About Us

We are sponsors of Wellingborough Town Football Club, the Wellingborough Rotary Club Music Festival and the golf day for the Charity ‘Away with Pain’.

Keith Ryan

Having worked in Wellingborough and East Northants for over 20 years, Keith is a respected local solicitor with extensive experience in civil disputes and employment issues, including personal injury work, probate disputes, breach of contract claims, landlord & tenant disputes, boundary disputes and employment tribunal claims.

Keith has a strong interest in the history of the Scottish borders, having been born in Berwick-upon-Tweed. His 2015 book, Bloody Berwick, is a history of the town during and after the Wars of Scottish Independence, when the town changed hands regularly between Scotland and England.  He is also a regular contributor to John Mackay Wilson’s Tales of the Borders, the 5th revival edition of which was published in October 2018.  Have a look at www.bloodyberwick.com and www.wilsontales.co.uk

Ann Frost

As a private client lawyer practising in Northampton and Wellingborough for over 40 years, Ann has unrivalled experience as a solicitor specialising in Probate, estate administration, the preparation of Wills and Trusts, Inheritance tax planning.  Additionally, she has expertise in property matters and older client issues, including asset protection.

Ann is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section and a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner. Since 2004 she has also practised as a Notary Public (www.thenotariessociety.org.uk).

Outside of work, Ann is a season ticket holder at Northampton Town Football Club, having been a supporter through good times and bad for over 48 years.

Stephen Wood

Stephen practises as a consultant solicitor in dispute resolution.  He was Called to the Bar in 1998 and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2002. He has considerable experience representing businesses and individuals in employment claims (including settlement agreements and employment tribunal matters) and civil disputes (including contentious probate claims, business and shareholder issues, landlord and tenant disputes, contractual disputes and personal injury claims).  In 2017 Stephen studied at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.

Stephen is also an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator (2011), an ADR Group Accredited Workplace Mediator (2013), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and a member of the Civil Mediation Council.  He has undertaken over 50 mediations.  Stephen was a judge at the INADR’s International Law School Mediation Competitions in 2017 (at Strathclyde University), in 2016 (in Athens) and in 2015 (in London). Stephen also represents clients at mediations as a mediation advocate.  Stephen’s broad civil and commercial dispute resolution experience helps him mediate and represent clients at mediations effectively on a wide range of civil and commercial mediations.

In 2017 Stephen was appointed as a Chairperson for the Valuation Tribunal of England, which hears appeals regarding non-domestic (business) rates and Council Tax.


Frances Ryan

Having graduated in 2014 from Warwick University with a First Class Honours Degree in Classics and subsequently obtained a Graduate Diploma in Law, Frances is our most recently qualified solicitor.  She works between our Ryan & Frost office here in Wellingborough and SP Law office in Northampton.  She specialises in residential conveyancing, Wills and Probate and the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Latest news

  • SP Law inc Martin Adams & McColl were nominated and shortlisted for “Small Firm of the Year” at the Northamptonshire Law Society Awards 2015 and won the category in 2016. A big thanks to all our clients and our team!

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  • SP Law has joined Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s local giving circle, Northamptonshire 100. SP Law is able to win the trust of individuals as well as commercial organisations throughout the area of Northampton, Milton Keynes, Sywell, Wellingborough, Rushden and Kettering. Naomi Butters, Fund Development Manager at the Foundation, congratulated SP Law for joining as N100 members. SP Law is in good […]

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  • “Sundip Patel was friendly and supportive at a time when I needed clear and direct advice for my divorce proceedings.  I found that his wealth of experience and an understanding of people, negotiation and the law, meant that he put me in the strongest position to make the choices I wanted to, in the right […]

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  • “I would like to say a huge thank you for all you have done for me in the sale of my house. I hasn’t been an easy few months and could not have got it completed without your help! Many many thanks, Annabel & Claudette!” –          Mr M.B  Feb 2017

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Solicitors & Commissioners for Oaths – Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SP Law incorporating Martin Adams & McColl Ltd is registered in England & Wales with Company No 8942695. A full list of directors is available for inspection at the registered office at 110 Whitworth Road, Northampton NN1 4HJ. Service by fax or email is not accepted.

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