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MD Law

Sheffield Based Lawyers

Why Us?

  • Business & commercial professionals
  • An honest service that cares
  • Experts with an eye for detail
  • A personal approach every time
  • Exceptional industry knowledge
  • Local and reputable

OUR TEAM

Our lawyers boast a wealth of experience in all areas of insolvency and dispute resolution and are well equipped to bring a resolution to your issue as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Partner

Matthew Dixon

Matthew Dixon founded MD Law in 2015. He qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and went on to lead the Sheffield insolvency and business recovery team at hlw Keeble Hawson. Born and raised in Sheffield, Matthew graduated from University College London before returning to Sheffield to train as a solicitor.

The focus of Matthew’s practice is on contentious corporate and personal insolvency, and he has had numerous notable outcomes for insolvency practitioners on difficult and complex cases.

Matthew also brings his extensive experience to advising company directors and financially distressed individuals.

In his spare time, Matthew continues to play cricket for Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club having retired as first XI captain at the end of the 2018 season after 12 years.  Matthew is also a Playing Member of the MCC and has been Chairman of the Players and Fixtures sub-committee at Lord’s since October 2015.  He also enjoys playing golf as a member of Lindrick Golf Club and is a season ticket holder at Sheffield United.

EDUCATION

Degree, University College London

LOCATION

Broom Hall
8-10 Broomhall Road
Broomhall
Sheffield  S10 2DR

CONTACT

Tel: 0114 299 8935
Email: m.dixon@mdlaw.co.uk

Partner

Neil Kelly

Neil Kelly joined MD Law from the outset, having worked with Matthew Dixon since qualifying as a solicitor in 2008 at hlw Keeble Hawson in Sheffield.

Noted in Chambers and Partners 2015 as ‘an Associate to watch’ and ‘clear, practical and commercially minded’, Neil has notable experience in both non-contentious and contentious insolvency matters including:

  • acting for the Administrators of Yeomans Outdoors, Norking Aluminium, and Darlington Football Club;
  • representing creditors of HMV and the Caterham Formula One team;
  • reported cases on unlawful dividends, material irregularity in IVA proceedings and remuneration of insolvency practitioners;
  • acting for the Administrators in the international sale of a 200 ton payload hovercraft;
  • advising on personal guarantees, directors’ duties and the re-use of company names;
  • assisting and advising directors of distressed businesses, as well as individuals, in financial and insolvency difficulties.

In addition to his noteworthy expertise in insolvency matters, Neil also has significant experience in undertaking varied commercial and corporate work for non-distressed businesses and conducting dispute resolution in complex construction matters.

Away from work, Neil is a keen amateur musician and a member of the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra. Neil’s idea of a holiday involves cycling hundreds of miles across tropical countries; most recently Nicaragua.

EDUCATION

LLB (hons), University of Sheffield, 2005

LOCATION

Broom Hall
8-10 Broomhall Road
Broomhall
Sheffield  S10 2DR

CONTACT

Tel: 0114 299 8936
Email: n.kelly@mdlaw.co.uk

Solicitor-Advocate

Carl Jones

Carl Jones graduated in Law from the University of Cambridge in 2010 and trained at the Sheffield office of international law firm, DLA Piper.

Carl joined the Insolvency department of hlw Keeble Hawson on qualification as a solicitor in 2013 and joined Matthew and Neil at the start of MD Law in May 2015.

Carl specialises in acting for Insolvency Practitioners and other corporate and individual clients in all manner of litigious matters.  In August 2016, Carl obtained his Civil Higher Rights of Audience and is now qualified to represent clients in civil matters in all Courts as a Solicitor-Advocate.

Carl also handles a wide range of property work arising in the litigation and insolvency context including sales of residential and commercial properties by Insolvency Practitioners and forced sales by Court Order.

Carl has gained significant experience in other transactional work including pre-pack sales and advice on security documentation.

Carl was born in Chesterfield and is a supporter of Chesterfield FC.

