Keystone Law, the UK’s leading dispersed law firm, has recruited an additional ten senior solicitors as the “Join the Future” campaign continues to gather pace. This announcement comes hot on the heels of a similar announcement in January of this year and brings the total number of lawyers at the firm to 123.
Keystone launched Join the Future in July 2012, in order to attract 50 senior lawyers and support its plans to increase turnover to £25 million over the next three years. So far the campaign has resulted in 175 applicants from experienced solicitors looking for more autonomy and an alternative to the traditional partnership model.
Keystone’s Managing Partner, James Knight, says:
“Our Join the Future campaign continues to deliver-up superb lawyers looking to work in the Keystone way. After eight months the campaign is actually picking up more speed with an additional 20 lawyers looking to join the firm over the next three months. This means that we should have completed our three year campaign target in 11 months and if that doesn’t say something about where the legal market is heading, then I don’t know what does”.
The ten lawyers that have joined the firm are:
- Andrew Waite joins the Environmental team from Berwin Leighton Paisner, where he was Coordinator of the Environmental Group and then a Partner.
- Dee Sian joins the Corporate team from Marriott Harrison, where she was a Partner.
- Denham Belljoins the Employment team from Mundays, where he was a Partner.
- Trevor Sears joins the Dispute Resolution team from Davenport Lyons, where he was a Partner.
- Wendy Bishop joins the Commercial Property team from Donaldson West, where she was a Partner.
- William Addis joins the Employment team from Brachers LLP, where he was a Partner.
- Claire O’Flinn joins the Family team from Manches LLP, where she was a Senior Associate.
- Jo McKenzie joins the Dispute Resolution team from Barker Gotelee, where she was an Associate.
- Stephen McCue joins the Commercial practice having previously worked as Director of Legal & IP for Nokia.
- Alison Bradley joins the Dispute Resolution team from Consensus Business Group, where she was a Legal Advisor and Acting Head of Litigation.
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- Keystone Law was established in 2002. It is the country's largest and most successful dispersed law firm with over 120 experienced solicitors averaging 18 years post qualification experience. Keystone is a full service commercial law firm whose clients are comprised of SMEs, entrepreneurs and individuals.
- Keystone solicitors use an intuitive IT platform to work together from their satellite offices, homes, or clients offices. They are comprehensively supported by a central London office which provides meeting rooms and support staff and performs the firm’s administrative functions. Overhead savings and other efficiencies allow Keystone to deliver exceptional value for money.
- Keystone’s fee earners are free to focus on client relationships without the distractions of running a legal practice. Lawyers enjoy an excellent work/life balance. The firm operates a performance-based remuneration structure rather than paying conventional salaries.
- Keystone’s clients include ING Real Estate, Lloyds Pharmacy, LoveFilm, Neal’s Yard, Snog Yoghurt, Sodexo, Stagecoach.