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In this episode, private client solicitors Edward Rees and Aimee Johnson discuss all things wills, including the end of legislation, (brought in during the COVID pandemic), which allowed people to execute a will via video.

They talk about the storage of wills and how to locate a will when someone passes away. "Update your Will Week" runs from 4-10 March this year to encourage people to have a will in place to ensure that their wishes are carried out and to minimise disputes.

What is Private Client Law? (The episode Edward mentioned in this episode) can be listened to here: https://bit.ly/3PPc87p 

People

Edward Rees Aimee Johnson

Areas of Law

Private Client

In this episode, solicitor Natasha Gibbons chats with legal assistant Bryn Auger about how to make a complaint against a healthcare professional in England and Wales, and the process that's followed. They explain what to expect, what the various terms mean and stress the importance of seeking legal advice if you've received a financial offer.

People

Natasha Gibbons Bryn Auger

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

In this episode, solicitors Edward Rees and Neil Davies are reunited (and it feels so good)! They rip into the Powers of Attorney Act 2023, and manage to find plenty of humour along the way.

To hear the episode Edward recorded with David Pugh during season 3, follow this link: https://apple.co/3CrgY4e

For all the resources and reference material from the episodes, and to request a discussion about a particular scenario, or aspect of law, please visit: https://lblaw.co.uk/podcast

People

Neil Davies Edward Rees

Areas of Law

Private Client Court of Protection

In this episode, private client solicitors Aimee Johnson and Edward Rees discuss the probate process and the administration of someone's estate after death. They highlight the benefits of the "Tell us Once" service, explain what is covered in the initial meeting between the personal representatives and the lawyers and then the following steps in the probate pathway.

The episode on Mythbusting Death can be found here: https://apple.co/3TSmAx8 

The episode mentioned in the podcast that relates to inheritance, can be found here: https://apple.co/3CrgY4e

People

Edward Rees Aimee Johnson

Areas of Law

Private Client

In this episode, you'll meet Paula from the Shropshire ME charity, who are one of Lanyon Bowdler's charities of the year in 2024. She's chatting with Trudy Smith from our team, who's a big fan of the charity's work, and has ME herself.

ME is an autoimmune condition which is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. It's a life challenging condition that anyone of any age can get after a viral infection.

The official site for Shropshire ME can be viewed here: https://shropshiremegroup.org/

People

Areas of Law

Charity and Social Enterprise

In this episode of our podcast, The Legal Lounge, Edward Rees speaks with Claire Vale, who's a solicitor specialising in contentious probate. They talk about predatory marriages, something Claire has seen more of in recent months.

To get married the level of capacity is relatively low. People get married for many reasons but in cases of predatory marriages, the victim will be vulnerable. When a person gets married their will automatically gets revoked, therefore the predator can benefit from the victim's estate.

Here's the blog which was referred to: https://www.lblaw.co.uk/blog/inheritance-wars-episode-3 

 

People

Edward Rees Claire Vale

Areas of Law

Private Client Contentious Probate Wills, Trust & Administration of Estates

In this episode, private client solicitors Edward Rees and Aimee Johnson dispel common misconceptions relating to wills, administration of estates and lasting powers of attorney. Topics include common law marriage, the importance of having a will in place, when someone can bring a claim against the estate and is there actually a reading of the will?

People

Edward Rees Aimee Johnson

Areas of Law

Private Client Wills, Trust & Administration of Estates

In this episode, Laura Weir talks to Sue Dickenson - promotions and engagement - from Y Bont, a charity that supports people through pregnancy decisions and loss. Y Bont is a free support service in North Wales and Chester for anyone facing a pregnancy decision and for those in need of support when experiencing pregnancy loss. Y Bont is one of Lanyon Bowdler's chosen charities and the staff will be raising funds for the charity over the coming year.

Y Bont's Website: https://www.ybont.org.uk/

People

Laura Weir

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

In this episode, learning and development manager, Emma Harrison chats with apprentices Erin Payne and Cameron Petch, asking what made them choose the apprenticeship route into law, what the advantages are, and their career aspirations.

