Heslop & Platt is a trading name of Ashtons Legal

Meet the team

Barbara Heslop is a Partner at Ashtons Legal and leads the French Law team in Leeds.

Barbara, a well known expert in the field of French property law works together with our experienced consultant solicitor John Kitching, our associate solicitor Fabienne Atkin, and paralegals Helen Fullerton, Morgan Fraux, Marion Tapin and Richard Munro to provide English speaking clients with a wide range of French legal advice; we are all fluent in written and spoken French. Zornitsa Ledlie completes the team.

Barbara Heslop

Barbara is a Partner at Ashtons Legal and leads the French Law team in Leeds. She is an English qualified solicitor who studied French law at the University of Grenoble in France and has extensive experience of both English and French property law and procedure.

Barbara Heslop
John Kitching

John Kitching is a Solicitor who has spent the last 17 years specialising in French law. John studied law at Sheffield Hallam University and l'Université de Paris XII. John has particular expertise in UK and French probate, succession and estate planning.

John Kitching
Fabienne Atkin

Fabienne is a French national and a qualified solicitor. She graduated in European and Business Law in France and gained a MA in Business Law in the UK. Fabienne has practised law for over 10 years and gained experience in property matters working for leading UK insurers.

Fabienne Atkin
Helen Fullerton

Helen is a law graduate and studied French law at the University of Nantes in France. Helen has been with Heslop & Platt for ten years and is a senior paralegal with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Helen Fullerton
Marion Tapin

Marion is a French national and French law graduate from the Université of Caen. Marion also completed a course in notarial law and worked for 5 years in a French Notaire‚Äôs office in Normandy before moving to the UK 2 years ago. Marion works alongside Barbara Heslop.

Marion Tapin
Richard Munro

Richard is a Law with French Law graduate from the University of Leeds and also spent a year studying at the Université Jean Moulin III in Lyon. He works closely with Fabienne Atkin and is a fluent French speaker having grown up in France.

Richard Munro
Zornitsa Ledlie

Zornitsa is our Office Manager in Leeds. She graduated in Law, Economics and Management at the University of Toulouse and is a French/Bulgarian national. She is an experienced administrator and deals with a wide range of accounts and administrative tasks for the firm.

Zornitsa Ledlie
Morgan Fraux

Currently on maternity leave.

Morgan Fraux