Barry Harwood – Director & Founder Harwood Law Ltd
Barry is a Consultant & Director and was the founder of Harwood Law. He is a former Barrister and was at the Bar for over 22 years. After completing his combined pupillage in Criminal and Civil law, he went on to specialise in Employment law, all aspects of discrimination & Tribunals. He is a senior champion and role model for Stonewall UK. In this time, he has also spent 12 years as a senior lecturer in law teaching the Bar Professional Training Course at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also a fully qualified mediator & was a former pupil supervisor, he put those skills into use on various committees of which he is a trustee member of a Multi-Academy Trust.
Barry was a previous elected member of the Bar Council of England and Wales, serving on both the Equality, Diversity & Social Mobility and the Education and Training committees. He also gave back to the profession by teaching advocacy to Bar students at the Lincoln’s Inn residential weekends. He was a staff Governor and equality & diversity champion to the board of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was the LGBT Chair for staff, and in his free time, he enjoys travelling and a glass of red wine.
He is a qualified international civil & commercial mediator.
Lisa Keane – Commercial and Employment Law Specialist
Lisa Keane is a lawyer of 15 years and has built up a significant amount of experience in commercial litigation and general commercial work. She qualified as a solicitor in 2005 having completed her law degree at ARU Chelmsford and the LPC at ARU Cambridge.
Lisa thoroughly enjoys working with different businesses across many areas in particular contracts/negotiations, drafting company documentation, commercial issues, GDPR and compliance. Lisa has specialised in the technology and e-commerce space for many years working in-house for some global tech companies on multi-million-pound projects.
Lisa has a CIPD qualification and extensive experience of advising business on a range of employment matters such as director disputes, restrictive covenants, grievances, discrimination, TUPE, redundancies and conducting cases in the Employment Tribunal.
In her spare time Lisa enjoys all types of motorsport and completed the Nürburgring in 2014 in a 911. She is also a big Irish rugby fan.
Joy Warren – Employment Law Specialist
Joy is a Lawyer, managing her own Consultancy. She advises on all aspects of Employment Law, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Employee Relations casework. She has worked in the public, private and voluntary sector, leading complex ER investigations in the NHS, Public Sector Education (Academies and Higher Education), Social Housing, the Banking industry and Retail. Joy has designed and delivered training on discrimination and equality in the workplace.
Joy was a Director for the Commission for Racial Equality (now the Equality and Human Rights Commission) leading the public duty team and overseeing the Regional complainant aid work. This was the start of her work in the Employment Tribunals. She has been an Advocate for BRADICAL a charity providing free employment advice and representation for over 20 years. Through her consultancy Joy specialises in employment and discrimination cases and has represented clients in multi-day hearing before the Employment Tribunal on unfair dismissal, discrimination (race, sex, disability, pregnancy and maternity discrimination), redundancy, TUPE, whistleblowing, and equal pay. She has also represented clients in the EAT.
Joy is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Discrimination Law Association and Institute of Employment Rights.
Jennifer Harwood – Specialist Law Consultant
Qualified as a midwife in 2012 and has worked in many different settings over the last 8 years. Jennifer has extensive experience in hospital, community and home settings. She is up to date with current NICE and RCOG guidelines relating to all aspects of obstetric care and has recently started consulting with Barry. In her spare time, Jennifer is a mother to her own 3 children and avid traveler who loves a new adventure.
Ray Miah – Commercial & Operations Director
Ray is the commercial and operations director of Harwood Law. In parallel to his appointment, Ray serves as the MD of UK Residency and is an executive of several other international companies.
Ray began his career at the age of 13, by the age of 17 he was leading one organisation and by the age of 21 he was managing two. Alongside his work, Ray studied in the field of Sciences and Mathematics. Having achieved a 100% grade, he was able to secure an academic scholarship to study Natural Sciences at a Top 10 UK University.
Ray then went on to fully pursue his business career and decided to move to Dubai. He initialy began his international career working for a top real estate firm in Dubai, in which he established and developed key relationships and contacts, that enabled him to have access to the global market. From his initial real estate role, Ray then migrated into a wealth management position for a Swiss private asset management company. Ray was head hunted to join a billion pound GDV UK real estate developer to lead their international expansion.
Ray Co-founded an immigration company in which he lead as the commercial director, managing an international team of 30 staff. After leading the company to commercial success, Ray then co-founded UK Residency, Blackstone Citizenship and the Aetos Consulting group.
Alexios Logdanidis – Harwood Law Consultancy Intern
Alexios speaks Russian, Greek and English fluently. At the age of 15 he obtained an International Baccalaureate qualification and a year later he achieved excellent results for A-levels in a UK college. At 21 he graduated with an Honours Law Degree from a Top 10 UK university where he was actively involved in sports and international societies. He obtained the Legal Practice Course qualification in 2021 and was the Course Rep for that year’s roster. He is currently working towards a Master of Laws degree on a flexible basis.
Alexios has work experience in customer service and legal work experience from a Law Clinic specialising in employment issues. In the clinic he lead groups in cases involving unfair dismissal, discrimination (sex, disability and race) and grievance procedures. He is a very ambitious and promising lawyer and wants to specialise in employment and commercial law.
Georgia Kennedy-Curnow – Harwood Law Consultancy Intern
Mohammed Moeen-Ul-Haq – Employment Law Consultant & General Counsel
Mohammed Moeen-Ul- Haq often going by his middle name of Moeen is a fully licenced and practicing Advocate to the High Courts of Pakistan. Born, raised and educated completely in the UK, he is currently also a UK unregistered Barrister and remains a member of the UK BAR.
Moeen is a diligently, proficient, bi-lingual, multi-jurisdictional, Commonwealth licenced and practicing corporate and commercially astute international lawyer with a cured international business acumen and approach. Cured in international business, commercial and corporate civil aviation matters since 2008 with practical experience in advising, negotiating, drafting and reviewing high value, high risk Part 145 maintenance agreements, Part 147 training agreements, leasing and purchasing of aircraft agreements, supply of services, purchases of parts, aircraft manufacturing agreements, development of airports and all other general international corporate and commercial aviation agreements that arise.
Amongst the vast aviation experience acquired, during the course of his legal career and practice, Moeen has had a vivid array of experiences from many sectors and specialisation within law to include: Employment Law; Corporate and Commercial Law; Criminal Law; Family Law; Land Law; Commercial Banking; IT; Data and Privacy Laws and IP Laws to name but a few.
As an Advocate in the state of Pakistan he has maintained a corporate, commercial, civil and general common law practice – including preparing matters from initial client instruction to its finality with representation and advocacy presentations in the appropriate courts.
Moeen has quite an active social and physical life and has enjoyed participating in many sports over the years. In his spare time, he is an avid martial artist and enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.