LEGAL

  • Andy Mills

    Employment Law Consultant

    After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University Andy embarked on the Bar Vocational Course and was called to the Bar in 2008. Andy commenced his legal career in local government providing representation in tribunals.

    He went on to specialise in Landlord and Tenant Law and worked for one of the UK’s largest housing and homelessness charity’s. Whilst there he secured his Legal Services Supervision status and was recognised with the Legal Services Commissions Specialist Quality Mark. Andy was noted for his advocacy skills, demonstrated by his ability to distinguish the notable Court of Appeal judgement of Tiensia v Vision Enterprises Ltd (t/a Universal Estates) [2010] EWCA Civ 1224 in his own case http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/2011/02/distinguishing-tiensia/ securing success for his client.

    Andy is an experienced litigator and advocate versed in civil law now practising and specialising solely in Employment Law and Tribunal Practice and Procedures. He takes great pride in his preparation and is in meticulous in case preparation. Andy handles all aspects of employment disputes and employment tribunal unfair dismissal claims are his forte.

    In his spare time Andy likes to spend time outdoors in the Peak and Lake Districts and he also competes in Badminton competitions across Greater Manchester. He is the Secretary and Captain of his local badminton club.

  • Fatima Ali

    Employment Law Consultant (Legal Team)

    • LLB (Hons) Law, LPC NDPL
    • Specialist areas of practice: – Employment Law, Property Law & Family Law
    • Solicitor trained

    Educated at the University of Leeds, Fatima engaged in a national debating competition before completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP Law School Leeds. Whilst studying for the LPC, Fatima gained experience in a high street law firm where she undertook work in property, private, family and employment matters.

    Having spent a number of years at Howells Solicitors representing employees, Fatima has a considerable insight into representing both parties in a case. By representing employees and employers, this gives her the ‘legal edge’ when representing her clients. Since 2008 Fatima has been specialising in employment law and representing clients all over the UK for a wide range of issues, including discrimination and whistleblowing. She deals with all aspects of employment work, advising clients, chairing disciplinary hearings and representing at tribunals.

  • Jack Troup

    Employment Law Consultant (Legal Team)

    • LLB (Hons) Law, PGDPL (BAR)
    • Specialist areas of practice: – Employment Law, Welfare Rights and Finance
    • Barrister trained
    • Member of Inner Temple

    Having obtained an LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Chester, Jack completed his Bar Professional Training Course in Manchester. Since then he has been called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

    His area of expertise stems from his time working with the Citizens Advice Bureau assisting clients and obtaining experience in a wide variety of legal areas including Employment Law, Welfare Rights and Finance.

    Jack has strong interpersonal and communication skills which he uses to good effect in understanding the needs of individual clients. This allows him to robustly defend cases and, where appropriate, negotiate on their behalf to achieve the best possible outcome. His specialist areas of employment law include, discrimination and redundancy.

  • Nitu Patel

    Employment Law Consultant (Legal Team)

    • LLB (Hons) Law, LPC NDPL
    • 5 Years Employment Law Experience
    • Medical Capability, TUPE & Discrimination

    Having obtained her LLB (Hons) in Law from Leeds, Nitu completed her solicitor training on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law in York.

    Nitu’s practical experience was then obtained whilst working at a firm of solicitors undertaking representation for employees’, during which time, she gained valuable knowledge and experience in understanding employment law from the employee’s perspective. Her experience thereafter comprised of representing employers during complicated unfair dismissal and discrimination cases.

    Having engaged in tribunal litigation, settlement and negotiations, Nitu considers her rounded experience in dealing with pre-litigation and post-litigation matters to be an essential advantage to her clients. Moreover, having drafted and prepared contracts of employment and handbook documentation, she is sufficiently equipped to defend and anticipate the outcome of employee disputes, making her more proactive when advising her clients.

    In her spare time, Nitu is a fitness fanatic, paying regular visits to the gym. She is also a member of various sporting clubs where she participates in an annual sports competitions, held in different parts of the UK.

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