Mark Edwards B.A. (Hons)
Mark Edwards B.A. (Hons)Solicitor and Director
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
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.

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We are supported by a dedicated team of Lawyers and Support Staff who help us provide a high level professional service.
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Our Team Members

Su Neylan (Filex)
Su Neylan (Filex)Chartered Legal Executive
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 assistant. 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
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, and has undertaken voluntary work in Ghana and Kenya.

Neeru also has an interest in Property development and enjoys spending her spare time with friends and family.

Abbie Boulton
Abbie BoultonLitigation Executive
Abbie has worked at Lane & Co for over 15 Years. She began her career at the firm as an Office Assistant progressed to be Senior Administrator and with her knowledge and experience is now proving to be an exceptional Litigation Executive.

Abbie describes herself as:

“A caffeine dependent life-form who hasn’t won the lottery yet!”

Bev Williams
Bev WilliamsLegal Secretary
Bev joined Lane and Co in September 2020 and had previously worked for a long established legal firm for over 20 years gaining knowledge and experience she gained her Legal Secretary Certificate in March 2007.

In her spare time, Bev enjoys spending time with family and friends, enjoying holidays abroad and one of her favourite pastimes is gardening and growing vegetables on her mini allotment.

Hannah Ford
Hannah FordLegal Secretary
Hannah joined Lane & Co in October 2022.

Hannah has worked in various different sectors throughout her career including the legal sector, hospitality and retail before finally deciding the legal sector is where she wants to be.

Hannah’s interests include listening to music and ‘pretending’ she can sing along with a love of both travel and cats.

Deana Holland
Deana HollandSenior Administrator
Deana has worked at Lane & Co for over 8 years. She began her career with us as an Office Assistant / Administrator but has recently progressed to the role of Senior Administrator.

She loves to sing (she actually can’t, but she loves to!) as we all will testify!!!!!

Deana also has a love of all things Welsh. In her spare time she is learning the Welsh language – “gwaith gwych, Deana!”

Laura Lowe
Laura LoweOffice Assistant
Laura joined the Lane & Co team in October 2022 working in the Collections Department.

Whilst working as an estate Agent Laura completed a Level 2 Business Administrative Apprenticeship before moving on to become an Administrator in a construction business.

In her spare time Laura loves nothing more than a walk with her dog and relaxing with plenty of coffee!

Surjit Kaur
Surjit KaurAccounts Administrator
Surjit joined lane & Co in 1990 as an Office Assistant and has worked her way through various positions to her current position as the Accounts Clerk.

Having been at Lane & Co for nearly 30 years there is a standing joke that she will only leave in a wooden box! Surjit does say she is not sure how the Directors have put up with her for so long, so she feels she must be doing something right.

Carolyn Joiner
Carolyn JoinerCredit Controller
The original Boomerang – Carolyn first started at Lane & Co in 2002. She then left to have her third child but returned in 2005. Having left us again for family reasons, she missed the team camaraderie so much she returned in 2007!

Carolyn’s roles have been varied but she is now settled in the Accounts Department as the Credit Controller.

Away from the office Carolyn enjoys spending time with her ever expanding family.

Lorraine Pitt
Lorraine PittManager
Lorraine joined Lane & Co in 2005 as an Office Manager, following the acquisition of the practice by Mark and John. Lorraine looks after Human Resources and helps support the Collections team. Prior to this Lorraine worked in Optics for over 17 years, managing many practices.

Lorraine enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, gardening and walks with the dogs.

Flip Edwards
Flip EdwardsManager
Flip started her working career as a primary school teacher but in 2005, when her husband bought Lane & Co, she joined the team as an Office Manager. She says that there are many similarities between the two roles!

One of her areas of responsibility is the accounts department and she became the Lane & Co COFA when the role was introduced in 2012. A varied and hectic job is balanced by her family, pets and frequent visits to North Wales.