People

Erin Payne Cameron Petch

Areas of Law

Careers

In this episode, family solicitor Philippa Pearson is joined by Sam Griffiths from First 4 Mortgages in Leominster, who are able to obtain mortgages for clients over 70, as well as those with IVAs. They source mortgages for residential and commercial properties. Philippa describes them as "the most creative brokers on the block!"

People

Philippa Pearson

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode, Katie and Jamie from the Dispute Resolution Team talk about making and defending claims in the Small Claims Court. They discuss the pre-action protocol and highlight the importance of following the correct procedure, as well as where to find the forms, along with the general process and what you need to do.

People

Katie Baker Jamie Porter

Areas of Law

Dispute Resolution

In this episode, Dawn Humphries and Alex Spanner from the Personal Injury Team discuss head injuries in professional sport, particularly in football, rugby and American football.

People

Dawn Humphries Alexander Spanner

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

In this episode, Caroline and Jon, who both work in family law, discuss the pathfinders pilot scheme, comparing it with the standard process, and explaining how the new approach is designed to boost the voice of children.

People

Caroline Yorke Jon Moriarty

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode, solicitors Sioned Williams and Caroline Yorke discuss the serious topic of appointing a guardian for your child or children in the event of your death. They explain what parental responsibility is and how if no one alive has parental responsibility, then there can be uncertainty for a child.

People

Caroline Yorke Sioned Williams

Areas of Law

Family Private Client

In this episode, Caroline and Jon, who both work in family law, discuss the trials and tribulations that are found within family law cases, including time scales for prenups, a lack of transparency with assets and having arrangements agreed when benefitting from the bank of Mum and Dad!

People

Caroline Yorke Jon Moriarty

Areas of Law

Family

We're happy to bring you our first episode in Welsh...

Yn y podlediad canlynol, dwi Sioned Williams, Cyfreithwyr yn ein adran Cleient Preifat, yn trafod gyda Aled Jones o Canaccord Genuity Wealth am ei ddull o helpu unigolion gyda rheoli eu buddsoddiadau, rheoli risg a phwysicrwydd cael Ewyllys ac Pwer Atwrni yn eu lle.

People

Sioned Williams

Areas of Law

Private Client Wills, Trust & Administration of Estates

In this episode, Sioned Williams, a solicitor in our private client team, chats with investment managers Robert Daily and Aled Jones from Canaccord Genuity Wealth. They discuss their approach to helping individuals with their investment management, managing risks and the importance of having wills and lasting powers of attorney in place.

People

Sioned Williams

Areas of Law

Private Client

In this episode, family law solicitor Caroline Yorke speaks with Ian Conlon from IWC Actuarial, who is an actuary specialising in providing expert reports in relation to family law matters. Caroline puts a number of questions to Ian including "when is it necessary to have a specialised report in relation to pension funds?" Ian also talks about offsetting, as well as pension sharing (and we hear from Sully the dog 🐶)

People

Caroline Yorke

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode, personal injury solicitors Dawn Humphries and Alexander Spanner talk to Daniel Moseley; an internet personality, about his spinal injury and how he's thriving after the accident.

Daniel's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniel.moseley Daniel's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@danielmozeley

People

Dawn Humphries Alexander Spanner

Areas of Law

Personal Injury Serious Injuries

In this episode, Caroline and Jon, who both work in family law, explain how being prepared with key information and having relevant documents to hand may ultimately reduce costs when using a solicitor.

If you find this episode useful, and you're wondering whether you should act for yourself in a family law matter, this episode may be useful: Should you act for yourself in a family law case, during this episode, we discuss why somebody may wish to represent themselves in a family law case, and explain the role of a McKenzie friend.

