Fast-growing Keystone Law has announced the appointment of five senior consultant lawyers across its Residential Property, Regulatory, Dispute Resolution, Employment, and Private Wealth teams.

The new appointments include:

Dispute Resolution – Kelly Tinkler, was Partner, Shakespeare Martineau

Dual-qualified barrister and solicitor Kelly has a practice that consists largely of cross-border litigation and arbitration with regard to banking, shareholder disputes, professional negligence, employment injunctions, fraud and money laundering.

EmploymentHelen Wyatt, was Partner, Spencer Wyatt LLP

Helen’s work spans all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment work, in addition to the employment aspects that are associated with corporate transactional work. She advises on the issues that occur throughout the employment process, from recruitment through to termination.

Private Wealth – Hugh Murphy, was Managing Associate, Bond Dickinson

Hugh specialises in acting on a wide range of private-client-related property matters. He acts for individuals, landed estates and institutional clients in relation to all aspects of property law. He also has particular expertise in guiding clients through the process of residential property, and buying and selling country houses, sporting estates, farms, and agricultural land.

Regulatory – Jeremy Woodcraft, was Partner, Cook & Co

Jeremy is a solicitor advocate who advises on all aspects of regulatory law including risk, compliance and enforcement matters. With expertise in health and safety, trading standards, food and fire safety, environmental, road transport, licensing, betting and gaming, he has worked extensively in the leisure and entertainment industry. He is also a specialist in transport issues and regularly appears for operators at Public Inquiries. He has also successfully prosecuted and defended many health and safety cases.

Residential PropertyKatie Cohen, was Consultant, Bircham Dyson Bell

Katie specialises in all aspects of leasehold enfranchisement. She acts for landlords and tenants, advising them on a range of real-estate issues including the sale and purchase of residential property, all aspects of voluntary and statutory lease extensions, and freehold purchases and sales under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. Katie also assists clients with the sale and purchase of freeholds under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (Right of First Refusal), as well as the acquisition of freehold ground-rent investment portfolios and statutory collective enfranchisement claims.

James Knight, Managing Partner at Keystone Law cites an uptick in client demand as being a significant contributor to the firm’s growth. He also adds that Keystone “is always in the market for the best legal talent” and “is very pleased to welcome the new arrivals.”