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Our lawyers come from Australia’s largest law firms and senior in-house roles, and have achieved international recognition for their expertise. All of them share a common goal of providing first-class, individualised service to clients free of the constraints of a conventional firm.

Consulting Principals

Lawrence joined Keystone Law in January 2014 as a consultant in the Media team.  He is one of the leading litigators in the media industries in the UK, advising on both media and commercial disputes.
Lawrence
Abramson
William joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s Employment team. He is an experienced employment lawyer acting for employers and employees in both contentious and non-contentious human resources and employment law matters. William has specialist knowledge of dealing with SMEs, owner-managed businesses, medical partnerships and construction clients. He also acts for senior executives in exit strategy negotiations including compromise agreements and tribunal claims.
William
Addis
Rose specialises in pre-publication advice advising on issues such as defamation, privacy, breach of confidence and copyright.  She has extensive experience of advising publishers, broadcasters and individuals.  Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2007, Rose worked in the media departments of H2O Law and Olswang.
Rose
Alexander
Clare joined Keystone Law in 2007 and has since spent much of her time supporting the in-house legal team of a London-based company developing infrastructure projects (power, transportation, and water) in Sub-Saharan Africa, working on all phases from development through to implementation and construction.  She also provides pro bono legal services to a UK wildlife conservation charity based in D. R. Congo.
Clare
Back
Rachel’s expertise is in commercial litigation working primarily, but not exclusively, for owner managed businesses. She works mainly on contract disputes, including shareholder disputes and Commercial Agency claims. If legal proceedings are required Rachel works in the County and High Court including the Commercial Court, Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions. She is also an advocate of dispute resolution by other means, such as mediation.
Rachel
Barber
Philip advises high net worth individuals and overseas clients, banks and trust companies, both on-shore and off-shore, on the acquisition and sale of heritage properties, landed estates together with all related tax, funding, trust and probate matters.  Prior to joining Keystone Law, Philip was a Partner at Speechly Bircham LLP and Head of the Private Client Property Group.
Philip
Beckerlegge
Denham joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s Employment team. He is an experienced employment lawyer in all aspects of employment law advising employers and employees throughout the UK. His client base is diverse, ranging from large corporations, professional practices and SMEs through to senior executives, managers and startup businesses. Prior to joining Keystone Law, Denham was a partner at regional practice Mundays.
Denham
Bell
Jill is a commercial litigator with significant experience acting on commercial property matters. She was previously a Partner and head of litigation at Fraser Brown, and has handled a wide range of disputes for individuals, as well as companies of all sizes.
Jill
Benbow
Carolyn has a wealth of experience in company/commercial law and specialist skills in IT law and data privacy.  She has a proactive approach and provides business-focused solutions on a broad range of commercial and corporate transactional matters and helps companies to address compliance issues particularly in regard to data privacy. Carolyn qualified with Clifford Chance and subsequently spent 10 years working in-house with ntl (now Virgin Media) and Hyperion Solutions (bought by Oracle in 2007).
Carolyn
Bertin
Sonia is an experienced lawyer advising employers and senior executives on specialist employment matters for the Corporate, Public and Voluntary sectors. Sonia also advises on matters that arise from corporate transactions (e.g. TUPE) and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Sonia
Bhola
Wendy joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s property department. She is an extremely experienced property lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of commercial and residential property. Wendy has a proven track record in delivering service to a diverse client base ranging from individuals to multinational companies. She worked for many years at Clifford Chance before working as a chief counsel in the leisure industry and as a partner in a niche practice.
Wendy
Bishop
Zoë is a family lawyer who specialises in acting for and against mid to high net worth entrepreneurs and business people. She advises exclusively on the financial implications of divorce and separation. Clients benefit directly from her background advising in respect to tax and trust matters. She has particular experience in renegotiating financial settlements and challenging previous consent orders, separation agreements and pre or ante nuptial agreements.
Zoe
Bloom
Edward acts principally for SMEs, assisting with both commercial and employment law issues.  He also frequently handles the acquisition and sale of private companies and businesses. Edward practised in the West End of London throughout his career before joining Keystone in 2010 and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.  
Edward
Bond
Alison joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. She is a commercial litigator with over 11 years’ post qualification experience of a broad range of domestic and international/cross-jurisdictional High Court litigation. Alison provides commercial, risk and strategic advice as well as legal and Dispute Resolution advice, and acts for high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions and companies.
