- Chris Kite
- Principal Solicitor
Chris Kite began his career in 1963 and started the practice in Bracknell in 1970. He is a generalist with experience in most fields of UK domestic law.
His caseload includes commercial disputes, sales and acquisitions, distribution and franchise agreements, computer contracts, landlord and tenant, employment, trusts, Wills, succession and probate.
In his limited spare time Chris races a Formula 3 car.
- Lauren Blackman (née Everest)
Lauren Joined Kite Griffin in 2014 as an Office Junior.
Lauren read Law at University before completing the Legal Practice Course and training contract simultaneously to enable her to qualify as a solicitor in June 2016.
Lauren has experience in a wide range of property matters including residential conveyancing. Lauren also has experience dealing with Wills and Probate.
- Katherine Lanzuolo
- Senior Legal Assistant
Katherine began working as an Office Junior with Kite Griffin in April 1999. Katherine quickly showed an aptitude for Wills and Probate and due to her wealth of experience now heads up our Probate Department.
Over the years she has successfully dealt with private client work ranging from straight forward Wills to multi-million pound estates. Katherine also handles Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Applications.
Katherine married her Italian husband in 2012 and they now have two children. When not at work, Katherine is usually acting as social secretary and taxi driver for the children!
- Lauren Saunders
- Charted Legal Executive
Lauren began working as an Office Junior with Kite Griffin in July 2015 and commenced a training contract in August that year. Since then, Lauren has achieved Fellowship status with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is a qualified Chartered Legal Executive.
Although Lauren studied Family Law and the Law of Wills and Succession in addition to Property Law, Lauren predominantly deals with conveyancing matters and has experience dealing with a range of different property. Lauren has a keen interest in rural and equestrian property.
- Deborah Kite
- Chartered Legal Executive
Deborah jointed Kite Griffin Solicitors in June 1999, as a residential conveyancer to assist in the Conveyancing Department, having qualified as a Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives (now known as The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) in Conveyancing and Probate on 17th August 1978.
Deborah continues to assist in the Conveyancing Department on a part-time basis.
- Donna Bullock
- Office Manager
Donna joined Kite Griffin Solicitors in March 1988, starting as an Office Junior and eventually moving up the ranks to become an Assistant Bookeeper and Legal Assistant and finally becoming Office Manager of the practice.
Donna works predominantly in assisting the Principal of the practice in matters dealing with Commercial Property; Company; Litigation; Employment; Debt Recovery, as well as matters pertaining to the management of the practice.
Donna, along with our other members of staff, is an integral part of the practice and an extremely valued member of the team.
- Rita Kaundun
- Trainee Solicitor
Rita joined Kite Griffin as legal assistant in April 2017 after successfully completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law. She has an LLB from the University of London and a BA in Hindi from the University of Delhi, India. Previously, Rita has worked as medical secretary at an NHS hospital for a year.
Before moving to the UK in 2008, Rita worked as journalist and newsreader on national television and radio in Mauritius for six years. She also worked as a secondary school teacher for three months.
Rita is also fluent in French, Hindi and her native Mauritian Creole. Rita is a mother of two boys and enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
- Chloe Seager
- Legal Assistant
Chloe joined Kite Griffin Solicitors in February 2022, as an office junior.
Chloe mainly assists the conveyancing department.
Outside of work, Chloe enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family.
- Leanne Everest
- Legal Assistant
Leanne joined Kite Griffin Solicitors in November 2021, as an administrator in the conveyancing department.
Leanne continues to assist in the conveyancing department on a part-time basis.
- Donna Everest
Donna joined Kite Griffin in 2019 on a part time basis to assist with the accounts administration.
Donna became an AAT qualified book-keeper at Technician level in 1999 and has enjoyed working in a variety of different book-keeping roles and environments since then
- Pixie Kite
- Head of Security
Pixie joined the team at Kite Griffin in 2017 as a part time junior meet and greet member.
Pixie has swiftly risen to Head of Security and her unique zest for learning is a quality admired by all.
Pixie’s hobbies are playing and relaxing.