AS BUSINESSES FIND THEMSELVES IN EVER-UNCERTAIN TERRITORY, THE LOYALTY AND TRUST OF THE PROFESSION RESTS IN THE HANDS OF TALENTED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING PRACTICAL AND ACCESSIBLE LEGAL SOLUTIONS. THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WE WANT TO BACK.
Camille is a Chartered Legal Executive and has been in the legal industry for 15 years. Camille has a diverse skill set, and during those 15 years has held client-facing litigation roles, operational roles, and risk and compliance roles. Camille is methodical and thorough, with an aptitude for problem-solving and a passion for continuous improvement and innovation. In her high-level risk role, Camille developed and maintained market-leading risk frameworks and controls. Camille’s varied hands-on experience of fee earning, operations and risk has given her a unique perspective as to what law firms need to achieve and how best to achieve it, whilst balancing the aims and needs of clients, lawyers and external stake holders.
Antony qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and serves as a Director of Kingsley Wood and Taylor Rose TTKW, together with their holding company AIIC. Antony is involved at Board and senior management level to ensure the firms consistently accomplish their diverse strategic objectives. Antony has extensive experience in creating, running, and managing successful consultancy programs, and building the required infrastructure. Additionally, Antony has 9 years of prior management experience in Residential and Commercial Property and Commercial sectors. Antony is dedicating a sizeable portion of his time to evolving Kingsley Wood, adopting and adapting proven strategies.
Francesco is a senior company commercial lawyer who, before joining as a founder partner Kingsley Wood, has been practising law in the City of London for nearly 20 years.
Francesco’s combination of extensive experience in a wide range of domestic and cross-border company, commercial, dispute resolution and employment work, allows him to take a multidisciplinary and flexible approach to his clients’ legal needs and problem-solving.
He has a particular expertise in dealing with multi-jurisdictional projects and overseas stakeholders, which has enabled him to develop an established multidisciplinary practice. Francesco advised, over the years, a variety of corporates, businesses, individuals, and local authorities across a breadth of industry sectors including renewable energy, financial services, engineering, life sciences, food and beverage, aviation services and recruitment.
He also focuses on start-up companies, whilst advising on day-to-day corporate governance and shareholders’ agreements.
Francesco is fluent in Italian.
Francesco is recognised for his commercial acumen, negotiation skills, hands-on approach, and dedication to excellent client service.
Francesco is also qualified as an Italian Avvocato.
Representing an Italian public authority (a Region) in five claims issued before the High Court by various international banks in connection with swaps transactions with a cumulative value in the hundreds of millions.
Advising an Italian company on the acquisition of a UK airport ground-handling services company from a consortium of petrol companies.
Advising a UK based developer of renewable energy projects on a multijurisdictional framework services agreement for the development of PV projects in the UK, Italy, and Spain with cumulative capacity in excess of 500MWh.
Advising regularly on settlement agreements between employers and employees.
Advising various developers of renewable energy on the disposal of several solar and battery storage projects in England.
Advising a food and beverage corporate multinational group on the reorganisation of their UK subsidiaries.
Advising on the setting up of a telemedicine company start-up, including advising on and implementing a growth-shares structure and on the consultancy agreements with the radiologists.
Advising a syndicate of Italian institutional lenders in connection with UK security for a £12 million facility agreement.
Acting for an executive on a £500k+ claim against his employer, a world-leading credit rating agency.
Advising regularly on the service of overseas judicial documents in England and Wales and enforcement of overseas judgments in England and Wales.
David is a Private Client Solicitor with over 18 years’ experience in private client services such as Wills and Estate Planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Probate, including cross-border Estates.
David specialises in advising business owners and high-net-worth individuals and their families on asset protection, succession planning, and taxation. Throughout his career, he has worked for a number of Legal 100 ranked firms in London and Manchester. David is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). As well as being a member for ‘STEP’, he has spoken on BBC local radio about private client issues and recorded a number of podcasts on issues for business owners.
With over 20 years’ experience, practising in England and offshore, Tony Christodoulides is a versatile and tenacious litigator. He represents corporate entities and institutions, individuals, trustees and beneficiaries in a wide range of commercial disputes, fraud claims and trust disputes.
His role is to solve your most complex and challenging legal problems by identifying at an early stage the commercial and legal issues whilst evaluating critically the parties’ positions. He will work with a client to develop the appropriate strategy to achieve the best outcome possible.
