Management and Administrative Staff

Photo of Hazel Bacon Hazel Bacon Solicitor / Head of Family Law
0151 239 1072

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.

Photo of Sean Carty Sean Carty Director / Head of Commercial
0151 239 1138

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.

Photo of Ian Fitzpatrick Ian Fitzpatrick Chairman (non-executive)
0151 239 1091

Ian is our former CEO and stepped down from this role on his retirement in April 2021. He continues to have an association with the practice in a non-executive capacity as Chairman.

He is very well known and highly regarded in legal and insurance circles.

Photo of Claire Jansz Claire Jansz Director / Head of Civil Litigation
0151 239 1094
Photo of Candice Jones Candice Jones Head of Wills and Probate
0151 239 1198

Candice joined Canter Levin & Berg in early 2021.

Having qualified as a Solicitor in 2008 she has a wealth of experience, specialising in Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters, as well as Civil Litigation and Conveyancing.

Candice has specialist experience of assisting with elderly and vulnerable clients, including work in association with Age UK.

Outside work, Candice is a frequent attender at her local gym and, having played football to a high standard, now enjoys watching her son play for his local team.

Photo of Katharine Kelly Katharine Kelly Head of Employment
0151 239 1079

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.

Photo of Martin Malone Martin Malone Managing Director
0151 239 1003

Martin is the Managing Director 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.