Our Team

Partners:

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.

Solicitors:

Benedict Hughes qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and has specialised in Property work, both residential and commercial, ever since. After training with firms in the West End and the City, he joined his brother and father in the family firm in Streatham, South London, following in the footsteps of his grandfather.  The practice grew and successfully moved to a larger premises before ultimately merging with a larger local firm in 2012.  Two years later Benedict decided to improve the quality of his life by joining a local practice closer to home, and spared himself three hours a day driving.

Married with four children, Benedict lives in Kent.  A regular and enthusiastic Golfer, he also enjoys the company of his family and the occasional visit to see Crystal Palace play.

Conveyancing Executive:

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 Secretaries:

  • Karlen Brooks
  • Celia Foster
  • Ines Hume

Administrator:

  • Nadia Caulfield