A unique law firm in the UK
For over 20 years our American partners have been litigating cases against some of the world’s largest companies and institutions including Volkswagen, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, the United States Department of Agriculture and others. They have obtained some of the largest US verdicts against the pharmaceutical industry including a verdict of $72.6 million and another of $34.3 million. They also have represented over 15,000 women who were injured as a result of being implanted with defective trans vaginal mesh products.
Additionally, our U.S. partners were class counsel in the landmark Pigford II settlement against the US Department for Agriculture which resolved for 1.2 billion dollars.
Our barristers and solicitors here in the UK are some of the best and brightest their professions have to offer. SPG Law prides itself its ability to represent thousands of individuals who have been harmed by the wrongdoing of corporate giants and recover compensation for clients while giving each and every one the personal attention they deserve. SPG Law brings the knowledge obtained in the US in handling these large cases together with a staff of top lawyers in the UK, to create one of the world's most powerful legal teams entirely dedicated to the representation of the people against the powerful.
Meet the team
U.K. Registered Foreign Lawyer
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1988)
Supreme Court of New Jersey (1989)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1989)
United States District Court, District of New Jersey (1994)
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (2005)
United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas (2006)
United States District Court, District of Columbia (2007)
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2002)
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1995)
Harris L. Pogust has spent his career representing people who have been injured not only by the negligence of others, but also by the greed and intentional actions of large corporations across the country, including software companies, manufacturing companies, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the federal government.
For over twenty-five years, Harris has been litigating, bringing to trial, and settling claims on behalf of his injured clients, and has over twenty years of experience in working as lead counsel in class action suits, state court mass tort programs, and federal, multi-district litigation programs. Currently, Harris has served as lead counsel in In re Celexa and Lexapro Products Liability Litigation, E.D. Mo., MDL No. 1736, liaison counsel in In re Paxil, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, No. 1503, and is also representing thousands of African-American farmers in discriminatory lending claims against the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”).
Defective Drug Litigation
Defective Device Litigation
Significant Maritime Injury
HB Litigation BOCA RATO
Mass Tort Panel
American Association for Justice, Marketing
Mass Torts Made Perfect - TV Advertising
17410 NE 133rd Avenue
Woodinville, WA 98072
Glenn Phillips has extensive experience in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. He has exercised leadership roles in all facets of mass tort litigation, possesses a deep understanding of pharmaceutical and medical device regulations and holds a strong personal belief in fighting for justice for real people. This has garnered him a reputation as one of the nation’s top defective drug and device attorneys.
Glenn is a Senior Partner at Sanders Phillips Grossman who also represents plaintiff’s in catastrophic injuries, medical negligence, class action, whistleblower and significant maritime injury cases.
Practicing since 1984, Glenn has tried more than 100 civil jury trials. In addition, he has settled numerous million and multi-million dollar cases. Glenn understands that corporate America and the insurance companies have tried, and continued to try to deny real people access to justice. He believes strongly in the principle that all citizens have the right of access to the courts.
As a recognized as leader in pharmaceutical litigation and having been appointed to various steering committees and science/discovery committees, Glenn also enjoys speaking engagements for Mass Tort Panel, American Association for Justice, Mass Torts Made Perfect and HB Litigation.
Glenn is a member of the Washington State bar. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, Eagle member of the Washington Association for Justice, and the non-profit organization of Public Justice.
Tony has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients on all aspects of commercial disputes, including procedures to avoid disputes, early settlements and trial expertise. Prior to joining SPG, Tony was Senior Litigation Counsel at a large property development and retail company and was previously a Partner at a number of national and international law firms.
Tony’s recent cases include the following:-
- Advising on a number of high profile boardroom disputes including contractual, shareholder and employment claims;
- Advising on the tax implications following the purchase of a company, including corresponding with HMRC;
- Acting for exiting employees in restrictive covenant litigation;
- Advising the remaining members in a professional LLP following the departure of one of the founding members; and
- Acting for a Hong Kong company in a rates dispute with Manchester City Council.
Bar Admission: England and Wales (Barrister) 2010
Education: Magdalen College, University of Oxford (BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Clare College, University of Cambridge (MPhil in Politics and Education Policy), City University, London (Graduate Diploma in Law), University of Law, London (Bar Vocational Course)
Tom Goodhead is a Barrister specialising in group litigation, consumer protection, product liability, private international law and clinical negligence.
