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About Us

Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors are the Litigation experts based in Manchester and Macclesfield. Our teams are made up of highly trained experts in their fields, and we believe in making our quality legal representation accessible to all.

We give our clients the best advice in the most straightforward way possible and we’re committed in helping you gain the maximum amount of compensation for you claim.

If you’d like to know more about our services, we’d love to hear from you.

Meet the team

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Our team is made up of highly trained experts in their fields, who, like the firm itself, believe in making quality legal representation accessible to all.

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Amanda Cunliffe

Amanda Cunliffe

Compliance Office for Legal Practice (COLP)

Amanda qualified as a Solicitor 1998 and has extensive litigation experience. Amanda set up Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors in 2009 and guided the firm towards its successful transition into an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) in early 2013. Amanda is the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and is responsible for the day to day management of the business and its development.

In her personal life, Amanda enjoys spending time at her home in the beautiful Cheshire countryside which she shares with her partner and their dogs. Amanda likes to be physically active and, aside from dog walking and practicing yoga, she is a powerlifter competing in the UK in the ABPU where she holds a number of British records and also one WPC world record.

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Head of Finance and Administration (COFA)

Chris is a business man with a long history of successful operations in the Personal Injury sector and has been heavily involved in marketing and claims acquisition for many years. Chris became a Director of Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors in 2013, when the firm became an ABS. Chris is the Head of Finance and Administration and is responsible for the Company Operations and Development. In his personal time, Chris spends time on the family farm where they keep horses. He also enjoys walking his dogs, both at the farm and at their holiday home on the beach in Abersoch.

Darrell Halstead

Darrell Halstead

Advocate

Darrell has been a Solicitor for some 19 years and has both extensive litigation and advocacy experience. Darrell was born in South Yorkshire but is now resident in Lancashire. A family man who in his spare time enjoys the cinema and taking part in triathlons.

Justine Sutton

Justine Sutton

Director

Justine has over 19 years’ experience working in personal injury and is head of litigation at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors. In her personal life, Justine enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.

Nicola Harrison

Nicola Harrison

Practice Manager

Nicola has over 15 years’ experience in the legal industry as well as people Management and works closely with the Directors and Senior Management Team to monitor operational performance.

She was born and brought up in Cheshire and has one child. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, socialising and attending CrossFit.

Nicola joined Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors in March 2000 and has helped the company thrive year after year, she loves how hands on the Directors are and that everyone pulls together to get the best results for the clients and the business.

Richard Shillcock

Richard Shillcock

Litigation Manager

After qualifying as a solicitor in 2002, Richard gained experience working in several firms in the north west of England. Richard works closely with the rest of the senior management team and oversees the litigation department at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors. Outside of work, Richard lives on the Wirral with his wife and two children. When he isn’t busy helping with homework or coaching his son’s football team, Richard enjoys cooking and watching his beloved Liverpool FC.

Gareth Ainsworth

Gareth Ainsworth

Director

Gareth has been involved in the Personal Injury Market for over 20 years with a number of successful Marketing and Accident Management companies. Prior to that he was an Underwriter for Motor Trade and Commercial risk at a large Insurance Brokers. Gareth became a Director of Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors in 2013 when the firm became an ABS and is responsible for the legal expenses Insurance requirements for the business.

In his spare time Gareth enjoys long walks in Wales, Squash for a local club and watching his beloved Tottenham Hotspur!

Jason Snape

Jason Snape

Business Development Manager

Jason has over 15 years’ experience in Business Development and Marketing in the Personal Injury sector and is responsible for implementing and managing the company’s marketing strategies. Jason works closely with Chris Jones and the Senior Management team. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, particularly watching Manchester City with his boys