David Ross – Partner

David is head of the Commercial Property team and has over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of Commercial Property and Landlord and Tenant work. David is also a Notary Public.

David qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and has worked at Watkins Stewart & Ross since 1981.


Daniel Ager – Partner

Daniel is head of the Private Client team and undertakes work on Probate, Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney’s.

Daniel qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and joined Watkins Stewart & Ross in 2012


Sarah Simpson – Partner

Sarah is head of the Residential Property team carrying out all aspects of residential property and Landlord and Tenant work.

Sarah joined Watkins Stewart & Ross in 2004 qualifying as a solicitor in 2008.


Susan Driver – Probate Manager

Sue is a member of the Private Client team and undertakes work on Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney.

Sue has worked in this area of practise for nearly 40 years and joined Watkins Stewart & Ross in 2013.


John Annis – Probate Specialist

John started work in 1960 as an account clerk before moving to undertake probate work shortly thereafter, which he still does. John joined Watkins Stewart & Ross in the 1980’s.


Thomas Mowles – Trainee Ilex Member

Tom joined Watkins Stewart & Ross in 2015 and works in the Residential Property department undertaking all aspects of property work.

Tom is currently studying for his Ilex qualification.


Stephen Gilbey – Consultant

Stephen is a consultant with Watkins Stewart & Ross having retired from being a Partner in 2015. Stephen has been with the firm since 1977 and qualified as a solicitor in 1986.

Stephen works with the Probate Department and carries out all aspects of Probate work, specialising in the more technical Probates and complex Will drafting.


Richard Aldridge – Consultant

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and has been with WS&R since 2016. He has a commercial background of over 30 years in industry and concentrates on all aspects of commercial work (including employment, property, disputes and debt collection, etc.) and assists private clients with contentious work.