Alison
Bradley
Deborah specialises in working with clients who are contracting with the public sector and in the procurement of construction projects. She has worked in-house at the Ministry of Defence Private Finance Unit and for one of the UK’s largest contractors. She joined the firm from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Deborah
Brown
Jacqueline is a general commercial litigator with particular experience in sport and entertainment. She is recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leader in her field and acknowledged as “brilliant on her feet and blessed with a tremendously tactical brain.”   Jacqueline was a Litigation Consultant with Clintons, a leading entertainment firm, until 2010 and is now also a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Jacqueline
Brown
Nicholas is a commercial property lawyer with considerable experience in all aspects of commercial property practice and in particular residential property development work. Prior to joining Keystone Nicholas was a partner with regional practice Mundays LLP.
Nicholas
Brown
Sharron is a specialist tax solicitor who has considerable commercial and real estate transactional tax experience. She has particular expertise in designing and implementing Stamp Duty Land Tax planning and mitigation structures which take into account the impact of other taxes, commercial driving factors and security issues and advising on VAT in the property development and investment sectors. Sharron was a partner and head of Tax at Davies Arnold Cooper LLP prior to joining Keystone.
Sharron
Carle
Vicky is a commercial lawyer who specialises in intellectual property matters.  She works across a range of industries and often draws upon a scientific background that includes first class honours in human sciences from Oxford.  Vicky has a particular interest in the life sciences sector, and her clients range from individuals to PLCs. 
Vicky
Clark
David Cohen joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s Employment team. He was previously head of employee incentives at international law firm Norton Rose where he spent 15 years. David has specialised in the field of employee share ownership for almost 30 years and advises a diverse range of listed and private companies, both UK-based and international, on all aspects of employee share schemes.
David
Cohen
Lara joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s Property team. She provides a full-service offering in relation to real estate matters acting for investors, developers, landlords, occupiers and administrators. Lara handles a wide range of matters involving property acquisitions and disposals, including high-value complex transactions, joint venture development sites, construction matters, associated financing and all property aspects of corporate deals.
Lara
Cole
Gillian is an IT, intellectual property and commercial lawyer who advises on commercial arrangements and the protection and exploitation of intellectual property.  She has extensive experience in technology, digital media and marketing services contracts and particular expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, software development and licensing and issues affecting online businesses.
Gillian
Cordall
Daniel joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the Insurance team. He is an experienced insurance litigator specialising in marine insurance claims in the yacht and superyacht industry, acting in collision and salvage claims (including claims arising from both professional and amateur racing incidents), theft and fraudulent claims, and defending marine professionals (such as surveyors, engineers and naval architects) and marinas.
Daniel
Crockford
Tom has more than 26 years of experience as a tax lawyer and was Head of Tax at Eversheds before joining Keystone. He has acted for a broad range of clients, ranging from entrepreneurs and management teams to private equity houses, large PLCs/multi-nationals and financial institutions. The projects on which he advises often involve an international dimension, with a particular focus on US headquartered businesses, working closely with the company’s internal tax team and/or external US tax counsel.
Tom
Daltry
Simon specialises in online financial services, e-commerce and IT. His clients include e-money, gift card and payment services providers, online peer-to-peer finance platforms, crowd-investment firms and a cloud-based content delivery network. Simon is highly experienced in his field and has consulted as in-house payments counsel to WorldPay and Amazon.com.
Simon
Deane-Johns
A specialist in insurance claims work, Marie-Claire advises in relation to claims ranging from professional negligence to complex insurance coverage disputes. Prior to joining Keystone, Marie-Claire was a partner with City firms Kennedys and Davies Arnold Cooper where she acted exclusively for insurers for over a decade. Since joining Keystone she has used her considerable experience in this specialist area and now acts for individuals and corporate clients against insurers and in bringing professional negligence claims.
Marie-Claire
di Mambro
Matthew advises entrepreneurs on complex commercial legal issues. Throughout his career, he has advised businesses and financial institutions on corporate and commercial transactions in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. He was a solicitor at SJ Berwin and a founder executive and General Counsel for United Customer Management Solutions, a business process outsourcing company, where he was responsible for negotiating and managing a wide range of international transactions.
Matthew
Duggan
Irit is a Corporate Recovery and Insolvency specialist with extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters. She regularly acts for office holders as well as companies and individuals advising on all aspects of insolvency law.
Irit
Edri
Nick is a property lawyer specialising in real estate as an asset with a focus on finance and structures.  Nick’s work covers the full spectrum of real estate sectors: offices, residential, hotel and leisure, retail, mixed use and industrial.  He has particular experience in relation to acquisitions and disposals, leasing, development, asset management, PFI/PPP, financial structuring and joint ventures. Prior to joining Keystone, Nick was a partner at Fladgate LLP and Salans LLP. 
