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Ray Crudgington - Director

Ray CrudgingtonRay is a Solicitor and Director of Lawbridge Grant Saw and also Managing Partner of our associated practice Grant Saw Solicitors LLP (www.grantsaw.com). His role is mainly non-practising and he oversees the running of the group.

Previously Ray practised in the fields of company, commercial and commercial property law.

From his many years at Grant Saw, Ray has wide experience of solicitors’ regulatory matters and quality management, and he assists the Lawbridge compliance officers to ensure best practice and maintenance of client care.

Ray qualified as a Solicitor in 1991 after graduating from Leicester University and training with a major City firm.

He joined Grant Saw at the end of 1997 following several years with a smaller Central London practice.

Ray is a member of The Law Management Section of The Law Society.

He has three children, attends a growing Anglican church in Essex and is a season ticket holder at Southend United.

Caroline Adams - Director

Caroline is a Solicitor and Director of the firm and also a Partner in our associated practice, Grant Saw Solicitors LLP (www.grantsaw.com). Caroine joined Lawbridge Solicitors in November 2012 from a niche employment law practice in central London. Caroline graduated with an Honors LLB Law Degree from Keele University and undertook the LPC at Anglia Ruskin University before commencing her training contract at a provincial firm in Essex.

Caroline has extensive experience in advising companies and individuals on all areas of employment law. She regularly negotiates and litigates employment law claims, having represented employers and employees in the Employment Tribunal and High Court in claims relating to unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, maternity rights, age discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination, whistle blowing, TUPE, breach of contract and restrictive covenant matters.

Caroline can also assist with TUPE advice in M&A and corporate transactions, general HR assistance, advising employers on employee relation issues, include employee exits and severence terms. She regularly drafts contracts, employment handbooks, company policies and Settlement Agreements.

Caroline is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Mike Clary - Director

Mike ClaryMike is a Solicitor and Director of Lawbridge Grant Saw, and also a litigation partner of our associated practice Grant Saw Solicitors LLP (www.grantsaw.com). Mike qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and joined Grant Saw shortly after qualification. Mike provides support and oversight to the litigation lawyers at Lawbridge Grant Saw.

Mike can provide assistance to clients in all areas covered within the company’s litigation department including landlord and tenant disputes, contested probate actions and property related disputes. Please note that usually Mike will take on new matters assigned to him through Grant Saw Solicitors LLP and where this happens we will make this clear to you at the outset

Mike is a member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists) and also a member of PNLA (Professional Negligence Lawyers Association).

Mike is also a specialist in the niche area of outdoor advertisement planning disputes and is frequently instructed by leading advertisement companies to act on their behalf.

Mike has two children, enjoys travelling, watching sports and socialising with family and friends.

Michael Pope - Solicitor

Michael joined Woolsey Morris & Kennedy solicitors in Sidcup in January 1983. He was a partner in Woolsey Morris & Kennedy from 1 May 1987 until 30 April 2008. On 1 May 2008 Michael started Lawbridge Solicitors with a view to providing high quality affordable legal services through efficient use of information technology and reduced overheads.

Michael has a Masters Degree in Employment Law and Relations with Distinction from the University of Leicester. 

Company & Commercial:  Acting for a wide range of clients in commercial transactions, Michael has acted on the purchase and sale of businesses, advised on the employment aspects of out-sourcing and re-structuring, and drafted and negotiated  a wide variety of commercial agreements.

Employment law: Michael has considerable experience in all aspects of employment law including advising employees, directors and substantial organisations, acting as advocate in the employment tribunal, representing clients in employment mediation and conducting seminars and training. He has successfully managed a very large number of employment disputes including dismissal, various forms of discrimination and contract claims. 

Litigation:  Michael has acted as solicitor in disputes in the Commercial Court, the Queen’s Bench Division, the Chancery Division, the Technology and Construction Court, the Companies Court and many County Courts.  

