Julie was born in Birkenhead and educated in Holywell, North Wales. She graduated from Keele University in 1986 with BA Hons and continued her professional training at Chester Law College.
She has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer specialising in claims involving complex injuries caused by accidents and medical negligence. Having been a partner at an established Wirral law firm Julie left to set up Graystons Solicitors in 2000. She leads a friendly accessible team of dedicated and specialist lawyers.
Julie is an AVMA panel member and has successfully negotiated multi-million-pound settlements on behalf of her clients. She has also previously served as Secretary of a specialist society of Clinical Negligence Lawyers (SCIL) who are all concerned to protect the interests of people affected ensuring that people are properly represented by firms specialising in this area of law.
Solicitor and Legal Director
Lydia was born on the Wirral; she was educated at Upton Hall before completing her English and History degree at The University of Liverpool followed by her post-graduate in Law at the College of Law, Chester.
Lydia qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and has worked exclusively in Medical Negligence ever since. Lydia is experienced in all aspects of medical negligence claims to include but not limited to brain injury, paediatrics, oncology, and gynaecology.
Lydia gained Law Society Clinical Negligence accreditation in 2019 which recognises her expertise in the field. She has also been recognised by APIL as a Senior Litigator since 2018.
In her spare time, Lydia loves to be with her 2 young children. She loves to go walking, cycling, and camping with them in the great outdoors. When she gets the chance she also loves running and baking sweet treats for her family.
Solicitor and Legal Director
Sean was born and grew up in Liverpool. Having attended Liverpool John Moores University, Sean thereafter completed the Graduate Diploma of Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Chester, attaining a Distinction in both courses and receiving a First Class LLB (Hons) in Law.
Sean qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and has worked in Medical Negligence ever since 2013. Sean is experienced in all aspects of medical negligence claims and has particular interest in claims involving complex and catastrophic injury, including but not limited to brain injuries suffered at birth and spinal cord injuries.
In 2014, Sean worked with the legal team representing families of the victims of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster in the new Inquests. This was a very rewarding experience and Sean is very proud to be part of the process which returned a verdict of unlawful killing in respect of all 96 victims.
In his spare time, Sean likes to keep active and has completed numerous marathons and climbing challenges, including the “Three Peaks” challenge and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kath was born on the Wirral and attended West Kirby Grammar School before achieving a First Class degree in Criminology and Sociology at The University of Chester. She then went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Chester.
Kath qualified as a solicitor in 2017 and has always worked in medical negligence. More recently, however, she took up an 18-month post at a local hospital and worked as part of their Patient Experience Team during the pandemic. This provided an invaluable insight into the workings of the NHS and is an experience she is very proud of.
In her spare time, Kath loves to spend time with her family. This includes Dino days out, walking her dalmatian and holidaying whenever she can.
Rich was born in St Asaph and grew up in a little village near Mold called Nercwys.
Rich graduated with First Class LLB honours in Law 2012 and then completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Chester in 2013.
Since graduating Rich has specialised in medical negligence claims. Rich qualified as a solicitor in 2019 and has experience in all aspects of medical negligence claims to include but not limited to orthopaedics, oncology, ophthalmology, general surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology.
In his spare time, Rich enjoys watching football and rugby and is a keen Manchester United and Wales supporter. He enjoys cycling, hiking and socialising with friends and family. He also plays guitar and is self-taught to a high standard. Rich has performed at a number of gigs and charity events with his older brother over the years raising money for a number of charities
Emma was educated at Upton Hall before completing her Classical Civilisations degree at The University of Liverpool followed by her Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Professional Course and Law degree at the College of Law in Chester.
Over the years, Emma has worked in a number of legal fields for both Claimant and Defendant firms, including many years in Medical Negligence, however, since qualifying as a solicitor in 2016 she has worked solely within Medical Negligence.
In her spare time, Emma enjoys reading, films and the theatre.
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Amy was born in Chester and attended The University of Chester where she gained a degree in History and Archaeology. Upon completion of her degree, she took a role as a receptionist at a law firm in Chester and later as a Legal Secretary in Clinical Negligence. From there Amy began a CILEx course to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive, working as a Paralegal specialising in Clinical Negligence along the way. Amy qualified as Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2018 and continues to work exclusively for victims of medical negligence.
Amy has previously been on the Committee for the Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division as a Publicity Representative and has more recently been recognised as an APIL approved Litigator.
In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading and drinking coffee!
She went to Wirral Grammar School for girls, where she enjoyed athletics and politics. Ruth graduated from Liverpool John Moores University and has a B.A. Hons in Criminology, gaining a distinction in her dissertation on “Corporate Crime in the Pharmaceutical Industry”.
Ruth then went on to study at the Law Academy, completing her level 6 qualification within 1 year. She achieved a distinction in Tort Law, Criminal Law, and Employment Law. Following her graduation, Ruth was asked to join the CILEX committee for the Liverpool area.
In her spare time, Ruth likes to keep fit by playing women’s rugby for Birkenhead Park, and taking part in distance and running events to raise money for a local charity. She enjoys reading, learning languages and attempting stargazing. Ruth loves to travel and continues to support the orphanage she visited in Kenya in 2011.
Joy was raised in Liverpool went to Archbishop Blanch School, after which went to Bankfield Community College to complete a Legal Secretarial course. She started working as a legal secretary in the field of personal injury in 2002. Joy continued her career working as a paralegal on clinical negligence claims in 2016 and she hasn’t looked back since!
Joy studied her CILEX qualification at the Liverpool Law Academy whilst working full time. She completed the academic stage of the qualification in 2019 and is now looking forward to becoming a fully-fledged Legal Executive in the near future.
Joy has a love for fur babies and in her spare time likes to read, listen to true crime podcasts or watch boxsets on Netflix!
Sophie was born in Chester and graduated from The University of Manchester with an honours degree in German and Chinese before going on to obtain a postgraduate diploma in law (GDL) and LLM Masters in Professional Legal Practice (LPC) at The University of Law, part of the College of Law in Chester. Sophie has been working with us since July 2017.
From what spare time she has, Sophie enjoys reading, watching international films, and of course, travelling when she can to practice her languages.
Olivia Grayson joined our team as a paralegal, fresh from gaining a 1st in her degree in Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University. Olivia is a fantastic addition to our team and we are starting the process of teaching her everything we know.