Nick
Ellis
Duccio represents a wide number of individuals with a particular emphasis on advising international clients looking to invest in the UK.  Aside from general private client work (including advice in relation to wills, trusts, estate planning and domicile issues) he specialises in advising high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and owner-managed/family businesses.
Duccio
Faraoni
Lance is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with over 30 years experience, who advises a wide range of clients from business start-ups, entrepreneurs and SME’s through to large multinational companies. He has considerable experience in running domestic and cross border corporate M&A transactions and has advised companies on AIM and PLUS IPO’s. He also advises on private equity and venture capital transactions.
Lance
Feaver
Alex has a diverse litigation practice derived from his practical underwriting experience in the City and commercial background in retail prior to qualifying as a solicitor.   His practice covers various sectors and encompasses both domestic and international disputes.  Prior to joining Keystone Law Alex was a partner in the litigation departments of major international City and West End firms.
Alex
Ferrari
Andrew is an experienced commercial litigation lawyer, undertaking High Court and County Court litigation on behalf of Claimants and Defendants and having considerable experience of the mediation process. Having initially commenced his legal career with the Treasury Solicitor, Andrew has also practiced with DJ Freeman and Garretts in London and Reading.
Andrew
Fishleigh
Shayne is an experienced property lawyer and undertakes a wide range of commercial property work with particular expertise in dealing with retail, occupational and investment work, sales and purchases, landlord and tenant issues and development work. He also acts on property aspects of corporate transactions. Prior to joining Keystone in 2005, Shayne was with City firm Pinsent Masons.
Shayne
Foley
Graeme has accumulated 30 years of expertise handling corporate transactions and commercial arrangements.  He specialises in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructures and MBO’s advising UK and international clients.
Graeme
Francis
Ben is an experienced planning law specialist who deals with a broad range of planning, highways and compulsory purchase matters, acting on behalf of developers, utilities, local authorities and landowners.  He has particular experience in planning for housing and new communities, transport, utilities, motorway service areas, food/retail, leisure and telecommunications.
Ben
Garbett
Louise joined Keystone Law in February 2014 as a consultant in the property and construction team. She is a knowledgeable and respected specialist adviser with over 20 years’ experience of contentious construction and engineering disputes acquired in the road and rail sectors, in PFI, on tunnelling and dredging projects, and in the residential, retail, hotel, education, and health and leisure sectors. Louise has particular expertise in working for clients delivering mechanical and electrical engineering services.
Louise
Garcia
Peter has over 30 years of experience helping clients pursue complex commercial disputes.  During the past 15 years he has developed a specialist practice resolving disputes within partnerships, LLPs and private limited companies.  Peter also advises on the drafting of partnership and LLP agreements and other partnership and LLP issues and transactions.
Peter
Garry
Rima joined Keystone Law in February 2014 as a consultant in the commercial property team with a keen focus on the retail sector. Over the past 14 years she has gained experience working with some of the largest retail brands in the UK. Rima has particular expertise in acting for both landlords and tenants, and has a wealth of experience in property insolvency issues, in particular acting for the buyers of two famous high street retailers in administration and which was widely reported in the national press.
Rima
Gasperas
Jason is an experienced property lawyer. Having worked at leading UK and US practices, Jason deals with a broad range of commercial property work, in particular landlord and tenant, with particular focus on the hospitality sector, acquisitions and disposals of investment property, commercial and residential development and corporate support.
Jason
Goldsmith
Graham is a pragmatic property lawyer who delivers commercial legal advice to businesses and high net worth individuals/entrepreneurs. He has a broad range of experience with particular focus on investment property, property development and landlord and tenant work. Prior to joining Keystone, Graham trained and worked in private practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner and Howard Kennedy where he was a Partner.
Graham
Goldspink
Martin is a specialist planning lawyer with more than 30 years’ continuous experience in this area of the law.  He is a member of the Law Society’s Planning Panel and a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Martin
Goodall
Oliver Goodwin joined Keystone in 2013 and is a member of the Property and Planning team.
Oliver
Goodwin
Lyndsay, who retrained as a lawyer following a career as a Commercial Manager within a PLC, has broad-ranging commercial experience. She has specialist skills in IT, ecommerce and intellectual property law and she created an intellectual property course for BPP Law School. She was previously at City law firms Richards Butler and Charles Russell before joining Keystone in 2004.
