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Our Team

Our team of lawyers and support staff are trained to listen and respond to your queries. We are approachable and dedicated to achieving the very best possible result for you.

Directors

Stephen Latimer

Stephen Latimer

Director & Solicitor

notary@latimerlee.com

Stephen Latimer admitted as a Solicitor in 1972 after obtaining his Law Degree at Manchester University…

Stephen specialises in:

  • Commercial property development
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Commercial lease negotiations for Landlords and for Tenants
  • Residential development and plot sales
  • Commercial landlord and tenant advice and disputes
  • Purchases & sales of investment property
  • Occupational licences
  • Auction disposals and acquisitions
  • Company and share acquisitions and disposals
  • Unincorporated business sales and purchases

Patricia Latimer

Patricia Latimer

Director & Solicitor

pml@latimerlee.com

Patricia Latimer obtained a Law degree from Manchester University in 1967 and then qualified as a Solicitor specialising in Wills and Probate…

In 1966 i met my Husband Stephen Latimer whilst attending Manchester University to attain my Law Degree. After producing three children two of whom now work with us, I joined the Firm Latimer Lee.
For several years I have administered the Conveyancing Department. I also head the Private Client Department dealing with Wills Probate and Administration of Estates and Trusts.

Colin Lee

Colin Lee

Director & Solicitor

Colin attended Manchester University where he attained an LLB (Hons) Degree in 1958. He then joined the solicitors’ firm of Amelan and Roth in 1958 as an articled clerk…

On completion of his Articles he obtained Honours in the Law Society’s Final Examinations in 1961 and progressed swiftly to partner within the firm. He has remained with the same firm for sixty years, which was renamed Latimer Lee in 1987 (now Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited), and has four offices across the north of Manchester.

In addition to acting as senior partner of Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited with areas of expertise in commercial litigation, clinical negligence and family proceedings, Colin’s passion for the law has led to several other positions of responsibility. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was Chairman of the Solicitors Benevolent Association from 2007 to 2008.

Colin also assisted in the establishment of the former Manchester Office of Action for Victims of Medical Accidents, was a founding member of the Manchester Business Committee of Childline and is a council member and past Chairman of the Manchester Branch of the Royal Society of St George. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and a former Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Jocelyn Latimer

Director & Solicitor

jfl@latimerlee.com

Emma Rudakowski

Director  & Solicitor

ekr@latimerlee.com

Emma obtained an honours degree in Law from Liverpool University in 1996 and after completing her training contract with Latimer Lee she remained with the firm when she qualified as solicitor in 2000. Emma now specialises in Conveyancing, handling residential sale, purchase, remortgage and transfer of equity transactions.

Personal Assistants

Debbie Wrigley

Assistant to Stephen Latimer, Notary Department Assistant

sh@latimerlee.com

Operations Manager

Mike Potts

Mike worked in the banking sector for RBS for 16 years, latterly as Branch Manager of Ramsbottom and Business Manager at Bury and more recently as Practice Manager of two North West law firms. Now as Operations Manager at Latimer Lee he uses his skills to assist in the area of legal support particularly helping with their compliance structure, accounts and business planning. In his spare time he acts as a taxi service for his two young boys and has recently acquired a dog which is improving his fitness. He is an avid lover of sport who plays golf, cricket and the occasional game of rugby for Bury RUFC 3rd team.

mp@latimerlee.com

Conveyancing

Emma Rudakowski – Head of Department

Director & Solicitor

ekr@latimerlee.com

Emma obtained an honours degree in Law from Liverpool University in 1996 and after completing her training contract with Latimer Lee she remained with the firm when she qualified as solicitor in 2000. Emma now specialises in Conveyancing, handling residential sale, purchase, remortgage and transfer of equity transactions.

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Family

Rosemary Williams

Rosemary Williams

Consultant Solicitor

rrw@latimerlee.com

After graduating from the National University of Ireland, obtaining her Diploma in Legal Studies in Dublin and being awarded prizes in the Law Society of Ireland examinations, Rosemary trained and qualified as a solicitor with a large commercial practice in 1992. She was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1994. She has specialised as a family law solicitor for ten years, having experience of a broad range of privately-funded and legally-aided cases in private and public law. More recently she specialised as a solicitor in education law for two years and served for eight years part-time as a volunteer tribunal advocate for the charity IPSEA, representing parents at the Special Educational needs and Disability Tribunal.

Rosemary subscribes to the Code of Practice of Resolution, the professional body for family lawyers. She has broad experience in the field of family law, including negotiating distribution of financial assets, helping separated parents resume or improve the terms of contact with their child, protecting the property interests of cohabitees, preparing to negotiate or advocate, advising on international aspects, while mindful of the need to preserve a client’s long-term relationships.

Wills and Probate

Litigation

Giselle Williams – Head of Department

Solicitor

giw@latimerlee.com

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Personal Injury

Sobia Illahi

Litigation Executive

si@latimerlee.com

Notary

Stephen Latimer

Stephen Latimer – Head of Department

notary@latimerlee.com

Stephen Latimer admitted as a Solicitor in 1972 after obtaining his Law Degree at Manchester University.

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Accounts

Claire Given – Head of Department

Accountant

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Reception and Assistants

Heywood Office

Kim Hindle

Customer Service Clerk

kh@latimerlee.com

Denise Cohen

Legal Secretary & Receptionist

dc@latimerlee.com

Bury Office

Geraldine Olewicz

Receptionist

gmo@latimerlee.com

Ramsbottom Office

Sarah Lawrence

Customer Service Clerk

sla@latimerlee.com