People

Caroline Yorke Jon Moriarty

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode, private client solicitor Kate Lawson speaks with Alison Humphreys who is the project coordinator at Connect for Life, which is one of our chosen charities for 2023.  Alison explains that the Oswestry based charity supports anyone with memory or cognitive issues, through fun and interactive sessions, benefitting many people and providing respite for carers.

You can find out more about Connect for Life's amazing work here: https://www.connectforlife.co.uk/

People

Kate Lawson

Areas of Law

Private Client Charity and Social Enterprise

In this podcast, private client solicitor, Edward Rees and paralegal apprentice, Cameron Petch, talk with financial advisor, Jack Fallows about planning for life as illustrated in Jack's book, "Money - The Assembly Guide". Referencing Maslow's hierarchy of needs and converting the pyramid theory to a Jenga tower. They discuss the importance of many aspects of life, including health and how to protect yourself with insurance and lasting powers of attorney.

People

Edward Rees Cameron Petch

Areas of Law

Private Client

In this episode, corporate and commercial solicitor Abi Croft is chatting with local entrepreneur Ellie Bevan from Winsbury Dairy about setting up a business in the food industry, selling farm fresh pasteurised milk to shops, pubs and restaurants, and milkshakes to consumers.

People

Abi Croft

Areas of Law

Commercial

In this episode, Edward Rees and David Pugh, from our Private Client Department, discuss the work that they do in their specialist areas. They deal with things such as wills, probate, estate planning, powers of attorney and administration of estates.

Here are links to other podcasts referenced during this episode:

Edward and Neil's podcast on private client law: Why it Pays to take Proper Legal Advice - The DARKER side of Private Client & Court of Protection. 

David and Edward's Previous Episode: I want to gift my house to my children - should I?

People

Edward Rees David Pugh

Areas of Law

Private Client Contentious Probate Wills, Trust & Administration of Estates

In this episode, residential property solicitors Stephanie and Gemma consider all aspects of selling a residential property. They talk through the various steps and explain the processes involved.

People

Gemma Williams

Areas of Law

Residential Property

In this episode, corporate solicitor, Grainne talks about the importance of putting a shareholders agreement in place at the outset of a new business partnership. Explaining the differences between directors and shareholders, and how a shareholders agreement can detail how a shareholder can be part of the management of the business.

People

Grainne Walters

Areas of Law

Corporate & Commercial

In this episode, Morgan chats with the students from Idsall School, who are in the office today for a 'work experience safari day'. The students were tasked with discussing a settlement agreement in relation to a personal injury case involving Harry Potter!

People

Morgan Hanley

Areas of Law

Careers

In this episode, family solicitors Philippa and Gemma discuss relationship breakdowns and divorce within the family farm, and how it's important to use a solicitor who understands the complexities that may arise during the course of a legal matter. These can include issues relating to the business, any trusts which are in place, and identifying the generational aspects of the farm.

People

Philippa Pearson

Areas of Law

Family Agriculture

In this episode, Jack Fallows from Herald Wealth Management chats with private client solicitor, David Pugh. They discuss some of the most frequently asked questions the staff of The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital asked at their recent seminar.

Here's a link to our previous podcast episode: Understanding the NHS pension

People

David Pugh

Areas of Law

Private Client

In this episode, solicitors Lucy Speed and Alexander Spanner talk through the steps to getting your work experience at Lanyon Bowdler, they explain how applicants can apply and some of the top tips to actually get the work experience you deserve at Lanyon Bowdler.

People

Alexander Spanner Lucy Speed

Areas of Law

Careers

Do you know what a McKenzie friend is? During this episode, family solicitors, Sue and Philippa talk about why somebody may wish to represent themselves in a family law case, and explain the role of a McKenzie friend.

People

Philippa Pearson Sue Hodgson

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode, learning & development manager, Emma Harrison chats with apprentices Erin Payne and Cameron Petch, asking what made them choose the apprenticeship route into law, what the advantages are, and their career aspirations.