Lyndsay
Gough
Caroline is a corporate lawyer with highly-regarded expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions including management team investment structures and cross-border corporate reorganisations. With significant experience advising alongside tax advisers and accountants, she acts for a range of clients including private companies, entrepreneurs, management teams and (on corporate reorganisations in particular) multinationals and listed groups.
Caroline
Graham
Laurence joined Keystone in January 2014 as a consultant in the Property team specialising in litigation and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in advising developer and investor clients in respect of their commercial property portfolios and residential landlord and tenant possession claims. In addition, Laurence has expertise in both adverse possession and boundary disputes. Laurence qualified as a certified mediator in September 2013.
Laurence
Gray
Louise is an experienced employment lawyer with expertise in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters.  As well as providing stand-alone employment advice she advises on employment matters that arise out of corporate transactions (e.g. TUPE). Previously at Herbert Smith, she joined Keystone in 2006.
Louise
Grendon
Robin has significant experience in relation to corporate finance and M&A transactions acting for clients including owner-managers, entrepreneurs, business angels, overseas companies and FTSE250 public companies. He was previously with Clyde & Co.
Robin
Hampton
Lucy joined Keystone in March 2014 as a consultant in the Intellectual Property team. She has extensive experience of advising on all intellectual property (IP) and related rights. Lucy advises clients on the protection, exploitation, and enforcement of their IP rights as well as advising those defending IP disputes. She has a particular specialism in copyright issues in the context of software, the Internet, and databases. 
Lucy
Harrold
Robert joined Keystone in March 2014 as a Consultant in the Dispute Resolution team, after being a partner in a major City firm. He has over 15 years' experience running large-scale commercial litigation and white-collar criminal investigations for high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and companies, including companies in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.
Robert
Harvey
David joined Keystone in December 2013 as a consultant specialising in infrastructure and projects.  He has many years’ experience of advising UK Government bodies, contractors and funders on the procurement and negotiation of major infrastructure projects, in particular using PFI and PPP models. Many of his projects have involved pioneering new models and structures. David also has wide experience of putting on training events for clients and assisting non-lawyers in their understanding of project and legal documentation.  
David
Hickman
Tony is a business-minded commercial property solicitor with over 25 years’ experience. His experience ranges from transactional and development work to landlord and tenant agreements.
Tony
Houghton
Martin joined Keystone in March 2014 as a consultant in the Construction team. He has particular expertise in the interpretation and drafting of construction and related contracts for clients in both public and private sectors, and has authored more industry standard forms of contract than any lawyer currently practising.
Martin
Howe
Simon is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer, having spent over ten years with a leading City practice prior to joining Keystone Law in 2009. Simon advises clients across a wide range of industries. He is well versed in a variety of dispute resolution techniques including litigation, international and domestic arbitration, mediation, expert determination, early neutral evaluation and adjudication.
Simon
Jackson
David is an experienced specialist employment lawyer advising employers and employees in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters. As part of the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Team, he advises on employment law aspects of insolvency matters.  David qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
David
Jepps
Katy is a company/commercial solicitor who also specialises in employment matters. This unique blend enables her to act for companies, owner-managers, investors, employers as well as employees.  Katy was a partner at Farrer & Co before joining the firm in 2007.
Katy
Jones
As an experienced Private Client solicitor, Nia advises individuals, personal representatives and trustees. She specializes in helping individuals who wish to provide for dependents with particular disabilities through wills and/or trusts. Nia is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a recommended Mencap lawyer and on the Scope List of legal advisers. Prior to joining Keystone Law, Nia was head of the Private Client department at Hanne & Co solicitors.
Nia
Jones
Philip is a finance and insolvency lawyer with considerable experience dealing with the Asset Based Lending (“ABL”) market. Philip acts for receivables financiers, banks and finance houses in relation to their facility and security documentation and their financing of transactions. He also acts for insolvency practitioners in relation to their appointments and the preservation and realisation of assets by them.
Philip
Jones
Jason joined Keystone in December 2013 as a consultant in the Litigation team. He specialises in construction and property litigation and has acted for blue chip construction and property companies, insurance companies, high-net-worth individuals, retailers and estate managers. Jason has extensive experience advising on product liability and professional negligence claims. He also has a wealth of experience of disputes concerning high-end residential properties, office developments, and small to medium sized civil engineering projects.
Jason
Kallis
Anna is a commercial and intellectual property lawyer with excellent in-depth experience gained from 10 years in private practice at Osborne Clarke and previously through running her own business. She specialises in advising on media and technology transactions.
Anna
Keeling
An experienced intellectual property and information technology solicitor, Maureen works across a wide variety of sectors including healthcare, technology, education, travel, media and entertainment. Amongst other things she specialises in facilitating knowledge transfer between research organisations and industry.
