Keystone Law has announced the arrival of five new partners and one consultant solicitor to the firm from across multiple practice areas.

Richard Fox, Matthew Anson, Lucy Pringle, Mailin Bala, Alasdair Taylor and Lisa Nabou enhances the firm’s expertise across employment, commercial, corporate, technology and healthcare litigation practices.

James Knight, Founder and CEO of Keystone Law, said:

“I am thrilled to welcome Richard, Matthew, Lucy, Mailin, Alasdair, and Lisa to Keystone. They are six exceptional lawyers and will only strengthen our offering to clients by their respective teams.

“Their arrival demonstrates how the firm continues to consistently recruit top quality partners and solicitors. Our lawyers benefit from the firm’s autonomous model and enjoy the flexibility Keystone’s structure provides.”  

The new appointments are:

Richard FoxEmployment

Richard advises clients on matters including confidentiality and restrictive covenants, executive pay, bonus and severance arrangements, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and redundancy programmes.

He is frequently asked to advise in situations involving allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace following the rise of the #MeToo movement, and the cases that have followed. This includes conducting (as investigator) and advising on investigations into such conduct.

Richard joins the firm from Kingsley Napley where he was the Senior Partner and head of the Employment team.

Matthew AnsonCorporate

Matthew has wide-ranging expertise and experience advising private equity sponsors on acquisitions, disposals, restructurings, and incentive schemes and has acted for several sovereign wealth funds on co-investment matters. He has also represented clients in respect of several take-private transactions.

Matthew has expertise in providing fund-level advice in connection with continuation fund transactions. He also has extensive knowledge of advising on customary policy terms and the competitive landscape in the transactional risk insurance market.

Before joining Keystone, Matthew worked at international law firms including Paul Hastings, Sidley Austin and Proskauer Rose.

Lucy PringleCommercial

Lucy advises businesses of all sizes on domestic and international supply chain contracts and global routes to market. She advises on supply agreements, purchasing contracts, services agreements, contractual joint ventures, distribution, agency, franchising, contract manufacturing, port handling / stevedoring, logistics and warehousing.

Lucy also works alongside inhouse teams to provide commercial contract support on matters ranging from day-to-day advice through to business-critical projects, such as complex outsourcing arrangements, procuring and installing new equipment, energy transition arrangements and decommissioning sites.

Prior to joining Keystone, Lucy was a Partner at Womble Bond Dickson.

Mailin BalaCommercial

Mailin specialises in copyright, digital, technology and data. She supports clients, ranging from start-ups to established global businesses, to bring their project to life, advising on a breadth of commercial matters which pivot around the exploitation of intellectual property rights, the build and use of technology, and digital products and services.

Mailin was a Legal Director at Gateley plc before joining Keystone.

Alasdair TaylorTechnology

Alasdair has over 20 years’ experience working at the interface of law and IT with expertise spanning IT and ecommerce law, data protection and privacy, contract law, copyright and other intellectual property rights and consumer protection law.

His clients include UK-based and international cloud services providers, online platform operators, ecommerce businesses, software and website developers, systems integrators, resellers, managed services providers and digital media companies.

Before moving to Keystone, Alasdair had his own practice and previously worked at international and national law firms, including Mayer Brown and Manches.

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