The UK’s leading dispersed firm, Keystone Law, has hired Michelle Last and Malcolm Mason to join its expanding employment team.

Michelle, who gained experience at global firm Mayer Brown before joining regional heavyweight Stevens and Bolton, advises clients on a broad range of non-contentious and contentious employment law matters. She has particular expertise in negotiating and advising on settlement agreements, restrictive covenants and confidential information, employment status, agency workers and TUPE, as well as providing counsel on employment issues relating to insolvency. Michelle’s client base spans a range of different areas including financial services and professional practices, as well as consumer brands.

Meanwhile, Malcolm has over 30 years’ experience in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law. Before joining Keystone, he spent a number of years at several leadings employment firms including Eversheds, Morgan Lewis & Bockius (New York & London) and Epstein Becker & Green (New York). He is dual-qualified, with extensive experience both as a solicitor in England & Wales and as an attorney and counsellor-at-law in the State of New York. Malcolm represents individuals and businesses of all sizes from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies on a diverse range of employment and labour issues. He also advises on UK and EU matters involving US parties or parent corporations.

Keystone’s employment team continues to develop rapidly and Michelle and Malcolm’s arrival at the firm brings the total number of partner-level lawyers in the practice area to over twenty.

James Knight, Managing Director of Keystone Law commented,

“Michelle and Malcolm both join Keystone with hugely impressive track records. Their arrival demonstrates our dedication to invest in only the best that the legal sector has to offer. We look forward to working with them as the employment team grows.”

Michelle added,

“"I was attracted to Keystone Law because of the freedom it offers me to be able to invest in client relationships to provide a better level of client service. I am delighted to work with other highly experienced and successful lawyers who share this ethos."

Malcolm continued,

“I am delighted to be joining Keystone Law with its wide range of legal services and in particular an impressive Employment Team consisting of highly experienced and senior employment and labour lawyers.”