People

Erin Payne Cameron Petch

Areas of Law

Careers

In this episode, Laura Weir and Adam Hodson, solicitors in the Clinical Negligence Department, discuss the process of inquests. These are fact finding exercises to establish who died, where/when they died and how they died. They discuss the benefits of inquests taking place online, and the importance of putting the family at the heart of process.

People

Laura Weir Adam Hodson

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

During this episode, agricultural solicitors, Steven and Susan discuss the importance of agricultural tenancies and partnership agreements. In this fictitious case study, Pops should be considering retirement, making a will and putting lasting powers of attorney in place... So why isn't he?

People

Susan Grazier Steven Corfield

Areas of Law

Agriculture

In this episode, you'll hear from Sue Hodgson and Philippa Pearson, family solicitors working in child arrangements and finance respectively. Do you have a hard time with your solicitor? Sue and Philippa discuss why it's feasible to change your solicitor and how close to a hearing date you should switch your solicitor, is it ever too late? Find out in this episode.

People

Philippa Pearson Sue Hodgson

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode, you'll hear from personal injury lawyers, and mental health first aiders, Debbie and Karen. They discuss mental health in the workplace and how Lanyon Bowdler excels in the support it offers to staff. Their work involves working with clients affected by all types of personal injury claims, including fatalities and catastrophic life changing injuries. They signpost clients and their families to mental health support, and recognise the importance of supporting their team's wellness.

People

Karen Clarke Debbie Humphries

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

West Mercia Search & Rescue help the emergency services find missing people, and respond to floods and civil emergencies every single year, but they need help.
During this episode, Andy Neal explains how important the charity's work is, saving lives every single year. He discusses the importance of volunteers supporting each other's mental health, ways to prevent people from jumping into water and potentially losing their lives, along with the charity's need for support financially and generally.

West Mercia Search & Rescue's Website: https://westmerciasar.org.uk/

People

Areas of Law

Charity and Social Enterprise

It's over 12 months since our initial podcast about the maternity scandal at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). In this episode, you'll hear from Amy and Alicia about the current situation now that the families have received the feedback reports from Donna Ockenden, and sadly how we're still seeing enquiries coming in from across the country.

To hear the original SaTH podcast which is referenced during this episode: apple.co/3H9Ow5z

People

Alicia Johns Amy Bills

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

In this episode, you'll hear from Brian Evans and Andy Pegg, who discuss the mediation process. Brian is a mediator, and Andy has been representing clients in mediations for over 15 years. They talk about the pros and the cons of online mediation and meetings in person, and explain how having a third party mediator can help resolve disputes.

The courts strongly encourage parties to undergo mediation as part of settling disputes.

People

Brian Evans Andrew Pegg

Areas of Law

Dispute Resolution

In this episode, family solicitor Philippa Pearson is joined by Sam Griffiths from First 4 Mortgages in Leominster, who are able to obtain mortgages for clients over 70, as well as those with IVAs. They source mortgages for residential and commercial properties. Philippa describes them as "the most creative brokers on the block!"

People

Philippa Pearson

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode, we discuss the common questions asked by people looking to buy a property, along with the steps taken to secure a smooth transaction.

Please note the SDLT thresholds mentioned in this podcast have since changed.

People

Areas of Law

Residential Property

Listen to Adam from the Clinical Negligence team as he chats about critical care units, what they incorporate, and what they are made up of; the team being the key part.

People

Adam Hodson

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

In this episode, Katie and Jamie from the Dispute Resolution team talk about making and defending claims in the Small Claims Court. They discuss the pre-action protocol and highlight the importance of following the correct procedure, as well as where to find the forms, along with the general process and what you need to do.

People

Katie Baker Jamie Porter

Areas of Law

Dispute Resolution

In this episode, Steven from the Agricultural team explains what should be covered in a partnership agreement, what happens if the partnership suddenly ends, how to handle partners with a lesser interest in the business, and how to deal with new members of the partnership.

