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Bobby Ahmed

Bobby Ahmed

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Bobby is a highly-experienced Employment Law Solicitor and the Managing Director at Neathouse Partners.

Bobby has a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of Employment Law & HR, with a particular specialism in TUPE and redundancy.

Bobby prides himself on offering pragmatic (and sometimes creative) solutions to businesses legal and HR problems.

Having spent many years as an advocate representing companies big and small in the Employment Tribunal, Bobby now provides legal commentary on various legal issues in the media.

Outside of work, in between family duties, Bobby is a keen musician and plays an array of instruments.

James Rowland

James Rowland

CO-FOUNDER & Commercial Director

James is the Commercial Director at Neathouse Partners.

He is responsible for all Account Management, Sales & Marketing within the company.

Having gained a BSc in Psychology and further study for his post-grad Law degree, James embarked on his legal career in 2014.

Since then, he has become an Associate Director at a national Employment Law boutique, studied for a Masters in Marketing, and as of 2018, has been a Director at Neathouse Partners.

Outside of the office, James is a keen cricketer, playing very badly (he calls himself a Batsman but averages single figures) in the Cheshire League for Nantwich CC.

He also loves watching his childhood football team, Crewe Alexandra, and is an avid lover of cinema (his favourite film being Pulp Fiction).

HR & Employment Law Team

Gwyn Edwards

Gwyn Edwards

Senior Employment Lawyer & Litigation Manager

Gwyn is an experienced Employment Law Solicitor who also serves as in-house Litigation Manager at Neathouse Partners.

He has considerable advocacy experience and has appeared before numerous Employment Tribunals and courts, representing clients in a range of disputes.

Gwyn studied law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, before training with a well-regarded Cheshire firm and subsequently moving to a large regional law firm, rated in the renowned Legal 500 guide as a “Top-Tier” firm.

Gwyn joined Neathouse Partners Ltd in 2019 to focus exclusively on providing employment law & HR advice to employers only.

Gwyn is from Wrexham in North Wales and, in his spare time, enjoys exploring the countryside with his wife and two young children in their campervan.

He is also a keen indoor rower and has practised Judo for many years, holding a first dan black belt and previously having won the gold medal at the British Universities Judo Championships.

Steven McMullin

Steven McMullin

Senior Employment Lawyer & Client Services Manager

Steve is a qualified Employment Lawyer and a senior member of the Neathouse team, who also heads the role of Client Services Manager.

Steve has many years of experience dealing with all aspects of Employment Law & HR, supporting a large number of organisations across a multitude of different sectors.

Steve achieved his Bachelor of Laws – LLB from the University of Chester before qualifying as an Employment Lawyer through the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

Steve has worked at Neathouse Partners since January 2020.

Steve lives in Chester with his wife and sons. His hobbies include watching Formula One and following Everton Football Club.

Steve is also a keen gardener, having had a small landscape gardening business before moving into law. Steve also has a keen interest in politics.

Sarah Simcott

Sarah Simcott

Senior Employment Lawyer

Sarah is a qualified Employment Lawyer and a senior member of the Neathouse Partners team.

Having started her legal career in 2008, Sarah has had a variety of roles, including tutoring the latest batch of employment lawyers with CILEX and heading up the Employment Law Department at Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors, where she was advising clients on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters for both claimant and respondent.

Sarah has a natural ability as a mentor and leader, making sure her clients feel empowered and confident when dealing with their day-to-day employee issues.

Outside of work, Sarah is an active volunteer in a local Hockey Club, having held positions of 1st Team Captain, Mixed Team Captain, Social Secretary, Safeguarding Officer and Cook.

Misbah Sadiq

Misbah Sadiq

Employment Lawyer

Misbah is an experienced Employment Law Solicitor who qualified in January 2007 and has a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry.

Her expert and commercial advice assist clients from a wide range of industries and sectors on a whole range of employment law matters, including contentious and non-contentious issues.

Misbah studied law and then studied the Bar Vocational Course, so is a non-practising Barrister and a qualified Solicitor.

Misbah started her career advising both employees and employers, but from 2009, she has only advised employers.

Misbah lives in Warrington and has three young children.

She enjoys reading a good book, binge-watching Netflix, and socialising with friends in her spare time.

