How Do I Know If My Solicitor Is Qualified?
Posted on 15th April 2020
When you are instructing a solicitor, for anything from personal injury, to buying a house, or drafting a Will, it’s a very important time in your life, and it’s important to ensure that you know who will be dealing with your legal matter, and that they are qualified to carry out your instructions. At MG Legal, we employ only fully qualified legal professionals who are in charge of your matter, so you know that you are getting the right legal advice from the right person.
Who is qualified at MG Legal?
Well, let’s look at each department:
Mark Gregory - Personal Injury Compensation Claims, Civil Disputes and Business
Mark qualified as a solicitor in 2007, and has over 15 years’ of experience in the legal field. Having worked in firms across the North, Mark has a breadth of experience in dealing with “No Win, No Fee” Personal Injury Compensation Claims (including Medical Negligence, Road Traffic Accidents, Slips, Trips & Falls, and Injuries or Accidents at Work), Civil Disputes and Business Leases and Agreements.
Mark is an expert in his legal field and, as the Principal Solicitor, oversees the work of everyone else at the firm. He therefore has a knowledge of Property Sales and Purchases, Family Law legal matters (including divorce, financial matters and child contact issues), and Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate matters.
Lorraine Gill - Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate (referred to collectively as Private Client Law)
Lorraine has been working in the legal industry for over 15 years’, and is qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive. Chartered Legal Executives are fully qualified legal professionals, who have undergone extensive training to ensure that they can provide you with excellent legal advice in their chosen field.
Lorraine has been working at MG Legal since October 2019, and has already become an invaluable member of the team. She provides first-class legal advice to our clients in all matters Private Client Law related, and has helped countless clients in ensuring their final wishes would be carried out when they die (by helping them to make a Will), ensuring that their loved ones can make decisions of their behalf, legally (by setting up powers of attorney, both ordinary and lasting) and by dealing with their loved one’s estate (Probate applications and administration).
Sara Williams - All areas of Family Law, including Divorce, related financial matters and child contact issues
Like Lorraine, Sara is a qualified Chartered Legal Executive, who has been working in the legal industry for over 20 years’.
Sara deals with all areas of family law, offering brilliant fixed-fees in divorce, child contact issues and financial matters.
As Family Law Solicitors in Lancaster and Garstang, we believe it’s important for your family law issues to be dealt with by a qualified legal professional, and therefore Sara is perfect for the job.
Sara has been working at MG Legal for over three years, and has helped settle hundreds of clients matters in this time. From a straight-forward divorce for a fixed-fee of just £175.00 plus VAT, to complex family law matters such as financial disputes and child-contact issues (find out more information about our fees, here), Sara can advise you on just about any family related legal matter.
Chloe Cardwell and Sarah Lees - Property Sales and Purchases (both Residential and Commercial), Mortgages (re-mortgaging and transfers of equity) and property transfers
Chloe and Sarah are both fully qualified solicitors, who have been working in the legal industry for over 5 years.
Who else works at MG Legal?
Well, it goes without saying that every experienced legal professional needs an experienced assistant to help their clients with their legal matters.
Philip Cranage - Senior Litigator
Philip Cranage, Senior Litigator, works alongside Mark Gregory in providing an excellent service in all areas “No Win, No Fee” Personal Injury compensation related, as well as Civil Disputes and Business Leases and Agreements.
Philip has over 15 years’ experience in the legal industry, and has worked alongside Mark Gregory for over 12 years, meaning their team-work and case management is unprecedented.
Working closely with Mark, Phillip is his right-hand man, who can assist clients at every stage of their matter, with them being safe in the knowledge that Phil has years of legal experience.
Hope Jordan - Legal Assistant
Hope Jordan works in the Wills and Probate Department, alongside Lorraine Gill, helping keep Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate clients fully appraised of their legal matters.
Hope has been working at the firm for over 6 years, and has been fully trained throughout her time in many departments, including Property Sales and Purchases, Personal Injury Compensation Claims, and Family Law, to aid her training to become a fully qualified solicitor. Soon to be on year five of her six year degree, Hope hopes to be fully qualified in the next few years, and is ecstatic that she will have over nine years legal experience behind her when the time comes.
Lucinda Wyer - Legal Assistant
Lucinda Wyer joined MG Legal’s team almost two years ago, and aids Sara Williams in every aspect of Family Law on a day-to-day basis. Not only Sara’s right hand woman for Family Law issues, Lucinda is experienced in Wills and Probate matters (Private Client) and can assist our Lancaster based clients with their legal matters if Lorraine Gill or Hope Jordan are unavailable.
Lucinda is the face of our Solicitors in Lancaster, greeting clients daily, and ensuring that any correspondence is passed through immediately to the correct department (as well as dealing with her usual caseload, all without batting an eyelid!).
Pat Porter - Accounts Department
Pat Porter works alongside all our departments - Personal Injury Compensation Claims, Property Sales and Purchases, Family Law matters, and Wills & Probate - providing expert accounts services. Patricia works from our central office (Garstang), communicating efficiently with the other offices to provide her accounts expertise and experience for all of our client’s legal matters.
How can I get in touch with my solicitor?
You can contact our team at your local office, via email to the relevant department (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com), or using our online enquiry form (Property, Wills & Probate, Injury or Family Law).
Alternatively, when the face-to-face social distancing restrictions are lifted, pop in to your local office.
When are you open?
Except bank holidays, our team can be contacted from Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm, officially, although our team can do before or after hours, by appointment), or outside of working hours online or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (or by using the direct emails, above). Our team will get back to you within one working hour.
During COVID-19, our team aren’t accepting face-to-face appointments, but we are still open. We’re offering our services online - which you can read all about, here.
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