Our values guide our work. Through team work and a holistic approach to our clients’ needs, we have created a firm where we treat people with respect, consideration and courtesy.
Jhangir Mahmood, Director & Senior Solicitor
Jhangir Mahmood is the Founder and Director of Bishop Lloyd & Jackson Solicitors. He is motivated by the desire to achieve justice for his clients which is why Jhangir is currently representing the victims of the tragic Grenfell Tower and has in excess of over 100 clients who he is taking care of. He is setting up Grenfell Walk Residents Association where he is also the appointed Solicitors of the Association.
Jhangir currently heads a team of 12 Lawyers working on the Grenfell case. This makes BLJ one of the top 3 largest legal teams acting on this case. The team has a multitude of expertise and specialisms and Jhangir’s wide experience makes him ideally suited to this position. Due to Jhangir’s diverse knowledge of the Law and Legal Practice experience, he is able to assist clients with a wide range of matters, leaving no stone unturned. These matters range from housing issues to civil and commercial litigation in the High Court and County Court including cases on property trust disputes, construction, professional negligence, housing possession and disrepair claims.
Jhangir completed his training contract with Ambrose Appleby & Pyke was qualified as a solicitor in December 1992. He has worked for Brixton Law Centre and specialised in Landlord and Tenant Law for two years as he has always been passionate about getting clients voices heard and to fight their corner. He has also taken numerous private criminal prosecutions in the Magistrates Court and acted in the London Court of International Arbitration on an international aircraft.
Jhangir has dedicated himself over the years to working for tenants living in appalling conditions and has had some notable successes against various landlords including local authorities and housing associations. He has also acted in class actions on behalf of Residents’ Associations.
Mervyn Fudge, Senior Solicitor
Mervyn is a highly experienced Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury senior litigator specialising in catastrophic high value Clinical Negligence and related Personal Injury cases. He has considerable experience in running large Multi-Party actions and high-profile Public Inquiries.
Mervyn was the Lead Solicitor representing the 350 families at the Bristol Royal Infirmary hospital Public Inquiry into infant mortality rates at the Bristol Children`s Hospital.
He was also the Lead Solicitor for the personal injury claims of the Atomic Veterans Groups of United Kingdom, New Zealand and Fiji relating to their irradiation on Christmas Island during the United Kingdom atomic tests of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Throughout these periods Mervyn was Head of both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Departments of his respective firms and has also conducted the settlement of numerous high value cases to include cerebral palsy cases to the value of over £7m as well as personal injury cases with damages in excess of £1m.
Rachel Swinnerton, Senior Solicitor
Rachel completed her law degree at Leicester Polytechnic and passed her Law Society finals at Chester College of Law. She qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and since that date has specialised as a Claimant personal injury lawyer. She has previously worked in both a niche personal injury law firm and in the serious injuries department of a large, national law practice. She was also an associate partner in her last firm.
Rachel is very experienced at handling a wide range of personal injury claims and has regularly acted for clients with complex and high value claims.
Maureen Chigbo-Anyadi, Senior Solicitor
Maureen has over 15 years experience in Residential Conveyancing & Housing Law and holds a dual qualification as a Solicitor in England & Wales as well as being a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Maureen is one of our Solicitors on the Grenfell Inquiry Team. Prior to joining BLJ Maureen was a Director and head of Housing & Property department in a National Law firm. She has wealth of experience in advising clients on all aspects of Housing Law ranging from possession actions, evictions, disrepair, homelessness and anti-social behaviour.
Maureen is a member of The Housing Law Practitioners Association and International Division of the Law Society, and also named in the Legal 500 directory.
Ogo Chime, Practice Manager
Ogo Chime is the firm’s Practice Manager who has an overall day to day conduct of the operations of the Practice and Compliances. He brings with him over 10 years of Legal management experience. He is also a Law Society approved Lexcel consultant and in the process of becoming Law Society accredited Lexcel assessor.
Ogo understands both sides of the business, seeing things from the perspective of fee-earners and practice managers and believes the key to good Legal Practice is by recruiting and retaining excellent people and assisting individuals to recognize their potential through careful compliance. His understanding of Legal Practice Management is not just from a practical viewpoint but also hands-on with exceptional people management skills that assist in the firm’s strategic development and growth.
Ogo previously taught in open university, worked for the NHS commissioned health projects and recently as a business & strategy director for an AR/VR technology company in Finland. Ogo holds an MBA and a master’s degree in Sociology/Health Anthropology which he acquired from two Universities in Finland..
Isra Naveed, Trainee Solicitor
Isra joined Bishop Lloyd Jackson Solicitors in April 2018 as a paralegal and recently became appointed as our Trainee Solicitor working in the Civil Inquiry team where she liaises with clients and analyses documents.
Isra completed her LPC LLM at the University of Law London. She has also previously worked as a Paralegals for a Medico-Legal Company where reports are produced for Road Traffic Accidents.