Solicitor – Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)
Emma has worked in various different authorities throughout her career and has higher rights of audience (to Supreme Court level) in the civil jurisdiction. Most of Emma’s work involves contentious work including judicial review, housing and environmental health, employment and enforcement but she also practises in administrative law. Innovative and pragmatic, she likes a challenge.
Alexa is a Solicitor, with a keen interest in civil litigation, this being her main area of practice. Alexa, in particular, acts in enforcement and recovery matters, attending the County Court, Magistrates Court and Tribunals on behalf of the Authority and other clients.
Cara is employed as a barrister whose main area of practice is in environmental protection and licensing. She has a particular interest in these areas and acts for the authority, and on behalf of other councils, in the region. Having also acted in matters relating to planning enforcement, food hygiene, benefits fraud and health and safety matters, she deals with a wide range of cases. Cara has previously worked as a Legal Adviser to the Magistrates’ Court and also has considerable experience in information rights.
Jo Furner is a solicitor with over 10 years experience as a local government lawyer; her main areas of expertise and interest being in criminal enforcement and civil litigation. She regularly attends both the Magistrates and County Courts, representing Council’s and housing trusts across the region. Her particular areas of interests include both private and public sector housing enforcement and fraud.
Originally from private practice Martin is our property guru, although he has a considerable knowledge of company law and asset recovery.
Noel worked for 10 years at the Environment Agency as an environmental planner and regulator before establishing himself in the City as a senior planning and environmental practitioner. He has experience of advising and representing clients in relation to major development projects and agreements, environmental permitting, regulatory enforcement and habitats and environmental assessment.