Maureen
Kelly
A business minded lawyer with an MBA from Oxford University, Jaan is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular interest in entrepreneurial activity.  He advises clients on their corporate structures as well as their ongoing day to day commercial activity.
Jaan
Larner
Stephen Levinson joined Keystone in July 2013 as a consultant in the Employment team. He acts for senior executives exiting their positions or looking to take up new employment and for employers with similar issues. Stephen also regularly advises companies on handling difficult problems involving senior executives, trustees or within partnerships as well as corporate employment law issues. 
Stephen
Levinson
Arwel is a property and estates lawyer with expertise in advising individuals, companies, charities and trusts on all aspects of residential, agricultural and commercial property transactions, including landlord and tenant matters. Arwel has considerable experience of acting for overseas clients and dealing with the off-shore element of a transaction. Before joining Keystone, Arwel was the Head of the Residential Property and Estates Group at a law firm in the City of London.
Arwel
Lewis
Clare is an experienced commercial lawyer with particular expertise in telecoms and technology transactions.  She has typically worked on strategic, complex and high-value negotiations, often involving an international element, and has significant experience advising senior management teams.  Clare qualified at Osborne Clarke in 1999 where she then worked as a corporate solicitor.  Before joining Keystone, she worked for 10 years in-house at Motorola.  
Clare
Lucas
Monica has advised on employee benefits for over 20 years, specialising particularly in pensions and share incentive arrangements. She has wide-ranging experience of all types of employee benefits work, including the establishment of share incentive plans and pension plans. She also provides support on the employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions including M&As, flotations, joint ventures, and corporate restructures as well as executive termination.
Monica
Ma
Mark advises clients in the SME sector on a range of corporate and commercial issues. Through his network of contacts in the Corporate Finance world and his relationships within the Venture Capital, Private Equity and High Net Worth community, he is pro-active in introducing finance and business opportunities to his clients.  Mark has practised in the West End throughout his career and brings a commercial and practical attitude in dealing with his client’s legal issues.
Mark
Machray
Wendy is a commercial property lawyer with extensive experience advising businesses and individuals on all aspects of Commercial Property law and with particular expertise in freehold and leasehold transactions, landlord and tenant matters and development work.  Prior to joining Keystone, Wendy was a Senior Associate with Geldards LLP.
Wendy
Martin
Robert is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital fundraisings, joint ventures/ shareholder agreements and corporate restructurings. He also has experience of listed company transactions, having acted on a number of IPOs and AIM placings. Robert acts for clients across a wide range of sectors and in recent years has developed a particular focus on working with clients in the food, real estate and technology sectors.  Robert was previously with Eversheds.
Robert
Matthews
Joanna joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. Joanna is a general commercial and civil litigator who deals with a variety of disputes ranging from debt recovery to professional negligence claims to breach of contract claims. She also has a keen interest in Intellectual Property disputes including copyright, trademarks, design rights and passing off. Joanna represents individuals and companies of all sizes. She has an LLM in commercial intellectual property and is a frequent lecturer on the subject of brand protection.
Joanna
McKenzie
Anna is an experienced commercial solicitor specialising in telecoms, internet and IT matters. She has an efficient and proactive approach and provides business-focused solutions. In addition to spending some time in private practice, Anna has held various senior in-house roles including Head of Legal at both Easynet and AboveNet.
Anna
McKibbin
A corporate lawyer with significant high level experience in the full range of corporate transactional work. Acts predominately for private companies but is also experienced in advising entrepreneurs, AIM listed companies, insolvency practitioners, academic organisations and financial institutions.
Ros
Miller
Joseph has significant experience in private transactions, especially in relation to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, equity financings, loan and security documentation and capital raising. He also has experience of public company transactions including initial public offerings.
Joseph
Miller
Valerie is a commercial property lawyer with many years experience of advising both businesses and individuals on all aspects of commercial property including retail, offices, warehouses and industrial buildings with particular emphasis on landlord and tenant matters and freehold and leasehold sales and purchases. Prior to joining Keystone, Valerie was a Senior Associate at Lupton Fawcett in Leeds and has previously worked for DLA and Hammonds.
Valerie
Mitchell
An experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, Andrew advises a wide range of clients from business start-ups to large multinational companies. He has considerable experience in running corporate transactions and negotiating commercial contracts of all sizes, with particular focus on intellectual property licensing. He also has extensive knowledge from working with businesses in the waste management sector.  Before joining Keystone, Andrew was the corporate partner at Tollers LLP in Milton Keynes.
