Here at Praetorian Legal our aim is to provide a professional and courteous service to our clients; finding solutions through financial claims assistance and management.

All consumer credit agreements – bank or payday loans, mortgages, pensions, investments, and credit cards – are subject to strict regulations under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Praetorian Legal provides specialist support to look at consumer credit agreements that you have, both current and historic (up to 20 years old), to ensure they comply with all the relevant regulations and procedures.

Our experts have extensive knowledge and a proven track record in this complex field. If we find your credit agreements do not comply, or you have been mis-sold or charged hidden commission, we will pursue the creditor on your behalf to dissolve the agreement and secure an appropriate financial settlement for you.

We work on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis*; our experience in dealing with this extremely specialised area means we’re ideally placed to handle even the most challenging consumer credit agreement cases. Get in touch today.

*except our Timeshare Termination service.

Our team

Gary Smith

Founder & Chief Executive

Gary is an accomplished legal professional with over 17 years litigation experience as a Personal Injury fee earner and latterly as cost lawyer specialising in cost law litigation.  Gary brings a wealth of experience to the team in terms of his legal know-how and his ability to run a successful claims management company. 

His background in law gives him a solid grounding in knowing how to operate within the ethics laid down within the legal profession.  He prides himself on being the best at what he does and managing his client’s expectation and he instils this ethos throughout his entire work force.

Karen Hasker-Smith

Managing Director

Karen is very much hands on in her role as the Managing Director of Praetorian Legal and works as part of the team doing what she does best, communicating directly with our clients.  Karen’s day to day tasks include legal administration and lots of telephone work.  Many of our clients will recognise the her name as she speaks with many of them every day. 

Karen has 10 years’ experience in legal administration and is very much the ‘linchpin’ of the company bring all of the team together whilst imparting to them her knowledge and experience. 

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Harry Darby

Head of Operations & Business Development Director

Harry Darby runs the day to day operations of Praetorian Legal and has been doing so for the last 18 months. Harry has a passion for taking businesses to the “next level” and relishes the opportunity to overcome challenges that arise on a day to day business. Harry is self-motivated and always comes into the office with a smile on his face as he loves the role he has with Praetorian Legal. Harry has extensive experience in implementing new processes, providing structure and guidance to employee’s and, by managing employees and client’s needs, ensures that the company exceeds in fulfilling the company’s philosophy of “Managing Clients Expectations”, which is always at the top of his “to do” list. Harry is a strong believer of the following quote by Sir Richard Branson

“I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.”

Outside of work Harry enjoys competing and attending motor racing activities across the UK alongside supporting his football team Manchester United.

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Louise Parks

HR Director

Louise has 11 years of Customer Service experience combined with HR experience gained within multiple industries ranging from Recruitment, Front of house through to retail. Louise gained her HR knowledge working for an HR team within the recruitment industry. Passionate about people Louise has always worked in a customer or people focused role and managed a customer service team whilst working within the recruitment industry. Louise has brought a depth of knowledge to the business along with new processes and procedures and will be working towards a Diploma CIPD – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development qualification in 2017.

“I absolutely love my new role, what a fantastic opportunity I have been given. I must say Praetorian is a great company to work for. You are rewarded for the hard work that you put into making the business grow. Everyone is so friendly and gets on so well, its like working with family. I am excited to see what the future brings for me within my role here at Praetorian”

Away from the office Louise enjoys a spot of retail therapy and socialising with friends.

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Samuel Isley

Claims Director

Sam has over 14 years of experience within the Claims sector. His proficient career ranges from working for some of the largest law firms in the world to working in house with multi-national Insurers. He recently worked in a senior capacity in-house for an International Insurer in the City of London, where he was handling very high value claims, negotiating settlement in cases exceeding seven figures. Sam also spent some time working for a top 25 UK Law Firm conducting a caseload of serious and catastrophic personal injury cases. Whilst having an accomplished career in Personal Injury, Sam also has experience in Motor, Commercial Property, Aviation, Accident & Health, Facultative & Treaty Re-Insurance and Professional Indemnity and the coveted Lloyds of London experience. He is a very driven and motivated Lawyer with many high profile successful cases to his name. Sam brings a very high level of technical expertise to the Legal team. Sam describes himself as innovative with a desire to excel in whatever he puts his mind to, whilst believing that managing the client’s expectations is paramount to any situation. He describes the team at Praetorian as ‘awesome in every way’ and is privileged to be a part of it.

