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Sam Swann

Sam has nearly 10 years’ experience of general commercial property matters with particular expertise in development and landlord and tenant work.

His recent experience includes acting for:

a commercial developer in connection with the acquisition, pre-letting and letting of sites across England to household name tenants including Starbucks, Greggs and Burger King;
an investment partnership in connection with general asset management work in London and Surrey;
a national coffee chain franchisee in connection with a pre let for a new site in Yorkshire;
a pizza chain in the taking of leases at new sites across London; and
a start-up pub company taking a lease of a site in London.

Sam feels his considerable experience in acting for both landlords and tenants gives him a balanced perspective when negotiating leases on different sides of a transaction which helps to get deals done.

Primarily a transactional lawyer, Sam has a developing practice in property disputes which he feels adds value to the service he provides to clients.

The aspects of the job Sam most enjoys are the interaction with people and problem-solving, no two days every being the same.

In his spare time Sam enjoys exercising, reading inspirational books and watching classic films

Neil Sutcliffe

Neil trained with and worked for a West End firm from 1993 to 1997, moving back to the North West in 1997, and setting up his own practice in 2003 which he merged with a Central Manchester commercial law firm in 2010. Neil joined MLP Law as a consultant solicitor in December 2014.

He specialises in residential and commercial real estate, landlord and tenant and corporate support, with particular emphasis in acting for property developers, investors and funders in London and the surrounding home counties.

Outside work, Neil enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and going to the theatre and concerts.

Julie Sabba

Julie is an Associate at MLP Law in its Employment team. Julie qualified in Scotland and has developed a broad range of experience, having specialised in employment law since 2003.

Julie principally advises employer clients in a wide variety of sectors, including retail, hospitality, food production, manufacturing and social care. She has extensive experience advising on disciplinary and grievance matters, capability and conduct dismissals and managing both short and long term ill health absences.

Julie also provides her expertise to employers in relation to reorganisations, redundancies and the application of the TUPE regulations.

She has significant experience in negotiating and drafting employment contracts, settlement agreements and HR policy documentation.

In addition, Julie provides advice to senior employees in relation to navigating internal processes and negotiating exit packages.

With a wealth of litigation experience, Julie often appears in the Employment Tribunal, initiating and defending a variety of claims, including unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing.

Having practiced in Glasgow in a leading commercial law firm for most of her career, Julie moved to Manchester in 2017. In her spare time she also enjoys relaxing with her family and cooking, but with 3 children finding a spare moment is quite rare!

Max Tebbitts

Max Tebbitts is a highly experienced Commercial and Corporate lawyer, who specialises in advising clients through the process of buying and selling businesses.

It takes more than understanding the law to successfully complete corporate deals. Max`s experience and pragmatic approach allows him to quickly identify and focus on the projects key issues to drive it forward to completion.

His business knowledge has been gathered from owning and managing his own very successful commercial practice in Cheshire. This experience has given him the awareness and insight to appreciate the many challenges faced by business owners; advising them on the huge range of commercial issues that they face. With commercial legal issues it is sometimes necessary to strike a delicate balance among several critical issues and Max, is trusted by clients to take the right approach.

Max`s superb reputation has been developed over the previous 20 years’ experience of general commercial and corporate matters. A very well-respected franchise lawyer, he drafts a wide range of contract documents from shareholder agreements to business terms. His expertise covers partnership agreements, agency agreements, intellectual property licence agreements, trademarks and software development agreements, distribution agreements and cross option agreements amongst others.

Amelia Denton

Amelia completed her LPC with a distinction in 2021 with the University of Law. Whilst studying for both her LLB and LPC, Amelia gained experience working as a legal assistant both in practice and in-house. It was during this time and experience that emphasised her particular interest within commercial law.

Amelia is a valued member of our Commercial, IP and Dispute resolution teams, she advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious business law. Amelia hopes to develop her knowledge and skills further enabling her to progress at MLP Law, ultimately qualifying as a solicitor.

Outside of work Amelia enjoys trying different restaurants, watching live music and attending comedy clubs, country walks and spending time with family and friends.

Max McGenity

Max is a Corporate Paralegal, working with a variety of clients such as owner-run businesses, national corporations and private individuals.

He completed his LPC at BPP University Manchester, having gained legal work experience at both a mid-sized Liverpool practice and a large London firm. During this time he discovered his enjoyment of working within a Corporate team and hopes to build up his skillset at MLP Law.

Max graduated from the University of Oxford in 2014 as has since been a manager at a national education charity and started his own business as a Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher.

Having stepped away from the fitness industry to return to the law, Max’s love of exercise continues outside of work; he is a regular gym-goer and a fan of physical challenges. He also enjoys live music and comedy, and a good pub quiz.