ARDENT LAW - Key Persons

Deborah Mason

Job Titles:
  • Senior Associate

Dianna Bamforth - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Managing Partner
  • Member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and Senior Litigator With the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Dianna is the Managing Partner at Ardent Law, she began her career in 1993, initially in Civil Litigation and then moving into Personal Injury law a few years later, she qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2003, Dianna began to specialises in serious injury claims the majority involving clinical negligence and fatal accidents in 2010. Dianna is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Dianna has a wealth of experience in dealing with a multitude of injury cases and has settled cases ranging from £1,000 to over 3 million. Dianna has pursued compensation claims on behalf of families of those who have been killed in fatal accidents and understands it is not just about the compensation. Many families need support at inquests and her personable approach has provided very valuable support to clients in these difficult circumstances.

Kiren Dulkoan

Job Titles:
  • Solicitor
  • Solicitor - Director
Kiren is a Solicitor and has specialised exclusively in Family Law since qualifying in 2002. She previously practiced in the south at a regional ‘legal 100' firm before moving to Yorkshire in 2007.Kiren is a member of Resolution First for Family Law and also a trained collaborative lawyer.

Toni Speck

Dianna regularly acts for bereaved families and recently acted for the family of Toni who died in police custody having been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. Toni Speck died because no-one noticed she was suffering from a medical emergency. On 3 November 2015 led by John Paul Swoboda, barrister at 12 Kings Bench walk Dianna judicially reviewed a decision of the Coroner on the scope of the Inquest: R (on the application of Maureen Speck) v HM Coroner for the District of York & ors [2016] EWHC 6 (Admin).