You want to know that your legal matter is being handled by your local solicitors, who know exactly what they are doing. With this in mind, you will be glad to know that at MG Legal all of our team are legally qualified, and experts in their chosen field.
It took a lot of searching, but we have gone out of our way to choose the best team in the area, and we at MG Legal are more than confident that you will be happy with the service provided.
Philip Cranage Senior Litigator
Philip Cranage and our Mark Gregory have worked together in the legal field for more than 12 years.
Specialising in Personal Injury, Dispute Resolution and Landlord and Tenant Disputes (basically evicting unwanted Tenants), Phil’s drafting and negotiating skills are a sight to behold.
Not one to hold back, Phil will put everything he has into his investigations and his tenacity has made Phil part of MG Legal’s core members.
Mark Gregory Principal Solicitor
Mark Gregory is the “MG” in MG Legal.
Unhappy with the way some bigger city firms were handling matters, in 2010 Mark decided to bring back traditional values, and formed MG Legal. The mantra was simple: employ nothing but properly qualified, amazing people, to give clients the service that they deserve.
It wasn’t easy. Believe it or not, there are so many ‘chancers’ in the legal industry, and not all solicitors are equal. We knew we had to stand firm, and wait for the right people to work with us. We did, and 9 years on, MG Legal has an amazing team behind it, and a client base, second-to-none, with nothing but glowing reviews from private, and business clientele, alike.
Despite heading up the firm, Mark is always contactable, and accepts instruction on matters relating to Personal Injury (from Traffic Accidents, Medical Negligence, to Accidents at Work), Commercial Disputes, Business Leases, Employment Law, and all areas of Property.
Maybe it’s the hours spent on every client’s matter, the guile and expertise he has acquired over the years, or the fact that he has a team, including Philip Cranage behind him: who knows? But, Mark, after accepting thousands of client instructions, has a success rate in excess of 99%.
Mark gains most of his clients through recommendations, and is always interested in discussing new instructions, and business ventures.
If you want a solicitor who will leave no stone unturned, then Mark's your man.
Chloe Cardwell Trainee Solicitor
Trying to steal principal solicitor Mark Gregory’s thunder, Chloe turned up in June of 2016, with not just a Law Degree, but a Masters in Law, too!
As you could imagine, we had to have her on board!
Having completed her Legal Practice Course in June 2017, Chloe works closely with Michael Glover in the Property department, whilst she completes her training contract.
Due to qualify in November 2019, Chloe will immediately take a role as property solicitor at MG Legal, dealing with all aspects of residential and commerical property sales and purchases.
Always happy to help clients, and with a very firm understanding of her chosen field already, we have in Chloe, another asset.
Sarah Lees Trainee Solicitor
Not stopping there, Sarah will be working with the Civil team dealing with Personal Injury compensation claims (on a "No Win, No Fee" basis) and will then move into her full-time role, when she qualifies in November 2019.
From a farming background, in her free time, Sarah enjoys a whole host of other activities, including Milking and Horse Riding.
Lorraine Gill FCILEx - Wills & Probate Department
Lorraine Gill joined the team in 2019, working in the Wills and Probate Department, advising clients on all aspects of estate and future planning, for our younger and older clients alike!
Lorraine has a breadth of knowledge about all areas Private-Client-law-related, and can draft your Will, help you make Lasting Powers of Attorney, and even deal with your loved one's estate after their passing, with an efficient and personal service.
If you need advice about putting your assets into a Trust, or making sure that you provide for your loved ones on your death, Lorraine can see you for a fixed-fee initial consultation, either in one of our offices - Lancaster, Longridge or Garstang, or she can discuss your requirements, initially, over the 'phone.
Lorraine offers services for the elderly, with jargon-free advice and home visits (usually at no extra cost), for those who just aren't able to attend our offices.
So, if you want to talk to Lorraine, you can contact her using the form here, or email our Private Client Department at email@example.com.
Lynsey Oldham Accounts
Legal cashier Lynsey, along with our accountants, makes sure we’re all above board, and keeps the Tax man happy! At MG Legal, in an area that is massively scrutinised, we love Lynsey’s attention to detail and her conscientious attitude.
You can contact Lynsey at the Office or request a call back and someone will be in touch within 30 minutes during normal Office hours. Remember, our fixed fee Conveyancing, Divorce and ‘No Win, No fee’ Personal Injury services all offer the personal touch.
Stop the Press!
Not happy being just great at accounts, Lynsey now has her Diploma in Law & Practice, and has enrolled in Level 6 CILEx with Brightlink. No stopping this one!
Lucinda Wyer Legal Secretary
Lucinda was another welcome addition to the MG Legal team.
Joining the team in November 2018, Lucinda has hit the ground running. Lucinda is a legal secretary in our Family Department, and assists Sara Williams to help keep clients fully up-to-date with their matters.
Having previously worked for over 5 years in Wills and Probate, Lucinda can assist our Lancaster clients on a range of matters from Wills to Probate to Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Lucinda has integrated herself into the Lancaster office, becoming the main point of contact for Family, Personal Injury and Property clients alike. There isn't a query too small - if you've got any questions, contact Lucinda on 01524 581 306 to find out how we can help.
Sara Williams Family Lawyer
An experienced lawyer with over 14 years’ dealing with family matters, and some 20 plus years in the legal industry, Sara joined MG Legal to head the family department in 2016, after 16 years with her previous firm.
A great listener, a master tactician, and a truly excellent advocate in court, Sara covers a range of family matters from simple divorces, to child contact and intricate financial matters.
Sara offers initial half hour appointments at each of our offices (Garstang, Lancaster and Longridge) for £75.00 plus VAT, so if you want to enquire about an initial half hour appointment to see Sara, call us on 01524 581 306 to get the ball rolling.
We know that our clients are all busy people, so we offer after-hours appointments five days a week at any of our three offices.
Hope Jordan Administrator
An aspiring Wills & Probate Solicitor, after being with the firm for only 6 years, Hope knows more about the law than most qualified solicitors at other law firms (you know who you are!!).
A huge help to others, there’s very little that Hope can’t do. From drafting Court Petitions, to I.T. and ensuring that clients are up-to-date and completely apprised of the present position of their legal matter and fastidiously looked after (that said, her cups of tea are rather poor – once tried, never forgotten!!).
A real asset, Hope is presently studying an Open University Law Degree, and in the not-so-distant-future, we are going to have another top-rate solicitor on our hands at MG Legal.
Dave Business Consultant
The youngest member of our team, Dave has already helped out in every department (Wills & Probate, Family Law and Property, and he’s even been on a road trip or two with our Personal Injury compensation specialists), and is quickly learning the ropes – our Trainees need to keep an eye out for Dave, as he’s well on the way to taking their spots!
In his free time, Dave enjoys long walks (and we mean LONG!), and playing with his numerous, favourite toys. A kind soul, Dave prefers to take a back-seat from our clients and spends most of his time away from the office, working from home. However, if you’re out and about in Garstang at the weekends, or even close to our offices in Longridge and Lancaster, you might see him pottering about, catching up with his work.
So, if you would like to arrange an appointment to discuss your matter – whether that be a divorce, child contact issues, a Personal Injury compensation claim, drafting your Will or Lasting Powers of Attorney, or selling or buying a property – you can contact our expert team at your local solicitor’s office.
We have to warn you, though, you probably won’t get hold of Dave on the ‘phone!
"Great service from MG Legal and after service was great too. Down to earth staff, very pleased with the result. Would definitely recommend."