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Meet The Team

The Team

Our team is steadily growing and this is entirely due to personal recommendations based on excellent outcomes, great service and, of course, legal expertise that is second to none…

The size of the team means that there will always be someone at the end of a telephone ready to help with your case.
You will have a dedicated adviser who will conduct your case from start to finish – they’ll know the history and development of the matter as it progresses.
The department has members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), which shares good practice and considers new developments in Personal Injury law for the benefit of members.

Lee Massingham

Lee Massingham LLB (hons), partner

Lee Massingham heads up the firm’s civil law department and qualified as a solicitor in 2002.

A graduate of John Moores University, he joined James Murray in 2000 and has been a Partner with the firm since 2005.

Lee has vast experience in pursuing claims for people injured in road traffic accidents, accidents at work and trips or slips in public places.
Lee is also the head of the firm’s Actions Against the Police Department in which he deals with claims against the police for assault.

Lee says:“I am very proud of the achievements of the Civil Department who every day help disadvantaged and injured clients secure access to justice.”

To contact Lee please call 0151 933 3333 or e-mail

Paul Rogan LLB (hons), solicitor

A graduate of John Moores University and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester.

Paul acts the personal injury “Guru’ for our trainee lawyers. There is little that he does not know about personal injury law.

The firm counts itself as fortunate when he joined us in 2008 and he has had a hand in obtaining hundreds of thousands of pounds in damages over his years in the law.

To contact Paul please call 0151 933 3333 or e-mail

Liza Connolly LLB (hons), solicitor

Liza qualified locally. Her Law Degree is from Liverpool John Moores University and her final qualification – the LPC, Legal Practice Course –  was from the prestigious, internationally recognised, Chester College of Law.  Liza joined the firm in 2005 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 after obtaining a Law Degree at Liverpool John Moores University followed by progression through the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, Chester

She joined the firm in 2005, and has built up a specialty in Personal Injury claims including Road Traffic Accidents, Slips and Trips as well as Holiday Claims and Accidents at Work.

She in in charge of the firm’s growing Debt Recovery Section and has many small business giving her portfolios of accounts at our special rates.  More and more private clients know of her reputation for success in recovering single but large debts and at a competitive fee rate.

To contact Liza please call 0151 933 3333 or e-mail 

Emma Leary LLB (hons), solicitor

Emma joined the civil team in April 2006, after obtaining a Law degree and completing the Legal Practice Course at Liverpool John Moore’s University.

She has two specialities both of them related.  Having a long-standing interest in all things medical has been invaluable in her building up a reputation in personal injury actions arising out of accidents at work, road traffic accidents and trips and slips. Similarly, she is able to help victims of violent crimes when obtaning for them Criminal Injuries Compensation.

This fascination with damage to the human frame led Emma directly into Medical Negligence, and all types of Industrial Disease.

To contact Emma please call 0151 933 3333 or e-mail 

Joe Lovelady LLB (hons), solicitor

Joe joined the civil team in sometime ago and has now been promoted to ‘supervisor’

His deep speciality is all manner of the law relating to housing and landlord and tenant problems.

To contact Joe, please call 0151 933 3333

or e-mail

Stephanie Guyers LLB (hons)

Stephanie joined the firm in 2014 and specializes in personal injury, including road traffic accidents, public liability and employer’s liability. She also has a great knowledge in Credit Hire, having worked in that area for 3 years prior to joining James Murray Solicitors.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Liverpool 2011 in Law and completed her LPC, Legal Practice Course at Chester College of Law in 2013. For more information about the Personal Injury Department please see our Personal Injury page. To contact Stephanie please call 0151 933 3333 or e-mail
To contact Stephanie please call 0151 933 3333

or e-mail


Rachel Cumine LLB (hons), Civil Law Specialist

Rachel joined the firm in 2003 and quickly came up through the ranks learning aspects of a wide-ranging selection of Civil Law specialities as well as Law Firm Management. She is now a respected member of the management of the firm involving herself in the training of new recruits.

She is now Deputy Head of the Police Actions Department. While at the firm Rachel has impressed by gaining her splendid 2:1 Degree.

Rachel currently specialises in Actions Against the Police and Public Bodies using her wide-ranging expertise dealing with compensation claims against the these including unlawful arrest/false imprisonment, unlawful use of force, unlawful detention of prisoners, unlawful strip and search and malicious prosecution as well as straightforward complaints against the police to the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission).

To contact Rachel please call 0151 933 3333

or e-mail