MLPower Archives - MLP Law

Leanne Sodergren

Leanne started her career at an 8 Partner LawNet law firm in Huddersfield before moving to Manchester to join a multi-national law firm Eversheds. Leanne is ILCA qualified and has gained vast knowledge over the years’ on how finance in a law firm actually works. As well as finance Leanne looks after the HR, Operations and compliance of the firm, basically anything non legal.

Leanne is an avid Huddersfield town and Man City fan and believes in working hard to provide a future for her daughter Mia. Leanne hopes she is a great role model for Mia and is teaching her that working smartly really does pay off and opens doors to a great career.

Alissa Whitney

Alissa started at MLP as the firm’s Administrative Assistant in 2014. Since then, Alissa has progressed through the firm and now looks after and manages the MLPower team, which provides first class business support to lawyers and their teams.  Throughout her progression, Alissa has worked in various roles and departments and appreciates the experience and insight that this has given her in her role.

Alissa is also a member of the firm’s Leadership team which works on strategies to implement improvements and  innovations which enhance our client service, and the day to day efficiency of the firm. Alissa looks after the Operational side of MLP and is involved in the everyday running of the firm, and enjoys the challenge that her role offers. No two days are ever the same and this is something that highly motivates and drives Alissa to provide excellent service to our clients everyday.

In addition, Alissa is also part of the firm’s dedicated People and Wellbeing team. Alissa is passionate about working to the firm’s vision of being a great place to work with great people. Alissa believes that happy people make a happy and successful workplace, and this motivates Alissa to ensure her colleagues feel supported in an entrepreneurial environment that supports their development and career ambitions.

Alissa enjoys the warmer climates, and has lived in 7 different countries varying through Europe and Asia. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, having dinners out and relaxing with her friends.

Anna Adamson

Anna started out as an office junior and trained on the job. She gained her ILCA diploma and became MLP’s Accounts manager. Anna’s long term experience at MLP gives her good knowledge of the companies DNA and values. Anna loves the variety of her work, and no two days are the same.

Outside of the office Anna is kept busy by her young son and 2 pet dogs Olly & Teddy.

Zara Green

Zara has worked in the legal sector since 2017 and has gained experience as a barrister’s clerk and paralegal.

Zara started her legal career in a Manchester barrister’s chambers as an office junior before progressing to become a family clerk. In 2019, Zara took on a new role as a paralegal  where she managed her own caseload and later trained newer members of staff.

In addition to working as a paralegal, Zara was also a client service advisor within the business. As a result, Zara’s experience has taught her the importance of creating a positive client experience.

Zara is enthusiastic about learning new skills in her role and enhancing her professional development with MLP Law.


Maria Loiko

With origins in Latvia, Maria has been living in the UK for the past nine years. Throughout her career, she have delved into various facets of Marketing, beginning with conventional cold calls and client meetings, and progressing to crafting websites for small businesses and formulating marketing strategies. Maria is passionate for the possibilities that Digital Marketing presents to contemporary businesses, and she is always trying to learn something new.

Outside of work, she is a parent to two small daughters who bring immense joy and always cheer her up. Additionally, sometimes she helps out at our family-run street-food market stall during weekends, which adds a touch of excitement to her routine.

Ava Ali

Ava is a commercially focused Law graduate from the University of Manchester, who has embarked on several legal and admin experience across several ranging sectors prior to joining mlplaw in 2023.

Ava’s main areas of work have been in property conveyancing, pro bono legal, employment law, and commercial litigation work. Along with this, Ava has vast experience across the retail and hospitality sector prior to legal experience, which has enabled her to grow a more casual, personable, yet enthusiastic approach when dealing with clients and overall work.

Ava has a hard-headed, rigorous yet realistic approach which allows her to take on tasks and work in an efficient manner. She assists the fee earners and consultants on a day-to-day basis with admin and litigation-based matters.

Ava has utilised her past experiences to effectively manage administrative tasks whilst taking into account the clients’ best interests.

Vanessa Campbell

Vanessa’s experience as a receptionist in a high-profile security company means she works well under pressure and can adhere to strict deadlines. It has also contributed to her ability to adapt and handle various situations with efficiency. Vanessa understands the importance of client experience and prides herself on her enthusiastic and reliable personality. Vanessa brings a positive attitude and a wealth of skills that ensures our clients receive a first-class experience.

Outside of work, as an arts and crafts maker, Vanessa has demonstrated her creativity and eye for detail.