Mark qualified as a Solicitor in 1988 and has specialised in commercial disputes and litigation, contract disputes and debt recovery for more than 30 years, he heads-up the Defended Litigation Department.
Mark has a broad range of experience and has dealt with numerous high value and complex cases for individuals, partnerships and corporate clients. He has appeared regularly in Courts around the country as well as the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Mark is focused on achieving the best result for clients as quickly as possible and recently acted for a multi-national client facing a £13,000,000 Counterclaim.
Outside the office, Mark loves to travel, visiting family in Australia and spending time with friends on the Greek Islands. He also enjoys all motorsports, his ideal break would be watching the Grand Prix in Monaco!
John Pitt LL.dip Solicitor and Director
John heads-up the Commercial Debt Collection Department within Lane & Co and is the Legal Compliance Officer.
John originally joined Lane & Co in 1991 as a Trainee Legal Executive and left in 1996. He re-joined the firm in 2004 and became a partner having qualified as a Solicitor in 2005.
John’s legal expertise in debt collection and commercial litigation spans 25 years and his breadth of knowledge is extensive.
In addition John leads the Company’s new business strategy, while advising existing clients on the best way to recover their monies and improve cash-flow.
When not working John can be found on the river bank trying to catch that elusive double-figure Barbel, (which he is still trying to catch!), or cheering on Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Suzanne Neylan is a Chartered Legal Executive who works in the Commercial Litigation Department.
Suzanne initially commenced employment at Lane and Co in 1997 as an office assistance. She has worked hard and has studied with Ilex during her employment having worked in several Departments over her time. She qualified in 2005 as a Member of Ilex and then went on to become a Chartered Legal Executive in 2007.
She has a vast amount of experience in Commercial Litigation and has dealt with a wide range of actions from Small Claims Hearings to Multi Track Trials.
Having a young family leaves little time for many hobbies but she enjoys films and the cinema. She also likes going to the theatre and enjoys all types of productions including ballet although her favourite is musicals. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Neeru Karra Solicitor
Neeru qualified as a Solicitor in January 2016. Prior to joining us, she trained and then worked at a well-known firm of solicitors in Birmingham where one of her key specialisms was litigation. Neeru has gained almost 10 years of experience in dealing with fast track and multi-track claims and has received accolades for her approach to client care.
Neeru joined Lane & Co in October 2018 and is a Solicitor in the Defended Commercial Litigation Team whose areas of expertise include;
– Alternative Dispute Resolution
– Disputed Claims and
– Litigation Services
Away from work, Neeru has a deep interest in community issues and charitable work. In 2008, she spent 3 months volunteering in Ghana teaching children and working on an eco-tourism project and in 2012, she travelled to Kenya with a colleague to spend a week of her annual leave working on a development project that involved building works and educational schemes in a Maasai village outside Nairobi. Neeru was part of the team at her previous firm that won the ‘Big Tick’ in the Business in the Community category at the Responsible Business awards 2014 for its road safety initiative and in recognition of its ongoing commitment to educating young people about road safety.
Neeru also has an interest in Property development and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Indy Buray - RajaniaLitigation Executive
Roxanne SpeedLitigation Executive
Roxanne assists in the Collections Department advising Clients how best to recover their debts from pre-action stage through to issuing Claims.
Having begun her career in the Law as a Legal Secretary, She has over 5 years experience working in Commercial Litigation working for Solicitors Practices across the West Midlands, assisting in small, multi and fast track cases from start to finish for both Claimants and Defendants.
Roxanne wanted to extend her knowledge and is now in the final stages of studying her Cilex Diploma in Law and Practice to qualify as a Legal Executive.
Outside of work Roxanne enjoys keeping fit, travelling, going to the cinema and spending time her with family and Jack Russell. She has also previously volunteered her time for dog walking / grooming at local dog shelters.
Kim ChandlerLegal Secretary
Karen SherriffLegal Secretary
Deana HollandOffice Assistant
Julie FisherOffice Assistant
Surjit KaurAccounts Clerk
Carolyn JoinerCredit Control