LEEDS OFFICE 
Trading as Avery Walters Solicitors 
 
HARROGATE OFFICE 
Trading as Powell Eddison Solicitors 
 

The Avery Walters Team 

Andrew Parascandolo 
Managing Director and Commercial Solicitor 
 
Andrew has over 16 years’ specialist business experience in areas such as Employment Law, Company Commercial, Commercial Property and Dispute Resolution. Before entering the legal profession, Andrew studied for a degree in International Business and Languages and worked in industry abroad for several years. He then qualified as a Barrister, before transferring to work as a Commercial Solicitor. 
 
Andrew has vast experience of advising large retail clients, on strategic business issues. As well as undertaking business advisory work, he also regularly appears in Employment Tribunals and Civil Courts and conducts his own advocacy. 
 
Out of work, Andrew is Chair of the Leeds Property Association which is an Association of Landlords in the Private Rented Sector based in Leeds. In addition, he is a member of the National Residential Landlords Association Advisory board, the UK's largest membership organisation for private residential landlords. Andrew is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. 
 
In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his wife and children and enjoys going to the cinema, music concerts and on holidays abroad. 
Sara Parascandolo 
Accounts & Finance Director & Solicitor 
 
Sara is a qualified Private Client Solicitor, and she is also a business graduate with several years commercial experience. Sara is known for her attention to detail and love of numbers. 
 
In her spare time Sara loves spending time with her family, cooking and travelling as well as doing a bit of retail therapy. 
David Cartwright 
Personal Injury Solicitor 
 
He has spent his entire working career in law, specialising almost exclusively in Personal Injury Litigation. He has a wealth of legal experience in all areas of personal injury to include in particular Medical Negligence, Industrial Disease, Employment Accidents, Public Liability and Road Traffic Accidents. 
 
David recently settled a medical negligence claim for in excess of two million pounds but he feels equally satisfied when settling minor injury claims for just a few thousand pounds, particularly if it has meant him fighting to gain justice for his clients. 
 
He is a hardworking and conscientious solicitor, but outside the office he transforms into a regular bloke who loves having fun with his partner and two children. 
Sara Parascandolo
Laura Stafford 
Solicitor and Head of Private Client 
 
Laura is well known for her sensitive but friendly approach to her clients, putting them at ease when discussing potentially difficult topics. Laura is conscientious, thorough and provides pragmatic and cost-effective advice resulting in our clients coming back time and again for all of their private client requirements, and recommending Laura to their friends and loved ones. Laura is also known for expressing complex ideas in simple terms making the law accessible and user friendly for all of her clients. 
 
Laura is a Trust Estate Practitioner (TEP) STEP member and proud member of Solicitors for the Elderly, as well as a Dementia Friend.  
 
In her spare time Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends and enjoys good food, the outdoors and travel. 
Sarah Burrow 
Private Client Solicitor 
 
 
Outside of work Sarah enjoys days out with her family and is partial to an afternoon tea! 
 
 
 
 
Stefan Mangham 
Trainee Solicitor - Commercial Property & Litigation 
 
Stefan, having spent some time in the firm's Private Client Department, is now a Trainee Solicitor in the Commercial Property and Litigation Departments. Stefan has gained considerable experience working with senior staff and has become a great asset to the firm. Stefan has undertaken training as a Dementia Friend. 
 
When not at work Stefan likes to visit the gym and is a self taught guitar player with a liking for rock music. 
Ellie Evans 
Private Client Paralegal 
 
In her spare time, Ellie enjoys travelling to different countries, experimenting with cuisine and spending time with her family and friends. Ellie has undertaken training as a Dementia Friend. 
David Cartwright
Debbie Lacey 
Private Client Secretary 
 
Debbie enjoys the varied nature of Private Client and finds it particularly rewarding to assist people with their differing matters be it Wills, Powers of Attorney or estate matters. 
 
Debbie is an intregral part of the team managing the Private Client diary, appointments and provides updates to clients at what can be a difficult or stressful time. 
 
Debbie is a Dementia Friend. 
 
In her spare time, Debbie enjoys walking, keeping fit, travelling (when able) and loves animals. 
Claudia Tremonte 
Receptionist 
 
Claudia is Italian and moved to England when she was 21, she is fluent in both English and Italian. 
 
In her spare time Claudia enjoys socialising with her friends and family, travelling, cooking some traditional Italian dishes, watching sailing and reading, especially thrillers. She is also an avid Formula 1 fan. 
 
 
 
 
 
Julie Sheldon 
Licensed Conveyancer 
 
* Laura Stafford is the SFE accredited memberand a full member of STEP 
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