In forming Michael Spoors Solicitors we have brought together an experienced and expert support staff.
The team includes Michael Spoors, Alex Newman, Edward Newnham, Jessica Ward, with further additional support staff. In addition we are supported by back office staff and receptionists who provide technical assistance to ensure we can concentrate on providing a personal service of the highest quality – and one that meets your own particular requirements. Our staff are handpicked to provide the best possible service to our clients. We also have a strong network of professional advisors that can be called upon to provide you with all the specialist expertise your circumstance requires.
We are a young company, fresh and enthusiastic in our pursuit of excellence, however with many years of legal experience – all working to ensure you receive the best representation.
Michael has been a specialist in the area of family law for more than ten years, providing first class representation for his clients. Michael regularly represents high net worth individuals in cases involving highly complex matters including foreign assets, private limited companies, trusts and complex disclosure issues. Michael also deals with disputes concerning children, issues surrounding cohabitation and many other areas and is renowned for his problem solving capacity, in-depth knowledge of case law and strong negotiating skills.
With over 10 years of experience in the law Alex is a lawyer who stands out from her peers. Known for her hard work and attention to detail with strong advocacy skills and personable manner Alex is highly regarded amongst her clients and peers as an exceptional lawyer.
Alex has worked closely with Michael for almost ten years and has built up her own network of high-net-worth clients from various backgrounds including senior doctors, fellow lawyers, business owners, and professionals, amongst others.
She has developed specific expertise in financial distribution on divorce in complex cases though also deals with child arrangements matters frequently.
Jess is a solicitor in training. She has completed her degree and working towards her LLM on her way to full qualification as a solicitor.
During her time at degree level Jess worked in the Access to Justice Clinic assisting clients from deprived backgrounds with various disputes. She has a real sense of altruism and hard work which now permeates her continued work in the law.
Jess supports Michael and Alex on large and complex cases and provides analysis and research that can be critical to a successful outcome. She also deals with clients on a daily basis and assists with the general management of cases. Her friendly approachable personality has made her valuable to the team and clients alike.
Ed is also a solicitor in training. He has completed his degree and expects to use the new qualification route to becoming a solicitor using the SQE.
He has worked at a number of local and national firms previously dealing with litigation generally and family work. His enthusiasm, work ethic and friendly personality set him out from the crowd at interview and his work to date only echoes and amplifies those attributes.
Ed works as support for Michael and Alex on the larger or more complex cases and deals with clients on a daily basis; taking instructions, drafting pleadings, analysing documents, and assisting with strategic discussions.
Clients appreciate his approachable and personable attitude, which, when coupled with his ability for strategic thinking, provides invaluable resources within their matter.
Sarah provides support to Michael, Alex and the team with extremely high levels of competence, a lovely demeanour, superb client care skills and deep levels of experience.
Having been in family law for over 30 years there is not much she has not seen by way of cases and clients. She is known by clients for her approachable nature and hard work ethic.
Sarah is another invaluable member of the team who provides exceptional standards of work.
Jenna has been working in the legal industry for over 20 years and provides support to Michael, Alex and the team. She is highly motived, unflappable and gives the highest levels of client care.
Clients regularly comment on Jenna’s approachable nature and her willingness to assist with any queries they have until resolved.
Jenna has been working with Michael and Alex since 2013 and is a highly valued and irreplaceable member of the team.
Sam joined the team relatively recently from another firm of solicitors. She is very hard working with a natural drive for client care.
With her calm personality and optimistic outlook clients find it easy to approach her with their queries or instructions. She has received many compliments as to her drive to ensure clients feel impressed with service levels.
Sam is a highly valued member of our team who has slipped in effortlessly thanks to her wish to succeed and her charming personality.
Nora joined the team in the latter part of 2020 and has immediately fit in. Her hard work and willingness to learn has exemplified how we work as a practice.
She is hard working, personable, and thoroughly charming and this has been reflected by comments from clients and fellow professionals alike.
Nora’s positive outlook and drive for client care seeps through into all of her work and the team appreciate that we are extremely lucky to her here providing assistance.
Louise provide both front of house reception services and back office management. Her wonderful attitude towards client care is appreciated by clients of all backgrounds.
Louise is highly competent, hard working and consistently positive in her work both as support for the team and in resolving client’s issues.
She is a wonderful addition to the team and provides HR support also.