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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.
Our team of consultants include
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ; Nolan v Markerstudy ; King v Ahmed ;
Hussain v Salam  EWHC 1760 (Ch); Ford v HMRC  SpC 634;
Minto v HMRC  STC (SCD) (SpC 625).