Who we are

We are a specialist team providing practical solutions for our clients in a wide range of disputes.

We are based in Oxford and support clients throughout the country. We operate a digital-first practice, minimising the burden of paper and ensuring that all information is at hand for our team and clients.

Our team brings a professional and friendly approach, working with you to deliver the best outcomes.  Read below for more

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Our Team

Arj Arul

Director

Arj is a specialist dispute resolution and commercial lawyer bringing twenty years of experience to find structured solutions to the most complex of problems.  He started his career fighting his client’s corner in the county courts and the high court covering diverse disputes in general contract, employment, business and property.  Arj works with his clients, getting to know what is important to them and how their businesses work so that he is able to act quickly and robustly whenever he is called upon.  He regularly advises businesses and individuals on employment law areas including unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, business reorganisations and contract matters.

Arj is also an Associate Lecturer at The Open University, an External Tutor at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) as well as having volunteer board roles with the Citizens Advice Bureau and a local school for dyslexic children.

Ken Ragon-Chambers

Legal Adviser and Mediator

Prior to taking up law, Ken worked in the telecommunications industry in the UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand.  He was latterly chief executive of a UK listed telecom network operator.

 

Ken gained his LL.B at The Open University (The OU) and trained as a civil and commercial mediator.  He became part of Spires team in September 2019. Keeping contact with his alma mater, Ken is a Mediation Ambassador at The OU and undertakes pro bono work for The OU Law Clinic. Ken is particularly interested in commercial and shareholder disputes; IP; and copyright matters.

Aoife McGrath

Trainee Solicitor

Aoife joined Spires Legal in October 2020 and is a Trainee Solicitor with a particular interest in dispute resolution and employment matters.  Aoife completed the LL.B. in Ireland in 2012 and went on to work in law firms in Ireland and the USA, where she gained experience in legal practice and support.  She completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Reading in 2020.

Aoife is an active member of her local community and is regularly involved in social events such as litter picking and carol singing.  She enjoys travelling, reading, and walks with her dogs.

Louise Skittral

HR Consultant

Louise is a senior HR professional with over 20 years’ experience in various sectors including hospitality, retail, IT and the not for profit sector. Louise is a fellow of the CIPD with a breadth of operational and strategic experience. Key strengths include influencing employees at all levels, a proactive approach and ability to get up-to-speed quickly to understand the complexity of organizations.

Her engaging management style places a high value on working in partnership to engage staff and inspire performance; with a reputation for helping people confront reality and excelling in business transformation & TUPE assignments. Experience of managing complex projects, leading teams and driving change in organizations.

Rachel Chambers

Business Manager

Rachel is an experienced business manager and executive assistant. With a background in business and finance, her twenty year career gives a breadth of experience including big-six consultancies, financial services, manufacturing and the legal sector. Often the link between businesses and their customers, her naturally effective communication skills and highly-organised work ethic enable a level of support that helps businesses thrive.

During the pandemic, Rachel created InformPA, a virtual assistant business to support small to medium businesses (www.informpa.co.uk ). She is an active member of her local environmental group, spends free time at her allotment and is learning to play the drums.

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