Our People

Andrew Dixon

Andrew has been in practice for over 25 years. His specialisms include matrimonial financial disputes and family proceedings, personal injury claims, landlord and tenant issues and disputes over Wills and Estates but he has had long experience in most aspects of litigation. He is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and a member of Resolution, The Solicitors’ Family Law Association.

He is a keen but indifferent tennis player and is also seen less frequently on the squash court.

email Andrew: andrew@dixonstewart.com

Helen Stewart

Helen joined the firm in 1988 initially working out of the New Milton office but now based in Highcliffe.  She specialises in property matters, equity release, wills, tax planning, trusts, administration of estates, powers of attorney and court of protection.  Helen believes in delivering an experienced professional approach with care for her clients and the problems they face.

Outside of work she would like to profess prowess at golf (she practices a little) or proficiency at ski-ing (she goes every year) but really she likes nothing more than holidaying with her friends and family and walking her dog in the New Forest.

email Helen: helen@dixonstewart.com

Ben Ryan

Ben is the youngest and most ginger of the three partners, admitted as a solicitor in 1995, Ben became a Partner in 2004. He specialises in all aspects of residential and commercial property, both freehold and leasehold including the sale and purchase of businesses and lease extensions.

If you have any property related questions Ben will be delighted to talk matters over with you without obligation.

email Ben: ben@dixonstewart.com

Paul Moores

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and joined our Bransgore office in March 2012 where he specialises in wills, administration of estates, powers of attorney and court protection, as well as residential conveyancing (sales, purchases, transfers and mortgages of freehold properties). In his spare time, Paul enjoys swimming, eating out and playing the piano.

Natasha Kenway

Natasha qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and first joined our Highcliffe office in August 2014.

Natasha has specialised in Private Client work since 2006 and accordingly advises on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, administration of estates and Court of Protection matters.

Natasha is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

In her spare time Natasha enjoys spending time with her friends and family and running around after her very energetic little girl.

Anita Whelan

I am a Chartered Legal Executive with over 30 years experience in private practice dealing with Wills Probate Powers of Attorney and elderly client issues. I am keen to ensure I provide a good quality service for our more senior clients. I have a particular interest in matters affecting the elderly. I am an Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly having attained their Older Client Care in Practice Award last year. In my spare time I like walking with my dog, I like flower arranging and often enter competitions in floral art, I like spending time with my friends and family and I love being in the kitchen cooking and baking.

Jenny Eley


I first joined Dixon Stewart in 1995 on a part time basis whilst my children were young and I have now been working full time in the private client department of the past 15 years assisting with probate, drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney and I am not sure where all those years have gone! I enjoy meeting a variety of people who come and see us at Dixon Stewart, many of whom are worried about making a Will but leave realising it is not such a bad experience after all and they should have done it years ago! Outside of work I never tire of walking my four legged friend in our beautiful forest and coast.

Debbi Schaffer


“Debbi has ten years of conveyancing experience and is currently completing her qualifications as a legal executive

As a full time working mother of two energetic boys she admits to having very little free time for herself, but, when she can find some, she enjoys running and has a brown belt in karate.”


Sue Wheeler


I have over thirty years experience of working in the legal profession, the last fifteen dealing with probate, the management of client’s affairs and lasting powers of attorney. In my spare time I like to travel which has resulted in at least one client awarding me the nickname of Judith Chalmers.

Paul Turner


Despite having had the pleasure of dealing all aspects of domestic and commercial property transactions, including the sale and purchase of businesses, for the last 30 years, Paul would still prefer to be on the golf course trying to reduce his handicap.

Jocelyn Jewiss


I am a solicitor specialising in residential and commercial conveyancing. I also deal with the preparation of wills and have recently passed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Advanced Will Writing course with  flying colours. In my spare time I am a bit of a “yarn head” enjoying all kinds of handicrafts. I am often found with a pair of knitting needles close to hand.