Founder & Managing Partner
Mark Riley is the founder and managing partner of MJR Solicitors. With over 13 years legal experience he is a distinguished top lawyer. His feedback and reviews speak for themselves.
His career has spanned the globe working for some of the world’s leading law firms. He spent time in Australia where he really enjoyed the ethos and attitudes towards employees and decided to bring this back with him.
Since opening MJR Solicitors Mark has dedicated himself to providing no jargon dedication to his clients. He breaks down the most complex of legal matters and case law into easy bitesize information clients can fully relate to and understand.
Mark specialises in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration, Estate Planning and Inheritance Tax matters. He is a fierce advocate who has assisted the wrongly and falsely accused citizens in both the Magistrates and Crown Court.
His success can be directly related to his passion for his clients.
Jane Symonds is a senior solicitor, higher court advocate and director at MJR Solicitors. She is a highly respected defence solicitor with 25 years’ experience specialising in criminal law and through her career she has been a partner, senior partner and director at several solicitors’ practices throughout the south east.
As a Higher Court advocate Jane has gained an invaluable depth and breadth of expertise in conducting every kind of case through every stage of the proceedings from the police station, the Magistrates Court through to the Crown Court. She has a wealth of experience in defending serious allegations such as murder, violence, fraud, drug supply cases and false sexual allegations as well as many others.
As an extremely experienced trial advocate Jane has developed an expertise in actively defending her clients and has developed a strong network of contacts of the best experts, barristers and QCs to assist in achieving the very best possible outcome for all of her clients.
Jane particularly specialises in helping people who have been falsely accused of a crime. It can be very daunting to be falsely accused of something you have not done. Jane’s clients know they are in a safe pair of hands; she is meticulous in examining every detail of their case, informing and explaining each aspect to them leaving no stone unturned as she passionately defends the allegations to help clear their name.
Emma has worked as a PA/administrator in a variety of companies but has decided to return to law after working for many years in the charity sector.
Having worked for both large corporations and smaller companies and charities, she enjoys the variety and challenges that arise from working in a small legal firm. She also enjoys working within a community where you can get to know people. The more accessible approach to the law offered at MJR Solicitors really appeals with the aim to make legal issues more accessible and help people. A short commute along the beach is an added bonus.
Emma continues to volunteer with some of the charities she has worked for and some local organisations. She is looking forward to developing fundraising challenges through MJR Solicitors in the future.
We are delighted to welcome Anne-Marie Norman who has recently joined our expanding team of talented legal professionals.
Anne-Marie is a conveyancing executive. She has worked for over twenty years in the legal profession and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing.
Anne-Marie did her first degree in English and Drama at Exeter University, followed by a degree in Law at London University. She is a graduate member of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and belongs to their Conveyancing Specialist Reference Group.
Outside work, Anne-Marie enjoys volunteering for animal welfare charities, sailing and creative writing
At MJR Solicitors, we’re experts at law and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to give you the help and support you need with any legal issues. Though regularly asked, we’re not accountancy experts, so can’t help our clients in this area. But we do work closely with a local accountancy business, AMG Financial, who we fully recommend.
The team, led by Andrew Gibbs, make our lives much easier and help us when any of our clients need specialist financial help. This s up our time and lets us focus on what we do best - delivering our legal services. If you need help with any accountancy and tax issues, do get in touch with Andrew.
A message from Andrew - AMG Financial…
"AMG Financial Chartered Tax Advisers & Accountants are accountants in Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex, working closely with many businesses throughout the local area, and the UK. We pride ourselves on offering extremely competitive fixed fee prices, while having the top professional Accountancy & Tax qualifications.
We look to make long lasting business relationships with every client and strive to provide top accountancy services and tax advice at an affordable price. To help us understand your business, come and see us for a initial consultation. We can then offer you a professional package of Accountancy and Tax services that work for you. Please contact us to arrange an appointment."