Our People

We believe our Staff are our biggest asset and we have a unique set of people and expertise, waiting to advise you.

Jonathan Pfeffer

Group Chairman

Jonathan Pfeffer opened ‘Pfeffer & Co.’ in St Ann’s Square, Manchester in February 1970, establishing a well-respected legal firm that specialized in conveyancing and commercial property.

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Graham Leigh

Senior Partner – Bury & Prestwich Practices

Graham Leigh joined GLP Solicitors in October 1981 and qualified as a solicitor in December 1981. Graham has responsibility for the general management of the GLP Solicitors firms

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Neil Sugarman

Senior Solicitor and Consultant – Bury Practice

Neil Sugarman qualified as a Solicitor in 1981. Since that time he has practised almost exclusively in the field of personal injury litigation

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Carol-Ann Duke

Partner – Prestwich Practice

Carol-Ann Duke qualified as a solicitor in December 1996. Originally from Cardiff, Carol-Ann relocated to the North West in 1997 and joined GLP as the Managing Solicitor of the Prestwich office in November 2006.

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Terry Kelly

Partner – Prestwich & Bury Practices

Terry Kelly qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and has since then acted exclusively for claimants in personal injury cases. He has a varied caseload including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents and criminal injuries compensation claims.

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Paul Wainwright

Partner – Bury Practice

Paul Wainwright joined GLP in 1988 and became a Partner in 1997. In addition, Paul provides a mentoring service to the University and is a Board member on the local radio station.

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Steven Astley

Partner and Head of Injury – Bury Practice

Steven is an injury lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience handling all types of personal injury claims, including serious and catastrophic injury cases (spine, brain, serious orthopaedic) and fatal accidents.

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Ben Tyer

Partner and Head of Private Client – Bury Practice

Ben leads the private client department at GLP Bury and is a regular contributor to a number of leading national newspapers and financial publications advising on all matters relating to Wills, Trusts and Probate.

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Anthony Middleton

Partner and Commercial Director – Bury Practice

Anthony is a qualified solicitor with many years commercial experience creating and developing businesses in the transport, construction, and retail and catering industries.

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Helen Barnes

Associate & Senior Solicitor – Bury Practice

Helen has over 20 years’ experience as a Solicitor specialising in personal injury litigation representing clients in a wide range of claims. In particular she has significant expertise in handling catastrophic and serious injury claims where her clients have suffered severe physical and psychological injuries.

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Jo-Anna Walmsley

Senior Litigation executive – Bury Practice

Jo is an experienced litigation executive and member of CILEX.  She specialises in all aspects of criminal injuries compensations claims including physical and sexual assaults. She also handles cases involving including historical abuse.

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Heather Radcliffe

Associate & Senior Litigation Executive – Bury Practice

Having previously worked as a Senior Manager for Victim Support for 10 years and with an additional 10 years experience with GLP Solicitors, Heather brings a wealth of expertise for victims of violent crimes, rape and sexual abuse whom she helps with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. 

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Debbie Peel 

Practice Manager and HR Officer – Bury & Prestwich Practice