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Paul Granville - Senior Partner 


Paul Granville was born in Cornwall in 1960.  After graduating from Reading University and completing his Law Society finals he served his articles at Carlyon & Son.  Paul became an assistant solicitor at Carlyon & Son in 1984 and a Partner in 1987 before becoming senior Partner in 1996. 

Paul’s special interests are Probate, Tax, Commercial Business Transactions, Personal Injury Litigation and Family and Divorce matters.  For a number of years he served on the Law Society personal injury panel.  He has also in the past acted as Assistant Deputy Coroner.

Paul is married to Julie and has two adult children. He has assisted various charitable organisations over the years. In such spare time as he has, he has been known to enjoy the occasional glass of red wine, socialising and swimming.

Paul's email address is He is assisted by his assistants Annique (whose email address is and Andrew (whose email address is


Katrina Nicholls (nee Granville) - Partner



Katrina was born in Truro and is a former pupil of Richard Lander School in Truro and Truro College. Katrina went to the University of the West of England in Bristol to read law and to obtain her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Katrina joined Carlyon & Son with John Rabey & Co in 2006 and qualified as a solicitor in 2011.

Katrina works within the Property and Probate teams. 

Katrina works within the Conveyancing Team and specialises in sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and shared ownership purchases/sales for residential properties together with commercial property transactions.

Katrina also specialises in Private Client and Wills and Probate matters and deals with all aspects of Will drafting, estate administration and Lasting Powers of Attorney. 

Outside of work, Katrina is an active member of the Cornwall Junior Lawyers Division and enjoys reading, travelling and socialising with friends and family, especially her lovely husband Richard. Katrina is also the very proud Auntie of her nephew Jaxx!

Katrina's email address is She is assisted by her assistant Sam whose email address is


    Emma Baker - Office Manager


Emma was born in Sussex and moved to West Cornwall in 1985 where she attended Cape Cornwall School.

Emma has been working at Carlyon & Son with John Rabey & Co since 1994 and is our office and accounts manager.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and her one-eyed cat! 

Emma’s email address is




Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, number 72729

Partners - M. Paul Granville LL.B and Katrina M. Nicholls

78 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2PZ      Tel: 01872 278641

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