Members / Solicitors
Jennifer Simmons – COLP
Jennifer Simmons was admitted in 1976, having completed her traineeship at Jacques & Co in Gray’s Inn. Jennifer has experience in civil litigation, debt collection, employment and property management. She acts on behalf of individuals, corporate and business clients seeking advice on a wide range of issues. Jennifer is a Partner and spends most of her time managing the firm.
Desmond Taylor was admitted in 1975 and practices in commercial and residential property law including residential and commercial, landlord and tenant, commercial and residential development and financing. He also handles Business Acquisitions and Sales.
Mark Shulman is a specialist Litigation Solicitor who deals with a wide variety of litigation matters in the County Court and the High Court. He has also dealt with matters reaching the Court of Appeal. He can conduct advocacy without the need to instruct Counsel where appropriate. He also has knowledge of Intellectual Property Law. He is able to give clear easy to understand advice and conducts his litigation in the most economical way possible for the benefit of the client. Where appropriate no win no fee arrangements can be considered.
Nicolas specialises in advising clients on commercial, employment and property law, particularly with regard to residential leasehold matters involving service charges, lease extensions and enfranchisement. He has written widely on the subject and is the author of Being a Leaseholder – The Essential Guide to Owning a Flat.
Nicolas also regularly advises clients on employment related matters including employment contracts, grievances, dismissals and discrimination claims. He has particular experience in representing senior executives and management and in resolving disputes by way of a settlement agreement.
He is often asked for opinion and comment in the local and national media and has appeared on BBC News, BBC Radio, and in The Times, The Daily Express, The London Evening Standard, The Metro as well as many other websites and magazines.
Harvey Shulman – a member of ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association)
Harvey Shulman has some 30 years experience as a Solicitor in private practice. He has a Master’s Degree in Law and specialises in property and commercial work. He is a Director of several companies which provides him with a good commercial knowledge that is beneficial in advising clients. He has written legal articles for publication on property matters.
Lydia Pratt was admitted in 1995, having completed her traineeship at Wood Nash Kimber in Gray’s Inn, following an earlier career in healthcare. Her areas of practice are civil and commercial litigation, employment, wills and probate. She acts on behalf of individuals, corporate and business clients seeking advice on a wide range of issues.
Lydia is a member of APIL. She studied law and modern languages at Surrey University. She is bilingual with previous experience in advising French insurance companies and individuals.
Mark is a very experienced property solicitor. He handles the acquisition, sale and letting of substantial commercial properties including industrial estates, offices and shops. He also deals with residential property of all kinds, often of high value, for private individuals as well as investors. He has covered all aspects of landlord and tenant law, including leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions. His clients include entrepreneurs, professionals and show business celebrities.
Edward has been with the firm since 2010 and qualified as a solicitor on completion of his training contract. He has experience of property management and development and litigation but specialises in corporate and commercial matters with a strong focus on start up companies.
Diane is a very experienced solicitor who was has been in private practice since being admitted in 1972. She specialises in residential conveyancing matters as well as undertaking Wills and probate work. Her conveyancing expertise covers both leasehold and freehold sales and purchases as well as matters relating to lease extensions and enfranchisement. Diane’s undoubted expertise and vast wealth of experience, allied to a friendly, personal service provide a high quality of service to all her clients.
Adrian Brodkin retired on 30 Sept 2016.
Robert graduated from the London School of Economics with a distinction in his Master of Science degree. He subsequently joined HM Revenue & Customs where he worked for many years as officer and manager in the enforcement department charged with the recovery of tax from defaulting companies in the City and central London.
Robert then moved into private practice to brings his experience to bear in civil and commercial litigation whilst developing his expertise in corporate structures, insolvency and proceeds of crime. He has also built up considerable experience in planning and regulatory law, particularly in defending clients from prosecutions by local councils in the Magistrates and Crown Court.
Robert welcomes clients from across all areas of commercial and private disputes in both civil and criminal jurisdictions.
Peter has over 14 years experience specialising in conveyancing and immigration .He is a law society immigration and assylum accredited supervisor.
Crystal trained at Canfields and was admitted a solicitor in 2016. She is also a Civil Engineer, who previously qualified with a Masters Degree in Engineering from Imperial College London. She works directly with many investors interested in UK start up companies.
Mohamed is an Immigration Lawyer who specialising in Business immigration, EEA and Citizenship with 10 years experience in entrepreneurship across the Middle East and Africa, He also a Member of The Law Society, The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, The City of London Law Society and Tech London Advocates. Mohamed enjoy working with wide variety of client base with different background and cultures.
Syeda Beethika Hussain
We congratulate Syeda for completing her training contract and being admitted as a Solicitor in August 2017.
PARALEGAL & SUPPORT STAFF
Naju Chowdhury (LLB Hons) – Trainee Solicitor
Naju joined in April 2014 as a paralegal in our litigation and immigration department. We congratulate Naju for obtaining a distinction in her Legal Practice Course.
Pauline Curham — Senior Administrator and Legal Support Team
Stuart Veitch – COFA
– Accounts assistant