Our People

Sarah Waddington

Principal Solicitor (Director)

SRA Number 328577


Legal Qualification: Solicitor.

Year of Admission: 2004

Expertise: Civil Litigation, Timeshare cases, Employment Law, Taxi Licensing matters, Criminal Law including advising suspects at the police station.

Professional Memberships: The Law Society.

About me: I am the Principal Solicitor and Director at the firm. I am also the COLP and COFA and the Solicitor responsible for dealing with Complaints. I am very passionate about the law and also in helping all clients. I train and over see all staff members and am also the firms Mental Health Officer. I am also on the Board of Directors for Deptherapy a UK charity assisting seriously injured serving personnel and veterans of British Armed Forces.

Richard Ricks

In-House Counsel



Legal Qualification: Barrister.

Called to the Bar: 1999

Expertise: Civil Litigation, Public and Regulatory Law, Housing Matters, Criminal, Timeshare cases, Motoring offences and Taxi Licencing.

About me: I am a triple graduate, Barrister and Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln's Inn. In 1999 I was called to the Bar where I established an incredible expertise in Public and Regulatory Law as well as Housing and Crime. I have rights of audience in all courts and am eligible to provide advice on evidence and procedure as well as the merits of each individual case. I advise Sarah Waddington and the other team members on matters when requested to do so and will liaise with outside Counsel if required.

John Hurley

Solicitor

SRA Number 148930


Legal Qualification: Solicitor.

Year of Admission: 1991

Expertise: Civil Litigation, Timeshare cases, Personal Injury, Road Traffic Accidents, Flight Delays.

Professional Memberships: The Law Society.

About me: I have over 30 years’ experience in civil litigation; specialising for the last 3 years in Timeshare cases. Working alongside Solicitor Chris Lam we focus on the matters involving Club La Costa. I assist Sarah Waddington with the training of trainee Solicitors and work closely with the rest of the Solicitors sharing my previous 30 years’ experience.

Chris Lam Yan On

Solicitor

SRA Number 475089


Legal Qualification: LLB 2008, LPC 2009.

Year of Admission: 2017

Expertise: Civil Litigation, Timeshare Cases, Employment Law, Consumer Regulations.

Professional Memberships: The Law Society.

About me: My primary focus is on timeshare matters. I also deal with consumer and employment law enquiries as these are areas which I have experience and am passionate about.

James Dorgan

Consultant Solicitor for Sarah Waddington Legal Espana S.L.


Legal Qualification: Solicitor.

Year of Admission: 2008

Expertise: Spanish Law including Conveyancing, Real Estate, Urban Law, Bank Law, Inheritance Law and Taxes. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Professional Memberships: The Law Society of Cordoba, Spain.

About me: I work with Sarah Waddington Legal Espana S.L in Spain Consulting on legal matters in Spain. Over the past 10 years I have gained experience in several areas or law, specialising more recently in Conveyancing and Real Estate Law.

Jane Southall

Consultant Barrister


Legal Qualification: Barrister.

Called to the Bar: 2009

Expertise: Employment Law.

About me: Over the last 16 years, I have amassed considerable experience advising clients on a full range of employment matters. As the Managing Director of my own employment law consultancy company my days are never the same and splitting my time among a variety of business.

Lisa Taaffe

Legal Executive


Legal Qualification: Legal Executive.

Year of Admission: 2008

Expertise: Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Road Traffic Accidents, Flight Delays and Accidents Abroad.

Professional Memberships: Chartered Legal Executive FCILEx.

About me: I have extensive knowledge in civil litigation; specialising in road traffic accidents, holiday sickness claims, flight delay matters and accidents abroad. I head up the Holiday Sickness Department and works above Trainee Solicitor Ornella Luccardi and Alfie Groom ensuring a seamless and efficient journey is experienced by all our clients.

Ornella Luccardi

Trainee Solicitor


Legal Qualification: LLB, LPC.

Expertise: Civil Litigation, Holiday Sickness, Personal Injury, Road Traffic Accidents, Costs. Bilingual in English and Spanish

About me: Having completed my LLB and LPC I am now in the final phase of my journey to qualify as a Solicitor. As one of the Trainee Solicitors I utilise all my training knowledge and previous experience in Civil Litigation, Personal injury, Road traffic claims and Fraud to manage my own case load. I work closely with Lisa Taaffe in the Holiday Law department ensuring your case is handled in the best way.

Martin Didcock

Trainee Solicitor


Legal Qualification: LLB, LPC.

Expertise: Consumer Contract Law, Misrepresentation claims, Timeshare and Costs Law.

About me: I completed my LLB and LPC and I am now in the final phase to qualify as a Solicitor. As one of the Trainee Solicitors I utilise all my training knowledge and previous experience in Costs Law to help train staff on cost related subjects such as Budgets and Bills of costs. I work closely with the Solicitors and In-House Counsel to manage my case load and ensure that my clients receive the best possible experience. I also assist in mentoring and training the Administration Staff.

Jonathan Sutton

English and Spanish Consultant Solicitor

SRA number 301779 & Málaga college of lawyers number 21UE


Legal Qualification: Solicitor

Qualified: 2003

Expertise: Personal injury, accident investigation, Inheritance and application of international law

Professional Memberships: The Law Society, The Law Society Private Client Section, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

About Me: I am a consultant Solicitor with a background in Personal injury work. I've gained an international reputation for advising on cases where there is a Spanish, UK or international element. This is very helpful to foreign law firms like Sarah Waddingtons as I have an understanding of procedures and the application of foreign law.

Christopher John Hill

Notary Public


Legal Qualification: LlB(Hons) Law

Qualified: 1971 - Solicitor; 1985 - Notary Public

Expertise: Notary Public Services including Power of Attorney, Affidavit, Certified copies of documents, Apostille

Professional Memberships: The Notary Society

Antony Booth

General Manager


Expertise: Business management, project management and marketing.

About me: I currently assist with the managing of the office ensuring that projects are run efficiently and effectively. I also manage the IT, marketing and recruitment for the Firm.

Raymond Bach

Client Acquisitions Manager


Expertise: Team management, client care, sales.

About me: I have a broad knowledge of the Timeshare industry, which allows me to empathise with clients and potential clients. As a former Special Investigations Officer with the Police, I am used to the types of fraud and scams that a lot of Timeshare owners have often faced and will normally be the first port of call for most of out Timeshare enquiries.


Robert Adam

Client Acquisitions Executive


Expertise: Team management, client care, sales.

About me: Having spent a number of years in Spain I have a good knowledge of the Timeshare industry, which allows me to empathise with clients and potential clients. I'm on hand to help all of our new enquirers with any issues they may have. I work closely with the legal team ensuring the best legal route to take to facilitate the best outcome.




 

 

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