Our Team

At LegalRoad we care about quality. People are our most valuable asset. This is why the members of our team are the most important supporting point for the provision of our services. We do not prescribe to do everything but only what our consultants do really well. Our team not only consists of employees but also independent legal consultants, experts, co-workers and partners who are considered to be the elite in their field.

Building and maintaining a network of experts and contacts provides us with the necessary resources to deliver an excellent quality of work to our clients. As a virtual company our consultants have the ability to operate from where they wish to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. The quality of our people with their professional performance, talent, enthusiasm and approach to humanity is why our clients like to work with us.

Mike Boulton

Managing Director & Head Of Client Services
English & Media BA (Hons)

Amy Fleming

Website Co-ordinator
Digital Media BA (Hons)

Rachel Lewis

Office Co-ordinator
Business Management with Marketing BA (Hons)

Joanna Ampratwum-Danquah

Legal Counsel Consultant: Commercial Contracts, Wills, Branding & IP
BL, PGDL, LLM, LLB (Hons)

Joanna has cross-functional, multi-hybrid experience in legal analytics, business analysis and business development management with an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset. Joanna is focussed on providing a broad spectrum of tailored legal services to allow businesses to grow.

Richmond Duff

Consultant Solicitor: Housing
PGDL, BA (Hons)

Previously a founding partner with a central London legal firm, Richmond has over 20 years’ experience within the housing law sector. As a specialist property landlord & tenant litigator, Richmond’s expertise includes housing management; possession claims & injunctions; neighbour & boundary disputes; insurance & dilapidations claims and enforcement.

Lorraine Francis

Consultant Solicitor: Housing, Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury
PGDL, LLB (Hons), APIL

Lorraine has more than fifteen years professional legal practice experience.  As a qualified solicitor, Lorraine has a diploma in advocacy and is a member of APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). Lorraine brings a wealth of experience having previously worked for firms listed in the Legal 500.

Ian Duncan

Head of Legal Services:
PGDL, MLaw

As Head of Legal Services, Ian holds a UK Masters of Law degree with an integrated Legal Practice Course (LPC). His legal expertise includes private business acquisitions; media, trademarks & intellectual property (IP) law; business & commercial contract law and housing law. Ian has more than 20 years of combined, commercial, corporate and legal experience. 

Sally-Jane Aitchison

Consultant Solicitor: Corporate & Commercial
BCom, CA, LLB (Hons), MBS, Dispute Resolution, ACIArb

Sally is an experienced dual-qualified solicitor in England & Wales and New Zealand & Australia. Her international experience includes substantial international commercial and corporate experience in emerging & developing markets across diverse industries including defence; aerospace; automotive; technology; telecommunications; manufacturing; construction and pharmaceuticals.

Waqar Ahmad

Consultant Solicitor: Housing, Personal Injury
PGDL, LLB (Hons)

Qualified in 2010 and having succeeded with high value damages claims, Waqar specialises in personal injury matters and is fluent in Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi.

Anna Russell

Consultant: Legal Services
LLB (Hons), BL, Msc Law

Anna holds a UK Masters of Law degree. Fluent in English, Polish and Russian, Anna assists client with matters pertaining to housing law; contract law; estates, wills & planning.

Isabel Piqueras-Ruiz

Spanish Client Liaison Consultant

Based in Pamplona, Isabel is fluent in Spanish and English and is the focal liaison co-ordinator for Spanish speaking clients based in the UK and around the world.  

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Our Team

Nicola Anne Wilkins

Consultant Solicitor: Immigration
LPC, MA, LLB (Hons)

Nicola is a UK Immigration lawyer and has specialised exclusively in UK Immigration Law for 9 years.  Nicola has a very comprehensive knowledge and detailed understanding of all aspects of private and corporate immigration work.

Nicola has particular expertise in assisting companies ranging from start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) to multinational global organisations with the full range of their immigration legal needs, from establishing a presence in the UK to subsequently expanding operations, applying for a sponsor licence and hiring foreign national workers. 

