MICHAEL SINGLETON - Partner
Michael Singleton qualified as a Solicitor in 1980 having previously qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1972. Michael has practised in North London and Enfield for over 35 years. A partner in the predecessor firms of Charles Caplin & Co and Wurzal, Singleton & Charkham he established the firm Singletons with his wife Ann in May 1987.
Throughout his career he has practised in various areas of law specialising in probate, trusts, wills, commercial and domestic property and business sales and purchases. Elected as Council Member of the Law Society representing North Middlesex in 2002 Michael has served on its Audit Committee and Scrutiny and Performance Review Committee and is chair of the Council Members Conduct Committee. He is currently serving on the management board.
Michael is a football enthusiast he is a season ticket holder at Queens Park Rangers. Michael enjoys sailing and holds an RYA Yachtmasters Offshore Certificate. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers and is also a Freemason.
ANN SINGLETON - Partner
Ann Singleton qualified in 1981 and joined Singletons Austin Ryder’s predecessors Wurzal, Singleton & Charkham in January 1986 having previously practised in Southgate and the City of London.
Ann specialises in commercial property and general litigation. She is a football enthusiast and a season ticket holder at Queens Park Rangers.
ROBERT SELWYN - Partner
After obtaining a distinction at the College of Law Robert joined the firm in 2007 as a trainee Solicitor and qualified in 2009. He became a Partner in 2011. He is involved with working with our elderly clients and those who are unable to manage their own affairs, all aspects of residential and commercial property work and wills and probate. Except for his time at university in Nottingham, Robert has always lived and worked in Enfield and has a strong local knowledge. Robert is a supporter of Arsenal FC, a keen Batman enthusiast, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers and enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. In 2016 The Times newspaper included Robert in a list of the top 175 solicitors.
SAMANTHA MARSH - Associate Solicitor
Samantha qualified as a solicitor in 2016 having joined the firm in 2014 as a trainee. Prior to this she obtained a First Class Honours degree in law before completing the Legal Practice Course. While studying, Samantha worked within residential care homes and is particularly interest in providing legal services for the elderly. Outside of work she undertakes dance classes in both ballet and jazz and has achieved her First Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate.
LEWIS CLEMENT - Associate Solicitor
Lewis Clement was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 2013 before qualifying as a solicitor with us. Lewis’ caseload mainly consists of general litigation and dispute resolution. Lewis has appeared as an advocate in the county courts, with a particular focus on landlord and tenant, and property disputes. As well as accepting instructions on most forms of litigation, Lewis also maintains a caseload in conveyancing and commercial contractual matters. When he is not in work, Lewis enjoys listening to contemporary jazz music (himself being a Bachelor of Music); playing squash and cricket for local teams; and riding his vintage Raleigh bicycle.
MICHAEL CLARKE - Senior Legal Executive
Michael is a Senior Legal Executive specialising in Family Law, including divorce and ancillary relief issues, cohabitation, civil partnership and children's issues.
He joined the legal profession in 1975 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1985 and is a Member of the Solicitors Family Law Panel.
Michael joined Austin Ryder & Co in 1992 and prior to this practised Family law at various North London firms. Michael is a football enthusiast and has for many years been an officer of Hinton FC who are based in Enfield and play in the Herts Senior County league.
CHRIS SINGLETON - Conveyancing Executive
Chris Singleton specialises in residential conveyancing, including sale and purchases, leases, transfers of equity, re-mortgages and 'right to buy' purchases from the local authority. Chris joined the firm in 1999 and has practised conveyancing for over 10 years. Chris is an ardent Tottenham Hotspur supporter, a motorsport enthusiast he spends much of the remainder of his spare time walking his Staffordshire bull terrier (Stella)
MATTHEW ALLAN - Trainee Solicitor
Matthew joined us in spring 2017 as a trainee solicitor, having obtained degrees in international politics (Aberystwyth) and human rights, focussing on public law (LSE). He worked as a litigation paralegal at two City firms whilst studying law, dealing with complex, high-value cases. He recently completed a two-year term on the Law Society Council as elected representative for trainee solicitors and law students. During this time he also served on the Society’s Regulatory Affairs Board and the Executive Committee of the Junior Lawyers Division of England and Wales.
When time zones permit, Matthew undertakes the thankless task of supporting his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. He enjoys running and squash now that he is too fragile for the contact sports of his glory days.
LIONEL ROGERS - Consultant (Non-Practising) - Office Mentor
Lionel Rogers qualified as a solicitor in 1967. Having graduated in law from Cambridge University he trained with the major city firm of Simmons & Simmons before joining the practice of Austin Ryder & Co with whom he was senior partner for many years. He has practised as a solicitor in Enfield since 1971, specialising in commercial and residential property and business transactions. Lionel played football and cricket over an extended period for Winchmore Hill CC. Aside from the law Lionel enjoys golf, his family and outdoor activities. Lionel passed away on the 24th August 2016 and is sorely missed by all involved with the firm
MARTIN MARRIOTT - Probate Executive
Martin joined Austin Ryder & Co in 1988 after working in the commercial department of a major firm of solicitors in central London for ten years.
He has extensive experience in personal injury and general litigation, conveyancing, landlord and tenant, and wills and probate and he now concentrates on private client work. Martin holds an honours degree in business law and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Martin retired in December 2016.