About Us

Rees Clayton Solicitors is a professional, proactive and forward-thinking firm whose values are entrenched throughout the firm.

We provide high quality, innovative and result orientated legal services to the public. We understand the importance of our clients needs and recognise that their success is our success. We are accessible, reliable, efficient and above all committed to our clients.

We have a team of supremely skilled individuals who possess extensive experience in working for large organisations including FTSE 100 companies. Our solicitors are vastly experienced in dealing with specialised legal services. Therefore, rest assured, knowing our team will deal with your case professionally, in your best interests and with the common goal of working towards the best outcome for you on your matter. We want to help you achieve justice and we believe through hard work, diligence, co-operation and transparency, it will be done.

We ensure that we provide the finest level of client care and we therefore, take immense pride in ensuring our clients’ needs are met. We listen to our clients and act to make improvements if we are falling below both your and our expectations.

We represent clients across a range of areas including personal injury, criminal defence, motoring law and immigration matters.

If you require legal advice, Rees Clayton Solicitors provides a free initial consultation to assist you with your problem. All you need to do is simply call us on 01282 678067 or 0330 053 6767 or contact us online by submitting your query. Our dedicated team will be on hand to answer your query and explain to you, your options including how to fund your matter.

We understand the importance of choosing the right solicitor, therefore, this consultation will assist you in deciding whether we can provide the service for you

Staff Profiles

Vaqas Latif

Solicitor & Managing Partner

Experienced Managing Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry in city law firms. He has been working in the industry for over 10 years in major city law firms and became a Solicitor in 2012. Skilled in Crime and Motoring Law, he is a duty Solicitor who has the Criminal Litigation Accredited standard. Vaqas is a strong legal professional who believes in integrity and hard work to obtain the best results possible for clients and professionals.

Vaqas has extensive experience in all criminal charges including serious crime and fraud. Vaqas’s case experience covers; fraud, assault, theft, burglary, armed robbery, drug conspiracies, kidnapping, murder/manslaughter and sexual offences.

Vaqas is skilled in complex and technical motoring offences from speeding through to drink driving and effectively prepared exceptional hardship and special reason arguments as well as successfully defending road traffic cases.

Vaqas represents clients at all levels and stages of the criminal proceedings and works tearlessly to get the result required. Vaqas is responsible for representing both legally aided and private clients nationwide, with the ability to manage expectations and yet provide an exceptionally high level of work.

Sam Smith

Criminal Consultant

Sam joined Rees Clayton Solicitors in 2017 and has many years of criminal law experience. She is a criminal consultant, having completed her GDPL and Legal Practice Course and has worked in the industry for the past 10 years at city law firms. She has specialised in crime and road traffic offences, representing clients nationwide.

Sam’s case experience covers; fraud, assault, theft, burglary, armed robbery, drug conspiracies, murder/manslaughter and sexual offences as well as road traffic matters, therefore she has obtained a broad range of experience.

Ali Choudhry

Solicitor – Civil

Ali joined Rees Clayton Solicitors in 2017 and leads the Civil / Personal Injury department.

Following completion of his studies in 2009, Ali went onto work for city law firms in Manchester, Sheffield and London and qualified as a Solicitor in 2014. He has obtained a broad range of experience covering Civil law and Personal injury in both litigated and pre-litigated matters. Ali is regularly instructed on High vale cases due to his in-depth knowledge and client satisfaction. His aim is simple; obtain the best outcome for the client.

Sara Kiran

Solicitor – Civil

Sara is a Solicitor who joined the Rees Clayton’ Personal Injury Department in February 2018 and is currently employed as a Civil Litigator. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 and working in the profession for over 10 years.

Sara graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with an Honours Degree in Law and thereafter completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP University Law School in Manchester.

Following completion of her studies, Sara worked for a number of law firms where she gained valuable experience in the civil sector, including litigated and pre-litigated matters.

Sara is result driven and always demonstrates professionalism in all her dealings with clients whilst trying to achieve the best possible outcome for them.

Anitha Gopal

Senior Immigration Caseworker

Anitha joined Rees Clayton Solicitors in July 2018 and has successfully qualified as a Level 2 senior caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS).

Prior to joining us Anitha had a successful career working in the higher education sector, Senior Immigration Caseworker at Lupins Solicitors and also as a legal researcher at Matrix Chambers.

Anitha has a burning desire to help others and has assisted many vulnerable clients. With her background in higher education, Anitha has worked with Colleges assisting with their Tier 4 sponsor licences and has acted for many individuals studying in the UK under Tier 4. Anitha also specialises in EEA applications and family migration including applications under Appendix FM of the immigration rules, Tier 4 and EEA applications. She has a great success rate and her client’s often leave great feedback.

Throughout her experience in the field of immigration, Anitha assisted clients both under legal aid and on a private basis under supervision.

Jamal R Ali

Business Development Manager

Jamal joined Rees Clayton Solicitors from the very beginning. He brings to Rees Clayton a wide range of experience from working for companies in the City of London to smaller niche practices in Birmingham and Sheffield. He has previously worked as Head of Business Development at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and his work history includes working with the likes of Nabarro LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and other FTSE 100 companies.

He brings a breadth of legal experience having graduated in Law from The City Law School, (City, University of London) and then going on to study the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law, Bloomsbury. Jamal has worked in both Legal Practice and Chambers giving him a more complete understanding of legal business. Today he sits on the Board of Directors at the Brent Community Law Centre and leads business development and nationwide growth at Rees Clayton Solicitors.

Complaints Handling Note

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