Breeze & Wyles is pleased to announce that it has bolstered its Insolvency and Property Litigation offering with the hire of Janina Lamb and Richard Cole, along with the qualification of our latest Solicitor from our Solicitors training program, Bradley Ali.
Janina joins Breeze & Wyles from a City practice dealing with litigation and will be working with Rita Wright, our resident expert in continuing to build the property litigation business.
Janina has a background in industry having worked as in-house Counsel with some of the largest property management companies in the country, and previously worked in Local Government within the largest Borough in London and private practice. Janina is motivated to resolve matters as quickly as possible with a commercial view and brings with her a wealth of experience in Property Litigation, Landlord and Tenant, Property Management, Leases and Tenancies, general Litigation, and Debt Recovery.
Richard joins the firm from a niche insolvency and litigation practice in Birmingham to develop our commercial litigation and insolvency practice.
Richard started his career at the Insolvency Service (see: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/insolvency-service) investigating companies that had been placed into a formal insolvency process with a view to understanding why the company had become insolvent. That was with the objective of disqualifying the company director(s) from acting in the management of a company again for a period time due to identified misconduct.
Upon qualification as a solicitor at a niche firm in Birmingham Richard practised a broad range of insolvency law and commercial litigation to include becoming a ‘game keeper turned poacher’ in defending applications brought by the Secretary of State for director disqualification. Richard has in excess of 15 years’ insolvency law and commercial litigation experience to offer.
Richard looks forward to developing his practice with Breeze & Wyles to include protecting company director’s interests.
Brad started his legal career at the Breeze & Wyles working in residential property and has since gained a wide range of experience training in all the areas of the firm’s practice before qualifying as a commercial property solicitor.
Before Brad embarked on his legal career he completed a degree in Biomedical Sciences and incorporates his meticulous scientific approach into the services he offers to his clients who include private and commercial clients such as property investors, management companies, trustees and lenders.
The work Brad currently undertakes generally relates to acquisitions and disposals of commercial property, options, pre-emptions and overage agreements, various dealings with leasehold land including residential lease extensions. Brad also provides corporate support on commercial finance and security for SMEs and Lenders.
Brad is planning to further develop his experience by expanding into Insolvency, Tax and Planning and site development.
Managing Director and Head of Business Services Brendan O’Brien said: “The expansion of the team by the addition of Richard and Janina at the same time as Bradley Ali joining our Commercial property team will reinvigorate our offering, re-focussing it on the challenges that lie ahead for many of our clients. I wish Richard, Janina and Bradley all the best as they begin their journey with Breeze & Wyles.”