A skilled team safeguarding your rights

FAMILY DEPARTMENT

John Nimmo - Solicitor Director

John Nimmo - Solicitor Partner

After Blackpool Grammar School and university in London I studied at the College of Law in Chester. I was admitted as a solicitor in 1985 and have practised on the Fylde Coast ever since.  

I set up my own practice in 1990 and in 2007 was joined by Deborah Wylie.

In 2000 I was one of only three solicitors in the area to qualify as a member of the Law Society's Advanced Family Panel.  I am also a member of the Law Society's children Panel, accredited to represent both parents and children.

I practice exclusively in the field of family law and have extensive specialist experience in all aspects of child law in relation to the financial consequences of marital and cohabitation breakdown.

I represent both parents and children who are the subject of local authority child protection measures including very serious cases where, for example, intergenerational child sex abuse and murder are alleged. I also represent children and parents where there are disagreements in respect of child arrangements in cases ranging from the simple to those involving, for example, serious allegations of abuse and implacable hostility.

I have been instructed by the Official Solicitor in cases where the client has lacked mental capacity.  

I have represented separating spouses in finance cases ranging from complex multi-million pound disputes to those where the issues and assets are more routine. I have a particular interest in identifying likely outcomes at an early stage and then working towards that goal.

I am an accredited mediator.

Contact John:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Tel:  01253 626793 Option 2 for Family Department.

 

Hannah Walsh – Solicitor

Hannah qualified as a solicitor in 2015 having completed her training contract with Cooper Nimmo. She is a member of the Law Society's Children Panel and is accredited to represent both parents and children.   Hannah works closely alongside John Nimmo in relation to family cases and has a particular interest in matters relating to children and parents involved with the Local Authority.

Hannah frequently assists parents when the Local Authority have become involved with their children and often attends meetings between the parents and the Local Authority. Hannah also regularly represents children through their children's guardian's within proceedings. 

Hannah completed a law degree at Hull University and graduated in 2012. She later went on to complete her LPC at the University of Law in Manchester.

Contact Hannah:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Tel: 01253 626793 Option 2 Family Department.

 

Helen Akeroyd - Trainee Solicitor

 

Helen is a trainee solicitor within the family department. She assists with clients in relation to domestic violence issues, private law children matters, divorce and finances matter.  She works closely with John Nimmo and Hannah Walsh. She also assists with case managing and attends hearings and conferences with counsel. She completed her law degree at The University of York Law School and graduated in 2014.  Helen commenced her LPC in September 2016.

Contact Helen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Tel: 01253 626793 Option 2 Family Department.

 

CONVEYANCING DEPARTMENT

 

Joanne Flynn – FILEX Legal Executive/Director

Joanne Flynn  - FILEX Legal Executive

Joanne is the Head of our Conveyancing Department and is also a director of the firm.  She has been a member of the Institute of Legal Executives since 2005 and has a versatile set of legal skills which stand her in good stead to serve the needs of her clients. 

Joanne focuses on property law and is experienced in carrying out purchases, sales, shared ownerships, leases and buy-to-let agreements. Joanne also has considerable experience in Will drafting and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Throughout her career Joanne has built a flourishing conveyancing department within Blackpool and has developed positive working relationships with solicitors, estate agents and clients.  

Joanne has an extensive knowledge of conveyancing, both commercial and residential and is always striving to further develop herself professionally and within the organisation.  Joanne has a really positive attitude and is dedicated and committed to her work and this is reflected in her ability to turn jobs round swiftly with a high degree of customer satisfaction.  

Contact Joanne:  JoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Tel: 01253 626793 Option 1 Conveyancing Department.

 

Jenny Pook - Personal Assistant -  Conveyancing Department

Jenny has over ten years' experience of working in solicitor's offices.  She personally assists Joanne Flynn in the Conveyancing Department dealing with the administration.  Jenny ensures that all clients have regular progress reports to ensure  that the moving process runs as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.    

Contact Jenny: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .uk or Tel: 01253 626793 Option 1 Conveyancing Department.

 

 

Mel Heap - Accounts Department

Mel is our legal cashier and is responsible for the day to day running of our accounts department.  Mel also attends to the processing of legal aid bills within the office.

Contact Mel:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Tel:  01253 626793 Option 3 Accounts.