Our People

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Alex Woods

Alex has over 20 years’ litigation experience. As well as his experience in the fields of crime, fraud, financial irregularity, personal injury and general litigation he has a strong grounding in business. He was a management trainee and in-house lawyer with a manufacturing company in Colchester when he first came across the problems small businesses face in disputes with better-funded opponents. As a director of a property company, The Hold Investment Company, with a portfolio of 15 commercial properties, he has gained a good understanding of the property sector. He has lived and worked in Southwark, London SE1 for the past 20 years and has good contacts amongst estate agents, developers, landlords and local businesses.

 

Alex Woods’ career history has given him an appetite for No Win No Fee litigation. His simply principle in litigation is to be thoroughly prepared before issuing proceedings and to have a realistic view of the likely value of the claim. Once he is confident that the case has merit and the client is determined he is prepared to fight all the way to trial.  He has structured his business to ensure it is sufficiently capitalised to do so as his experience is that law firms are often reluctant to run no win no fee because they do not know how to cashflow such cases.

 

Alex also has an interest in the film and television sector. He has won awards both in the UK and Canada, where he has a feature film commissioned as a producer and creator. He speaks French, enjoys squash and ski-ing and is also interested in philosophy, storytelling and meditation.

 

Alex also runs a YouTube channel on various aspects of the law.  He has appeared on television on the BBC programme, “Rip Off Britain!” as a financial mis-selling expert.

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Richard Parsons

Richard has a strong background in general litigation as well as substantial experience of property following a 6 year period at a specialist property law firm in Norwich from 2008-2014. He also has experience of family law matters as well as financial mis-selling litigation and he single-handedly set up and managed a financial mis-selling insolvency unit at his previous law firm before joining Redwood Legal. He frequently represents small to medium business owners and has excellent experience of dispute resolution in this field.

 

Something of a globe-trotter, Richard counts his clients as far afield as China. He is also something of a self-confessed geek and enjoys computer programming in his spare time. He speaks English, French and basic Mandarin.

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Charis Wong

Charis is a trainee solicitor at our Nottingham office. She has experience in a wide range of areas including litigation, Inheritance Act claims, private client work, employment and family law.

 

Prior to joining Redwood Legal, she studied law at the University of Nottingham and then completed the LPC at Nottingham Law School achieving a distinction – the highest level obtainable.

 

Charis enjoys working closely with people and for people. Her focused, committed and efficient approach helps her excel in providing astute legal services to clients. She has trilingual language abilities, speaking English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

 

Outside of work, Charis loves travelling and engaging in various volunteering projects in the community. She is also interested in art and aesthetics.

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Daria Siatkowska

Daria is a qualified solicitor in the courts of England & Wales. She graduated from Nottingham Trent University and completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.

 

She is a very good generalist litigator who gained a wide breadth of experience at an early stage of her career through work experience placements during her degree and she also has plentiful experience of pro-bono work through Citizens’ Advice Bureau. She won the Vice Chancellor scholarship at Beijing Language and Culture University. She has a real passion for her job and loves helping people. She has good advocacy experience and is a robust litigation lawyer, frequently appearing in person in the family courts.  She also thoroughly enjoys the drafting aspect of her work, recognising their importance in obtaining a clear grasp of the issues in a case.

 

Daria handles general litigation and co-habitation property dispute work at Redwood Legal and is an excellent go-to lawyer for any Polish client, whether small business or private individuals, facing a UK dispute.

 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, has a love of travel and foreign languages.

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Al-Jabir Mohammad

Jabir is in charge of the Warsaw back office and accounts of the firm.

 

He completed his law degree at the University of London and later went to do a Masters in Management, in Poland. He has also attended a Fundamentals of Legal Cashiering course with the Institute of Legal Finance and Management.

 

Jabir is passionate about his job. He always tries to go the extra mile to serve clients and to create added value to the services requested.

 

Outside his work, he likes to watch movies, read non-fiction books, play billiards (and taking part in Championships) and badminton. He is a humanitarian. He believes in equality and stands firm against any type of discrimination.

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Joanna Linkiewicz

Joanna runs accounts and administration and can also help with our Polish clients. She is based in Warsaw.