Keith Betts

Managing Director
Solicitor Advocate

Keith has been working in the legal profession since 1988, originally qualifying as a Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives before completing his qualification as a solicitor at the University of West of England, Bristol.

Having originally trained in Commercial Law and Property, Keith Betts spent some time specialising in Criminal Litigation and became a Higher Court Advocate, including successful appearances in the Court of Appeal before The Lord Chief Justice.

In later years Keith came back to his passion for Commercial work and offers business clients significant business experience in all transactions.

Donna Trewerne

Company Director
Licensed Conveyancer
I first worked as a Conveyancing Secretary almost 30 years ago. After working in all areas of law over the years, conveyancing was always my passion. Whilst commuting to London on a daily basis, I decided to enrol on a distance learning course with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. After much hard work and commitment I finally qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2007.
 
My passion for conveyancing has not dwindled and in my previous firm I won two Client Care Gold Awards, recognising my commitment and consistent positive feedback received from my clients. I continue to thrive in the sometimes stressful, but mainly enjoyable World of modern conveyancing. I always make myself available to speak with clients and third parties to assist in the smooth running of matters and my no-nonsense approach assists in managing expectations.
 
Away from the office, I am a huge Formula 1 fan and enjoy attending the theatre and cinema and spending time with family and friends. My ideal Saturday night however will find me enjoying a good bottle of red in front of the telly.

Michelle Atkins

Legal Executive.
FCILEX

I am a qualified Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with 22 years conveyancing experience.  I am a specialist in planning law, including planning enforcement and enquires.

In my spare time I like to relax by reading, particularly historical novels, gardening and cooking.

Alison Cook

Family Law

After a few years working for a large company. I decided on a career change and studied for a law degree at the University of Kent. I completed my training with a Kent firm and qualified in 2000.

I have always specialised in family law; my practices include divorce and finances, children, injunctions, cohabitee disputes and special guardianship.

I have two children and therefore spend a lot of time watching cricket, football and rugby from the sidelines! I also enjoy walking my dog, have an interest in all things equestrian and go to the occasional concert or theatre.

Jennifer Draper

Family Law – Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx)

Following the completion of her LLB at the University of Essex in March 2015, Jennifer immediately went into working within a Family Law department in a regional firm in Kent and commenced her qualifying employment with CILEx in July 2016 which she has now completed.Jennifer joined Robson & Co in August 2020.

Jennifer is a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in Family Law.

Jennifer is a supporter and volunteer for German Shepherd Rescue Elite supporting them with the rescuing and rehoming of German Shepherds and cross breeds and is a volunteer leader for Girlguiding, Kent. Jennifer is a keen runner with her canicross instructor dog, Milo with Fit Together Canicross, Kent. In her spare time Jennifer spends time improving her skills in quilting,crewel embroidery, whitework embroidery and other handmade crafts.

If you are seeking family law advice then, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer by email or telephone. Jennifer would be happy to have a brief chat with you before arranging an appointment. Jennifer works across both our Hythe and Ashford offices.

Robson & Co are qualified to help you with all your legal needs. Ring our office in Hythe or Ashford today.
Call: 01303 264581

Jackie Hearn-Betts

Director
Head of Criminal Litigation

Jackie Hearn-Betts has worked in Criminal Litigation since 1979 and previously worked for two high profile London based Criminal Defence Firms. Jackie’s work has involved representing individuals charged with murder, drug smuggling, large scale gun importations and serious sexual assault. This includes some very high-profile defence work over the years.

Jackie was a Director of Betts & Co for 12 years prior to Betts & Co becoming part of Robson & Co in 2017 at which point Jackie became a Director of Robson & Co.
Jackie is head of our Criminal Litigation Department and is based in our Ashford Office.

Simon Latchford

Solicitor
Robson & Co Solicitors

Fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.
Area of work:- Wills, LPA’s and Deputyship  applications.  Administration of estate.  Able to see client in the office or at their home if they are not able to come to the office.

Simon is a qualified solicitor who runs our Private Client Department and specialises in Elderly law and is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly. He is an expert in Wills, Powers of Attorneys, Probates and Estates as well as Firearms law.

Originally from the North, Simon brings practical solutions to your problems in a simple and cost effective manner.
In his spare time Simon enjoys horse riding, shooting, fishing and skiing.

Cathy O’Mahoney

Mediation

We can offer an affordable family mediation service in Hythe for anyone going through a separation or divorce. Our services include: helping you to work out the best way forward; assisting parents to work out what is best for their children; helping you both to find workable and practical solutions for property and financial matters; and helping you both to keep things as amicable as possible during very difficult times. We offer a legal aid service for those on benefits or low incomes.

Corrina Hill

Private Client Paralegal

Following the completion of her Cilex Legal Secretary studies in 2014, Corrina qualified as a Paralegal, securing a Central Law Training – Wills, Probate and Administration qualification.Corrina has worked within Private Client Teams at two busy law firms in Essex. She is passionate about her work and is genuinely interested in helping her clients and their families. Corrina is an Associate of the Institute of Paralegals.

Corrina is experienced in dealing with the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. She maintains a very good working relationship with her clients and has been highly commended for her professional, diligent service.

Corrina is a Dementia Friends Champion and is keen to raise awareness and encourage others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in the local community.

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