Dilshad Rajani

Dilshad Rajani

Employment Lawyer

Dilshad is a qualified Solicitor and specialises in Employment Law & HR. She consults, advises, and drafts Contracts for multiple national brands and companies to resolve their legal issues and HR disputes. In the past, Dilshad has represented employees in bringing tribunal claims against their employer but joined Neathouse Partners in 2021, where she now works solely on providing advice for businesses. She also has vast experience in Personal Injury and Litigation related matters. Her objective is to offer a speedy, satisfactory, and commercial resolution where possible.

Dilshad studied for an LLB Law Degree in Liverpool before moving to Manchester to complete her Legal Practice Course. She worked at a large regional firm on some high value litigated cases before moving over to Employment Law.

Dilshad is from Manchester and in her spare time, she is a keen tennis player. She is a member of her local tennis club and has been lucky enough to win tickets to visit the centre court during Wimbledon. Dilshad enjoys long walks in country parks and is a keen traveller. One of her favourite spots is Grouse Mountain, Vancouver. Dilshad also has a Level 3 In Special Effects Make-Up and Prosthetic Application and thoroughly enjoys working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

Sian Jones

Sian Jones

HR & Employment Law Consultant

Sian is an experienced employment law specialist, having advised both employees and employers on a range of complex contentious and non-contentious Employment Law & HR matters. Sian studied Law and Criminology (with a year abroad) at the University of Sheffield.

After leaving University, Sian advised on a variety of personal and commercial legal matters at an International law firm in Sheffield before leaving to focus specifically on employment law, taking up a role as an HR Manager before joining Neathouse Partners as an HR & Employment Law Consultant.

Sian splits her time between Sheffield and the Wirral, where she grew up, and enjoys spending her spare time in the gym, watching Netflix and escaping on as many holidays as possible.

Grace Pariser

HR & Employment Law Consultant

Grace Pariser merges deep academic insight with practical HR and employment law experience. With a Masters in Human Resource Management, Grace’s aptitude in employment law, combined with her proficiency in HR best practices, positions her as a vital asset to the clients she works with.

Grace’s professional journey showcases a varied array of HR roles. She’s adeptly managed everything from disciplinary hearings to drafting employment contracts and offering crucial employment law advice. Her entrepreneurial spirit even led her to establish her own HR consultancy, underscoring her ambition and commitment to the industry. Whether working with budding startups or established firms, each of her roles has enriched her vast reservoir of experience, cementing her reputation as a seasoned HR expert.

When not immersed in her professional world, Grace is a big Formula 1 fan, with a soft spot for Mercedes. She enjoys getting lost in the pages of a good Harry Potter book or watching a film, particularly the Pirates of the Caribbean series. She’s also a fan of the show Bridgerton on Netflix.

Satinder Kaur

Employment Lawyer

Satinder Kaur is a highly skilled Employment Lawyer and a qualified solicitor. She brings her extensive legal expertise to Neathouse Partners, advising clients on a broad spectrum of employment law and HR issues. Her role encompasses not only legal advice but also strategic HR guidance to help businesses manage their workforce effectively.

With years of experience in handling a wide variety of employment law cases and tribunal matters, Satinder excels in areas such as unfair dismissal and various forms of discrimination. She also has a proven track record in HR matters, including drafting employment contracts and handbooks, advising on employee relations, and providing strategic HR guidance.

Known for her client-centric approach, Satinder provides tailored advice and builds strong rapport with clients. She is fluent in Punjabi which enables her to assist a wider range of clients. She has also made valuable contributions to the legal community through her articles and marketing activities.

Outside of work, Satinder enjoys travelling, particularly to destinations within Europe and the USA. She is a fan of live music, attending concerts as often as possible. She also has a keen interest in Formula 1, supporting Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton in particular.

Craig Brown, Employment Lawyer

Craig Brown

Employment Lawyer

Craig is a qualified Solicitor who specialises in Employment Law & HR.

Clients across diverse sectors highly value him for his pragmatic, commercial approach. He is adept at cutting to the core of matters to deliver concise solutions, always anchored in the client’s desired outcome while assessing potential risks.

