At Kearns we have a large team of qualified advocates and solicitors waiting to help you.

When you instruct Kearns you’ll find our team friendly, knowledgeable and professional throughout the process.

We do our best to create a positive place to work and invest in our most valuable asset: our people—most of whom have been with us for over ten years. One way we invest in our people is through providing accredited CPD training to ensure our teams stay on top of the latest legislation, policies and regulation.

We also invest in technology, such as our unique Client Portal, which saves you valuable time when booking hearings and uploading important documents.

Leadership Team

View Timothy Johnson Operations Manager

Tim is an experienced Operations Manager having worked in the litigation and collection sectors for over 30 years.

He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the business and has responsibility for the operational teams. Tim is used to managing high volume litigation cases and works closely with the teams to ensure that they provide a high quality, compliant and cost effective service.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys all sports especially rugby and football.

View Julie Burkitt Finance Manager

An affiliated FCCA member, Julie is our Finance Manager and joined the company in July 2018. Julie has over 16 years’ experience in the legal sector having worked in law firms including Thrings, Clarke Willmott and Veale Wasbrough Vizard.

Julie is responsible for the management of Finance within Kearns and works closely with the Litigation, Agency & Legal Services Teams. She is also responsible for the provision of management information reporting.

Outside of work, Julie likes to keep active by cycling, running and going to the gym.

View Lucinda Wolf Solicitor

Lucinda joined Kearns in September 2019 and has oversight of our Landlord and Tenant department.

A specialist in Landlord and Tenant law, Lucinda has experience representing a broad range of clients including private landlords, housing associations, local authorities, property management companies and estate agents. Advising both landlords and tenants, Lucinda has extensive experience in bringing and defending possession, disrepair and tenancy deposit claims.

Lucinda is also experienced in dealing with tenancy enforcement matters including anti-social behaviour, lack of access, property damage and civil injunction proceedings

Agency Team - Advocacy and Mediation

View Aisha Hayat Legal Services Solicitor

Aisha joined Kearns in October 2017 as the Legal Services Solicitor within our Agency Team, providing oversight and leadership of our Advocacy and Mediation Panels.

Aisha was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 2009. Having secured a role with a reputable firm in Newcastle, she went on to cross qualify as a solicitor and gained fantastic experience working within a fast paced litigation environment. Aisha has substantial experience dealing with civil litigation matters from both Claimant and Defendant perspectives and is a talented advocate.

Outside of work, Aisha enjoys keeping fit and loves to travel.

View Magdalena Idzi Booking Clerk

Magda is our Booking Clerk and is responsible for booking up cases along with all Agents’ files.

She joined the Kearns team in December 2014 having previously worked for Link Financial Outsourcing Limited as a Litigation officer for 13 years.

Magda was born in Poland and came to UK in 1999 as part of her University experience. She graduated in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Business in Agriculture.

View Nadine Williams Litigation Officer

Nadine joined Kearns in December 2014 having previously worked for Link Financial Outsourcing Limited for 13 years. She deals with updating papers/ instructions and also submitting Hearing Reports after the Hearing date.

Nadine studied her HND in Law at Glamorgan University in 1999.

Litigation Specialist Team

View Sian Norman Solicitor

Sian joined Kearns in 2020 as a Solicitor in our Landlord and Tenant department.

She specialises in all aspects of Landlord and Tenant law with particular expertise in private sector tenancies and has extensive experience in preparing Section 8 and Section 21 notices, possession claims, disrepair claims, tenancy deposit protection legislation and the law relating to houses in multiple occupation.

Having studied law at Swansea University and completed the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University in 2012, Sian qualified as a solicitor in July 2016.

In her spare time, Sian enjoys running, socialising with friends and travelling

View Laura Lloyd Litigation Specialist

Laura joined Kearns in October 2016, initially as a Litigation Officer within our Litigation Team. Following a very successful first year, Laura was promoted to Litigation Specialist in October 2017.

Laura holds a First Class Honours Degree in Police Sciences from the University of Wales, where she honed her analytical skills and legal astuteness. She is a highly professional and personable member of the team.

View Ross Thomas Litigation Specialist

Ross has more than 40 years’ experience in the finance industry and recently joined Kearns as a Litigation Specialist.

Ross has developed an extensive knowledge of bulk litigation on secured and unsecured debt as well as the return of goods process for auto finance.

View Christopher Powell Solicitor

Christopher Powell joined Kearns in February 2021 as a Solicitor in our Landlord and Tenant department following completion of his training contract in August 2020.

During his training contract Christopher gained experience dealing with civil litigation matters representing both commercial and private clients. Christopher has experienced dealing with property disputes and landlord and tenant law, including experience preparing Section 8 and S21 Notices and issuing possession proceedings.

View Victoria Wilcox Litigation Specialist

Victoria joined Kearns in 2019. She has a Law Degree from Swansea University and previous to joining Kearns Victoria worked for a national Law Firm as a paralegal. At Kearns,  Victoria started out as a Litigation Officer in the Agency team and transferred to Defence in March 2021.