Tom is heavily involved in the VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation on behalf of clients of SPG Law. Tom is also currently acting in a number of group actions arising from leaks of confidential medical data, defective products and foreign travel.
Tom has successfully acted as sole and co-counsel in numerous clinical negligence cases of up to £10m in value including cases involving severe birth injuries, strokes, delayed diagnoses of cancer, amputations, cauda equina syndrome, bariatric surgery and chronic pain disorders.
Tom’s work has a heavy international dimension. He has been instructed in cases arising from accidents in the United States of America, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Turkey, France, Belgium, Ascension Island, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia and Spain. He currently spends significant periods of time in Brazil in relation to contemplated litigation.
Brooklyn School of Law, J.D.
Zicklin School of Business (Baruch MBA)
University of Michigan, BA
Mass Tort Lawyers Association
Leaders Forum of the American Association of Justice
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Mass Tort Med School
1311 Avendia Ponce de Leon
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
Marc D. Grossman graduated from The University of Michigan in 1989. After completing Brooklyn Law School and Baruch Business School’s J.D./M.B.A. program while interning at the Law Department of the United Nations, Mr. Grossman became an Associate and later a Partner in the law firm of Mergel, Tubman & Grossman in New York City. Mr. Grossman is also a Founding Partner of Sanders and Grossman P.C., and Baker Sanders Barshay Grossman Fass Muhlstock & Neuwirth, LLC, and a Senior Partner at Sanders, Sanders, Block, Woycik, Viener & Grossman, P.C. and Sanders Viener Grossman LLP.
Since beginning his law career in 1993, Mr. Grossman has focused primarily on representing large groups of plaintiffs against common defendants. After six years of practicing plaintiff’s personal injury in State and Federal Courts in New York and New Jersey, Mr. Grossman founded the law firm of Sanders and Grossman, P.C. in 1999 specifically to pursue claims for medical providers. This firm, and its successors, grew dramatically under his leadership, and now represent thousands of medical providers litigating claims against insurance companies, and thousands of injury victims, and now employs over forty attorneys and one hundred and fifty support staff.
Mr. Grossman had a vision of uniting the medical profession by affording them the opportunity to litigate nominal claims that were being written off by medical providers as uncollectible and had not previously been practical for most attorneys to litigate. By coordinating Discovery, utilizing the most up-to-date case management technology, recruiting top office administrators and trial attorneys, Mr. Grossman’s firm was able to greatly improve efficiencies throughout the litigation process and ultimately the viability of collecting these claims. By filing over 100,000 individual lawsuits, Mr. Grossman’s firms garnered the attention of the insurance industry and the medical profession in New York eventually leading to a series of mass settlements on behalf of his clients and recoveries in the hundreds of millions of dollars. In just 2006 and 2007, Mr. Grossman’s firm personally litigated, negotiated and recovered over 100 Million Dollars for his medical provider clients. The unique experience Mr. Grossman garnered as an innovator and leader in the mass settlement of medical claims and mass torts made him a leader in his field in negotiating and obtaining large recoveries.
Most recently, Mr. Grossman has represented hundreds of injured clients in lead paint litigations, asbestos litigations, mold litigations, and thousands of victims of defective drugs and products. Mr. Grossman received recognition litigating Vioxx cases in New Jersey Superior Court where he served as a liaison to the media as a member of the Vioxx PSC’s Public Relations Committee, and as a liaison for the Committee to many financial institutions and governmental agencies, offering a common voice for the hundreds of attorneys handling such cases and the tens of thousands of victims they represent. These efforts and the hard work of many other relentless attorneys ultimately led Merck to agree to one of the largest Civil Settlements in American History for $4.85 Billion. In December 2010, Marc Grossman was nominated and invited to join both The Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Executive Committee of ATLA. Mr Grossman is also a member of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association and the Leaders Forum of the American Association of Justice.
