At St Helens Law our Board of Directors oversees the delivery of our high quality, client-focused legal services. With experienced and dedicated staff at all levels, our success in achieving our mission is demonstrated by the high number of clients who return to us again and again.
Howard is currently a Charity Trustee, having a special interest in education and the well-being of animals, and is frequently asked to advise owners of animals of their obligations and rights under the Animals Act. He is also a school governor at Prescot School.
Howard’s legal work now focuses mainly on dispute resolution, both as an advisor and as a mediator, and he is often asked to mediate in civil disputes and family cases in relation to children or finances. He also mediates land disputes, including boundaries, rights of way and ownership, and in cases relating to to wills and the rights of elderly clients with regard to care and family/finance issues. Alongside this he performs work involving commercial and residential conveyancing. The type of specific work this includes is drafting leases, as well as buying and selling property.
Howard has extensive experience of commercial litigation and mediation for commercial clients and for individuals. Howard advises as to leases and their renewal and litigation and mediation of this area of law. Other practice areas involved disputes between directors and limited companies and directors.
Howard has appeared at many tribunals involving employment, discrimination and redundancy issues. He has also appeared on behalf of registrants before the Health Care Professionals Tribunal in relation to challenges to their continued registration.
Howard states, “My eclectic practice deals with high value professional and clinical negligence litigation, and I have a particular interest in litigation following land transactions and/or conveyancing carried out by solicitors. Above all I enjoy giving a voice to people in matters to do with their freedoms, and assisting in cases where authority has been wrongfully or aggressively imposed.”
Deborah completed the Legal Practice Course at Liverpool John Moores University in 2002, having graduated with Distinction and was awarded the Law Society Prize for Merseyside region for the year 2002. She then went on to teach Civil Litigation on the very same course.
Over the years, Deborah has worked in Personal Injury, Matrimonial, Conveyancing and Criminal departments and is the Supervisor of the Personal Injury Department. Deborah practices Personal Injury law, including Road Traffic Accidents. She has also worked on contract disputes, employment law disputes, debt matters and private landlord tenancy evictions.
Back in 2016 he joined St Helens Law as Marketing and Commercial Manager having responsibility for all marketing activity both off and online, commercial revenue, budgeting and business development. Over the years Neil has had more involvement in the firm and in November 2021 he was appointed a Director.
Neil oversees the day to day operations of the firm, having responsibility for setting forecasts, budgets, KPI’s, implementing the financial targets for the business. He is responsible for the maintenance of professional standards and compliance with various professional and authority bodies. His main focus is to continually drive the strategic growth of the business.
Neil has overall responsibility for decisions that impact finance, recruitment, HR and strategy. He works closely with fellow Directors to manage costs and drive profitability.
Away from the office, Neil is a Foundation Governor at a local Primary School in St Helens and he is heavily involved in coaching rugby union.
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Our solicitors and staff are highly trained and whatever your legal requirement, we can offer a suitably qualified person to deal with it.
Kirsty attended Liverpool Blue Coat School until 2002, then went on to the University of Liverpool to obtain her Law Degree. Upon completing her Legal Practice Course at Liverpool John Moore’s University in 2006, Kirsty took up a full time role at St Helens Law.
Kirsty has been qualified as a Solicitor since 2009 and has practiced in several areas of law, choosing to specialise in Wills and Probate. Kirsty has a wealth of experience in all aspects of private client, including Wills, Administration of Estates and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
In 2014 Kirsty became an Associate Director of St Helens Law.
Nicola enjoys cycling, reading, going to the cinema, shopping with her daughter and spending time at the park with her young twin boys. Having worked in a solicitors’ office since leaving school, she enjoys the different challenges that each case brings.
Nicola has over 22 years experience, in the area of Family Law. She has also been through a divorce herself and therefore as well as advising from a Lawyers perspective, she can also offer advice in terms of practicalities.
Nicola is Head of the Family Law Department here at SHL, having joined the firm in 2016. She has previous experience of Heading up a Family Department at another Solicitors practice in Merseyside.
In her spare time Nicola enjoys living life to the full, enjoying spending time with her partner and children.
Julie attended Haydock High School and then went on to St. Helens College.
Over the years, Julie has worked in various departments within the company, including conveyancing, personal injury and criminal. Julie is currently working in the conveyancing department and has plenty of experience in that field and is a valuable member of the Team. Julie has worked in the legal profession all her working life, and enjoys the challenges that each day brings.
Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, knitting and crocheting, going to the theatre and cinema and spending time with her little Pug.
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Sharon has two children and this gives her the experience to understand how family matters can be stressful and upsetting at times. Sharon has legal experience within family, criminal and PI departments over the years since 2000.
Leanne is now a conveyancing executive dealing with a wide range of residential sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfer of equity matters. Leanne is very experienced in residential property transactions and manages a large caseload.
As part of Leanne’s continually development, she is studying for the licenced conveyancer qualification.
Janice started work at SHL Solicitors back in 2014 as a receptionist with a brief time working in the conveyancing department.
At present she assists the Associate Director of Finance in the Accounts Department.
Akbar enjoys the study and practice of law helping his clients overcome and progress through challenges they may face in their lives. Akbar is due to qualify as a solicitor in 2023.
Outside of work, Akbar enjoys going to the gym and playing football.