Michael is Lawdit’s Principal and heads our Commercial and Intellectual Property Department. As a Solicitor Advocate, he is one of a select group of legal experts qualified to represent clients as an advocate in the Higher Courts in England and Wales.
He holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from Nottingham Trent University and is a guest lecturer at Southampton Solent University. He has also completed a teaching stint at the Academy of Music in Guildford where Michael taught copyright law.
Michael is highly regarded for his work in all areas of intellectual property law (which includes the eCommerce and IT fields), litigation and company/commercial matters. He regularly advises on non-contentious issues including regulatory and statutory obligations and has been involved in many successful disputes, with a strong reputation for finding common sense and practical solutions for clients.
In 2017, Michael was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law from Southampton Solent University for his contribution to the University and his continued support to its students.
Izaz Ali undertakes both contentious and non-contentious matters. He specializes in commercial contracts and has undertaken a significant number of company sale/ purchases with a focus on software and IT businesses.
Over the years, Izaz Ali has gained valuable experience in commercial litigation having handled a variety of litigation matters including breach of contract claims and foreign debt recovery. Izaz has attained the Higher Rights of Audience qualification in stages 1 and 2 (commercial law).
Izaz Ali acts for a number of high-profile companies and is seen as their ‘go to’ advisor on commercial legal matters as he is well regarded for his lateral thinking and solution focused skills.
Izaz Ali has delivered guest lectures at a local university and in other teaching venues. Author of many legal, IP and IT articles, Izaz prides himself on providing relevant and cost -effective advice and solutions for his clients.
Inam Ali is a commercial property solicitor with over 15 years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of property matters on a nationwide basis. This includes commercial leases, lease extensions, and both commercial leasehold and freehold sales and purchases.
Inam is also experienced with numerous residential house sales & purchases, flat sales & purchases, residential lease extensions, residential leasehold and freehold purchases and splitting freehold titles. Due to Inam’s experience, he has developed a notable reputation in Hampshire for his commitment to his clients.
Inam also advises clients on the acquisition and development of sites for residential and mixed-use developments and has acted for a number of property developers where he has drafted option agreements. Thus, Inam understands the need for cost-efficiency whilst carrying out the necessary due diligence.
Inam’s approach is pragmatic and commercial.
After achieving a First Class LLB Law degree from Southampton Solent University in 2016, Ellis went on to complete an LPC LLM in Legal Practice in 2017 at the University of Law. Following her training, Ellis was admitted to the roll as a Solicitor in February 2019, and now works within Lawdit Solicitors Intellectual Property Team, specialising in trade mark and copyright contentious matters.
Outside of the office Ellis enjoys travelling, visiting the theatre, watching films and listening to music.
Mark has completed his period of recognised training at Lawdit Solicitors and has undertaken and passed a Legal Practice Course alongside a Masters of Law at Guildford University of Law in addition to a Professional Skills Course in legal practice through BPP. Mark has trained in Commercial Disputes; Intellectual Property; Family Law; Defamation; E-Commerce; and Mergers and Acquisitions and is a confident public speaker.
Mark has a wife and three children and lives on the Isle of Wight. His hobbies are Golf, Snooker, Cricket, enjoys long walks and tending to his garden.
Fatima has had a previous career working in the retail sector for successful luxury brands such as Estée Lauder Companies and LVMH Ltd. Thus, providing a high level of client care and meeting clients’ expectations is something that she thrives on.
In 2013, she received a 2:1 from the University of Southampton and gained work experience in personal injury and regulatory law.
Fatima currently works in the commercial law and intellectual property law department whilst undertaking her LPC LLM at the University of Law. She enjoys learning about commercial law and hopes to gain more experience in drafting contracts.
In Fatima’s free time, she enjoys trying new cuisines, cruising to new locations, going to the cinema, doing at home exercises and volunteering.
Prior to becoming a trainee solicitor, Sena graduated with a First Class Law degree at Solent University. Sena is currently undertaking a part-time LPC LLM at the University of Law alongside her training. In her role within the Property team, Sena is committed to building and maintaining good relationships with clients by providing them with a high level of service and ensuring their needs are met.
In her free time, Sena enjoys the outdoors, working out and travelling. Sena is a keen gardener and takes pride in her plant collection.
After achieving a First Class LLB Law degree at Solent University, Owen joined Lawdit and is currently supporting fee earners in the intellectual property department. Owen is also undertaking an LPC LLM at the University of Law.
When he is not working Owen spends his time playing guitar, listening to music and playing video games.
Bruno is the founder and managing partner of an Italian law firm established on 1994 in Rome. He assists individual and corporate clients in civil law cases and has a strong experience in cross border litigation. Bruno also gained experience as an insolvency practitioner appointed by Court of Rome. He is an Italian qualified lawyer with rights of audience in the Italian Highest Courts, and also qualified as Solicitor in England and Wales. He is also a registered trust and estate practitioner and gained a diploma in International Business Organisations (College of Law, now University of law) and an Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (S.T.E.P.).
Nicholas graduated in Law from Cambridge and has several years experience as a corporate commercial solicitor in the City where he worked for blue chip international law firms specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital and it used to problem solving at a high level. Since then he has run his own businesses and is able to bring a strong commercial perspective to legal matters.
He has advised start up clients on commercial matters including internet and e-commerce. He has served on the board of three charities as legal advisor, and even provided legal advice to HH the Dalai Lama. He has a strong attention to detail, is able to communicate complex legal issues in an easy to understand way, and undertakes general legal work as a consultant including probate and wills. He speaks five languages.