He has handled disputes involving various types of contracts, technology and intellectual property, professional negligence, partnerships, directors and shareholders, consumer problems, financial services and insolvency. He has represented clients in mediation and negotiations and advised in connection with enforcement and asset recovery.

Insolvency and bankruptcy:  Over many years, Michael has advised insolvency practitioners, businesses and individuals in relation to a wide variety of legal issues and problems arising in insolvency situations including dealing with winding up and bankruptcy petitions, making applications to the Companies Court and County Courts and negotiating settlements of disputes relating to the ownership of assets.

 


Kush Birdi - Solicitor

Kush Birdi

Kush qualified as a solicitor in March 2015, having trained in the City, and he joined Lawbridge Solicitors in March 2016. Kush has a Masters Degree in International Commercial Law with Distinction from the University of Nottingham.

Litigation: This is Kush’s main area of practice and has experience in shareholders’ disputes such as unfair prejudice petitions and breach of contract claims. Kush was heavily involved in a number of high-profile actions in the High Court (Chancery Division) during his training and also has experience in the Court of Appeal.

He has handled a range of other civil and commercial disputes involving directors and shareholders, professional negligence, partnerships, joint-venture arrangements and general breach of contract claims. He has also conducted enforcement and costs proceedings.

Company and Commercial: Kush negotiates and advises on a wide range of commercial agreements for a variety of business sectors including shareholders’ agreements, franchise agreements, joint-venture agreements, agency and distributions agreements or standard terms of business.

Employment: Kush has experience in advising companies and individuals in this area. His employment practice is focused around disputes, having conducted cases in both the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

He also advises clients on grievance and disciplinary procedures and on settlement agreements.

 

Adina-Leigh Collins - Solicitor

Adina-Leigh Collins

Adina-Leigh is a solicitor and joined Lawbridge Solicitors in June 2015 having trained at a large regional firm.  Adina-Leigh graduated with a First Class Honors (LL.B) and Commendation (LPC) in her Master of Law and Practice Degree from Huddersfield University in 2013. 

Insolvency and Bankruptcy:  Adina-Leigh has experience in providing advice and assisting in a range of issues arising in insolvency situations including serving statutory demands, presenting bankruptcy petitions, reviewing and advising on the effect of an individual voluntary arrangement and advising on corporate insolvency.”

Litigation: In this area, Adina-Leigh has handled a range of matters including disputes involving breach of contract for both claimants and defendants, debt recovery and enforcement proceedings.

Property Litigation:  Adina-Leigh is able to assist clients in a range of property disputes and landlord and tenant disputes including advising commercial landlords and tenants on business tenancies, forfeiture, involuntary bailee situations and assisting in recovering rent arrears.  Adina-Leigh also advises residential landlords on various types of tenancies including assured shorthold tenancies and can assist in possession claims.

Alison Pope

A graduate in computer science, Alison started her career as a computer analyst for Burroughs computers before becoming a Project Manager for Logica. Her work included managing the development of computer software for dealing rooms in the City of London.

Alison later trained as a tax adviser and in accountancy, obtaining the ATT and AAT professional qualifications.

Alison has worked for firms of accountants before joining Lawbridge Solicitors in August 2008.  She was recently awarded a prize for achieving the highest mark in the Institute of Legal Cashier’s Diploma exam, passing with distinction. 

Alison is responsible for Lawbridge Solicitors’ high standards of financial and organisation management.

Chris Anderson

Chris joined Lawbridge Solicitors in July 2012 as a Legal, Marketing and Administrative Assistant responsible for assisting the solicitors, implementing brand strategies and promoting the business as well as assisting the Practice Manager with the overall running of the firm.

After graduating with a degree in law from the University of East Anglia in 2008, Chris worked as an Account Manager for a specialist London recruitment firm dealing with white collar crime.

Before joining Lawbridge Solicitors, Chris also trained as a chef in a number of top London restaurants, including working for Gordon Ramsay.

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