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Lightfoots Solicitors
1 - 3 High Street

Private client > Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 3

Lightfoots Solicitors is home to a diverse family practice, having the bandwidth to handle divorce, mediation, child arrangements and Inheritance Act claims, among others. Head of department Petrova Caldecourt comes recommended by clients as ‘hard-working and dedicated’. Gill Wright is another key contact as an experienced mediator in the space.

Practice head(s):

Petrova Caldecourt

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‘Lightfoots Solicitors is a respected firm in the local area, offering exceptional and comprehensive advice across a wide range of legal disputes. They are a ‘go-to’ firm.’

‘Petrova Caldecourt is definitively the most hard-working and dedicated individual lawyer I have ever worked with. Her passion, knowledge and eye for detail is unmatched. She provides supportive and realistic advice. A dream to work with.’

‘Lightfoots are resolution focused with a key emphasis on steering cases away from court. It feels as though they genuinely have the best interests of their clients at the heart of what they do.’

‘Gill Wright is able to pick up the phone on a case, to talk through how to resolve matters on a practical level, without escalating matters to court. Gill’s approach is refreshing and forward thinking, it really feels as though she has the client’s future at the forefront of her mind.

‘The team is known for personal service and really caring about their clients, alongside availability and speed of response. They also go above and beyond for their clients.’

‘Petrova Caldecourt is an angel sent from above. She has supported me and my family through one of the hardest challenges in our life so far. Words cannot express how grateful I am to this lady and how I would recommend her to anyone. She is amazing and treats her clients how you would wish everyone to be treated, exceptional!’

‘Lightfoots offer an extremely high level of service and go above and beyond for their clients.’

‘Gill Wright and Petrova Caldecourt are excellent. Gill is well respected, knowledgeable and has a strong mediation practice. Petrova is pragmatic and sensible.’

Work highlights

Lightfoots Solicitors has been at the heart of the community in Thame for over 170 years. The firm offers three distinct specialisms – for business, for lenders and for life – and is proud of its record of success in each area. From big banks to local families and businesses, clients of Lightfoots receive the same personalised service.

With four offices in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Lightfoots is proud of its unrivalled reputation of excellence. In addition to the traditional high street services of conveyancing, employment law, family law and wills & probate, offered from both Thame and Princes Risborough, the firm has a significant commercial department and also boasts an industry leading specialist finance team offering a full range of legal services for UK lenders.

The multi award-winning firm has undergone a major period of change in the past 5 years, with Joe Middleton taking over as Managing Partner and bringing in a range of new hires, diversifying the legal services offered and strengthening the senior management team. Lightfoots is widely recognised for its commitment to the local community and charitable fundraising, and has become a major employer in the local area with over 140 staff.

Department Name Email Telephone
Agricultural Henry Ovens
Banking & Finance Elliot Nathan
Banking & Finance Leila Edwards
Bridging and Lender Finance Melissa Tallon
Commercial Litigation Ranjit Thiara
Commercial Property Joe Middleton
Corporate & Commercial Christopher Biggs
Dispute Resolution Claire Hardy
Employment Law Louise Nunn
Family Law Petrova Caldecourt
Litigation and Consumer Credit Ian Norman
Residential Conveyancing - Princes Risborough Louise Hazell
Residential Conveyancing - Thame Maria Edwards
Wills and Probate Monica Havers
Photo Name Position Profile
Adam Ball photo Adam Ball Solicitor
Petrova Caldecourt photo Petrova Caldecourt Partner/ Head of Family Law
Gill Wright photo Gill Wright Consultant
Number of UK Partners : 9
Number of other UK Fee Earners : 70
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Law Society

We are proud of the diversity of our firm – in our services, our clients and our people.

As a law firm it is our duty to behave ethically and we regularly fight for justice and equality for our clients. Equality, diversity and inclusion is important in everything we do and we are committed to treating everyone fairly and with respect.

We know that, sadly, the wider world is not always fair and that discrimination still exists. Many of our employees will have experienced discrimination in their life simply because of their race, religious beliefs, gender, age, sexuality or disability. This is not okay and we are committed to working together to make our society a fairer, safer and compassionate place for everyone.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority states that “Valuing difference improves the way we work. It allows us to be an effective regulator of a diverse public and increasingly diverse profession” and at Lightfoots we recognise the value of our diverse workforce and are proud of who we are.

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TESTIMONIAL: Petrova has made me feel so much better about a lot of situations I have been in when needing legal advice she has always been very clear about my options and has always managed to keep my calm brilliant service a very highly recommended Solicitors.

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TESTIMONIAL: Petrova and Lightfoots as a company were professional, helpful, understanding and most importantly prompt in their replies, not just my myself but to the 3rd party.

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TESTIMONIAL: Petrova is a perfect professional as well as having a much needed welcoming and calming bedside manner. I am very glad I appointed Petrova to deal with my divorce. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone else requiring help with a divorce.

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TESTIMONIAL: Gill was fantastic with my client – did everything I hoped she would do which was explain the process to her and not just bung off a generic email to her husband without warning her which was what another mediator did. Just hoping the husband will agree to use Gill but great recommendation, thank you and she is on my list.