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.
To cover all your legal needs, we specialise in Family Law, Personal Injury, Property (Residential and Commercial) and all areas of Wills, Probate, and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Take a moment to have a look at our staffs’ profiles so that you can get to know who is handling your matter. If you have any questions, just ask!
MG Legal- Wherever you are, we’re here for you.
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. There are so many ‘chancers’ in the legal industry… and we knew we had to stand firm, and wait for the right people to work with us. We did, and 8 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 Holiday Illness), Commercial Disputes, Business Leases, Employment Law, and Conveyancing.
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.
Hope Jordan Office 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 ...
... 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.
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 and Glenys Taylor in the Conveyancing department.
Always happy to help clients, and with a very firm understanding of her chosen field already, we have in Chloe, another asset.
Glenys Taylor Conveyancing Department
After dealing with residential property transactions for almost 30 years, it's safe to say that Glenys knows her stuff. Dealing mainly with residential property sales, Glenys holds the MG Legal office record (and, indeed a record for ANY other firm we know of), and through hard work and determination, has recently completed a property sale in 7 days. If you're selling your property, and need to move fast- then you know what to do!
Michael Glover Conveyancer
Having qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in March 1983 after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University, Mike has 35 years’ worth of experience dealing with Property Transactions ranging from Residential Sales and Purchases to Commercial Leases and Acquisitions of Land, be it Agricultural or Commercial.
Efficient and friendly, Mike has worked for firms all over Lancashire, developing his knowledge of the local area and building a relationship with the local people.
Working closely alongside Mike is Glenys Taylor, and between them, they will make sure that you have the best experience possible when buying or selling a property, or land.
John Carlisle Probate Executive
John is a Probate Executive whose knowledge of Probate, Will Drafting and Lasting Power of Attorneys, is rivalled by no one else we have ever come across.
And it’s always good to know that, whether you want to make a Will to protect your assets (it really is a weight off your shoulders knowing that your hard-earned assets will go to the person of your choice), or you need to obtain a Grant of Probate on a deceased’s Will, feedback from John’s clients is always excellent.
So, whatever your instruction, John will listen, and then advise you how he can move matters forward, giving you clear and honest instruction, that’s factual, yet leaving you in no doubt what the next steps are going to be.
You can book an appointment with John, or simply come to any of our offices, and we can offer an initial consultation at a time that suits you.
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 has just enrolled on a course run by CILEx Law School, in order to practise Conveyancing, Wills and Probate. No stopping this one!
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 free initial half hour appointments at each of our offices (Garstang, Lancaster and Longridge) so, if you want to enquire about a free half hour appointment to see Sara, call us on 01524 581 306 to get the ball rolling.
Lucinda Wyer Legal Secretary
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 is another welcome addition to the MG Legal team.
Sarah Lees Trainee Solicitor
Already part way through her Training Contract, Sarah joined our Garstang team in October 2018. Facing things head-on, Sarah is currently working amongst the Conveyancing and Family Departments, learning the ropes and getting a more in-depth knowledge of Property and Family Law.
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.
From a farming background, in her free time, Sarah enjoys a whole host of other activities, including Milking and Horse Riding.
"Great service from MG Legal and after service was great too. Down to earth staff, very pleased with the result. Would definitely recommend."