He conducts cases in all divisions of the High Court in England, the tax tribunal, the Supreme Court of Gibraltar and before domestic and international arbitration tribunals pursuant to a wide variety of arbitral rules. He oversees litigation also in a variety off shore jurisdictions of which he has extensive knowledge.
Strategic management of cross border disputes, more particularly in offshore jurisdictions.
Defending an HMRC attack on a Chinese business with turnover of £150m which made law in the First tier tax tribunal and is quoted for insolvency issues.
Acting for beneficiaries against a Trustee in Cyprus claiming breach of trust and beneficiary for interfering with trust assets. Thisincluded seeking an order from the Cypriot Court to suspend the powers of trustee and the appointment of a receiver to bring claims against directors of English companies for breach of fiduciary duties.
Acting for a beneficiary and Trustee against another Trustee and beneficiary of a self-administered pension scheme in claims for breach of trust.
Claim for damages as a result of misrepresentations in a prospectus;
Shareholder and boardroom dispute that resulted in winding up application.
Setting aside a transaction where a company wrongfully obtained mortgages over assets to secure a debt and obtaining a worldwide freezing order preventing the disposal of assets.
People engage me to resolve complex employment law issues and disputes because I do the difficult, very well. I am instructed by employers and senior executives
I resolve legally complex or costly disputes between companies and, typically, the senior members of their workforce.
My value in those cases is that I reduce my client’s stress through expert, measured and delivery-focused legal advice and representation. This provides the space for my clients and I to concentrate on securing the outcomes that are the most important to them.
Paying clients rightly expect accessible, prompt, reasonably priced and hassle-free service. If you or your business instructs me to help you with your employment law issues, that is you will get – a high quality, commercially-minded and straightforward legal service that you will want to use again and would be very happy to recommend to others.
I began my legal career by qualifying as a barrister in 1995. I quickly developed a specialism in employment and labour law and, 27 years or so later, I am amongst the most experienced lawyers in my field.
My employment litigation practice extends beyond the employment tribunals and includes High Court claims for wrongful dismissal, shareholder and partnership disputes and injunctions involving the protection of trade connections, confidential information and the enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants.
Willis v Nat West Bank plc – Successfully representing claimant (a cancer patient) in claims of discrimination arising from her disability and unfair dismissal following dismissal on alleged grounds of redundancy.
Arch v GMW NHS FT & Others - Successfully representing national charity at ET and EAT defending TUPE claims of unfair dismissal following change in substance misuse service contracts.
Successfully representing a large retail payments business in High Court proceedings to restrain a team of four sales representatives by injunction from joining a competing business.
Successfully obtaining a High Court springboard injunction on an application without notice against an employer client’s sales executive who was planning to leave the business to join a competitor.
Advising and representing a CEO on exit from a £10bn turnover construction business, negotiating and concluding £seven-figure settlement terms.
Samantha is a qualified solicitor with 13 years post qualified experience. Prior to joining us Samantha's previous roles include in-house at Balfour Beatty PLC (Rail), Senior Solicitor in Company/Commercial Department at Buckles Solicitors and a mixture of In-house and Law Firm experience serving large businesses in the UK and internationally.
Samantha's experience and specialisms include :-
Karen qualified as a solicitor in 2010 after completing her Law Degree in 2008 at Northumbria University with a First Class Honours. Karen concluded her training contract at a large local firm and moved up to become a Partner/Director. More recently Karen moved to a Consultancy role at a national Consultancy Network.
Karen deals with all aspects of Commercial Property. Her experience and specialisms include :-
acquisitions and disposals of industrial and manufacturing sites, offices and retail premises,
land development including promotion agreements, option agreements and conditional contracts,
leasehold work including drafting and negotiating leases, surrenders and licences,
commercial finance including funding for acquisitions, developments and portfolio refinancing,
acting for pension trustees within SIPP and SSAS structures on the purchase, sale and letting of pension invested commercial property.
Carol is a consultant family solicitor, specialising in private children law and domestic abuse. She made a career change into law, following her own experience, going on to become a recognised expert in her field.
Carol has a particular strength and sensitivity in dealing with clients who have experienced domestic abuse, which is reinforced by her continuing work in the domestic abuse sector. She is a facilitator of the VOICE (Victims of Intimate Coercive Experience) programme and is frequently asked to speak on these issues.
