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 Counsel 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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Lisette specialises in art-related disputes and transactions, and also has a general commercial litigation background. During her 12 years as a senior in-house lawyer at Sotheby’s, Lisette worked on some of the most high-profile cases in the art world.
Emily is a regulatory lawyer with a wealth of expertise in remediation, regulatory change implementation, consumer credit and retail conduct, and financial crime issues.
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 consultant in the Dispute Resolution team with almost two decades of experience in commercial and financial services litigation acting for high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), family offices and companies in a broad range of domestic and international/cross-jurisdictional High Court litigation and dispute resolution matters.
Simon specialises in online financial services, e-commerce and IT. His clients include e-money and payment services providers, online peer-to-peer finance platforms, retailers, marketplaces and data providers
JP is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a wealth of knowledge gained from his time in private practice and general counsel roles.
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.
Intellectual property and commercial lawyer Jon has over 20 years’ international experience, many spent in-house with global corporations, providing legal support to senior leaders. Jon has extensive experience in advising businesses on a wide range of IP, commercial and corporate contractual matters, with a keen focus on the energy sector.
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.
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.
Richard is a corporate/commercial solicitor with extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sector. He most recently worked as General Counsel to his client, Hummingbird Resources Plc
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.
Nick is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who acts as in-house counsel to companies that are not yet ready to make an internal legal appointment. He also works with existing in-house legal and senior executive teams to help them take smart, risk-based decisions quickly and effectively.