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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:-
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
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
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