Carol consulted as a survivor during MOJ consultations for the Domestic Abuse Bill and was invited to share her story for the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, as part of the #Break the Bias campaign for international Women’s Day 2022.
Carol presents a series of videos to assist people experiencing domestic abuse continuing through the child arrangements on her YouTube channel, The Survivor Diaries. She is available for fixed fee consultation and legal work as well as for full representation.
Private client, child arrangements: Representation of mother following domestic abuse. Father had completed domestic abuse perpetrator programme and remained abusive. Order for indirect contact only until successful completion of a further perpetrator programme by abuser.
Private client, child arrangements: Representation of mother experiencing ongoing domestic abuse through the arrangements for the children and in receipt of allegations of parental alienation. Findings made to confirm the abuse and protective orders made.
Private client, child arrangements: Representation of father, recipient of allegations of abuse which were unfounded. “Lives with” order made with both parents, securing ongoing relationship with both.
Private client, non molestation order: findings of significant coercive and controlling behaviour by husband against wife, resulting in protective non molestation and occupation orders.
Private client, non molestation order: findings of ongoing psychological harm caused by an abusive parent’s inability to accept their own behaviours and their ongoing denial of abuse which had been previously found.
Private client, child arrangements: acting for the aunt of a young child following the death of the aunt’s sister and the father’s refusal to support the child’s relationship with her remaining aunt. Child arrangements order made in favour of aunt.
Carol qualified and practised as a teacher of secondary science, before returning to study LLB Law at the University of Hull in 2008. She was awarded a place on the Law Society Bursary and Diversity Access Scheme in 2011, funding her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, York. She graduated from there with a commendation in 2012.
Following her legal education, Carol joined McCormicks solicitors in Harrogate, working initially in the family and criminal departments. She was able to secure a training contract and qualified as a solicitor in 2016. She remained with McCormicks for a further four years and became a Consultant Solicitor in 2020, following lockdown and the increase of her national practice and reputation.
“An expert in children and domestic abuse cases” Legal 500 (2020)
“Carol’s experience of and ability in understanding all aspects of domestic abuse and family and child proceedings from a legal and personal perspective are second to none and have enabled me to navigate through a torrid time with success. She is well respected in her field, and I have experienced first-hand why” - family client (February 2022)
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to pass on my thanks to Carol Hancock. She went above and beyond to support me through very difficult child proceedings and was a complete rock for me. She gave expert advice at all times and continued to support me after proceedings” - family client (May 2022 )
Mustafa is an experienced Commercial and High Net Worth property lawyer specialising in various areas of Property law. His legal knowledge and commercial awareness enables him to exceed client expectations and retain strong client relationships.
Mustafa’s typical client base consists of international clients, niche businesses, private investors and wealthy families seeking a one-to-one service, combined with a modern and proactive approach. Mustafa works closely with clients to deliver a bespoke service dependent upon his clients’ needs and the individual complexities of each matter.
Mustafa also has experience of managing large property departments within law firms and guiding his team through complex and difficult matters. Clients will often request that Mustafa leads transactions spanning different areas of law. Mustafa will manage a team of lawyers specialising in each areas, working in collaboration to meet specific milestones and results. This is a role in which Mustafa excels.
Clients can be assured of confidentiality and sensitivity, whilst their aims are met through robust determination and with acute intelligence. Mustafa’s dedicated, proactive and entrepreneurial approach to legal matters is one of several reasons that his extensive client-base continues to grow.
A highly experienced solicitor with 12+ years PQE who has advised on a wide range of corporate, commercial and financial services matters. Experience gained at a magic circle law firm, a major U.S. firm and in the in-house legal team at Barclays.
Highly organised and motivated, ambitious, bringing a collaborative focus and appreciates the importance of high standards of client care in order to exceed client expectations and retain strong relationships.
Has an entrepreneurial desire and has also established a successful wellness medispa practice in the heart of London. Enjoys working for social enterprises including helping to create real and genuine opportunities in employment or self-employment for disabled people by helping them to maximise their potential and transform their lives.
Specialist areas of expertise:
Nomaan qualified as a Lawyer in November 2018 and has specialised in commercial Property Law. Nomaan studied for his undergrad (LLB) and postgrad (LPC) both at the City University of London.