In his spare time, Carl is one of the country’s Select Group Referees for futsal – the FIFA approved version of 5-a-side.  Carl has represented The FA at the European University Games Futsal Championships in Croatia and Portugal and has been involved in several international matches, most recently England v Croatia.

EDUCATION

MA Cantab

LOCATION

Broom Hall
8-10 Broomhall Road
Broomhall
Sheffield  S10 2DR

CONTACT

Tel: 0114 299 8937
Email: c.jones@mdlaw.co.uk

Paralegal

Caroline Maillard

Caroline joined MD Law from the outset, having previously worked with Matthew from September 2004 and with Neil and Carl at hlw Keeble Hawson LLP.

In addition to providing administrative support to the MD Law team, Caroline assists with legal casework, including work relating to winding up/bankruptcy hearings; and investigating mis-selling claims on behalf of insolvency practitioners.

Alongside her work at MD Law, Caroline is currently studying at Sheffield College and working towards obtaining her qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive.

Away from work, Caroline enjoys going to the theatre and cinema, reading and swimming.  She has also organised and taken part in events to raise funds for Weston Park Hospital.

LOCATION

Broom Hall
8-10 Broomhall Road
Broomhall
Sheffield  S10 2DR

CONTACT

Tel: 0114 299 4890
Email: c.maillard@mdlaw.co.uk

Solicitor

Kelly Wharin

Kelly graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2003. With over a decade of experience in litigation Kelly started her career at hlw as a trainee in 2005. She qualified into the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at hlw in 2007. She joined MD Law in January 2018.

Kelly has an impressive record of working with companies and individuals, and dealing with a wide range of disputes and litigation. She is regularly instructed by both corporate and individual clients in high value litigation. Kelly has experience in contractual disputes, shareholder/partnership claims, debt recovery and other areas including professional negligence, defamation and contentious probate and Trust litigation.

When not in the office Kelly enjoys spending time with her family especially wildlife and nature walks with her two young children.

EDUCATION

Graduate, University of Sheffield

LOCATION

Broom Hall
8-10 Broomhall Road
Broomhall
Sheffield  S10 2DR

CONTACT

Tel: 0114 299 4890
Email: k.wharin@mdlaw.co.uk

 

Trainee Solicitor

David Scott

David graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 and completed his Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield. After graduating David went on to work as a legal advisor at a large national law firm for over 2 years before returning to Sheffield Hallam University as a Legal Student Support Officer. David’s role involved supporting students and academic staff across all of the work-related learning modules in the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University. This included assisting with casework for clients with a range of legal issues; arranging numerous events for the law department and liaising with the legal community in Sheffield, nationally and internationally.

In August 2018 David joined as MD Law’s first Trainee Solicitor. During his Training Contract David will gain experience in all of MD Law’s practice areas including insolvency, dispute resolution and corporate transactions.

David who is from Chesterfield enjoys being active, particularly running and cycling around the countryside. He also enjoys spending time with his family, heading to the coast when he can.

EDUCATION

LLB (hons) Sheffield Hallam University, 2013

LOCATION

Broom Hall
8-10 Broomhall Road
Broomhall
Sheffield  S10 2DR

CONTACT

Tel: 0114 386 9260
Email: d.scott@mdlaw.co.uk

ABOUT MD LAW

MD Law is a boutique practice in Sheffield specialising in business recovery, insolvency and litigation. We act for insolvency professionals, businesses and individuals.

Our team has extensive experience and knowledge, having acted for clients in Sheffield and nationally. We have acted in relation to numerous high profile and complex cases.

As a niche practice, we have the flexibility to adapt to the needs of our clients and to achieve effective commercial solutions to a broad variety of legal issues.

All initial consultations are on a free, no obligation basis. We offer a range of pricing structures to all of our clients, tailored to suit their specific needs. Contact us for further information.

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Complaints Handling Procedure

MD Law is the trading name of MD Law (Yorkshire) LLP (OC416551) which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.