Legal firm expands with two new recruits

By Anita Jaynes on 21 October, 2015

Two new recruits have joined a team of Swindon-based specialist property lawyers.

Katherine Vargas and Danielle Mellor have joined the team at Hoffman Male, which specialises in property, and wills and probate. They will be based at the firm’s Bristol office at Aztec West, Almondsbury, which is about to move to larger premises within the same Regus-run complex.

Hoffman Male, whose head office is at Windmill Hill, West Swindon, has been established in the town for more than 35 years. It opened its Bristol branch in 2013.

A licensed conveyancer, Katherine’s career in law began after spending for more than 15 years in the merchant navy, which she left to start a family. Katherine, from Chepstow, then retrained as a property lawyer, and prior to joining Hoffman Male had been working at another practice within her home town.

“I have a lot of experience in conveyancing, particularly in property and land development, but I really wanted a new challenge,” said Katherine. “I am delighted to have joined Hoffman Male. They are very friendly, very professional and I like the way they offer a personal service to their clients.”

Danielle had been working at a solicitors’ firm in Ilfracombe but joined Hoffman Male when she relocated to Bristol. Danielle is a legal assistant, and hopes to train to be a licensed conveyancer.

She said: “I really enjoy it here, I feel very settled and am very much looking forward to moving to our new offices.”

Yvette Briggs, partner at Hoffman Male who runs the Bristol office, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Katherine and Danielle to the team. Our Bristol office opened two years ago, and we have been getting busier all the time.

“Katherine is a very experienced property lawyer, so began working with our clients as soon as she joined. Danielle has some great legal experience already and is very keen to progress her career.  They will both be a great addition to the team.”

For more details about Hoffman Male contact Yvette Briggs on 01454 202134 or Mary Hoffman on 01793 538198 or visit

Pictured above: Catherine Vargas, left, and Danielle Mellor – Hoffman Male