Our Team

Richard Hazell – Senior Solicitor


Richard is one of the original founding members of Wiltshire Law Centre. He set up the law centre 38 years ago and specialises in all aspects of Housing Law. In November 2017, Richard was awarded the President’s Outstanding Achievement Award by Gloucester and Wiltshire’s Law Society and in March 2018 he was awarded a “Pride of Swindon” award.

Contact : richard.hazell@wiltslawcentre.co.uk

Forbes Robertson – Housing and Welfare Case Worker


Forbes has been with the law centre for 12 years. His specialities include illegal evictions, disability tribunals, and defending breaches of anti social behaviour injunctions.

Contact : forbes.robertson@wiltslawcentre.co.uk


Martin Kerr – Office Manager & Debt Advisor

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Martin has been at the law centre for eight years. He is the office manager as well as being our debt advisor and also organises our volunteer recruitment.

Contact : martin.kerr@wiltslawcentre.co.uk


Oby Okolo – Court Duty Solicitor


Oby has been with us for over four years. She provides the Court Duty representation in Basingstoke and Aldershot.

Contact : oby.okolo@wiltslawcentre.co.uk


Ashley Brown – Housing Solicitor 

Ashley joined us in September 2019 after working in the criminal law area in the public sector providing defence services in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts and expands our Housing team once more.

Contact : ashley.brown@wiltslawcentre.co.uk


Shanaz Qaddus – Book Keeper

Shaz performs the general accounting duties for Wiltshire Law Centre.

Our team of volunteers 

Reception and Admin support is provided by our invaluable team of volunteers currently Bob, Michelle, and Jaiden

Board of Trustees 

Kelly Jones, Helen Thompson, Nick Mellis, Phil McCabe, James Sexton & Judith Hawkins who provide advice and guidance to the Law Centre.

If you would like to support our work by becoming a volunteer as a Trustee on our Trustee Committee then we would love to hear from you