Published: 08:59, 04 May 2020
| Updated: 16:10, 04 May 2020
Tributes have been paid to a popular solicitor who has died suddenly.
He died at his home suddenly and unexpectedly on April 25. He was 58.
He had joined the firm in 1980 and was made a partner in 1990.
As head of the residential conveyancing department, colleagues said he was a much respected lawyer in Kent and beyond.
Mr Fifield used to run the Hallett & Co office at the Cattle Market in Ashford and was well known and respected by the local farming community.
He was also a supporter and promoter of the KM's Big Quiz which the law firm sponsored in Ashford and attended the event to hand out prizes to winning teams.
Outside of work, he enjoyed walking swimming and cycling, and took a keen interest in the local community and supported local charities.
Senior partner Mark Dewey said: "All the staff are devastated by the loss of such a popular colleague and are trying to come to terms with the news.
"There is likely to be a private family funeral and a memorial service in due course."
Born and raised in Sellindge, near Folkestone, he had attended Brockhill School before joining the company after leaving school.