People

Steven Corfield

Areas of Law

Agriculture

In this episode you'll hear from family solicitor, Philippa who's chatting with Katie (CEO of The Cart Shed charity). They support the wellbeing of adults and children, including serving members of the armed forces, veterans and their families.

People

Philippa Pearson

Areas of Law

In this episode Edward Rees and Alex Spanner chat with Sophie Burgoyne about a day in her life as a trainee solicitor, the importance of attendance notes, to-do lists, how to manage tasks, and how it's healthy to be taken out of your comfort zone.

People

Alexander Spanner Edward Rees Sophie Burgoyne

Areas of Law

In this episode you'll hear from Laura and Emma from the Clinical Negligence team. They look at the current state of the ambulance service, and highlight the slow response times to 999 calls and the reasons why this is the case. The impact on patients is seeing some negligent care, and potential claims will certainly arise.

People

Laura Weir Emma Farrington

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

It this episode you'll hear from solicitors Katie and Jamie from the Dispute Resolution team, who are looking at the ever-changing landscape of residential property evictions in England and Wales. They cover common misconceptions, mistakes and pitfalls to look out for.

People

Katie Baker Jamie Porter

Areas of Law

Dispute Resolution

In order to lessen inheritance tax, we're often asked the question "Should I gift my house to my children during my lifetime?" In this episode we hear from Edward and David from our Private Client team, who explain that this is a very complex area. They give insight into why that's the case, and provide practical guidance.

People

Edward Rees David Pugh

Areas of Law

Private Client

In this episode, you'll hear from Steven Corfield from the Agricultural team discussing the legal aspects relating to agricultural property. He illustrates various legal issues and relate them to Pop Larkin and The Darling Buds of May.

People

Steven Corfield

Areas of Law

Agriculture

In this episode, family solicitor Philippa Pearson chats with Suzanne Lowe from Talk Mediation about family law and mediation. They describe the process, which can take place face to face, or online. Suzanne has a specialist accreditation which enables her to speak directly to children, and feedback their wishes and feelings to the parents.

People

Philippa Pearson

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode you'll hear from Jack Fallows from Herald Wealth Management. Jack's talking with private client solicitor David Pugh about NHS pensions and estate planning.

If you have a current or frozen NHS pension, this episode is essential listening.

*When financial planning, please consider that your capital is at risk. Tax legislation is subject to change and depends upon your personal circumstances.

People

David Pugh

Areas of Law

Private Client

In this episode, you'll hear solicitors Edward Rees and Neil Davies discuss the importance of good legal advice in relation to The Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills, and estate administration.

People

Neil Davies Edward Rees

Areas of Law

Private Client

This episode's all about the amazing work of The Headley Court Veteran's Orthopaedic Centre at Robert Jones & Anges Hunt Hospital in Oswestry. Carl talks about his inspiration for creating and developing the veteran's service that's seen around 25,000 patients over the past nine years. He talks about how it's funded, and his future plans for the centre.

People

Areas of Law

In this episode, you'll hear about one of the amazing charities that Lanyon Bowdler supports. The Movement Centre are located within the grounds of The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. They provide targeted training which is life changing children's physiotherapy.

People

Areas of Law

In this episode you'll hear from commercial property lawyers Susan Grazier and Laura Lougher, who talk through a scenario which involves somebody taking their first commercial lease on a property, and they cover many of the potential pitfalls.

People

Susan Grazier Laura Lougher

Areas of Law

Commercial & Agricultural Property

In this episode, you'll hear Louise Howard, who used to work in the Personal Injury Team, chatting with Sarah Kerr about the support Shropshire council offer to all military personnel, veterans and their families, through their armed forces outreach programmes. Sarah is ex-military herself, and acts as the Outreach Support Coordinator for Shropshire Council.

People

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

Katie, chats with Crest Cooperative's MD, Rod Williams. Crest do some amazing and diverse community work in North Wales with people who are in crisis, which is why they're one of Lanyon Bowdler's chosen charities for 2022.

