Key Contacts

The key contacts at Lovedays Solicitors are listed below. To contact a specific member of staff, simply click the email button below their personal information. Alternatively, call the office on 01629 583142. All our staff also have individual direct dial numbers.


Chris Gale

Our Director Chris Gale who was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 has been with the practice for twenty years. Chris specialises in wills, trusts, probate and powers of attorney. Chris lives in Tansley and enjoys participating in amateur dramatics and cycling.

Call 01629 704 591


Richard Roberts

Richard is our Managing Director who was admitted as a solicitor in 1999. He specialises in commercial and residential property. He deals with anything from partnership agreements to intellectual property and confidentiality agreements on high-value transactions.

Call 01629 704 585


Chris Handforth

Chris is a solicitor who was admitted in 1977. He is also a notary public with many years of experience. Chris specialises in family law, divorce, employment law, and general litigation matters. 

Call 01629 704 593


Helen Smith

Helen lives in the Matlock area and is a solicitor who was admitted in 2004. She works in the wills, probate and lasting power of attorney team. Helen specialises in complicated wills and probate matters. 

Call 01629 704 590


Kathryn Blackshaw

Kathryn is a qualified chartered legal executive specialising in wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney. Kathryn lives on a working farm in Pilsley. 

Call 01629 704 586


Helen Griffiths

Helen is a qualified chartered legal executive and works in the family law and litigation department with Chris Handforth. Helen specialises in the sometimes delicate area of matrimonial and family law.

Call 01629 704 592


Rachael Mellor

Rachael is a Licensed Conveyancer and specialises in residential property.


Call 01629 700 607


Lette Baker

Lette is our Practice Manager and joined the firm in 2016.  She is responsible for the Financial and Operational side of the business.  She has extensive experience in both the private sector and public sector, which includes Nelsons Solicitors and Nottingham City Council Legal Services. 

Call 01629 704 588

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