THE TEAM

Providing Legal Services within South East Essex for over
100 years

Sandra D. Lanaway, LL.B. (Hons) (aka Sandie)

Sandie joined Cooper Lingard in 1987 as trainee solicitor under the supervision of Frank Collyer. Sandie has specialised mainly in family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1991. Sandie assumed the role of Managing Partner of Cooper Lingard in April 2006 following the retirement of Frank Collyer. Sandie is active in the community, sponsoring and supporting several local and National Sport and Charity ventures. She served as a Governor of a local Primary School for 12 years and is a past President of Southend and District Law Society. Sandie subscribes to several periodicals as well as a continuing education programme. Her other specialised areas developed over many years, include employment law, family law including divorce, financial proceedings ancillary to Divorce and Children Act proceedings including, adoption, international child abduction proceedings, international enforcement proceedings and wardship as well as conveyancing, debt, employment, tenancy issues and other associated domestic areas.

Richard J. Phillips,

Having practiced Law in the South East for several years Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Richard joined Cooper Lingard in July 2005 and worked alongside Frank Collyer until Frank's retirement in April 2007. He was appointed as a Partner with Cooper Lingard in April 2008. Richard has a wide area of expertise and many years of experience in residential and commercial conveyancing, commercial law, employment law and landlord and tenant. Richard is a local family man and he is committed to supporting local activities and the local community.

Colin T. Lander  (F.C.Inst L.EX)

Having previously been employed by the Official Receiver for Bankruptcy, for some 8 years, Colin trained and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives specialising in Trusts, Wills and Probate. He has specialised as a Probate Manager since approximately 1991 working in Romford and more lately in Leigh on Sea. Colin subscribes to a continuing education programme and is an Associate Member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Pauline Bartlett

Pauline Bartlett joined Cooper Lingard in August 2019. We are pleased to have engaged the expertise of Pauline who has been in Legal practice with some of the most prestigious law firm's in the area for over 30 years. Pauline's area of expertise is primarily in Children Act proceedings and general family law proceedings including divorce and financial proceedings. Pauline has wide experience in all family law matters ranging care proceedings and private law cases. Pauline prides herself in her approachable manner and is always prepared to go the extra mile to assist her clients where possible.

James E. Baker (LL.M)

Cooper Lingard are pleased to welcome James Baker into the conveyancing department having qualified as a solicitor in October 2020 with a Masters Degree. Prior to embarking upon legal training, James was employed for many years by local prestigious estate agencies, where he developed an extensive knowledge of all matters relating to property, property transactions and expertise in all matters relating to sales and purchases of properties. As well as his vast experience in property matters, James has an empathy with clients and a good understanding of the stresses and strains of property transactions. He is always keen to maintain a friendly and efficient service, is approachable and keen to offer a full explanation at each stage of the transaction. James is interested in football, having previously played for Leigh Ramblers, and rugby.

Cooper Lingard offers a programme of training for all staff, including continuing professional development training where applicable. The firm subscribes to Central Law Training, Practical Lawyer and Institute of Legal Executives Training schemes.