People

Katie Baker

Areas of Law

In this episode, Philippa Pearson and Staci Robinson from the family law department are answering that all important question "How much can I expect to receive on a divorce?"

People

Philippa Pearson Staci Robinson

Areas of Law

Family

Emma Deering and Jennifer Edwards who are discussing succession planning for businesses, particularly partnerships.  They offer insight and explain about wills, partnership agreements and lasting powers of attorney (LPA).

People

Emma Deering Jennifer Edwards

Areas of Law

Commercial

In this episode you'll hear a conversation between Lucy Small, who is one of the partners at Lanyon Bowdler, and the CEO of Megan Baker House, Lee Gough. You'll learn about the incredible impact MBH has on the people they work with who have motor disorders, such as Cerebral Palsy.

People

Lucy Small

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

In this episode, family solicitor, Lisa Grimmett is chatting with relationship therapist Adele Ballantyne about Collaborative Law. This is an alternative solution to mediation when resolving family disputes out of court.

People

Lisa Grimmett

Areas of Law

Family

Beth Heath is looking at the maternity claims at SaTH (The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospitals Trust) and the report which is due from Donna Ockenden. She also discusses the three reoccurring themes which are regularly presented to the team.

People

Beth Heath

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

In this episode, solicitor Lucy Speed shares an insight into the work experience procedure at Lanyon Bowdler. Lucy plays an important role in the selection and interview processes, and offers some useful tips and advice. 

People

Lucy Speed

Areas of Law

In this episode Dawn Humphries and Alexander Spanner from the Personal Injury team are chatting with local legend Mickey Bushell MBE. Mickey is an Paralympic gold medallist and qualified personal trainer, who works with disabled people to help improve their physical and mental well-being.

People

Dawn Humphries Alexander Spanner

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

We've called upon Mike Williams from our friends at Brewin Dolphin for this episode. He's speaking to Edward Rees from the Private Client team. They're busting jargon, and talking about inheritance tax planning and financial wellbeing. They explain about "the seven year rule", gifting money, tapering and touch on trust funds.

People

Edward Rees

Areas of Law

Private Client

Dawn Humphries and Alexander Spanner from the Personal Injury team discuss head injuries in professional sport, particularly in football, rugby and American football.

People

Dawn Humphries Alexander Spanner

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

Domestic abuse, what is it? In this episode, Gemma Hughes and Caroline Yorke from the Family team discuss the topic, explaining what constitutes domestic abuse and what support is available.

People

Caroline Yorke

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode Dawn Humphries from the Personal Injury team, talks about the challenges faced by people and their families when dealing with brain injuries.

People

Dawn Humphries

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

Caroline Yorke and Gemma Hughes follow on from their previous episode about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). In this episode they're talking about the processes involved in going to court if the financial aspects of a divorce can't be settled between couples, including details about FDRs (Financial Dispute Resolutions).

People

Caroline Yorke

Areas of Law

Family

Natasha and Emma explain the different grades of pressure sores, and the extent they can develop and deteriorate quickly. The elderly are most at risk from pressure sores, but they can happen to anybody, particularly those with spinal injuries. There are some graphic descriptions in this episode from the beginning as Natasha and Emma speak about some of the cases they've dealt with.

People

Emma Farrington Natasha Gibbons

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

Listen to Neil Davies and Lucy Speed from the Court of Protection department give an insight into the Court of Protection. You'll hear a segment about the history of the court, and the use of archaic terms that lasted centuries. They also talk about the recent Britney Spears case and how this would have been dealt with differently in the UK.

People

Neil Davies Lucy Speed

Areas of Law

Court of Protection

Emma discusses sepsis, sharing the signs and symptoms everyone needs to be aware of.

People

Emma Broomfield

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

Newly qualified solicitor Alexander speaks with training principal Brian Evans about their journeys to qualifying as solicitors. 

