McHale & Co. Solicitors

Meet the Team

  • Partner
    Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1996, specialising in Civil Litigation and Advocacy (defending regulatory body and CPS prosecutions). He started his own firm McHale & Co in 2001, and is Law Society Criminal Litigation Accredited and a member of the Law Society of Ireland.
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  • Consultant
    After graduating with an LLB Honours degree from the University of Leeds, Jim gained a Masters Degree in Law. He qualified as a solicitor in 1970 following completion of his training contract with a commercial practice in central Manchester.
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  • Retired Solicitor
    Jim graduated from the University of Sheffield with an LLB Honours degree and qualified as a solicitor in 1977. He subsequently gained experience with a number of firms in central Manchester.
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  • Partner
    Lindsey graduated from the University of Liverpool with a LLB Honours Degree in Law before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law Chester. She completed her training contract at Waldron & Schofield and qualified as a Solicitor in 2002. Since this time she has progressed to partner.
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  • Partner
    Victoria graduated from De Montfort University Leicester with an LLB Honours Degree in Law. She was recruited by McHale and Co in September 2012 as a partner of the firm.
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  • Partner
    Marta graduated from the University of Bialystok with her masters degree in 2005. During her studies she completed one year in Italy at the University of Verona. She speaks fluent Polish, English and Italian and won the UK's Polish Business Women of the Year award 2014.
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  • Head of Corporate
    Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and specialises in Corporate and Commercial work. Andrew acts for small SME businesses through to large multi-national corporations and has a particular specialisation in EIS and SEIS schemes and funding structures for private companies.
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  • Partner
    Matthew joined McHale & Co in May 2014 and is experienced in a range of litigation matters, including personal injury, contractual disputes, property disputes, insolvency and banking litigation.
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  • Head of Personal Injury
    Malcolm started with us in March 2015 having qualified in 1984. He is a highly experienced in personal injury and a fellow of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Solicitors). His areas of expertise include cases of maximum severity, catastrophic injuries.
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  • Partner, Head of Commercial
    Maria was born and raised in Moscow. She graduated from the University of East Anglia with a LLB Honours Degree in Law and completed her Legal Practice Course in Manchester. She was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2008.
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  • Solicitor
    David qualified as a Solicitor in 1975 and has specialised in conveyancing and matrimonial matters.
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  • Solicitor
    Mike Bentley operates as a consultant and locum solicitor and works with McHale & Co on behalf of the firm’s clients and his own contacts , specialising in construction and engineering projects, commercial contracts and public procurement.
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  • Solicitor
    John qualified as a solicitor in 1981 having graduated with an honours degree in law from the University of Durham. He specialises in property law, wills, probate, powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications.
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  • Solicitor
    Phil joined McHale & Co in May 2012 as a consultant solicitor specialising in Sports Law, and advises clubs, players and agents throughout football and rugby in respect of player transfers and contracts, contractual disputes, intellectual property, sportswear sponsorship deals, endorsement agreements and defamation.
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  • In-house Counsel
    Elizabeth graduated from the University of Liverpool with an LLB Honours Degree in Law. In March 2013 Elizabeth was called to the Bar and started working at McHale & Co in June 2013.
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  • Legal Executive
    Qualified in 1980 as Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
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  • Solicitor
    Paul graduated from Lancaster University in 2007 and Law School in York in 2008. He has a diverse range of practise areas including litigation, Landlord & Tenant disputes and crime; including Road Traffic Offences.
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  • Head of Wills & Probate
    Philippa gained a law degree in 2011, having studied at the College of Law in Manchester. She is a full member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She can help with Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.
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  • Solicitor
    Adam undertook the LLB at Liverpool University and then trained at a large Manchester City Centre firm. He specialises in medical negligence and personal injury claims from trips and slips to catastrophic injuries.
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  • Solicitor
    Roberto graduated at the University of Essex and thereafter at the College of Law in York. Roberto deals with all manner of criminal matters including Road Traffic Offences, Police Station Attendance and Advocacy and Representation at the magistrates’ courts
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  • Solicitor
    Robert qualified as a solicitor in 1975 and undertakes a range of private client matters such as drafting wills and powers of attorney, administering estate and acting in property matters.
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  • Litigation Executive
    Wojtek joined the firm in 2014 and has a Masters degree in law from the Jagiellonian University of Krakow in Poland. He speaks fluent Polish, English and Spanish and can help if you need advice on any type of personal injury whether minor or very serious.
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  • Trainee Solicitor
    Sylwia joined McHale & Co in 2012 as a client liaison assisting mainly with Polish clientele and was offered a training contract in 2014. She has since gained experience in many aspects of residential property transactions, litigation and personal injury.
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  • Office Manager
    Steve graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2007 with a BA HONS degree in Business Administration. He is our Office Manager and joined McHale & Co in 2010.
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  • Solicitor
    Stephanie graduated from Northumbria University in 2012 with LLB and went on to study the LPC and LLM at the Collage of Law Manchester. She joined McHale & Co in May 2015 and currently deals with commercial and residential property transactions.
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  • Solicitor
    Adam qualified as a solicitor after studying at the Open University and Manchester Metropolitan University. He will be working in commercial litigation and helping with individual debt problems in particular assisting those clients that are being pursued by debt agencies.
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  • Solicitor
    Phillippa graduated from De Montford University Leicester in 1990 before gaining an honours award at Christleton College of Law in Chester. Phillippa specialises in new build conveyancing and heads the Plot Team at our Altrincham office.
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  • Business Development Manager
    Pawel graduated from the Kozminski Academy in Warsaw with his masters degree in Marketing and Business in 2008. Pawel has over 10 years work experience in Marketing Communications and Business Development.
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  • Litigator
    Alastair began his legal career in 2011 when he started his study of law with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. He joined McHale & Co in 2016 and now represents clients in a wide range of personal injury matters, including road traffic accidents and medical negligence.
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  • Trainee Solicitor
    Angeliki graduated from Bradford University with a masters degree in Interpreting and Translating. She studied law at BPP University in Manchester and joined McHale & Co in January 2017. Angeliki is currently doing a seat in the Commercial Property and Contracts department.
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  • Paralegal
    Mark joined the firm from Sedgwick Legal following a merger in October 2016 and is a Fee Earner in the Property Department dealing with residential conveyancing matters including buying and selling houses as well as re-mortgages and Transfers of Equity.
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  • Licensed Conveyancer
    David graduated from Sheffield Hallam University and joined McHale & Co in 2015 after working in both Australia and New Zealand. David is a Licensed Conveyancer who specialises in residential conveyancing and is happy to advise on all aspects of property law.
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  • Trainee Solicitor
    Yuri graduated from the University of Salford in 2014 with a LLB (First Class Hons) and joined McHale & Co as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2016. He has a particular interest in Commercial and Sports Law and works with the Sports Representation arm of the firm.
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  • Head of Conveyancing
    Sue qualified in 1994 and has over 20 years experience in residential Conveyancing matters. Sue joined the firm in 2016 to Head our Residential Conveyancing Department and is based at our Altrincham office.
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