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, please either call us on 01629 56660 or make a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch.

All our staff also have individual direct dial numbers.

Company Directors

Chris Gale

Wills and Probate Solicitor (Director)Chris Gale Director Probate Solicitor

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

Call 01629 704591

Email Chris


Richard Roberts

Residential and Commercial Property Solicitor (Managing Director)

Our Managing Director Richard Roberts was admitted as a solicitor in 1997 has been with the practice for over twenty years. Richard specialises in Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property, heading the Residential Conveyancing Team. Richard lives in Ambergate.

Call 01629 704585

Email Richard

The Specialist Practitioners (Alphabetical)

Alan Goadby

Residential Conveyancing Solicitor

Alan joined the firm in 2017 and brings with him a huge wealth of experience to our residential conveyancing department. Alan is based at our Bank Road office.

Call 01629 593373

Email Alan


Angela McGuckin

Wills and Probate Solicitor

Angela has worked in Derbyshire and surrounding areas since 2002, having qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 . She specialises in Wills, Succession and Administration of Estates. Angela has been involved vastly in the local communities presenting seminars to British Legion, Women’s Institute, A4E groups. Angela is an active participant in encouraging and promoting young lawyers into the profession for the future.  Angela is based at our Dale Road office.

Call 01629 593365

Email Angela


Chris Handforth

Litigation and Family Law Solicitor
Chris Handforth Litigation Family Solicitor Consultant Notary

Chris Handforth has been a solicitor since 1977 and a Notary Public since 1998. He has been with this firm since 1981 and was a partner until 2011. Chris has wide experience of litigation, family and employment law work. He is now going through a phased retirement process but intends to continue as a Notary Public with its interesting international connections. In his spare time Chris enjoys sailing, walking in the beautiful countryside near his home in South Wingfield and DIY.

Call 01629 704593

Email Chris


Chris Park

Chris Park Family Matrimonial SolicitorFamily Law and Matrimonial Solicitor

Chris Park has been with the firm for a substantial period of time and is hugely experienced in the areas of family and matrimonial law. Chris is based at our Dale Road office.

Call 01629 593369

Email Chris


Denise Graham

Denise Graham Residential ConveyancingProperty Assistant

Denise joined the firm in 2017 and specialises in residential conveyancing at the Wirksworth office. Denise studied at the University of Dundee and currently lives in the Matlock area.

Call 01629 821946

Email Denise


Glenn McClenaghan

Head of Commercial Property and Agriculture Department

Glenn McClenaghan qualified as a chartered legal executive in 2002. Glenn is head of our Commercial and Agricultural departments and is a member of the Agricultural Law Association. He has considerable expertise in dealing will all aspects of commercial property including commercial leases, small to medium sized property developments, promotion agreements, conditional contracts and option agreement as well as dealing with pension fund property. He also have considerable expertise in agricultural matters including land sales and purchases and agricultural tenancies. Glenn enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.

Call 01629 704592

Email Glenn


Hayley Kirkland

Trainee Licensed Conveyancer

Hayley has been with the practice for over ten years and specialises in Residential Conveyancing at our Wirksworth office. Hayley studied at the Anthony Gell School and lives in Cromford.

Call 01629 704587

Email Hayley


Helen Smith

Wills and Probate Solicitor

Helen Smith was admitted as solicitor in 2004 and has been with the firm since 2011. Helen deals with all aspects of private client work, including wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications. Helen is an Affiliate of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and works at our Dale Road office.  Helen lives in Matlock and enjoys swimming, film, music and reading. She also cares deeply about the environment and is constantly delivering a mantra about trying to reduce our carbon footprints!

Call 01629 593372

Email Helen

Jennifer Renshaw

Head of Litigation and Employment Department (Solicitor)

Jennifer is based at our Dale Road office and offers a huge wealth of experience on the areas of litigation and employment.

Call 01629 593370

Email Jennifer


Joanne Joyce

Family Law and Matrimonial Solicitor

Joanne is a hugely experienced solicitor dealing with many areas of law on the subjects of family and matrimonial law. Joanne is based at our Dale Road office.

Call 01629 821949

Email Joanne


Kathryn Blackshaw

Kathryn Blackshaw Legal Executive Wills Probate
Wills and Probate Chartered Legal Executive

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 704586

Email Kathryn


Kathryn Griffiths

Kathryn Griffiths Residential Commercial Conveyancing SolicitorResidential and Commercial Property Solicitor

Kathryn is a hugely experienced residential and commercial property solicitor based at our Dale Road office in Matlock.

Call 01629 821947

Email Kathryn


Paul Streets

Litigation, Personal Injury and Employment Law Solicitor

Paul Streets has been working in litigation for the past 6 years and qualified as a Solicitor in 2015. Paul specialises in litigation including employment, commercial, personal injury and property litigation. In his spare time Paul likes to go walking, sailing and kayaking.

Call 01629 593368

Email Paul


Rachael Mellor

Licensed Conveyancer

Rachael is an experienced part of our residential conveyancing team based at our Dale Road office.

Call 01629 700607

Email Rachael

Stacy Plant

Stacy Plant Wills Probate Trusts PractitionerWills and Probate Practitioner

Stacy is an experienced Wills and Probate Practitioner in our Wirksworth Office having specialised in wills, trusts, probate and powers of attorney for the last 20 years. Stacy has been with the firm since 2017 and is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive. Stacy lives in Derby and enjoys spending time discovering Derbyshire, photography and is an avid reader.

Call 01629 593371

Email Stacy

Make an Enquiry

If you would like to get in touch with us please either call us on 01629 56660 or make a Free Online Enquiry.

Why Choose Us?

  • Delivering a first class legal service for over 100 years.
  • We combine our local knowledge with up-to-date legal practices and technology to ensure that your needs are met and your expectations fulfilled.
  • There are no hidden charges with any of the work we carry out for clients.

What clients say

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'Many thanks for the excellent service you have provided for my recent house purchase. I have been extremely grateful for the caring and understanding way you have dealt with my situation'

JMB - Sheffield

September 27, 2018

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