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.
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. Ian’s professional acumen ranges from negotiating intricate agreements to dispute resolution and embraces strategic business planning & implementation. As managing director of an advertising company, Ian successfully consulted to many of the world’s leading multinationals including Unilever, Givaudan, Chivas Regal and Revlon. Ian heads up our French office located on the Riviera in the Côte d’Azur and provides legal advice to clients based in the UK, France and Western Europe while overseeing the companies legal work.
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’.
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 of professional legal practice experience within the corporate, commercial and private sectors, Lorraine has successfully represented clients for civil action suits.
Lorraine is a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) approved solicitor permitted to undertake ‘conduct of litigation‘ and all ‘rights of audience‘.
Lorraine is well versed in residential and commercial conveyancing.
BCom, CA, LLB, 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.
Consultant Construction Solicitor
A dual-qualified Solicitor and Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a total of 25 years’ experience in development, procurement, drafting, negotiation, delivery and resolution of complex construction, engineering and technology contracts and dealing with UK and international disputes.
Michael has a record for his diplomacy and negotiation skills whilst maintaining a tough contractual line in deals and disputes of significance.
Michael has experience of pre-contract negotiations, project commercial management, claims preparation for construction disputes (adjudication, litigation, arbitration and mediation), expert advisor and expert witness roles dealing with construction cost. Michael was previously an Equity Partner of the construction cost consultancy business, EC Harris/Arcadis, a company where he experienced rapid promotion over a 17-year period. He also worked on Secondment for 2 years in the leading International law firm, Pinsent Masons, where he was eventually targeted and involuntarily headhunted to work for an international Private Equity Firm before launching his own boutique legal and commercial consultancy in 2017.
LL.M Harvard Law School; LL.M London School of Economics; B.A. (Law) 1989.
Called to the Irish Bar in 1991 and the English Bar in 1993, David is a tenant at 1MCB Chambers in London. He specialises in Employment Law, Housing Law, Public Law, human rights work and Intellectual Property Law. In 2012, David provided professional CPD training in 8-week courses on the principles of Copyright Law to the visual arts and music communities. The program was incorporated into a presentation in the Law Library in a joint run conference between the Visual Artists Association and The Bar Council.
David is the winner of the Henry Hunter Hamilton Memorial Prize for Law, the Kingsmill Moore Memorial Prize for History & Irish Public Interest and Pro Bono Lawyer of the year at the 2015 Irish Law Awards for his work as Director of The Irish Innocence Project.
David is the emeritus director of the Irish Innocence Project where he secured the first posthumous pardon in the history of The Irish state. He also sits on the Board of Home Action Ireland Housing Association and has held the academic position of Lecturer in Unfair Dismissal and Whistleblowing Law at the Middlesex University and Marker in Ethics and Criminal Practice for the Bar Standards Board. From 2016 to 2017 David was the Visiting Professor in Law and International Relations and Diplomacy at the Anglo-American University Prague.
BL, PGDL, LLM, LLB (Hons)
Joanna is a dual qualified 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). 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 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 abroad as a barrister in corporate commercial law. Joanna’s technical skills focus on commercial contracts, intellectual property and trademarks. Working as a Legal Consultant, Joanna enjoys consulting within the Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Branding, Entertainment, Media & Music and Disruptive Technology sectors.
BA, LLB (Hons) GDL BPTC, ACIArb
Kartikeya is a dual qualified Barrister at the Bar of England & Wales and an Advocate at the Indian Bar. Kartikeya’s primary areas of practice are international commercial litigation and arbitration, corporate disputes, insolvency law and banking and financial law. Kartikeya’s main areas of focus are commercial arbitration and mediation.
Before completing his pupillage at a commercial set at the London Bar, Kartikeya obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (City, University of London) followed by the Bar Professional Training Course (City, University of London). Prior to the English Bar, Kartikeya completed a traineeship at the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chambers of Commerce in Paris and a placement at the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Kartikeya has trained and worked with multiple international law firms in their England and Middle East offices. Kartikeya has also previously worked as a legal consultant to the United Nations. Given his diverse experience, Kartikeya is particularly adept at handling cross-border and multi-jurisdictional legal challenges. As a consultant, Kartikeya enjoys negotiating complex commercial agreements, alternate dispute resolution and providing special situations legal solutions.
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.
Polish & Russian Client Liaison Consultant
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.
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.
Philippine Client Liaison Consultant
BSE, MSES (BA Hons), PhD, JD
Edgar is a qualified lawyer from the Republic of the Philippines. Before becoming a lawyer, he had spent almost two decades of teaching in the university specializing in Physics and Mathematics. He has published a book and peer-reviewed social researches during his stint in the university. He finished full-time degrees in Secondary Education major in Physics, Master of Science major in General Science Education and PhD in Development Education, and Juris Doctor (Laws).
As a qualified lawyer, he provided pro bono service in the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Legal Aid Service for indigent clients in the broad areas of criminal and civil law. He has special skills in drafting and preparing pleadings and other legal documents. He specializes in Labor Law, Criminal Law, Civil Damages, Tenancy and Property Law. He is fluent in English and Filipino. He engaged in managing, co-ordinating, liaising and translating legal matters exclusively relating to private and commercial clients from the Filipino community living within the UK.
Edgar liaises with the clients as to all the requirements of the claim from start to completion including: assisting with the clients in securing agreements & other legal documentation; developing the clients’ chronologies in Filipino and then translating this to English (as and when relevant); formulating the clients witness statements (as and when relevant) and collating all the clients’ relevant exhibits for the claims. He also assists clients in understanding all the facets of their legal claims and concerns.
Our Client Service Team
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.
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.
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.