Consumer dispute resolution team

If you need assistance resolving a dispute don't hesitate to contact our experienced specialists on 0203 816 9314 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.

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Partners

  • Joanne Ellis
    , Partner
    Partner

    Biography

    Joanne became a Partner at Stephensons in 2010 and is manager of the consumer land team.

    She became a trainee solicitor at Stephensons upon graduating in 2001 after completing th...

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    Joanne Ellis
    Contact details 01942 77430501942 774119
  • Andrew Leakey
    , Partner
    Head of Dispute Resolution and Probate

    Biography

    Andrew became Head of Dispute Resolution in 2009, looking after the consumer and discrimination law teams, these teams act for individuals, often facing daunting situations. In 2...

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    Andrew Leakey
    Contact details 0333 999 714601942 774548
  • Liam Waine
    , Partner
    Partner

    Biography

    Liam became an Associate with the firm in May 2006 and was made Partner in May 2008.

    Liam qualified with Stephensons in September 2002, having completed his training contract ...

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    Liam Waine
    Contact details 01942 77446601942 774527

Solicitors

  • Heather Bailey
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Biography

    Heather joined Stephensons in 2017 as a solicitor in the consumer dispute resolution team.

    Heather studied at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, then went...

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    Heather Bailey
    Contact details 01942 774522
  • Niall Helferty
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Biography

    Niall qualified as a solicitor in September 2015.

    Niall studied in Belfast before completing his LPC in Manchester; and has been with Stephensons since 2008. He has worked in a number of departments since then, gaining significa...

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    Niall Helferty
    Contact details 01942 77458101942 774538
  • Claire Richardson
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Biography

    Claire qualified as a solicitor in September 2015 having studied at the University of Salford and the Manchester College of Law.

    Since qualifying Claire has dealt with a wide variety of civil litigation matters including propert...

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    Contact details 01942 774193
  • Rachael Williams
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Rachael is a solicitor in Stephensons' dispute resolution team.

    Rachael started at Stephensons in February 2013 as a graduate paralegal in the dispute resolution team, having graduated ...

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    Rachael Williams
    Contact details 01942 774086

Trainee solicitors

  • Victoria Fagan
    , Trainee solicitor
    Trainee Solicitor

    Victoria is a trainee solicitor undertaking her third seat in the dispute resolution (land) department specialising in rights of way and access disputes, issues between neighbours and boundary di...

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    Contact details 01942 774271
  • Beth Middleton
    , Trainee solicitor
    Trainee Solicitor

    Beth is a trainee solicitor within the dispute resolution team, due to qualify in September 2019.

    Beth graduated from the University of Chester in 2014 with an LLB (Hons) law degree before ...

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    Contact details 01942 774484

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  • Andrew Leakey
  • Liam Waine
  • Joanne Ellis
  • Heather Bailey
  • Niall Helferty​
  • Claire Richardson
  • Rachael Williams
  • Victoria Fagan
  • Beth Middleton

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