Name: Debbie Roberts
Tel: 01204 527777
Departments: Commercial Property
Head of Commercial Property. Debbie has substantial experience dealing with all aspects of commercial property work, including acquisitions and disposals, leases, landlord & tenant work for national retailers, licensed trade work and property portfolio management.
Career: Trained Waller & Co; qualified 1986; associate Cobbetts, Manchester 1988-1997; associate Turner Parkinson, Manchester 1997-1999; associate KBL 1999; partner 2002.
Member: Bolton Incorporated Law Society
Leisure: Skiing, Swimming, Cooking.
Name: Mike Beaumont
Specialises in commercial property lease work.
Career: Trained Jackson Harris & Co; qualified 1973; founded Kippax Beaumont & Co with Martin Kippax in 1976; merged with Lewis & Co 1985; merged with Peter Liptrott & Co 1992.
Member: Bolton Incorporated Law Society.
Leisure: Skiing, Cycling, Golf, Bolton Wanderers F.C.
Name: Nick Lewis
Departments: Divorce & Family Law, Licensing
Head of Family & Matrimonial. Specialising in divorce and financial relief applications of substantial value and collaborative law. Covers all financial issues arising out of a relationship breakdown for married and unmarried couples including child residence and contact as well as advice concerning joint businesses, division of pensions, property and other agreements. Also covers Licensing including Premises and personal licence applications, liquor, betting and gaming licences. Legal advisor to the National Golf Clubs Advisory Association.
Career: Trained Addleshaw Sons & Latham; qualified 1974; partner at KBL 1982.
Leisure: Golf; Theatre; Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club
Name: David Johnson
Departments: Commercial Property, Education Services, Residential Property
Head of Residential Property. Advises on a wide range of property matters, particularly residential and commercial development, leases and acquisitions and disposals. Legal advisor to the National Golf Clubs Advisory Association.
Career: Trained Keoghs; qualified 1982; partner 1986; head of property; partner KBL 2001.
Leisure: Golf, Skiing, Bolton Wanderers F.C.
Name: Jonathan Shorrock
Departments: Corporate & Commercial
Head of Corporate & Commercial. Specialises in a broad range of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, buy ins/outs, equity investments, shareholder agreements, corporate borrowing/lending and commercial agreements (agency, distribution, franchising and manufacturing).
Career: Trained Addleshaw Sons & Latham; qualified 1985; partner Addleshaw Booth 1990-2002; head of corporate 1998-2001; partner, head of corporate Weightmans 2002-2005; partner KBL 2005.
Member: President, Bolton Local Chamber Council, Bolton Incorporated Law Society.
Leisure: Fishing, Skiing, Rugby.
Name: Michael Slater
Head of Litigation/Dispute Resolution. Experienced commercial litigator, specialist areas include partnership/shareholder/contractual disputes,Professional Negligence, insolvency, property litigation, contracts and debt recovery. Michael Slater is widely acknowledged as a leading practitioner in dispute resolution and heads the litigation team.
Career: Trained Denton Wilde Sapte; qualified 1995, associate KBL 2001; partner 2003.
Leisure: Swimming, Golf, Gym, Music.
Name: Phil Stephenson
Departments: Corporate & Commercial, Education Services, Sport
Managing Partner & Head of Sport. Specialises in corporate transactions, commercial contracts, management buy outs/ins, joint ventures, restructuring and partnerships. Also advises on sports related contracts with particular expertise in endorsement contracts and event management.
Career: Trained at KBL; qualified 1992; associate 1995; partner 1998.
Member: Chairman, Bolton & Disrtict Round Table; Bolton Incorporated Law Society.
Leisure: Fell-walking, Mountain-biking
Name: Chris Taylor
Departments: Personal Injury
Head of Personal Injury. Specialising in plaintiff road traffic accident litigation including uninsured loss recovery.
Career: Trainee legal executive in private practice for the Crown Prosecution Service 1975-1981; clerk KBL 1981-1991; qualified 1991; partner 1991.
Member: Motor Accident Solicitors Society; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Committee member of Bolton Incorporated Law Society.
Leisure: Scuba-diving, Cooking, Manchester United F.C.
Name: John Hassells
Departments: Education Services, Employment
Head of Employment. Specialising in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters including unfair dismissal claims, discrimination, harassment, redundancy, TUPE and business transfers, employment contracts and HR training. Legal advisor to the National Golf Clubs Advisory Association.
Career Trained Keoghs; qualified 2002; Assistant Berg Legal 2003-2004; Assistant Hill Dickinson LLP 2004-2007; Associate KBL 2007; Partner 2010.
Member Employment Lawyers Association; Bolton Incorporated Law Society.
Leisure Football, Reading, Supporting Shrewsbury Town FC.
Name: Susan Hartley
Departments: Wills, Tax, Trust & Probate
Head of Wills, Tax, Trust & Probate
Specialising in trusts, inheritance tax, probate matters and estate planning.
Name: Helen Marsh
Dealing with all aspects of commercial property work whilst specialising in landlord & tenant matters for local & national retailers.
Name: Stephen Bell
Name: Anneka Traynor
Specialising in corporate transactions, terms & conditions of business and shareholder/partnership agreements.
Name: Claire Dawson
Departments: Residential Property, Wills, Tax, Trust & Probate
Specialising in residential conveyancing and wills.
Name: Stephen McArdle
Dealing with all aspects of dispute resolution and commercial litigation work including contract/negligence disputes, corporate disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, contentious probate matters, intellectual property disputes and mediation.
Name: Christine Hart
Dealing with all aspects of employment Law and HR assistance for both employers and employees.
Name: Charlotte Withnell
Departments: Divorce & Family Law
Assisting with divorce & family Law matters.
Name: Sarah Sayers
Role: Legal Executive
Specialising in residential conveyancing, plot sales and wills as well as assisting with probate matters.
Name: Pauline O'Rourke
Role: Fee Earner
Departments: Residential Property
Specialising in residential conveyancing.
Name: Della Farrington
Departments: Litigation/Dispute Resolution
Dealing with all aspects of commercial dispute resolution/litigation work with particular emphasis on insolvency, residential possession proceedings, landlord & tenant disputes and debt recovery.
Name: Martin Kippax
Name: Stephen Lewis
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