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Temple Heelis

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 1Carlisle and surroundsHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Temple Heelis is a major presence in the Cumbrian legal market with offices in Ambleside, Kendal and Windermere. "Temple Heelis is a fine, traditional Lakeland firm of solicitors with modern offices and systems," observes a source, who also says that the firm is "bang up to date with expertise across the partners dealing with the constantly changing field of tax, financial and inheritance law."

Interviewees repeatedly praise the firm for its client service. One commentator says that "they offer a very efficient and reliable service with friendly staff," and another states that it is "a very professional firm with a local feel, offering high-quality advice."

Notable practitioners

Jamie Hamilton is managing partner at the firm and a notable private client solicitor who is known for his technical expertise. "Jamie is excellent at explaining complicated technical issues in a way that clients understand and appreciate," says a commentator. Another source says that Hamilton is "highly regarded and very personable. He also has a very good technical knowledge base."

Laura Priestley is "diligent, organised and professional," says an interviewee, who adds: "I can confidently recommend Laura to anyone knowing she will impress." Another sourcesays that she is "very efficient, technically excellent and also very clear in her explanations to clients." Priestley handles the full range of non-contentious private client matters and Court of Protection work.

Robert Kornas is "excellent – he has a clear, steady manner to reassure clients and a good knack of putting complex issues across in a way clients can take on board and understand," observes a source. Another interviewee describes Kornas as "technically strong and totally reliable." He leads the firm's private client services practice.

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Carlisle and surrounds

Private Wealth Law


Jamie Hamilton
Band 1
Laura Priestley
Up and Coming
Robert Kornas
Band 1