Richard Evans is the head of the family department. He has specialised in family law for over 30 years, accumulating a wealth of knowledge and experience from the numerous matters and situations that he has dealt with during that period of time. Richard uses his wide experience to provide a professional, sensitive and constructive approach to the matters he deals with.
Richard has been a member of the Law Society’s Family Accreditation Scheme for many years. This recognises his expertise, experience and additional training undertaken in the field of family work. He has also for many years been a member of Resolution.
Tamsin joined Gaynor-Smith Owen & Co shortly after leaving college. During her time with us she has completed training to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, specialising in residential conveyancing. As Head of the Conveyancing Department Tamsin assists with the firm's annual re-accreditation to the Law Society's Quality Conveyancing Scheme. Tamsin is an experienced conveyancer able to deal with all aspects of residential conveyancing.
Helen joined Gaynor-Smith Owen & Co in January 1996, working in the Family Department with Richard Evans. Whilst working here she trained as a legal executive and is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Helen continues to assist Richard Evans, dealing with all family matters including divorce, children, domestic violence and financial matters. In issues of domestic violence, Helen works closely with local support services.
Outside of work, Helen enjoys being a mum, walking her dog, helping out with her nephews and baking for family and friends.
Diana studied law at the University of East Anglia and qualified as a solicitor in 2008. She is also a student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Diana works in the Private Client Department and specialises in a variety of private client matters including will drafting, Probate and the Administration of Estates and Lasting Power of Attorney