Jhangir Mahmood, Director
Jhangir Mahmood has been a solicitor since 1991 and is a director of Bishop Lloyd and Jackson. He is a specialist in Civil and Commercial Litigation. He has worked on a variety of complex cases including:
R v Khan: This was a complex fraud case in the Crown Court where he worked with William Clegg QC (a part-time Old Bailey Judge), Sir John Morris QC (former UK Attorney General), and Delloittes. The Defendant was accused of concealing company profits in sham offshore companies, false accounting and non-payment of PAYE. The matter proceeded to a 2 month trial which was successfully defended.
Gulfstream v Rochas: This international commercial litigation matter was arbitrated in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
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.
Ogo Chime, Practice Manager
Ogo holds MBA and also a Masters degree in Sociology/Anthropology from two Finnish universities. Ogo carries with him a strong Legal Firm Management background and has spent over 10 years honing his skills. Ogo believes that the key to good legal practice is recruiting and retaining excellent people and helping them to maximise their potential through careful compliance. He has in-depth understanding of Legal Practice Management from a practical, hand-on perspective. He has an unique understanding of both sides of the business, seeing things from the perspective of fee-earners and practice managers.
Ogo brings a strategic view of the legal business as a whole, yet has the ability to understand the day to day and how to make businesses more effective.
Rachel Swinnerton, Senior Solicitor Consultant
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 is a Solicitor in the Grenfell Inquiry Team. Maureen holds dual qualification as a solicitor in England & Wales with over 15years experience in Residential Conveyancing & Housing Law. She is also a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Prior to joining the firm Maureen was a Director and head of Housing & Property department in a national law firm. Maureen has wealth of experience in advising on all aspects of Housing law including possession actions, evictions, disrepair, homelessness and anti-social behaviour. Maureen is a member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association, member of the International Division of the Law Society and noted on the Legal 500.
Eleanor Hunwick, Senior Solicitor Consultant
EH started her career as a paralegal in 2000 at David Wineman solicitors, a Legal 500 firm. She has experience of working in many different areas of civil litigation during her career, latterly predominantly legally aided housing matters. She also has experience of property matters. She is an experienced advocate, having represented clients in Housing matters and Family matters at county court level and also at the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal where she has won substantial awards for claimants.
She also has an interest in law reform particularly in the area of the law relating to financial support for single parents, an issue on which she is working as a voluntary and somewhat solitary project.
Paul Ham, Solicitor
Paul is a Solicitor in the Grenfell Inquiry Team. He began his legal career as a paralegal at Birnberg Peirce Ltd, where he later trained as a solicitor. Paul has over 6 years’ experience including representing Core Participants at the Undercover Police Inquiry; bereaved families in Inquests; and clients in civil actions against the state.
He assisted on criminal appeals for women who had suffered violent abuse and helped victims of violent crime obtain criminal injuries compensation. He was also an immigration caseworker helping victims of trafficking and asylum claimants.
Mira Hammad, Solicitor
Mira Hammad graduated from the London School of Economics in 2011. She spent 2 years in the Middle East working at on human rights project design, monitoring and evaluation for national and international NGOs, such as UNDP and UNRWA. She then worked at Broudie Jackson Canter Solicitors for 5 years. She spent 3 years working as a paralegal analysing audio-visual evidence for the Hillsborough Inquests.
She worked as a Business and Human Rights consultant for a year and then completed an 18 month training contract, focusing mainly on Inquests and Actions Against the Police. She qualified as a solicitor in August 2018. Mira is an asset in the Grenfell Inquiry Team.
Mollie Eglesfield, Paralegal
Mollie has been working on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry since April 2018. Previously she worked in a national law firm within the Family department in child care matters. Mollie also worked in a number of charities, offering support and advice to vulnerable individuals including victims of trafficking. Mollie has a LLM in Public International Law.
Robert Hamill, Senior Caseworker
Robert is a Senior Caseworker in the Grenfell Inquiry Team. Prior to joining Bishop Lloyd & Jackson Solicitors he worked at Leigh Day Solicitors in the International Claims Department where he gained over 5 years’ experience in a wide range of transnational litigation that focused on bringing civil actions against UK-based companies and the British State on behalf of the victims of human rights abuses.
Hamish McCallum, Paralegal
Hamish McCallum is a Paralegal working within the Grenfell team primarily on rehousing casework and associated issues with Kensington & Chelsea Council. He has recently been called to the Bar and is planning to practise as a Barrister in Public and Housing Law. Prior to completing his legal qualifications, Hamish worked as a senior researcher in the House of Commons and then for an international disability charity.
Isra Naveed, Paralegal
Isra has been working as a Costs Paralegal at Bishop Lloyd and Jackson since April 2018. She has previously worked in Medico-Legal company which she provided medical reports for Road Traffic Accidents. In addition to her cost paralegal role, Isra assists the Inquiry and Civil team in document reviews and client facing. She completed her LPC LLM at the University of Law.
Isla Woodcock, Senior Caseworker
Isla Woodcock is a Senior Caseworker in the Grenfell Inquiry Team. She has over 6 years’ experience representing bereaved families in Inquests and other investigations, and in civil claims against the state. Prior to joining Bishop Lloyd & Jackson Solicitors she worked at ITN Solicitors in the Human Rights and Civil Liberties Team, and at Broudie Jackson Canter Solicitors, where she was part of the legal team representing 22 bereaved families in the second Hillsborough Inquests. She is a member of the Police Action Lawyers Group and the INQUEST Lawyers Group.