Our People

Although our team caters to different sectors, collectively we share one goal. Ensuring we meet and exceed our clients expectations. 

Head of Personal Injury

Personal Injury

ALISON CONNOLLY

HEAD OF PERSONAL INJURY 

Alison joined nexus in 2015, with over 10 years’ experience as the head of the personal injury department at another Manchester legal practice. Since she qualified as a solicitor in 1998, she has specialised in personal injury and medical negligence claims, with particular expertise in complex cases involving life changing injuries. She has been a senior litigator accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers for over 10 years.

Director & Solicitor

Insolvency, Banking and Finance, Directors and Officers

ANDREW TONGE

DIRECTOR & SOLICITOR 

Andrew’s areas of practice include corporate restructuring and insolvency law across a wide range of sectors, including in relation to administrations, liquidations, receiverships, bankruptcies, pre-pack and distressed asset disposals, insolvent and wrongful trading, corporate securities. He advises company directors in respect of breaches of duties, especially in businesses facing insolvency, including litigation with administrators, liquidators and banks, when facing disqualification or giving undertakings pursuant to the Company Directors Disqualification Act and when being pursued under guarantees and indemnities. He also acts for professionals including defending lawyers and finance professionals in regulatory investigations and proceedings including in relation to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and the Financial Conduct Authority.

Solicitor

Commercial Litigation

ANN GRICE

SOLICITOR 

Ann qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and is part of the Dispute Resolution team. She undertakes a variety of litigation cases, including property, insolvency and general commercial and debt recovery cases.

Director & Solicitor

Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property and e-commerce

CHRISTOPHER PUGH

DIRECTOR & SOLICITOR 

Chris trained and worked at a major international firm in London before moving back to the North West. Chris advises commercial and insurance clients on a range of contentious matters from straightforward money disputes to complex, multi-party actions, professional indemnity matters and intellectual property disputes. His practice includes dealing with international disputes. Chris also handles high value personal injury claims.

Director & Solicitor

Employment, Education

CRAIG MCCRACKEN

DIRECTOR & SOLICITOR

Craig joined nexus in October 2006. He specialises in employment law and has assisted in establishing the firm’s HR Protection Product. He has experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Finance Director

Legal Accounts

DAVID SUNTER

FINANCE DIRECTOR 

David has over 30 years’ experience of the finances of law firms. David joined nexus solicitors in May 2005. He is now the Finance Director and the firm’s Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration.

Secretary

Commercial Real Estate

DAWN DAVENPORT

SECRETARY 

Dawn is a secretary in the real estate team and joined the firm in 2000.

Director & Solicitor

Real Estate Litigation

DEBBIE WHITELEY

DIRECTOR & SOLICITOR 

Debbie joined nexus on its inception in 2000 and became a partner in 2007. Debbie deals with all types of commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular specialism in all aspects of national and international property litigation. She also oversees our bulk debt collection schemes for insurers and large clients.

Director & Solicitor

Commercial Real Estate

DESMOND O'DRISCOLL

DIRECTOR & SOLICITOR

Des set up nexus with his fellow partners in 2000. His clients include national multiple retailers and private Landlords. He has found that the departure from the traditional, old-fashioned fustiness of law firms has been warmly received.

Secretary

Commercial Litigation

EMMA WHITE

SECRETARY 

Emma is a secretary in the litigation team and joined the firm in 2018.

Legal Assistant

Real Estate

GABRIELLA KNOWLES

LEGAL ASSISTANT 

Gabriella joined nexus in October 2018. She began her career as a legal apprentice, and joined Nexus from one of Manchester’s largest law firms. She has worked in the legal sector for 5 years, and assists our real estate team on residential and commercial property matters

Director & Solicitor

Corporate, Commercial Contracts, Banking and Finance, Companies and Partnerships, Directors and Officers.

JAMIE LLOYD

DIRECTOR & SOLICITOR 

Jamie has practised in Manchester since 1995, and helped found nexus solicitors in 2000. He specialises in advising owner managed businesses in a range of market sectors.

Director & Solicitor

All aspects of Family work

JANET FLEMING

DIRECTOR & SOLICITOR

Janet is a specialist divorce and family law lawyer. She advises in connection with all aspects of matrimonial and family law. She advises all types of clients, including a number of high profile individuals. She handles every type of case, including high value cases and settlements. Janet joined nexus in 2013 from a national law firm, where she was head of family law.

