Karen Beevers


Karen’s first experience of EDS was work experience before joining fresh from Law School as a Trainee Solicitor in 1997. Since then Karen has practised exclusively in family work and has become locally renowned for her constructive, sensitive and practical approach to helping people move forward in their lives after experiencing a relationship breakdown.

Karen helps families to explore all options on separation and to focus on the future. As well as practicing as an experienced Collaborative Family Solicitor, Karen is also an accredited Family Mediator, able to work directly with children where appropriate.

Away from the office, Karen enjoys the outdoors and successfully completed both Edinburgh & London Marathons before discovering open water swimming.

Matthew Adams


Matthew joined EDS in 1999, shortly qualifying as a solicitor thereafter. Since then, his superb negotiation skills and attention to detail have made him a leader in the field of both personal injury and equal pay work, with experience of dealing with cases ranging in value up to £1 million.

Matthew’s caring and down to earth manner immediately inspire confidence and put people at ease.  

Away from the office Matthew has always enjoyed his sporting activities. He is a keen enthusiast of most sports, both participating and watching, with the Cheltenham Festival an annual favourite in his sporting diary.

Julie Bennett


Julie joined EDS in the spring of 2015 from a leading national firm where she had been working as a defendant personal injury lawyer, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. Julie became Partner at EDS in June 2018 and now heads up the firms thriving personal injury practise.

Under her supervision, the department has gone from strength to strength with the personal injury team providing help and support to clients who have suffered a wide variety of injuries.

Outside the office Julie enjoys boxing, strength training and spending time with her young family.

Charlotte Tizard


Charlotte’s journey into law and at EDS is one that is a real testament to her, and as to what can be achieved with determination, hard work and commitment.

Charlotte joined EDS in 2016 as an Assistant in the conveyancing department , having graduated in 2014, and having recently had her first child.

Charlotte combined her role at EDS with her ongoing studies to successfully complete her LPC while working full time, and commencing her training contract after returning from maternity leave.

Successfully completing her training contract in August 2020, Charlotte has undoubtedly found her niche in childcare work and has become very quickly renowned in her area of work.