Andrew
Niblock
Claire joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s Family team. She is an highly experienced family solicitor who has specific expertise in resolving complex financial consequences of relationship breakdown whether based in this country or internationally. Claire has particular experience in advising on private children issues; she advises on contact and residence disputes issues including the making and defending applications to remove children from the jurisdiction.
Claire
O'Flinn
As one of the first IT lawyers in the UK, Marcus has a particular expertise in dealing with the technical issues that arise in this field.  He also advises on associated IP and commercial matters.  Prior to joining Keystone Law, Marcus spent many years both in-house and in private practice.  This background means that his advice is practical and commercial and has led to him being well-known for his ability to explain complex matters in a simple and concise way.
Marcus
O'Leary
John joined Keystone in January 2014 as a consultant in the Private Client team. He is an experienced tax and estate planning specialist, with particular expertise in inheritance tax and capital gains tax. John's work includes complex will drafting, advising on the creation, administration and winding-up of all types of trust, and the associated taxation implications and estate administration. He is particularly experienced in working with high-net-worth entrepreneurs and the agricultural community.
John
Pears
Martin Pearse joined Keystone in November 2013 as a consultant in the Dispute Resolution team. He advises clients on a wide range of disputes, having experienced most forms of commercial and civil litigation at all levels from County Court claims through to multi-million pound actions in the High Court. He has expertise in property, land and building disputes, including adjudication and arbitration. He has also conducted professional negligence claims, particularly against those operating in the construction sector.
Martin
Pearse
Alex joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the Insurance team. He specialises in insurance law with a particular focus on marine litigation, personal injury and product liability. Alex regularly acts for insurers, P&I Clubs and ferry operators in relation to both public and employer’s liability claims involving merchant, passenger and pleasure vessels. He is experienced in investigating marine accidents and liaises with both the MCA and MAIB. Alex also has experience in cargo and freight claims.
Alex
Penberthy
Patrick is a highly experienced civil dispute resolution solicitor with a wide-ranging international litigation and arbitration practice.  His cases are conducted under numerous procedural and substantive laws and forums, including ICC, LCIA, ad hoc and local courts and he has acted for many high profile individuals and world-leading corporations/entities. Patrick qualified as a barrister before becoming a solicitor.  Before joining Keystone Law, Patrick spent 25 years in leading City practices, 18 years of which were as a partner.
Patrick
Pennal
Hilary is a family lawyer with extensive experience of advising a wide range of clients on the issues arising from family breakdown. Her background in corporate and commercial matters, and her understanding of complex financial arrangements, means that she is particularly well-placed to advise entrepreneurial couples and families owning small to medium sized enterprises or land and farmland, as well as those with inherited wealth and the retired with pensions in payment.
Hilary
Pennington-Mellor
As a senior Private Client solicitor, Rose advises individuals, personal representatives and UK trustees. She also frequently acts for clients or legal firms from other jurisdictions advising on UK aspects of estate administration and succession planning. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Prior to joining Keystone Law, Rose was head of the Private Client team at Bates Wells & Braithwaite (London) LLP. 
Rose
Phelps
Geoffrey joined Keystone Law in 2009 as a consultant in the firm’s Corporate team. Geoffrey’s expertise in advising small  and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) spans almost 40 years commencing with his training and subsequent partnership with Ashurst and continuing with other City firms. In the past he has acted for banks and private equity institutions and continues to act for a variety of owner-managers, entrepreneurs, MBO teams and private investors. His legal skills are complemented by a small number of non-executive directorships.
Geoffrey
Pickerill
Robert is a commercially focused solicitor specialising in intellectual property law. He spent 10 years in private practice in a music and media firm, before becoming General Counsel for 6 years for a mobile phone manufacturer and a further two years working for TomTom as their IP Counsel. His clients range in size from start-up entrepreneurs to multinational companies. Robert joined Keystone in 2005.
Robert
Pocknell
Karl is a corporate tax lawyer with significant experience gained in private practice.  Karl is also a member of the Stamp Tax Practitioners Group.  Karl advises on stand-alone tax issues and provides tax advice arising from corporate and property transactions.  Previously an Associate with Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, Karl joined Keystone in 2009.
Karl
Pocock
Anita is a business minded commercial lawyer with considerable in-house experience in the logistics outsourcing, pharmaceutical, facilities management and support service industries including over 8 years at Christian Salvesen PLC.  She has a MBA with distinction from Henley Management College and brings a commercial, friendly, solutions-focused approach to all matters.
