Paul graduated from UWE in 1984 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1986.
Paul is the firm's Managing Partner and is responsible for the implementation and delivery of the firm's business strategy. He was formerly the head of the firm’s property department.
Paul has been happily married for 25 years and has two sons, the elder at Nottingham University and the younger at Northumbria University. Away from work his interests are golf and Everton Football Club.
Paul is the firms Legal Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP).
Sean Sexton - Partner
Sean graduated from Durham University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1984. He was one of the founding partners of MSB.
He has extensive experience in the field of criminal defence work and specialises in the area of criminal fraud prosecutions. Sean is a member of the Fraud Panel signifying an exceptional degree of competence and experience in this complex area of law.
In September 2013, Sean was recognised as one of the top 50 Irish lawyers practicing in Britain by the Irish Post.
Away from the office Sean enjoys supporting Everton Football Club and playing golf.
Emma Carey - Partner
Emma Carey is a graduate of Liverpool University having lived in Liverpool all her life. Emma qualified as a Solicitor with the firm in June 2000 and is the head of the firm's family department. Emma became a Partner In June 2005.
She specialises in divorce, financial disputes, children issues including care proceedings, co-habitation disputes and she has a particular interest in domestic violence issues. Emma has dealt with a number of international children cases including child abduction and she is a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children and a resolution accredited specialist in domestic violence and child abduction. Emma's clients appreciate her caring and understanding approach.
Away from the office she enjoys socialising with her wide network of friends.
Mark Forman - Partner
Mark attended Birmingham University from where he obtained a law degree, LLB Hons 2:1 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1994. Amongst others Mark worked in the commercial team at national firm Weightmans. He then set up his own firm with Neil Kelly and then joined MSB.
Mark heads up the business services department proving legal advice to businesses. Mark and his team advise on corporate structures, investments, acquisitions and disposals; national and international commercial contracts; commercial litigation commercial, property litigation and dispute resolution; post death estate disputes; intellectual property licensing and contentious and non-contentious employment.
Mark has 20 years legal expertise in advising businesses upon all non-contentious and contentious commercial issues and always provides practical advise.
Outside of work Mark's time is spent with his wife and family and in supporting Liverpool FC.
Neil Kelly - Partner
Neil qualified as a Solicitor in 1989.
Neil acts for many private companies, family businesses and entrepreneurs providing advice on all aspects corporate work including sales and disposals, corporate finance and shareholder and joint venture arrangements. He joined MSB in September 2010 and has advised clients for over 20 years having trained and spent many years working as a partner in the corporate department at Weightmans and latterly at the commercial law firm CFK Legal.
Away from the office his interests are running, music and Everton Football Club
Tracey Quirk - Partner
Tracey undertook her training contract with MSB and qualified as a Solicitor in June 2004. Tracey became an Associate Solicitor in June 2006 after only 2 years of qualifying and was made a Partner in 2008.
Tracey is the Head of our Residential Conveyancing department and supervises the other solicitors and fee earners
within the department. Tracey has built a strong relationship with both local and national home builders and is recommended to buyers of new build properties across the north west.
Tracey has been involved in many local networking groups including the BNI and was vice chair of the Association of Women Solicitors.
Tracey lives in Liverpool with her husband and son Joseph. What little time Tracey has free she spends with her family and enjoys travelling to sunnier climes!
Jo Dalton - Partner (Non Lawyer) & Practice Manager
Following an enjoyable 12 years in accounts at EAD Solicitors, I decided that I wished to invest more of my energies into Practice Management and was delighted when the opportunity arose at MSB.
As well as overseeing the day to day running of our offices, I continue to be responsible for the firm’s legal and management accounts whilst also ensuring quality standards, that go beyond mere compliance, in training, professional ethics, health & safety issues and personnel development.
This has been demonstrated by the implementation of a central IT structure in which I have incorporated the use of cutting-edge case management and digital dictation platforms to both benefit our clients and our growing staff.
As a reflection of these standards set, and maintained, I was delighted to see this vision recognised by way of receiving the prestigious Lexcel accreditation in 2009. This was further complemented by being elevated to Partner (non-lawyer) status as of 01 March 2010.
None of this could have happened, I doubt, were it not for the recuperation and inspiration allowed by occasionally taking the air whilst walking in The Lake District or languishing in foreign climes with my husband Keith.
Joanne is the firms Legal Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA).
Éamonn Sexton - Partner (Non Lawyer)
Éamonn practises within the field of Civil Litigation but primarily in those actions involving both injury and loss.
Having trained at The London School of Mediation, he is also an accredited Mediator and keen to champion its virtues of allowing the participants to control the outcome of a dispute, rather than having one imposed upon them by a Court of Law.
Paula Mansfield - Partner
Paula graduated from Hull University in 1995 and qualified as a Solicitor in April 2000 having graduated with a LLB(Hons) Degree. She joined the practice in October 2007 and was made an Associate in March 2009 and a Partner in 2011. Paula has a wealth of experience of all family matters involving the breakdown of a marriage and has advised on pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements and complex financial settlements.
In addition, Paula can deal with matters involving unmarried couples and civil partnerships and can provide advice as to whether a cohabitation contract would be appropriate at the commencement of a relationship and on disputes involving property and children matters.
Paula is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel.
Paula is also an accredited Resolution specialist in the areas of Advanced Financial Provision and Emergency Procedures in Financial Remedy proceedings. . Resolution is an organisation of over 5000 members of the legal profession who are committed to a non-confrontational approach to family matters. However, if matters cannot be resolved by negotiation then Paula is an experienced advocate in the family courts and will be pro active in ensuring a satisfactory outcome for her clients.
Paula is a Collaborative Lawyer. The aim of collaborative law is to resolve family disputes without going to court. Each person appoints their own lawyer but instead of conducting negotiations between you and your partner by letter or phone you meet together with your lawyers to work things out face to face.
In her spare time, Paula is a keen fitness fanatic and enjoys circuit training and running. In addition Paula enjoys the theatre, reading and travelling.