Senior Partner Steve Rogers , retires on 31st December 2019, after 35 years at Austin and Carnley Solicitors.
All at Austin and Carnley wish Steve a long and happy retirement and thank him for his contribution to the firm. We are sure that he will enjoy spending time with his Grandchildren, Golf and Travel.
David Backhouse and Deborah Neiteler continue the partnership at Austin and Carnley Solicitors. They, together with the rest of the Solicitors and support staff, will carry on the excellent service that the firm provides to our Client’s old and new.
Stephen graduated from Cambridge University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1977. He worked initially in the City of London before becoming a partner at Austin and Carnley. Stephen is head of the Conveyancing Department and the Employment Department.
David has Higher Rights of Audience which means he can represent Clients at the Crown Court as well as the Magistrates Court. He undertakes Private and Legal Aid criminal cases including Road Traffic Offences. David qualified in 1997 and became Partner in 2010. David is a Duty Solicitor on the Bedford Duty Solicitor Scheme, the Luton and Dunstable Duty Solicitor Scheme and the Milton Keynes Duty Solicitor Scheme.
Mary trained with Austin and Carnley and qualified as a Solicitor in June 2010. She undertakes Private and Legal Aid criminal cases including Road Traffic Offences. Mary is also our Duty Solicitor on the Bedford Duty Solicitor Scheme, the Luton and Dunstable Duty Solicitor Scheme and the Milton Keynes Duty Solicitor Scheme.
Deborah specialises in a range of legal issues for private clients, reaching from the frail and elderly to the high net worth individual and everyone in between. Deborah’s expertise covers all issues that surround a person’s estate in later life and on death, to include contentious issues regarding lasting powers of attorney, Care issues, claims under the Inheritance Act for maintenance or suitable financial provision, challenging wills and assisting executors in difficult situations. Deborah is also passionate in elder client law and protecting the vulnerable and their assets.
Negotiation and compassion are two of Deborah’s strengths and these are key to ensuring that her clients achieve the best result.
Deborah is an affiliated member of STEP, sits as a trustee and acts as attorney for clients.
In her spare time Deborah enjoys spending time sailing and running after her two children!
John graduated from the University of Durham with a degree in Music and a degree in Law. John then went on to be called to the Bar in 2004 before cross qualifying as a solicitor in 2008. John has two main areas of practice Criminal Law and Civil Litigation.
Criminal: John has Higher Rights of Audience so can prepare cases and present them both at the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. John can deal with the full range of Criminal Offences and also has a special expertise in Road Traffic Law, especially with ‘Totting Up’ Disqualifications and complex collision scenarios often involving fatalities.
Civil Litigation: John can also assist with matters which need to be resolved through the County Courts such as debt recovery, negligence and contractual disputes.
To all his work, John brings a meticulous and personal approach to achieve the best results for his Clients.
Away from work John enjoys music, golf and bike riding as well as looking after his dog, Gryff.
Alan has a wealth of experience in all areas of our work and knows how important client satisfaction is. He is always able to assist in any query you may have.
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