Our People

Richard Thurmott

Commercial Manager
Specialises in asset and estate reunification for our corporate and public authority clients. Having worked for many years within and outside the Financial Services Industry, Richard brings a wealth of experience in business development and commercial management both in the UK and in Europe. Within his role he is responsible for relationship acquisition, client retention, governance and leadership.

Richard is also a registered member of the Professional Paralegal Register.

Lauren Geary

Team Leader & Senior Cases Manager
As well as being Team Leader for the researchers based in our Canary Wharf Head Office, Lauren holds a Probate Research Practicing Paralegal Certificate in her own right. Lauren is Regulated as a Tier 3 Paralegal and is working toward Tier 4 registration. Lauren draws on years of experience in the tracing and asset reunification industry to deliver a customer focused service to the highest possible standard. Specialising in historical genealogy research, Lauren is valued highly for her accuracy, tenacity, determination and her dedication to clients under her own and her team’s care. Lauren is always willing and happy to pursue our most challenging cases, both in the UK and Internationally. In 2017 alone, she has ensured clients all over the world have benefited from our service; acting as one of the lead relationship managers for our internal researcher colleagues and network overall.

Lauren is also a regulated member of the Professional Paralegal Register.

Marta Lukasz

Second Leader & Cases Manager
Marta is a professional Polish Genealogist and is based in our London Canary Wharf office. She has a background in linguistics and is multilingual. Her successes have taken her over Europe to personally meet her clients and establish a rapport with them, something she takes great pride in. Janina’s story is a great example of this. Marta’s success draws on her four years UK based genealogical research experience in asset re-unification. As Second Leader she supports the Team Leader in London, taking care of day-to-day team management with a focus on training, and performance monitoring. Marta is also a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal and Probate Researcher, accredited with her Practicing Paralegal Certificate.

Marta is also a regulated member of the Professional Paralegal Register.

Venetia Carpenter

Business Development Associate
Venetia is a qualified Chartered Secretary, a Member of the Association of International Accountants and a CEDR accredited Mediator. For more than 25 years, she has run her own Chartered Secretarial Practice acting as Company Secretary for a variety of companies and charities. Since September 2014, Venetia has worked with Treethorpe to promote the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility to colleagues and companies alike and offer solutions to the ever increasing need to reconnect with lost shareholders, clients and account holders.

Lorna Gallacher

Probate Researcher
One of our most experienced genealogist probate researchers and holder of a Practicing Paralegal Certificate for Probate Research, Lorna uses her knowledge to go back many generations to then progress to entitled beneficiaries of unclaimed assets or estates. She has a significant array of tools that she has accumulated since working in this field and is known for finding very abstract records that help build family trees; some dating back to the 1800’s, so that both her and her colleagues can identify and locate those living beneficiaries.

Lorna is also a regulated member of the Professional Paralegal Register.

Gemma Tame LLB

Cases Manager
Gemma joined Treethorpe as a law graduate from the University of Greenwich, having also completed the Legal Practice Course at the prestigious BPP Law School. As Cases Manager, Gemma continues to develop her case management skills within the Legal and Financial sectors. With her ability to maintain customer satisfaction to a high standard and her interpersonal approach, Gemma has become a valuable member of our London team and a pleasure to work with. Gemma is passionate about establishing a rapport with her clients and enjoys meeting them in person to discuss their family tree and her research. Gemma has acted as the Personal Representative where preferred, acting in the best interest for the estate. Gemma is a Tier 2 Registered Paralegal and Probate Researcher, working towards her Practicing Paralegal Certificate. Look out for ‘Mr P’s’ story; a story which encapsulates the high level of care and support Gemma provides her clients.

Gemma is also a registered member of the Professional Paralegal Register.

Caroline Styles

Senior Cases Manager
Caroline Styles joined the company in 2013 having attained a degree in History. Her promotion to Senior Cases Manager in 2016, recognized how she has solved some of our most difficult cases using her keen eye for detail, great client relationship management approach and her passion for history and genealogy. Her ability to connect to her the clients stems from her experience and down to earth personable approach. She has completed over 200 cases; with clients based in both in the UK and further afield. As of May 2017, Caroline achieved her much warranted recognition as a Tier 3 Registered Probate Researcher, being awarded the Probate Research Practicing Paralegal Certificate by the Professional Paralegal Register.

Caroline is also a regulated member of the Professional Paralegal Register.

Jonathan Dattani

Team Leader & Senior Cases Manager
Jonathan joined Treethorpe in 2014, demonstrating a passion for professional development, much enthusiasm and great initiative. As well as being Team Leader for the Cambridge Office, he has become a very experienced Probate Researcher and Estate Administrator and is a registered member of the Professional Paralegal Register. His professional record extends from; establishing and tracing entitled beneficiaries, arranging funerals and orchestrating property sales, discovering numerous historic and dormant assets, to personally acting as the Personal Representative on behalf of elderly and vulnerable clients. Having worked on a wide array of complex estate matters, Jonathan has become a highly valued member of the Treethorpe team; helping to develop individuals under his leadership and shape company policy. Look out for ‘Peter’s story’s’; a story which encapsulates the high level of care Jonathan provides the clients under his relationship management.

Jonathan is also a regulated member of the Professional Paralegal Register.

Elisha Frimpong

Business Administrator
Elisha joined Treethorpe in May 2018 as Business Administrator and is the company’s first apprentice.
Elisha takes great pride in her organisational skills — striving for nothing less than perfection. She is a friendly first point of contact at our London office who values client relationships and is always happy to help.

Rebecca McNaught

Cases Manager
Rebecca joined Treethorpe in July 2018 as a Cases Manager. Rebecca brings a wealth of customer service experience to our Cambridge office, following her many years as a Retail Manager. Rebecca is very hands-on and has a keen eye for detail. She enjoys conducting research into family trees to identify heirs to unclaimed estates and helping to reunite long lost families.