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Recent starters






Michelle Pibworth, Associate

Michelle Pibworth is an associate solicitor in Gullands’ established Criminal Law Department. Michelle has worked in criminal defence since 2009, and during this time has represented defendants facing a variety of charges ranging from violence, drug and sexual offences, to theft, criminal damage and road traffic offences (such as drink driving and causing death by careless driving).

Michelle is an experienced Magistrates’ Court advocate and police station representative, as well as being a thorough and diligent caseworker (having spent several years litigating Crown Court matters).

Michelle consistently receives positive feedback from her clients, who have praised her for being ‘very supportive’, ‘keeping me updated throughout the case’, ‘acting in a professional manner that I could not fault’ and for ‘helping me deal with a really bad situation in my life and feel positive about it’.






Catherine Lloyd, Associate

Catherine Lloyd is an Associate Solicitor in the Corporate / Commercial department of Gullands. Catherine has a wide range of experience of non-contentious commercial property work, acting for local authorities, developers, corporate landlords and commercial occupiers.

Catherine started her career at city firm Slaughter and May, where she worked on a number of high profile deals. After deciding she wanted to focus on more pure commercial property work rather than M&A transactions, she moved to Eversheds’ London office. A few years later, when moving out to Kent and starting her family, Catherine went to work for Kent County Council. She worked there for over seven years, heading up the in-house property legal team as being the council’s most senior property lawyer, for the last four years. 

With all the changes in local government, Catherine decided it was the right time to return to private practice and is delighted to be part of the team at Gullands. 






Claire Grylls, Associate

Claire Grylls works in our Family and Conveyancing departments and was previously with another local firm. Since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2012, Claire has gained extensive experience in residential conveyancing, which assists her in dealing with property in divorce cases. Claire can advise clients on aspects of the sale and purchase of both freehold and leasehold properties.

Claire can advise on all aspects of family related matters including divorce, financial agreements and children. Due to her dual experience, Claire can act for you from the instigation of your divorce, all the way through to the completion of the sale or transfer of your property providing consistent advice
and support.