Solicitors in Market Harborough

LITIGATION LAWYERS

 

Tom Lathom, Solicitor (Commercial Contract and Property Dispute Litigation)

 

Tom specialises in commercial contract disputes and landlord/tenant disputes and is based in our Market Harborough office.

 

He has considerable experience of both fast and multi-track claims and advises clients on their prospects of success in a cost-effective manner. Tom is an experienced county court advocate and worked as a duty solicitor for over two years providing advice to tenants in relation to eviction proceedings. As a duty solicitor Tom made submissions in Court on behalf of clients, cross examined witnesses and presented complex legal arguments. Tom is now mainly instructed by landlords in relation to disputes with their tenants and uses his extensive knowledge of section 8 and section 21 procedures to secure possession of his clients’ properties.

 

Tom also advises on Employment Law including wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal and redundancy claims and frequently advises clients on settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements).

 

"I was a client of Tom at his old firm a while back and decided to come back to him at his new practice for a new matter. I found him to be very trustworthy, respectable and prompt to respond to my messages and calls. He was clear, succinct and offered a balance sheet approach with a burdens and benefits analysis with options relating to my case to help me inform my decision. Having forged a good professional rapport with Tom which has eventually developed into a trusting partnership has convinced me that he was the right person to turn to."  

Mr B

 

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Joanna McKenzie, Senior Consultant Solicitor (Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation)

 

Joanna is a consultant in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team.  Joanna is a Commercial and Intellectual Property litigator who deals with a variety of disputes ranging from professional negligence claims, debt recovery, breach of contract claims as well as business and company matters such as shareholder disputes and Partnership disputes.  She has a keen interest in Intellectual Property and advises on copyright and trademark issues as well as passing off and breach of confidentiality.  Joanna is an advocate of alternative dispute resolution, especially Mediation.  However if necessary she is experienced in taking matters to the County Court, High Court (both Queens Bench and Chancery Divisions), and if necessary the Court of Appeal.

 

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Maxine Johnson, Senior Consultant Solicitor (Commercial and Civil litigation)

 

Maxine qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and has worked at City firms and a regional Legal 500/Chambers rated firm. Maxine has also worked as in-house counsel at the Government Legal Department (Previously known as the Treasury Solicitor) acting for the Prison Service, Home Office and Probation Service.

 

Maxine is an experienced commercial and civil litigator specialising in contract, negligence, property, insurance, business, banking, building/construction and matrimonial disputes for corporate clients and high net worth individuals.

 

Maxine has a special interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

 

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James Doran, Senior Consultant Solicitor (Civil and Commercial Litigation)

 

James is an experienced litigator with a wide and deep experience of court advocacy in the Civil and Criminal Courts.

Possessed of a strategic mind and ability to formulate bespoke solutions to clients requirements he has for many years acted for parties involved in commercial and business disputes. He is expert in making an early assessment of cases, assembling what is required to prevail in contentious matters and knows how to recover monies effectively or mitigate damages exposure.

He is the Solicitor to turn to when you are faced with an unexpected crises when clear thinking is required to ensure that his clients interest’s prevail.

James is a tried and tested Family lawyer with particular aptitude in respect of the key financial issues that arise when relationships break down.

As a long term Duty Solicitor and Crown agent James is an expert in representing clients who might have fallen foul of the criminal law. He is the Solicitor you want in your corner when being investigated by the authorities.

James Doran is also fully conversant with litigation involving Estates and Building disputes.

 

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Anthony Reeves, Consultant Chartered Legal Executive (Civil and Commercial Litigation)

 

Anthony is an experienced Chartered Legal Executive in the field of civil and commercial litigation. He is also a published author of several law books for the lay person.  He has over 10 years’ post qualification experience in a variety of contested areas including:

 

  • Debt collection (both claimant and defendant)

  • Contractual disputes

  • Property litigation, including boundary disputes, restrictive covenant removal, rights of way disputes,

  • Inheritance Claims, including claims by family and dependants against the estate of the deceased

  • Landlord & Tenant disputes, including possession proceedings and service charge disputes.

  • Consumer Law

 

Anthony is known for providing understandable advice in a timely manner. He lives in Wiltshire but advises clients throughout England and Wales.

 

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Faizal Essat, Consultant Chartered Legal Executive (Civil and Commercial Litigation)

 

Faizal Essat is admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is also admitted as a Legal Executive Advocate. He is a senior lawyer with extensive experience in private practice as well as the public sector and has substantial experience in handling large value and complex litigation claims. This includes commercial litigation claims as well as high-value personal injury claims. He is also an award-winning lawyer and has been recognised for his contribution to supporting local communities with his pro bono work. He was the Inaugural winner of the DLA Paul Nicholls Memorial Foundation Award for excellence in Pro Bono work, he was also runner-up in the ILEX Award in 2001 and was the winner of the ILEX Pro Bono Award in 2005. He has also served on various boards and advisory committees and continues to provide advice to the voluntary sector.

 

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