The Practice

Founded in 1980 by our Director, Charles Platel, CP Law Solicitors is a long-established firm of Solicitors in Wokingham, one of Berkshire’s most trusted law firms.

Over the years the practice has acquired a wealth of experience in all aspects of law but especially property and company law providing affordable and practical legal advice and legal services to the local business community and private individuals, including those needing assistance with employment law.

Our Berkshire employment law experts can assist employers by providing guidance on contract agreements, disciplinary procedures, and more.

Our law business premises, although based in Wokingham, expand further afield. We offer our expert legal services and sound advice in all legal matters, from commercial property matters to helping understand the conveyancing process. We provide a personal service and a professional service to all of our clients and are confidential about all legal matters, whether you need divorce solicitors, personal injury lawyers, employment law specialists or anything else.

CP Law Solicitors is a law firm and practice that can provide for almost all of your legal needs from your first house purchase to family law, to ensuring that any wishes you have made in your Will are carried out correctly. We offer a variety of legal services for businesses and individuals, so no matter your situation when it comes to wills, family or probate issues, we’re here to help you with specialised legal advice.

Through a close relationship with our clients, we hope to provide the highest standard of legal services and expert legal advice. Whilst it is our job to know the law, our clients should not feel antagonised or intimidated by it or the people that practice it.

List of Directors

Charles Platel

Director / Solicitor
T: 0345 241 3100

Lee Pashen

Director / Solicitor
T: 0345 241 3100

Emma Cox

Director / Chartered Legal Executive
T: 0345 241 3100

Natasha Swanton

Director / Licensed Conveyancer
T: 0345 241 3100

Michelle Machin-Jefferies

Director / Solicitor
T: 0345 241 3100

We have the following accreditations:


CP Law Solicitors have been awarded the Lexcel quality standard annually since 2002, proving we provide our clients with an excellent service. Lexcel is the Law Society’s independently assessed practice management standard only awarded to firms who achieve the highest levels of excellence in client care, case and risk management for all of their legal services in various fields, such as family law and employment law.


Lee Pashen of CP Law Solicitors has achieved Accredited Specialist status with Resolution – first for family law. Resolution is an organisation of lawyers and family justice professionals in our family law team who offer an impeccable service and believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law; disputes are dealt with in a way designed to preserve the dignity of our clients and encourage agreements. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is in charge of CP Law’s authorization and regulation and shows that we provide an excellent service to all of our clients. Our law firm is regulated

conveyancing quality

CP Law Solicitors was the first practice in Berkshire to secure membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process and have been successfully re-accredited for the second year. CP Law Solicitors underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status. This marks the practice as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process and deters fraud in the residential property market.

wills and inheritance quality

CP Law Solicitors are proud to be accredited with The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) which has been the mark of best practice for Wills and Estate Administration advice, since 2014. All members of our Private Client team have undergone the relevant training and adopted the protocol so that they maintain the highest standards of practice. For more information about WIQS please visit

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