Meet the Team

Bharti Gittins

Bharti Gittins

Bharti qualified in 1989 and initially worked for a bank before moving into private practice. Her primary areas of work are conveyancing and probate. Her conveyancing work regularly deals with property around the country. Her probate practice includes will drafting, tax and estate planning. Bharti also has considerable experience in dealing with contested probate cases.

Gareth Kelly

Gareth Kelly

Gareth has a reputation locally for working hard and keeping clients interests at the heart of every transaction. He does not underestimate the stress of moving home. He and his team ensure that clients move when it is right for them, in a smooth and managed way.

Kirit Champaneria

Kirit Champaneria

Kirit has been in practise in Wrexham since 1995, having moved from a large firm in Birmingham. He deals with all aspects of family law appearing before all levels of the Family Court. Kirit is known for his advocacy and common sense advice. Clients are given advice tailored to their needs from the outset to enable them to choose how the matter is conducted. Kirit can also refer clients to a mediation service.

Patricia Hughes

Patricia Hughes

Patricia qualified in 1984 as a solicitor. Over the years Patricia has worked for Local Authorities, large commercial firms and high street practices. At Gittins McDonald, Patricia brings her considerable experience to the field of residential conveyancing. Patricia has clients who have come back time and time again for her help. It is her attention to detail and thoughtful management of the process that ensures clients come back to her and recommend Patricia to others. A client recently said of her service… ‘We feel we received a professional and efficient service conducted in a friendly and personal manner’.

Aimee Phoenix

Aimee Phoenix

Aimee joined Gittins McDonald in 2004 and after completing her training contract qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and became a partner in 2017. She now specialises in Residential Conveyancing, handling sale, purchase, remortgage and transfer of equity transactions. Aimee prides herself on providing a personal, high quality service to all clients at what can often be a stressful time. Aimee strives to make sure that clients are kept informed at each stage to avoid unnecessary anxiety.

Aimee also deals with preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills for clients.

Catherine Jagger

Catherine Jagger

Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 1993. She trained in Liverpool and thereafter attained Partnership (1998) in a local firm in Wrexham before joining Gittins McDonald in 2008. She became a Higher Court Advocate in 2009 which allows her to represent clients at the Crown Court in addition to the Police Station and Magistrates Court. She has developed a reputation for "going the extra mile" to support clients and their families when they feel at their most vulnerable.

Catherine is available on the out of hours emergency number as arrests or voluntary interviews don’t always take place in office hours.

Emergency contact number:
07711 310021

Sian Fisher

Sian Fisher

Sian is a Chartered Legal Executive who qualified in 1998. Since then Sian has practiced in family work (all aspects - from children to finance cases) and now focuses on residential conveyancing as well. Most of Sian’s work comes from recommendations. This merely confirms that she provides an excellent service, keeping clients informed and giving advice that helps to progress each clients matter in a timely and measured way. Sian also prepares wills and Powers of Attorney.

Josh Williams

Josh Williams

Josh joined Gittins McDonald in June 2014, after graduating in law from Aberystwyth University and achieving a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law. Josh has since gone from strength to strength and in March 2019 became an Associate Partner.

Josh is a Law Society accredited Children Law and Family Law Practitioner, which reflects his expertise in representing children, allowing Josh to be instructed by CAFCASS/Guardians in proceedings and the wider aspects of family law (including finances and domestic abuse).

Josh is developing a specialist practice in Public Law matters where the Local Authority are involved in the care provided by parents to their children. This is an area which requires an authoritative knowledge of the law and its day-to-day application. One of Josh’s strengths is that usually he undertakes his own advocacy.

Josh is a committee member of Wrexham and North Wales Young Business Professionals, a local organisation set up to fundraise for local charities by bringing the town’s young professionals together.

Katrina Owens

Katrina Owens

Katrina Owens was born and educated locally and qualified as a solicitor in 2004, after graduating from Aberystwyth and the College of Law. Since then Katrina has worked primarily in property and housing law. She specialises in residential conveyancing and landlord and tenant matters.

After gaining experience in firms in the North West and North Wales Katrina is very pleased to be working in her home town and looks forward to assisting clients old and new with the rest of the property team at Gittins McDonald.

Steffan Ingham

Steffan Ingham

Steffan left Wrexham some years ago to study law at Bangor where he gained an LLB (Hons). He went on to work for firms in Chester and North Wales before he joined Gittins McDonald in 2019, as a paralegal in our conveyancing team. He has many years of experience in residential conveyancing which covers all aspects of sales, purchases, shared ownership, freehold, leasehold and new build transactions. Steffan wanted to return to Wrexham to continue his practice.

Steffan believes passionately that people buying and selling their homes need to feel valued, know that their needs are understood, and that they are clearly advised of any issues that may lie ahead. He believes this provides the bedrock for a quality service.

Outside of work, Steffan has a keen interest in sport especially supporting the Wales rugby team, whom he regularly travels to support.

Patrick Cheshire

Patrick Cheshire

Patrick joined the team in 2017 after working for a high street bank for thirty years. He is responsible for the day to day management of the firm including liaising with the firms various suppliers, arranging the necessary insurances, maintaining the Lexcel quality standard, and managing human resource needs. Patrick strongly believes that client satisfaction is of paramount importance monitoring all feedback forms personally. He can often be heard reciting his mantra ‘the client is king’.

Patrick is a very keen photographer with a special interest in wildlife and also an avid supporter of the Welsh Rugby Union team.

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