Thomson Reuters has listed five Keystone lawyers in its 2024 Stand-out Lawyers Guide. Andrea James, Andrew Darwin, Jason Kallis, Nathan Donaldson, and Robert Pocknell were all nominated by their clients due to the exceptional standard of service they provided in their respective practice areas.

Healthcare Regulation

Andrea James

Andrea is a noted expert in professional discipline and healthcare regulatory law. The main focus of her work is defending professionals at fitness to practise proceedings before their regulatory bodies, where her experience includes successfully defending doctors before the General Medical Council, dentists before the General Dental Council, paramedics and other allied health professionals before the Health & Care Professions Council, pharmacists before the General Pharmaceutical Council, teachers before the Teaching Regulation Agency, veterinary surgeons before the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and architects before the Architects Registration Board.

Dispute Resolution

Andrew Darwin

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Andrew advises on cases of all kinds involving property, including landlord and tenant and freehold-owner disputes, professional negligence against solicitors, architects and other building professionals, and insolvency disputes. Andrew also has extensive expertise in both non-contentious and contentious planning work.

Jason Kallis

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Jason specialises in insurance, professional negligence (construction and medical professionals), construction, product liability, and property litigation. He acts for blue-chip construction and property companies, insurance companies and their insureds, high-net-worth individuals, retailers and estate managers.


Nathan Donaldson

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Nathan advises a range of organisations and high-net-worth individuals. He specialises in cases concerning discrimination, whistleblowing, employment matters arising out of Financial Conduct Authority-regulated organisations, and advising clients in the hotel, education, healthcare and charity sectors.

Intellectual Property

Robert Pocknell

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Robert advises technology companies of all sizes on the licensing of IP rights, including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and know-how/trade secrets. He advises many businesses on the issues arising from the development, sale and purchase of products that use connectivity standards, such as 4G, 5G and WiFi, and the licensing of patents claimed to be essential to those and other standards.

Thomson Reuters interviews over 2,000 senior in-house counsel around the world for its Sharplegal research study. The guide identifies lawyers that clients have worked with over the past 12 months who have provided an exemplary client experience.

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