James Hollingsworth


“The People’s Lawyer!” (his wife’s words)

A property solicitor by training, with extensive management experience, James is convinced that law firms need to ‘up their game’ in delivering services to private clients and is determined that Laurus London will lead the revolution!

Laurus London has been founded to deliver accessible legal expertise by highly skilled, motivated, and happy staff.

“Our clients are at the centre of everything we do. Transaction times need to be reduced, communication needs to be improved, clients need to know what is going on – and other professionals need to be fully engaged in every part of the process”.

As for pastimes, James recently retired from golf after the arrival of his son, Jack. He hopes to make a comeback, one day…

Joanne Wheeler

Head of Residential Property

A guru in property law and conveyancing

With over 15 years of post-qualification experience, Jo has built a network of loyal clients, from first- time buyers to experienced developers, property agents, mortgage brokers, and the ultra-high net worth.

Clients love Jo’s eye for detail and ability to tackle complex work within strict deadlines. Jo is the Head of the Residential Property and involved in training, management, and compliance.

For what little time Jo spends outside of work, it’s all about the theatre and Liverpool FC.

Carole Berry

Senior Associate

A master in the art of client care

An exceptional property lawyer who understands the importance of taking the stress out of a transaction.

Carole has developed a loyal following of fans who love her calm and reassuring approach, getting the job done with the minimum of fuss. Fans include existing clients and their families, property agents, mortgage brokers, and A-List celebrities.

Outside of work, Carole loves fine wine, good food, and Liverpool FC, and has been known to sample them all at the same time!

Ingrid Starcic


Ingrid has an inherent understanding of clients’ needs and provides vital support to the family department in her role as a trainee. Ingrid has a keen interest in children matters in particular and she regularly attends court and is a first point of contact with clients, keeping them up to date on their cases and providing a reassuring presence.

Having spent over 5 years in private practice, Ingrid regularly receives glowing feedback on her proactive and assuring communication from clients and other industry professionals alike.

Outside of working hours Ingrid is a keen runner.

Rosie Penny


A breath of fresh air

In an environment where deadlines are vital and emotions can run high, Rosie brings a bright and enthusiastic approach to getting the job done.

With years of experience in property law and client services, Rosie manages sales and purchases through the toughest of situations, keeping relevant parties informed at all times, and always with a smile.

Away from the office, it’s theatre and nights-out with friends.

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