Keith Bishop

Keith Bishop

Director & Operations Manager

Keith is a Director and the Operations Manager at Bakers, involved in all aspects of the business and day to day activities.

Keith began his career in personal injury claims in 1985, working for various insurance syndicates at Lloyds of London. He went on to work for a large direct selling composite insurer, Guardian Direct, where he became the Claims Manager with responsibility for over 120 staff and dealing with a complex range of liability and personal injury claims of utmost severity.

Keith left the insurance industry and went into the law in 1999 when a business acquaintance started his own firm of solicitors in South London.  Initially dealing with Defendant litigation, Keith went on to deal with Claimant injury claims and then joined Bakers in 2006 with a following of over 500 clients. Keith has considerable knowledge of all claims types, including accidents at work, highways, motor and public liability and his experience gives him insight from both sides of the litigation process.

In his spare time, Keith enjoys dining out and socialising with his friends and family, and tries to compensate for that with regular visits to the gym. Unfortunately for Keith, he is also a long-suffering Crystal Palace fan!

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Employers
  • Public And Motor Liability Claims
  • Claimant Litigation
Ross Carr

Ross Carr

Solicitor & Practice Manager

Ross joined Bakers in 2012 having spent 11 years plying his trade as a personal injury solicitor in the north east. With a background of mixed personal injury work ranging from highway trips & slips to industrial disease Ross has a broad range of experience, gained at a prominent north east trade union firm.

Ross' passion for technology and efficiency has come to the fore in recent years and has seen him move away from case handling to concentrate on IT and in particular the development of legal case management software to bring efficiencies to the personal injury claim process.

Initially concentrating on Bakers' legal case management software Ross has moved on to manage all aspects of IT and has more recently began dealing with all aspects of practice management.

Hailing from the north east Ross diligently follows Sunderland Football Club and enjoys the challenge of the Hampshire golf courses.

Nick started his legal career in 1976 working for Derek Holden and Company who were panel solicitors for the Transport and General Workers Union.  Due to a break in the partnership, Nick then worked for Fancy and Jackson who were also a panel solicitors for the Transport and General Workers Union before joining Pinto Potts who specialised in personal injury claims in 1999.  As a Senior Litigator with over 45 years experience of handling both High Court and County Court personal injury claims, he is passionate about protecting the rights of injured people, and fighting for proper compensation and appropriate treatment and rehabilitation on their behalf. Nick has handled serious injury claims with values exceeding 1 million pounds.

Nick joined Bakers in January 2017 and brought with him a wealth of expertise to the firm.

Nick’s vast expertise includes Employers liability claims, accidents in the workplace, factories and offices, involving manual handling and defective equipment. Public liability claims include Highway trips and Supermarket slips. Road Traffic accident claims. Occupational disease claims include industrial deafness and hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Outside of the office, Nick likes to go walking and swimming. He also enjoys watching football and is an avid Chelsea supporter.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Employers Liability
  • Public and Occupier’s Liability
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Claimant Litigation

Philip (Phil) began his legal career as an Outdoor Clerk with Fancy & Jackson, which involved appearing before the Royal Courts of Justice, drawing up Orders and Writs. He also defended Insurance companies against personal injury claims.

In 1998 Phil moved into Claimant law, representing victims of personal injury, which gives him valuable insight having worked on both sides of the fence. Phil became a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2009.

Having joined Bakers in April 2017, Phil deals with all types of personal injury work at all values, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, NFCI claims for military personnel, holiday claims, defective products, slip/trip and public liability claims. Phil’s experience and knowledge ensure his clients are in good hands.

Away from the office, Phil enjoys sports, including playing squash, cycling, skiing and swimming when time permits. Phil is also an avid DIYer and regularly enlists the help of his 6 & 8-year-old children albeit under duress.

Charlotte Whymark

Charlotte Whymark

Litigation Executive

Charlotte (Charlie) joined Bakers Solicitors in 2010 and has over 10 years experience working within the personal injury industry. Charlotte deals with Public, Employment and Motor liability cases from receipt of the claim until settlement.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her young family, and playing sports.

Stella Makunje

Stella Makunje

Litigation Executive

Stella Joined Bakers Solicitors in 2013. Working as a paralegal, she deals with the initial stages of all types of Personal Injury Claims, including accidents at work and public liability claims.

In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

Eugene O'Sullivan

Eugene O'Sullivan

Litigation Assistant

Eugene obtained an LLB Law Degree from the University of Kent prior to joining Bakers Solicitors and has gone on to undergo the Legal Practice Court and LLM while with the firm.