Nomaan has previously worked with firms in the East end of London as well as firms in the City giving him a wealth of experience in assisting with a broad range of clients from high network individuals right through to start ups.
Client satisfaction is key for Nomaan as he insists on going above and beyond to help his clients.
Outside the legal world Nomaan is also a founder and investor , he understands the importance of efficiency and speed on any transaction.
David trained at Macfarlanes and became a solicitor in 1988. He continued his legal career by working with a number of City and West End law firms – Baker & McKenzie, Mishcon de Reya, Stephenson Harwood. David headed the company / commercial department in a seven-partner firm in Clerkenwell between 2004 and 2010 and also ran a two partner firm in Soho between 2010 and 2018.
Rebecca is a highly experienced lawyer who trained and qualified in the City of London with a leading international law firm. She has practised as a litigation solicitor at a number of leading international firms, and is arecognised expert in public law, having also taught law at Oxford University.
Rebecca's experience and expertise includes :-
Karishma is an experienced UK corporate lawyer offering commercial and practical legal advice to companies in all stages (early stage / fast growing, SMEs and large corporates), founders and investors. Her clients range from high-growth businesses to international conglomerates, spanning across a variety of sectors.
She has extensive experience in:
Prior to commencing a career in law, Gavin spent a number of years in the electronics industry, ultimately working for a multi-national distributor. On transitioning to law, Gavin qualified in a large US law firm in 2002 giving him over 20 years post qualified experience. Gavin later went on to become the General Counsel for Europe and Asia for the multi-national money broker, followed by a General Counsel position for a credit derivatives operation based out of Qatar.
With a keen interest in business, Gavin has advised companies in a wide range of market sectors, as well as sizes ranging from start-ups to public companies and sits on the board of a number of organisations, assisting them grow from start-up to exit.
Gavin is able to advise on a broad range of areas, from corporate and commercial to intellectual property, including software licensing, supply arrangements and related matters.
He is also sought after and experienced as a company director. Gavin's background ensures clients benefit from his legal skills and experience but also commercial acumen.
Gavin's core specialist areas include :-
Qualifying at a Magic Circle firm, Andrew has spent time working in banks and commerce industry which has given him an insight into the everyday challenges faced by companies in all stages of their growth and development.
Most of his career has been working on international infrastructure projects particularly in Africa; a water treatment plant in Sudan, a floating storage and LNG regassification unit in Benin, an undersea gas pipeline between Ghana and Nigeria, a rail tunnel under the English Channel and palm oil plantations in Indonesia to name but a few. All of these projects have been financed with World Bank and other multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions whose working practices he knows very well. He has also worked with the equity providers arranging credit enhancement for off takers and the taking of security over project assets and with EPC contractors to ensure their contracts are bankable.
Apart form the project work, he has also set up and managed an advisory boutique structuring and raising finance for infrastructure projects and a specialist fund providing equity investments for infrastructure projects in challenging places. He also runs a hedge fund.
Andrew's core specialist areas include :-
With 25 years’ experience of having lived and worked in London, the US (Washington DC), and the Middle East (Qatar), as well as most European countries, Gavin has significant international expertise in commercial, financial services, banking regulatory and technology. Gavin was trained and has practised Intellectual Property and Information Technology (IP/IT) in two recognised ‘Legal 500 Tier 1 firms’ (Osborne Clarke and Eversheds) from which he expanded and developed his knowledge and expertise of IP/IT across multiple jurisdictions. Gavin also has many years experience in financial services, having worked for many of the leading financial institutions from 2004 where he developed a solid understanding of banking regulations and operation
Diana Washington-Carty was admitted as a solicitor in 1993.
Diana is a Consultant Solicitor and external Legal Advisor who advises on Settlement Agreements, and is a Panel Solicitor covering Fast Track Conveyancing. With over 30 years experience, Diana specialises in Residential Property Employment Law, Personal Injury, Litigation, Family, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney along with non-contentious probate work.
Diana has a good rapport with clients and is known for her high standard of client care which has ultimately lead to high level client recommendations.
Diana’s is known for her empathy towards others and has positive links with educational establishments. Diana has recently been appointed a Careers Ambassador and provides a gateway to allow students/pupils a practical insight within the legal industry for them to explore, fulfil and develop their legal aspirations
Outside of the Legal Industry – Diana is a Special Needs Mediator.
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