Family and business solicitors for all business and personal legal matters
      Established for over 155 years with offices in Spalding and Holbeach
A professional and personal service for generations past and future
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Calthrops Solicitors

Our Team


Kevin Pallister from Calthrops SolicitorsKevin Pallister
Kevin is a partner of the firm with specific responsibility for financial issues and has more than 20 years experience as a Solicitor. His principal areas of work are in the property and private client fields. Kevin has considerable experience of dealing with domestic and commercial property work and oversees the Residential Property Department. Kevin has dealt with Wills and the administration of Estates over many years, also the handling of Powers of Attorney and other issues specifically relevant to elderly clients.


Craig Delaney from Calthrops SolicitorsCraig Delaney
Craig qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and has both an Undergraduate and a Masters degree in Law from Nottingham University.

He has a broad and extensive range of experience and knowledge in the field of Private Client law including tax, trusts, administration of estates and Will drafting. His work also includes Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters and has latterly qualified as a member of the “Solicitors for the Elderly” an organisation that specialises in such issues as Asset protection, Care provision through Local Authority or NHS funding, Tax, Trusts and Mental Health Act implications for the elderly.

Craig believes that the most fundamental tenet in the practise of law is the care of his clients irrespective of the size and complexity of the matter he is dealing with. He is the second partner of the firm and has particular involvement with I.T., Marketing, Training and Development of the firm.


Julia Cole from Calthrops Solicitors

Julia Cole
Julia was admitted as a Solicitor in 1998 and is the third partner of the firm having joined Calthrops in April 2011.  She has established a reputation as an experienced practitioner having qualified as a solicitor in 1998.  Julia has valuable experience in property law and works on a wide range of private client and property transactions.  She supports the partners in the team in more complex issues and in addition has a strong client base of her own.

Julia is happy to assist clients with will drafting, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters and probate as well as residential sales and purchases.  Julia says that today clients can automatically expect that we have the necessary up to date knowledge and expertise to assist them. It is the extra care provided by the solicitor which is so highly valued and puts clients at ease; such care includes approachability, ease of use, availability, clear communication, keeping clients updated and a friendly manner.


Kerry Saunston from Calthrops SolicitorsKerry Sauntson
Kerry graduated from the University of Lincoln with her honours degree in Law having been born and educated locally in the area.

She qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 having obtained top marks in her legal studies. Kerry completed an extensive training in Criminal work before coming to Calthrops LLP in April 2006 to undertake a more general litigation role.

Her work and expertise covers all areas of Matrimonial and family matters as well as general Civil Llitigation, Wills, Employment matters, Court advocacy and negotiation. Kerry is based in both our Spalding and Holbeach offices and is also an Associate Partner of the firm.


Keith Tatnall
Keith was born, educated and has always lived and practised Law in South Lincolnshire and is definitely "Proud to be a Yellowbelly".

Admitted as a Solicitor in 1976 he became a Partner at Calthrops (then Calthrop & Leopold Harvey) on 1st June 1978 until his retirement on 1st July 2016 when he became a Consultant of the firm.

Over many years Keith has advised on a wide range of commercial and domestic property issues but now specialises in Probate, Trust, Inheritance Tax and Will related issues. His aim has always been to offer efficient reliable and practical advice to clients with compassion in order to help at what are often difficult/traumatic periods of life.


James Sutton from Calthrops SolicitorsJames Sutton
James graduated from Nottingham University in 1982 and joined Calthrops LLP as an Articled Clerk (Trainee Solicitor) in 1984 before being admitted to the profession in 1986.

He has a broad and extensive experience and understanding of the complexities of Commercial Property, Leases, Business Sales and Purchases and general Commercial work.


Peter Frost from Calthrops SolicitorsPeter Frost
Peter was admitted as a Solicitor in 1964 after serving Articles of Clerkship with a large firm in Coventry. He began work in Spalding as an assistant solicitor, immediately after admission.

By 1966 he was sole principal of the firm in which he practiced , changing its name to Peter Frost & Co. In those days specialisation was not considered necessary and as well as acquiring a reputation in the local magistrates’ court, Peter was handling a widely varied caseload including substantial commercial matters and property law.