Mr. Grossman has actively litigated for other large groups of plaintiffs in the following matters: In Re: Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices And Products Liability Litigation- In Re: New York Bextra and Celebrex Product Liability Litigation in New York’s Supreme Court, New York County; -Case No. 273, In Re: Bextra and Celebrex Litigation, Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County; -Oxycontin Litigation in New York’s Supreme Court, Richmond County; -MDL-1708, In Re Guidant Corp. Implantable Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation in Minnesota; -MDL- 1699, In Re Bextra and Celebrex Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation in California; -MDL-1742, In Re Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation in Ohio; -MDL-1789, In Re Fosamax Products Liability Litigation in New York; and -MDL-1804, In Re Stand ‘N Seal, Products Liability Litigation where one of Mr. Grossman’s firms serves on the PSC. Marc’s Firm is also a court appointed member of the Plaintiff’s steering committee in the following mass tort litigations: In Re Avandia, In Re Chantix, In Re Zicam, In Re Zimmer Knee, In Re Fosamax, and the New Jersey State Court Coordination of Levaquin. Marc’s Firm is co-lead in the NY Chantix Coordination and the New Jersey Reglan Coordination, as well as, Risperdal in California, all Transvaginal Mesh PSC, and Propecia coordination. After an $8 million verdict in Boles v. Merck for a victim of Fosamax, along with co-counsel Paul J. Sizemore, Marc led the Trial Team in Rosenberg v. Merck which was the first bellwether New Jersey Trial in Atlantic County Superior Court.
After an $8 million verdict in Boles v. Merck for a victim of Fosamax, along with co-counsel Paul J. Sizemore, Marc led the Trial Team in Rosenberg v. Merck which was the first bellwether New Jersey Trial in Atlantic County Superior Court.
Mr. Grossman has become well known as a speaker and host of approximately twenty educational seminars designed to educate victims, the medical community and other attorneys. Mr. Grossman has been quoted and has appeared in numerous local and national forums and in the media as a legal commentator and advocate of victims’ rights against the corporate greed that plagues our nation.
In January 2016, Marc Grossman received the 2015 Litigator Award a significant distinction, achieved by less than 1% of all trial attorneys. This award is considered among the top honors bestowed on trial attorneys.
Marc Grossman, ambitiously took on the challenge of co-producing his first Broadway show ‘Indecent’. The play premiered in October 2015, and last Sunday June 11th at the 2017 Tony Awards, the show proved to be a complete success. ‘Indecent’ won Best Direction of a Play and Best lightning Design of a Play, while being nominated for Best Play as well.
Sarah has worked in private practice since 2003 and qualified in 2008. Prior to moving to Excello Law, Sarah was Director and Head of Commercial at the Jackson Lees Group.
Sarah acts for individuals and corporate clients from a variety of sectors advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious commercial matters including commercial litigation, contractual disputes and insolvency. She is highly experienced in all aspects of litigation from commencement of proceedings through to trial and enforcement and ranging from County Court matters through to Court of Appeal.
Sarah has recently represented:
Trustee in Bankruptcy in Court of Appeal case Yang v Official Receiver and others  EWCA Civ 1465,  All ER (D) 65 (Oct) in which it was held that the subsequent setting aside of council tax liability orders was not a ground for the annulment of a bankruptcy order made in respect of the Appellant.
Four respondents in £2 million claim brought by liquidator alleging misfeasance, breach of fiduciary duty, preference and transaction at undervalue.
Director in director disqualification proceedings brought on grounds that he acted as a director whilst bankrupt and traded to the detriment of HMRC.
Directors seeking permission to act as directors of company using a prohibited name.
Trustee in bankruptcy in possession and sale of property proceedings.
Liquidator in assessment of alleged exaggerated claims made by creditor in a liquidation.
Company in successfully having winding-up petition dismissed.
Four defendants in springboard injunction application and substantive proceedings for breach of confidentiality and breach of contract.
20 of the bereaved families in the Hillsborough Disaster Inquests, achieving a verdict of unlawful killing. Sarah was a senior lawyer and team leader within a team of around 30 lawyers. She held this role for a 3 year period.
Out of work, Sarah enjoys HIIT training, yoga and cooking – albeit with varying levels of success! Aside from this, she can frequently be found planning her next trip abroad and spending time with her husband, friends and family.
Chartered Legal Executive
Pre Litigation Dept Supervisor
Undergraduate Degree – BA, Philosophy, Ethics & Religion – The University of Leeds
Postgraduate Qualification – Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
GDL Research Module – A critical analysis of the refuge crisis in Europe, and whether the existing provisions of International Law are effective in dealing with the current crisis
In his final year at the University of Leeds, Alasdair undertook an external placement with Leeds City Council and Leeds Minister. On this placement, Alasdair produced an external review of the Faith Covenant in Leeds and gave a presentation on Researching the Faith Covenant in Leeds. Alasdair also undertook work experience in the Planning and Environmental Department at Walker Morris LLP.