Outside of work, Sam’s time is occupied by his young family and is a self-confessed ‘foodie’ and follows his favourite football team, Liverpool FC.

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Kirsty Parker

Finance Assistant

Kirsty Parker completed her studies at King Edwards College having studied Law, Statistics and History and has pursued her career aspiration within the field of Accounting.

Kirsty has proven to become a great asset to the team ensuring organisation, invoicing and payments are recorded in a timely fashion. With her experience of managing client accounts and maintaining good business relationships we are sure to provide an exceptional service.

Outside of work Kirsty enjoys reading a wide range of books. She also spends time socialising with her friends and family, her bright and bubbly personality means she is very approachable person.

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Jarron Hunt

Legal Administrator

Mr Hunt holds a 2:1 degree in English & History, whilst also possessing a Graduate Diploma in Law. As our Legal Administrator, Jarron’s primary role is to support the legal team by managing the day-to-day operations and clerical duties of the business. Jarron has previous administration experience and is now looking to build and dedicate a career within the legal sector.

Jarron is a firm believer in exceeding client expectations and his friendly, approachable yet professional manner ensures that our clients are provided with a first-class customer experience.

Away from the office Jarron attempts to maintain an active lifestyle taking part in and taking a keen interest in following various sports including football and boxing.

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Jennifer Bellion

Claims Administrator

Jenny’s role within the company is Claims Administrator. She is responsible for claims being processed efficiently and correctly, ensuring that the client’s expectations are met.

Working closely alongside the legal team, she is involved in the process from the first point of contact, providing clients with the progress of their termination, right through to completion. She has previous experience in customer service and administrative roles and her main priority is to deliver a great service and exceed client’s expectations.

Outside of work, Jenny is very much a family person. Time spent with family is very precious to her however, she does like to hit the pavements in her running shoes regularly to clear her mind and keep her energy flowing.

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Katie Davoren

Office Administrator

Katie is our Office Administrator she has previously worked for a large corporate company based in Birmingham at which she completed her NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Business and Administration. As our administrator, Katie’s main role is processing all incoming and outgoing post and making sure all documents are filed correctly to each client’s individual case but she also supports the whole team with any required tasks. ‘’I have only recently joined the team at Praetorian Legal but I already feel part of the family! Everyone here is so passionate about their jobs and exceeding customer’s expectation, it is truly a great place to work. When I started here I never expected to meet such amazing people.’’ Out of work Katie likes to socialise with friends and loves going to music events and festivals. Katie is also a lifelong supporter of Celtic Football Club and travels to Scotland regularly to watch the matches.

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Christopher Williams

Office Administrator

Chris’ role within the company is Office Administrator. He brings several years of customer service and administration to the role which means he is efficient, approachable and professional. “I am highly motivated by success and would love to be a part of the team that helps Praetorian Legal grow and achieve the success that everyone can foresee for the future. I am very happy to be with Praetorian and hope to have a long successful career here”

While Chris is away from the office he enjoys going to the gym frequently to keep his body and mind at its best. He also enjoys reading, writing and drawing to wind down and relax. Family is very important to him and ensures that he makes time with his family as often as possible.

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Rebecca Byrne

Office Administrator

Rebecca has extensive experience gained over 4 years of working within customer service within the Beauty Industry and enjoys building rapport with clients. Her experience with telephone calls, building rapport with clients and wealth of customer service experience adds value to the team here at Praetorian Legal. Rebecca is looking forward to developing new and existing skills whilst on her venture with Praetorian Legal. “I am so happy with how welcoming the team have been. I am really enjoying my role so far, I feel that I have learnt so much and I am looking forward to learning more about the business. The whole team get on so well here and are so passionate about their role”

In her spare time Rebecca enjoys socialising with friends, spending time with family and enjoys going to music events and the theatre.

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