About Us

Accreditations & Professional Memberships

At mfg Solicitors, we have received recognition for our expertise both as a firm and as individual experts with a number of accreditations across various practice areas.

We’re not your traditional law firm. We are also dedicated to maintaining individual professional memberships to improve our knowledge and keep up with best practice so we can consistently offer the highest quality services to you.

Law Society Accreditations

Family Law

The Family Law Accreditation (also referred to as the Family Law Panel) is awarded to firms which demonstrate high levels of knowledge and experience across all family law matters, including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, finances upon separation, arrangements for children, cohabitation matters, and nuptial agreements.

Among our family solicitors we have Claire Backler, who has been a member of the Family Law Panel since its inception.
For more information, please visit our Family Law page.

Personal Injury

We have achieved the Personal Injury Accreditation for our expertise across all personal injury matters, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, accidents in public places, and industrial illnesses (such as asbestos related diseases).

Among our team, we have two accredited personal injury panel specialists, Mike Deeley and Michelle Hartshorn.

For more information, please visit our Accident and Personal Injury Claims page.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation signifies that our residential conveyancing services are reliable, efficient, and cost-effective. We take all possible steps to progress your transaction smoothly (whether it be a sale, purchase, or remortgage), ensure the legal formalities are all completed to the highest standards, and protect your personal data and financial interests.

For more information, please visit our Residential Property page.

Legal 500

The Legal 500 is a directory which compiles the top law firms in the country and ranks their areas of expertise.

mfg Solicitors are ranked highly in the West Midlands for the following services:

  • Corporate and commercial
  • Commercial litigation
  • Private client:
    • Agriculture and estates
    • Contentious trusts and probate
    • Family
    • Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Real estate:
    • Commercial property
    • Property litigation

Our team includes many solicitors who are recognised by the Legal 500 as leaders in their areas of law.

Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners is another directory of the leading law firms in the UK. mfg Solicitors is ranked highly in the following areas:

  • Hereford, Worcester and surrounds:
    • Agriculture & rural affairs
    • Family/matrimonial
  • Midlands:
    • Employment
    • Litigation
  • Shrewsbury and surrounds:
    • Agriculture & rural affairs
  • West Midlands:
    • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Our team includes many solicitors who are recognised by the Chambers & Partners as leaders in their areas of law.

Professional Memberships

As individual lawyers, we constantly strive for excellence within our areas of law by maintaining a number of professional memberships. Only by furthering our knowledge can we provide the highest quality of services to you.

Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates

Rupinder Nandra is qualified to represent clients in both the criminal and civil higher courts and she is a member of the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA).

Resolution

Resolution is an organisation dedicated to the amicable resolution of family law matters using methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as Collaborative Law and mediation.

Among our family law team, Gurdip Kaur-Brring, Rupinder Nandra, Katherine Tippetts, and Alison Webber are members of Resolution.

Gurdip Kaur-Brring and Katherine Tippetts are also qualified collaborative lawyers with considerable experience helping clients come to cooperative agreements on issues such as divorce financial settlements and arrangements for children after relationship breakdown.

Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)

The ELA is an organisation of specialist employment lawyers with in-depth knowledge and diverse expertise across all types of employment law matters (affecting both employers and employees).

Our members include:

Property Litigation Association

The Property Litigation Association is an organisation of specialist property solicitors who have particular expertise in litigation matters, including residential, commercial, and agricultural property law disputes.

Our members include:

Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA)

Harjie Bindra and Tom Esler are members of the PNLA, an association of legal professionals specialised in handling disputes involving professionals such as accountants, surveyors, financial advisors, and other solicitors.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Helen Gough is a member of CIArb, a professional body for the development and promotion of excellence in specialist Alternative Dispute Resolution practitioners.

Agricultural Law Association (ALA)

The ALA is open to all professionals working in the development and practice of rural and agricultural law. Among our team, Nick Playford has attained fellowship, and Kirsten Bridgewater, Iain Morrison, Hannah Taylor, Alexandra Phillips, Tom Bell, and Jim Quinn are members.

Helen Gough is a Regional Committee Member for the Hereford and Worcester ALA group.

CLA

Susan Morrissy, Helen Gough and Nick Playford are members of the CLA, an organisation which promotes and protects the interests of land, property, and business owners in rural England and Wales.

Iain Morrison is a member and Vice Chairman of the Worcestershire Committee of the Country Landowners Association.

Investment Property Forum (IPF)

Clare Regan is a member of the IPF with particular expertise in the property investment market.

Society of Licenced Conveyancers (SLC)

Sandy Clifford is a member of the SLC, an organisation which represents and promotes good practice for conveyancers.

Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)

David Insull is a member of ATT, an organisation of professionals qualified to offer tax compliance services.

Professional Attorney and Court of Protection Deputy

Our specialist private client team includes Gill Browne, a Professional Attorney and Court of Protection Deputy (Property and Financial Affairs) with over 23 years’ experience in Deputyship work.

For more information about our services, please visit our Professional Attorney and Deputyship Service page.

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)

Our SFE members, William Rowe, Peter Stephens, and Janna Vigar are experts in supporting and advising older and vulnerable clients in relation to a wide range of legal matters, including Wills, trusts, estate administration, Powers of Attorney, and Court of Protection matters. Gill Browne is also an associate SFE member.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

STEP is an organisation of legal professionals devoted to upholding principles of best practice in family inheritance and succession planning matters.

Our full members include:

Janna Vigar is an associate member of STEP.

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

Suzanne Lee and Robert Weston are members of ACTAPS, an organisation of legal professionals specialising in contentious private client work, including disputed Wills and inheritance claims, contentious Court of Protection matters, and Attorney disputes.

Andrew Chandler currently has an application pending to become a full member of ACTAPS.

Notaries Public

Our team includes two experienced Notaries Public, Susan Morrissy and Justin Parker, who are qualified to authenticate legal documents for use abroad.

For more information, please visit our Notary Public Services page.

Private Client Section of the Law Society

The following members of our team are part of the Law Society Private Client Section, an organisation of legal practitioners working in the areas of wills and probate, estate and tax planning, trusts, and mental capacity:

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends

Maria Shakespeare is a Dementia Friend, with particular understanding of the challenges faced by our clients affected by the condition and their loved ones.

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

APIL is an association of legal professionals who work consistently to promote the rights and interests of people who suffer personal injuries through no fault of their own. Among our team, Mike Deeley is a member and Michelle Hartshorn is a Senior Litigator.