Nqobile Dlamini

I am currently undertaking a year-long placement within the Property department at OGR Stock Denton LLP as part of my LLB degree at Brunel University.

I assist with administration work, post-completion matters including Stamp Duty returns and Land Registry applications and in general providing support for my department’s fee earners.

Interests

In my spare time I enjoy reading and travelling.

Gemma Barnhurst

I graduated from Brunel University in 2021 after completing a four year degree with a professional placement.

Having undertaken my placement year at OGR Stock Denton in both the Family and Company and Commercial departments, I was eager to return to the firm as part of my training alongside my studies for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam. I now assist the department on a range of matters including divorce and financial remedy proceedings, as well as children matters, cohabitation and nuptial agreements.

After working in two contrasting areas of law during my placement year, I decided to return to the Family department as I thoroughly enjoyed working with the team and the type of work undertaken. Working closely with clients to provide support and assistance, often during times of conflict within the family, to work towards resolution is extremely rewarding.

Memberships/Experience

Throughout my time at university, I was an active member of the Brunel Law Society, participating in mooting and debating competitions to a high level and the Law School’s pro bono clinic.

I was successful in securing a summer placement at Rosario Universidad in Bogota, Colombia which involved professional and legal development at the prestigious Law and Business school.

During my final year, I wrote my dissertation on cohabitation rights and the ‘common law marriage myth’ which was heavily influenced by my time spent at the firm and working alongside Graeme.

Leisure interests

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, cooking and socialising with friends.

Mia Mawdsley

I am committed to providing outstanding client service and thrive on finding creative solutions to complex problems. I have a strong reputation for building relationships and enjoy working with others to achieve what they want.

I am a hardworking, self-motivated BPP LPC graduate with previous experience in collaborative business techniques, conflict resolution and creative change solutions for business. A natural public speaker and negotiator, with genuine C-suite level commercial experience and influence.

I am dedicated to becoming a lawyer and have been gaining experience as a paralegal since 2018. I have experience in company & commercial matters for entrepreneurs and SMEs; litigation; private client; conveyancing; employment and tax. I am commercially minded due to my international business experience and running my own business for over 13years.

I recently joined the Corporate & Commercial team in OGR Stock Denton. An insight into the type of work I am involved with includes preparing and drafting shareholder agreements, supply of goods and services agreements; terms and conditions of business; assisting with advice for share sales, business sales and intellectual property matters.

I have experience with offshore company incorporation and restructuring; joint venture agreements; commercial disputes; constitutional documents and commercial drafting work.

Education/background

BPP University – LPC and GDL

The University of Edinburgh – LLB

Edinburgh Napier University – BA Hons Business with Entrepreneurship

Personal Development

Dedicated to personal development, meditation and emotional intelligence.

My enthusiasm in studying the financial markets over a nine-year period has expanded my global economic awareness. I enjoy the technical challenge.

Memberships

Institute of Directors

Leisure interests

Sports: Keen golfer and cyclist; New York Marathon runner and enjoy F1, rugby and football.

Travel: keen interest in all cultures and experiencing the world from a different perspective.

Chess: keen chess player to improve strategy and fluid intelligence.

Tanaaz Malik

I am a placement student from Brunel University London currently working as a Paralegal within the Property team at OGR Stock Denton. Prior to joining OGR Stock Denton I undertook a placement at a high-street law firm where I assisted fee earners with a variety of tasks for Property, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Immigration and Wills & Probate matters.

Currently in my role as a property paralegal, I assist fee earners with tasks such as: drafting routine correspondence, land registry applications, searches, attending client meetings and taking notes, general file management and other administrative tasks.

I have also been an active member of the Brunel Law society and have regularly participated in Pro- bono, Mooting, Debating and Negotiation. 

In my spare time I enjoy writing, keeping fit and reading. I am also a trained Karate brown belt holder.

Other Languages i can speak includes Basic Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Aisling Hayward

I joined OGR Stock Denton LLP in November 2020 as a Paralegal in the Private Client department.

I have experience in all areas of Private Client work and specialise in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration and Trust and Tax Planning.

I am a trained Dementia Friend with the Alzheimer’s Society and have dealt with Court of Protection and Deputyship Matters.

Prior to joining OGR Stock Denton, I have worked in Private Client at a number of local firms.

Education/background

Masters in Legal Practice - University of Law 2019-2021

Graduate Diploma in Law - University of Law 2017-2019

Memberships

Chair of Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers Division

Member of Hertfordshire Law Society

Member of London Irish Lawyers Association

Leisure interests

I am a keen runner, and enjoy Pilates,  going to the gym and socialising with friends.

Merjan Salim

I am currently undertaking a placement year within the Property, Family, Company and Commercial department at OGR Stock Denton LLP as part of my LLB degree at Brunel University London.

Since joining OGR Stock Denton, I have gained a wide variety of experiences as I provide general assistance and support partners and solicitors with various tasks, which include:

  • General file management;
  • Preparing and drafting routine correspondence, documents, letters and other legal documents and precedents under supervision;
  • Undertaking research, preparing bundles for court;
  • Attending client meetings;
  • Attending court hearings.

Prior to joining OGR Stock Denton LLP, I gained valuable skills through internships, work experience in city law firms and taking part in Advocacy, Mooting and Negotiation within Brunel Law Society which has aided me to adapt and learn different skills.

Aside from law, my interests are travelling, doing sports, baking as well as volunteering for charity work.

Wale Adenusi

I joined OGR Stock Denton’s property team in January 2020. I assist the fee earners with administrative work, Land Registry applications, drafting, searches, post-completion matters and general support.

Prior to joining OGR Stock Denton, I worked as a barrister and solicitor in Nigeria and I hope to become dual qualified soon.

Education/background

Law LLB (Hons) – 2015
B.L Nigerian Law School - 2016
Masters of Law LLM – Brunel University (2019)

Additional languages

English and Yoruba

Leisure interests

I enjoy Playing the piano and drums, and I also enjoy cooking and watching football.

Mahsa Tavakol

I joined OGR Stock Denton’s litigation department in December 2017 and have since gained valuable experience in a wide variety of contentious matters. These include contentious probate matters, personal injury claims and property disputes. I assist with acting for claimants and defendants as well as individuals, corporate and commercial clients.

I am confident in engaging with new clients to ascertain all salient facts and objectives of their case, establishing myself as a reliable point of contact and assisting the department’s fee earners in every step of their case.

Prior to joining OGR Stock Denton, I gained property litigation experience at a boutique city law firm and assisted partners in a range of civil litigation matters under the laws of private nuisance, misrepresentation and professional negligence. I also conducted legal research for group litigation procedures.

I am interested in pursuing a successful career in litigation and look forward to beginning my LPC studies part –time in February 2019 at BPP University.

Education/ Background

I completed a BSc in Criminology and Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London, before studying a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at Kaplan Law School.

Languages

Farsi/ Persian (Fluent)

Leisure interests

Outside of work I enjoy oil painting, travelling and baking.