Our team

Meet the team who create and maintain our resources

Sophie Capel

Sophie Capel joined Practical Law from Ashurst, where she worked for nearly 11 years. In 1997 she became the first (and later senior) professional support lawyer for the Ashurst employment group, a post that she held until 2004. She was previously at Denton Hall Burgin & Warrens (now SNR Denton), having qualified there in 1990. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the Industrial Law Society and PEN (the PSL Employment Network). Sophie is head of Employment. Sophie is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Sara Catley

Sara Catley is Director of In-house Editorial for Thomson Reuters Legal UK &I. Sara trained at Slaughter and May and qualified into the tax group in 2001. She joined Practical Law in 2005 as an analyst writing on key market trends, noteworthy transactions and market practice developments across all practice areas. In 2008, Sara helped launch Practical Law’s US web services and then became head of Practical Law’s cross-border service and standalone financed content and directories businesses. Following the acquisition of Practical Law by Thomson Reuters, she became responsible for developing international content across the business and the launch of Practical Law China. Sara became Director of In-house Editorial in 2015, and is now responsible for developing content for Thomson Reuters’ in-house legal audience. Sara is a non-practising solicitor.

Jennifer Dunn

Jennifer Dunn is Head of Writing and Style. She graduated from University College London in 2006 with BA in German. Following this she attended the University of Hamburg where she obtained a Baccalaureus juris (German law degree), graduating in 2010. During her time in Hamburg, Jenny worked as a night secretary at Latham & Watkins. Upon returning to the UK, she completed a GDL at the College of Law, Bloomsbury. Jenny joined Practical Law in 2011 and is also the embedded copy editor for the IPIT, Communications and Commercial web services.

Carol Haworth

Carol Haworth became head of Practical Law Private Client in May 2016, after joining as an editor in March 2008. She was previously a senior associate at Bircham Dyson Bell, where she dealt with a wide range of trust, estate planning and probate work, including offshore trusts and cross-border estates. She qualified at Collyer Bristow in 2002, following a career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Carol is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Raichel Hopkinson

Raichel Hopkinson is the head of Practical Law Dispute Resolution. Raichel was a partner in the dispute resolution department at Denton Wilde Sapte for 5 years, specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, before she joined Practical Law in January 2010. Raichel is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Chris Knuckey

Chris Knuckey trained at Cobbetts, and worked in their commercial department advising on public procurement and general commercial matters. From 2004 to 2006 he was a solicitor at Clarkslegal advising on public procurement, including in respect of PFI/PPP schemes undertaken by local authorities. From there, Chris joined the Treasury Solicitor's Department, advising across Government on procurement law and associated commercial issues, before joining Practical Law Public Sector in 2008. Chris is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Heleen van Lil-Gijbels joined Practical Law in December 2009 and is Head of Practical Law EU. Heleen studied Private and International Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Since then, she has worked as an in-house lawyer for the Rotterdam Port Authorities and as a knowledge management lawyer for several international law firms, including, Nauta Dutilh and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Katharine Long

Katharine Long trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and qualified into Freshfields’ employment, pensions and benefits department in 2003, where she worked as a share schemes lawyer. Katharine moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2004 and subsequently to Ernst & Young. She has advised a wide range of clients on incentives and reward issues, and has a particular interest in the tax aspects of incentive arrangements. Katharine joined Practical Law in January 2011, and became head of Share Schemes & Incentives in May 2013. Katharine is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Nikki Martin

Nikki Martin Nikki Martin trained at Clarke Willmott and joined their commercial property department on qualification in 2001. She then worked at Burges Salmon before moving to the real estate team at Pinsent Masons. In 2005, Nikki joined Osborne Clarke where she focused on secured lending and advising administrators, liquidators and creditors on corporate and individual insolvency property issues. Nikki joined Practical Law in October 2008 and is Head of Practical Law Property (which includes the new Practice Areas of Planning, Property Litigation and Agriculture and Rural Land). Nikki is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Lisa Miller

Lisa Millar trained at Clyde & Co, qualifying into its corporate department in 1998. She worked in Weil, Gotshal & Manges' corporate finance department between 1999 and 2005, where she advised on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. Lisa joined Practical Law Corporate in June 2005 and was appointed Head of Practical Law Commercial in August 2008. Lisa is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Loreto Miranda

Loreto Miranda is Head of Practical Law Pensions. She joined Practical Law from Hogan Lovells, where she worked in the dispute resolution department since qualifying in 2001. She specialised in pensions-related disputes and is an associate member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. She also acted in a range of other commercial disputes, including cases involving alternative dispute resolution, and obtained Higher Rights of Audience. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Rayna Moore

Rayna Moore was called to the Bar in July 2005. She joined Practical Law in March 2006 as an editor on the multi-jurisdictional guides. Rayna has been Practical Law Global's head of editorial for multi-jurisdictional publications since 2009. Rayna is non-practising.

