The Team

Our team are at hand to provide clients with high quality legal advice, promptly and affordably, in a personal and supportive manner.

Samira Cakali
Managing Director, Solicitor Advocate LLB (Hons), Higher Rights (Civil)

Samira Cakali is a client focused, commercial solicitor who takes the ‘pain away’ from her clients when dealing with a dispute. She has extensive employment law and dispute resolution experience, having worked with a range of commercial businesses from SME’s to multinationals as well as senior executives.

Samira qualified in 2008 and founded the firm in Leeds in 2011 because she wanted to provide clients with high quality legal advice, on time, on budget and in a personal and supportive manner. The experience she gained in both a national and regional law practice enables her to do just that!


Harvinder Sehmbey
Associate Solicitor
Harvinder Sehmbey is an approachable solicitor with contentious and non-contentious experience in the fields of employment law and HR. This includes experience within a range of commercial businesses from SME’s to individuals.
Harvinder qualified as a lawyer in 2006, and has a broad range of experience in employment law and HR. Harvinder also has extensive in-house experience as a HR specialist in a national care home and national law firm.


Debbie Mactaggart
Consultant Solicitor

Debbie is a qualified solicitor with over 25 years’ experience in resolving employment and business disputes. If you have a dispute with a customer, a supplier or an employee, Debbie can help resolve it.

Debbie’s strengths include excellent relationships with her clients, empathy and people skills. Her focus is on getting the right result for her clients.  She advises on the merits of a claim and the best way to protect her client's interests whether that be by negotiation, mediation or a court or tribunal hearing.


Antony Eckersley
Health and Safety Consultant

Antony Eckersley is a senior Health and Safety consultant, who has substantial experience in dealing with Health and Safety issues for high profile companies in the commercial and industrial sectors throughout the country. 

Since qualifying Antony has been a health and safety consultant for over fifteen years, prior to which he had an industrial background originally working in the printing industry.


Sarah Dykes
Health and Safety Consultant

Sarah has the know-how and experience to interpret complex safety legislation in practical terms. Sarah helps busy managers in organisations by taking the hard work out of complying with complex Health & Safety legislation by providing realistic advice. Sarah is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOCSH).


Tracy Sutcliffe

Tracy is the firms self-employed bookkeeper with over 30 years’ experience in the accounting field. She has experience across many different sectors including solicitors, estate agents, financial advisors, insurance brokers, charities and construction services.

 She works closely with Jennifer and Samira, assisting them with running the finances of the business.


Jennifer Hoult
Practice Manager

Jennifer Hoult is the firm’s Practice Manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the office. Jennifer’s previous experience in teaching and customer services has allowed her to excel in building client relationships and she is always eager to assist clients wherever she can.


Janine Shaw
PA/Legal Assistant

Janine is the firm’s friendly PA.  She has worked in the legal sector for over 20 years and has gained a plethora of experience.  This means she has an array of organisational skills and great attention to detail.

Janine works closely with Samira as her PA, assisting her in her day-to-day work with clients as well as organising Samira’s extremely busy schedule.


SCE Solicitors’ mission is to provide clients with high quality legal advice, promptly and affordably, in a personal and supportive manner.

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