paul specialises in Commercial and Residential Conveyancing, including leasehold properties.

Jackie Curtis - Partner & Legal Executive
Jackie entered the legal field some 20 years ago as a legal receptionist. Within a short time she moved onto the accounts side passing the Legal Cashiers examination before moving on to Legal Services Accounts thereafter. Jackie then finally became a residential conveyancer whilst undertaking the ILEX Course part time both at night school and home whilst working full time. She qualified as a Legal Executive in June 2008 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Legal Executives in November 2008. Jackie specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing including leasehold, freehold, re-mortgages, transfer of equity and shared ownership.

Ann Cook - Conveyancing executive
Ann first joined Batchelor Sharp in 1980 having trained and developed her expertise with a well known Bristol practice previously.  In recent years Ann has expanded her expertise through additional training and for some time has had a large and varied case load including Wills and Probate work.  Her particular speciality however remains Residential Conveyancing.

Sharon Boothby - Probate Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney Executive
Sharon joined our Private Client Department in February 2018 and specialises in dealing with a large caseload of Probate, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) to include Property and Financial Affairs and Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney. The LPAs are as important as making a Will. Sharon entered into the legal profession in 1978 where she was employed by the Bulawayo High Court in their Probate Registry. She left civil service to work for a well-established law firm in Bulawayo in 1982. Sharon emigrated to England and has worked in Private Client since 2000 to the present date. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm in this department.

Sarah Waller – Conveyancing Executive
Sarah began her career as a legal secretary in a Commercial Property department before working on plot sales for a large property developer. She eventually became employed directly by them where she worked for around five years  before leaving to start a family. Sarah came back into the law after several years looking after the children and worked as an assistant to a conveyancing Solicitor before joining us early in 2019. She has started studying to become a qualified Licensed Conveyancer and hopes to qualify in the next couple of years before she hits a milestone birthday!!  

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List of Batchelor Sharp Partners:

Keith Batchelor (Senior Partner)

Paul Taylor (Partner)

Jackie Curtis (Partner)

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