Associate Solicitor

Commercial Litigation

JENNIFER BEATTY

ASSOCIATE SOLICITOR

Jennifer is an Associate in our Litigation Department. She practises in all areas of litigation, including contractual disputes, negligence claims, insolvency and debt recovery.

Secretary

Commercial Litigation

JULIE LEAHY

SECRETARY 

 

Julie is a secretary in the dispute resolution and litigation team and joined the firm in 2006

Accounts Assistant

Legal Accounts

KARA DAVIS

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Kara joined nexus solicitors in 2017 as a Legal Cashier. Kara has many years of experience in legal accounts.

Secretary

Commercial Real Estate

LEANNE HENEGAN

SECRETARY

Leanne is a secretary in the real estate team and joined the firm in 2005.

Associate & Solicitor

Corporate, Commercial Contracts, Companies and Partnerships

LEILAH ASHURST

ASSOCIATE & SOLICITOR

Leilah joined nexus in August 2004. She practises in corporate, commercial and insolvency law. She is involved in a variety of transactions including MBO’s, MBI’s, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as share schemes, corporate and commercial contracts. She also acts in insolvency based transactions on behalf of insolvency practitioners and corporates.

Accounts Assistant

Legal Accounts

LISA BENSON

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Lisa joined the accounts team of nexus solicitors in 2016. Lisa has many years of experience in legal accounts management, having worked at a number of high profile law firms.

Secretary

Corporate

LISA LANGRIDGE

SECRETARY

Lisa is a secretary in the corporate team and joined the firm in 2006.

Director & Solicitor

Employment, Education

LOUISE CARR

DIRECTOR & SOLICITOR

Louise heads up our employment team and has specialised in employment law for more than 15. She regularly appears in the employment tribunal and has been particularly involved in dealing with complex multi-day discrimination claims.

Louise has particular experience of advising and representing clients in the private, education and local authority sectors and provides a “one stop shop” when it comes to employment claims. She is the first person her client speaks to when litigation is looming and takes them through the process from start to finish helping to build the confidence of witnesses and HR when dealing with what can be a daunting situation.

Litigation Executive

Personal Injury

LOUISE RUSHTON

LITIGATION EXECUTIVE

Louise is a Litigation Executive in our personal injury department. She has extensive experience of helping clients who have been involved in accidents whilst at work, as a visitor in a public place or in a road traffic accident. She specialises in claims against local authorities involving tripping accidents on the highway.

Paralegal

Dispute Resolution

Margherita Bozzarello

PARALEGAL

Margherita joined nexus in December 2018 having commenced her apprenticeship at another Manchester firm in September 2017. Margherita assists our Dispute Resolution team in a variety of matters, particularly in the areas of breach of contract and debt recovery.

Secretary

Personal Injury

MICHELLE WALSH

SECRETARY

Michelle is a secretary in the personal injury department and joined the firm in 2012.

Secretary

Corporate

NICOLA SYKES

RECEPTIONIST/CREDIT CONTROL

Nicola is the firm’s receptionist and joined the firm in 2018.

Secretary

Family

SALLY O'HARA

SECRETARY

Sally is a secretary in the family law team and joined the firm in 2013.

Associate & Solicitor

Personal Injury

VICKEN COULIGIAN

ASSOCIATE & SOLICITOR

Vicken is an Associate in the personal injury department. His deals with all types of personal injury related cases, such as public liability, occupier’s liability, clinical negligence, employer’s liability and road traffic accidents.

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At Nexus Solicitors, all of our lawyers and staff are dedicated to providing an excellent service to our clients. We are proud of our reputation and our place in the legal market.

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  • info@nexussolicitors.co.uk
  • 0161 819 4900
  • 0161 819 4901

© Nexus Solicitors Limited. All rights reserved

At Nexus Solicitors, all of our lawyers and staff are dedicated to providing an excellent service to our clients. We are proud of our reputation and our place in the legal market.

Contact Us

  • Carlton House 16-18 Albert Square Manchester M2 5PE
  • info@nexussolicitors.co.uk
  • 0161 819 4900
  • 0161 819 4901

© Nexus Solicitors Limited. All rights reserved

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