Keystone Law has been recognised in the esteemed Chambers Global Guide 2024 for its work and expertise in Corporate & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Employment, and Insurance.

Employment partners Nick Robertson, Katie Clark, and Rob Eldridge received recognition in the Guide, alongside consultant solicitor James Crabtree and partner Jane Harte-Lovelace for their experience in Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance and Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, respectively.

The firm’s Isle of Man team were also ranked for its Corporate & Finance department, with directors Sally Cranshaw and Geoff Kermeen both recognised in this area.

Keystone’s ranked practitioners in the current edition can be viewed below:


Nick Robertson 

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Nick is an experienced employment solicitor who advises on the full range of employment issues for employers. He has represented employers in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, County Court, the Employment Tribunal and the Central Arbitration Committee as well as at ACAS. His experience includes advising on matters relating to individual employees and on collective matters, such as restructuring and collective redundancies.

Read Nick’s Chambers profile here.

Katie Clark

Katie represents businesses from a wide range of sectors on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. She has particular experience litigating employment disputes in the Employment Tribunal and High Court, including relating to team moves, restrictive covenants, discrimination and whistleblowing.

Katie has significant experience advising clients on their most challenging and sensitive employment issues, on all aspects of crisis management, internal investigations and grievance/disciplinary processes, including conducting workplace investigations as an independent investigator.

Read Katie’s Chambers profile here.

Rob Eldridge

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Rob specialises in employment law and his practice covers everything from employment disputes to the drafting of contracts and policies. He has dealt with a number of disputes in the High Court and Employment Tribunal, including disputes in relation to discrimination, unfair dismissal, and restrictive covenants.

Rob has acted for some famous retailers, high-profile fashion brands, recruitment and financial services companies, helping them to protect their reputation.

Read Rob’s Chambers profile here.


James Crabtree

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James has advised numerous major participants in the worldwide insurance and reinsurance markets on insurance and reinsurance claims, coverage questions and disputes, and on the contractual terms and conditions of many varieties of insurance and reinsurance cover. He has also advised corporate buyers of insurance on contract terms and conditions and handled claims and coverage disputes.

James has dealt with major international market loss events and situations, such as Piper Alpha, Phillips Petroleum, the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the 2011 New Zealand earthquakes and the stream of exposures resulting from asbestos-related diseases and environmental pollution.

Read James’ Chambers profile here.

Jane Harte-Lovelace

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Jane advises companies, board members and high-net-worth individuals on risk and the avoidance and resolution of disputes both domestic and international.

Jane has a particular focus on disputes involving property and trusts and maximising insurance recoveries for policyholders. She also advises companies in relation to workplace safety with experience in dealing with the aftermath of serious and fatal accidents in the workplace.

Read Jane’s Chambers profile here.

Corporate & Finance

Sally Cranshaw

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Sally is a Manx Advocate and her practice has focused extensively on UK commercial real estate (CRE) financing through Isle of Man (IoM) vehicles (primarily companies, limited partnerships, property unit trusts and closed-ended funds) and CRE-related work (including the establishment of IoM structures and CRE acquisitions, through to the ultimate disposal of the relevant corporate vehicles or underlying assets).

Sally advises a number of special opportunity funds and high-net-worth individuals investing in London and the South East (including (serviced) offices and hotels), as well as regional assets across a range of asset classes (PRS, student accommodation, logistics, offices and retail/leisure).

Read Sally’s Chambers profile here.

Geoff Kermeen

Geoff Kermeen

Geoff is a Manx Advocate with a practice that includes a wide range of Isle of Man corporate and structured finance work.

Geoff has particular experience in advising lenders, investors and developers in the UK and European commercial real estate sector, and in recent years has advised upon many high-profile CRE transactions for blue-chip clients relating to prime assets (mainly located in London).

Read Geoff’s Chambers profile here.

The Chambers Global Guide ranks the top global lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. Each ranking is based on the in-depth research conducted by an experienced team of researchers.

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