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nexus directors


louise carr

Louise heads up our employment team having specialised in employment law for more than 15 years advising on a broad spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious issues. She regularly appears in the employment tribunal and has been particularly involved in dealing with complex multi-day discrimination claims.

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janet fleming

Janet practices in family law, specialising in divorce.  Her clients include a number of high profile celebrities.  She joined nexus solicitors in March 2013 from a national law firm, where she was head of family law.

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jamie lloyd

Jamie trained at large national practice in Liverpool before setting up nexus solicitors in 2000. He practises in corporate law, specialising in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

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craig mccracken

Craig specialises in employment law. He undertakes cases in the employment tribunals both for employers and employees. His practice also includes advising companies on employment contracts and strategies.

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paul mcgladdery

Paul qualified as a legal executive in 1996 and has worked in both local government and private practice. Paul practises in commercial real estate law, specilaising commercial leases.

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desmond o'driscoll

Des practises as a specialist commercial real estate lawyer.  He acts for a number of high profile clients in the retail and property development sectors. Des set up nexus solicitors in 2000.

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christopher pugh

Chris trained and worked at a major international firm in London qualifying in 1991, before returning to Manchester in 2000 to set up nexus solicitors. His practice is in heavy-weight commercial litigation.

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andrew tonge

Andrew's practice is in corporate restructuring and insolvency, banking and finance litigation and finance and legal regulatory defence. Andrew joined the firm in 2007 from a national law firm where he was head of insolvency.

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debbie whiteley

Debbie trained with a national law firm, qualifying in 1999. She joined nexus solicitors in 2000.  Debbie practises in real estate litigation, specialising in commercial leases and franchise disputes.

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associate solicitors


leilah ashurst

Leilah joined nexus solicitors in August 2004, qualifying as a solicitor in 2007.  Leilah practises corporate law, specilaising in mergers and acquisitions and insolvency.

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jennifer beatty

Jennifer is experienced in all areas of litigation, including contractual disputes, negligence claims, debt recovery and personal injury. She also practises in insolvency litigation.

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alison connolly

Alison joined nexus in 2015, with over 10 years experience as the head of the personal injury department at another Manchester legal practice.

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vicken couligian

Vicken qualified as a solicitor in 1995.  He practises in personal injury law, with a particular emphasis on high value road traffic accident cases.

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Sarah Malkin

Sarah joined nexus solicitors in 2017 from JMW Solicitors LLP, qualifying as a solicitor in 2014. Sarah practises in all areas of commercial real estate law, specialising in strategic high value land acquisitions and disposals.

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ann grice

Ann joined nexus as a paralegal in September 2009 having worked as a legal advisor at a national law firm. She qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and now practises in property and insolvency litigation.

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executives and paralegals 


Fabian Ashurst

Fabian is a paralegal. He joined the firm in November 2017 after completing the LPC. Fabian works in the property department handling residential and some commercial conveyances.

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Louise Rushton

Louise is a Senior Litigation Executive. She joined the firm in March 2015 after 17 years at another law firm in Manchester. She works in our personal injury department, specialising in injuries from accidents on the highway and in public places.

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