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Mike Boulton

Managing Director

Holding a Batchelor of Arts degree, Mike has gone on to become a reputed specialist within the information technology sector and an omnichannel social media expert for leading UK brands.

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Waqar Ahmad


Waqar Ahmad is a solicitor with 9 years experience in practice. He enjoys working in general civil law and family law.

Waqar qualified as a Solicitor in 2010.
He has worked in Manchester and London law firms. He is a  specialist in all types of personal injury matters including Road Traffic Accident, Slip and trip, injury at work place and or public area, clinical negligence. He has successfully dealt with high value general damages.
Waqar has made successful applications of all tiers (Tier1 to Tier 5) in immigration. He has won a number of appeals at Tribunals and Judicial Reviews of student, spouse, visit refusals to quite complex matters.
He is a specialist in all family matters like medication, children, divorce, financial. He is an expert in Landlord & Tenancy and Commercial leases areas of law.
Waqar is fluent in Punjabi and Urdu/Hindi also.

Specialist Area
Immigration 100%
Personal Injury 100%
Landlord & Tenant 100%
Commercial Leases 100%
Medication 100%
Children 100%
Divorce 100%

Rachel Coyle


Rachel is a specialist Property Barrister. She enjoys a thriving practice in general civil and commercial work.

Rachel has worked on 
Judicial Review cases and homelessness as well as statutory nuisance. She also undertook a secondment at
Hyde Housing Association during which time she dealt with anti-social behaviour injunctions, evictions,
suspension of warrants, boundary disputes, nuisance, hoarding, Manchester v Finn/Sheffield v Hopkins
applications and other housing and property related disputes.

Specialist Area
Landlord and Tenant 100%
Trusts 100%
Public Law 100%
Contracts 100%
Human Rights 100%
Inheritance Disputes 100%
Probate 100%
Insolvency 100%
Commercial Litigation 100%
Property 100%
Private Client 100%
Business Law 100%

Richmond Duff


Richmond Duff is a consultant solicitor with 23 years’ experience within the legal profession.

Richmond is a specialist property, landlord & tenant litigator and lease extensions practitioner. His experience includes housing management, possession claims and injunctions, neighbour and boundary disputes, insurance & dilapidations claims and enforcement.

Specialist Area
Contract Law 100%
Property Law 100%
Housing Law 100%
Debt Collection 100%

Ian Duncan


Ian Duncan holds a MLaw degree specialising in Private Equity Law and Media Law.

Ian has more than 20 years of commercial and corporate experience as a managing director for a media company consulting to global mutinationals such as Unilever, Givaudan and Chivas Regal. Ian has provided extensive legal advice to corporate clients for the acquisition of commercial business and the drafting of business and commercial contracts.

Specialist Area
Private Equity 100%
Private Equity 100%
Contract Law 100%
Corporate & Commercial 100%

Lorraine Francis


Lorraine Francis, a solicitor with over fifteen years experience in practice. She has previously worked for large firms listed in the Legal 500 and brings with her a wealth of experience.

Lorraine qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and has worked in private practice for the last fourteen years. She spent six years working for a large regional practice, acting on behalf of claimants before establishing  L. Francis Solicitors.

Lorraine is a member of APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). As well as being a qualified solicitor Lorraine has a Diploma in Advocacy. 

Specialist Area
Dispute resolution 100%
Landlord and tenant agreements 100%
Landlord and tenant disputes 100%
Power of Attorney 100%
Road traffic accidents 100%
Trips, slips and falls 100%
Accidents at work 100%
Industrial disease 100%
Fatal accidents 100%
Sports and leisure injuries 100%
Medical negligence 100%
Breach of contract 100%
Property damage 100%
Debt recovery 100%
Employment 100%
Consumer Law 100%
Inquest Representation 100%
Declaration of Trust 100%
Wills 100%

Robert Mackenzie


Robert Mackenzie is a barrister-at-law, a member of the Chartered FCSI and holds a BA (Hons) from UCL.

He is also a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (for which he is an external specialist adviser) and a member of the Revenue Bar Association. Robert has a wide civil practice specialising in the areas of commercial litigation, company, chancery, trusts, insolvency and tax. Previously, Robert worked in the City as an institutional fund manager for a major UK life assurance company which has well equipped him with a strong foundation and perspective for his practice in tax and trusts.

Robert has several years’ experience as an advocate and is also routinely instructed for advice and the drafting of court documents. Recent examples of Robert’s work include a successful appeal against the imposition of a tax penalty against an individual by HMRC, advice on the interpretation of Wills, and claims in professional negligence.  His research and advisory work encompasses trusts and taxation. Last year Robert was awarded 5/5 for level of service to the client and knowledge of law by a Lexcel accredited firm.  Reported cases include:

Ellis v Bushnell [2018]; Nolan v Markerstudy [2014]; King v Ahmed [2012];

Hussain v Salam [2012] EWHC 1760 (Ch); Ford v HMRC [2008] SpC 634;

Minto v HMRC [2007] STC (SCD) (SpC 625).

Specialist Area
Civil Litigation 100%
Contract Law 100%
Corporate & Commercial Law 100%
Housing 100%
Personal Injury 100%
Trusts & Tax Law 100%