As well as her business immigration expertise, Nicola has significant experience advising on Tier 1 (Investor), Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent), Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer), Tier 2 (Sportsperson), Tier 4 (General) Student, Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting), Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) and Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) UK visa applications. 

Nicola also advises on immigration matters relating to family migration, permanent residence and settlement, EU free movement and British nationality law and has successfully assisted many individuals and families with their cases under the EEA Regulations and the British Nationality Act, including very complex matters.

Nicola acts for businesses in the engineering, entertainment, fashion, financial services, media, oil and gas, real estate, sports and technology sectors in addition to individual private clients from a wide variety of global jurisdictions.

Mike Boulton

Managing Director & Head Of Client Services
English & Media BA (Hons)

With two decades of successful entrepreneurial experience, Mike oversees the day-to-day management of Legal Road to ensure our company always provides a high quality service to our clients and seamless superior support to our consultants. Mike graduated with a Batchelor of Arts degree. He has since become a reputed specialist within the information technology sector in London and keeps our business in stride with the latest technological developments and directs all our marketing and omnichannel social media activities.

Amy Fleming

Website Co-ordinator
Digital Media BA (Hons)

As website co-ordinator, Amy supervises our websites and social media channels. Her responsibilities include the execution of all our marketing and advertising campaigns for various digital and other media. Her duties also include media strategy, planning and budgeting.

Rachel Lewis

Office Co-ordinator
Business Management with Marketing BA (Hons)

Rachel is our problem solver. As Office Coordinator, her responsibilities include all office administration to optimise our office operations. Amy is consistently analysing our office processes and policies to deliver better creative solutions to our clients, consultants and suppliers.

Joanna Ampratwum-Danquah

Legal Counsel Consultant Commercial Contracts, Wills, Branding & IP
BL, PGDL, LLM, LLB (Hons)

Joanna is dual qualified, being a Solicitor of England & Wales and a Barrister & Solicitor of the Republic of Ghana since 2011. Being Russell group educated, Joanna obtained a Law degree (LLB Law (Hons))  (London Guildhall), a Corporate Commercial Master’s degree (LLM) in International Trade Law and Intellectual Property (Queen Mary University), a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Research (Inns of Court School of Law, City University) and Barrister-at-Law, (Ghana Law School).  

Joanna has always been diligent and is currently completing commercial contract programs at Ivy League institutions, namely Harvard and Cornell Universities, to further upgrade her knowledge and practical application.

Starting her career as a mentee for the magic circle firm Simmons & Simmons LLP, Joanna also worked Pro Bono with Travers Smith LLP on Employment issues. She went on to work in-house with some interesting companies and did a Trade Mark internship with one of Europe’s leading Trade Mark registration law firms and experts in brand protection. Joanna has also worked overseas as a barrister for some years in corporate commercial law and has worked on projects with diverse teams across multiple time zones.

From these years of experience, Joanna has refined her expertise in being able to provide assistance in minimising risk, support in obtaining the objectives of the business, pursue commercially pragmatic outcomes whilst ensuring compliance with legal regulations and has systematic thinking and creativity in devising and implementing solutions.

Joanna’s technical skills have been streamlined to focus on mainly commercial contracts, intellectual property especially trademarks and brand strategy and management. She is innovative, adaptable and passionate. She also writes blogs and articles about current legal issues and creates website content.

Joanna has worked in a plethora of legal areas but currently enjoys working as a Legal Counsel Consultant acting for Fashion (Luxury, Retail & E-tailing), Hair & Beauty, Branding, Entertainment, Media & Music, Disruptive Technology Industries, with individuals, start-ups, SME’s and niche focused businesses.

Joanna’s interests include Luxury Fashion & Haute Couture design especially using Kente and African print being that she is a self- taught fashion designer.

Richmond Duff

Consultant Solicitor: Housing
PGDL, BA (Hons)

Previously a founding partner with a central London legal firm, Richmond has over 20 years’ experience within the housing law sector. As a specialist property, landlord & tenant litigator, Richmond’s expertise includes housing management; possession claims; injunctions; neighbour & boundary disputes; insurance & dilapidations claims and enforcement.