Alasdair previously gained professional paralegal experience on a highly sensitive commercial project at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and worked on a dispute resolution case at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
In his spare time, Alasdair enjoys playing football, exercising, going to gigs and spending time with his family and friends. He also is a Manchester City season ticket holder (for all his sins) and has a passion for wildlife, especially marine life where he is actively involved with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. Alasdair also enjoys reading books on sports, politics, philosophy, religion and science.
Alasdair cares deeply about environmental issues, specifically in relation to those that corporations are responsible for. Alasdair’s passion lies in bringing corporate companies to account who are in breach of the law and getting claimants the justice, they deserve.
Undergraduate Degree – LLB (Hons) - The University of Liverpool
Vocational Legal Training – LPC – University of Law, Manchester
LPC Research Project – “A Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal (‘PESTEL’) analysis on the Personal Injury Market”
Kudzai graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and subsequently completed her LPC at the University of Law (Manchester). In her LPC she did a research project titled “A PESTEL analysis on the Personal Injury Market,” looking at how issues such as legislative changes, Brexit etc impact the Personal Injury market.
Kudzai has previously worked in the fields of employment and discrimination Law and has always been an advocate for social justice and fairness, therefore, was delighted to take the opportunity to explore claimant litigation with SPG Law.
Kudzai is very passionate about doing work that makes a difference to those who have been affected by medical negligence and feels very strongly that big corporations should be held to account for the injustices they commit.
Aside from Law, Kudzai’s other academic interests include Philosophy, particularly metaphysics. Outside of work, Kudzai enjoys cooking, socialising with friends and family or (most likely) watching dog videos. Kudzai speaks fluent Shona.
Undergraduate Degree – 2:1 BA (Hons) Geography with international studies – University of Manchester (international year in Lund Universitet, Sweden)
Rachel has been a member of our team at SPG since October 2018. With over five years of customer service experience, Rachel is a capable individual who deals with queries in a polite and friendly manner. From her experience here Rachel is deciding what route of law she enjoys the most!
Rachel is a recent Geography graduate from the University of Manchester. Whilst at university Rachel did a year abroad in Sweden where she enjoyed new experiences and learnt about European politics.
Rachel is passionate about the environment, gender equality and justice for the many. This passion allows her to fight for justice in the legal arena for these causes and others alike. As such Rachel has been particularly keen on the VW emissions scandal and the TVM case.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys pup-dates with her Manchester terrier puppy (named Malmö after where she lived in Sweden). She also enjoys Swimming, cycling and walking in the Peak District.
Undergraduate Degree – LLB Law (Hons) - The University of Liverpool
Postgraduate Degree(s) – LLM, Professional Legal Skills (ongoing)
Vocational Legal Training – LPC – BPP University, Liverpool
Postgraduate Dissertation – “Anonymity should be extended to defendants involved in committing sexual offences to protect their right to privacy and avoid potential injustice”
Chris is currently a paralegal with SPG law and is passionate about commercial law. Chris’s passion for the area was demonstrated by his electives at both undergraduate level and during his LPC, which included Advanced Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law and Company Law. His interest in claimant-based litigation has grown since starting work at SPG Law. Chris finds that being able to work exclusively against corporate wrongdoing is incredibly rewarding work. Chris’s interest in acting for those without the resources that large companies enjoy stems from his volunteering work for Citizens Advice.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys exercising and playing various sports, including football and badminton.
Undergraduate Degree: LLB Law (Hons) – University of Leicester
Sarah received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leicester. Sarah has undertaken legal work experience at various legal law firms including Raffles Haig Solicitors, Freemans Solicitors and a Mini Pupillage at Westminster Magistrates Court and Taylor House Tribunal Court. Sarah has had the opportunity to shadow leading barristers attend trials at the various local crown court as a member of the public, where she was particularly intrigued by the interplay between the judge and the lawyers.
Sarah has sought out experiences relevant to a career as a solicitor. More recently, Sarah has attended several Insight workshops and open days where she has increased her legal knowledge and partook in sessions run by organisations such as Aspiring Solicitors’ which enhanced her ability to be commercially astute.
