Frettens Promote Two Associates

Frettens Solicitors are delighted to announce that Michelle Petersen and Niki Adkins have been promoted to become Associates at the firm.

Michelle Petersen

Michelle Petersen has been at Frettens since 2014, initially in the Residential Conveyancing Team as an Executive and managing a team of conveyancers before moving into Commercial Property, working on all types of commercial leases, refinancing and property development.

When the firm’s Ringwood office was being planned, Michelle became a natural choice to move back into Residential conveyancing. Living just outside of Ringwood, she has local knowledge and established contacts with property agents in the area. Michelle also handles plot sales, providing invaluable assistance when dealing with new build properties.

Niki Adkins

Niki Adkins was recruited in 2017 to establish a leasehold specialist division at Frettens. With excellent experience and contacts, she quickly built up an extremely busy caseload, gaining recommendations from property agents and surveyors across the region.

Niki’s expertise is in residential lease extensions, lease assignments, lease renewals and buying the freehold of flats and apartments. She has already been able to recruit and train a Paralegal to assist with demand for this highly specialised area of work.

Expert guidance through a property transaction

Clare Hallett, a Partner and Head of the Residential Property Team, says “Both of these lawyers provide a friendly and approachable service and expertly guide our clients through often complex and challenging property transactions. They have earned their promotions and we, as a partnership, are delighted to be able to recognise them both for their hard work and dedication.

“Buying or selling a property, or extending the lease, is an emotional investment as well as a huge financial investment for each client. The feedback from Michelle’s and Niki’s clients demonstrates that they expertly assist people in navigating that journey and both lawyers are shining examples of delivering the high-quality service that clients expect from Frettens”.


Frettens Solicitors offices in Christchurch and Ringwood are full of enthusiastic people with personality and strong experience who provide a full range of specialised legal services to private and business clients.

Our Conveyancing Team and Lease Extension Team, also cover Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest. If you have any questions, you only have to ask us at Frettens. Please call 01202 499255 and Michelle or Niki or their team, will be happy to chat about your situation and your particular requirements.