Gabriel Awosika is the Principal at Astute Legal Solicitors & Advocates and has over 10 years of combined legal practice and local authority experience.
Gabriel prioritises providing his clients with practical solutions and ‘clarity in the complexity’.
Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor, Gabriel was a Civil Servant for two London local authorities where he developed and honed his knowledge in Housing Law. He then moved on to Plexus Law where he gained further experience.
Gabriel also has a range of experience in Law firm management and providing regulatory training.
He is also actively involved in the areas of Sports and Entertainment, whereby he currently represents footballers across the English Leagues and many award-winning musicians across Europe. He focuses on providing rights management, sponsorship, partner agreements, image rights, terms and conditions, broadcasting, merchandising, endorsements, licensing and website agreements.
Gabriel holds a Degree in Law, LLB (hons), a Masters Degree in Law, LLM (lond), a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and a Post-graduate Diploma in Housing. He is also a Registered FA Intermediary registration number: IMS003074.
Emma graduated from Aston University in 2011 with a 2:1 in Politics & international Relations. During her studies and thereafter she discovered her true passion and enthusiasm for the legal profession while working part-time in the legal department of a property management company.
She later gained further invaluable knowledge and legal work experience in a paralegal role with a focus on Caribbean Law at a high street firm before successfully completing the GDL (post-graduate law conversion course) at the University of Law in 2015.
Emma joined Astute Legal Solicitors & Advocates as a paralegal in 2016 after having completed the LPC at the University of Law (achieving Distinction) and holding an LLB in law.
Emma deals with various matters involving both contentious and non-contentious probate, trusts, property issues, family law, landlord & tenant matters and civil litigation. She has also continued her specialism in Caribbean law at the firm.
Away from the office, Emma is avid learner of foreign languages and is currently learning Korean.
Sena Frimpong is currently a Barrister at Astute Legal Solicitors & Advocates. He was called to the Bar in 2009 and now practices in all of the major areas of civil litigation with a particular emphasis on housing and property law.
He has acted for a diverse range of clients in all stages of the judicial process, (advising, drafting and representing clients at hearings). He has considerable experience in cases concerning possession, homelessness, succession, disrepair, mortgage matters and LVT cases.
Sena has also worked on judicial review cases both for and against local authorities
Sena also places great importance on his pro bono work, focusing on assisting those in ‘housing need’. He has worked extensively with the Croydon Housing Aid Society which is closely affiliated to the South West London Law Centres.
Sena holds a Degree in Law, LLB (hons) and is a member of Lincoln’s Inn.
Alvin George is responsible for devising and leading the business direction of Astute Legal Solicitors & Advocates.
He is a highly skilled negotiator, having represented a broad range of clients in many areas of civil litigation. He is also an accredited mediator. His experience includes attendance at hearings, drafting, making applications and providing written advice in both commercial and private practice most notably in the areas of insurance, personal injury, contracts, conveyancing and employment. He is well versed in building and maintaining client bases, having spent many years cultivating external business relationships.
Aside from the accumulation of experience within financial services, having litigated for major insurance companies, he has also worked extensively with international NGOs, providing advice for Directors in cases involving international human rights abuses.
Further, he has provided legal advice at Disciplinary Hearings for Local Authorities and has also provided tuition for Business Law undergraduates.
Alvin holds a Degree in Law, LLB (hons) from the University of London and is a member of Middle Temple.
Professor Bell is Consultant at Astute Legal Solicitors & Advocates and has many years of experience as a barrister, a well known international academic entrepreneur and author. He is also an experienced conference speaker.
Professor Bell qualified, taught and has practised law in the UK for a number of years. His areas of practice expertise are Land Law, Wills & Probate, Legal Practice Management and teaching ‘Lawyering Skills’. For a number of years he was In- House Counsel and Director of Training at a large Lancashire firm of solicitors. Further, he combines his legal expertise with a successful track record of high level practical corporate management leadership.
He was for ten years Chief Executive of Holborn College in London, a leading private sector law and business College in the UK, which he built up and then sold on to the US Washington Post Kaplan Group.
Professor Bell is currently the Pro Vice-Chancellor of a large Malaysian University and he has been a Professor of Law since 1996 with a number of UK Universities.
He was an active participant on the legal conference and seminar circuit for over 25 years in the UK and has authored over forty articles in the legal press and four law textbooks.
Professor Bell holds a Degree in Law, LLB (hons), a Masters Degree in Law, LLM, and a Doctorate (Ph.D) from the University of Birmingham. He is also a member of Middle Temple.
Alexander Phillips is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and also a New York Attorney. He specialises in Civil Litigation and has extensive experience in Commercial and Property disputes.Aside from his legal knowledge, Alexander has accumulated many years of business experience in both management and accounts; both areas which add to the array of skills which he brings to Astute and to the personal service with which he so effectively serves clients.