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Meet the Team

Shane joined the business as a trainee solicitor in 1995, qualifying in 1997 and eventually becoming Partner, Director and now CEO. He specialises in all forms of personal injury including all aspects of industrial disease.

Shane Hensman​


Catherine joined HH legal in November 2020 having previously worked for some of the UK’s leading claimant and defendant firms for the past 14 years. Catherine has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of civil litigation with a particular expertise in personal injury and complex litigation.

Catherine Clayson

Operations Director

John is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in commercial insurance for over 30 years. He was Group Financial Director and de facto CEO of a large provincial insurance broker and financial services group for much of that time. As well as being Finance Director of Cordus Law, John has a number of Non- Executive Directorships in the insurance sector.

John Steele

Finance Director

Colin joined Cordus Law in March 2021. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and after 36 years with accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry, he now acts as a Non-Executive Director for a number of professional service businesses. 24 years as a PKF Cooper Parry Partner included 9 years as Chairman and 6 as a Board Member - working with a wide variety of privately owned businesses.

Colin Shaw


Colin qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and joined Cordus Law in 2006 as a Senior Solicitor. Throughout his 29 year professional practice Colin has specialised in personal injury and industrial disease compensation claims acting solely on behalf of claimants. Colin has extensive experience of all types of personal injury/industrial disease claims particularly noise induced hearing loss compensation claims.

Colin Gallagher


Ansar qualified as a Solicitor in 2018 while working for one of the country’s largest industrial disease practices in Cheshire. He provides straightforward and easy to understand legal advice without confusing clients with jargon. Ansar gained his legal qualifications from Nottingham Law School and has been acting for claimants since 2014 in both pre-litigation and post-litigation industrial disease claims.

Ansar Anwar


Waseem worked in the commercial and civil litigation market for over 25 years. He was Partner and main contact for industrial disease work at a top 50 law firm and has worked on all areas of personal injury including EL and PL work in the public and private sector.

Waseem Khadri


Umair is an experienced Solicitor who has been representing claimant’s predominantly in industrial deafness claims over the course of 9 years. Previously, he has worked with industry leaders in this field and has gained key skills which are essential for handling claims of such nature.

Umair Virk


Samina joined Cordus Law in March 2022. She has been working in law since 2010 having graduated with a law degree from Leeds Metropolitan University. Samina has practiced in various areas of law including personal injury, civil litigation, immigration, and debt recovery including landlord and tenant agreements and disputes.

Samina Haque


Atifa has worked in the legal industry for the past 17 years and specialises in the field of personal injury law. Atifa has defended claims on behalf of numerous councils, the retail industry and the police. She has a wealth of personal injury experience and is now striving to help achieve financial compensation for claimants who have been exposed to excessive noise in the workplace.

Atifa Zamir


Ashley joined Cordus Law in January 2021 and was promoted to a Team Leader in June 2021. He runs a team of industrial disease paralegals and carries out his own caseload of work from inception to completion. Ashley was Team Leader of one of the largest Group Litigation Actions in UK legal history. He graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with an LLB (Hons) Law Degree as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Ashley Horne

Trainee Solicitor

Jordanna joined Cordus Law in 2018 as a Paralegal working primarily with a pre-litigation case load. During this time, Jordanna undertook her Master's degree in Legal Practice at Leeds Beckett University. Upon completion, Jordanna began her training contract in March 2021, gaining experience handling RTA claims and now handles a litigated caseload in the claimant noise induced hearing loss sector.

Jordanna Gee

Trainee Solicitor

Following her graduation from Newcastle University with a degree in English Literature, Katie joined Cordus Law in 2017. Katie has worked exclusively in the claimant noise induced hearing loss sector since joining Cordus Law.

Katie Brain

Trainee Solicitor

Raegan is an apprentice paralegal who joined the firm in January 2022. He handles pre-litigated cases for industrial disease claims.

Raegan Rogers

Apprentice Paralegal

Dionne is an apprentice paralegal who has worked at the firm since January 2022. She is currently handling noise induced hearing loss claims and is looking forward to progressing further in her career at Cordus Law.

Dionne Barraclough

Apprentice Paralegal

Megan is an apprentice paralegal at Cordus Law and started her training in January 2022. Megan began the course after completing her A levels in Law, Geography and English Language. Her main passion lies in the civil litigation field and she has a keen interest in personal injury law.

Megan Longton

Apprentice Paralegal

Olivia is an apprentice paralegal at Cordus Law. She joined the firm in January 2022 after completing her a-levels in Law, Criminology and English Language at Sheffield College.

Olivia Greenstreet

Apprentice Paralegal

Emma has worked at Cordus Law since 2003, specialising in industrial disease on behalf of claimants.

Emma Shepherd

Litigation Executive

Louise joined the firm in 2020 as a Paralegal assisting the Managing Partner in complex industrial disease claims. Louise graduated Huddersfield University with a Master's in Legal Practice in 2020. Prior to this, Louise had experience in medical negligence and PPI claims. Since November 2020, Louise has been working as a fee earner and managing her own industrial deafness case load.

Louise Njie

Litigation Executive

Wendy is an experienced case handler who joined the company in 2003. She specialises in noise claims induced hearing loss claims, but also has experience handling claims in other areas of personal injury.

Wendy Wallace

Litigation Executive

Bethany came to the firm in March 2020 where she started as a personal injury secretary, having previously been a secretary in a medical setting. Bethany has since gained experience in industrial disease claims and has been working as a fee earner since January 2021 running her own industrial deafness caseload.

Bethany Hinchcliffe

Litigation Executive

Rebekah has worked in the legal industry for 15 years, first as a Legal Secretary in Criminal Law and now as a Paralegal in Industrial Disease. In addition to this, she has a BTEC First Diploma in Business Management. Rebekah is committed to working as hard as she can for the best possible outcome for her clients.

Rebekah Kett

Litigation Executive

Olivia graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012 with a degree in Law. She joined the firm in 2013 and assists clients with progressing their industrial disease claims. Olivia deals with a pre-litigated case load.

Olivia Clark

Litigation Executive

Zoe started working at Cordus Law in 2019 as a legal secretary for both pre-litigation and litigated fee earners. Since August 2021 Zoe has progressed her way to fee earner and runs her own industrial disease case load.

Zoe Ervine

Litigation Executive

Foysol is a paralegal fee earner who joined the firm in May 2021 and manages his own caseload of work handling pre-litigation industrial disease matters. His previous work in the legal services industry includes immigration and family law matters. Foysol graduated from City, University of London with an LLB (Hons) Law Degree in 2019 as well as obtaining a Distinction in the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Masters in Law in 2020.

Foysol Sayefuddin

Litigation Executive​

Following his graduation from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in History, Jack attended Sheffield Hallam University and graduated with a Master's in Legal Professional Practice. Jack joined Cordus Law in 2020 and has worked exclusively in the claimant noise induced hearing loss sector since joining.

Jack Nevins

Litigation Executive​

Jodie graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Psychology in 2017. She joined Cordus Law in 2019, working exclusively in the claimant noise induced hearing loss sector.

Jodie Westcott

Litigation Executive