James Hollingsworth


A property solicitor with firm following from a broad range of clients and some of London’s finest agents, James is convinced that law firms need to ‘up their game’ in delivering services to private clients and is determined that Laurus will lead the revolution.

Laurus 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

With over 15 years of post-qualification experience, Jo is a guru of conveyancing and 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. In addition to managing her caseload, Jo is involved in training, management, and compliance.

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

James Chadwick

Head of Battersea Office

James is an expert property lawyer whose clients include property companies, offshore trusts, corporations, developers, the ultra-high net worth as well as private individuals, investors and clients from all over the world.

James joined Laurus after 10 years at a top West End law firm to lead it’s new Battersea office in South West London is recommended by London’s premier estate agents due to his pragmatic approach and aptitude to tackle complex problems at speed and without fuss.

James also deals with all aspects of commercial property acting for developers, investors, property funds and property companies in connection with multi-million pound site acquisitions, disposals, investments, the retail sector and residential developments.  He also provides general Counsel to his clients’ group companies.

Recent accomplishments include acting on a site disposal to an offshore corporate in central London for £16,000,000.00.

Interests include (when he has time), golf, water sports, travelling and spending time with his family.

Carole Berry

Senior Associate

An experienced property lawyer who understands the importance of taking the stress out of a transaction, Carole is a master in the art of client care.

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, high end 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!

Jess Davis


A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Jess is attentive and has a good eye for detail.

Outside of work, Jess enjoys running and volunteering at Ebony Horse Club. Travel and fine dining are also firm favourites!

Sarika Pini

Senior Paralegal

Sarika is a key member of the Property team focussing on client care and efficiency whilst ensuring all parties are kept up to date throughout their matter.

A keen eye for detail together with her bubbly personality makes her a firm favourite for clients. With property transactions that can be time sensitive and stressful, Sarika will be on hand to assist wherever possible.

Outside of the office, Sarika enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, especially her young nephew and is also known for her impressive baking skills!

Hannah Moafy

Senior Paralegal

Hannah provides invaluable support to the property team in Battersea whilst training to develop her own caseload.

Her calm and professional approach ensures that clients and agents are kept updated and informed throughout the process.

Hannah is a local Clapham resident and her interests being a keen synchronised swimmer, running a marathon from to time and also enjoy discovering the fine dining scenes that London has to offer.

Sisi Omoyele

Senior Paralegal

Sisi is a true professional in the property team with ambitions to develop her own caseload, train and qualify one day.

Providing legal and administrative support to the property team, her commitment to client care and enthusiasm shine through and she is determined to make the buying and selling process easier for all involved.

Jack McBride


A rising star in the property team. Jack joined the Client Services team at Laurus having aced his LPC. He now assists as a paralegal and recently exchanged his first sale of a £2m house in Clapham.

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