Sophie Cameron

Sophie Cameron, Director of International Content

Sophie Cameron, Head of International Content and Head of Practical Law China Sophie was an editor for a magazine publisher before training as a solicitor in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London office, where she qualified into the litigation department and completed a secondment to Reuters’ legal department.

Sophie then moved to the employment department of Bates, Wells & Braithwaite, where she specialised in contentious and advisory employment work for individuals and charities and regularly appeared in the employment tribunal.

Sophie was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Fawcett Society in 2005 and co-authored a report on the reform of gender equality legislation. Sophie joined Practical Law in 2004 as an editor for PL Employment and was Head of PL Public Sector from 2008 and 2012. Since 2012 she has focussed on our international content, launching PL China in 2013 and now managing the China, EU and international transaction guides teams. She has been managing our China service since its inception. Sophie studied at Cambridge University, City University and the College of Law. Sophie is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Joanna Morris

Joanna Morris is a former solicitor. She qualified into the corporate department of Clifford Chance in 1995. She then moved to Manchester and joined Cobbetts' corporate/commercial department. She subsequently became a commercial solicitor at The Co-operative Bank p.l.c. Joanna joined Practical Law in 2000 and was editor of PLC Magazine until she was appointed Head of Commissioning in 2013.

Ruth Morrow

Ruth Morrow is a former solicitor. She qualified into the corporate department of Charles Russell LLP in 2006, where she advised on a range of corporate transactions, specialising in equity capital markets work. She joined Practical Law in May 2011 as assistant editor of PLC Magazine and was appointed editor in July 2013.

Iain Murdoch

Iain Murdoch joined Practical Law in January 2007 from Taylor Wessing, where he was a senior associate in the construction and engineering group. Iain specialises in non-contentious construction law, having worked for property owners and occupiers, developers, lenders, contractors and consultants. Iain specialises in non-contentious negotiation, contract drafting and reporting work, but has also advised on the pre-action stages of construction disputes, the settlement of disputes and adjudications. He trained at Lewis Silkin before joining Speechly Bircham following qualification. While at Speechly Bircham, he undertook a part-time secondment to an international construction and engineering contractor's in-house legal department. Iain is a member of the Society of Construction Law and is head of Construction. Iain is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Emma Nendick

Emma Nendick trained at Freshfields (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) and worked as an associate in the tax department for three years. She moved to Herbert Smith in 1996, where she set up and ran the tax professional support function. She joined Practical Law in September 2006 as head of Tax. Emma is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Judith Pain

Judith Pain worked at Allen & Overy for 13 years, specialising in commercial property. She spent the first seven years working on transactions, and then set up and ran the professional support service for the property department before joining Practical Law in 2000. Judith was Head of Practical Law Property before being appointed Head of Practice Areas in July 2013. Judith is currently a non-practising solicitor.

David Rawson

David Rawson joined Practical Law in January 2009, from the restructuring and insolvency team at Eversheds LLP. He specialises in all forms of insolvency appointment, both personal and corporate, contentious and non-contentious. Prior to joining Eversheds, he worked in the insolvency team at Hammonds LLP, where he trained and qualified. David is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Morag Rea

Morag Rea is head of Business Crime and Investigations and whilst a senior criminal fraud solicitor had experience of SFO, HMRC. BIS, FSA and CPS investigations and prosecutions. Her first post following qualification was with Simons Muirhead and Burton, then Irwin Mitchell where she helped establish the London White Collar Crime department. She then spent five years in the criminal fraud team at Byrne and Partners. In a move from practice, she was the head of Crime and Corporate Crime at Lexis PSL for four years before joining Thomson Reuters. Morag is widely published and she was the editor of The Advocate between 2000 and 2006 and a member of the LCCSA Committee. She set up the Young Fraud Lawyers Association in 2000 and was a member of the inaugural committee as the Education Officer. Morag is a non-practising solicitor.

Lucy Ryland

Lucy Ryland joined Practical Law Corporate in July 2009 after six years as a corporate PSL at Allen & Overy LLP. Lucy trained at A&O and qualified into its corporate department in 1999.  She worked on a variety of corporate transactions until 2003 when she joined the corporate know-how team. Lucy is currently a non-practising solicitor. Lucy is head of Corporate.

Saira Singh

Saira Singh qualified as a solicitor in 1994 with Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells LLP), where she specialised in commercial and insurance litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on contractual disputes and professional negligence claims. In 2001, she became a professional support lawyer in the dispute resolution and arbitration practice at Lovells. She joined Practical Law in May 2009 and is now Head of Arbitration. Saira is currently a non-practising solicitor. She also sits as a Deputy District Judge (Civil) on the Midland Circuit.

