Our Team

Meet the team

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Fiona Shinner
Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Senior & Managing Partner
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
fionashinner@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Fiona is a Specialist in the following areas:
Personal Injury Claims
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Work Accidents
  • Slips and trips
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
  • Employment

Bio:

Fiona was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1993 after a short career in education teaching law and liberal studies.

 

Fiona trained at Parker Rhodes Hickmotts and has happily stayed with the Firm all her legal working life.

 

Fiona has always specialised in Dispute Resolution and has, over the years, assisted hundreds of clients with, amongst other things, personal injury or criminal injury compensation claims, contractual disputes and employment problems.

 

Fiona has always favoured a plain, straightforward approach and strives to demystify the law so that clients represented by her fully understand the legal process.

 

Fiona became an Equity Partner in Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in 1996 and the Managing Partner in 2004.  Under her leadership the Firm has increased its market share and its fee income.

 

Fiona heads the Dispute Resolution Department and is also the Firm’s Senior and Managing Partner, dealing with most of the Firm’s regulatory obligations, including those relating to legal and financial problems.

 


Client Testimonials:

“In difficult times Fiona Always pulled through.”

 

“I would recommend you. I know you would not let me down.”

 

“Very honest and very helpful.”

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Oliver Saxon
Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Solicitor
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388979
oliversaxon@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Oliver is a specialist in the following areas:
Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution for Personal & Company Clients
  • Building claims
  • Boundary and Trespass
  • Professional Negligence
  • Company and Commercial Disputes
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Injunctions and Interim remedies
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Insolvency and Debt Recovery
  • Intellectual property, Trade Marks, Passing Off
  • Landlord and Tenant, Rent Recovery, Disrepair Contentious Probate
  • Sports Law

 


 

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Residential Conveyancing

Khalid Shahjahan
Head of Residential Conveyancing
Senior Solicitor
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388365
Khalidshahjahan@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Khalid is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Residential Sales and Purchases
  • Re-Mortgage Transfers
  • Right to Buy Transactions
  • New Build Purchases
  • Transfer of Equity
  • Shared Ownership Property
  • Leasehold Sale and Purchases
  • Unregistered title transactions
  • Voluntary Registration Applications
  • Buy to Let Purchases

Bio:

Khalid was born in Kent and read Biology with Education at the University of York, graduating in 1999. Changing direction shortly after, he went on to do his postgraduate in law at the University of North London in 2000 followed by his legal practice course at the College of Law in York which he completed in 2001.

 

Initially returning down South, Khalid completed his training contract at a firm in London. In 2004 Khalid eventually felt the call of the North and moved back to Yorkshire. From 2004 – 2017 Khalid has worked at 4 Yorkshire firms in senior Conveyancing roles.

 

Khalid is now Senior Solicitor and Head of Residential Conveyancing here at Parker Rhodes Hickmotts. Managing one of our busiest and most successful departments.

 

Fluent in Bengali as well as proficient in Hindi & Urdu, Khalid is also an avid fund-raiser, actively having raised money over the years for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and treading the boards alongside the talented amateur dramatics charity, Ripon Operatic Society, for which he has also been a former committee member.

 

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Claire Marsh
Residential Conveyancing Executive
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388975
clairemarsh@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Claire is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Residential Sales and Purchases
  • Re-mortgage Transfers
  • Right to Buy Transactions
  • New Build Purchases
  • Transfers of Equity
  • Shared Ownership Property
  • Leasehold Property Purchases.
  • Unregistered Title Transactions
  • Voluntary Registration Applications
  • Equity Release Transactions
  • Buy to Let Purchases

Bio:

Claire has worked in residential conveyancing since 1998. She previously worked within conveyancing before joining the team at Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in November 2012.

 

Claire has vast experience and knowledge in residential conveyancing.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Always on hand to answer any questions and were extremely efficient and professional at all times.”

 

“Impressed with the communication and how smooth things were.”

 

“Claire has yet again found why I continue to use PRH. Informative, helpful fantastic customer service.”

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Joanne Abrahams
Residential Conveyancing Executive
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388977
joanneabrahams@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Joanne is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Residential Sales and Purchases
  • Re-mortgage Transfers
  • Right to Buy Transactions
  • New Build Purchases
  • Transfers of Equity
  • Shared Ownership Property
  • Leasehold Property Purchases
  • Unregistered Title Transactions
  • Voluntary Registration Applications
  • Equity Release Transactions

Bio:

Joanne began working in Conveyancing in 1995 as a secretary for a local firm of solicitors before moving to Parker Rhodes Solicitors in 2000.

 

Joanne attended College 1998 – 2000 and obtained Part I of the CILEX qualification.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Quick, easy and highly responsive to emails.”

 

“All paperwork was well written and easy to understand, especially for a first time buyer.”

 

“We felt Joanne was a great advocate for us.”

