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Helen
Helen NicholasTrainee Solicitor

Helen joined Lewis Nedas Law as a paralegal in the Conveyancing Department of the firm in 2015, having successfully completed her law degree the previous year.

Upon commencement of the LPC at the University of Law in September 2017, Helen is now undertaking her training contract with the firm and is happy to assist clients on a range of residential and commercial property-related matters.

Helen is highly praised for her empathetic and enthusiastic approach to clients’ needs, as well as her sharp attention to detail.

Away from the office Helen enjoys travelling and cooking, and works closely with animal charity work.

 

Testimonials

“A special thank you for all your great support and professionalism during our house purchase, you made it all very simple and straightforward which was very helpful”

“…I just want to thank you for all the work that you’ve done, you’ve been nothing short of magnificent”

 

Diarmaid Ward
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ian coupland
Ian CouplandDirector

Ian is a Director at Lewis Nedas Law, having previously been a Partner at two top-200 law firms.

He has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of business and commercial law, employment, insolvency, litigation and regulatory law. He qualified in 1988.

Ian is well known for his litigation expertise, including heavyweight contractual and commercial disputes, frauds, partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, and property issues. He is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association.

Ian has acted for many national and international companies and financial institutions. He is well used to obtaining urgent injunctions, especially freezing orders, both in the UK and in other jurisdictions, and he is authorised to be a supervising solicitor for search and seizure orders. He issued the first action in the North East Mercantile Court relating to a multi-jurisdictional delivery of goods dispute.

Ian has lectured extensively on the subjects of business lease renewals, dilapidations, and remedies for tenant default, to fellow lawyers and surveyors on behalf of various organisations. He is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

Ian has an increasing regulatory practise. He is a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers. Published decisions include:

  • E Williams, S Williams, P Carter and D Maxwell. Law Soc Gazette 27.9.12. SDT.ARP non payment.
  • Harris and Co. Law Soc Gazette 4.1.13. SDT. Intervention.
  • Ramasamy Law Soc Gazette 11.3.16 High Court. Challenge to Intervention
  • Davies, Taman and Fraser-Macnamara Law Soc Gazette 22.12.16 SDT. Escrow account.

In addition, Ian set up and was in charge of the Debt Collection Teams at his previous firms.

Interests

Ian was born in Hull, as was his wife. He is an avid sports fan, still plays football, and he and his wife spend a lot of time following Hull City home and away (including Wembley!)

Testimonials

"Ian is an amazing individual who is always reliable, trustworthy and is very professional. I have no hesitation in recommending Ian as I believe whatever he undertakes he does with passion and integrity" Martin Port, Managing Director, BigChange Apps (& formerly Masternaut UK Limited)

"Ian is a top-notch commercial and property litigator. He always manages expectations and advises clearly and unambiguously from the outset of any matter, essential in commercial litigation where one has to determine whether the matter is 'worth' pursuing. He is one of a rare breed of truly 'commercially thinking' litigators and we would not want to go into any contentious matter without Ian on our team" Daniel Cohen, Managing Director and Head of Legal, Madison Hosiery Ltd

"Mr Coupland is, in my view, an outstanding solicitor. He has an excellent grasp of the areas of law in which he has instructed me, as I have discovered in discussing our cases together. Articulate and proactive, he has also an acute tactical awareness, and is always prepared to go the extra mile in advancing his clients' interests. He is tenacious in those interests, hard working and very efficient, whilst always prepared to consider resolution of disputes on his clients' behalf…" Victor Joffe Q.C. Temple Chambers, Hong Kong (& formerly Serle Court Chambers, London)

"I regard Mr Coupland very highly…Mr Coupland has the ability to take his clients with him…From the perspective of the Bar, Mr Coupland is a pleasure to work for…" Simon Myerson Q.C. Byrom Street Chambers, Manchester

"Ian is an excellent litigator. He has tremendous ability to master large data sets whilst keeping his eye on the ball. He is thorough, efficient, flexible and above all highly experienced in both civil and regulatory disputes" Jeremy Barnett, Head of Regulatory, St Pauls Chambers, Leeds

Myles Reback LLB (Hons)Solicitor

Deals with Wills & Probate, Trusts and Inheritance Tax, Lasting Powers of Attorney

Admitted as a solicitor for over 22 years Myles’s strength is in lifetime planning and post death administration. He prides himself in being able to deal sympathetically with bereaved relatives and to minimise any stress to the families involved.

