Message Us

Our People

“I tell the players that the bus is moving. This club has to progress. And the bus wouldn’t wait for them. I tell them to get on board.” – Sir Alex Ferguson

Our people are chosen based on their aptitude and experience. We invest in the career development of our people so that we are always growing, as well as deploying dedicated teams to support our legal professionals; ensuring efficiency in the way we work together.

Tony O'Malley / Managing Partner / Friends Legal

Tony O’Malley

Managing Partner

We’re the real deal. Expert lawyers that genuinely care about their customers and helping our community.

No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Compensation Claims Solicitors Scotland / Lyndsey Bell / Legal Director / Dispute Resolution / Friends Legal

Lyndsey Bell

Legal Director

Dispute Resolution

My work gives me purpose as I’m genuinely making a difference to people’s lives.

Laura Sillars / Legal Director & Head of Serious Injury / Personal Injury & Medical Negligence / Friends Legal

Laura Sillars

Legal Director & Head of Serious Injury

Personal Injury

Helping clients recover after life changing accidents is why I’m in this business.

Lynn Adam / Personal Injury / Operations Director / Friends Legal lawyers

Lynn Adam

Operations Director

Personal Injury

I feel like I’m using my expertise for good, helping customers overcome challenging circumstances.

Louise Cameron / Senior Associate / Dispute Resolution / Friends Legal

Louise Cameron

Senior Associate

Dispute Resolution

I always fight for my clients best interests because it can make all the difference to their lives.

Amy Wardrop / Executry, Wills, Trusts & Power of Attorney / Associate / Friends Legal

Amy Wardrop

Associate

By Your Side

Amy Wardrop was recruited to the firm in November 2020 to be part of the launch of our By Your Side service in January 2021.

She delivers our Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts and Executry services as the department head.

Amy has recently been shortlisted for the Young Practitioner Award for her outstanding customer service and contribution to the growth of Friends Legal.

Friends Legal Award Nomination - Amy Wardrop - Young Practitioner of the Year award
Val Roberts Friends Legal

Val Roberts

Consultant

Laser Eye Surgery

Consultant at our Edinburgh office, Val has a special interest in eye injury cases

Friends Legal catastrophic personal injury claim solicitors - head, brain and spinal injuries / Kerry Quinn / Personal Injury / Litigation Executive / Friends Legal

Kerry Quinn

Litigation Executive

Personal Injury

I always strive to make my clients experience stress free and easy – they have already been through enough.

Jacqueline Robertson / Personal Injury Litigation Executive / Friends Legal

Jacqueline Robertson

Litigation Executive

Personal Injury

Hearing people breathe a sigh of relief when they contact us makes my job worthwhile.

Friends Legal lawyers Glasgow / Patricia O'Donnell / Paralegal / Friends Legal

Patricia O’Donnell

Paralegal

Personal Injury

Compensation can changes lives after an accident, I’m determined to get that for my clients.

Friends Legal public transport accident solicitors / Robert Lilley / Senior Claims Negotiator / Friends Legal

Robert Lilley

Senior Claims Negotiator

Personal Injury

People appreciate empathy, it is vital to my role to be supportive and empathetic.

Friends Legal accidents at work solicitors / Danielle Scolley / Paralegal / Friends Legal

Danielle Scolley

Paralegal

Personal Injury

Getting my clients even more than they thought possible is the greatest feeling.

Laser Eye Surgery Negligence Claim Solicitors / Suzi Loyd Friends Legal

Suzi Loyd

Trainee Solicitor

Personal Injury

Claire Kennedy / Paralegal / Friends Legal / Cycling accident claim solicitors

Claire Kennedy

Paralegal

Personal Injury

Claire Kennedy is a Paralegal working in our Client Liaison team and assisting the Pre-litigation team. Claire joined the firm October 2017.

Claire deals primarily with setting up new claims, preparing files for handlers & Solicitors alongside handling a small caseload to gain valuable personal injury experience. In her spare time, Claire enjoys outdoor activities and socialising with friends and family.

Rachel Walker / Wills & Executries Assistant / Friends Legal

Rachael Walker

Trainee Solicitor

By Your Side

Rachel Thomson / Senior Personal Injury Solicitor / Friends Legal

Rachel Thomson

Senior Solicitor

Dispute Resolution

Chelsea Morrison / Customer Laison Advisor / Friends Legal

Chelsea Morrison

Customer Laison Advisor

Personal Injury

Anita Barlow / Paralegal & Team Leader / Friends Legal

Anita Barlow

Paralegal & Team Leader

By Your Side

Monalisa Swira / Trainee Solicitor / Medical Negligence & Personal Injury / Friends Legal

Monalisa Swira

Trainee Solicitor

Personal Injury

Monalisa Swira is a second-year trainee solicitor working in our Personal Injury team. She joined the firm on 1st May 2020 during the peak of the pandemic and started her traineeship working from home.

Mona has gained a wealth of experience working on personal injury claims including medical negligence and optical cases. Mona deals primarily with taking client statements, attending consultations with instructed Advocates, drafting court documents, and instructing medical experts. In her spare time, Mona enjoys going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.  

Erica Robertson / Paralegal / Friends Legal

Erica Robertson

Paralegal

Personal Injury

Erica Robertson is a Paralegal working in our Motor Personal Injury team. She joined the firm in March 2019.

Erica has a wealth of experience working with personal injury claims having worked in dealing with both defendant and pursuer claims over the past 12 years. Erica deals primarily with personal injury claims arising from road traffic accidents. In her spare time, Erica enjoys travelling, dog walking and spending time with family and friends.

Emma Smith / Road Traffic Accident Claims Negotiator / Friends Legal / Uninsured Driver Claims

Emma Smith

Claims Negotiator

Road Traffic Accidents

Emma Smith is a Claims Negotiator working in our Motor Damage Team. She joined the firm in February 2021.

