Acorn Solicitors are a friendly, local, family run firm based in Taunton and Street. We are well known for our specialist knowledge and personal style of working.
Our practice, rooted in the heart of Somerset, aims to provide a service where you and your family matter. We provide free consultations and when we have a greater understanding of your needs, we can often offer you a fixed price.
Acorn has a team of expert Solicitors all committed to offering our clients a personal, excellent service in a range of legal services. We have the local knowledge and the flexibility to help you in all aspects affecting family life.
Visit one of our Somerset Solicitors in Taunton or Street, for a FREE consultation or go to the Services page for more information.
David Sinclair - Partner (Taunton)
I am a Somerset resident, father of three and chair of Solicitors for the Elderly. In 2009 I was shortlisted for Young Lawyer of the Year in the UK. I am a Solicitor passionate about helping local people secure a top level legal service that is good value for money. Outside of the office I enjoy keeping fit and taking our dog George for long walks with my family. I also like following Bath in rugby and Arsenal in football (sorry if you support another team). I love being a Solicitor as I enjoy meeting people and being a trusted source for legal advice. As part of my role in running a local law firm I am passionate about raising funds for local charities and supporting our local economy. It's a privilege to work for older clients and I love hearing their stories and their wisdom.
Jill Sinclair - Partner (Street)
I am David's mother and have over 30 years of experience helping Somerset residents in legal issues. Whilst studying for my law degree, I managed to juggle bringing up two children! I am a Solicitor who likes to put my client’s at ease and really get to know them so that I can be in the best position possible to give them the sound advice they need. I will always do my best to explain complex legal issues in the simplest way possible. I like to put my clients first and will go out of my way to meet their needs and be the friendly face they can turn to.Outside of the office I enjoy trips away in my boat with my husband and my two dogs.
Rebecca Stone - Assistant Office Manager (Taunton)
I am the Assistant Office Manager as well as being in charge of marketing. I am also secretary to David and anyone else who needs me! Outside of the office I enjoy going to the theatre, good food and keeping fit (still working out how the last two fit together!).
Sally Ashford – Receptionist (Street)
I am the full time receptionist in Street. I love meeting and talking to our clients. I am always very busy and every day is different! In my spare time I enjoy country and coastal walks, gardening, photography, the theatre and spending time with my family, friends and pets.
Fiona Holloway - Solicitor (Street)
Being a full time mum and part time Solicitor can be challenging yet rewarding. I work with Jill Sinclair as an assistant for Probate Matters. I am dedicated to our clients and help to sort out problems swiftly.
Anna Giannetti - Legal Secretary (Street)
I am a legal secretary in our Street branch working with Jill and the team in the Conveyancing Department to help keep the transactions running smoothly. I enjoy chatting to the clients and will go out of my way to make sure the clients are satisfied with our services. When I am not in the office I like to be cooking up some delicious Italian cuisine!
Nicola Eveleigh - PA to Jill Sinclair (Street)
I am Jill's PA helping her out in most areas that she specialises in. I enjoy interacting with clients and making sure they are kept up to date with their transaction. When I am not in the office, I enjoy catching up with my daughter who currently lives away.
Laura Merrifield – Paralegal (Street)
I work as a Paralegal to assist Jill Sinclair and in support of my colleagues in the Probate Department. Outside of work I tutor Primary and Secondary aged children and enjoy restoring and painting furniture.
Shannon Winslade - Legal Secretary (Taunton)
I am David's secretary. I enjoy meeting new people and helping clients with any queries they may have. Outside of the office I enjoy socialising with friends and spending time with my nieces and nephews.
Jo Hiett – Legal Secretary (Taunton)
I am Neil’s secretary and help him out with all of his conveyancing matters. I enjoy interacting with the clients and updating them as their transaction progresses especially when giving clients the news that they are now proud owners of a new home! Outside of the office I love to spend time with my little family and watching my son grow up. I also love anything crafty from cross stitch to colouring in.
Leonie Merrifield – Probate Assistant (Street)
I work in the Street office and assist David and Jill with running the probate matters. I am also in the final stages of becoming a legal executive. Outside of work I like being outside walking, cycling and motorbikes.
Becki Sinclair – Receptionist (Street)
I am David's wife, a part time receptionist and a full time mum! I enjoy managing our busy reception and making clients feel welcome. Outside of work I like going for a coffee with friends and having days out with my family.
Neil Watson - Conveyancing Manager (Taunton)
I am a conveyancer with over 20 years experience in the Taunton area with many valuable connections with other professionals and clients in the community. I enjoy helping my clients through this stressful time making the conveyancing process as smooth as possible. I am very thorough and take my time over each case to make sure there are no hidden surprises. When I am not in the office, I enjoy a good game of golf and the odd fishing trip when I can!
Jo Swallow - Secretary to Neil Watson (Taunton)
I am also Neil’s secretary and I work from home. Working from home means I can enjoy my children growing up whilst helping Neil out in any way I can. When I am not busy typing I enjoy spending time with my family.