He is used to handling very high net worth individual cases in London and the south-east and also dealing with assets overseas and the complex issues often involved.

He deals with trust and tax planning for individuals in a cost effective and efficient manner. He advises on post death arrangements to mitigate inheritance tax and fully explains the probate process.

He has lectured to accountants and financial advisers and he is able to translate complex legal jargon into straightforward English.

He has been married for nearly 20 years and in his spare time what there is of it enjoys watching football despite being a Queens Park Rangers fan and spending time with his young family.

 

adam creasey solicitor
Adam CreaseyAssociate Solicitor

Training & Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology at University of Portsmouth | 2006-2009
  • University of Portsmouth Law Society Social Secretary, Secretary & Student Representative | 2008-2009
  • Generalist Legal Adviser at Citizen's Advice Bureau | 2008-2011
  • Associate Member of Institute of Paralegals | 2009-2011
  • Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Guildford | 2011-2013
  • Commencement of Training Contract | June 2014
  • Completed Training Contract | December 2015
  • Enrolled as a Solicitor | January 2016

Background

  • Company and commercial
  • Civil litigation
  • Property litigation
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Debt and enforcement
  • Conveyancing
  • Employment

Adam joined Lewis Nedas as a Paralegal in October 2013 and successfully completed his Training Contract in December 2015.  He now works in our new Commercial and Litigation Department with Ian Coupland.

Recent Instructions

  • Acting for a housing co-operative in respect of an employment claim
  • Acting for the respondent in a new FCA claim
  • Acting for a Landlord in respect of forfeiture proceedings
  • Acting for the respondent to a claim by the Business Software Alliance which includes Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk

Testimonials

"Thank you so very much for your help. Your knowledge and intuition about the situation and your candid responses gave me confidence."

"Thank you Lewis Nedas, especially Adam Creasey. I am glad that I was referred to Lewis Nedas.  We had a case of unfair dismissal which was dragged out by the employer[...b]ut in every step of the way we had the professionalism and support of Lewis Nedas, which helped us fight till end and win the case.  Furthermore, we were compensated well enough.  I really appreciate the team, who were there with us every step of the way, not just legally but emotionally.  Thanks once again to Adam Creasey and the team at Lewis Nedas, who I would highly recommend.”

“The advice and service that I received from Adam was exemplary. He was swift and knowledgeable, and he won what seemed like an impossible case for me. I wholeheartedly recommend Lewis Nedas Law and would certainly use them in the future.”

"Adam was extremely thorough with this process from start to finish, and I never felt as though he cut corners. He also took the time to explain in detail each stage of the process - both valuable and reassuring to someone who knows nothing about property law, and I trusted his judgment. My tenant was evicted quickly and smoothly (considering) so I'm definitely satisfied. He let me know from the very beginning that he was available 24/7 - a service I didn't think I would use but I most certainly did, weekends included. Not only did this feel as though he was going above and beyond his job (I'd have thought most solicitors work 9-5) but it meant that I felt supported at all times. His dedication and commitment was a real and pleasant surprise. I'd like to add that for someone like myself who was experiencing the business of solicitors for the first time, your firm set an extremely high standard. It was a pleasure to work with Adam, and I feel this standard of competency and total dedication to the work is rare. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again."

"Many thanks for your work in the last few weeks. I appreciate the speed and efficiency with which you have dealt with everything.” 

Other Interests

Adam has a strong interest in football and is an active Committee Member and former Club Secretary of his local football club in Sussex. He also plays several musical instruments and has performed at live gigs in London and the South East of England.

Accreditations
and Awards

legal 500 uk leading firm 2017 chambers leading firm 2017