Ray qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has been a Partner in RMNJ since 1988. As Head of litigation, Ray brings to the table extensive experience in all forms of litigation. He has been heavily involved in the development and marketing of the personal injury department for more than 15 years. Ray’s interests include complex litigation, negotiation and mediation as well as marketing, management and the use of information technology to improve the delivery of legal services. Ray is a fully certified mediator and work place mediator.
During his career, John has worked for the Magistrates Court and the CPS prior to be becoming a partner at RMNJ. He qualified as a solicitor in 1985. He is a qualified Duty Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate (Crime). He frequently appears in both the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court. John was runner-up in the 2008 and 2010 National Law Society Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year category.
Lianne specialises in criminal law and mental health law. She also has particular skills in dealing with cases on behalf of patients with learning disabilities.
Lianne is vastly experienced in the area of mentally disordered offenders.
Grainne joined RMNJ in 2016 and has been specialising in residential conveyancing since 2014. Grainne holds a Law Degree, has been a Partner since 2018 and is part of the departmental management team.
Daniel has worked for RMNJ as a paralegal previously and returned in 2015 after being Called to the Bar. Daniel qualified as a Solicitor in 2017 and is a member of the Mental Health Tribunal Accreditation Scheme with experience of representing clients at Tribunals, Hospital Managers hearings and in CPA meetings. Daniel represents clients at all levels of security with a special interest in forensic patients. Daniel also has experience in Litigation issues arising from mental health and human rights matters and assists with Court of Protection matters.
After qualifying in 1998, Helen became a member of the Law Society Children Law Panel, representing parents, carers, and children in all aspects of Care and Supervision proceedings. Helen also undertakes complex private Children Law cases representing parents and children, together with Adoption and Special Guardianship cases. Helen is an Accredited All issues family mediator and is also trained in Child Inclusive mediation, often able to assist mediation clients with the benefit of legal aid.
Sinead joined RMNJ in 2001 as a trainee solicitor and qualified into the Criminal Law department in 2003. She is a qualified Police Station Representative allowing her to represent clients who have been arrested and detained in the Police Station. Sinead deals exclusively with Magistrates Court and Youth Court cases representing clients facing a wide variety of offences from minor road traffic matters to serious assault and burglary offences.
Chris joined the firm in 2017 having practiced Criminal Law in Liverpool for 12 years. He is a Crown Court Advocate and Duty Solicitor with a wealth of experience across the whole spectrum of Criminal Defence work.
Gareth joined RMNJ in 2004 and has been specialising in residential conveyancing since 2001. Gareth has a Law Degree from Sheffield Hallam University, has been a Partner since 2008 and heads the conveyancing department.
Jonathan moved to the Family Department in 2016 having joined RMNJ in the Prison Law Department. He primarily focuses on representing clients involved with Social Services, assisting parents with all matters from Pre-Proceedings Meetings through to Care Proceedings and Adoption applications.
He has experience in all aspects of care matters, including an application to the Court of Appeal in respect of a contested adoption matter where his client had made a considerable transformation in her life. Jonathan also undertakes private law work and represents parents in respect of contact applications.