Jane Gale LLB – Managing Partner

Jane qualified as a solicitor in October 1990. She has always specialised in family work and advises on most aspects of relationship breakdown between married, unmarried and same sex couples…



Philippa Curran LLB – Partner

Philippa has been with odonnells since 1998, progressing from trainee solicitor to Associate, and now partner. Over the years, she has handled a varied civil and private client case load and since returning to work after maternity leave in 2009, has concentrated on mental health and mental capacity work…



Ruth Muncaster BA – Solicitor

Prior to commencing her specialist training in mental health law with odonnells, Ruth graduated with a 2:1 BA(hons) in history from Lancaster University in 2006 and went on to receive commendations from BPP Law School, Manchester in the Post Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course…


Richard Copson – Solicitor

Richard is a solicitor in our Court of Protection department and has spent over twenty years as a lawyer specialising in social welfare law…


Kirsten Marshall LLB – Solicitor

Kirsten graduated from Liverpool John Moores University before completing her Diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law, Chester…



Ruth Sagar – Solicitor

Ruth graduated from Sheffield Hallam University, before completing her post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law, Chester.


Tracey Tourish

Tracey is accredited by the Law Society to represent detained patients at Tribunal and Hospital Managers hearings. Tracey joined the firms mental health tribunal team in February 2016.


Megan Shaw – Solicitor

Megan obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Criminology at Keele University in 2012. She studied her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Central Lancashire, obtaining a distinction in 2016.


Gabrielle Chapman

Gabrielle graduated with a 2:1 from Keele University in 2015 after studying Law with Criminology. She then went on to study her LPC LLM at the University of Central Lancashire, graduating in 2016 with a Merit…