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Ken founded Specters in 1985 and for the first 15 years of his career specialised in litigation, acting on behalf of Private, commercial and insurance clients appearing before many courts and tribunals.
Ken founded Lawshield, a legal expenses insurance business, alongside Connexus insurance solutions in 1996 which both service a number of high net worth insurers nationally as well as providing insurance to private individuals and companies.
Ken has extensive litigation knowledge in many areas including property, insurance, insolvency and professional negligence claims.
Ken is a business man as well as a lawyer and understands the commercial imperatives facing businesses today, and the need to ensure cash is used astutely when pursuing litigation.
For clients who don’t just want a lawyer who tells them what they want to hear, Specters is the right choice. The philosophy is based on a transparent, practical approach with an emphasis on knowledge, achievement, hard work and reliability with the client at the forefront of all we do.
Andrew completed both the Graduate Diploma in Law and then the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, graduating with a Distinction. Andrew would go on to study for a Masters of Laws at the London School of Economics, again graduating with a Distinction.
Andrew has worked at Specters since 2017 and qualified as a solicitor in 2019. He specialises in general litigation, with a particular emphasis on Professional Negligence.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family.
Initially, he dealt mainly with Commercial Litigation concentrating on the Law of Contract, before expanding his practice to include Personal Injury, Professional Negligence and Employment Law. Soyab is a very experienced advocate holding Higher Rights of Audience in all Higher Courts, including representation of families at Inquest in fatal accident cases.
Soyab joined the Specter Partnership solicitors in 1993 and proceeded to specialise in catastrophic personal injury, head and spinal injury claims. Soyab also specialises in clinical negligence. In 2008 he completed a Master of Law degree in Advanced Litigation and Dispute Resolution and in recognition of his achievements Soyab was promoted to Partner.
He is a member of the Association Professional Injury Lawyers, Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates, as well as a member of the Spinal Injury Association.
Soyab has been involved in several high profile cases such as Grayrigg Train Derailment, and other notable cases reported such as appeal against the decision of the Employment Tribunal to make no award for pension loss.
On a personal level, he enjoys cycling, sport, reading and more sport! LLB LLM Solicitor-Advocate (All Proceedings)
Paul studied Law at the University of Hertfordshire and then completed his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York. Paul qualified as a Solicitor in July 2012.
Paul joined Specters in February 2016 and is based in the London office. He specialises in Professional Negligence for claims against Surveyors, Lawyers, Accountants, Brokers, Independent Financial Advisors, and also victims of conveyancing fraud.
Paul also acts for clients who have sustained serious injuries as a result of an accident at work or a road traffic accident.
Throughout his career, Paul has dealt with various complex and high-value claims.
Recent case highlights and settlements:
- Settlement in the thousands for investors in bringing a group action for professional negligence against their solicitors in relation to failed investments in residential property, hotel, and care home schemes.
- £700,000 – Solicitor breached an undertaking and failed to ensure a Legal Charge was registered against an existing loan.
- £245,000 – Solicitor failed to ensure an undertaking included a clause for a legal charge to be registered against an existing loan.
- £200,000 – Conveyancing Fraud. Conveyancer sent completion money to a fraudsters bank account.
- £100,000.00 – Accountant failed to file tax returns
- £70,000.00 – Solicitor missed a court deadline, and the personal injury claim was struck out.
- £28,000.00 – Under the settlement of a personal injury claim.
- £9,000.00 – Broker missold an insurance product which did not benefit our client’s needs.
- £75,000 – Fatal road traffic accident.
Recently settled cases include:
£260k for a victim of a low impact vehicle collision, resulting in termination from his job.
£1.1m for a man in his 60s who suffered mobility issues in his leg and severe brain damage.
£2.1m for a finance director who was not able to perform his job to the same level after a car accident.
Clinical negligence cases resulting in settlements between £1.3-£3.5m.
She a member of APIL and regularly volunteers on the AVMA Helpline. She has a strong history of handling all types of claims, including high-value complex claims and has a wealth of experience in this regard.
Laura takes a personal approach to each and every case, and understands the needs of her clients and the importance not only to obtain compensation but also to support through the life-changing event that has happened.
Tracey is a bi-lingual English/Arabic speaking solicitor. She has a broad range of experience in various sectors within the legal profession.
Tracey is frequently instructed in cases involving complicated financial matters and represents clients of a high net worth both in the UK and based in other jurisdictions.
Tracey supports her clients and invests considerable time into their objectives. She prides herself on the long-lasting relationships she builds and the success she achieves for individuals and their businesses.
He primarily assists the team with Professional Negligence and Personal Injury claims and intends to take on the LPC or the SQE in the next few months to go in to working as a qualified solicitor.
In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports.
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