Here at The Law Practice we believe that one of our most important assets are the people we employ.
Alexandra joined The Law Practice (UK) Ltd as a Conveyancing Assistant in November 2017 and is based in our Walsall office.
Alexandra’s role involves dealing with Land Registry, Stamp Duty online submissions and keeping regular contact with clients, estate agents and other solicitors during the conveyancing process. Alexandra is developing her knowledge and understanding of conveyancing with the support and supervision of The Law Practice.
Ashley joined The Law Practice in May 2016 as a paralegal. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Master’s Degree in Law and is currently studying his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Wolverhampton.
Ashley gained experience in a number of areas through work with Sandwell Citizens Advice Bureau. He has a keen interest in Consumer Right’s Law and is seeking to undertake more work in relation to Compulsory Purchase Orders.
On joining the practice, Ashley specialises in debt recovery mainly for finance company clients and assists the Civil Litigation and Commercial Dispute Resolution Department in all aspects of preparing a case for trial. This includes preparation of court bundles and attending hearings.
Business Development Director
Katie joined The Law Practice in 2016 in the role of Business Development Director
In her role she develops the productivity of our current offices, manage internal development using new systems and expand the brand with the opening of new offices. Katie has a wealth of knowledge and experience in business management within solicitors firms and has also previously worked within sales for new build developments in Australia. Her expertise ranges from creating conveyancing opportunities by building relationships with refers to advising businesses on areas to target as well as projected work flow.
Kiran obtained a 2.1 (Hons) LLB Law Degree from the University of Wolverhampton.
She then went on to complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2015. Prior to joining The Law Practice, Kiran worked at a High Street law firm in Birmingham dealing with Conveyancing, Wills and Probate, and has experience in a wide range of conveyancing matters including sales, purchases and transfers of equity.
Maryam qualified as a Solicitor in 2002.
She developed extensive knowledge on many legal and social issues affecting the community during her time with Walsall Citizens Advice Bureau. With over 7 years experience, she is well quipped in advising clients on various legal aspects. Maryam specialises in all litigious aspects and also focuses on dispute resolutions for both individual and corporate organisations. Moreover, she deals with Landlord and Tenant issues and Family Law matters. Maryam provides clients with holistic advice and aims to achieve the best possible solution to their problem. Maryam is also fluent in Cantonese.
Nadira joined The Law Practice in 2014 as a paralegal
She completed her LLB (Hons) Law Degree at the University of Birmingham and her Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at The College of Law. Nadira has extensive experience in a wide range of conveyancing matters including unregistered properties, remortgages, transfers of equity, sale and purchase of both freehold and leasehold properties as well as dealing with auction properties. She is also proficient in dealing with some of our commercial transactions and has completed many successful cases involving companies and land. Nadira is also fluent speaking in Bengali.
Nasar obtained a BSc in Mathematics & Business Management from Manchester University before finding his calling in law.
Nasar trained with a small, niche civil and commercial litigation practice and qualified in this area of law. He has handled cases within the Multi Track and Fast track in the civil courts and has experience of claims in the Technology and Construction Court. He has joined The Law Practice to expand and develop the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. Nasar advises on all aspects of Civil Litigation and Commercial Dispute Resolution. Areas of particular interest are Personal Injury where Nasar has achieved tens of thousands of pounds in settlement for his clients; and also Landlord & Tenant matters where he maintains close relations with letting agents. He is looking to undertake more claims relating to construction disputes from main or sub-contractors. Nasar prides himself in his friendly and amenable attitude and his clients welcome his commercially focused and pragmatic advice.
Natalie began working at The Law Practice in 2014.
She is responsible for client money and makes all payments on behalf of our clients for their various legal matters. Natalie has over 16 years’ experience in previous accounting roles and has undertaken all relevant training for the SRA Accounts Rules.
Paul Harris took over management of The Law Practice in 2013 and has been the driving force behind it ever since.
Paul strives to achieve innovative solutions to his clients’ legal issues. His breadth of knowledge in all areas of Litigation and Commercial and Private Client stems from over 30 years’ experience in the following matters; Commercial Contract Litigation, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Property Litigation and High Net Worth Private Client Representation including representation before the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the European Court.
Sandra joined The Law Practice in January 2017, and is based at our head office in Walsall.
Day duties include greeting visitors; taking and managing incoming phone calls as well as providing administration support when required.
Poppi joined The Law Practice (UK) Ltd as a Legal Assistant in January 2018.
She joined the team immediately after leaving school to pursue her career in the industry after studying law at school. Poppi assists in the Civil Litigation and Commercial Dispute Resolution departments in our Walsall firm.
Samyra joined The Law Practice (UK) Ltd in October 2017, after completing her Legal Practice Course and Masters.
