Hazel is our head of family law. With over 30 years of family law experience she has been an accredited specialist with Resolution in the areas of domestic abuse and child law since 2002.
Hazel represents both private and publicly funded clients and advises on all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, cohabitation, domestic violence, financial provision and matters involving children.
She is well known and highly regarded for her down to earth approach and commitment to the highest level of client service.
Michaela joined the family law department in August 2017.
Her career in law costs started in 2011 when she initially worked as a costs draftsman. A costs draftsman or draftsperson is a legal specialist who settles the legal costs of a court case.
Michaela has worked in family law firms based in Liverpool since 2014, specialising in legal aid matters.
Her role at Canter Levin & Berg requires her to work closely with our head of department, Hazel Bacon, preparing bills relating to a range of different matters including public and private law.
Sean studied Law in Belfast graduating in 2005 and progressing to attain a Masters degree in Law in 2006. Making the move to Chester, Sean completed his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in 2007.
Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Sean spent five years in the banking industry with one of Europe’s largest financial institutions. He therefore brings a natural commercial perspective to his legal advice.
Caroline qualified as a solicitor in October 2010 and has specialised in wills, lasting powers of attorney, probate and contentious probate work since 2014.
Caroline has successfully acted for claimants and defendants in will disputes and claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Rebecca joined the family team in April 2019, having qualified as a solicitor in February 2018.
She has specialised in care proceedings, private children cases and domestic abuse cases since beginning her legal career in 2015.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Rebecca attended Liverpool John Moores University where she graduated in law with first class honours. She is a committee member of Resolution Merseyside and the Family Business Committee at Liverpool Law Society.
Ian is a Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Canter Levin & Berg.
After many years of heading our marketing and personal injury departments, Ian has now taken over the running of the practice, splitting his time between managing and promoting the business.
He is very well known and highly regarded in legal and insurance circles.
Katharine studied Law at the University of Liverpool and thereafter at the College of Law, Chester. Following a period of travel, Katharine joined Canter Levin & Berg as a trainee solicitor in November 2005 and is now Head of our Employment Law department. She deals in all aspects of Employment Law but specialises in providing non contentious employment advice and compliance to both small business ventures and larger companies. In particular, Katharine is experienced in giving advice to companies concerning starting out in industry and reorganisation and can draft a wide range of company documentation in accordance with the individual needs of the business.
Robert has over 12 years’ experience in relation to wills, lasting powers of attorney, Deputy, probate and trust work.
Robert qualified as a solicitor in December 2007 and joined Canter Levin & Berg in 2008.
Martin is a Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Canter Levin & Berg and splits his time between commercial and employment law and practice administration. He has over 25 years’ experience dealing with a wide range of commercial and employment disputes.
He combines his experience in employment law with insolvency, intellectual property and company/partnership disputes.
Rebecca graduated with Honours in Law from the University of Liverpool in 2011. As part of her training she advised across all areas of law including civil litigation and criminal law, before qualifying as a solicitor in family law, where she found her passion. Since then, Rebecca has dealt with complex family law cases and advises on all areas including divorce and financial matters, as well as children law.
Rebecca has a particular interest in children law, where she has represented clients in cases involving child sexual abuse allegations, fabricated or induced illness and non-accidental injury cases, in all courts including the Court of Appeal. She is also regularly instructed by the Office of the Official Solicitor and has worked with Leading Counsel (QCs).
In recognition of her achievements as a senior lawyer, Rebecca gained Higher Rights of Audience in civil proceedings in 2014 and is accredited by the Law Society as a member of the Children Law scheme.
Rebecca prides herself on her honest and down to earth approach with clients.
*Rebecca is currently on maternity leave.
Karen joined the firm as an office junior after completing her A-level studies at school in 1979.
Karen worked in various departments before becoming a clerk in the personal injury department in 2002, specialising in road traffic accident claims.
Her role at Canter Levin & Berg requires her to work closely with head of department, Claire Jansz, covering all aspects of personal injury and road traffic accidents.
Amanda graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016. Having practised in the field of personal injury law and following a year of travel, she returned to specialise in family law.
Amanda works mainly in connection with children cases and is studying for her Masters’ in this area of law. She commenced her solicitor’s training contract with Canter Levin & Berg in September 2020.
Jude joined us in February 2019. She studied criminology at Bangor University and completed her legal training in Chester, qualifying as a solicitor in 2006.
Having practised criminal law, she moved to family law in 2008.
Jude represents clients at court, covering all aspects of children law including public (care proceedings) and private law children disputes, as well as special guardianship and domestic abuse.
A dedicated member of Resolution, Jude trained as an all issues family mediator in 2018 and is working towards accreditation. She has always promoted the use of dispute resolution skills in everyday practice and has found it to be a particularly helpful skillset when advising clients and assisting litigants in all aspects of family law.