Our Committee

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Chair

Elizabeth is a Senior Associate Solicitor working for Greens Solicitors in Worcester.  She specialises in Children Act matters mainly Care Proceedings, acting for parents, family members and Children or Private Law Proceedings acting for Children, either directly or through their Cafcass Guardian. She has a particular interest in supporting parents with Learning Disabilities

Elizabeth is also a Member of the Law Society Children’s Panel.

James Osborne

James Osborne

Treasurer

James is a Partner and Co-Head of the nationally renowned Worcester Family Law team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, specialising in matters arising from divorce and separation.  He is a former President of the WLS and has also spent time as Chair of Young Resolution (West Midlands) and of the local networking and charitable group – Worcestershire Advance.

Andrew Chandler

Andrew Chandler

Committee Member and Past President

Andrew is a Partner at mfg Solicitors LLP where he is head of the contentious probate team.  Aside from being a committee member he is the immediate past president of the Worcestershire Law Society having presided for 2 years from 2022 – 2024 and previous to that he was the Editor of the Pears Magazine being the official publication of the Worcestershire Law Society.

Andrew is married and has three young sons who manage to occupy almost all of his spare time!

Kate Collins

Kate Collins

Events Team

Kate is a Senior Associate Solicitor at Bradley Haynes Law, leading the Corporate and Private Client teams. She was shortlisted for the Worcester Law Society Trainee of the Year award in 2020. Kate was previously a Social Secretary and the Treasurer for the Worcestershire Junior Lawyers Division.

Kate specialises in M&A transactions and offering shareholder protection solutions across Business and Private Client Services to shareholders and directors of businesses, as well as providing support to individuals with their personal lifetime planning needs. Kate was invited to join the Worcestershire Law in June 2023.

Vishal Mahay

Vishal Mahay

Committee Member

Vishal is the Head of the Commercial Litigation Team at Silverback Law and has more than 17 years’ experience in civil and commercial litigation, both contentious and non-contentious.Vishal has dealt with all aspects of civil litigation from insurance claims to construction, property damage, debt claims and breaches of contract. He specialises in all aspects of settlement negotiations from mediation to alternative dispute resolution. Vishal is experienced in complex high-value multi-track claims from pre-litigation all the way to trial.Away from the office, Vishal has a keen interest in cricket and football. He attends live fixtures where possible.

Luke Crocker

Luke Crocker

Committee Member

Luke is an Associate Commercial Property Solicitor at Bradley Haynes Law. Luke was previously the Chair of the Worcestershire Juniors Lawyers Division.

Outside of work, Luke’s interests include football, snooker and pool. Luke is a keen pool player and represents Worcestershire on a national level. Luke is also a professional referee and has officiated at many televised events including the 2019 World Championships.

Nick Hughes

Nick Hughes

Committee Member

Nick is a Director of HB 121 Solicitors in Kidderminster having been a local solicitor for nearly 40 years. He carries out both Residential and Commercial Property work and particularly specialises in Estate Development and Rural and Agricultural Law.

He was President of Worcestershire Law Society in 2014/5 and remains on the Committee. He is Chairman of Kidderminster Civic Society, Secretary of the John Brecknell Trust, sits on the Advisory Board of the Museum of Carpet Trust, Kidderminster Heritage Opportunities Group and is Governor of a Local School and an Academy. He is a past Chairman of the West Midland Royal Yachting Association. He has also recently become a member of the Board of Directors of Kidderminster Business Improvement District.

Laura Osborne

Laura Osborne

Marketing, Events and Admin

Laura is sits on a number of local committees and boards organising, marketing and managing their events and communications.  Laura has now been working for Worcestershire Law Society since 2019.

Laura is also a Director of Headturner Partnerships in Worcester and has many relationships with local legal firms assisting them with their recruitment strategies.

 

 

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