In-house lawyers can help organisations flourish by providing a dynamic response to their business needs. But only the largest organisations can justify retaining in-house expertise on a full-time basis.
This unique practice area enables companies to receive a dedicated and bespoke legal service without having to employ a full-time lawyer. Our In-House Legal team provides the flexibility of a law firm with the continuity of an employed solicitor whilst maintaining the value proposition that is integral to Keystone.
Typically, lawyers from the In-House team will work from our clients' offices on certain pre-determined days and then be available to assist on an ad hoc basis during the rest of the time. They get to know our clients' businesses very well and provide the consistent and consultative support that a growing business needs.
Lawyers from the In-House team are usually presented to third parties as conventional in-house counsel. However, they have access to all Keystone support facilities as well as Keystone colleagues who have expertise in specialist fields.
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Neal is an experienced compliance expert assisting with the drafting, updating, implementation and operation of internal regulatory and compliance policies and procedures for a range of firms within the financial services, legal and fiduciary sectors.
Clare is a commercial lawyer with a focus on infrastructure and Africa. Since joining Keystone Law in 2007, she has 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.
David is a skilled health and safety lawyer who advises clients in the oil and gas, utilities, transport, construction, shipping, and financial services sectors on a full spectrum of health and safety matters. In particular, David is well placed to assist on work-related accidents, corporate manslaughter, product recalls, defence against enforcement action under consumer and food safety laws, complex litigation arising out of contractual disputes, high-value debt recovery, and environmental pollution matters.
Jeremy is an experienced lawyer advising clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, primarily in the aviation, rail and shipping industries.
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.
Lucy is a commercial lawyer with particular expertise in digital media, technology, e-commerce and digital publishing. Her specialisms include the development and publication of apps, games and websites; social media publishing; digital magazines; the digital distribution of content; online partnerships/affiliate deals; and the sale of physical, digital and virtual goods via websites and apps.
Alison is a commercial litigator with over 11 years’ post qualification experience of a broad range of domestic and international/cross-jurisdictional High Court litigation. She 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.
Philippa is an experienced commercial property solicitor, with particular expertise in the Higher Education sector. Her career has seen her acting in-house for a top-10 Russell Group university, advising on estates and buildings management, student residential accommodation, landlord and tenant, projects, and general commercial matters.
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.
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.
William is both a Manx Advocate and qualified Solicitor in England and Wales advising on a range of legal issues affecting corporate organisations. He also advises on a range of real estate and asset finance matters acting for banks, lenders (including alternative lenders and challenger banks) and borrowers in respect of the financing of Isle of Man entities, in particular companies, partnerships and trusts.
Alex is a construction and engineering law specialist. He has been involved in UK and international construction and engineering projects for over 25 years, having spent a decade in the construction industry working as a civil engineer and project manager, prior to becoming a lawyer.
Sarah is a commercial contracts and IP lawyer with a particular specialism in the Technology, Media and Data Protection sector.
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.
City trained, Meriel is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising clients from the retail, media, fashion and sport sectors, representing both high-profile designer and household brand names.
Claire is an accomplished anti-bribery and corruption specialist with over 25 years’ experience in advising on business crime, corporate fraud and corruption investigations. In particular, she has an in-depth knowledge of complex international cases, instigated against both corporates and individuals by Government agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Department of Justice (DOJ) and by multilateral development banks, as well as urgent and extensive internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients.
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.
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.
Emma is a commercial and intellectual property lawyer who specialises in advising media companies on IP production, distribution, exploitation and protection issues. She also advises on commercial contract agreements and privacy matters, with particular expertise in children’s data protection.
Tracy is an experienced commercial lawyer with extensive experience in the technology and telecoms industries, with a particular emphasis on complex commercial transactions and data protection. Tracy has advised on a broad range of complex and high-value matters across the public and private sectors and has held senior strategic positions in a number of technology companies, and before joining Keystone, she worked for seven years in-house at Motorola Solutions.