Mohammed Esa

Mohammed Esa

Legal Director With more than a decade’s work in the legal industry, Mohammed has a wealth of experience in civil litigation and is knowledgeable in all areas regarding the structure, culture and procedures that make up the legal profession. Mohammed is an experienced Solicitor with a history of working within the different personal injury and […]

Stephen Laycock

Head of Contentious Estates Department Stephen has considerable experience in assisting clients in dispute resolution cases, having in the past worked for national law firms and insurance companies. He has acted for clients whose cases have been reported in the media and legal journals. Stephen is highly knowledgeable and provides clients with a no-fuss approach […]

Abha Benjamin


Solicitor Having worked in law for over a decade, Abha’s newest challenge is mentoring part of the firm’s growing litigation team within the different sectors under financial misselling. She loves a Nando’s and travelling, especially to Santorini which she visited recently.

Sadia Gazge

Solicitor Sadia qualified as a solicitor back in 2014 and has over a decade of experience working in law, namely civil litigation. She is a Grade A solicitor with a significant background in management and has a love for dancing, gaming, and trying different cuisines. Most recently, Sadia has undertaken work within the firm’s HDR […]

Dave Holley

Senior Litigator, of Counsel Two decades after he was called to the Bar, Dave has gone on to accumulate a wealth of experience in contentious civil and commercial law, housing, insolvency and debt, BEC, irresponsible lending and hidden commissions, and now contentious probate. Out of work, he enjoys brewing beer (with varying degrees of success!), […]

Jayna Mistry

Solicitor Jayna’s experience predominantly entails pensions and investments but she has also gained experience in wills, personal injury, civil litigation, financial misselling, Plevin, BEC, construction law and more recently stamp duty reclaims throughout her many years working in law. She enjoys organising charity events, cooking, and planking – her record is seven minutes!

James Chippendale

Team Leader James is responsible for Lancaster’s First Response Unit and managing client onboarding activity. Since joining the company in an admin role, James has come up through Sandstone Legal’s academy programme and has now completed the PRINCE2 Agile course and started the GFL. He dedicates his spare time to golfing and the gym.

Anmol Singla

Trainee Solicitor Anmol has a number of years’ experience as a qualified advocate in India and is on his way to qualifying as a solicitor in the UK through Sandstone Legal’s SQE challenge. He also took on a significant role in the building up to the Plevin Group Litigation Order. When he isn’t working, Anmol […]

Jawad Liaquat

Solicitor Over the years, Jawad has has accumulated a wealth of experience in civil litigation, commercial law, immigration work, financial misselling and HDR. Outside of work, he is an avid foodie (Indian and Italian are his favourites) and gym-goer.

Maariyaah Ibrahim

Trainee Solicitor Maariyaah is an aspiring solicitor who is currently undertaking the SQE challenge. Maariyaah came through as part of Sandstone Legal’s academy programme. She has experience in multiple areas of law, including Plevin, HDR, and criminal law. Outside of work, she enjoys baking and painting. Her artwork has even been displayed in Preston’s Harris […]