Our People
"We highly recommend them to anyone looking for specialist commercial and employment advice..."

"...my experience of working with Amanda was one of great reassurance..."

"...we have always received thorough advice and efficient service..."

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Our People

Matthew Bradley
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Director and Head of Company/Commercial Matthew Bradley

Matthew is one of the founders of Bradley and Jefferies Commercial Solicitors and has worked in the Derby area for over 25 years, having originally trained with a leading London commercial firm of solicitors. Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and specialises in all aspects of company commercial advice to businesses and their owners. Some of the complementary terms to describe Matthew's approach to his practice include - approachable, astute, commercial, a people person, calm, entrepreneurial, likeable and all delivered with a caustic sense of humour!

Matthew's interests outside of Bradley and Jefferies include running a junior football team, acting as a first reserve taxi driver for his children and following the “fortunes” of Aston Villa

Amanda Jefferies
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Director and Head of Employment Law Amanda Jefferies

Amanda is one of the two co-founders of Bradley and Jefferies Commercial Solicitors and has worked in Derby for over 25 years. She was recently cited* in the press as one of the “inspirational 250” people and one of 44 “incredible women” in the city. She qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and has always worked and lived in the East Midlands having trained and worked post qualification with a major regional heavy weight firm of solicitors in Nottingham. Amanda is one of the few genuine employment law experts in the East Midlands and has a breadth of experience of handling all sorts of employment law cases and enjoys offering no nonsense employment advice to commercial clients and senior employees.

Some of the complimentary adjectives used to describe Amanda's approach include - direct, commercial, creative, sociable, but above all you want her on your side, not against you!

Amanda's interests include fitting in as many skiing holidays in one year as humanly possible and spending time with her dog and her horse.
*Derby Evening Telegraph September 2016

Matthew Hewitt
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Head of Dispute Resolution Matthew Hewitt

Matthew heads up the Dispute Resolution Department here at Bradley and Jefferies. 

Keep checking back for more information on Matthew!

Jade Field
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Company & Commercial Solicitor Jade Field

Jade qualified as a Solicitor at Bradley and Jefferies in June 2020, having joined the firm as a Paralegal in July 2017.

Prior to joining the firm, Jade completed her Law Degree and LPC at Nottingham Trent, before going on to work in a number of paralegal roles within firms around the Midlands, gaining experience in areas of law including debt recovery, litigation and corporate law.

Jade currently works in our Company & Commercial team.

Comments that describe Jade include being organised with strong attention to detail, and an ability to work quickly and efficiently, allowing her to provide a high standard of service to meet clients’ needs.

In her free time Jade enjoys playing guitar, sewing and spending quality time with her son.

Nathan Mee
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Paralegal Nathan Mee

Nathan joined Bradley and Jefferies as an Apprentice before moving his way up to be one of our Legal Secretaries and has subsequently moved to become a Paralegal. Nathan is working towards the Solicitors Qualifying Exams and hopes to qualify as a Solicitor in the summer of 2022. 

Nathan currently assists Victoria in our Commercial Property Department but also has experience in our Dispute Resolution and Company/Commercial departments.

Before joining Bradley and Jefferies, he did a stint in the Royal Air Force.

Comments that describe Nathan include adaptable, eager to learn, with a can do attitude and is always willing to help. Nathan is also capable of communicating through sign language.

Nathan’s interests include playing, and watching sports, mainly football, golf and American Sports, and following Nottingham Forest around the Country.

Joanna King
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Paralegal Joanna King

Joanna joined Bradley and Jefferies in August 2020 and currently assists Matthew in our Company/Company Department and Amanda in our Employment Department.


Julie Peach
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Senior Legal Secretary Julie Peach

Julie joined Bradley and Jefferies Commercial Solicitors as a Legal Secretary. She is now Senior Legal Secretary responsible for supervising the Secretarial and Administrative function at the firm.

Julie worked in the financial services sector for over 20 years in a Legal/Compliance role, during which time she completed her ILEX qualifications.

Some of the complementary terms to describe Julie's approach include being fast and efficient when it comes to completing tasks, has a keen eye for detail and excellent time management skills, which allows her to effectively manage the workload within the admin support team.

Julie's interests outside of work include spending time with family and friends and taking as many holidays to Fuerteventura as she can manage.