Our dedicated team of professionals work together across our network of offices throughout the South East to deliver a service of the highest quality to our clients. Read more about each member of the Barford Fraser staff below.
Solicitor, Managing Director
Bridget has worked for Legal500 and other firms for over 20 years. Bridget is a member of the Family Panel, as she has extensive experience of all facets of Family Law and enjoys the challenges of its many disciplines. Bridget is an expert in the field of domestic abuse and has worked closely with the NCDV, refuge organisations and the police, assisting victims and safeguarding children. Bridget is practical and approachable, a keen advocate and is dedicated to maintaining a Legal Aid practice whilst also offering a quality private client service.
Glen has worked in two Legal500 firms in the past 10 years and has a wealth of experience in Family and Children Law. He is particularly knowledgeable in child care proceedings, acting for children, parents and other family members. As well as advising his clients, Glen undertakes the advocacy in the majority of his cases. Glen and Bridget have worked together for many years and as a team can now pool their expertise for your benefit.
Gary is a solicitor experienced in all areas of Family Law. He now specialises in care proceedings and Children's Act matters. He is a member of the Family Law Children's Panel, representing both parents and children and dealing with hearings in court as an advocate, as well as advising his clients out of court.
Senior Staff & Management
Accounts and Practice Manager
Nicola has been a Legal Cashier for 12 years working within various practices in Kent and London. She is fully trained in the principles of legal accounts and ensures that the firm complies fully with SAR rules. As a Practice Manager, Nicola supports the Directors with the smooth running of the firm.
Legal Secretary and PA to Bridget Barford
Julie has been a legal secretary for many years and has worked for Bridget Barford as her secretary at two previous firms. Julie has a wealth of knowledge and supports Bridget Barford in the day to day running of client matters.
Senior Cost Draftsman
Michael joined the firm in January 2017 having previously worked for a large London based costings firm. Michael has extensive experience in dealing with all manner of costing.
Case Workers & Legal Support
Trainee Legal Executive / Case Worker
Laura has a wealth of experience having worked with Bridget Barford at two previous firms. Laura undertakes matters dealing with domestic violence.
Trainee Legal Executive / Case Worker
After completing his Legal Apprenticeship with us, James has continued to study to become a Legal Executive. James undertakes matters dealing with domestic violence and is a Court Advocate.
Stephanie has a wealth of experience having worked for the National Centre for Domestic Violence and having completed her LPC. Stephanie undertakes matters dealing with domestic violence and Children Act matters.
Max is a recent addition to the firm having joined in January 2017 as a trainee Legal Apprentice. Max works closely with the case workers within the firm and is supervised by Bridget Barford and Nicola Palmer.
Andrew has worked for Barford Fraser for some time and is the initial point of contact for new clients with domestic abuse and children issues.
Lizzie is a now a fulltime member of our team having worked for on various occasion whilst at university, where she obtained and a 2:1 Honours Degree in Criminology. She is the first point of contact for new clients with domestic abuse and children issues.
Support Case Worker
Phoebe is a university graduate having received a 2:1 in politics and philosophy from Sheffield University. Phoebe assists James Skidmore with the day to day running of his files and is the clients point of contact when James is in Court. She also assist the CCMS team with administrative duties.
Legal Secretary and PA for Glen Fraser and Gary Hollands
Robyn has experience dealing with all matters within care proceedings having worked previously for Kent County Council. Robyn assists Glen Fraser and Gary Hollands with the smooth running of the Care department.
Legal Secretary for Bridget Barford
Susan has a wealth of experience having worked as a legal secretary for various family firms in the south-east.
CCMS Supervisor and Assistant Cost Draftsman
Shannon oversees the CCMS team and assists Michael Campin costing Non-Molestation files.
Kieran is currently studying law and works for the firm on a part-time basis. Kieran is first point of contact regarding any new legal aid applications.
Legal Aid Family Cost Draftsman/CCMS Administrator
Chelsie assists Michael Campin costing all Non-Molestation, Children Act and Care Proceeding files. Chelsie also assists the CCMS team.
Receptionist / Administrator
Rebecca is the first point of contact for all incoming calls to the firm and assists with all general enquires.
A new addition to our team. Fern assists with reception and CCMS duties.