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Meet our experts.

Our key members head up a team of experienced lawyers throughout the UK.

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Charlotte Le Maire

Founder & Partner

Charlotte is a specialist criminal and regulatory lawyer and barrister. She is frequently instructed to provide critical advice in the immediate aftermath of a serious or fatal incident.

 

She is recognised for her commercial approach, providing advice that takes into consideration the significant impact of the incident and investigation, as well as the wider reputational risks. Charlotte has extensive experience in representation at PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) and other interviews, and frequently appears in all criminal courts to represent corporate bodies or individuals. She is recognised nationally as a leader in the field of Fleet Risk and is regularly invited by corporates, insurers, brokers and fleet risk charities to provide training in relation to road safety matters, as well as providing practical solutions to criminal and regulatory challenges.

 

Charlotte has a formidable reputation for standing up to prosecuting authorities.

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Kareena Prescott

Founder & Partner

Kareena is a passionate, driven, self-motivated and commercial Employment Law & Tax Adviser with over 20 years' experience.

 

Kareena worked at top 10 law firm for 8 years, and during her continuing long career provides specialist niche advice to the Recruitment & Umbrella sector together with other Respondent businesses. She has also been a guest speaker at several REC hosted events in the past.

 

Kareena has extensive knowledge in tax and employment law and has represented both Respondents and Claimants in over 200 Tribunals. Kareena can provide commercial, no-nonsense advice in this forever changing and challenging arena of law. 

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Leah Hester

Senior Associate

Heading the Northern division, Leah is a Senior Associate and Chartered Legal Executive with over 12 years’ experience in providing criminal defence representation across a diverse range of criminal matters, specialising in road traffic and motoring offences.

 

Representing clients detained in police custody and voluntary attendees at Police Stations throughout the UK, Leah has a wide experience in the preparation of criminal cases at all levels in the criminal justice system, dealing with matters ranging from drink drive and exceptional hardship up to the most serious of cases including charges of causing death by careless driving and dangerous driving.  

 

Leah has a reputation for having a warm and attentive manner with an ability to put people instantly at ease and build trust. Dealing with clients who may be facing the potential loss of their liberty or career, Leah works tirelessly to ensure that every case is given the utmost attention, and guides her clients through what can be a difficult and stressful process.

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Chrissy O'Connor

Senior Associate

Chrissy is a Senior Associate leading the Southern division. With an extensive background in general crime, she has defended clients in respect of a broad range of serious and complex police investigations and criminal prosecutions for over 15 years.

Having previously supervised the police station team in one of the largest criminal legal aid firms in the country, Chrissy has in recent years specialised in criminal motor defence, advising and representing drivers following their involvement in serious injury and fatal road traffic collisions.

Chrissy is an extremely passionate defence lawyer known for her meticulous and dedicated approach to each and every one of her cases, ensuring the best possible outcome for her clients on every occasion.

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Andrew Scott

Consultant

Andrew is a heavyweight in the insurance industry with over 35 years experience, having worked at the highest level within one of the leading law firms in the country.

 

He has worked for most of the major Insurers, handling catastrophic, multimillion pound claims, consisting of road traffic, employers liability and public liability cases.

 

Andrew also has significant experience at board level, advising strategically in order to provide clients with the best possible outcomes. Andrew’s dual role as a non-executive director at LMP Legal means he holds a pivotal role, having insight into the running of the business and implementation of strategy.

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Nathan MacPherson

Head of Operations

Nathan’s experience in luxury retail management instilled in him a keen sense of customer satisfaction and an appreciation for the fine details that make a lasting impression on his colleagues and clients. Drawing from this background, Nathan brings a unique perspective to his role as Head of Operations, leading the team to deliver quality results that exceed expectations. 

 

Recognised for his careful and thoughtful approach to work, paired with a creative flair, Nathan oversees our finance and marketing departments, whilst acting as a key contact for our clients, ensuring we consistently deliver the excellence that you can expect from LMP Legal.

 

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Lesley O'Brien OBE

Lesley is an award winning business professional with over 40 years’ experience in the transport industry.  She is an advocate for women in the industry and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). As well as running her haulage company Freightlink Europe and consultancy Freight Train, Lesley is a Trustee of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) Benevolent Fund and member of the RHA Security Committee and Regional Council. She is a tireless ambassador of the transport industry and served 9 years as an RHA Main Board Director.

Lesley uses her voice whenever possible to support and encourage those underrepresented in the industry, to raise standards, improve road safety and change industry perception.  In 2020 she was awarded the OBE for services to diversity and inclusion in the transport industry and in 2022 was elected to the Motor Transport Wall of Fame and voted Northern Transport Personality of the Year by Transport News.  She is a regular contributor to the Commercial Motor Legal Panel, Motor Transport Vox Pop and is invited by the BBC and other media to discuss topical and transport related issues.

 

LMP Legal is delighted to collaborate with Lesley,

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Andrew Drewary

A multi award winning road safety specialist, speaker at leading industry events/conferences and currently Chair of the CILT Transport and Logistics Safety Forum. Andrew is also a member of the Global Fleet Champions initiative run by Brake, the road safety charity.

 

Andrew has worked directly with solicitors, insurers and fleet operators while managing the investigation process for over 40,000 road traffic collisions, over the last 20 years.

Andrew provides bespoke, innovative and interactive evidenced based fleet safety solutions through data analysis and collaboration. Andrew has supported management teams and employees to influence positive culture change resulting in substantial financial savings, improved driver health and wellbeing and robust policy management. Thereby reducing exposure to risk, collisions and road fatalities.

 

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