Our Team


Michael Thorneloe qualified as a solicitor in 1974 having been articled first to a firm in Central London and then to his father’s firm in South London.  On qualifying he joined a firm in Sittingbourne Kent where he soon became a Partner and where he stayed for seventeen years.  He started Thorneloe & Co in 1989.

Michael Thorneloe is married with three grown-up children and lives locally.   He was delighted when his daughter Harriet joined the Practice in July 2007.

Harriet Thorneloe qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and worked in Petersfield, Hampshire before joining Michael in 2007. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  She lives locally and has two young children.

Legal Assistant:

Kelly-Ann Fransz is training with us and will qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2018.  She first joined us as a secretary in 2014 after studying law at university and working for some years in the City.    Kelly-Ann is also a European Trade Mark and Designs Attorney.  She lives locally with her husband and three children.

Support Staff


  • Karlen Brooks
  • Celia Foster
  • Ines Hume


  • Nadia Caulfield