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Ayesha Nayyar

Senior Solicitor/Director

I graduated from the University of Manchester in 1995 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1999. I subsequently became a Partner in the city centre Law Firm that I trained at becoming its youngest Partner. Nayyars Solicitors was founded in 2010 with the aim of it becoming one of the leading law firms in the North West.

My background is specializing in high value personal injury and fatal accident claims. Such cases have included brain injuries, amputations, orthopaedic and spinal injuries. I continue to run a case load of complex cases while managing the practice.

I have lectured extensively on all areas of personal injury and over the years have become renowned in the field. Before setting up Nayyars Solicitors I was Head of Dispute Resolution at BPP Professional Education delivering CPD courses to both public and in-house clients including magic circle law firms and insurance companies.

I regularly contribute to newspapers and appear on TV talking about legal issues. I was a Presenter on a 5 episode series on the Crime for the BBC called Crime, Are We Tough Enough?

Amongst other awards the Firm has won, I won Sole Practitioner of the Year 2019 at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2019.

At Home
Outside of work (being a self-confessed workaholic) I try and devote all my time to my 3 young children

Juwad Nayyar

Practice Manager/ Business Development

I founded the firm with Ayesha in 2010 having worked in various businesses for over 20 years. I have overseen the management and development of the firm since its inception. We have seen year on year growth and have set up new departments to meet the growing needs of our clients.

On a day a day basis I am responsible for growing the business with a long term strategy. I work with various departments within the firm including accounts and marketing. I over-see all major decisions and work closely with the rest of the management team.

The Firm has been nominated and won a number of prestigious awards of which I am incredibly proud.

I have plans to grow and build the business and am constantly looking into new opportunities.

At Home
I enjoy watching football and am an avid Liverpool fan.

Carolyn Allcroft

Accounts Manager

I started work in a Solicitors Practice in 1982 and have had 35 years legal experience in accounts departments. My role is to manage the Accounts Team under the SRA guidelines. I pride myself on being a team player as well as a manager in the firm. My aim is to be the best at what I do. I have extensive knowledge of accounts systems and Microsoft products.

My work ethos is “work hard and enjoy what you do”. Running a busy Accounts Department and Team can be challenging at times but at Nayyars with the procedures we have in place I am confident that we deliver a first class service to clients.

I have attended many management training courses over the decades which have strengthened my ability as a person as well as a great manager.

At Home
Family are of great importance to me and most of my time is spent with them. I have grandchildren who I am devoted to. I also enjoy the garden and holidaying.

Annie Rana

Head of Personal Injury Department

I qualified as a Solicitor over 10 years having trained at a firm in Manchester. I have worked at various law firms specializing in all aspects of personal injury. I manage the Personal Injury team but continue to run my own case load of litigated files.

I also assist in the day to day management of Nayyars. The team consists of Solicitors, Legal Executives, Trainee Solicitors and Paralegals. I ensure that standards are kept to high level throughout the team and that the service is unrivalled in expertise.

My own cases consist of complex litigated claims comprising of road traffic accident, employers liability and public liability. I have extensive knowledge of credit hire litigation. I have won many cases at trial and work closely with a number of barristers on a regular basis.

At Home
Outside of work I enjoy socializing with friends and family. I am also a keen runner taking part in charity runs.

Fahad Tanveer

Head of Private Client Department

I have a proven track record in handling Private Client cases and my expertise has led me to managing the Private Client team at Nayyars. I have built a strong reputation in dealing with clients as I like to apply a practical and commercial approach to all matters, aiming to provide my clients with both time and cost effective advice regarding their issues.

I advise in relation to all aspects of Private Client law including: Family, Immigration, General Litigation and Wills.

My approach in dealing with my clients is professional and yet caring which are significant features to have in my field of work. I pride myself on delivering advice in a straight forward and friendly manner in what are usually complex and sensitive circumstances for my clients. I am hands on in all our cases and regularly represent clients in court.

My life outside of work involves me enjoying spending time socialising with friends and family. I love to travel and embrace different cultures. When I have some time to spare, I like to participate in the occasional game of cricket, badminton, football and squash. I am also a huge boxing fan and enjoy going to the gym on a regular basis.

Aalia Nawaz



Aalia Nawaz qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 and has over 12 years’ experience working in the legal sector. She mainly specialises in Residential Property and Immigration.

Aalia Nawaz believes as a solicitor it is imperative to provide a service to her clients that is geared towards understanding their individual needs and taking the time out to listen to their concerns first and foremost.

She started her career in law as an accredited immigration legal advisor after quickly developing a business and setting up an entire legal aid department. She is motivated to work to her full potential and provide a quality of service that is always one step ahead of competitors in the market.

She is friendly and approachable and has the ability to communicate effectively to meet a diverse client base, which means her clients always come back for her service.

She has worked for some of the UK’s largest property services gaining experience in all aspects of residential property matters including both freehold and leasehold. She ensures her clients are always kept informed at each stage of the transaction and that the matter is progressed as quickly as possible.

  • Ayesha Nayyar Senior Solicitor/Director
  • Juwad Nayyar Practice Manager/ Business Development
  • Carolyn Allcroft Accounts Manager
  • Annie Rana Head of Personal Injury Department
  • Fahad Tanveer Head of Private Client Department
  • Aalia Nawaz