The Civil Litigation team at PM Law solicitors in Sheffield:
Laura Thorpe, Manager, Civil Litigation team
Laura studied Law and Criminology at Sheffield University and qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) in 2009. Laura deals with cases from initial advice through to settlement and Court proceedings, in a variety of areas, such as Contract and Consumer Law, Property Law, Negligence, Landlord and Tenant, Debt Recovery and Employment Law.
Laura was awarded Highly Commended for Legal Expert by CILEx in 2019, due to her experience in handling litigation matters and leadership of the team.
Outside work Laura enjoys shopping and socialising with family and friends. She also likes to experiment in the kitchen cooking and baking, and enjoys travelling to the west coast of America.
Andy Harris, Employment Solicitor
Andy qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and worked as an employment advisor and supervising solicitor with organisations such as Citizens Advice and Sheffield Law Centre. Andy is experienced in all aspects of employment law from initial advice and assessment through to representation at tribunal. He takes great care to ensure that clients are kept fully informed about their case and explains the law in everyday language.
Away from work, Andy enjoys hill-walking, reading and socialising with friends.
Yvonne Davies, Paralegal
Yvonne graduated in Criminal Justice from Liverpool John Moores University in 2014 and is a paralegal within the Civil Litigation Department. She specialises in landlord and tenant matters as well as handling various other civil claims.
Yvonne has travelled around Australia and South East Asia and in her spare time she enjoys catching up with her family and friends in Liverpool.
Helen Laycock, Paralegal
Helen is a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)and works as a Paralegal within the Civil Litigation Department. She provides legal advice as well as assisting the Manager of Civil Litigation with drafting Court documents and work on the Civil Litigation and employment files. Helen is currently studying Level 6 CILEx and is a finalist in the National Paralegal Awards 2020.
Outside work, Helen loves hiking, being outdoors and weight training and she is also a black belt in Taekwondo.