Gill Scales became a salaried partner in E. Rex Makin & Co in 2005.
She is a salaried partner in LLS Limited.
Originally from Liverpool, Gill studied at the University of Sheffield and later Chester College of Law and qualified with a specialism in family law with a Liverpool City Centre law firm in 1996.
Gill initially specialised in all areas of family law including divorce, finances and children matters. She is a former member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and practiced in all family matters generally for the first years after her qualification. She became a member of the Law Society Children Panel in 2002 and remained on the panel for over 15 years.
Gill has headed up the Family Law Department in E. Rex Makin & Co and now LLS Ltd since 2005 and has continued to deal with all aspects of family law including children, divorce, domestic violence and most particularly financial remedy proceedings. For the last 7 years Gill has dealt exclusively with privately funded children, divorce and financial remedy work in which she specialises.
Gill negotiates financial settlements where possible and appropriate and litigates when necessary to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.
Gill is a former director and now a friend of Centre 56 an organisation which provides information and support for women, children and families who are or have been at risk of suffering from domestic abuse.
Originally from Liverpool, Gill has lived in Yorkshire and Hertfordshire but has settled in the North West.
In her free time she enjoys cooking, walking and gardening and values the time she can spend with her family both at home and abroad.
Gill can be contacted here.
Paul is the head of our personal injury department. He has lived on the Wirral virtually all his life and worked in Liverpool for 15 years. In addition to management work, he acts for clients who have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries, understanding the complex and sensitive issues surrounding such difficult times in people’s lives. Paul is experienced at arranging rehabilitation where appropriate with the aim of improving the quality of life of those suffering serious injuries following accidents.
Paul acts for clients who have suffered illnesses or diseases as a result of their work. Paul has extensive experience in bringing claims for compensation for victims suffering from asbestos related illness including asbestosis and mesothelioma of the utmost severity. Paul is dedicated to dealing with asbestos claims in a swift, thorough and compassionate manner to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.
Paul also deals with claims for clients who have suffered from other industrial diseases including respiratory conditions, vibration white finger, noise induced hearing loss, dermatitis and repetitive strain injuries.
Outside of work Paul enjoys badminton, reading, hiking and attending concerts. Occasionally, when time permits, he will try to enjoy going to a Tranmere Rovers match!
Colin qualified as a solicitor in September 2008 and has worked on a variety of matters since that time.
He has focused exclusively on property and non-contentious matters for the last 6 years and brings a diligent and meticulous approach to any instructions.
David qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has specialised in the whole range of personal injury claims from accidents at work (including industrial disease claims) to road traffic accidents, and accidents in public places. David also represents victims of crime claiming compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and has represented families at Coroners’ hearings.
Outside of work, David has been involved in children’s and youth work for over 30 years. He is involved in the work of the Trussell Trust in his local food bank and supports the work of Christians Against Poverty, Edukid and Compassion.
Although a keen sportsman in the past David is more of an armchair fan now with the odd jumping up in excitement!
Liam Gaston is a senior Consultant Solicitor with over 30 years’ experience. He specialises in high value and complex serious Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims involving predominantly life changing or fatal injury.
Clients’ interests are central to Liam’s legal practice. His clients’ aims and needs are identified by an understanding and compassionate approach. The clients can expect dedicated and thorough conduct of their claim to achieve the best possible outcome. Liam brings to the case substantial experience, technical expertise, accomplished negotiation and advocacy skills, an ability to transform a problematic or unpromising claim and a successful litigation record. His motivation is to use the practice of law to improve the quality of life of victims of accidents who have suffered serious trauma.
Liam enjoys a healthy work/life balance. Beyond work, he pursues a wide range of outdoor activities, including rock climbing, skiing, biking and kayaking. He cherishes the time spent with his wife and two adult children.
Claire has worked in the legal sector since 1999 and has extensive experience of handling claims for personal injury.
Claire is particularly experienced in handling claims following Road Traffic Accidents.
Outside of work Claire enjoys cake decorating and sewing.