Clare de Banke

Managing Partner

Clare qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and initially specialised in Private Client and Employment work.

She became Managing Partner of Turner Coulston in 2007 when the Firm was expanding the business and building the extension to its Northampton office.  She then had a leading role in the merger between Turner Coulston and Borneo Hughes Martell in December 2012.  This involved the legal merger of the two firms as well as directing the physical relocation of personnel, the rebranding, marketing and IT and telecommunications projects. 

Clare continued as Managing Partner following that merger and the firm has continued to expand; notably in 2020 when following the closure of another local firm, Borneo Martell Turner Coulston were joined by its staff.  More recently, she oversaw the planning and move from the firm’s existing offices in Kettering to new premises. which provide modern and easily accessible space for staff and clients.

This has been complemented by the investment in new technology and work practises that has taken place since the start of the pandemic which has enable Clare and the team to improve efficiency and to continue to offer the full range of legal services despite the challenges presented by Covid-19.

Clare continues to oversee compliance in the Firm and dealing with regulatory matters, strategy, marketing and recruitment and works closely with the finance and administration team to ensure the smooth day-today running of the offices.

Clare has maintained an interest in private client work and over the years she has been the driving force behind the Firm’s efforts to obtain and retain Law Society accreditation under the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme.  One of Clare’s focusses across the Firm has been on providing an excellent standard of client care  so that clients receive a friendly and professional service.

Outside work, Clare reads, bakes, going to the theatre, socialising with friends and spending time with family.

Our Team

Annabel Campbell

Annabel Campbell


Annabel qualified as a solicitor in 2019 and joined the commercial property team at Borneo Martell Turner Coulston in June 2023

Anna Fowler-Guest


Anna provides specialist advice on will drafting, estate planning, declarations of trusts, discretionary trusts, lasting powers of attorney and probate administration services

Annette Collins

New Business Manager

Annette has been with the firm since 2001 when she joined us as a conveyancer at our Northampton office. 

Carly Arthur

Head of Commercial Property

Carly qualified as a solicitor in 2004 having completed her training contract at highly regarded commercial firm, Allen & Overy

Carly Mitchell


Carly joined Borneo Martell Turner Coulston Solicitors as a Paralegal in May 2017

Carol Behan

Conveyancing Executive

Carol is a Conveyancer based in our Kettering Office

Connor Williams

Senior Legal Executive

Connor has spent all his career in the legal profession – he has dealt with a very wide range of matters and can advise on all aspects of relationship breakdown and family law

Danielle Parles

New Build Conveyancer

Danielle works in the Conveyancing department and specialises in new build purchases.

Ed Fowler

Consultant Solicitor

Ed specialises in all aspects of property law as well as company and commercial matters. 

Ella King


Ella deals with regional and national freehold and leasehold sales, freehold purchases, re-mortgages, and transfer of equity transactions

Jaime Cole

Conveyancing Assistant

Jaime joined the firm in October 2022 as an assistant in the residential conveyancing department in Northampton

Jesse Bailey

Accounts Manager

Jesse joined the firm of Turner Coulston in 2008 as an Accounts Assistant

Jessica Masters


Jessica is a Solicitor in the commercial litigation team based in Northampton


Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison

Licensed Conveyancer

Jordan deals with all aspects of the conveyancing process including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and new build purchases

Kim Miles

Conveyancing Assistant

Kim is an assistant to Carol Behan in our residential conveyancing department

Lisa Fox

Lisa Fox

Conveyancing Assistant

Lisa is an assistant to Joanne Martin in our residential conveyancing department

Michael Osborne


Michael advises on Wills, Inheritance Tax, Estate administration, Trusts and Powers of Attorney

Natasha George

Conveyancing Assistant

Natasha joined the Firm’s busy conveyancing department in Northampton in the summer of 2023 as an assistant

Shannon Carpenter


Shannon joined the firm in January 2023 as a newly qualified solicitor at our Northampton office in our private client team

Sarah Halford

Conveyancing Assistant

Sarah is an assistant in our residential conveyancing department 

Tariq Ahmad

Tariq Ahmad

Legal Executive & Head of Family

Tariq qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2008, having had a previous career as an engineer in the lift industry.

Tim Vaughan

Consultant Solicitor

Tim specialises in commercial litigation and employment law

Tessa Collins

Tessa Collins

Conveyancing Assistant

Tessa is an assistant to Joanne Martin in our residential conveyancing department