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Lacey Bates
Residential Conveyancing Executive
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388930
laceybates@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Lacey is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Residential Sales and Purchases
  • Re-Mortgage Transfers
  • Right to Buy Transactions
  • New Build Purchases
  • Transfer of Equity
  • Shared Ownership Property
  • Leasehold Sale and Purchases
  • Unregistered title transactions
  • Voluntary Registration Applications
  • Buy to Let Purchases

Bio:

Lacey has worked within the legal profession for ten years and has specialised in residential conveyancing for the last six years.

 

She is currently working towards the final stages of the CILEx legal executive qualification.

 

Lacey joined Parker Rhodes Hickmotts from another local firm of solicitors in August 2015 and has a vast knowledge of all areas of conveyancing.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Straight talking, friendly and efficient from start to finish… which wasn’t long!”

 

“No suggestions for improvement. All good.”

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Joanne Clarkson
Residential Conveyancing Executive
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388924
joanneclarkson@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Joanne is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Residential Sales and Purchases
  • Re-mortgage Transfers
  • Right to Buy Transactions
  • Transfers of Equity
  • Leasehold Property Purchases
  • Unregistered Title Transactions
  • Voluntary Registration Applications
  • Buy to Let Purchases

Bio:

Joanne began working at Parker Rhodes Hickmotts as a Conveyancing Assistant in 2009.

 

She was promoted to the role of Conveyancing Advisor in March 2010 and completed the training programme to become a Conveyancing Executive in July 2013.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Total professionalism and commitment.”

 

“Easy and effective communications.”

 

“Every question and query answered in good time.”

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Wills, Trusts & Probate

Bridget Thorpe
Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate
Partner
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388934
bridgetthorpe@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Bridget is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Probate & Administration of Estates
  • Trusts
  • Advice to the elderly
  • Court of Protection Applications

Bio:

Having undertaken her training at Parker Rhodes, Bridget qualified as a Solicitor in 2004.

 

Bridget has a wide range of experience, having specialised in this type of work and having practised in South Yorkshire since qualifying. Bridget is committed to providing clients with clear, practical advice and support during what can be a very difficult time in their lives.

 

Bridget returned to Parker Rhodes Hickmotts to head the Wills, Trusts & Probate Department in January 2015 and became a Partner in the firm in October 2016.  She is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section.


Client Testimonials:

“Very professional, felt that you took the time to listen and understand our situation.”

 

“We were kept fully informed throughout and the advice we were given was appropriate to our needs.”

 

“Very compassionate in dealing with my requests.”

 

 

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Katy Delaney
Wills, Trusts & Probate
Solicitor
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388978
katydelaney@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Katy is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Court of Protection Applications
  • Residential Conveyancing

Bio:

Katy Delaney began her legal career in 2009 with a local firm of Solicitors and qualified as a Solicitor in 2014.

 

Katy joined Parker Rhodes Hickmotts Wills, Trusts and Probate Department in September 2016. Katy specialises in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, administration of estates and Residential Conveyancing.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Quick, made easy to understand, very personable experience.”

 

“Easy to make contact, recommended by work, nothing to improve”

 

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Lynsey Oxley
Wills, Trusts & Probate
Associate member of CILEX
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388354
lynseyoxley@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Lynsey is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Court of Protection Applications

Bio:

Lynsey Oxley is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and will complete her studies in 2016.

 

Lynsey started her career in Wills Trusts and Probate in 2003 before joining Parker Rhodes Hickmotts as a fee earner in 2015.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Highly satisfied with the level of service, staff pleasant and helpful at all times”

 

“You gave excellent service in all matters - thank you”

 

"Overall service was fantastic - Lynsey was a pleasure to liaise with"

 

 

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Abby Hammond
Wills, Trusts & Probate
Trainee Solicitor
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388974
abbyhammond@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Bio:

Abby graduated in Law from the University of Liverpool and is currently studying the Legal Practice Course, part time, at the University of Sheffield.

 

Abby is currently in the Wills, Trusts & Probate Department as part of her training to qualify as a Solicitor.

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Sally Marritt
Wills, Trusts & Probate
Executive
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388928
sallymarritt@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Sally is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Court of Protection Applications
  • Advice to the elderly

Bio:

Prior to joining Parker Rhodes Hickmotts Sally worked for over 22 years for a large Sheffield firm of Solicitors where she gained a wealth of experience.

 

Sally specialises in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Administration of estates and court of protection applications.

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Family & Child Care

Julie Munday
Head of Family & Child Care
Senior Solicitor
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388387
juliemunday@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Julie is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Representation in Public Law Care Proceedings
  • Advice on all aspects of Private Law Children Disputes including Residence and Contact
  • Advice about Social Services involvement with children
  • Children Act complaints
  • Grandparents' Rights

Bio:

After a varied career in welfare rights advice and adult education and training, Julie qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 after passing the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University Law School with commendation.