People

Alexander Spanner Brian Evans

Areas of Law

Careers

In this episode, Louise Howard, who used to be a member of the Personal Injury team, chats with Andrew Preston, who's a veteran and sufferer of PTSD. Andrew talks about his need to take action against the MOD for his injuries, how difficult it was to take that first step to pursue a claim, and the stigma that still surrounds PTSD.

People

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

In this episode, Gemma Hughes and Caroline Yorke from the family team are chatting about alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  It's a process that helps couples navigate through a relationship breakdown in a way that can streamline or avoid court proceedings.

People

Caroline Yorke

Areas of Law

Family

Dawn discusses a variety of injuries including those relating to the spine. Dawn is raising money for Horatio's Garden by running the Virtual London Marathon.

People

Dawn Humphries

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

In this episode, Beth Heath from the Clinical Negligence team talks about the delay in diagnosis of Cancer, using fictitious but typical cases to illustrate the challenges people are facing.

People

Beth Heath

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

This short trainer for season 1 gives a brief idea of what you can expect from the upcoming episodes.

People

Amanda Jones

Areas of Law

Family Clinical Negligence Personal Injury

Some of our Notable Speakers

Beth Heath

Beth completed her training at Lanyon Bowdler, progressing to associate solicitor and is now one of Lanyon Bowdler’s youngest partners, as well as head of the clinical/medical negligence team. 

Katherine Jones

Katherine has received excellent client feedback on her empathy, professionalism and outstanding client service.

Dawn Humphries

Dawn is a partner and heads the personal injury department, she specialises in serious and catastrophic brain and spinal accidents. 

Caroline Yorke

Caroline has built up a wealth of experience in all areas of family law and is an accredited specialist member of Resolution in 2007, for financial relief on divorce and domestic abuse. 

Laura Weir

Laura has worked on a broad range of clinical negligence claims and has secured significant settlements for her clients.

Adam Hodson

Adam joined Lanyon Bowdler as a solicitor in 2021 and specialises in clinical negligence.

Alexander Spanner

Alexander is a solicitor working in the personal injury department. 

Brian Evans

Brian is the managing partner and training principal at Lanyon Bowdler. 

Emma Broomfield

Emma has wide ranging experience having acted for claimants with cerebral palsy, catastrophic brain injury, spinal injury, cancer and amputees.

Neil Davies

Neil specialises in Court of Protection work and mental capacity issues affecting both the older client and those who lack the capacity to manage their affairs due to personal injury or clinical negligence

Lucy Speed

Lucy specialises in Court of Protection work and mental capacity issues, in particular dealing with clients who have suffered brain injuries.

Emma Farrington

Emma joined Lanyon Bowdler as a trainee solicitor in September 2018, she is a member of the clinical negligence department. 

Natasha Gibbons

Natasha has particular experience in dealing with complex cases, including those arising out of spinal and brain injuries. She has a particular interest in cases relating to gynaecological injuries and cancer diagnoses.

Edward Rees

Edward is a partner and heads the private client department, he comments "I enjoy what I do, I really like meeting different people and helping them understand what they need to do to secure their futures and those of their loved ones."

Lisa Grimmett

In 2010 Lisa trained as a Collaborative Lawyer. This process, being a form of ADR, focuses on solution finding and supporting separating couples to enable them to achieve tailor-made solutions for their specific family situation.

Emma Deering

Emma handles a varied caseload to include the preparation of Wills and inheritance tax advice, the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney and estate administration.

Lucy Small

Lucy has acted for clients who have suffered head injuries and has a wide range of experience of medical negligence.

Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer specialises in commercial and corporate work including asset sales, share sales, shareholder agreements, providing data protection advice and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.

Philippa Pearson

Philippa is a highly-respected voice in family law and has written a number of legal books, including the Lawpack’s DIY Separation and Divorce guide. 

Staci Robinson

Staci deals with various types of family law cases, including divorce and financial matters, and private law children matters. 

Katie Baker

Katie is a fluent welsh speaker and understands the importance of providing clients with a professional service in their native language.