Eugene works as a Litigation Executive, handling both liability admitted and disputed claims. Eugene has a wide range of experience in handling claims at all stages of the claims process. He aims to qualify as a solicitor in the near future.

In his spare time, Eugene enjoys following the boxing and F1 motorsport, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Rebecca completed her LLB Law Degree and Legal Practice Course prior to joining Bakers Solicitors in 2016.

Rebecca works as a solicitor, dealing with all types of claims in their initial stages. She qualified as a solicitor on 01/03/2019.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys walking her dog and spending time with friends & family.

Ali joined Bakers Solicitors in 2017. Working as a Litigation Assistant she deals with the first stage of all new enquiries to assess liability.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, walking her dog and spending time with her family and friends.

Emma joined Bakers in March 2021 as a Litigation Assistant. She has a background of Personal Injury Claims having worked for a Legal Expense Insurer for 10 years previously. Emma is enjoying her new role on the front line! She likes speaking to clients, gathering information and is learning new things daily.

In her spare time, Emma is kept very busy by her young family, with who she loves spending time. They all enjoy going on adventures and exploring new places having recently moved home.

Steven Bishop

Steven Bishop

Litigation Assistant

Steven obtained a BSc Business Degree from the University of Exeter prior to joining Bakers Solicitors.

Steven works at Bakers Solicitors as a litigation assistant.

In his spare time, Steven enjoys climbing, running and reading, and enjoying time with his family.

Amit is an LLB Law Graduate from the University of Hertfordshire and started working for Bakers Solicitors in 2021.

Prior to joining Bakers Solicitors, he worked in Personal Injury at Cordell and Co Solicitors.

He is hoping to progress within the Personal Injury sector with Bakers Solicitors and to qualify as a solicitor in the near future.

Amit is a keen runner and often runs 40k a week. He is also a keen reader, in particular crime novels/books, with his favourite Author being Michael Connelly.

In his spare time, he plays and follows football and basketball passionately.

Annie-Louise obtained an LLB Law Degree from the University of Derby and her LPC from the University of Law prior to joining Bakers Solicitors in August 2015.

Annie-Louise Qualified as a Solicitor in March 2019 after securing her training contract with Bakers Solicitors. In her role as a solicitor, she has experience in dealing with all types of claims in both liability admitted and liability denied situations.

In her spare time, Annie-Louise enjoys walks on the beach, baking, exercise and spending time with her family & friends.

Neeta is a Solicitor and specialises in Personal Injury. She has a varied caseload dealing with Public Liability, Employer’s Liability and Road Traffic Accidents. Her temperament is well suited to working with clients in a straightforward way. She appreciates that her work involves clients who are going through some of the hardest times of their lives and as a result, she has a strong passion for providing exceptional service to her clients in a professional, yet caring manner.

Neeta graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a 2:1 Law degree in 2012. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Master’s degree in International Commercial Law in 2013 and completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Wolverhampton in 2018.

In her spare time, Neeta loves going on walks and baking. She has a particular interest in watching criminal documentaries. She applied for Bargain Hunt and was contacted by the BBC to participate in the show. She has a real interest in antiques and quirky items.

Zafir Aboobaker

Zafir Aboobaker

Litigation Executive

Zafir obtained an LLB Law Degree from the University of London and has worked in personal injury for the last 10 years, prior to joining Bakers Solicitors.

Zafir works as a litigation executive, overseeing different types of claims through the process as a member of the litigation team.

In his spare time, Zafir enjoys the following; Football, Basketball, Boxing and F1 motorsport, travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Rebecca McIvor

Rebecca McIvor

Litigation Executive

Becky joined Bakers Solicitors in 2020 after working within the personal injury sector for 8 years. She is currently an Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Legal Executives and continues to study in order to gain her Fellowship.

Becky works in our Aldershot office dealing with a variety of personal injury claims including road traffic accidents, employers, public and occupier’s liability claims.

In her spare time, Becky enjoys spending time with her friends and family and going to the gym.

Scott was called to the BAR of England and Wales in 2016, obtained an LLB Law Degree from Bangor University of Wales, and obtained a post-graduate qualification in International Criminal and human Right Law prior to joining Bakers.

Scott joined Bakers in October 2019 and has over 5 years of experience in handling claims within the personal injury industry. Scott handles matters of Employers Liability, Public Liability, and Road Traffic Accident Claims.

Scott is heavily involved in the complex, and high-value Multi-track claims that present themselves.

In his spare time, Scott plays pool in his local league currently within the Premier division and enjoys archery when he is able to do so.