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Here you can discover more about our team and what they get up to in their spare time.
Rob is the Managing Director with over 30 years experience in the legal profession and has put together a strong and experienced team to maintain high standards of legal advice and client support.
Rob has many links with the local community and has encouraged the use of local businesses as well as helping new ones get off the ground.
Married with 3 children Rob’s precious time, outside of the office, is spent with his family and acting as chauffeur to rugby and football matches or trips to the swimming pool.
In his ‘me’ time he changes gear into ‘petrol head’ mode and browses Car SOS or Wheeler Dealer programmes. Not that he’s a modern day ‘Arthur Daley, far from it, he enjoys bringing cars back to their former glory! Rob’s TV viewing preferences include thrillers, motoring shows, legal dramas and comedies like Frasier. Film favourites include Jason Bourne movies and old classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and Bullitt – a Steve McQueen theme there. He’s lost track of the number of times he’s watched the 1960s The Italian Job.
From the soothing sounds of classic FM, easy listening of Simon and Garfunkel to Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell, Rob’s musical taste is somewhat eclectic. He cites Face Value by Phil Collins as his most played album but Sgt Pepper gets a spin too.
Rob has a taste for seafood, Oriental and Asian cuisine and enjoys home cooking, but ask him what he’d like as a special meal then that’s easy – egg and chips! His travels tend to be geared towards the children and mainly UK based with the Lake District one of his preferred destinations, although Durham, Hereford, Birmingham have been welcome city breaks.
Tel: 01625 850 888
Greg is Solicitor who qualified in November 2004, having studied for a law degree at Lancaster University before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester.
He joined the firm in November 2006 and specialises in a wide range of personal injury claims including road traffic accidents, tripping/slipping claims and accidents at work amongst others.
Apart from his family he has two other loves in his life: James Bond and Stockport County FC.
He travels all over the country to watch ‘The Hatters’, writes for their home match programme, as well as a weekly blog, and has organised a number of football-related events, to raise funds for a children’s cancer charity.
As a huge James Bond fan, Greg once spent 43 hours watching all the 007 films consecutively for charity and plans to start saving for an Aston Martin as soon as he no longer has to pay his youngest son’s nursery fees!
Despite confessing to be terrible at it, Greg enjoys playing badminton once a week and competes in 5k and 10k running events. When he’s not sipping Martinis, shaken not stirred, Greg enjoys cooking, but prefers eating.
Tel: 01625 850 888
Emma is a solicitor, having qualifying in May 2009.
She has been with the practice since its formation in 2003, and has experience in dealing with road traffic accidents, accidents at work and general personal injury claims.
Emma works closely with Counsel and has experience in dealing with high value and complex claims.
Away from the office Emma keeps fit by running, that’s when her own personal injury, a damaged toe, or so she claims, permits and enjoys a bit of a boogie ‘down the disco, perhaps after a typical gastro pub meal – nothing too spicy!
If it’s not the beat of the dance floor, Emma’s musical taste is quite varied ranging from most pop styles and Tamla Motown to country and western and Irish music.
Emma’s ideal night at the movies would be to see big blockbuster action and fantasy films, especially the Lord of the Rings trilogies and The Hobbit although if Bridget Jones hits the big screen she’ll be there with her popcorn!
She loves a good murder mystery and lists Midsomer Murders, Murder She Wrote and Agatha Christie thrillers as her favourites. When she’s not trying to work ‘whodunnit’, Emma is a keen globetrotter travelling from the Lakes to Mexico.
Tel: 01625 850 888
Jackie is our Office Manager and she has been with the firm since it was founded. She has over 20 years secretarial experience and deals with a wide range of administrative issues which assist in the smooth running of the practice. Jackie also assists the Principle, Rob Pimblett.
Away from work Jackie is real thrill seeker and escapes the smooth running of the office for the violent, rapid twists and turns of roller-coaster rides at theme parks with Nemesis at Alton Towers her favourite.
She has a special fondness for Alton Towers, as that’s where she met her husband on a blind date, but he has to compete with Mickey Mouse and all the Disney Magic!
In fact Walt Disney World in Florida is Jackie’s favourite destination where she “refuses to grow up – just like Peter Pan”. Due to her fascination with ‘infinity and beyond’ the sunshine’s state’s Kennedy Space Centre is a holiday highlight.
Not surprisingly, for a thrill seeker, Jackie’s a big fan of action superhero movies such as Iron Man, The Avengers and Transformers, although the fantasy world of Lord of the Rings and the magic of Harry Potter are also main attractions.
She loves musical theatre, especially Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon, and can’t wait to see Chicago and Grease.