Sarah always had interests in US practice areas given her experiences in shadowing and receiving legal mentorship from relatives who are attorneys for Law firms practicing in similar practice areas where SPG Law specialises. This has aided her interests in corporate crime investigations, the representation against corporate wrongdoing as well as commercial law.
Through working House of Commons and Bermondsey Constituency office and pro-bono work Sarah has shadowed and assisted in work involving the drafting of legal correspondence. Similarly, within church she has interacted with people of various ages, backgrounds under difficult circumstances, which aided her legal interest to join SPG Law to represent people who have been mistreated.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys attending church, reading, acting, music, fashion, sports, attending social events. Sarah was awarded several titles for representing her borough in district in Long jump, 100m sprint and London youth games.
As well as studying Drama and performing in school productions. Sarah was selected and attended John Robert Powers acting school where she was coached for a year and developed her confidence and communication skills.
She has a natural aptitude for building relationships, meeting new people and learning from others. Sarah likes to involve herself in initiatives and her aspiration to give back led her to set up a networking platform called YOS movement which is aims instil drive, unlock potential and like-minded people together amongst the millennial generation.
Undergraduate degree – LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology – The University of Liverpool
Having recently graduated from the University of Liverpool achieving a degree in Law with Criminology LLB (Hons), Kajal has a keen interest in many different aspects of law mainly being consumer rights, tort, family and commercial law.
Prior to working in SPG law, Kajal gained a copious amount of retail experience by working in Pop Boutique and Next, this is something that she enjoyed as fashion is also one of her main interests. Alongside working in retail, Kajal also undertook voluntary work at Prism Youth Project, which essentially helped and supported the most vulnerable young people. Volunteering at Prism Youth Project, emphasised Kajal’s interest of working with vulnerable people, which she hopes to continue in working in SPG.
Outside of work, Kajal is also interested in keeping healthy as she often goes to the gym and swimming in her spare time. Reading is a hobby that Kajal frequently enjoys, as she likes to be engrossed in a book. She is also an enthusiastic and outgoing individual who spends time with friends and family.
Undergraduate Degree – University of York, History of Art, BA 1st
Eloise is an experienced Paralegal who has worked in the Criminal, Conveyancing and Personal Injury Departments of several large Law Firms. Eloise also has experience of in-house and agency Recruitment.
More than anything, Eloise enjoys working with people and contributing to a successful and enjoyable workplace.
Outside of work, Eloise likes to go running (supposedly) and painting commissions.
Paralegal / Office Manager
Undergraduate Degree – LLB Law (Hons) - The University of Liverpool
Megan graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Liverpool in 2018. Having previously worked within the award-winning Liverpool Law Clinic on immigration and asylum disputes, Megan favours being on the side of the underdog. A career opposing the ‘Goliath’ of society has always appealed to Megan, being highlighted through her passion for immigration law, product liability and whistleblowing law. During her time at university, Megan had a particular interest in her International Law in Current Affairs module which focused on the consequences of globalisation in modern-day society.
Megan has previous experience in retail, hospitality and social care facilitating her first-rate interpersonal skills and allowing her to feel comfortable engaging with people of all ages. Having been in employment from an early age, Megan has the drive and determination to flourish in a successful career in law. Megan’s aspiration is to obtain a training contract and become a solicitor in the near future, and she believes that her experience as a paralegal within SPG Law will help to assist this ambition.
Outside of work, Megan enjoys socialising with friends and reading the wine list! She also regularly partakes in yoga and pilates classes to de-stress after a long week at work.
Undergraduate Degree – LLB (Hons) with Criminology - The University of Liverpool
Postgraduate Degree(s) – LLM, International and Human Rights Law (ongoing)
Postgraduate Dissertation – An intervention into the current debate in the human rights discipline on economic inequality focusing on the interaction between and impact of the current neoliberal ‘free market’ ideology on human rights law and international criminal law
Alongside core legal modules in her undergraduate degree, Naomi studied international criminal law and human rights issues, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Incorporating criminology as a minor allowed her to explore gender issues in the criminal justice system and corporate crime.
Beginning her legal profession in the University’s award-winning Law Clinic, Naomi worked on a variety of cases including a ‘statelessness’ case. This further fuelled an interest in immigration and human rights issues, which led to Naomi undertaking a postgraduate degree in International Human Rights Law. Her LLM dissertation poses an intervention into the current debate in the human rights discipline on economic inequality focusing on the interaction between and impact of the current neoliberal ‘free market’ ideology on human rights law and international criminal law.
