Our People

Sarah Waddington

Principal Solicitor (Director)

SRA Number 328577

Legal Qualification: Solicitor.

Year of Admission: 2004

Expertise: Civil Litigation, Timeshare cases, Employment Law, Taxi Licensing matters, Criminal Law including advising suspects at the police station.

Professional Memberships: The Law Society.

About me: I am the Principal Solicitor and Director at the firm. I am also the COLP and COFA and the Solicitor responsible for dealing with Complaints. I am very passionate about the law and also in helping all clients. I train and over see all staff members and am also the firms Mental Health Officer. I am also on the Board of Directors for Deptherapy a UK charity assisting seriously injured serving personnel and veterans of British Armed Forces.

John Hurley


SRA Number 148930

Legal Qualification: Solicitor.

Year of Admission: 1991

Expertise: Civil Litigation, Timeshare cases, Personal Injury, Road Traffic Accidents, Flight Delays.

Professional Memberships: The Law Society.

About me: I have over 30 years’ experience in civil litigation; specialising for the last 3 years in Timeshare cases. Working alongside Solicitor Chris Lam we focus on the matters involving Club La Costa. I assist Sarah Waddington with the training of trainee Solicitors and work closely with the rest of the Solicitors sharing my previous 30 years’ experience.

James Dorgan

Consultant Solicitor for Sarah Waddington Legal Espana S.L.

Legal Qualification: Solicitor.

Year of Admission: 2008

Expertise: Spanish Law including Conveyancing, Real Estate, Urban Law, Bank Law, Inheritance Law and Taxes. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Professional Memberships: The Law Society of Cordoba, Spain.

About me: I work with Sarah Waddington Legal Espana S.L in Spain Consulting on legal matters in Spain. Over the past 10 years I have gained experience in several areas or law, specialising more recently in Conveyancing and Real Estate Law.

Jane Southall

Consultant Barrister

Legal Qualification: Barrister.

Called to the Bar: 2009

Expertise: Employment Law.

About me: Over the last 16 years, I have amassed considerable experience advising clients on a full range of employment matters.

Lisa Taaffe

Legal Executive

Legal Qualification: Legal Executive.

Year of Admission: 2008

Expertise: Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Road Traffic Accidents, Flight Delays and Accidents Abroad.

Professional Memberships: Chartered Legal Executive FCILEx.

About me: I have extensive knowledge in civil litigation; specialising in road traffic accidents, holiday sickness claims, flight delay matters and accidents abroad. I head up the Holiday Sickness Department and works above Trainee Solicitor Ornella Luccardi and Alfie Groom ensuring a seamless and efficient journey is experienced by all our clients.

Jonathan Sutton

English and Spanish Consultant Solicitor

SRA number 301779 & Málaga college of lawyers number 21UE

Legal Qualification: Solicitor

Qualified: 2003

Expertise: Personal injury, accident investigation, Inheritance and application of international law

Professional Memberships: The Law Society, The Law Society Private Client Section, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

About Me: I am a consultant Solicitor with a background in Personal injury work. I've gained an international reputation for advising on cases where there is a Spanish, UK or international element. This is very helpful to foreign law firms like Sarah Waddingtons as I have an understanding of procedures and the application of foreign law.

Christopher John Hill

Notary Public

Legal Qualification: LlB(Hons) Law

Qualified: 1971 - Solicitor; 1985 - Notary Public

Expertise: Notary Public Services including Power of Attorney, Affidavit, Certified copies of documents, Apostille

Professional Memberships: The Notary Society

Andrew McLauchlan

Compliance Director

I am a law firm regulatory compliance specialist with significant experience of SRA and CLC regulated practices. I have worked in risk and compliance roles in the legal services sector for more than 20 years. Throughout my career I have worked in firm facing and advisory roles for the Law Society, the SRA and have significant in-house experience, primarily in a compliance management role with a national law firm. I assist not only with internal regulatory management but also provide outsourced regulatory compliance advice and support to other law firms.

Antony Booth

General Manager

Expertise: Business management, project management and marketing.

About me: I currently assist with the managing of the office ensuring that projects are run efficiently and effectively. I also manage the IT, marketing and recruitment for the Firm.

Raymond Bach

Client Acquisitions Manager

Expertise: Team management, client care, sales.

About me: I have a broad knowledge of the Timeshare industry, which allows me to empathise with clients and potential clients. As a former Special Investigations Officer with the Police, I am used to the types of fraud and scams that a lot of Timeshare owners have often faced and will normally be the first port of call for most of out Timeshare enquiries.

Robert Adam

Client Acquisitions Executive

Expertise: Team management, client care, sales.

About me: Having spent a number of years in Spain I have a good knowledge of the Timeshare industry, which allows me to empathise with clients and potential clients. I'm on hand to help all of our new enquirers with any issues they may have. I work closely with the legal team ensuring the best legal route to take to facilitate the best outcome.



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