Jackie claims to ‘eat anything’ except seafood but Thai, Mexican and Indian are her main choice and her taste in music is similarly varied and she is a big fan of live music – Coldplay being the best she’s seen.
Jackie claims to ‘eat anything’ except seafood but Thai, Mexican and Indian are her main choice and her taste in music is similarly varied and she is a big fan of live music – Coldplay being the best she’s seen. As for sport forget it. Jackie dislikes participating but does enjoy spectating when it comes to the Olympic Games.
Tel: 01625 850 888
Martin is our Business Development Manager and brings with him a wealth of experience, especially within the field of Personal Injury, having also run his own marketing company.
Working closely with Managing Director Rob Pimblett, Martin is helping develop the practice at a time of significant change within the legal profession and is part of our commitment to provide the best possible service to all of our clients.
Married with two children Martin lives in Chinley with two children and ‘Annie the Cat’! He enjoys cycling and keeping fit, but enjoys socialising with his family and friends at the weekend.
He’s a bit of a petrolhead when it comes to watching sports, especially F1 and British Touring Car Championship racing but also enjoys most other sports including rugby, cricket and football. He has also been spotted swinging a rounder’s bat at a weekend.
Martin’s musical taste is somewhat eclectic but mainly guitar based and rock. He has a penchant for spicy food, Thai and Mexican and it’s not unknown for him to tuck into a curry in the office!
Most of all he likes beer!
Tel: 01625 850 888
Clare joined our firm in February 2015 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1997. She has extensive experience in personal injury and occupational disease litigation and specialises in Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputy Applications to the Court of Protection.
Clare lives locally and is married with 4 children with whom she enjoys travelling around Europe on holiday, although recently crossed the Atlantic with her family to experience the World of Walt Disney. Future flight plans include trips to Peru and Vietnam.
In her spare time Clare enjoys running and has recently brushed the dust of her saxophone hoping her musical talents will take her beyond the ‘rusty’ stage to play jazz and the rich brass sound of the big bands.
At the cinema, or in Clare’s DVD film collection, you may see British films where triumph over adversity is a theme such as Brassed Off about a colliery brass band and Billy Elliot, but she can be a bit of a romantic too enjoying the light hearted comedies Love Actually and Notting Hill.
When Clare gets a chance to sit down in front of the TV she shares fellow Manners Pimblett solicitor Emma O’Callaghan’s passion for crime dramas.
Tel: 01625 850 888
Solicitor Linda Salah joined Manners Pimblett in August 2016 and has 24 years post-qualification experience; she is a specialist, in Wills, Trusts and Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications and a conveyancing solicitor. Linda is particularly committed to Elderly Client matters, acting as a professional Attorney to assist with management of clients’ financial affairs, and acting as a Trustee of on-going family Trust.
Having originally planned to become a criminal barrister it’s not surprising that crime and legal dramas are high up her list of films and TV choices. Cookery and food programmes are also on her viewing schedule but topping the list is ‘anything about elephants’! Many are to be found in her house!
In fact next on Linda’s soon to do list is an elephant experience in Thailand, a sky dive and a trip to Mexico, if she can psyche herself up for the long haul, but Kefalonia is her favourite destination. Linda’s holidays are definitely for relaxation on a sunbed somewhere hot with a book. No walking or beaches “thank you – sand gets everywhere”! Definitely no sports.
Musically you might find Linda ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ with Lionel Richie her all round favourite musician. Occasionally she’ll have a night out at the theatre to watch a musical.
Linda loves cooking and eating out, with her all-time favourite dish being lobster thermidor but anything hot and spicy with Asian, Mexican and North African cuisine is also on her menu!
When it comes to liquid refreshment then anything fizzy will do (preferably champagne) or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Tanqueray gin “not in the same glass though”!
Tel: 01625 850 888
Sam is a legal secretary with over 20 year’s experience and lives locally with her husband and teenage twins.
Sam likes nothing more than escaping outdoors for plenty of fresh air, whether it be walking the dog, keeping fit running and cycling or cultivating home grown fruit and veg with her family at their allotment.
As a result a lot of Sam’s spare time is spent pickling, ‘jamming’ and generally preserving produce.
Even on holiday Sam and her family are more likely to be found in outdoors lodgings, shunning the comforts of swish hotels in favour of nights under canvas.
Wrenching the remote control from the men in her house restricts her viewing choice, but when she does get her hands on it then it’ll be sci-fi, fantasy or action movies she’ll search the TV guide for.
Sam’s musical taste is eclectic although she’s not a fan of classical or jazz. In fact she detests it!
Tel: 01625 850 888
Alison Cameron, Solicitor, joined Manners Pimblett as our Family Law specialist, in April 2015. Alison qualified in 2004 and appreciates the complex situations that arise when a couple decides to separate.
