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Paula Griffiths

Paula Griffiths (CILEx)

Paula Griffiths (CILEx) 1000 1000 Eldridges
Paula Griffiths (CILEx)

Legal Executive

Our Team, Property

Paula is currently assistant to Laura Rhodes but she has just started her journey with CILEx to become a licenced conveyancer. She has been with the firm for three years as a secretary and embraces every challenge she is faced with. She is a valued member of the Eldridges team due to her compassionate and supportive nature which she also applies to her work when dealing with clients and other contacts during the course of an instruction.

Outside of work Paula spends a lot of time with her family and friends and enjoys long walks in the countryside and along the west Wight coastal paths.

Ian Bradshaw B.A. (Hons) LLB

Ian Bradshaw B.A. (Hons) LLB 150 150 Eldridges

Associate Director / Solicitor

Our Team, Private Clients, Property

Ian went to Exeter University to obtain a degree in Politics and subsequently to the College of Law in Guildford to obtain a degree in Law. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2010 he gained knowledge and experience at another local firm prior to joining Eldridges in January 2021.

Ian specialises in residential property and private client work, enjoying the variety each aspect provides. He regularly takes instructions from clients both local and further afield and many return to seek his advice in future matters knowing they will get an objective, professional service and a high level of client care and compassion in more sensitive matters.

In his spare time he enjoys the countryside and attending sporting events including rugby, cricket and horse racing.

Rachel Day

Rachel Day

Rachel Day 1000 1000 Eldridges
Rachel Day

Associate Director / Associate Legal Executive

Our Team, Property

Secretary: Allison Godfrey
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Rachel re-joined Eldridges in 2015, having worked since 1994 for several Island-based law firms, and is now a valued member of our Residential Conveyancing team based in the Newport office. She studies with Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Law School and achieved Associate status in 2019, and is now continuing her development with a view to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive.

With her experience in residential conveyancing clients find her communication and objective but sensitive approach reassuring at what can be a stressful time.

Away from the office her young family keeps her busy and she enjoys walking along the Island’s stunning coastlines or in the countryside. On the rare occasions when she finds a minute to herself Rachel enjoys music and plays both the guitar and the cello.

Laura Rhodes

Laura Rhodes B.A.

Laura Rhodes B.A. 1000 1000 Eldridges
Laura Rhodes B.A.

Director / Solicitor

Business Leases, Business Services, Business Start Ups, Buying & Selling a Business, Equity Release, Our Team, Property

Secretary: Phoebe Owen
01983 524741
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Originally from Wimbledon Laura Rhodes went to college in London before taking up a training contract with Eldridges in 2002. She was made partner in 2013. Laura specialises in commercial and residential conveyancing and in property law where her warm and friendly approach – as well as super efficiency – puts clients at their ease as they come to discuss matters of crucial importance. It is the variety of her work that she enjoys; she may be helping an elderly couple looking to downsize, negotiating the selling of a coffee shop, or guiding a first time buyer through the mortgage process.

She enjoys the fast pace of the commercial world and notes the many word of mouth recommendations that are building up following recent transactions.

Many residential transactions can be done from afar, and local knowledge about access or flood-risk areas, Laura says, is highly valued. By the same token she has many clients no longer on the Island who know their affairs will continue to be well looked after.

Newport Office

36 St James Street, Newport, PO30 1LF

01983 524741

01983 556088

Freshwater Office

Avenue House, Avenue Road, Freshwater, PO40 9UZ

01983 752492

01983 754247

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