It is a fact of life that disputes will arise, whether in your personal life or in business. It could be the breakdown of a relationship giving rise to substantial property claims or contact and residence applications involving children. Our lawyers have wide experience in financial claims including high worth clients and those involving business and land. At such a time of emotional distress our family lawyers will do their best to give you clear and straightforward advice to help you through this period.
You may wish to pursue a claim for damages arising from injuries following an accident or have a contractual dispute with another business. Someone may owe you money or there may be a dispute with a neighbour concerning boundaries which needs to be resolved.
Whatever the issue our litigation department will aim to resolve the dispute as quickly and as economically as possible and to our clients maximum advantage. We will endeavour to achieve this without the need to institute court proceedings but should these become necessary then our experience in this area will be utilised to our clients advantage. Our experienced lawyers will aim to offer a competitive and efficient service.
Lynn Gooch’s Profile
Lynn previously worked for 17 years for one of the top five financial institutions, working in London and the provinces. She then decided on a change of career and read Law at Anglia Polytechnic University. She subsequently joined Foskett Marr Gadsby and Head LLP in 2000 and was admitted as a solicitor in the year 2002.
Lynn is the Litigation Team Head/ Partner. Her work involves all areas of family law including divorce, financial relief between both married and unmarried couples, cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements, contact and residence issues concerning children.
Lynn has been involved in numerous high value divorce cases where she has found her background in the financial sector to be an invaluable asset to understanding complicated financial issues.
Lynn has also established a niche practice in Landlord and Tenant Residential Possession Proceedings which is an expanding area of law due to the present economic climate. She is committed to providing a personal service to her clients.
Richard Gordon’s Profile
Richard trained with Foskett Marr Gadsby and Head LLP and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. He has strong links with the local area having attended both St Aubyn’s and Forest School.
Richard specialises in a wide spectrum of litigation matters and advises both businesses and individuals on the following matters:
• High Court and County Court Litigation
• Company / Shareholder disputes
• Employment claims (constructive / unfair dismissal)
• Compromise Agreements
• Sports / Media Law
• Defamation, Copyright and Passing Off
• Motoring Offences
Richard is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and also a Registered Lawyer with the Football Association. As such he is authorised to undertake Football Agency and advise professional footballers and clubs on various legal matters.
Ali Naqvi’s Profile
Ali was called to the Bar as a barrister in 2006 and cross-qualified as a solicitor in January 2013.
Ali has extensive experience of advocacy in the County Courts and in the conduct of a wide range of Civil Litigation and advisory work on behalf of both businesses and individuals including:
- High Court and County Court Litigation
- Contractual Disputes
- Landlord & Tenant – Residential
- Landlord & Tenant – Commercial
- Insolvency and Bankruptcy
- Employee settlement agreements
- Statutory Nuisance
- Judicial Review
- Unresolved Debts
- Consumer Rights
Ali prides himself in providing clients with prompt, accessible and responsive service to achieve the best results for clients at an effective cost. Ali’s interests include watching cricket and playing squash.
Alexandra Hedger-Rossiter’s Profile
Alexandra graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in July 2014 with a first class honours degree in Law. In September 2014 Alexandra joined the firm as a Paralegal in our Litigation and Family department and assists both Lynn Gooch and Richard Gordon with their cases.
Alexandra is currently studying the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law with a view to pursuing a career as a solicitor.