Anita
Prinjha
Meriel is an experienced commercial and intellectual property solicitor.  She trained with Linklaters and subsequently  worked in-house for Walt Disney and  then again in private practice for Farrer & Co which gives her a commercial pro-active approach to advising clients.  Meriel advises media, manufacturing, fashion, sporting and software clients on their commercial arrangements and protecting /exploiting their intellectual property rights.  She joined Keystone in 2004.
Meriel
Pymont
Stephen joined Keystone in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s litigation team. He has 40 years’ experience as a commercial litigator. Stephen also has substantive experience in both trading and professional partnerships, LLPs and joint ventures, acting for firms, partners and individuals in the drafting of partnership and LLP agreements, partnership disputes and insolvency matters.
Stephen
Ralph
Lisa is a senior commercial property specialist with particular expertise in retail and leisure property. Lisa acts for a wide portfolio of clients including investors, blue chip property companies, household name tenants and smaller start-ups. Lisa qualified at Allen & Overy in 1993 and has spent most of her subsequent career at City firms SJ Berwin & Co and Davies Arnold Cooper before joining Keystone Law.    
Lisa
Raymond
Laurence has broad national and international experience handling commercial support, company sales and purchases and corporate restructuring. He previously advised McDonalds on its first UK acquisition of Café Aroma Ltd. Laurence is a specialist in the rapid production of shareholder agreements for funded start-ups.  Bilingual in Italian.
Laurence
Relton
Paul is a commercial lawyer who advises on the protection, acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights.  He specialises in advising media clients and those in the sports industry. Paul trained at Farrer & Co and held partnerships at Theodore Goddard, (subsequently Addleshaw Goddard) and Campbell Hooper before joining Keystone Law in 2009.
Paul
Renney
Bryan is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, handling the full range of corporate transactions including M&A, private equity, corporate restructures and joint ventures. He is also an employee share schemes specialist.
Bryan
Rickman
Laura joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant in the Commercial Property team.  She specialises in property litigation, acting for landlords, tenants, developers, property companies, land owners and administrators.  She handles a wide range of property litigation matters including commercial landlord and tenant disputes, real estate insolvency issues, break clause disputes, and Localism Act issues.   Prior to joining Keystone Law, Laura worked in-house for Kent County Council, having previously worked at Linklaters and DAC Beachcroft.
Laura
Rogers
As a specialist in personal injury litigation with over 20 years’ experience, Cordelia represents insurers and their insureds in a broad range of public and commercial sectors.
Cordelia
Rushby
Trevor has over 40 years’ experience in the fields of dispute resolution, travel and aviation, and insolvency.  He is a founder member of PROFiT (Prevention of Fraud in Travel) and has acted for many years as a legal counsel to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), he is also a non-executive director of a successful travel business.
Trevor
Sears
Patrick is an experienced commercial litigator who has taken many cases to trial in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Patrick strongly believes in using flexible approaches to dispute resolution; he is a qualified mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Previously, Patrick has conducted professional negligence defence work, but he now acts for claimants, particularly against solicitors and financial advisers. Patrick was admitted as a solicitor in the UK in 1983 and in Hong Kong in 1986.
Patrick
Selley
Meera is a highly experienced funds lawyer specialising in the alternative investment funds sector.  She advises on private equity funds, hedge funds, infrastructure and real estate funds, and other alternative investment funds. Meera has an international practice and has advised on a broad range of funds investing in Europe and Asia. She regularly represents institutional investors including fund of funds, pension funds, family offices, corporates and endowments. 
Meera
Shah
Sarah is a general commercial lawyer having worked within a number of industry sectors, including manufacturing, IT and telecoms, payroll outsourcing, medical, publishing, media and travel.  Sarah combines 10 years’ experience as a commercial manager with her legal skills in the private practice and in-house arenas, in both the national and international context.  Sarah is bi-lingual in French.
Sarah
Sheehan
Susannah advises on all aspects of EU and UK competition law and has regulatory expertise in technology, travel, air transport, financial services and telecommunications.
Susannah
Sheppard
Helen has 20 years experience in employment law advising clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues. Her clients include large city corporations and banks as well as executives such as CEOs, directors and television producers. Helen’s particular area of expertise is in acting for individuals in the negotiation of their new employment contracts and in terminations.
