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Meet our Experts

Meet our Experts

John Denby (LL.B.) (Bachelor of Law)

Started the firm in 1960 as a sole practitioner specialising in Conveyancing, Divorce and Probate work. As the volume of work increased it was necessary to take on more staff and share the responsibility with Partners who have each added further disciplines and impetus to the firm.

Philip Scott (LL.B.) (Bachelor of Law)

Philip joined the firm working part-time between 1988 and 1991.Philip has been with us since 1991 on a full time basis and has undertaken a wide range of work initially including crime and civil litigation. Philip now specialises in children and family matters and is a Member of the following specialist panels:

(a) Resolution Specialist in Children and Domestic Abuse

(b) Law Society’s Childrens Panel

(c) Law Society’s Family Panel Advanced.

Philip has also trained as a Mediator with Resolution and is a Member of the Family Mediators Association. Philip undertook the Resolution Collaborative Training Course in 2009 and has developed a local collaborative practice dealing with children and family matters.

Andy Gallagher (LL.B.) (Bachelor of Law)

Andy has been with our firm since 1998 and decided to specialise in Criminal Advocacy, Employment Law and Civil Litigation (Particularly Personal Injury). He is a member of the Court & Police Station Duty Solicitor Scheme and is a member of the Society of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Anna Story (LL.B. Hons) (Bachelor of Law)

Anna qualified as a Solicitor in 2014 having joined the firm in 2011. After gaining experience in our Conveyancing department she now works in the Family department, assisting with children matters. She is also an Accredited Police Station Representative, attending the Police Station to advise clients who have either been arrested or who are being interviewed voluntarily.

Michael Sadler (LL.B. Hons) (Bachelor of Law)

Michael has been associated with our firm since 1972 and after several years elsewhere gaining experience in the commercial law and property fields returned to Furness and the firm that trained him. Michael works from our Ulverston office and deals with Commercial and Residential Conveyancing as well as Probate, Powers of attorney, Elderly client care work and Wills.

Andrew Hollins-Gibson (B.A.)  (Bachelor of Arts)

Andrew joined our firm in 1999 as an experienced Advocate and Licensing Lawyer having gained experience with two other legal practices. He is a member of the Court & Police Station Duty Solicitor Scheme and is a member of the North West Duty Solicitors Regional Committee.

Sara Jones ( BA Hons & PGDip), (Bachelor of Arts & Post Graduate Diploma)

Sara joined the firm in 2016 to specialise in Residential Conveyancing and Private Clients including Probate, Wills, Powers of Attorney. Previously Sara has been a Paralegal in Salisbury and been awarded a training contract with them and qualified as a Solicitor currently working from our Ulverston Office in addition to Michael Sadler.

Elizabeth Phizacklea (LL.B. Hons)

Elizabeth joined our firm in 2015 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2019. She works mainly in the Crime Department and assists in Family work. She is an Accredited Police Station Representative.

Heather Bruff (LL.B. Hons)

Heather joined our firm as a trainee in 2016 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2019. She is based at our Ulverston office dealing with Family matters and Conveyancing.

Jacqueline Scott (FLIEx) (Financial Institute Legal Executive)

Jackie joined the firm in 1988 and specialised in Family law and compensation claims. She is now mainly involved in Costing. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

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