Solicitors in Leicester
P A Todd & Company Solicitors was established in 1998 by Tony Todd. The ethos of the practice from the outset has been to provide excellent legal advice with a pragmatic and cost effective approach to solving clients’ legal problems.
In 2014, the practice moved to new premises on East Park Road. The building is a local landmark as it used to house the Evington Cinema in times gone by. Our office is located at a major road junction and so is easily accessible. There is limited parking available to clients on the forecourt; the surrounding side roads also offer plentiful parking.
Meet the Team
Tony trained in the City of London and qualified in 1981. He has lived and practised in Leicester since 1986, specialising in property and business acquisitions and sales. He has experience property related transactions in all parts of the country for private and commercial clients in the UK and abroad.
He has advised on wills, powers of attorney and probate-related family matters and regularly advised and assisted local banks in all aspects of secured lending. He has been instrumental in establishing a strong local reputation for the practice, based on its experience and service, and which in consequence continues to expand its reach within the community and beyond.
Tony now acts as a Consultant Director to the practice.
Nazira joined the firm as a trainee, became a Partner in 2004 and was appointed Senior Partner in 2011. She is able to offer expertise in the full range of transactions involved in both domestic and commercial property and is Head of the Commercial Property Department. Nazira also advises on business transfers and landlord and tenant law.
She has a special interest in Islamic finance and is an expert in Shariah compliant conveyancing and has built up strong professional connections with all of the financial institutions offering Islamic finance products.
Nazira also heads the Family Department and advises on all matters relating to divorce, financial settlements and Children Act proceedings. She has gained considerable experience in dealing with vulnerable women from religious and ethnic minorities.
In addition to family work, since becoming Partner, Nazira has overseen the expansion of the firm into other areas of work including civil litigation, debt recovery and Islamic wills.
Nazira is fluent Urdu and Memon and can also speak Gujarati and Hindi.
Maria qualified as a solicitor in 2001 specialising in family and immigration law. She joined P A Todd Solicitors in 2017, having trained and worked at an established local firm for 17 years, and brings her experience and knowledge to head our Family & Immigration Departments.
Maria is a member of Resolution: first for family law
Her immigration practice covers all areas of immigration and nationality law, including applications from abroad as well as in-country, with a special interest in complex immigration problems particularly those involving families & children. She has represented clients throughout the UK and internationally with clients in the US, Canada, India, Pakistan and New Zealand as well as the EU.
As a family lawyer Maria understands the stress and apprehension involved when families breakdown and provides advice in all areas from divorce & separation, financial provision, property disputes, child arrangements and domestic violence.
Maria recognises the importance of providing clear and practical advice on all the options available to them and guiding clients step by step through the process so as to achieve the best possible outcome in the most cost effective manner. She is known for going the extra mile for her clients and much of her practice has been built on repeat clients and personal recommendations.
Mohammad has been a hard working member of our legal team. He has been working for over 10 years in solicitors firms. He has good knowledge of how the conveyancing process works. He has a special interest in Shariah compliant conveyancing and has assisted with such transactions from quotation to completion.
Mohammad is fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati.
Mohammad likes to study, read and travel
Poonam gained an Upper Second Class Honours degree in law and completed her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Birmingham with a Distinction. Prior to joining the practice, she obtained a wide range of experience in property law with a leading Legal 500 firm.
She believes that she has found her niche in property law and has dealt with all aspects of residential conveyancing matters.
Poonam joined the practice in January 2014 as a Trainee Solicitor and has successfully qualified in January 2016. She continues to carry out residential conveyancing work and also undertakes private family law matters relating to divorce, children and ancillary relief.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, music and travelling. Poonam is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi.
Rabi graduated with an upper Second Class honours degree in law from the University of Warwick and then attended Nottingham Law School where she achieved a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course.
Rabi is currently in her second year as a Trainee Solicitor. Before joining the practice in April 2014 as a Paralegal, she worked for the Ministry of Justice. As part of her training, she continues to carry out work in the Commercial and Residential Conveyancing Departments.
Rabi is fluent in Bengali and Hindi.
Rujina graduated with a degree in law from Liverpool John Moores University. She then went on to complete a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights.
She is a Legal Assistant and predominantly works in the Residential Property Department, playing an important role in assisting the solicitors and liaising with clients. She also undertakes various administrative duties.
Rujina is planning to enrol on the CILEx course in the coming year so that she can qualify as a Legal Executive. This will enable her to progress into a caseworking role.
Rujina enjoys reading and going to the theatre and speaks fluent Bengali.
Sue is our longest serving member of staff having joined Tony Todd at his previous practice as a receptionist twenty five years ago. She subsequently became the firm’s Accounts Clerk and completed a part time course in Sage Accounting. Sue deals with bills, credit control, accounts, etc. She is married with three adult children and two grandchildren
Shuaib joined the practice in 2011 as a Legal Assistant after working at a local estate agency for ten years. He has built up substantial experience in residential and commercial conveyancing matters. He has a special interest in Shariah compliant conveyancing and has assisted with such transactions from quotation to completion.
He has extensive IT skills and ensures that our Case Management System is used to manage our work and efficiently and clients are updated regularly.
Shuaib’s dream is to develop our Case Management System to the extent that the practice becomes ‘paperless’!
Kulsum joined the practice 2007 as our receptionist. She also carries out a number of other administrative tasks.She is always happy to assist clients whether it is to make appointments,provide updates or signpost elsewhere when necessary.
Kulsum is fluent in Urdu, Hindi,Gujarati and also understands some Bengali.
Ibrahim is the newest member of our legal team. He has been working for over 5 years in different local solicitor’s firms and has an excellent knowledge of how the conveyancing process works and has assisted with all types of conveyancing transactions from quotation to completion. He has built up a substantial experience in residential conveyancing matters.
Ibrahim is planning to enrol on the CILEx course in the coming year so that he can qualify as a Legal Executive. This will enable him to progress into a caseworking role.