Meet the Team at Latitude Law

Gary McIndoe /


Qualified as a Solicitor: 2000. Accredited by the SRA in Immigration Law.

Gary was born in Manchester and returned to live in the city in 1995 after working and studying in London, then travelling and working around many countries, including Brazil, New Zealand, Indonesia, Israel, Burma and India. Gary trained as a solicitor at David Gray and Company in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then came back to Manchester to join Thornhill Ince, where he worked until 2002, following which he was appointed Director of the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, a not-for-profit legal advice agency. In 2004, he left to become immigration supervisor at Robert Lizar Solicitor in Moss Side, where he worked until forming Latitude Law in December 2007. Gary is a Trustee for RAPAR and is currently Chair of the Electronic Immigration Network, a charity providing online information in the field of immigration and asylum.


Shara Pledger /


Before joining Latitude Law in April 2010 Shara worked for Eversheds, with whom she also volunteered as a legal advisor for a pro-bono asylum project. She has completed a law degree, the Bar Vocational Course and the Legal Practice Course. Shara is a trainee solicitor and an accredited level 2 senior caseworker. She has gained considerable expertise handling sponsor licensing applications for employers and undertakes regular advocacy in the First Tier Tribunal.


Gemma Wylie /


Gemma has been with Latitude Law since it formed in 2007; before that she worked alongside other founder members of the firm at Robert Lizar Solicitors. She joined the casework team in early 2011, and is a Graduate Legal Executive. She is a Law Society accredited level 2 caseworker.  Gemma has particular expertise in preparing family entry clearance and nationality applications.


Eimear McCann /


Eimear qualified as a Solicitor in 2005, working mainly in in Civil Litigation before making the transition to Immigration Law in 2008.  She joined Latitude Law in June 2013, having previously worked as an Immigration Solicitor for Law Centre NI in Belfast. She completed an Advanced Advocacy course in 2011 and regularly appears before the First Tier Tribunal. She has a particular interest in European Law and Human Rights cases.  Eimear speaks fluent Spanish.  She is currently on maternity leave, due back in late 2014.


Alex Wright /


Alex joined Latitude Law in July 2011. He completed his LPC at the College of Law and his LLB at the University of Birmingham. In 2012 he completed his Masters in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was awarded a distinction for his dissertation on rights of free movement for same-sex couples within the EU. He has previously volunteered with the Personal Support Unit at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre. Alex is accredited to level 2 (senior caseworker) by the Law Society.


Marilyn Regan /


Marilyn is a legal secretary, with substantial experience in criminal defence and family work. She has been with Latitude Law since it formed in 2007.


Steven Pearson /


Steven, our receptionist and administrator, joined the firm from Rochdale Law Centre - where he also assisted the immigration team - in January 2011.


Samah Idris /


Samah is Latitude Law's accounts manager; she joined the firm in May 2009, and is currently studying for ACCA exams. She also assists with interpretation for Arabic speaking clients.