Philippa studied psychology at Oriel College, Oxford before transferring to law as a post-graduate. She then trained at a London law firm and qualified as a solicitor in 1999.

Since qualification, Philippa has worked as a solicitor in and around Oxford, including 7 years with a major local firm formerly based in Woodstock.

Philippa specialises in Wills, probate and inheritance tax planning.

In addition to being a solicitor, Philippa is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Philippa lives in Stonesfield and enjoys horse riding and DIY.

M: 07796 267 953


Derek’s qualified as a solicitor after a career in retail banking. He worked for local law firms in Kidlington and Witney before setting up Woodstock Solicitors with Philippa Rumary in 2014.

Derek is a graduate of both the University of Manchester and Oxford Brookes University and has a masters degree in private international law.

Derek specialises in powers of attorney, Court of Protection work and probate.

Derek lives in Witney and enjoys cooking and spending time with his young family.

M: 07557 919 120

SOFIA GALIC– Solicitor

Sofia qualified as a solicitor in 2008 after studying law at university. She trained at a local Oxfordshire firm and has since worked at both local and regional sized firms in and around the county.

Sofia specialises in Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Sofia is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is currently undertaking the STEP qualification. Sofia is multi-lingual, speaking intermediate French and Italian and fluent Croatian.

Sofia lives in Oxfordshire and in her spare time enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures. When Sofia is not flying somewhere, you may see her riding around on her motorcycle.

AILEEN WATSON – Office manager

Aileen has spent over 20 years working in administration, which include roles in interior design, a primary school and a German laundry system manufacturer.  Thereafter, she moved into the legal sector where she commenced work as a legal assistant at an Oxfordshire firm.

Aileen joined Woodstock Solicitors in 2017 as the Office Manager.

Aileen enjoys a good night out at the movies, all things vintage including vintage car events. When Aileen is not knee deep in paperwork at the office she loves travelling both nationally and internationally.