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Meet the team

Sarah Lawler ACII APFS


Sarah's Profile

Sarah has over 35 years’ experience in financial services having started working for the Woolwich Equitable Building Society at the age of 17 and holds the coveted Chartered Financial Planner accreditation. As the Director and owner of LawlerDavis, Sarah has now stepped away from much of her client work and instead focusses on the running of the business. Sarah heads up our Investment Committee and is also the Compliance Officer for the company.

Outside of work, Sarah is married with two sporty teenage sons and much of her time is taken up watching them play either rugby or football. She also enjoys kayaking, travelling and spending time with her cocker spaniel.

Sue Collingwood

Compliance & Ops Manager

Sue's Profile

Sue has a background in IT and worked for a local building company providing IT Support and hardware installations, and as Service Delivery Manager looking after all aspects of IT systems support countrywide before taking redundancy when the firm restructured. Sue joined LawlerDavis in 2014 as an administrator on a temporary basis and has never left. She has since become Compliance and Operations Manager, working closely with Sarah to make sure everything runs smoothly in the office.

Outside of work, Sue is married with children and grandchildren and loves spending time with family and friends. She also loves to travel to as many foreign destinations as possible.

Les Marriott DipPFS

Financial Planner

Les's Profile

Les has over 30 years’ experience in financial services. Starting off working at large national insurance companies in Brighton and Central London, Les moved over to the Independent Financial Adviser sector some years ago and now deals with pensions and pension transfers, investments, inheritance tax planning, and personal and business protection. He has a number of clients that have been with him for many years, giving testament to the ethos of LawlerDavis of Personal Professional Planning. He is able to help clients understand the issues in a jargon-free friendly way and is an integral part of the team.

Outside of work, Les is married with a son and daughter, and is a keen swimmer and runner. When not busy Les enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing the piano.

Anna Barr FPFS

Senior Paraplanner

Anna's Profile

Anna is a Chartered Practitioner and holds all the qualifications required to be an Independent Financial Planner but chooses to work more behind the scenes, carrying out research and technical analysis. Anna is the longest standing team member, having joined us in 2012 after working previously with Sarah and Colin. Anna has worked in financial services since 1998 and provides invaluable support to clients and advisers alike with a wealth of technical knowledge.

Outside of work she is married with one grown up son and enjoys walking and riding her motorbike, both in this country and abroad.  She has a passion for classical music and plays the piano in her spare time.

Oliver Brett DipPFS

Financial Planner

Oliver's Profile

Oliver joined us in 2016 as an apprentice after studying A levels in Mathematics, Business and Economics at college. Since joining he has completed a number of exams allowing him to successfully obtain his Diploma in Financial Planning and he is now a fully qualified Financial Planner. Oliver offers advice on a wide range of areas including pensions, investments, protection and estate planning. He is now continuing to work his way through his Chartered Insurance Institute exams with a goal of achieving chartered status.

Outside of work he enjoys hiking, cooking, playing board games with friends as well as spending time with his family including his four nephews and two nieces.

Tania Ringshall


Tania's Profile

Tania started worked in the banking industry in 1985 straight from leaving school. She has worked for various high street banks and building societies during this time and has completed various job roles during this time, including a Financial Adviser, Mortgage Consultant and a Branch Manager. Following redundancy in 2018 she joined the team at LawlerDavis bringing a huge amount of knowledge and experience with her.

Outside of work she likes rummaging in junk shops and boot fairs searching for collectables and loves her foreign holidays. She has also completed a massage course at Twickenham University and the whole team looks forward to reaping the benefits of this.

Colin Davis

Co-founder (Retired)

Colin's Profile

As a founding partner of LawlerDavis Colin worked for over 35 years in finance and accounts with around half of this spent in the financial services industry. Initially working for a large national insurance company, Colin practiced as an independent financial adviser for over 15 years, where he specialised in investments, trusts, IHT planning, tax mitigation, group pensions, pensions in divorce and retirement planning.

Now fully retired, Colin spends his time with his family, on the golf course or following Brighton and Hove Albion where he is a season ticket holder. He is also motor racing enthusiast and is an active member of Senlac Rotary Club and is involved with a number of local charities.

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The Avenue
East Sussex. BN21 3YB

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