In 1988 he began to concentrate increasingly on civil litigation and in 1991 passed further examinations to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. On a number of occasions he has been appointed by the President of The Law Society of England and Wales to arbitrate in disputes.

When Peter decided to merge with another firm, Calthrops (where Peter’s father had been an Articled Clerk before World War II) seemed an obvious choice. The two firms amalgamated with effect from 1st July 1999, the firm’s title included the fact of that incorporation. The Partners in Calthrops continued as before and Peter’s status has been that of Consultant ever since.


Robert Bowker from Calthrops SolicitorsRobert Bowker
Robert joined Calthrops LLP in July 1999 from Peter Frost & Co. He was admitted as a Solicitor in December 1976. He has been the Managing Solicitor of our Holbeach Office since January 2001.

Robert has over 30 years experience in handling a range of Residential and Commercial Conveyancing matters including acting for local property developers as well as dealing with Wills and Probate matters.


Kate Tingey from Calthrops Solicitors

Kate Tingey

Kate started her legal career as a Paralegal in the 1980’s and embarked upon qualifying first as a Legal Executive and then as a Solicitor in 1993. Her early years in Practice were spent in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire where she became a Partner in two firms. Looking to further her learning, Kate worked for the Falkland Islands Government in the capital of the Islands, Port Stanley, with the Attorney General where she quickly became used to dealing with a variety of legal types of work from criminal proceedings to land matters. Following her 2 years spent in Port Stanley, Kate returned to the UK and resumed her High Street work as a Solicitor and Partner with Heckford Norton and then Sharman Law (Bedford).

Again, a desire to develop her career soon followed and Kate undertook her Masters Degree and gained her MBA in 2008 by which time Kate had become self employed. This enabled Kate to gain experience working with many different firms of Solicitors and other businesses from small High Street firms to organisations such as Which? Always committed to providing Private Client services, Kate has over 20 years experience in handling Wills, Probate and elderly client affairs as well as some Trust and Tax work too and is delighted to have joined Calthrops at their Holbeach Office.


Sharon Macaulay from Calthrops Solicitors

Sharon Macaulay

Sharon qualified as a solicitor in 1996 after gaining a Law with French (Hons) degree at Birmingham University.  Sharon joined Calthrops in 2014 and has gained a wide range of experience in civil litigation throughout her career.  This includes personal injury claims, landlord and tenant and other property disputes, professional negligence claims, contractual and employment disputes. She also advises clients on how to contest the contents of a will.

Sharon’s approach to litigation is to give clear, practical advice in a friendly, down-to-earth manner.  She works hard to resolve issues quickly without the need for expensive and stressful Court action, as she feels strongly that early settlement of a dispute is in the best interests of her clients.  Sharon is based in our Spalding office and has a particular interest in marketing.


Front Office Staff

Alison Howe-Smith
Accounts Manager
Alison Howe-Smith from Calthrops Solicitors
Liz Storey
Liz Storey from Calthrops Solicitors
Tracey Smith
Tracey Smith from Calthrops Solicitors
Claire Sawyer
Accounts Manager
Claire Sawyer from Calthrops Solicitors
Tricia Delaney


Our Secretaries

  Somara Page, Secretary to Julia Cole.
Somara Page,
Secretary to
Michael Cash
Judy Ekins, Secretary to Craig Delaney
Judy Ekins,
Secretary to
Craig Delaney
Susan Howitt, Secretary to Peter Frost
Susan Howitt,
Secretary to
Peter Frost & Sharon Macaulay
Terri Judd, Secretary to Kay King
Terri Judd,
Secretary to
James Sutton
Paula Mason, Secretary to Robert Bowker
Paula Mason,
Secretary to
Robert Bowker

Jenny Mayfield, Secretary to Craig Delaney
Jenny Mayfield,
Secretary to
Kate Tingey

Anne Messenger, Secretary to Kevin Pallister
Anne Messenger,
Secretary to
Kevin Pallister


Mal Lovely,
Litigation Dept.
Secretary to Kerry Sauntson