The Team

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Jonathan Fletcher
Corporate Director

Jonathan is an accomplished corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising businesses on structure and internal and external dispute resolution.

Jonathan Fletcher
Director

Jonathan is an accomplished litigator accustomed to resolving disputes across the full spectrum of commercial litigation including Companies Act claims, professional negligence, sale of goods disputes, breach of director’s duty and post termination restraint claims, disputes with agricultural and equine links and intellectual property disputes.

Jonathan’s advice is outcome focused and client centred.  Jonathan is accustomed to using all potential avenues of dispute resolution including formal and informal mediation, negotiation, arbitration and adjudication towards achieving an agreed outcome.

Chris Ward
Litigation Director

Chris joined the PG Legal team as a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Civil Department in September 2016 before becoming a director in 2018.

Chris Ward
Director

Chris joined the PG Legal team as a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Civil Department in September 2016.

Having attended Newcastle University, Chris originally qualified as a Solicitor with Watson Burton before moving to Jacksons in Middlesbrough where he worked for 10 years, becoming the youngest Partner. Chris has also established three other businesses during his career, and brings extensive practical businesses knowledge to the team.

Today, Chris’ role involves being mentor for more Junior Staff, whilst handling his own case load, assisting the Directors in managing the business, providing advice and assistance in relation to operational matters, supporting marketing and sharing his experience with all departments.

Outside of work, Chris describes himself as a keen if rather inept golfer, and loves dogs, gin, reading, NUFC and the Leicester Tigers.

Charlotte Emerson
Commercial Property Director

Charlotte read law at Northumbria University and graduated with honours with an intergrated masters degree in July 2013.

Charlotte Emerson
Commercial Property Director

Charlotte read law at Northumbria University and graduated with honours with an intergrated masters degree in July 2013. Having completed her two year training contract with the firm, Charlotte qualified as a solicitor in September 2015.

Working within the commercial property department, Charlotte primarily deals with non-contentious Landlord and Tenant work and the sale and purchase of commercial property in addition to overseeing the day to day work of the commercial property team. Charlotte has a particular interest in Landlord and Tenant work and is looking to further her development in this area of law alongside developing her knowledge in employment law.

Charlotte enjoys walking in the countryside with her two dogs, running, camping and spending time with her friends and family.

Vikki Todd
Marketing Manager

Vikki Todd is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has a background in residential property transactions.

Vikki Todd
Marketing Manager

Vikki has a strong background in the delivery of legal services, operational management and business development in the residential property sector.

Having worked in the residential property departments of well-known North East firms such as McKeags and Dickinson Dees, Vikki made the leap into marketing in 2009 and became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2012.

Vikki has a well-rounded knowledge of the legal industry from the acquisition of new business through to delivery of the service.

Simon Briton
Tax Solicitor

Simon Briton is a renowned tax specialist offering advice on funding business growth in tax efficient ways, R and D claims and protecting business wealth,

Simon Briton
Tax Solicitor
Damian Robson
Employment Solicitor

Joined the firm in July 2017 to head up the employment business support team.

Damian Robson
Employment Solicitor

Damian qualified as as solicitor in 2003 specialising in Employment Law and joined EEF. In this role he worked alongside HR Managers which helped him understand the practical issues they face on a day to day basis. At EEF he gained valuable experience working with companies in achieving commercial, practical and pragmatic solutions. Additionally he was able to rapidly develop knowledge and experience of Tribunal advocacy representing member companies throughout the UK.

In 2006 Damian joined Dickinson Dees (now Womble Bond Dickinson) and further developed the skills and experience he had gained at EEF. During his time at Dickinson Dees he developed a wider appreciation of the various legal issues involved in commercial transactions and a greater understanding of the level of client support. Damian then joined Ward Hadaway and increased his involvement in Employment Tribunal litigation developing his role to that of the in-house team advocate.

Damian’s specialities include Employment Tribunal litigation, Collective Consultation, Disciplinary and Grievance management support and advice.

Harmeet Singh Sanghera
Solicitor

Harmeet joined PG Legal Ltd in April 2016 within the Commercial Property department and qualified as a solicitor in 2019.

Harmeet Singh Sanghera
Solicitor

Having worked in law firms, non-profit organisations and within the banking sector, Harmeet joined PG Legal Ltd in April 2016 as a Paralegal within the Commercial Property department. His duties involved drafting and exchanging contracts, along with fulfilling the completion process.

Harmeet read law at Northumbria University graduating with a First in the LL.B (Hons) Solicitors Exempting Degree in 2008. He has since completed his Training Contract in April 2017 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2019.

 

Matthew Brady
Trainee Solicitor

Matthew joined the firm in December 2015 while still completing his studies, after undertaking work experience with the firm.

Matthew Brady
Trainee Solicitor

Matthew joined the firm in December 2015 while still completing his studies, after undertaking work experience with the firm. He is now embarking upon his legal career with the firm as a Trainee Solicitor within the Litigation team. Matthew is also a keen networker for the firm.

Matthew completed his integrated MLaw Degree and LPC qualification in 2016 where he joined the Contribution Roll for outstanding work in the University’s Student Law Office.

Outside of work Matthew enjoys golf and can be found playing at Ramside Golf Club most weekends. He also helps run the Ramside Junior team having played for the team for five years and being a previous Captain. Aside from golf, Matthew is also a supporter of Sunderland AFC and enjoys travelling the world as much as possible.

Ben Stephens
Trainee Solicitor
Ben Stephens
Trainee Solicitor
Tanya Barker
Property Team Manager

Tanya was the very first PG Legal employee when she joined us as a secretary in 2011.

Tanya Barker
Property Team Manager

Tanya is an experienced conveyancing secretary and fee earner having worked in both roles for a number of years and having joined the firm in 2011.

Outside of work she enjoys socialising and spending time with family and friends.

Claire Bell
Litigation Team Manager

An experienced legal secretary, Claire is PA to Jonathan Fletcher and provides valuable support to the litigation team.

Claire Bell
Litigation Team Manager

An experienced legal secretary, Claire is PA to Jonathan Fletcher and provides valuable support to the litigation team. She has successfully undertaken a Civil Litigation Practice course and has become a member of The Institute of Legal Secretaries.

Outside of work Claire is an active fundraiser for various charities and a volunteer within a number of community groups.

Jonathon Dimmock
Paralegal
William Green
Consultant

After farming in his own right William qualified as a solicitor and immediately began to specialise in the law of the countryside.

William Green
Consultant

After farming in his own right William qualified as a solicitor and immediately began to specialise in the law of the countryside. He now acts on behalf of estate owners, farmers (owners occupiers and tenants), or anyone with an issue involving rural law.

William handles all aspects of agricultural and countryside law and, while the list of such matters is almost endless, he is an acknowledged for his work in property matters, such as the sale and purchase of land, farms and estates, agricultural lettings (FBT or AHA), and the commercial side such as partnerships (whether it involves a new agreement or a dispute), sustainable energy projects and mineral extraction. The Legal 500 has stated: William Green … (is) very knowledgeable and spends time explaining matters with no legal jargon” William is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and is on the panel of Recommended Professionals of the Tenant Farmers Association.

He is never happier than when visiting clients at their homes, or on their farms, throughout the North of England.