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About Us

Meet the A. A. Holmes Team

KATE PERRY - Managing Director
(Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)

I qualified as a Lawyer in 2002 under the supervision and training of Antony Holmes. I specialise in the areas of Will drafting, Probate and Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. I joined the practice in 2001 and am Head of the Private Client Department and Managing Director of the Firm. I have over 24 years of experience in the Private Client Sector and I am passionate about advising and guiding my clients. Outside of work I enjoy training and competing my dressage horses.


I joined A A Holmes on 1st May 2021 as a Property Solicitor specialising in residential property with over 17 years’ experience in conveyancing. I advise you on all aspects of your conveyancing transaction whether you are buying a property as a home or as an investment. As well as conveyancing, my work portfolio is made up of commercial property transactions; agricultural property and land sales, purchases and transfers; re-mortgages; and re-financing your property portfolio. I often assist Management Companies in looking after leasehold properties and my geographical workload is made up of properties all over England and Wales.

My clients are individuals or companies that appreciate a high level of service. I understand that the most important aspect of my role in your transaction is to keep you informed of progress and provide you with as much information about your property or land in order that you can make the best decision for your transaction.

My interests outside of work are in theatre and performance. I enjoy walking and talking or being on the water, sailing and kayaking.

BARBARA HERLIHY (Receptionist/Secretary)

Barbara joined the firm in 2010. She is always on hand to meet and greet our clients whether face to face or on the telephone. Barbara also provides vital secretarial support to the Private Client Department. She will direct you to the relevant department or assist you with your enquiries. In her spare time Barbara enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

CHRISTINE TURNER – Private Client Assistant

CHRISTINE is an experienced legal secretary and is a Fellow of the institute of Legal Secretaries and PA’s. She has worked for the firm since August 2013, working as secretary/assistant to Kate in the Private Client department. In her spare time Christine enjoys holidays on the Jurassic Coast and spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Christine Austin - Probate Practitioner and member of STEP

I joined the firm on 21st June 2021. I have many years’ legal experience, having worked for law firms for 35 years. I am a probate practitioner having recently gained qualifications through the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (“STEP”). I have also previously studied law with the National Association of Licenced Paralegals as well as the Open University. Currently, my studies continue with STEP and I am working towards becoming “TEP” qualified by next year. My specialist field is estate administration and I am also happy to assist with wills and lasting powers of attorney.
Outside of the office I like to keep fit by cycling, walking and various exercise classes. I am keen on the theatre, films and music of all genres and enjoy exploring antique shops, charity shops, old castles and am particularly partial to a cream tea!

ANNA JANCEY (Conveyancing Secretary/Assistant)

Anna joined the firm in 2013 on a part time basis. She has many years of experience within the conveyancing sector and provides support and assistance to the conveyancing team. In her spare time Anna enjoys walking.

History of the firm

Antony A Holmes Solicitors was set up in November 1989 by Antony Holmes, a sole practitioner. Kate Perry joined the practice as a Trainee Legal Executive in April 2001. Kate became a Partner and head of the Private Client Department in 2010. In September 2012 Antony Holmes retired from the practice and Kate became the Managing Director of the firm. In May 2021 Sarah Campbell joined the firm as a Director.

Kate and Sarah are experienced lawyers who strive to bring a high quality, professional yet friendly service to our local community and surrounding area.


A A Holmes Solicitors is the trading name of A A Holmes Limited, Company No:10085890 registered in England & Wales, the registered office of which is Croft House, Childswickham Road, Broadway, Worcs, WR17 7HB.

This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under registration number 628885 and is VAT registered with VAT number 237 4364 02.

Any reference to partner in relation to a firm means director of the Company or an employee or consultant of equivalent standing and qualification.