Meet The Team

Litigation team

Meet the team

Keith Betts

Managing Director
Solicitor Advocate
07740 257476
Keith has been working in the legal profession since 1988, originally qualifying as a Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives before completing his qualification as a solicitor at the University of West of England, Bristol.

Keith is a Higher Court Advocate (Criminal) and appears regularly in the Crown Court. He has successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal before The Lord Chief Justice on a number of occasions and with over 20 years of experience in Criminal Litigation, he is a Specialist Fraud Panel Supervisor.

Robson & Co are qualified to help you with all your legal needs. Ring our office in Hythe or Ashford today.
Call 01303 264 581

Lisa Fitzgerald

Company Director
Qualification Degree Law (University of Leicester).
LPC (College of Law London).
Training contract at Robsons.
Admitted as a solicitor December 2003.
Area of work:- Wills, LPA s and Deputyship applications. Administration of estate. Able to see client in the office or at their home if they are not able to come to the office.

Sophie Wakelin

Company Director
Sophie obtained her law degree at the University of Kent at Medway with first class honours in 2008, and then attended the College of Law in Guildford in 2009 where she completed the Legal Practice Course. Sophie then worked at a local Ashford firm before securing her training contract at a small firm in Maidstone where she then qualified as a Solicitor in October 2013.
Sophie joined Robson & Co in 2013. Sophie is the Head of the Conveyancing Department at Robson & Co and specialises in the following areas:
• Residential sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold properties
• Buy to let sales and purchases
• Transfers of Equity • Lease extensions
• Remortgages
Sophie offers client's a friendly and personal service as well as providing good local knowledge. Outside the office Sophie enjoys all countryside pursuits and spending time with her family.

Donna Trewerne

Company Director
Licensed Conveyancer
I first worked as a Conveyancing Secretary almost 30 years ago. After working in all areas of law over the years, conveyancing was always my passion. Whilst commuting to London on a daily basis, I decided to enrol on a distance learning course with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. After much hard work and commitment I finally qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2007.
My passion for conveyancing has not dwindled and in my previous firm I won two Client Care Gold Awards, recognising my commitment and consistent positive feedback received from my clients. I continue to thrive in the sometimes stressful, but mainly enjoyable World of modern conveyancing. I always make myself available to speak with clients and third parties to assist in the smooth running of matters and my no-nonsense approach assists in managing expectations.
Away from the office, I am a huge Formula 1 fan and enjoy attending the theatre and cinema and spending time with family and friends. My ideal Saturday night however will find me enjoying a good bottle of red in front of the telly

Libby McCutcheon

Solicitor
Libby qualified as a Solicitor in 1993, having undertaken her training contract with Furley Page in Canterbury. After qualification she joined Rochester Upon Medway City Council as an Assistant Solicitor specialising in commercial property, compulsory purchase and regeneration schemes most notably working on the Rochester Riverside project.
In April 1998 she took up the position of Planning Solicitor at Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council which covered all aspects of development control advice, planning policy and planning appeals, moving to Kent County Council in 2002 to obtain further experience in highway law and work on major development projects across the County.
Libby specialises in all aspects of planning law, covering the full range of development control and planning policy issues including residential, commercial, retail, listed buildings and conservation areas. Her experience also encompasses a wide range of other public law work. She has particular expertise in planning and highways agreements.

   Cathy O’Mahoney

     Mediation
We can offer an affordable family mediation service in Hythe for anyone going through a separation or divorce. Our services include: helping you to work out the best way forward; assisting parents to work out what is best for their children; helping you both to find workable and practical solutions for property and financial matters; and helping you both to keep things as amicable as possible during very difficult times. We offer a legal aid service for those on benefits or low incomes.

Alison Cook

Family Law
After a few years working for a large company. I decided on a career change and studied for a law degree at the University of Kent. I completed my training with a Kent firm and qualified in 2000.
I have always specialised in family law; my practices include divorce and finances, children, injunctions, cohabitee disputes and special guardianship.
I have two children and therefore spend a lot of time watching cricket, football and rugby from the sidelines! I also enjoy walking my dog, have an interest in all things equestrian and go to the occasional concert or theatre.
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