— dynamic group of results-driven professionals

Meet the Kidwells Solicitors Team

Why you need the top Solicitors at Kidwells

We work to make a real difference in the lives of our clients. This is why we provide a cost-effective, honest, and proactive approach to legal advice. Our team is experienced in a wide range of legal matters, supporting both individuals and businesses.

 

We have a proven record, with a diversity and breadth of experience that enables us to provide a one-stop service for many clients. Kidwells Solicitors works to empower our clients, whether business or individuals.  As a Lexcel accredited law firm, we pride ourselves in our client care and seek to make even the most challenging matters better.

The Directors

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Alan Michael Kidwell-Horne, LLB (Hons)

Managing Director & Solicitor, COLP

Alan, commonly known as Michael, is based in the Hereford office and opened the first Kidwells business, namely the solicitors, in 2007. After graduating from Derby and Wolverhampton universities with a degree in law, as well as completing his legal practice course, he practiced as a solicitor at several different law firms, across Herefordshire and the West Midlands. Michael practices all areas of Law that Kidwells offers and has extensive knowledge of being a solicitor, for over 15 years. Since opening the solicitors, he has founded many different businesses and achieved other qualifications such as becoming an Ocean Yacht Master, Pilot, Sky diver and Sea diver. Michael understands the requirements of businesses of all kinds, so wherever you are in your business, you can feel confident that Michael has faced the same challenges and triumphs personally and come out of it successfully.

In Michael’s free time, he enjoys sailing and spending time with his family.

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Andy Robinson ACA

 Director

Andy is based in the Hereford office and joined Kidwells in 2019. Andy has over 25 years’ experience as an Accountant and joined the Kidwells Group to improve performance, as well as support Kidwells Accountancy clients with financial strategy.

In Andy’s free time, he enjoys playing squash and spending time with his family.

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Emily Horne AATQB

 Director

Emily is based in the Hereford office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2020. Emily worked within a finance function for several years, before joining Kidwells. Her knowledge of how larger organisations are run influenced the growth of the Kidwells Group. Emily achieved an ACCA diploma in Accounting and Business, whilst managing the Marketing, Sales and Finance teams.

In Emily’s free time, she enjoys playing netball, where she is chairman for the Herefordshire Netball League, and loves spending time with her friends and family.

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Sarah Laight

Business Support Director

Sarah is based in the Hereford office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2017. Sarah has worked for over two decades, working within a law firm. Sarah has a meticulous eye for detail, making sure the Kidwells team is organised, support staff are trained, and clients and third parties are updated.

In Sarah’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

The Legal Team

Alan Horne

Senior Paralegal – Cheltenham Office

Private Client
Litigation
Company & Commercial

Alan is based in the Cheltenham office and began his journey at Kidwells in 2020. Alan founded several companies, building them from concept, and is now using his experience in business to support clients with their legal matters.

In Alan’s spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar, keeping active and spending time with his family.

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Abby Washbourne, LLB (Hons)

Trainee Solicitor – Hereford Office

Criminal Defence
Family Law

Abby is based in the Hereford office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2021. After graduating from the University of Worcester with a Law Degree, she has continued her professional development, completing the LPC at the University of Law and is now undertaking a training contract to become a Solicitor.

In Abby’s spare time, she loves baking and spending time with her dogs.

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Caitlin Abell, LLB (Hons)

Trainee Solicitor – Hereford Office

Criminal Defence
Family Law

Caitlin is based in the Hereford office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2022. After graduating from Cardiff University with a law degree, she continued her professional development by studying for the LPC through the University of Law.

In Caitlin’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Joanne Gunaratne

Senior Paralegal – Cheltenham Office

Family

 

Joanne is based in the Cheltenham office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2023. After graduating from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Law, she then went on to complete her diploma in Legal Practice in 2020. Joanne was later admitted to the New South Wales Supreme Court and the Australian High Court in 2022, where she practiced as a Family Solicitor. She has also worked within the areas of Immigration Law and Criminal Law.