 

She moved to a large high street firm in Sheffield to undertake her training contract and worked there for many years before joining Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in 2013.

 

In her career as a Solicitor Julie has always specialised in children law especially the representation of parents, children and other relatives in care proceedings before the Court.

 

Julie became a member of the Law Society Children Panel in 2006 and has had conduct of many complex cases in both the County Court and the High Court. Julie is also a member of Resolution.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Once I’d found the courage to phone, the process was made really easy by Julie Munday.”

 

“Friendly and approachable, Kept up to date.”

 

“They put the wishes of the child before anyone else.”

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Louise Maden
Family & Child Care
Affiliate Member of CILEX
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388370
louisemaden@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Louise is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Divorce and the resolution of financial issues
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Injunction and Non-molestation applications
  • Advice on all aspects of private law children disputes including child arrangements orders (formerly known as residence and contact orders)
  • Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps applications
  • Grandparents' rights

Bio:

Louise joined Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in 2006 having previously worked exclusively in the legal sector for around 11 years.

 

Louise specialises in divorce, finance, private law children matters and occupation orders and has an involvement in cases with Social Services and a Public Law element.

 

Louise is also experienced in working with victims of domestic abuse and is a member of the Domestic Violence Forum and a Committee member of the Rotherham Women’s Counselling Group.


Client Testimonials:

“No words of gratitude are enough to express how we feel. We are so very happy and grateful for you always being there and for going that extra mile.”

 

“This card is our way of saying thank you for all you have done for us, thank you again for everything.”

 

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Barbara Stevens
Family & Child Care
Head of Matrimonial Department
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388381
barbarastevens@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Barbara is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Divorce
  • Financial settlements
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Private Law Children matters

Bio:

Barbara is Head of the Matrimonial Department. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1988, she has worked throughout in family law and is a member of the Law Society.

 

Barbara has a wide range of experience in family matters and specialises in complex financial settlements relating to divorce. She has a great deal of experience in Court applications and is also a trained Collaborative lawyer.

 

She is a member of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association) and is on the Advanced Family Law Panel.

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Immigration, Asylum & Human Rights

Christopher R Cole
Head of Immigration
Partner
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100 chriscole@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Christopher is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Asylum
  • Immigration
  • Human Rights
  • Public Law

Bio:

Christopher has a degree in Politics & Law from the University of Southampton and a Masters in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1998 and has specialised in Immigration and Asylum Law ever since.

 

After working in London for a number of years, Christopher moved to Yorkshire in 2001. He headed the Immigration Team at Parker Rhodes before establishing Cole & Yousaf Solicitors in 2007. Cole & Yousaf then merged with Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in 2012.

 

Christopher specialises in complex Asylum and Human Rights cases, although he has extensive experience across the whole spectrum of Immigration Law. He is accredited at the highest level of the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme – Immigration Law Advanced. He has been recognised as a Leading Individual in Immigration Law by the Chambers UK Directory for a number of years, having been praised for his “sharp intellect and inspiring level of knowledge and commitment.”

 

Christopher is a Law Society Council member and also a member of the Law Society’s Immigration Law Committee. He is co-convenor of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association’s Yorkshire & the North East Sub-committee.


Client Testimonials:

 

“Professional, friendly and personal service.”

 

“This has been our best experience with a law firm.”

 

“Helpful and useful.”

 

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Shazia Yousaf
Deputy Head of Immigration
Partner
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388359 shaziayousaf@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Shazia is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Asylum
  • Immigration
  • Human Rights
  • Public Law

Bio:

Shazia has a Law degree from Sheffield Hallam University and embarked on her Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield.

 

She undertook her legal training at Parker Rhodes, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2005.

 

Shazia is now a Partner at Parker Rhodes Hickmotts, specialising in complex Asylum and Human Rights cases.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Very approachable, kind and gave excellent, professional advice at all times.”

 

“Informative and extremely helpful, also sympathetic at difficult times.”

 

“Courteous, friendly service.”

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Claire Crossland
Immigration
Senior Caseworker
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388355 clairecrossland@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Claire is a specialist in the following areas:
Immigration, Asylum & Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Asylum
  • Human Rights
  • Public Law

Bio:

Claire obtained a BA (Hons) Criminology degree from Sheffield Hallam University in 2005.

 

After travelling through Australia for six months she began working at Parker Rhodes Hickmotts Solicitors in July 2006.

 

Claire is accredited as a Senior Caseworker and Supervisor under the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme.

 

Claire deals with the whole range of Immigration and Asylum Cases, but has particular interest in Asylum matters and claims involving unaccompanied children.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Happy with my solicitor.”

 

“Good communication, advice and understanding.”