During her University years, Naomi was the Vice President of Help the Homeless society Naomi. Alongside her academic colleagues, she has been working on a collaborative piece of work which is soon to be published. The piece focuses on human rights issues and policy surrounding homelessness and psychological care provision.
Naomi has extensive customer service experience. As a passionate, young individual with ambition and drive, she is extremely excited to be fulfilling her role as paralegal at SPG Law, who as a firm, are aiming to hold some of the biggest corporations to account for their wrongful conduct. Naomi is excited for her career to progress intends to undertake the Legal Practice Course and qualify as a solicitor in the near future.
Outside her professional career, some of Naomi’s passions include keeping fit and active alongside undertaking volunteer work with those experiencing homeless, refugees and those seeking asylum.
Undergraduate Degree – LLB Law (Hons) – Liverpool John Moore’s University
Vocational Legal Training – LPC - Liverpool John Moore’s University
Hazal is an enthusiastic paralegal at SPG law and is passionate about family law and civil litigation. Hazal is interested in working against corporations that are in breach of the law. Hazal has studied various modules whilst undergoing the LPC such as Advanced Personal Injury and Litigation which has strengthened her knowledge of the law around claims.
Hazal has undertaken pro-bono work at the Family Legal Clinic at Liverpool John Moores University, where she had various roles such as supporting solicitors and barristers on the “Nans Project” for CAMHS Street Law and creating a delivering a presentation to the grandmothers, solicitors and social carers. From shadowing a barrister while interviewing and advising clients, she has gained understanding of the interview and counselling process. She has gained many skills from being bilingual speaking fluent Turkish and English.
Outside of work, Hazal enjoys playing netball and to taking part in charity work she has competed in Race for Life twice and ran 10km for charity.
Undergraduate Degree– Sport Rehabilitation (BSc Hons) – University of Salford
Jess comes from a strong customer experience background and has an interest in responding to customer issues. After graduating from Salford University she decided to pursue other academic interests and took up the role as a Paralegal with SPG Law. She is keen to carry on developing her knowledge of the legal system. Jess is particularly passionate about fighting larger corporations who have deliberately wronged people.
Outside of the workplace, Jess leads a fairly active lifestyle. Jess teaches ballet on a Saturday morning and has a strong passion for rowing, having been introduced to the sport at the beginning of her second year at University. Jess was part of the boat club for two years and was elected President of the boat club during her third year. In her spare time, Jess enjoys spending time with family or enjoying a delicious G&T with good friends.
Jessica Harris Brown
Undergraduate degree – LLB Law and Criminal Justice, Liverpool John Moores University
Vocational Legal Training - Legal Practice Course, The University of Law
Postgraduate degree – LLM Professional Legal Practice , The University of Law
Postgraduate Research Project title – “Considering the benefits and problems of any change in the law, would more clarity and certainty over employment status be beneficial in the UK?”
Leri is a paralegal at SPG Law, Leri has undertaken work experience in a range of firms previously been given the opportunity to work at one of the top three road traffic accident law firms in the UK where she was able to play a part in a multi-million-pound catastrophic injury claim.
She has been involved in pro bono activities such as the East Manchester Legal Advice service, where she was able to conduct client interviews, identifying legal issues and drafting client care letters.
Leri has been awarded an international intern law placement at Southern Connecticut State University, America. Here she was able to spend a month travelling to New York, Boston and Connecticut visiting various Law Firms, Police Departments and Federal Courts.
Outside of work Leri enjoys cooking and baking cakes, she has also gained a level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering. When possible, Leri enjoys visiting city break destinations whether that is skiing in the Alps or discovering major sights and attractions.
Undergraduate degree: LLB Law (Hons), The University of Liverpool
Vocational Legal Training: LPC, The University of Law, Manchester (ongoing)
Postgraduate Degree: LLM in Professional Legal Practice, The University of Law, Manchester (ongoing)
Mateusz is currently a paralegal with SPG law and is passionate about commercial and civil law. Mateusz’s passion is demonstrated by his engagement and enthusiasm, going above and beyond what is expected working with individuals with inferior bargaining power than their opposing party(s). Mateusz has experience in legal and marketing services sector. Prior to joining SPG Law, Mateusz has worked for Optimal Solicitors - a multi-service law firm, assisting with RTA, EL/PL, CICA, and Private Client work the firm is doing, with a huge emphasis on assisting claimants.