Richmond is a Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) approved solicitor and is entitled to undertake the reserved legal activities of ‘conduct of litigation’ and ‘rights of audience’.

Lorraine Francis

Consultant Solicitor: Housing, Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury
PGDL, LLB (Hons), APIL

Having qualified in 2000, Lorraine’s professional career includes having worked for top London law firms listed within the Legal 500. With a diploma in advocacy and more than fifteen years professional legal practice experience within the corporate, commercial and private sectors, Lorraine has successfully represented clients for civil action suits. 

Lorraine is a member of APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and has successfully acted on behalf of claimants within her speciality areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. Lorraine is a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) approved solicitor permitted to undertake ‘conduct of litigation and all ‘rights of audience‘.

Ian Duncan

Head of Legal Services:
PGDL, MLaw

As Head of Legal Services, Ian holds a UK Masters of Law degree with an integrated Legal Practice Course (LPC). His legal expertise includes private business acquisitions; media, trademarks & intellectual property (IP) law; business & commercial contract law and housing law. Ian has more than 20 years of combined, commercial, corporate and legal experience. Previously working as managing director for an advertising company, Ian is the recipient of three advertising awards for best creative execution.

Ian’s professional acumen ranges from negotiating intricate agreements to dispute resolution and embraces strategic business planning & implementation. Over the years Ian has successfully consulted to many of the world’s leading multinationals including Unilever, Givaudan, Chivas Regal and Revlon.

Whilst Ian heads up our French office located on the Riviera in the Côte d’Azur to assist clients in France, Spain and Western Europe; he also provides legal advice to clients in the UK and oversees all the legal work transpiring through our company.

Sally-Jane Aitchison

Consultant Solicitor: Corporate & Commercial
BCom, CA, LLB (Hons), MBS, Dispute Resolution, ACIArb

Sally is an experienced dual-qualified solicitor in England & Wales and New Zealand & Australia. Her international experience includes substantial commercial and corporate experience in emerging & developing markets across diverse industries including defence; aerospace; automotive; technology; telecommunications; manufacturing; construction and pharmaceuticals.

Sally has a solid understanding and awareness of the diverse regulatory, political and economic environments within the UK, the US, EMEA, India and China. She brings a rich portfolio of transferable skills and knowledge and has a reputation for a pragmatic commercial approach.

Sally is able to quickly ‘parachute’ into a company as a consultant to solve problems, set up and manage legal departments and provide ongoing ad hoc legal consulting support to clients from HR to Finance and through to board level negotiations. 

Sally is an actively-involved hands-on legal counsel with a focus to assisting businesses to grow by developing practical strategies and processes to mitigate risk and save unnecessary costs.

Waqar Ahmad

Consultant Solicitor: Housing, Personal Injury
PGDL, LLB (Hons)

Qualified in 2010, having succeeded with high value damages claims, he specialises in personal injury matters including road traffic accidents; slip & trip; injury at the work place & public areas, as well as clinical negligence. He has successfully dealt with high value general damages claims.

Waqar also provides legal advice and representation to clients on UK emigration. He has made successful emigrations applications for all tiers from Tier1 to Tier 5 and has won a number of appeals at Tribunals and Judicial Reviews for students, spouses and visit refusals.

Waqar is a Solicitors Regulatory Approved (SRA) approved solicitor authorised to undertake ‘conduct of litigation’ and all ‘rights of audience’.

Waqar is fluent in Punjabi, Urdu & Hindi.

Anna Russell

Consultant: Legal Services
LLB (Hons), BL, Msc Law

Anna holds a UK Masters of Law degree. Fluent in English, Polish and Russian, Anna assists client with matters pertaining to housing law; contract law; estates, wills & planning.

Isabel Piqueras-Ruiz

Spanish Client Liaison Consultant

Based in Pamplona, Isabel is fluent in Spanish and English and is the focal liaison co-ordinator for Spanish speaking clients based in the UK and around the world.  

Isabel assists clients with the assessment of their legal matters and with all related questions or concerns. Her role includes collating, translating and compiling client information and assisting with interparty negotiations to help clients understand the law and potential outcomes for their matters.