Craig received his LLB Law degree at the University of Glasgow and gained experience in various legal areas and firms. This journey ranged from leading multinationals to award-winning small startups before he found his niche in Employment Law, eventually becoming a Solicitor exclusively dedicated to this field.

Beyond his professional life, Craig resides in Glasgow with his wife and pets. Alongside his keen interest in technology, he is an avid reader and writer.

Health & Safety Team

Mark Andrew

Health and Safety Consultant

Meet Mark, an experienced Health & Safety advisor with a strong background in engineering. Mark holds an MEng and BEng (Hons) in Engineering, is a Practitioner of IEMA, and a Graduate Member of IOSH.

With a career spanning over 30 years, Mark has held positions at Ardagh Metal Beverage, Ball Packaging Europe, Continental Can Company, and Carlsberg.

His expertise includes overseeing health and safety objectives, incident investigation, risk management, and implementing integrated management standards.

He has also been involved in engineering and construction projects, working closely with internal teams and external contractors.

Mark is a skilled communicator, engaging with colleagues at all levels to maintain continuous improvement in Health & Safety culture.

Outside of work, Mark enjoys sports, golf, and restoring British motorcycles like his Triumph Bonneville.

Peter Hobson

Health and Safety Consultant

Peter Hobson is a respected health and safety professional with over two decades of leadership experience within multinational organisations.

Serving in pivotal roles such as Group Safety Manager, Group Safety Director, and Europe Safety Director, Peter brings to the table an in-depth understanding of multinational project intricacies. His knowledge spans a wide array of sectors including power projects, tunnelling, sea cabling, highways, retail, and housing association projects.

Since 1994, Peter has specialised in Planning Supervisor, CDM Coordinator, and Principal Designer roles. His expertise extends to providing CDM compliance advice to international architect’s practices, ensuring their adherence to the stringent CDM Regulations 2015.

Peter’s contribution to the field of construction risk management is internationally recognised, having represented the UK at the 18th International Colloquium in Brussels where he delivered a paper on “Managing High Risk in Construction.”

Peter’s credentials speak volumes about his commitment to the profession. He is a past Chairman and Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and holds the Safety Engineer Distinction – Examination.

Additionally, Peter is an Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety and a Diploma holder in Safety Management from the British Safety Council. His teaching experience at Loughborough University Safety Diploma courses further underscores his dedication to sharing knowledge and nurturing future safety professionals.

Peter’s community engagement is reflected in his past role as Chairman & Director of the Construction Health & Safety Group, Chertsey. With his vast experience and commitment to promoting high safety standards, Peter Hobson is an invaluable asset to our team.

Gary H&S Consultant

Gary Hagan

Health and Safety Consultant

Meet Gary Hagan, a seasoned Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) expert with an extensive background in engineering. Gary is NEBOSH certified and a member of IOSH.

With a career spanning over three decades, Gary has left his mark in prominent organisations such as Alstom UK, MOD and BAE Systems. His expertise lies in maintaining ISO accreditations, conducting internal audits, and implementing robust procedures to ensure compliance with health and safety standards.

Gary’s journey has seen him spearhead reviews on exposure to hazardous substances, enhance risk assessments for water storage, and integrate military standards with national regulations seamlessly.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Gary finds joy in family activities, computing, and indulging in his passion for building miniature steam locomotives and motorcycling.

Office & Marketing Team

Nicky Edwards BW

Nicky Edwards

Executive Assistant to the Directors

Nicky is an experienced Executive Assistant & Legal Secretary with over six years experience working in the Employment Law sector.

Nicky supports the company Directors and Senior Management Team with an array of admin tasks, from editing documents to preparing tribunal bundles. She has also completed her NVQ Business Admin Level 3. 

Nicky lives in Chester with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include reading thrillers (her favourite authors are Martina Cole and James Patterson). She also enjoys swimming and a good rom-com (with a box of tissues to hand).

Meela leino

Marketing Manager

With a background in content production and digital marketing, Meela leads brand, web and marketing activities at Neathouse Partners.

Meela holds a BA from Roehampton University in London and a MA from Aalto University, where she specialised in science communications. Since then her career has spanned digital agency roles as well as in-house positions with brands like WWF and UN Development Programme.

Meela is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and enjoys a good swim and hike along the coast.

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