In Joanne’s spare time, she enjoys travelling and playing chess.

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Jake Nolan

Paralegal – Hereford Office

Litigation
Private Client

Jake is based in the Cheltenham office and began his journey at Kidwells in 2023. After graduating from the University of the West of England, Jake joined a team where he would hold free independent legal advice sessions for clients concerning Entertainment law.

In Jake’s spare time, he is an avid Formula 1 fan and enjoys cross-country running.

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Joanna Schwemin

Senior Paralegal – Cheltenham Office

Civil Litigation

Joanna joined Kidwells in 2024 as a senior paralegal and is based in the Cheltenham office.

She graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2015 with a Bachelor of Law and has gained experience in different Civil Litigation areas over the past seven years including, personal injury, financial mis-selling and debt recovery.

In her spare time, she likes to go for country walks with friends, baking and spending time with her dog, Dyson.  

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Amanpreet Kaur

Solicitor – Cheltenham Office

Civil Litigation

Amanpreet joined our Civil Litigation Team in February 2024.  She was born and raised in Germany and moved to the UK in 2004 to study Law at De Montfort University in Leicester and completed her LPC at Nottingham Law School.

Amanpreet is a highly driven and proactive multi-lingual Solicitor with over 10 years PQE experience. She has worked in Personal Injury, Family Law, Commercial Property Recoveries, Financial Services Litigation and Commercial Litigation. Amanpreet strives to provide clients with concrete and clear solutions to legal issues. 

Outside work, Amanpreet enjoys spending time with her children, going to the gym and socialising.

Support Team

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Jade Evans

Legal Secretary, PA to Alan Horne and Support Staff Supervisor

Jade is based in the Cheltenham office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2022. After graduating from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Jade offers support to the legal team and other support staff members by helping them stay organised and keeping our clients informed.

In Jade’s spare time, she enjoys playing sports, walking her dogs and going out for food with friends and family.

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Jenni Griffiths

Legal Secretary

Jenni is based in the Hereford office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2022. Jenni previously worked as a Paralegal, dealing with personal injury claims, before joining Kidwells. Jenni offers support to the legal team by helping them stay organised and keeping our clients informed.

In Jenni’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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Amy Cotton

Legal Secretary

Amy is based in the Hereford office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2022. Amy previously worked in Administration before joining Kidwells. Amy offers support to the legal team by helping them stay organised and keeping our clients informed.

In Amy’s spare time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

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Janice Jacobs

Receptionist/Business Support Administrator

Janice is based in the Hereford office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2022. Janice worked in customer service for over 20 years before joining Kidwells.

In Janice’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Azra Anver, LLB (Hons)

Legal Secretary

Azra is based in the Cheltenham office and began her journey at Kidwells in 2023. After graduating from Newcastle University with a Law degree, Azra joined Kidwells to learn more about the legal world and develop her commercial awareness.

In Azra’s spare time, she enjoys going for walks, playing football and trying new restaurants.

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Judy Richards

Legal Secretary

Based in the Cheltenham office Judy has previously worked in finance, specifically private client tax work, and is in the process of completing the final year of her law degree at University of West of England in Bristol, with the hopes of progressing through her solicitor training afterwards

In her spare time, Judy enjoys walking her dog, trying new restaurants with friends and family, and watching rugby.

Finance Support

The Kidwells Solicitors accounts department is also supported by the team at Kidwells Accountancy, run by Kidwells Accounts Limited. Kidwells Accountancy operates independently and also offers accountancy and bookkeeping services to other clients.  Michael Horne is also owner of Kidwells Accountancy.

Marketing

Kidwells Rated Limited is also part of the wider Kidwells group of companies. The Rated team works closely with the Solicitors to provide marketing advice, strategy, and day-to-day support such as website management, social media support, and more. Learn more about the Kidwells Rated team here. Michael Horne is also owner and Managing Director of Kidwells Rated.

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