Robin Myddelton - Partner
Robin has been practising as a solicitor since qualifying in 1970, having trained with a small general practice in central London near the Law Courts and gained experience in a wide range of practice areas. In 1973 he joined a 15 partner practice in Lincoln’s Inn and soon became a junior partner, concentrating mainly on property work. In 1977, Robin went into equal partnership with an old school friend and they practised successfully for a number of years in Potters Bar. In 1983 this firm split into two and Robin took his firm to Hertford and practised as Robin Myddelton & Co but returned to Potters Bar in 1994. Robin joined forces with Jenny Batchelor in 1997 and they together practised in partnership as Batchelor Myddelton. In April 2013 Jenny retired as a partner, but continues to be very much involved in the practice as a consultant. At the same time Amy Leite became a partner in the firm. Robin and his department continue to handle commercial property work including, in particular, business tenancies, but he has, over the years, expanded his expertise into company commercial matters. He also supervises many areas of the firm’s work, including wills, probate and trusts. Robin is married and has three grown up children and eight grandchildren. His hobbies and interests include skiing, golf, bridge, classical music and opera. He is a member of the Law Society, Marylebone Cricket Club and Mid-Herts Golf Club.
Amy Leite – Partner
In 2006 Amy graduated from the University of Essex with a First Class LLB Law Degree. She completed her post graduate Legal Practice Course part time whilst working for a FTSE 100 in their employment law department. Amy was admitted as a solicitor in 2010 and became a Partner in 2013. She has spent the last five years developing extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment in which she acts for both employers and employees. The highlight of her recent employment work has included securing, for her employer client, the maximum permitted costs award against an employee. Amy is also an experienced litigator, having acted in a variety of disputes across a spectrum of different industries. Amy, along with Jenny regularly acts for franchisees who are buying franchises and those who are in dispute with their franchisor. Amy's interests include cooking, travel and spending time with friends.
Christine Evans - Associate Solicitor
Christine graduated from Nottingham Law School and completed her Legal Practice Course in June 2008 at the College of Law in London. She was admitted as a solicitor in September 2010 after completing her two year training contract with Batchelor Myddelton. During this period Christine worked closely with Robin Myddelton in all types of property work, wills and probate as well as general company and commercial matters. Following two periods of maternity leave Christine has returned to work on a part time basis and is currently handling mainly private client work including in particular probate, wills and trusts. She can, however, turn her hand to other subjects and is excellent in researching and analysing complex legal problems.
Sarah King – Associate Solicitor
Sarah completed her undergraduate degree at Anglia Ruskin University in 2007 and went on to complete her Legal Practice Course at the University in 2008. Sarah was admitted as a solicitor in January 2010 having completed her training contract in a large regional firm in Essex. Since qualification Sarah has practised in all areas of family law including divorce and separation, financial matters associated with divorce and separation, children matters, cohabitation and unmarried couples and domestic violence. Sarah is a member of Resolution, an organisation committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. She follows a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Sarah is also a keen advocate and endeavours to represent her clients in any formal court hearings that become necessary. Sarah joined Batchelor Myddelton in May 2013 and along with continuing her family law practice she will be assisting Amy Leite with employment, general litigation and franchise matters.
Jenny Batchelor - Consultant Solicitor
Jenny gained her Law Degree LLB at Sheffield University and was admitted as a solicitor in 1986. She spent six years working as an assistant solicitor in the Company/ Commercial department at Freshfields, a Magic Circle firm in the City. In 1993 Jenny temporarily put her legal career on hold to look after her two young children and resumed legal practice in 1996 when she joined forces with Robin Myddelton. Jenny has considerable experience in all aspects of Franchise Law, Company and Commercial Law particularly Business Sales and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution and Employment Law. Jenny spends her leisure time with family and friends and enjoys travelling abroad to foreign lands.
Claire Robinson - Consultant Solicitor
Claire was educated at Manchester University and was admitted as a solicitor in 1984. She served her articles with Wellingborough Council in Northamptonshire and has been working on and off with Robin Myddelton for the past 20 years specialising in residential and commercial property matters (including business tenancies). Claire is married with one daughter and currently works on a part-time basis for Batchelor Myddelton. Claire's interests include wildlife and bird watching.