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) | Commercial 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 has wide experience across all aspects of motor industry legislation and practice, undertaking advocacy in the County Court and specialising in consumer law and breach of contract.
He provides practical, commercially driven advice on general sale of goods matters, debt recovery, negligence and insurance claims.
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.
Nash Cartwright LLB (Hons), PGDip | Consultant
Nash obtained his degree in Law with a First Class Honours, and qualified as a Solicitor from Queen’s University, Belfast. He undertook his training at a national practice, specialising in the representation of trade unions and their members, in employment rights law. Upon qualification, Nash joined a leading firm specialising in advising and defending the major insurance companies, and their policyholder employers. His experience in having acted for both sides during the employment litigation process, uniquely equips him in providing employers with the best strategic and commercially focused advice.In 2020, Nash ceased to practice as a solicitor and moved into employment law consultancy. He joined MILS in 2021, and is a consultant within the employment department. Nash represents clients before the tribunals, and advises on all aspects of employment and equality law. In addition, Nash provides clients with advice on employment legislation where it is different in Northern Ireland; and he has extensive experience in drafting and reviewing employment and service contracts.