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Team

LIBERAY LEGAL HAS AN INCREDIBLY DYNAMIC, DETERMINED AND AMBITIOUS TEAM WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSUMER LITIGATION FIELD.

Every member of our elite team is committed to achieving justice for our clients by ensuring that our clients receive an unparalleled level of advice and service. At the forefront of this team are the following:

RICHARD LAW

Managing Director

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2010 following the completion of a bespoke training contract with international law firm Halliwells LLP. Following the completion of his training contract, Richard joined another international law firm, Hill Dickinson LLP, specialising as a litigator in counter fraud. In 2014, Richard then successfully founded and ran his own business for five years before selling the company and joining BMD Law Limited, where he specialised in financial mis-selling litigation. During his career, Richard has acted on behalf of high profile clients such as Triumph Motorcycles, AXA Insurance, the British Medical Association, Leicester City FC, Next plc and Europcar.

Richard is entrepreneurial and extremely client focused, establishing incredibly strong and long-term relationships based on trust and success.

JULIE ADAMS

Head of Legal Operations

Julie is a extremely successful and motivated Head of Legal Operations with a wealth of litigation experience, having occupied executive positions in a number of highly reputable, market leading law firms.

She has extensive experience of handling large, litigated caseloads (including small, fast and multi-track claims) of various complexity and value, utilising her excellent technical and operational knowledge to provide the highest level of customer service and advice to her clients.

She is extremely passionate about securing justice for the under-dog and loves what she does for a living!

DANIEL DERBYSHIRE

Head of Pre-Litigation

Daniel has extensive experience of the legal industry and plays a critical role in the management of Liberay’s pre-litigation team, specifically utilising his profound product knowledge to educate and train the Liberay team on how to identify and process high quality claims.

In addition, Daniel has great experience of handling large caseloads, progressing cases proficiently and efficiently to ensure our clients receive the compensation they are owed as quickly and painlessly as possible.

DAVID WOODING

Head of Housing Disrepair

After being called to the Bar in 2003, David cross qualified as a Solicitor in 2008.  Throughout David’s career, he has always fought for individuals who have been the victim of injustice.

David now acts solely for tenants who are living in poor conditions, fighting their cases robustly and with tenacity, to ensure that the optimum outcome is achieved to bring the client’s property to an acceptable living condition and also to compensate for the distress and inconvenience.

David runs cases with passion and determination and is happy to run cases to trial, ensuring the best outcome is achieved for his clients.

David joined the firm in January 2023 and in July 2023 became Head of the Housing Disrepair team, offering advice and assistance to other members of the team and ensuring the best client care is achieved for Liberay’s clients.

MICHAEL STOREY

Litigation Executive

Michael is a highly experienced and motivated litigation executive with years pf experience in the areas of Personal Injury and Financial Mis-Selling. Michael has helped hundreds of clients achieve justice and continues to build his reputation as an excellent litigator. He is extremely adept at managing large, litigated caseloads, progressing them efficiently and to a high standard, whilst maintaining excellent customer service.

KERRY THOMPSON

Litigation Executive

Kerry started her legal career over 23 years ago in 2000 and has a wealth of experience as a Litigation Executive, having previously worked within several large, well-known law firms. She has specialised in the following areas over the past two decades: general civil litigation, Road Traffic Accident (fast track & Multi Track claims) Personal Injury, Housing Disrepair, Holiday Claims and Tenancy Deposit Claims.

Kerry loves working in the Housing Disrepair team as she is passionate about helping clients who are vulnerable and need assistance to improve their quality of life.  She is very client focused and wants to do her very best for them by securing suitable living conditions and the compensation that they deserve.

PHIL SCOTT

Senior Solicitor

Phil is a Grade A Solicitor and Member of the Law Society with over 20 years post qualification experience. Phil has a wealth of experience as a Housing Disrepair litigator and manager/supervisor and takes great pride in helping his clients and colleagues in equal measure.

NEJLA SOFTIC

Litigation Executive

Nejla Softic is a litigation executive who is passionate about helping clients who have suffered loss.

Nejla has an excellent litigation pedigree having worked for Keoghs and Bond Turner in the past. She has experience handling a range of cases, all which have contributed to her professional growth and expertise.

Her strong work ethic, dedication and passion for each client are unrivalled and she has achieved a high volume of settlements before and at trial.

Nejla was born in Bosnia and is multi-lingual, being fluent in Bosnian, English and German. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, travelling and reading.

PREVILEDGE NKABINDE

Litigation Executive

Previledge graduated with a Masters of Law degree and immediately joined national law firm DWF LLP. At DWF, Previledge acted on behalf of numerous high profile insurer clients in the areas of personal injury and road traffic accidents. In early 2023, Previledge joined Liberay Legal’s housing disrepair team, utilising her extensive litigation knowledge to enhance and consolidate the team.  She enjoys cooking, travelling and meeting new people.

LAURA JONES

Chartered Legal Executive

With over 15 years’ experience in civil litigation, Laura is a Chartered Legal Executive with a wealth of experience including working for several market-leading insurers and dealing with work from both a Claimant and Defendant perspective in the motor sector including personal injury, complex credit hire and counter fraud.  Laura has extensive technical and procedural expertise and a strong commitment to achieving the best results for her clients.  She is a strong communicator with a passion for achieving justice for her clients in the housing disrepair sector and ensuring that they are supported every step of the way.

GLEICE DE FREITAS

Litigation Executive

Prior to joining Liberay Legal, Gleice obtained extensive litigation experience at a regional law firm within their family & divorce, road traffic accident and housing disrepair departments. She has over 3 years legal experience and is currently handling her own caseload of housing disrepair cases. During her free time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

HENNA IQBAL

Paralegal

Henna is a confident, persistent and hard working Paralegal within the housing disrepair team. Henna’s determined and ambitious nature has helped the business grow immensely. She prides herself on providing honest and considered advice to her clients.

RUHEEN MOHMED

Paralegal

Ruheen is a soon to be qualified solicitor and an enthusiastic member of the housing disrepair first response team. She possesses extensive client service experience and prides herself on ensuring all clients are cared for. She is a highly determined and empathetic individual who is keen to provide help to those in need of help. Ruheen is highly ambitious and is looking forward to forging an excellent reputation in the litigation sphere.

CARYS KAY

Paralegal

Carys is a bright, tenacious and determined litigation paralegal with a background in public services. She has meticulous attention to detail and an incredible ‘can do’ attitude. She is excited by a long-term career in law and loves being part of our housing disrepair team. She is aiming for the top of the profession!

Carys regularly competes in high level horse shows and dressage competitions in her free time.

ZACK HUNT

Legal Administrator

Zack is an affable, innovative and driven law graduate with demonstrated success in legal support and research. He has excellent analytical and client service skills, as well as being an avid team player. Zack is developing a strong foundation for a future career as a solicitor or legal executive.

LINDSAY SUTTILL

Paralegal

After completing her degree, Lindsay travelled around the world and worked for a short while in New Zealand before returning to the UK. She has spent the past 8 years successfully running her own independent bridal boutique and has gained invaluable experience in business, finance and accounting. Lindsay is hard working, conscientious and strives to provide the highest level of care for all her clients. She is highly focused and is looking forward to advancing in her career with Liberay Legal.