Executive Board

Greg Hollingsworth

Chair
Greg Hollingsworth is the owner and founder of Hollingsworths, a specialist Litigation and Commercial Law Firm.

Greg is a graduate of the University of Leicester and trained with a national practice before setting up his own solicitors’ firm in 2000.

Greg is the Executive Chair of the Leicestershire Law Society, a Trustee of Sir Thomas White Loan Charity and an Ambassador for local mental health charity LAMP, as well as being a season ticket holder at Leicester Tigers and a Tranmere Rovers supporter.

Matthew Olner

President

Matthew joined Nelsons in 2000, qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and is now a Partner and the head of the Clinical Negligence team.

 

 

His areas of expertise includes medical negligence claims (all types) and medical inquests.

 

 

Matthew has nursing experience in most areas of acute hospital care having qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1992.  Matthew is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

 

 

Matthew previously was the Society Treasurer and now is the President of the Society. His chosen charity for the year is the Leicester Children’s Holidays.

Gina Samuel-Richards

Vice President

Gina qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has worked in national and regional firms. She co-founded AGR Law, with the firm receiving recognised status in 2017.

 

Gina specialises in family law. Her practice covers a wide range of applications including matrimonial, financial remedy orders, unmarried couples, children’s law and domestic violence.

 

Over the past 18 years Gina has worked with various charities in the Leicester area, as either a Trustee or Legal Advisor to the board. Gina is also a Member at the Attenborough Learning Academy, helping to guide & support the Trust in delivering great education outcomes for children across the city.

 

Gina is currently the Vice President of the Leicestershire Law Society and sits on the Executive Board.

Currently Vacant

Deputy Vice President

If you would like to be considered for this role please contact office@leicestershirelawsociety.org.uk

Christl Hughes MBE

Immediate Past President

Christl Hughes MBE is Immediate Past President of the Leicestershire Law Society, only the second solicitor and the first woman to hold the office more than once.

 

She  is a trustee, Chair of the Awards Committee  and  past Board Chair of The Solicitors’ Charity  (The Solicitors’ Charity.)

 

Her other current roles are Chair of Association of Women Solicitors, London and Secretary of Leicestershire Medico-Legal Society. She was Chair of the National Association of Women Solicitors in 2010/11. She was awarded the MBE in 2020 for her services to Equality & Charity. Her hobbies include walking and reading novels.

Bhumika Parmar

Treasurer

Bhumika Parmar is the Director and Founder of BP Legal Solicitors. Bhumika has worked for top legal firms prior to establishing BP Legal Solicitors in 2009. Bhumika has a wealth of experience and strives on determination to achieve the best outcome for her clients.

 

Bhumika specialises in Property matter and has over 20 years of experience in Conveyancing and Commercial Property matters. Bhumika also has expertise in Immigration matters and has led high media cases whereby she has appeared in the media worldwide, including in the newspapers, news and radio.

 

Bhumika also deals with Litigation claims from debt collection to Civil Claims and has succeeded in cases bought in the High Court, one of her cases is now a leading precedent used by training establishments.

 

Bhumika has earned herself a remarkable reputation as a leading forward-thinking Solicitor in Leicester, coupled with her entrepreneurial skills and her motivation, she has expanded her firm over the past years to a reputable and dynamic firm.

Glynis Wright MBE

Patronage Sub Board Chair

Glynis Wright is a Partner and Head of family law for Nelsons, Leicester running one of the largest teams of family lawyers in the East Midlands.

 

Glynis entered the legal profession in her 40s, became a Partner in a law firm when she was 2 years qualified, and then went on to set up her own law firm Glynis Wright & Co Family Solicitors and Mediators which became one of the most well known family law firms in the region.

 

Glynis sold her law firm to Nelsons in December 2020 and she and her whole team of lawyers now work for Nelsons. On the same day that Glynis sold her shares to Nelsons, she was notified by the Cabinet Office that she had been awarded an MBE for services to female entrepreneurship.

 

Glynis is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Faculties of Law and Business at De Montfort University, she was President of the Leicestershire Law Society from July 2019 to September 2020 and as of 7 October was awarded Highly Commended Woman Solicitor for the Year in the 2021 National Law Society Excellence Awards. Glynis continues to serve on the Executive Committee of Leicestershire Law Society.

Kauser Patel

Society Manager

First Class BA Hons in Marketing Management with a decade of industry experience in both public and not for profit sectors.

 

Kauser is the only person employed by the Society and is responsible for the running of the Society. Her responsibilities comprise of managing the day-to-day operations, along with organising and promoting events/courses hosted by the Society and maintaining the website and other marketing platforms. Kauser’s responsibilities further include financial reporting, membership administration, and creating proactive strategies to enhance the Society.

 

A large part of Kauser’s role is working and building relations with volunteers, partners, sponsors, and patrons.

 

Kauser’s specialises in Project Management and Event Organisation.

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