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Meet the Wills & Probate Team

Melanie Dunton – Partner and Head of Private Client Department

Melanie joined the firm in 1986  initially working in all areas of the law. As the firm expanded she headed our Family Department and specialised in finance, pensions and mediation. She now heads our Private Client Department assisting clients with the financial aspects of wills, trusts, taxation and probate.

Linda CharmanLinda Charman – Solicitor

Since 1987 a general practitioner, partner and more recently a consultant in Central Bromley dealing with a broad range of legal issues including family, residential conveyancing and wills and probate. She is now part of our private client team.

Rae Broughton – Solicitor

Rae qualified as a solicitor in Reading in 1994. She has a range of experience in property and private client work. She joined Thomas Dunton in 2011 and now specialises in Wills, Probate and LPAs, Commercial Property and the sale and purchase of businesses.

Catherine CrabtreeCatherine Crabtree — Solicitor

Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and practised initially in the City of London. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation from the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)     and specialises in private client work.


Ovid BusetteOvid Busette – Solicitor

Ovid joined the team at Thomas Dunton in 2017. Prior to joining us, Ovid worked with national firms and organisations dealing with a mixture of personal injury, private client and commercial matters. On qualification as a solicitor in 2015, Ovid specialised in private client work including Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney.”

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What our clients say about us:

  • “We have both been impressed with your diligent and thorough conveyancing, highlighting issues with the property that had been missed during the previous sale”.

  • “Catherine Westcott truly helped us beyond her duty and was always there for us, going that extra mile made all the difference”.

  • “All very satisfactory, efficient and approachable. We now look upon Thomas Dunton as our solicitors”.

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service that you have provided. We will be recommending Thomas Dunton to our family and friends”. 

  • “Great patience and great deal of thought to ensure our Will achieved our complicated requirements. Thank you”.

  • “I found the staff I dealt with professional, practical and patient…helping to clarify matters and enabling me to take better informed decisions”.

  • “Wonderful and understanding of my circumstances. Guided me through the process and presented all the options in a way that I could understand”.

  • “Thank you for all your hard work. You have been amazing. I will forever be thankful that you were my solicitor”.

  • “The service was exceptional —  friendly, welcoming and sympathetic. I do not think that I could have received a better service anywhere else“.

  • “No words to express my gratitude to your amazing work and patience”.

  • “Thank you very much for the courtesy, care and efficiency which we have received from you and everyone we have dealt with at Thomas Dunton”. 

  • “Thank you so much for all your help for my family and I.  I am so very  grateful.  You’re  my little Christmas angels”

  • “What you all do for people is amazing. You should all be proud of yourselves for putting a little bit of light back in my life and I’m most certain that of others”

  • “The firm give their clients very detailed and clear advice in plain English.”

  • “Extremely friendly, did not feel that anything was too much trouble”.

  • “I received a very prompt, professional and caring service from you at a very sad and distressing time”.


  • “Thank you all for your amazing support throughout last year.  You really are a fabulous team”.


  • “It really was a hideous experience, but every time I got to the point I couldn’t breathe and I spoke to one of you, I felt instantly strong again”.

  •  “You made me giggle and reassured me whenever I was about to cry or hide in a cupboard, often picking up the phone to check I was ok – so very kind”.


  • “Vernon Hadida is by far the best solicitor I have ever dealt with.”

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service which I considered excellent value for money.”

  • “I was very happy with the service. I was always able to speak to somebody that could help me when I telephoned.”

  • “Thank you for all your work on my claim. I am extremely grateful for your assistance.”

  • “Thomas Dunton exceeded my expectations in terms of both service quality and value for money.”