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Safda Mahmood

Safda is a Senior Solicitor and lecturer, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda regularly appears in court, and during seminars and conferences, he focuses on the practice of family law.

Safda specialises and practices predominantly in Children law and Adoption. He has taught for over 17 years to Solicitors, Barristers, Legal Executives, Trainees and Academics across England and Wales. Safda is CPD accredited, and an established member of the Law Society Children Panel. Safda has had articles published on family law in various Legal Journals. 

Sarah Lion-Cachet

After studying Psychology at Oxford University Sarah converted to law. She completed her training contract at Herbert Smith Freehills and qualified into their commercial litigation department. Sarah practised in this department until she became involved in legal training.

She has been a legal training consultant now for 10 years,  specialising in teaching advocacy to trainee solicitors. 

Sue Mackintosh

Sue Mackintosh

Sue has spent over 15 years working in the Private Client team of a firm in Manchester and is now a Senior Associate in one of the largest Private Client teams in the North West.

Sue is a member of (STEP), STEP Business Families Special Interest Group and is a committee member for the Manchester Branch.  Sue is also a member of the Law Society Private Client Section.

Sue advises high net worth individuals and trusts and deals with a broad range of private client work.  She has considerable experience in complex estate administration and the creation and administration of trusts.  Sue is a Trustee on many matters including a number of family settlements.


Tamsin James

Tamsin James qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and has specialised in employment law for over 14 years, with experience in leading City and regional firms. She was awarded a Masters in Labour Law (with Distinction) by the University of Bristol in 2011. Tamsin has considerable experience both as a workplace trainer and as a lecturer. She is also an accredited workplace mediator.


Tim Brown

Tim Brown works at City law firm Linklaters. He joined the firm in 2000, initially specialising in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and other listing-related work, before more recently focusing on regulation of the financial services sector. He has considerable experience of providing training on mergers and acquisitions, and as an examiner.