Estelle joined Bird & Co. Solicitors in 1995 – the year in which she qualified as a solicitor. She undertakes family law casework – specialising in child law, especially care proceedings where Social Services are involved.
She is also the Firm’s nominated “Training Principal” and as such has overall responsibility for providing supervised experience in legal practice to those offered a training contract by the Firm.
Estelle is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and a member too of “Resolution”, an organisation of lawyers and family justice professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.
Local/regional community commitments include membership of the St John’s Ambulance Committee for the Child Contact Centres in Grantham, Spalding and Skegness. She has also, since January 2005, been a member of the Governing Body of a local secondary school – the Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School and since 2021 has been Chair of the Governing Body.
The best guide to what Estelle does comes from her clients. Recent feedback from a happy client whose appeal Estelle won, with barrister Chris Bramwell, said:
What can I say……without you, your hard work, and that of your team, Wendy Rady who had to listen to me stressing on more than one occasion which is way beyond her job I’m sure, Alison Coleman who had to deal with a lot of issues when you were on holiday and did brilliantly, and not forgetting Mr Bramwell who was fantastic from start to finish, this Christmas could well of been very different for myself and my family. Not only are you a very good solicitor, but the way you kept me focused on what was required, and the way you managed me, and my emotions at what can only be described as the worst period of my entire life was simply amazing. There is no doubt in my mind that I could not of got through it without you and your team. I felt in good hands all the way, and you told me what I needed to hear whenever I needed to hear it, good or bad!
I really do hope you realise what yours, and Mr Bramwells efforts have meant to […] our family. There won’t be a set of parents anywhere in the world that appreciates this Christmas for the family occasion that it is more than us I can assure you of that.
From the very bottom of my heart, thank you so, so much.
Very informative, helpful and ensures I understand everything and constantly keep me updated.
No comments or suggestions from me as everything you have done for me has been super brilliant!!!
Estelle works from all three of our offices and her work is supervised by the Senior Partner, Christopher Milligan.