Susan Grazier

Susan provides advice on a wide range of agricultural and commercial property matters, including; freehold sales and purchases, commercial leases, licences, property option agreements, easements and renewable energy installations.

Laura Lougher

Laura deals with a wide range of matters including commercial lease transactions, site acquisition and development, commercial property sale and purchases and landlord and tenant work.

David Pugh

David is a partner and leads the Shrewsbury Private Client team, he handles all types of work including the administration of estates.

Steven Corfield

Steven specialises in providing professional advice in areas including freehold and leasehold property matters.

Jamie Porter

Jamie is a solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team based in Telford. 

Sophie Burgoyne

Sophie is a solicitor in our Dispute Resolution Department and is based at our Telford office.

Sophie graduated from Cardiff University in July 2020 with a first class law degree before going on to study the LLM at the University of Law in Birmingham, achieving a distinction.

Andrew Pegg

Andrew has experience of dealings with courts and HM Land Registry Adjudicator from start to finish but strongly advocates alternative dispute resolution and has dealt with numerous complex multi-party mediations including one within a prison.

Alicia Johns

Alicia enjoys a broad range of clinical negligence work, she has experience in birth injury claims, neonatal deaths, stillbirths and delays in the diagnosis of cncer cases, which led her to our clinical/medical negligence team in October 2022.  

Amy Bills

Amy has a keen interest and experience in birth injury claims, neonatal deaths, stillbirths and delays in the diagnosis of cancer cases. 

Karen Clarke

Karen works as an Associate Legal Executive (FCILEx) in the personal injury department. Karen deals with the higher end of fast track work and also works on multi-track cases.

Debbie Humphries

Debbie has considerable experience in all types of accident claims including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, slipping and tripping cases and Criminal Injuries Compensation claims.

Sue Hodgson

Sue is an accredited specialist with Resolution and has a vast amount of experience in private children law proceedings and has particular expertise in dealing with private law children disputes.

Erin Payne

Erin is a paralegal apprentice within the Clinical Negligence team, and will be supporting lawyers on the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust maternity scandal cases. Erin chose the apprenticeship route as she finds this a very rewarding way to learn.  

 

Cameron Petch

Cameron is a paralegal apprentice and assists the lawyers within the Personal Injury Team. Cameron enjoys working whilst receiving training and support in the law sector. This is his first full time employment role and is excited to further his career with the LB team.

Morgan Hanley

Morgan joined the Court of Protection Team in Shrewsbury as a legal support assistant in March 2022.

Grainne Walters

Gráinne’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, corporate reorganisations and succession planning, routinely acting on complex multimillion pound transactions for a range of clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

Gemma Williams

Gemma qualified as a solicitor in 2019 having studied Law at the University of Chester, she joined Lanyon Bowdler in July 2021 and is based in the Ludlow Office. She specialises in all residential property matters.

Abi Croft

Abi assists on large corporate transactions, including share sales/purchase, asset sales/purchases, management buyouts and company reorganisations. 

Kate Lawson

Kate has experience in relation to a variety of private client matters including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney and estate administration.

Jon Moriarty

Jon deals with all aspects of family law but with particular emphasis on financial matters in respect of divorce or couples who are separating as well as arrangements concerning children. With particular interest in cases where farms, businesses or pensions may be involved.  

Sioned Williams

Sioned deals with the preparation of wills, inheritance tax advice, estate planning, estate administration, preparation and registration of lasting powers of attorney and care home fee planning. She is fluent in both English and Welsh and is happy to assist clients in both languages.

Aimee Johnson

Aimee joined the Private Client Team in December 2022, she handles a variety of cases including administration of estates, drafting wills and preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Claire Vale

Claire has experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters but has specialised in contentious probate work for a number of years. She is a member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (“ACTAPS”).

Bryn Auger

Bryn is a legal assistant in the Clinical Negligence Team. He graduated from Aston University with First Class Honours in Law in 2021.

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