Alison gained a 2.1 LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) with Honours from the University of Hull before studying the Legal Practice Couse in York.
As a member of Resolution, Alison is committed to providing legal assistance that is focused upon the impact upon the children, while maintaining strong representation through negotiations designed to achieve favourable and positive outcomes for her clients. Alison has extensive experience of court proceedings and is able to guide clients through the complexities of family law proceedings.
Alison is married with 2 young children, which as you can imagine, means her leisure activities, cooking, film and television viewing are family orientated.
On the big screen or DVD, Disney films, especially live remakes like Maleficent, top the viewing list although Alison’s prefers fairytales with a happy ending, a few laughs and stories that are unlikely to cause “too many tears”. On TV, Alison’s guilty pleasure is TOWIE, but at the theatre she enjoys far more cultured productions – ballet classics like Swan Lake or The Nutcracker. When it comes to music Alison listens to ‘general’ pop music and cites Van Morrison as one of her favourite artists.
Alison’s days out revolve around family and friends, but when it comes to travelling further afield she’s a sun seeker and loves the Greek islands. She also enjoys holidaying in Scotland.
She loves to cook and claims to make a “beautiful roast chicken and roast potatoes” with Yorkshire puddings her specialty, but her culinary delights are currently limited to her children’s palette.
Tel: 01625 850 888
Charlotte joined Manners Pimblett in March 2018 having studied her Law degree in Manchester and completed her Legal Practice Course in the West Midlands.
As our Conveyancing Executive, Charlotte deals with residential sale and purchase matters including freehold, leasehold, new build properties, transfers of equity and help to buy schemes.
Charlotte fully appreciates that moving home can be a daunting experience so she will guide you through potential pitfalls, explain every step of the process and the timescales involved. She will also keep you fully informed on the progress and manage your expectations in a professional, efficient and friendly manner.
Not a northerner by birth (she’s from the West Midlands), but assures us she is learning the local slang and has even started saying ‘brew’ instead of ‘cup of tea’.
The rolling hills of the Peak District had previously stolen her heart so in 2014 she relocated to The High Peak where she lives on a farm with; rabbits, sheep, cats, dogs, fish, a lizard and a snake. Whilst she insists she’s not a crazy cat lady – yet – her growing collection may suggest otherwise.
Animals are Charlotte’s true passion in life and she has volunteered for various animal charities in Thailand, Kenya and locally. She says she is a “sucker for a furry in need” and has even brought a sick dog home from Dubai called Twitch to add to her menagerie. If it’s not travelling through Asia, or visiting Dubai, she seeks out adventure holidays and has already ticked scuba diving, safari and climbing a mountain off her bucket list.
When she’s not getting her hands dirty with the animals on the farm, Charlotte enjoys Latin and Ballroom dancing. The dance school that she attends even features in a series on Netflix titled ‘Baby Ballroom’ – Strictly Come Dancing watch this space! She co-ordinates our charity fundraising events and if your cause has fur and 4 legs you may win her over!
Noreen is Manners Pimblett’s most recent recruit and brings with her over 20 years of experience as a Legal Secretary. She is one of the first faces you’ll see when entering the office; the other being Jackie Chambers.
A Mancunian by birth she now lives locally and has 4 children.
So what does Noreen do when she leaves the legal documents and secretarial work on her desk? When it comes leisure activities she is happy to take the plunge and swim lengths in a local swimming pool. Out of water she’s a keen walker and often laces up her boots to stroll around the local countryside but when she gets a chance it’s hiking the spectacular roaming hills and valleys of the Lake District that she prefers.
Having done a bit of Irish Dancing in her time, Noreen has now expressed an interest in taking up Zumba, that’s if Jackie will go too!
When it comes to a night at the theatre, Noreen prefers a musical like Wicked and its wizards than the witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth – in fact any musical before the Bard’s works. If it’s not singing along to Mamma Mia on the big screen or re-runs of rom-coms like Bridget Jones and 3 Weddings and a Funeral on DVD, Noreen’s TV viewing is very much dominated by soaps with Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Holby City and Casualty her preferred choices, but she does tax her brain occasionally by watching The Chase. Other viewing habits include gripping dramas like Bodyguard.
When visiting a travel agent the brochures Noreen is most likely to pick up are those offering holidays in the warm weather destinations of the Greek Island and the Canaries but she also travels long distance to New Zealand where she visits her daughter.
It’s most likely that’s where Noreen got the taste of the country’s white wine, which is now one of her favourite tipples along with the occasional gin. I suspect it’s the former that she is most likely to drink when out sampling international cuisine. After all does a G&T go with her favourite Chinese meal or Chicken Madras at the local Indian restaurant?