About

Meet the Team

Partner

Karen Furness LL.B(Hons)

Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1992. She practised initially in Manchester but has practised in Cornwall from 1995.

Karen is a specialist in Child Care Law. She is a member of the Law Society's Children's Panel and represents children and parents in court proceedings.

In 2008 Karen founded @Cornwall Law, (which became @Cornwall Law LLP in December 2011), with a view to offering all clients a high level of expertise and service.

Areas of Specialism:
Public Law Children Disputes: where there is Local Authority/Social Services involvement
Private Law Children Disputes: residence and contact with children
Domestic Violence matters

Karen undertakes regular supervision of work undertaken by Kate Hamilton and Paul Simons.

 

 

Partner

Kate Hamilton F.Inst.L.Ex

Kate qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in August 2004 and since then has practiced exclusively in family law matters.

She regularly represents clients in negotiations and at Court hearings in all areas of family law, including divorce, financial, injunction and children law matters.

Kate is an Accredited Resolution Specialist in the areas of domestic abuse and private law Children Act matters which includes contact, residence, prohibited steps and specific issue matters.

Areas of Specialism:
Divorce and Civil Dissolution and the financial disputes arising there from
Public Law Children Disputes where there is Local Authority/Social Services involvement
Private Law Children Disputes residence and contact with children
Domestic Violence matters

Kate undertakes regular supervision of work undertaken by Karen Furness and William Barry.

 

 

Consultant

William Barry LL.B(Hons)

Bill has practiced as a family solicitor in Truro for over twenty three years, starting at Hancock and Lawrence, later Hancock and Caffin where he was a partner for many years where he developed a special interest in Child Care Law and became an acknowledged expert in the field.

In particular, Bill has been a long standing member of the Law Society's Children's Panel and over the years has represented many children and parents in the courts.

In 2000 Bill obtained the specialist qualification granting him Higher Rights of Audience enabling him to represent clients in dealing with the advocacy on their behalf in any court in the land, be that Magistrates Court, County Court or the High Court.

In 2011 Bill joined @Cornwall Law LLP as a consultant, complimenting the high level of family law expertise that they have to offer.

Of @Cornwall Law LLP Bill says: "It's great to work with a committed team of fine lawyers that concentrates on legally aided work and it is very refreshing to work with a firm that is committed to the goal of helping those in need, rather than the pursuit of profit".

Areas of Specialism:
Public Law Children Disputes where there is Local Authority/Social Services involvement
Private Law Children Disputes residence and contact with children

 

 

SOLICITOR

Paul Simons LL.B (Hons)

The supervisor of our Criminal Department and an experienced Duty Defence Solicitor, Paul qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and he regularly represents clients at the Police Station and Court.

He deals with the full range of Criminal offences from minor shoplifting and assaults to more serious matter such as rape and murder. Paul is also happy to advise on motoring matters and regulatory offences. Paul also undertakes all aspects of Employment Law.

Paul is down to earth, approachable and will offer professional advice yet still provide a sympathetic ear during difficult times for the client.

Outside of the office, Paul is involved in Junior Rugby in Cornwall and enjoys all sport.

Areas of Specialism:
Magistrates Court representation
Crown Court representation
Representation at the police station
Employment Law

Paul undertakes regular supervision of work undertaken by Danni Nancarrow.

 

 

Legal Executive

Danni Nancarrow F.Inst.L.Ex

Danni has been employed with the firm since July 2000 and is our longest standing member of staff!

Working in the criminal department Danni deals with work both at the Police Station and Crown Court dealing with all types of criminal offences.

Danni obtained her qualification via Truro College and the ILEX Tutorial College and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute in January 2007.

She is also an accredited Police Station representative and regularly attends police stations at all hours of the day and night.

Currently living in Par with her husband and family Danni, until very recently, used to play netball in a south west regional league but unfortunately can no longer find the time. However Danni still enjoys keeping fit and also socialising with friends in her spare time when work and family commitments allow.

Areas of Specialism:
Crown Court representation
Representation at the police station