Emma has extensive knowledge in road traffic incidents having worked in the industry for over 8 years. Emma deals primarily in negotiating liability, uninsured loss recovery and outlay recovery. In her spare time Emma enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as her much loved fur baby.

Karen MacKenzie / Claims Negotiator / Personal Injury & Medical Negligence / Friends Legal

Karen MacKenzie

Claims Negotiator

Personal Injury

Karen MacKenzie is a Claims Negotiator working within our Serious Injury Department. She joined the firm in January 2020, initially working in the pre-litigation department dealing primarily with road traffic accidents.

Karen has specialised in asbestos claims since 2015 and deals primarily with medical negligence and optical injury cases. Karen assists the Senior Solicitors by taking statements from clients and also reviews medical records – allowing them to make decisions regarding case prospects. Karen enjoys going on long scenic walks with her dog, swimming and spending time with her family and friends.

Mari-Louise Graham / Wills & Executries Assistant / Friends Legal

Mari-Louise Graham

Wills & Executries Assistant

By Your Side

Mari-Louise Graham is a Wills & Executries Assistant working in our By Your Side Team. She joined the firm April 2021.

Mari-Louise deals primarily with initial enquiries from the public in relation to Wills, Power of Attorneys and Executory enquiries. In her spare time, Mari-Louise enjoys outings with the kids, going to the gym and socialising with friends.

Ellyn Fyvie - senior solicitor- Friends Legal

Ellyn Fyvie

Senior Solicitor

By Your Side

Ellyn Fyvie is a Senior Solicitor in our By Your Side team. She joined the firm in October 2021.

Ellyn has extensive experience in all private client matters including Wills, Powers of Attorney and Executry Estates. She has worked with a number of high net worth clients and complex family structures, and is committed to providing tailored advice to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients’ circumstances.

Ellyn is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen (2012) and the University of Glasgow (2016) and is a supporter of charities including Age Scotland, Mind and Women’s Aid.

Tom Heaphy / Friends Legal

Tom Heaphy

Business Consultant

Tom Heaphy is a Business Consultant working in our By Your Side Team. 

Tom joined Friends Legal in November 2020, bringing a wealth of experience in business development from industries such as legal, finance and manufacturing. Tom deals primarily with our business-to-business relationships and has a strong desire make legal services more accessible and transparent to all. In his spare time, Tom enjoys travelling in his vintage campervan.

Josh Davidson / Creative & Digital Marketing Consultant / Friends Legal

Josh Davidson

Creative & Digital Marketing Consultant

Josh Davidson is a graphic design graduate from Falmouth University (2013). Since then, he has worked with a myriad of businesses to create branding, web & marketing projects across the UK.

Josh’s specialism rests in the design, development, and delivery of websites, as well as how they feed into digital marketing. Josh runs Friends Legal’s website, digital advertising, and print marketing. Josh is an avid gamer, movie lover and has two cats named Minerva & Wanda.

Legal Staff at Friends Legal - Wills, Power of Attorney, Executry, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Dispute Resolution

Louise Murphy

Office Manager

Legal Staff at Friends Legal - Wills, Power of Attorney, Executry, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Dispute Resolution

Deborah Jaconelli

Accounts Manager

Legal Staff at Friends Legal - Wills, Power of Attorney, Executry, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Dispute Resolution

Caitlin Hart

Claims Negotiator

Road Traffic Accidents

Legal Staff at Friends Legal - Wills, Power of Attorney, Executry, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Dispute Resolution

Charlotte Jones

Customer Laison Advisor

Legal Staff at Friends Legal - Wills, Power of Attorney, Executry, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Dispute Resolution

Danielle Duffy

Business Support Assistant

Legal Staff at Friends Legal - Wills, Power of Attorney, Executry, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Dispute Resolution

Helena Ribeiro

Accounts Assistant

Legal Staff at Friends Legal - Wills, Power of Attorney, Executry, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Dispute Resolution

Sophie Church

Senior Solicitor

By Your Side

Sophie Church is a Senior Solicitor working in our By Your Side Team on a part-time basis. She joined the firm on 11 October 2021.

Sophie has a wealth of experience working with Executries, Wills and Powers of Attorney, having worked in a private client role in the past. Sophie deals primarily with the administration of estates, and also drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorney.

In her spare time, Sophie enjoys horse riding and competes all over Scotland. She currently has four horses and has interest in breeding sport horses and ponies.

In the winter, Sophie also enjoys skiing either in Scotland or abroad. In her younger days, she was a keen competitor in ski racing.

Contact Us,
Your Way

We are happy to be guided by you and we understand the importance of having a number of ways you can contact us. We can offer all our services virtually, or over the phone, as well as in-person. It has become increasingly necessary to offer a way of supporting our clients through a channel that suits them. To support this, we have a number of channels you can contact us through and we are happy to adapt to your needs.

Our Promise To You

You are able to contact us by phone: Monday – Thursday from 9am-6pm & Friday 9am-5pm, as well as Saturday from 9am-1pm. We aim to return telephone calls within 4 working hours, but calls will be responded to on the same day we receive them wherever possible. All emails and forms will be responded to within 1 working day. You'll be assigned a dedicated member of the team, who you can communicate with directly.

Call Us

Call 0333 3580 583, 9am-8pm Mon-Thur, 9am-5pm Fri and 9am-1pm Sat

Email Us

You can email us directly at byyourside@friends-legal.co.uk or using any contact form on our website to get your query to the right team.  

Social Media

You can connect with us socially by following our accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Youtube

Video Calling

We are happy to help you virtually through video conferencing services, like Zoom. Call us to set up an appointment.