Prior to working at The Law Practice, Samyra worked at a high street firm, dealing with family and immigration matters. She is a Conveyancing Assistant, currently working in the New Build Department and deals with matters from initial instruction all the way up to completion.
Saskia joined The Law Practice in 2014.
She has over 6 years experience in residential property law; successfully dealing with freehold and leasehold sales, purchases, transfers of equity, remortgages and title splits. Saskia has a broad understanding of all the financial aspects of a transaction, including apportionment of rent and service charges, as well as paying Stamp Duty Land Tax. She currently assists the Conveyancing Department with the various areas of residential and commercial property, including lease transactions.
Sanjeev Kalair trained at the Midlands based firm Foster Johnston Oldfield Solicitors under the supervision of David Johnston and Paul Harris.
Sanjeev gained experience in both commercial and residential conveyancing as well as in commercial litigation. Upon qualifying in 2005 Sanjeev moved to a large local law firm specialising in residential conveyancing and dealt with many large property developers such as Barratt Homes and Persimmon Homes. After 12 months Sanjeev was heading his own team which started with 2 and ended with a team of 12. After 3 years Sanjeev established his own firm based in Birmingham City Centre. In 2010 Sanjeev took a break from the Law to pursue his interest in Property Development until he was asked to join Paul Harris at The Law Practice (UK) Ltd. Sanjeev has built up an extensive knowledge of property related matters during his time as both a Solicitor and Property Developer and now takes a Management role within the firm.
Sarah joined the conveyancing department at The Law Practice in 2016.
She began her career in conveyancing at Johnston and Co in Walsall before moving to Cox McQueen Howard Tain in Aldridge. Sarah has over 23 years’ experience, specialising in residential sale, purchase, remortgage and transfer of equity and is well known in the Walsall community among local estate agents, mortgage brokers and investor clients.
Zoe obtained a 2.1 LLB (Hons) Law Degree from Nottingham Trent University in 2012
Prior to joining The Law Practice in March 2016, Zoe worked in an advisory Human Resources position where she gained a broad knowledge and experience in Employment Law. Zoe joined The Law Practice as a paralegal in our Litigation department concentrating on Regulatory matters involving financial miss-selling to high net worth individuals. She is currently focusing on Litigation and Commercial matters whilst commencing her training contract.
Shirley Parnell joined The Law Practice (UK) Ltd as a Legal Cashier in September 2017. Shirley has a Institute of Legal Cashiers Diploma and has a Part 1 Associates qualification with over 20 years experience.
She has a professional approach and proven track record in Cashier and Accounts positions at international law firms gaining extensive knowledge. Shirley prides herself on having a professional approach to her work.
Jay joined The Law Practice (UK) Ltd in January 2007.
Jay started his working life early, leaving school at 16 and jumping straight into working life as a Payroll officer for Sevacare (UK) Ltd, in which time he studied AAT Level 3. Jay is currently studying for a Business Admin apprenticeship at the firm. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and going fishing.
Ashan joined The Law Practice in 2017 as a Paralegal.
He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011 with an LLB (Hons) Law Degree. Following his graduation, Ashan completed the Legal Practice Course in the College of Law. Prior to working with TLP, Ashan was working with Birmingham City Council. Initially he worked in the complaints departments and thereafter the Waste Enforcement team. Whilst working with the Waste Enforcement team, Ashan’s cases have received media coverage where he successfully prosecuted criminals for their unlawful activities in Birmingham. Alongside his position at The Law Practice, Ashan is currently furthering his studies in Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking at The University of Birmingham and also is a part time Graphic Designer and Videographer.
Nickeisha Babooram joined the Law Practice Conveyancing Department in July 2017 as a paralegal.
Having completed LLB Hons Law 2:1, Legal Practice and LLM (Masters of Law) at the University of Wolverhampton. Prior to joining the Law Practice, Nickeisha volunteer at a private practice specialising in Property and Family Law. Nikkeisha now has a vast knowledge and understanding of Sales/Purchases of Freehold/Leasehold Properties, paying SDLT, registration of properties at the Land Registry and liaising on a day-to-day with clients, firms and other members within the legal sector. Nikkeisha is very keen to venture into other areas of law within The Law Practice.
Great Barr Birmingham
Shanel joined The Law Practice (UK) Ltd in June 2007
She is based in our Great Barr office and works under the close supervision of Bernard Shepherd assisting him on Property Law and Private Client matters with an emphasis on Conveyancing work. Shanel assists Bernard on Conveyancing matters from initial instruct to completion which includes sales and purchase of both freehold and leasehold properties.
Bernard joined The Law Practice in November 2016 as a Director/ Solicitor specialising in the areas of Property and Private Client.
