Meet The Team

As a qualified Chartered Accountant, Jon previously held senior roles in both national and local accounting firms. In 2003, Jon joined PM initially as Group Head of Finance and Administration. He later progressed to become Group CEO. As Group CEO Jon is responsible for finance, HR, administration and facilities within the PM Group as well as managing special projects.

Jon Bostock

Group CEO

Harvey has worked in the legal profession for over 20 years and qualified as a solicitor in 2001. Harvey is a highly experienced Property Law solicitor. As Group Managing Director and part of the Executive Team, he is jointly responsible for formulating and delivering on the group strategy.

Harvey Harding

Group Managing Director

Jo has worked in conveyancing for over 20 years firstly as a secretary and later studying with the Institute of Legal Executives, qualifying in 2010. Jo moved to Derby in 2007 and joined the firm in January 2018. In 2019, Jo was appointed as one of our Directors. She deals with all aspects of property transactions.

Jo Simpson

Director & Licensed Conveyancer

Jennifer is a senior solicitor with 20+ years’ pre and post qualification experience in employment and discrimination law. She attained a first-class law degree and has worked at a number of high-profile law firms. Jennifer heads up the Employment Law Team in Sheffield and develops our employment law services across other Group locations.

Jennifer Walker

Head Of Employment

Georgina joined John M Lewis in 2019, having previously worked as a paralegal in Warwickshire and completed her Law Degree at Coventry University. Whilst being with the firm, Georgina completed her LPC Masters with a Distinction classification. Georgina is currently undergoing training with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives to become a Legal Executive.

Georgina Gillott

Senior Property Lawyer

Rachel is a Conveyancer and joined the firm in October 2014. She has worked in the legal profession for over 15 years, mainly in residential conveyancing. Rachel studied with the Council of Licensed Conveyancers to become a Licensed Conveyancer, which she achieved her qualification in May 2020.

Rachel Kirkley

Senior Property Lawyer

Gail is a Senior Property Lawyer at John M Lewis. Gail has worked in Conveyancing since 2000, and studied with the Institute of Legal Executives, achieving her membership qualification in 2009. Gail deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing and enjoys seeing transactions progress from start to finish.

Gail Butler

Senior Property Lawyer

Jacqueline has worked in the property industry since 2011 starting her career in estate agency dealing with all aspects of property lettings and sales. Seeking a new challenge, Jacqueline joined John M Lewis in 2019 and is currently studying for her Licensed Conveyancer qualification whilst maintaining an active case load for sales and purchases.

Jacqueline Byrd

Property Lawyer

Kunal joined John M Lewis in 2016 in a sales capacity having started his career in the property industry in 2007 working at various locations across Derby as an estate agent before becoming a manager of a local branch. He currently deals with transactions such as freehold sales and purchases,re-mortgages and transfers of equity as well as supporting one of the partners of the firm.

Kunal Parekh

Property Lawyer

Larissa has 19 years working within the legal office environment, her passion and expertise is within conveyancing. Larissa deals with all aspects of property transactions including a fast service for property developers to achieve quick completion deadlines.

Larissa Holmes

Property Lawyer

Lisa succeeded to the role of senior partner after the retirement of John Lewis and has been with the firm for many years. She now works as a consultant for PM Law lending her expertise to assist the Derby team with conveyancing matters and private client work including LPAs and Will Writing.

Lisa Wills

Consultant & Licensed Conveyancer

Liz has worked in the legal profession for many years. As well as being a Licensed Conveyancer she is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has a wide range of experience in all kinds of conveyancing work.

Liz Knott

Consultant & Licensed Conveyancer

Tom joined John M Lewis & Co in 2018 after working within the conveyancing industry since 2015. He is currently finalising his level 6 conveyancing technician apprenticeship with a view to becoming a qualified licensed conveyancer.

Tom Hopkins

Property Lawyer

Sarah initially joined John M Lewis & Co in 2022 before rejoining again in September 2023. She brings over 25 years of experience in operations and customer service management which she uses to ensure the smooth running of a variety of special projects.

Sarah Collinson

Operations and Special Projects Manager

Simon has over ten years’ experience as a paralegal, so has an in-depth understanding of the role of a solicitor. He began his training contract in 2023 and has already made great strides in becoming a solicitor. Simon has substantial experience as a paralegal and uses this to effectively support clients to reach satisfactory outcomes in their employment claims.

Simon Turton

Trainee Solicitor

Toni has years of experience in all areas of wills, trusts and probate. She’s been a Private Client Fee Earner since 2018. Toni’s areas of expertise covers wills, probate and estate administration, tax, succession planning and trust advice. She works closely with other firms within the PM Group assisting in Private Client Advice.

Toni Cheetham

Wills and Probate Executive

Lauren deals with Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate and estate administration. Lauren's commitment to her role is highlighted by her willingness to offer office, home or remote appointments to her valued clients. In her spare time, Lauren loves spending time with her young family.

Lauren Cosway

Private Client Lawyer

Miriam is a Property Lawyer at John M Lewis after qualifying as a solicitor in 2022. She currently deals with with residential conveyancing transactions such as freehold sales and purchases,re-mortgages, transfers of equity and Independent Legal Advice.

Miriam Ameh

Property Lawyer

Emma is a Trainee Property Lawyer and joined John M Lewis in 2019 and is currently studying her Level 4 CLC Apprenticeship. Emma currently deals with sales files and keeping clients fully up-to-date throughout the process. Before joining John M Lewis Emma worked as an estate agent for over 15 years but always had an interest in the legal side of property.

Emma Smedley

Trainee Property Lawyer

Rebekah is a Trainee Solicitor at John M Lewis where she is doing her training contract. Rebekah currently covers Remortgage and Transfer of Equity transactions where she deals with clients as well as drafting documents for completion.

Rebekah Petrillo

Trainee Solicitor