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Rob Worthington
Immigration
Solicitor
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388360
robworthington@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Robert is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Asylum
  • Immigration
  • Human Rights
  • Public Law

Bio:

Robert studied Physics at the University of Leeds before converting to law. He trained as a Barrister and was called to the Bar in 1996.

 

Robert worked for many years for the Refugee Legal Centre (latterly Refugee & Migrant Justice) where he specialised in higher appeals work. In 2010 Robert joined Cole & Yousaf Solicitors and in the same year he cross-qualified as a Solicitor.

 

Robert is accredited as a Senior Caseworker and Supervisor under the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme.

 

Robert specialises in asylum law and he has extensive experience of advocacy before the Immigration & Asylum Chambers of the First-tier and Upper Tribunals.

 

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Joseph Baguley
Immigration
Caseworker
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388388
josephbaguley@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Joseph graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2013 with a Bsc (Hons) in Criminology. Prior to joining Parker Rhodes Hickmotts Joseph had worked within the Immigration and Asylum field.

 

In January 2017 Joseph became accredited at Level 1 of the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.

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Rebecca Neill
Immigrationbr>Caseworker
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388976
rebeccaneill@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Rebecca joined Hickmotts Solicitors in 2005. Hickmotts Solicitors merged with Parker Rhodes Solicitors in 2009.

 

Rebecca has worked within the Immigration Department as a secretary since May 2010, leaving in September 2014 before returning to Parker Rhodes Hickmotts as a Casework Assistant in January 2016.

 

In August 2016 Rebecca became accredited  at Level 1 of the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.

 

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Sara Berry
Immigration
Senior Caseworker
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388350
saraberry@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Sara is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Asylum
  • Immigration
  • Human Rights
  • Public Law

Bio:

Sara joined Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in April 2007 and is accredited at Level 2 of the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. Sara is also a Chartered Legal Executive.


Client Testimonials:

“The service is fantastic – from the Reception through to Sara – the service is equal for all and very welcoming.”

 

“Sara was very patient and understanding. She explained everything very clearly and was always punctual. The overall advice was excellent.”

 

“I was very pleased with the level of service I received from Sara. I have had many solicitors but nobody worked as hard for me as Sara and your firm.”

 

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Paul Hindley
Immigration
Caseworker
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388360
paulhindley@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Paul is a specialist in the following areas:
Business & Points Based System Immigration
  • Experienced in all aspects of the Points Based System, including Investors & Entrepreneur
  • Knowledge of Partner Applications made under Appendix F
  • Experienced in obtaining & managing Sponsor Licences for Employers
  • Knowledge of the EEA Regulations
  • Ability to advise on Employers’ Compliance Responsibilities and Reporting Requirements

Bio:

After working for a number of years in the transport industry, Paul returned to university as a mature student graduating in 2007 with a degree in Criminology and Sociology. After university he worked at the Home Office in Sheffield deciding immigration applications made under the Points Based System.

 

From there Paul moved over to the private sector where he worked for a firm of renowned Specialist Immigration Advisors advising on all aspects of the Points Based System. Paul joined Parker Rhodes Hickmotts as a specialist in the Points Based System and Business Immigration.

 

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Luke Webb
Immigration
Trainee Caseworker
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388382
lukewebb@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Luke graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2013 with a BA(Hons) in Philosophy. Luke joined Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in 2015 as a Conveyancing Assistant before being promoted to a Trainee Caseworker in the Immigration department in early 2016.

 

Luke is training towards Level 1 of the Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme and has a particular interest in Asylum cases.

 

 

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Jo Holliday
Immigration
Senior Consultant
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100 joholliday@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Jo is specialist in::
  • Applications under the Points Based System for work and study
  • including Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5;
  • Partner applications under the FM rules;
  • Long residence;
  • EU residence permits;

Bio:

Jo is a highly skilled caseworker with over 25 years experience in the immigration field within the Higher Education sector.

 

Jo previously worked at the award winning Student Advice Centre at Sheffield Students’ Union where she gained a reputation for delivering excellent services in the areas of work and family immigration. In 2013 she was awarded International Student Adviser of the year. She is particularly valued for her ability to achieve successful outcomes through her attention to detail and preparation of all her cases. She has a 100% success rate in Partner applications under the complex FM rules. Her understanding of the interaction of the Points Based System and other immigration routes is particularly valued by clients.

 

At Parker Rhodes Hickmotts, Jo is working with the Immigration team to provide services to individual and corporate clients. Her areas of expertise include UK family immigration, skilled and business immigration (including associate family members) study categories and EU applications. She is also available for training and presentations in her areas of specialism.

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Office Support

Cara Roper
Practice Manager
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
cararoper@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Kate Wragg
Marketing Manager
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
katewragg@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Our Teams

Reception
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Immigration
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Family & Child Care
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Office Support
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk

The Partners
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Residential Conveyancing
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Wills, Trusts & Probate
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk