Lee Wilkins

Managing Director, Solicitor & Mediator

Lee trained at Paris Smith in Southampton, then following three years at Laceys in Bournemouth she established The Commercial Law Practice in 2006. Lee deals mainly with company, corporate, commercial law, commercial property and civil and commercial mediation.

Elizabeth Russ


After gaining an MA (Hons) from Oxford University,
Elizabeth qualified as a barrister specialising
in civil litigation and family work.
Subsequently re-qualifying as a solicitor,
she later undertook a Masters
in Socio-Legal research skills.
In addition to providing  litigation
expertise, Elizabeth also deals with
private client and property work.

Marielle Hemingway

Commercial Paralegal & Business Development

Marielle obtained her degree in commercial economics in the Netherlands and completed her academic education with a Masters of International Business Administration at Bournemouth University. She gained useful experience working for companies like BMW and Rolls Royce and has now joined the Commercial Law Practice to develop the business, implement marketing strategy and assist Lee with corporate and commercial transactions.

Sue Coleman


Accounts Manager

Sue started working for The Commercial Law Practice in 2009 as our Accounts Manager and PA to Lee. In addition Sue assists with conveyancing work having studied for and gained a BTEC qualification in conveyancing practice.

Ben Monksummers

Trainee Solicitor

Ben obtained his Law Degree at Bournemouth University in 2014 before graduating from Groningen University in the Netherlands with a Master’s Degree in European Law, specialising in international energy contracts and climate law. Ben joined The Commercial Law Practice in 2016 and is now a Trainee Solicitor with us. With a passion for shooting at national and international level Ben is, during his training, developing a specialist practice area in Firearms Law and Legislation.