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Amanda Thorpe
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      • Lancashire
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Amanda Thorpe

Where/when you studied: University of Central Lancashire (LLB) and Manchester BPP (LPC)

Professional expertise before joining the firm: 5 years experience working in civil litigation

When you joined the firm: January 2017

Department responsibilities (within the firm): Solicitor in Litigation Department

Areas of special legal expertise: All general Civil Litigation matters including:-

  • Contested probate
  • Neighbour disputes such as boundary disputes, property disputes, Third Party Wall Act issues and breaches of covenants
  • Breach of Contract
  • Debt recovery
  • Assisting enforcement action following a judgement
  • Acting for landlords or tenants in relation to lease disputes, rent arrears, tenancy disputes, rent recovery and service charge disputes
  • Consumer disputes including claims under the Consumer Rights Act
  • Possession proceedings
  • Assisting litigants in person with Court proceedings
  • Professional negligence
  • Defending personal injury claims

Notable Cases

V (2019) – Instructed on behalf of a company in defence on a personal injury claim. The matter was defended in a forthright manner resulting in the Claimant discontinuing their claim in advance of the trial.

S (2019) – Acted for a landlord of a commercial premises that was left in disrepair by a previous tenant. Successfully obtained an agreement for full amount of the dilapidations schedule to be repaid including costs.

C (2018) – Successfully recovered possession of a residential property on behalf of the registered owner from a long term resident. The occupier of the property initially claimed a beneficial interest and refused to leave the property. Appropriate arguments made on behalf of the client resulted in the resident conceding possession without the need for Court proceedings.

P (2018) – Acted for a landlord of commercial premises to seek rent arrears from a tenant who defended the matter to trial. Successfully obtained a Court order for full rent arrears, costs of repairs, interest and the client’s costs on the indemnity basis.

P (2017) – Acted on behalf of a Defendant in breach of contract proceedings. The matter was successfully defended at trial with the judge striking the opponent's claim out before the Client had to give evidence.

N (2017) - Instructed on behalf of an executor in proceedings started by a beneficiary who was disputing the distribution of the estate. Assisted in defending an application made by the beneficiary which the Court dismissed and the claim stood struck out.

Name: Amanda Thorpe

Position: Solicitor

Where educated: University of Central Lancashire (LLB) and Manchester BPP (LPC)

First job: Sales Assistant at Dunelm Mill (although my Nana had unofficially put me to work at the Charity Shop at which she volunteered long before that)

Hobbies: Baking, Fundraising, Socialising and Escape Rooms

Favourite food: Indian

Favourite film: First Wives Club

Favourite group/artist: Stevie Wonder (Father’s influence!)

Ultimate holiday destination: Orlando, Florida

Favourite sport/team: Manchester United

Favourite book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Likes: Spending time with friends and family

Dislikes: Losing and lifts!

Personal ambition: To run a marathon