Clare de Banke

Managing Partner

Clare joined the Firm in 1999 and qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and initially specialised in Private Client and Employment work.

Clare became Managing Partner of Turner Coulston in 2007 when the Firm was expanding the business and building the extension to its Northampton office.  She had a leading role in the merger between Turner Coulston and Borneo Hughes Martell in December 2012 requiring involvement in 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.

Now overseeing compliance in the Firm and dealing with regulatory matters, strategy, marketing and recuitment, Clare works closely with the Firm’s Practice Manager, Helen Penny who undertakes the day-to-day management of it.

Clare’s interest in private client work remains and she advises and assists on wills and probate matters and powers of attorney.  She is a member of the Wills and Probate Department and 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 and this is particularly true in relation to her own client work where she delivers a friendly, professional and empathetic service to clients.

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

Our Team

Anna Fowler-Guest

Senior Solicitor

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

Anna Horrell


Anna specialises in Company Commercial work including commercial contracts, business sales and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. 

Ben Harling


Ben qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and joined the Firm in December 2014.

Carly Mitchell


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

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

Carol Behan

Conveyancing Executive

Carol joined the firm in 1988 as a legal secretary.  She then became a Conveyancing Assistant until 2003, when she took over the role as Conveyancer based in our Kettering Office.

Danielle Parles

New Build Conveyancer

Danielle has worked in residential conveyancing for over 10 years and specialises in new build purchases predominantly in the London and Birmingham areas.

Ella King


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

Francesca Lambert-Amaning


Francesca qualified as a solicitor in 2009. Since that time she has specialised in Family Law and over the years has gained a wide experience in all aspects of that area of the law.

Jessica Masters

Trainee Solicitor

Jessica is a second-year trainee undertaking her second seat in the Commercial Litigation team based in Northampton.


Jesse Bailey

Accounts Manager

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

Joanne Martin

Licensed Conveyancer

Joanne has worked in residential conveyancing since 1998 and qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2006.

Jordan Harrison


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

Katharine Dexter

Private Client Executive

Katharine specialises in advising clients on all aspects of wills and estate planning, from straightforward to more complex provisions. 

Mohammed Rahman


Mohammed qualified as a solicitor in 2007.  He joined the firm in 2019, bringing with him a wealth of experience in property law.

Peter Womack


Peter is a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor with over 16 years of practice in all types of litigation.

Tom Bodkin,

Associate Solicitor

Tom is an associate in our Commercial & Litigation Department based in the Northampton office.

Tim Vaughan

Consultant Solicitor

Tim specialises in commercial litigation and employment law.