Meet the team

Whatever your requirements, our friendly team here at PD Law are here to help and we are dedicated to serving you in the best way possible.

Phillip Doyle

Phillip Doyle - Managing Director/Solicitor

Qualified Solicitor since 2004 he has over 30 years legal experience working in Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury and Debt Recovery with various Law Firms in Liverpool City Centre. In 2011, he set up the PD Law practice in Widnes, his home town, to enable him to offer a more personal and bespoke service to his clients.

Interesting Fact

A keen golfer with a handicap of 8 and he is an Everton FC supporter.

Julie Doyle

Julie Doyle - Director/Practice Manager

Has over 30 years’ experience in accounts and office management through her employment in both public and private organisations within the legal field.

Interesting Fact

Enjoys swimming, travelling and horse racing, having a share in a racehorse with her family.

Jacqueline Ball

Jacqueline Ball - Associate Solicitor

Qualified Solicitor since 2015, Jacqueline was promoted to an Associate whilst obtaining over 6 years’ experience in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing in firms throughout the North of England. She has joined PD Law as the Head of Conveyancing.

Interesting Fact

Enjoys reading a good book and spending quality time with her young family.

Jennifer Cunniffe

Jennifer Cunniffe - Associate Solicitor

Qualified Solicitor since 2015, Jennifer has gained over 7 years’ legal experience working in legal firms specialising in Litigation, Personal Injury and Residential Conveyancing

Interesting Fact

Has a passion for live music and enjoys attending lots of music gigs and concerts.

Jordan Shard

Jordan Shard - Solicitor

Qualified as a Solicitor in 2019, Jordan took up his first legal role with PD Law and has gained over 3 years legal experience in Litigation, Personal Injury, Wills & Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Interesting Fact

Enjoys the gym and is a long standing Widnes Vikings Rugby League season ticket holder.

Lacey Kelly

Lacey Kelly - Trainee Solicitor

Lacey obtained her Law Degree and Legal Practising Certificate whilst gaining over 6 years’ legal experience working in Debt Recovery, Litigation and Personal Injury with Law firms in Merseyside. She is currently undertaking her Solicitors training contract with the firm to qualify as a Solicitor in 2019.

Interesting Fact

Lacey enjoys socialising with her friends, attending music festivals and looking after her Shar Pei dog named Frank.

Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker - Conveyancing Executive

Jennifer has over 15 years’ experience of working in Solicitor firms specialising in Residential Conveyancing and Private Client work. She is currently undertaking her CLC qualification to become a Licensed Conveyancer

Interesting Fact

Jennifer enjoys kick-boxing, drawing and spending time with her young family

Julia Bratherton

Julia Bratherton - Legal Assistant

With over 20 years’ experience of working in Private Client Law Firms providing legal support, she has been specialising in Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney for the last 10 years. She is an advocate for people suffering from all forms of Dementia through her role as a Dementia Friends Champion.

Interesting Fact

Enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

Abbie Cooke

Abbie Cooke - Legal Assistant

Abbie has over 3 years’ experience working in a Solicitors office, providing customer service and administrative support across various legal departments, whilst obtaining an NVQ Business and Administration. More recently she has worked within Residential Conveyancing and is studying for an NVQ in Property Conveyancing Law and Practice. Abbie has joined the Residential Conveyancing department at PD Law providing support across the team.

Interesting Fact

Abbie was a keen dancer in her youth attending many competitions and dance shows. She still enjoys a good boogie on a night out socialising with her friends

Helena Sturdy

Helena Sturdy - Legal Assistant

Helena graduated with a Law Degree in 2018 and is currently studying for her LLM Legal Practicing Certificate. She originally came to PD Law in 2017 on a work placement as part of her law degree course. She continued to work for the firm whilst studying before taking up a full time role offering legal support within the conveyancing department.

Interesting Fact

Helena enjoys socialising with friends, going to the gym and taking her Lhasa Apso dog Bella for long walks

Lucy Ellis

Lucy Ellis - Litigation Executive

Having obtained her Law Degree, Lucy embarked on her legal career with a Liverpool City Centre Law firm. She has over 2 year’s legal experience in Personal Injury and is currently studying for her LLM Legal Practicing Certificate.

Interesting Fact

Lucy has a love for food and travelling which she shares with her fiancé as well as spending time with her young nephew.

James Langley

James Langley - Litigation Executive

Whilst obtaining his Law Degree and Legal Practicing Certificate James undertook work as a an advisor with the Citizens Advice Bureau which provided him with lots of experience and skills which he brings to his first full time legal role at PD Law.

Interesting Fact

Enjoys cycling, reading and attending music concerts.

Jacob Doyle

Jacob Doyle - Litigation Executive

Jacob joined PD Law in 2013 whilst continuing to study for his A ‘Level and Degree Qualifications and has gained experience working in the Personal Injury Department during this time before taking up a full time role in the Department in 2018.

Interesting Fact

Jacob enjoys playing golf, socialising with friends and attending music concerts.

Alison Quinn

Alison Quinn - Accounts Manager

Alison has held numerous financial accounting roles throughout her career whilst completing her studies to obtain her AAT Accounting qualifications. Her Accounts Manager role at PD Law is her first legal accounting role but her excellent financial accounting experience and skills will be a great asset for the continuing the development of the firm.

Interesting Fact

Alison enjoys country walks, music and socialising and to relax Alison likes to read a good book.

Morgan McKay

Morgan McKay - Administrator

Having joined PD Law straight from school, within her first year at the firm she successfully obtained her Business and Administration qualification. Morgan provides administrative support to the Personal Injury Department.

Interesting Fact

Enjoys socialising with friends, going to the cinema and eating out as well as caring for her Staffordshire Dog called Bella.

Karen Poole

Karen Poole - Receptionist/Administrator

Karen has over 30 years’ experience in reception and secretarial roles working both in public and private sector. At PD Law, in addition to her Reception duties, Karen also provides administrative support to the Residential Conveyancing Department.

Interesting Fact

Enjoys all types of music, watching soaps and socialising with family and friends.

Jake Burns

Jake Burns - Part-time Accounts Assistant

Jake works part-time at PD Law as he is currently under contract with Widnes Vikings U19’s Academy. He is gaining experience in accounts and finance and provides admin support across the firm.

Interesting Fact

When not training and playing Rugby, Jake likes socialising with friends.

Sam Doyle

Sam Doyle - Part-time Administration Assistant

Sam works part-time at PD Law whilst undertaking a degree course at University. He works on an ad-hoc basis during his term breaks and non-study days providing administration support across the firm.

Interesting Fact

Sam enjoys playing golf, horseracing and socialising with his friends and family.