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Richard J Knaggs

Richard J Knaggs

Solicitor

Richard J Knaggs is the founder of Richard J Knaggs & Co Solicitors LLP. Richard set up the firm in 1983 and is a Solicitor, Principal of the firm and Head of the Property Department. Richard has many years experience in both commercial and residential property matters.

Richard Knaggs has personally represented many celebrities and sports personalities in high profile cases within the industry including Geoffrey Boycott. He has advised clients across the full range of legal disciplines relevant to the sports sector. He has advised clients across the business of sport, with a particular focus on sports media, and negotiations of contracts with both television companies and newspapers.

Also, specialising in media contracts for celebrities with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ESPN and daily newspapers such as telegraph and The Sun. Richard has an in-depth knowledge and experience of the sports market, and his firm has a consistently commercial approach, which enables it to add real insight and value to clients and their objectives within the sector.

Jayne Acklam

Jayne Acklam

Solicitor

Jayne joined Richard J Knaggs & Co in October 2015 and was promoted to Partner in April 2018. Jayne studied law at Teesside University graduating in 1999. She completed the Bar Vocational Course in 2002 and was called to the Bar at Lincolns Inn the same year. Jayne also completed a Masters Degree in Advanced Legal Practice with commendation in 2007. In 2008 Jayne cross qualified as a solicitor and in 2014 was accredited to the Law Society Childrens Panel and Family Law Panel.

Jayne specialises in all aspects of family law. She has extensive experience in child protection and has been instructed in many complex care proceedings, representing parents and children in the County Court and High Court. Jayne is a strong advocate in private law proceedings. As well as offering fixed fee divorces Jayne also specialises in difficult divorces and the division of high value assets, domestic violence, issues involving Contact and residence and removal from jurisdiction as well as litigation and sexual abuse cases.

Jayne also provides advice in equine law. She is a keen horse rider and competes with her horse in dressage competitions. Jayne can offer legal advice including sales disputes, ownership disputes, personal injury and any other disputes arising from all aspects of horse ownership.

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Stephanie Swales

Stephanie Swales

Conveyancer

Stephanie Swales joined Richard J Knaggs & Co in September 2013 and has predominantly worked in the Conveyancing Department. Stephanie has worked in conveyancing for over 15 years within the local area and has a great relationship with all clients and local organisations.

After being promoted to Head of Conveyancing in 2016 Stephanie branched in to office management and was appointment Practice Manager at Richard J Knaggs & Co in September 2018.

Stephanie is responsible for quality control and compliance, office management, administrative systems, advertising and media in addition to being the practices Money Laundering Officer and IT specialist.

Stephanie demands and ensures a consistent high standard and has an in depth understanding of client care and service provision requirements.

Marie Hall

Marie Hall

Senior Personal Assistant

Marie Hall has been with the firm for over 25 years predominantly as a Senior Personal Assistant, Marie works within our Conveyancing team and also assists our accounts department.
Denise Rogers

Denise Rogers

Accounts Manager

Denise Rogers joined Richard J Knaggs & Co Solicitors LLP in 2004 and is the firms Accounts Manager and Legal Cashier. Denise's role is an integral part of the legal business and day to day running of the firm.
Michelle Blackburn

Michelle Blackburn

Personal Assistant

Michelle is a Personal Assistant within the Wills and Probate Department and is a highly valued member of staff at Richard J Knaggs.
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