Managing Partner

James is responsible for the overall management of the firm and is also a partner in the Public Law and Human Rights team.

Deputy Managing Partner

Matthew is deputy to James. Matthew previously served a term as managing partner. He is also a partner in the immigration team.

Chief Operations Officer

Russell is responsible for most of our operations including our IT, billing, and legal aid relationship.  

Practice Secretary and Human Resources

Lesley Kennedy-Neal

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.   

Reception 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;

Sharron Brewer – Telephonist

Philippa St Croix – Receptionist

Delene Hinds – Receptionist

Accounts, Costs and Billing

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

Jackie Santana - Deputy Billing Manager

Robert Stepanyan – Billing Team

Marion Oluba - Billing Team

Pio Kostanecki - Billing Team

Rusne Salkauskaite - 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

Saturday appointments are available at our Central London office with Ana Gonzalez by prior arrangement.

Wilson Solicitors LLP is a limited liability partnership, registered in England and Wales with registered no OC347380. The registered office is the above address. Wilson Solicitors LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales with registered no 520695. The principal applicable professional rules are the Solicitors' Code of Conduct. We use the word 'partner' to refer to a member of the LLP, or an employee or consultant who is a lawyer with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of members' names and a list of those non-members who are designated as partners are open to inspection at the registered office. The partners are solicitors of England and Wales. VAT no 553990412

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