Mateusz has undertaken various pro-bono work for Citizens Advice in both Wavertree Office and Liverpool City Council One Stop Shop in St. Johns. Mateusz was working in capacity as General Adviser researching and assisting members of the public with various legal problems and as a Social Media Assistant increasing Citizens Advice outreach to the public throughout Liverpool and beyond and by implementing new platforms to reach out to new groups of people and other marketing activities. In this role, Mateusz also gained a significant experience in Project Management.
Mateusz has also played an active part in assisting vulnerable members of the society as a Student Adviser in Liverpool Law Clinic dealing with law relating to obligations of Local Authorities towards children with Special Education Needs.
In his spare time, Mateusz enjoys travel, with emphasis on visiting various historical sites and learning foreign languages. Mateusz speaks both English and Polish and learns German.
University of Durham: LLB Law First Class Honours
Daniel joined the SPG Law team in October 2018 after graduating from Durham University earlier that year. Armed with a keen interest and aptitude for Corporate Law, he intends to undertake a masters course in Commercial Law before pursing a career as a barrister. Daniel prides himself in his ability to guide and lead others through the legal maze and strives to conduct his work in accordance with his values of integrity, trust and truth.
Outside of his legal work, Daniel is passionate about theatre and has acted in over thirteen productions ranging from classical Shakespeare to modern, original comedy. Highlights of his work include performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as various UK and international tours.
Undergraduate degree – Laurentian University, Canada (BA, Sociology)
Postgraduate degree(s) – City University Law School (LLM, Professional Legal Skills)
Vocational Legal Training – City University Law School (Bar Professional Training Course)
Other Qualifications – Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator (ADR Group)
Membership of Inn of Court – The Honourable Society of the Gray’s Inn
Postgraduate Dissertation – Costs Management "Access to Justice at Proportionate Cost"
Matthew has been a paralegal in both Criminal and Civil law. Whilst Matthew prefers the subject matter of the Civil law, the golden thread of Matthew’s paralegal experience to date is that he is enthusiastic and energetic about working with individuals in more vulnerable positions than their opposing party(s). Matthew previously mooted in front of Lord Wilson of Culworth who described him as having the “potential to become a seriously good advocate”.
Matthew has experience in advising a Law Firm and Small Business Clients in GDPR compliance. He has drafted GDPR compliant privacy policies and answered client concerns about meeting their data protection obligations. He has also assisted a Law Firm in their transition to being ‘GDPR ready’. Matthew is keen to worked with Clients who have suffered distress as a result of a personal data breach.
In his spare time, Matthew enjoys attending his allotment, engaging in any kind sport (not necessarily very well), as well as singing and performing in various theatre productions like the Gray’s Inn Miscellany. Matthew also enjoys hip-hop music, singing opera and improvisation.
Matthew is originally Canadian, and before coming to the UK, Matthew entertained himself in the surroundings of a North American expedition having lived and visited both the East and West coasts and many points in-between. This has facilitated an intense motivation for building strong bridges and ties over the Atlantic as well as combining and pooling knowledge and experience from different Common Law jurisdictions. In Matthew’s view, this cross-ocean cooperation has become particularly important in today's current political climate.
Undergraduate Degree – LLB Law (Hons) - University of Leeds
Undergraduate Dissertation – ‘Preying’ for Jehovah’s Witnesses: To what extent does the liberal state promote religious pluralism and protect the religious freedom of minority groups?
Bethan is an aspiring solicitor with interests in human rights law, previously working for the Welfare Rights Unit of Leeds City Council supporting client claims, she is looking forward to exploring claimant litigation as a paralegal at SPG Law.
A keen advocate for women’s rights and acting ambassador of Women Breaking Barriers Network (WBBN) under the Law School at the University of Leeds; Bethan will continue in this supporting role now as a graduate to inspire others in both academia and the workplace. Bethan is also a blogger for women’s reproductive health matters and member and activist of PCOS (Cysters in the UK) and Endometriosis UK support groups. Bethan hopes that her role at SPG Law will encourage her women’s rights advocacy in areas such as product liability.
In her spare time, Bethan enjoys reading literature that isn’t exclusively Law-related, whether it be non-fiction novels or the extensive gin list at her local bar, and spending time with her loved ones on the Wirral and across the Pennines in Bradford.