Liddy's Solicitors’ Barnsley and Wakefield offices, the lawyers are all specialists in their individual fields - whether personal injury, clinical negligence, or conveyancing - so you can be confident that your case will be dealt with by qualified solicitors in a highly professional manner.
Our four senior litigation file handlers have nearly 100 years of collective experience handling personal injury and clinical negligence cases between them. They have particular expertise in high value negligence claims.
We have two members of the personal injury team who may work on your matter, but Arsalan Abbasi, a director and Head of the High value personal injury department will supervise your case even if he is not handling it day to day. Arsalan has been working in this area for more than 15 years, leading some of our most high-profile cases to a successful conclusion. David Harwood is the other member of the team. He has 30 years’ experience of personal injury claims of all types.
Managing Director | Owner
Kevin graduated with an honours degree in Law from Cardiff University in 1990 and qualified in 1993. Thereafter he gained experience in litigation of all types. He was a partner for five years before setting up his own firm, Liddy’s Solicitors Ltd, where he conducts clinical negligence files exclusively. Kevin handles mostly higher value claims and has settled number of t damages claims above £1 million and more than a hundred cases at damages between £100,000 and £1 million.
Kevin is a member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers-accredited Senior Litigator.
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Head Of Clinical Negligence | Director
Mark began his career in the insurance industry in 1985 qualifying as a Chartered Insurer before moving into law in 1995. He qualified as a Legal Executive before completing his postgraduate studies at Nottingham Law School and qualifying as a solicitor in 2005. After qualifying, Mark spent two years working as a visiting lecturer at the College of Law in York in addition to maintaining his practice within a national firm.
Mark joined the clinical negligence team at Liddy’s in 2018 and in January 2021 was promoted to Head of the Clinical Negligence team and made a Director of the firm.
Mark has wide experience across all aspects of clinical negligence litigation and has experience pursuing personal injury professional negligence actions. Mark has handled a number of cases with damages which were valued in excess of £1 million but prides himself on offering the same level of high-quality advice and service to all his clients no matter how large their claim is.
Mark’s practice now focuses purely on clinical negligence litigation.
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Katie commenced an Adult Nursing Degree in 2011 and graduated with 1st class honours in 2014. Both throughout her training and as a Registered Nurse, she has worked in many areas of clinical practice, and continues to hold an active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Post-qualification, she has undertaken continued professional development as a nurse with both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University; she holds a recognised mentorship qualification and has played a large role in teaching pre-registration nursing students. Currently, she is studying towards a formal legal qualification and currently handles her own caseload under the supervision of Mark Aldridge as well as advising the firm in her capacity as a very experienced nurse.
Head Of High Value Personal Injury | Director
Arsalan graduated with an honours degree in Law from Sheffield Hallam University in 2005, where he was awarded the Cavendish Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement and was elected Treasurer of the University Law Society. Arsalan went on to complete the Bar Vocational Course from the Inns of Court School of Law at City University, London in 2006, and was Called to the Bar of England & Wales from Lincoln’s Inn.
After completing the academic stages of his training, Arsalan joined Liddy’s in November 2006 and cross-qualified as a Solicitor in March 2010. Arsalan is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He was appointed as a director at Liddy’s Solicitors in June 2011.
Arsalan has settled very many high value cases involving accidents at work, road accidents, and claims against the local authority.
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Head Of Low Value Personal Injury
David has extensive experience in the legal setting. In 1986, he began as a Trainee Litigation Executive where he worked assisting a Senior Partner in a busy Personal Injury Department. He joined Liddy’s Solicitors in August 2016 handling their road traffic, work place accident claims and public liability claims. 2019 marked David’s 30th year as a personal injury file handler.
David is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
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Mohammed Naheem Khalil
Head Of Conveyancing | Director
Mohammed graduated with an Honours degree in LLB Law at Leeds Met. University in 1998, before completing his post-graduate studies at the College of Law in York in 1999. He has worked in conveyancing since. He joined the new branch office of Liddy’s Property Solicitors as a partner in 2007.
In 2012, Liddy’s Solicitors Ltd was accredited under the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
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Gulshan qualified as a solicitor in 2007. She has extensive experience in conveyancing and, before joining Liddy’s in 2012, was a partner at several other law firms in the region.
Nathan began his career in the Legal Sector in 2007 working as an Office Junior before training to be a Legal Cashier in 2009. He then went on to gain a wealth of experience in accounts working for a number of local and international firms.
In 2016 Nathan joined Liddys Solicitors Ltd into the accounts department. He was then offered a position as Office Manager in 2017 managing the day to day running of both offices. In 2018 Nathan was made Practice Manager. He has also taken on the roles of COFA and Data Protection Officer.
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