James is responsible for the overall management of the firm and is also a partner in the Public Law and Human Rights team.
Matthew is deputy to James. Matthew previously served a term as managing partner. He is also a partner in the immigration team.
Russell is responsible for most of our operations including our IT, billing, and legal aid relationship.
Lesley is responsible for the day to day running of our office and the support staff. She also deals with recruitment, induction, and human resources. In 2022 Lesley was the joint winner of the inaugural Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award for support staff.
Our reception staff are your first point of call when you phone our main number or come into our office for an appointment. They also provide administrative support to our lawyers. They are;
Our accounts and costs staff ensure that our finances are kept in good order and that invoices are paid promptly, and clients billed regularly. They are;
Leigh Capon - Accounts Manager
Oya Howell - Accounts Assistant
Charlene Heale - Billing Manager
Jackie Santana - Deputy Billing Manager
Rosa Curzon Smith – Billing Team
Aarushi Singh – Billing Team
Daisy Cullen Close - Billing Team
Our IT staff ensure that our lawyers have the IT support they require to work effectively for our clients. They are;
Georgios Tsigkas – IT Support Officer
We have secretaries in all three of our departments to provide secretarial support to our lawyers and a helpful contact point for clients. They are;
Sue Osei – Immigration
Dionne Smith – Immigration
Sonia Lawson - Immigration
Michelle Hindle - Immigration & Family
Mavis Dwyer - Family
Penny Visram – Public Law