Bernard has, for many years, practised as Shepherds Solicitors in Great Barr and is experienced in commercial work, domestic property transactions together with a sound and practical knowledge of wills and probate, lasting powers of attorney and private client work generally. As a well known member of the legal community in the Birmingham and West Midlands area, Bernard is currently President of the West Midland Association of Law Societies. Bernard prides himself in his ability to create lasting relationships by placing listening to his clients and providing honest and straightforward advice as a priority.
Ayondip graduated from University of Leicester in 2011 with a LLB (Hons) Degree in Law
Since then he has gone on to complete his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Law in London. Ayondip’s previous experience includes working in Premier Property Lawyers, one of the largest conveyancing firms in the UK. In addition he was employed as a Legal Intern at Ace European Bank which focused on the Commercial Insurance market and as a Regulatory Consultant at Rebus Investment Group, looking at financial mis-selling to high net worth individuals. With Ayondip’s legal background and passion for helping people in need, he is well equipped to be a Trainee Solicitor at The Law Practice. Ayondip is based in the London office, where he will be focusing mainly on Property, Commercial and Litigation matters.
Gurdev Thind has been Trevor’s personal assistant for the past 12 years.
Gurdev was educated at St. Joseph’s Convent School for Girls in India where she obtained her Higher Secondary School Certificate, and obtained her B.SC Degree in India at M.H. College for Science and subsequently an M.A Degree in Economics. Gurdev attended Hammersmith College to obtain her RSA typing qualifications and later passed her Office Administration examinations. Gurdev has had a variety of Secretarial and book-keeping jobs, working for the Ealing Study Centre, Ealing Family Housing Association, Hounslow and Spelthorne Health Authority and Cranford Adult Education Centre. Before joining Trevor, she worked first for Anderson Chartered Surveyors and then for Mackenzie Solicitors. She now assists Trevor in all his work, having built up a close rapport with his clients.
Trevor Nathan has been in the legal profession for well over 45 years, during which time he has had experience in private practice, corporate life and in the public sector.
He started his career in the Inland Revenue, Estate Duty Office, where he was trained to deal with matters relating to Probate, Trusts and Wills, and was seconded to Inland Revenue headquarters to assist in drafting the Finance Act 1975, which introduced capital transfer tax, the predecessor of Inheritance Tax. For most of his career, he was a partner, rising to managing partner and senior partner, in a Central London firm, based first in Chancery Lane and then in Kingsway and subsequently in the City, where he specialised in commercial property and company and commercial matters, as well as keeping up his servicing of private clients, dealing with Probate, Wills and Trusts. . In 1990, following the revolutions in Eastern Europe, his firm was the first Western European Practice to open a representative office in Bucharest, Romania and for some years made monthly visits there. He also acted for the Russian Association Bankers in London and made visits to Russia and other former Soviet Republics. He was secretary of the British Romanian Legal Association and lectured widely in Romania on legal issues. He left private practice for four years and became in-house group solicitor, company secretary and head of compliance, first for a Nasdaq quoted company in the fields of aviation, pharmaceutical and insurance and subsequently for its Lloyds Broker subsidiary. On returning to private practice, he became Principal of a South West London firm of solicitors and then joined the Law Practice as consultant solicitor in 2014, establishing its London office, and specialising in Property and Company Matters and Wills, Probate and Trusts.
E. Richard Ludlow
Richard is a solicitor with more than 30 years of commercial and residential property experience.
Starting his professional career he helped set up the one of the first computerised residential conveyancing teams back in the 80’s. For the last 20 years he has run his own Practice in Solihull and Stratford upon Avon focusing on commercial conveyancing services. Richard has a wealth of experience in providing advice to small and medium sized developers acquiring industrial and residential sites, setting up developments and disposing of completed sites. He applies a clear thinking approach adopting a strategy that suits the potential development, whether an option agreement, overage arrangement or joint venture. Unlike most lawyers he prefers to leave the comfort of his desk and visit sites to gain first-hand knowledge of the development and any potential challenges or opportunities. Richard also acts for commercial landlords and tenants, from individuals, to large investment companies and pension trustees, in granting and negotiating commercial leases and acquisitions.
Victoria joined The Law Practice (UK) Ltd as a Conveyancing Executive in 2017.
Victoria has a Certificate in Law and Practice (CILEX) and is an Affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She has previously worked at Moore and Tibbits in Warwick and has dealt with all aspects of residential conveyancing including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, transfers of equity, Re-mortgages, Shared Ownership, New Build, Help to Buy and unregistered property. In her spare time Victoria enjoys horse riding.
Our Services: Whether Personal or Business
The Law Practice provides an extensive range of legal services to private clients and businesses across offices in Walsall, Great Barr, Stratford upon Avon and London. From the individual to the blue chip company we have the experience to deliver an expert range of legal services at very reasonable prices.