Our People

Partners at Wartnaby Hefford

Jeremy Wakefield

Jeremy Wakefield first qualified as a Barrister and then became a Solicitor in 1988, Jeremy worked in London before joining Wartnabys in 2003 and became a Partner in 2006.

He is the managing partner of the firm and heads the Property Department.  He deals with work of all kinds, and has particular experience of residential and commercial leaseholds.

Sarah Hefford

Sarah Hefford completed her degree in History of Art and lived in Italy for 2 years before deciding to pursue a further degree in law. Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and deals with Powers of Attorney, Wills and Probate.

David Brown

David Brown qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and specialises in Civil and Family Litigation, together with Licensing Law. He acts for individuals, businesses, charities and trusts, and conducts Court and Tribunal cases.


Rachel Alvey

Rachel Alvey joined Heffords in 2002 and subsequently qualified as a Legal Executive in 2008. Rachel became a Partner in 2016 and alongside Jeremy Wakefield heads a busy property department.  Rachel specialises in residential conveyancing.

Rachel Alvey Legal Executive

Sandra Garvey

Sandra Garvey qualified as a Solicitor in 1987 she joined the firm in 2006 and deals with Wills, Probate, Trusts and Powers of Attorney.

Sandra Garvey Solicitor

Ursula Morris

Ursula Morris qualified as a Solicitor in 1985 and works in our Property Department. Ursula joined the firm in 1988 and left in 1998 to have a family before rejoining us in April 2010.

Ursula Morris Solicitor

Legal Executive

Sarah Austin Clark

Sarah Austin-Clark is a Chartered Legal Executive having qualified in 1993 and joined the firm in 2017.

An experienced probate lawyer of over 25 years specialising in administering estates including advising on administering intestacies where no will is found. Sarah is also experienced in writing Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, trusts and Inheritance tax planning.

Carol Berry

Carol Berry has been with the firm for many years and is an Associate Legal Executive.

Carol assists in the probate department.

Carol Berry Associate Legal Executive


Janice Hefford

Janice Hefford

Janice Hefford joined the firm in 1968 and qualified in 1971 . After moving to Kettering in 1973 she returned to the town and set up a practice in 1986 which merged to form the current firm in 2012. She specialised in family matters and residential conveyancing and remains a non practising consultant to the firm

Michael Doody

Michael Doody

Michael Doody joined the firm in 1964, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1978, Michael became a Partner in 1979 and headed the Property Department until retiring in 2014.

Richard Blame

Richard Balme

Richard Balme qualified as a Solicitor in 1979, he became a Partner in 1983 since when he headed the Probate Department and was the managing partner of the firm until retiring in 2017.