Adam Cox BA (Hons) Exon
Adam formed MILS in 1992. He is responsible for client/lawyer liaison, ensuring the provision of best value service from barristers and solicitors at the forefront of motor industry legislation and practice.
He has valuable insight both into the broader efficiencies of current legal institutions and into their application within the continually developing motor sector. Through this experience, and often in alliance with other representative trade bodies, he has worked to ensure that MILS is actively involved in industry wide issues, particularly regarding group level dealer/manufacturer relationships and the public profiling of specific industry related customer/employee issues.
Director of Legal Services
Christopher Baylis BA, MTH, LLM, MBA, MPhil Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Barrister
Christopher is Head of Legal at MILS. He has more than 25 years' legal experience in motor industry law. He is authorised by the Bar Council to conduct litigation and to appear in all courts in the UK and Wales including the Supreme Court. At MILS he heads the employment and commercial teams. He is also responsible for putting together specific employment and commercial teams for clients on a case by case basis.
He is a specialist in motor industry law and advises a wide range of motor retail corporate clients. He is recognised as the UK's leading authority on motor industry law and is retained by many of the UK’s major motor retail groups. Since 2007 he has acted as Standing Counsel to the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), the Independent Garages Association (IGA) and the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).
Christopher conducts a significant amount of non-contentious work advising clients in all areas of motor industry law and endeavours to find legal solutions which fit with the clients' commercial strategy. He also regularly appears in the High Court and specialises in formal and informal mediations as an alternative to court litigation.
Christopher has degrees in Philosophy and Law, as well as a Masters in Business Administration. He graduated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and was awarded a Blue in Boxing.
Amanda Senitt LLB (Hons) | Head of Commercial Department
Amanda is a specialist commercial litigation solicitor within the motor industry providing both legal and commercial advice on all areas of litigation including dealer agreement disputes, consumer credit, sale of goods, supply of goods and services, intellectual property and trade descriptions. She undertakes advocacy at all level of hearings in both the High Court and County Court and is experienced in all forms of Alternative dispute resolution.
Andrew Reeves Solicitor LLB (Hons) Bsc | Commercial Solicitor
Andrew has spent 23 years advising motor retailers on all aspects of motor law. He is a recognised expert in consumer law, dealer agreements, competition law, trading standards and intellectual property and has considerable experience of commercial litigation in the High Court and County Court, as well as cases in the Magistrates Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Paul Carroll LLB (Hons), PGDip, FIMI | Commercial and Employment Solicitor
Paul is head of the Retail Motor Industry Federation’s Legal Services here at MILS and as such has an understanding of the practical considerations and concerns of the Automotive Sector. Since 2002 he has practiced within the Automotive and Public sectors providing litigation services and legal advice to business and government bodies, including Helphire and the RAC.
Paul is widely respected for his expertise in all areas of the law with a particular focus on insolvency, dealer agreement disputes, block exemption regulations, consumer protection legislation, sale of goods, supply of goods and services. He undertakes advocacy at all level of hearings in the County Court and is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Andrew Regan BA(Hons), PGDL, LPC, MA, MSc | Consultant Commercial Solicitor
Andy has significant litigation expertise. His specialist knowledge in the motor industry includes contractual disputes, consumer rights, goods and services between businesses, insolvency issues and defamation.
Andy has advocacy experience in UK and overseas courts and has successfully represented clients in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has lectured in law and previously had a successful business career.
Eden Cocks LLB(Hons) | Commercial Solicitor
Eden is an experienced commercial litigation solicitor. He advises on all aspects of motor industry legislation and practice, and handles breach of contract disputes between businesses, consumer disputes, motor finance lending and FCA regulated disputes. Eden has particular interest and experience in dealing with legal title disputes and claims for damages in the tort of conversion as well as claims involving vehicle mileage manipulation. He also has experience in dealing with insurance related matters and debt recovery, and provides general advice on sale of goods matters and commercial contracts including supply Agreements. Eden represents our Clients in both County Court and High Court matters.
Henry Knill – Solicitor MA, Robinson College, Cambridge | Employment Solicitor| Head of Employment Department
Henry provides proactive commercial advice to the motor industry on all aspects of employment law, from the day-to-day management issues such as performance, equal pay, maternity, sickness, wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, discrimination claims and disciplinary hearings through to attendance at tribunal hearings and at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. As well as drafting a variety of employment related documentation, Henry provides strategic advice on restructures, sales and mergers and negotiating exit packages.
Michael Simpson BA(Hons) MA | Employment Solicitor
Michael has provided specialist employment advice and guidance on all aspects of employment law for more than 15 years. He has considerable experience of Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal work on behalf of companies including discrimination, whistleblowing, TUPE and unfair dismissal claims. He has proven negotiating skills with a good track record in resolving employment disputes including judicial mediation.
He provides commercially focused practical advice on a wide range of employment law and HR issues to the motor industry including disciplinary and grievance hearings, performance management, sickness absence, maternity, equal pay, restructuring, breach of contract and holiday pay. Michael is also responsible for drafting a variety of employment documents including restrictive covenants, policies and procedures, contracts of employment, and settlement agreements.
In addition, Michael is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Will Baylis-Allen BA (UCL), GDL (Lond), LLM Bar Vocational Studies (Lond) | Pupil Barrister
Will graduated from UCL with a first-class degree before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Course at the City Law School. He specialised in Employment Law, placing second in his cohort, and undertook a clinical legal project with Sequentus Criminal Appeals. He is a mooting/legal debating winner and he has articles published in academic journals.
Will is leading the MILS Criminal Appeals Pro Bono team, undertaking criminal appeal cases across the full spectrum of criminal offences. He works with specialist criminal barristers in reviewing the appeal cases. He has experience of reviewing murder cases and sexual offences cases for prospective appeals, including to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. He has demonstrated an “incisive understanding of the criminal appeals framework and an innate ability to understand complex fact patterns and translate these into meaningful advice to the client” – Khaled Hussain-Dupré, Solicitor, Director of Legal Education at Sequentus Criminal Appeals.
Will also assists both the MILS Employment and Commercial teams. He is a member of the Criminal Bar Association and the Employment Lawyers Association.