Helen
Sherborne
Mark has a wealth of experience acting in a broad range of employment law matters for a variety of clients in both the private and public sectors. He has a particular expertise in discrimination law and also issues relating to redundancies, reorganisations and transfer of undertakings. Having previously practised as a barrister, Mark is an experienced advocate, representing clients both in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Mark
Shulman
Dee joined Keystone Law in 2013 as a consultant solicitor in the Corporate team. She is an experienced corporate lawyer, undertaking a broad range of private equity and venture capital transactions and advising on buyouts, investments and refinancings as well as restructurings, acquisitions and divestments of portfolio companies. Dee also has extensive experience advising on VCT investments.
Dee
Sian
Oliver has over 20 years’ experience settling disputes involving a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters.   He specialises in company and financial services disputes as well as trademark, copyright and libel claims.  Oliver acts for both UK and international companies and has particular experience advising Russian entities. He has practised with a successful City firm and two leading West End media practices.
Oliver
Smith
Nicole is an experienced practitioner in the field of international arbitration and all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (including adjudication, expert determination and dispute board processes).  She has previously acted for owners of a large Russian oil refinery and a European government defending enforcement proceedings in relation to a military sales dispute.
Nicole
Smith
Matheu joined Keystone Law in 2008 from a niche litigation practice.  Before that he worked for one of the world’s largest law firms, DLA Piper.  His tax litigation practice covers direct and indirect taxes and also customs duties.  He also has a broad commercial litigation practice and has conducted litigation in jurisdictions as diverse as China, the USA and Australia.  He is a Solicitor Advocate.
Matheu
Smith
Mark is both a civil and criminal litigation specialist who conducts the majority of his work in the area of Financial Services, often against the State, in particular HMRC, the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority.  Many of his cases conclude in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights and involve real points of principle.
Mark
Spragg
John joined Keystone in 2013 as a consultant in the firm’s commercial property team. He has considerable experience in real estate and property law in leading City and regional practices at partner level and latterly in a boutique practice in Guernsey. John acts mainly for offshore investors and developers of commercial property in inward UK investment, secured lending and development-related work for financial industry developers and funders. John is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Guernsey International Legal Association.
John
Stephens
Deborah specialises in commercial property transactions structured as asset or corporate deals within the property development, investment and financing sectors.  She has worked at major city firms and joined Keystone from Howard Kennedy Solicitors where she was a partner.
Deborah
Swanwick
Nicholas is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with particular expertise in rights acquisition and exploitation, IT agreements and general commercial contracts such as agency, distribution and supply contracts.  He regularly advises on gambling law issues.  Prior to joining Keystone, he was a partner at Speechly Bircham LLP and has previous in-house experience at Gullane Entertainment and the publisher De Agostini. Nicholas is a regular contributor to a number of trade journals and frequently speaks at conferences. Nicholas read law at Oxford University.
Nicholas
Tall
As a corporate and commercial lawyer, Ian advises small to medium-sized organisations on a wide variety of transactions, both domestically and internationally. He has particularly strong experience of working with companies in the media and entertainment sector. Ian trained at Ashursts before founding a City practice which he managed for 14 years; this practice was merged with Constant & Constant and subsequently TLT in 2007.   Ian is currently Chairman of the Trustees of a company pension fund.
Ian
Taylorson
Nicola is an experienced media and intellectual property lawyer, who specialises in giving commercial advice to publishing clients on pre-publication issues. She also has extensive litigation experience. Nicola was previously at niche media law firm, Best and Soames, and before that at Pinsents and Biddle & Co.
Nicola
Thatcher
Susannah specialises in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law. She spent over 10 years at Wedlake Bell before joining Keystone in 2005. Susannah is a Liveryman of the Drapers Company and a Member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Susannah
Tubbs
Tony is a true financial services and banking specialist. He has held senior legal positions at a range of household names including Barclays Wealth where he was Co-head of Legal. Since 2007 he has been in private practice, specialising in financial services law and FSMA regulation.
Tony
Watts
Catherine is an experienced corporate lawyer who has a particular focus on advising entrepreneurs, management teams and investors of venture backed, early-stage-growth companies.  She has a broad sector focus (including Technology, Life Sciences and Clean Tech) and has significant experience in venture funding, private equity, joint ventures, buying and selling private companies and corporate restructuring.
Catherine
Williams
Philippa has wide-ranging and varied experience and advises on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law. Her clients include individuals, small to medium sized companies as well as public companies.
Philippa
Wood
Stephen is a proactive commercial property solicitor who specialises in office, retail, industrial, occupational and investment transactions; sales and purchases of land; and landlord and tenant matters. Stephen often advises clients who are new to the English property market and his experience in this area helps guide them through its intricacies. He maintains excellent working relationships with clients who appreciate an efficient and responsive approach and he is used to working to tight deadlines.
Stephen
Woolf