Sian Wakeling

Sian Wakeling trained at Cameron Markby Hewitt (now CMS Cameron McKenna) working in both the London and Brussels offices. In 1997 she qualified into their financial services team, where she spent eight years as an associate. Sian joined Practical Law in 2005 and is Head of Financial Services. Sian is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Roger Wesson

Roger Wesson trained at Slaughter and May and worked in their corporate and commercial department for two years after qualifying. He then practised media and IP law for two years with Denton Hall (now Dentons), before moving to Allison & Humphreys (which later merged with Field Fisher Waterhouse), where he was a partner for five years, specialising in media and IP&T law. He is Head of Practical Law Data Protection, Practical Law IP&IT and Practical Law Media & Telecoms. Roger is currently a non-practising solicitor.

family team

Emma Wilkins qualified in 1996. She joined Practical Law from Veale Wasbrough Vizards where she was a partner in their London office for 12 years specialising in family work. Before that she worked at the London office of Blake Lapthorn. Emma undertook a broad range of family work but particularly specialised in complex financial work, the drafting of nuptial agreements and cases concerning children. She has been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers and Partners. In the 2013 edition of the directory it is noted that clients praise her "common sense and excellent knowledge of the law". The directory entry goes on to say that she is regarded as "personable, knowledgeable and easy to work with." Emma is a member of Resolution and the Law Society Family Section. She heads Practical Law’s family service and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Francesca Albert

Francesca Albert qualified as a solicitor in 2001, training with, and later becoming Of Counsel, at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills). She specialized in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration working in Herbert Smith’s London, Tokyo and Moscow offices. In 2013 she moved to Dechert Russia LLC as National Partner and joined Practical Law as Arbitration Editor in 2015. Francesca taught LLM modules on the protection of foreign direct investment at Queen Mary, University of London and lectured on investment treaty arbitration to Masters students of international law and finance at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). She co-founded the Moscow Arbitration Forum 40 (now Russian Arbitration Association 40) and sat as Co-Vice Chair of the Nominating Committee of the Russian Arbitration Association. She has spoken extensively and been published widely on international arbitration matters. She is fluent in five languages including Russian. Francesca is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Mary Ambrose

Mary Ambrose qualified as a solicitor in 1992 following a career as a museum curator. She worked as a solicitor in the private client departments of Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) and Simmons & Simmons before joining Macfarlanes as a professional support lawyer where she worked in the private client department for eight years. She has dealt with a wide range of onshore and offshore tax and trust matters. She joined PLC in September 2011 after three years as an associate solicitor at Ashton KCJ in Cambridge.

Sejal Amin

Sejal Amin qualified in 2003, having spent a year of her training contract in family law, and joined Fisher Meredith’s family law department. Sejal moved to Alexiou Fisher Philipps in 2007 where she was an associate undertaking her own caseload as well as assisting partners. Sejal has worked with clients who are in differing circumstances ranging from those with relatively modest means to those with complex international asset bases as well as on cases with a broad range of children issues. She has worked on several reported cases including Evans v Evans, G v G and Gordon v Stefanou and has written legal articles. In addition, Sejal is a longstanding trustee of an advocacy project. Sejal joined Practical Law's family service as an editor in May 2015. Sejal is a member of Resolution and is currently a non-practising solicitor and mediator.

Mary-Anne Anaradoh

Mary-Anne Anaradoh qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and began her legal career in public law children’s work at the London Borough of Camden. Since 2000 she has specialized in local authority adult social care work and advised senior Council officers and members on a range of complex legal, policy and strategic issues. Mary-Anne also has experience in education law including special educational needs tribunal work and school attendance prosecutions. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in July 2015, Mary-Anne was a Principal Consultant Adult Social Care Lawyer at Islington Council, where she provided dedicated legal support and training on implementation of the Care Act 2014, and was Chair of the Care Act Lawyers Group for the London region. Mary-Anne is a non-practising solicitor.

David Bacon

David Bacon was called to the Bar in 2000 and worked in the corporate crime departments of Bivonas and Fisher Meredith, being admitted as a solicitor in 2003. In 2006, David moved to the Serious Fraud Office and worked as an investigative lawyer and case manager on a number of high profile fraud and corruption cases, as well as providing training to investigators. David spent a year within the SRA’s regulatory management team, focused on financial crime compliance within global and city law firms. David joined Practical Law as an editor in 2014. David is also a visiting lecturer at BPP University, teaching on the LLM programme. David is a non-practicing solicitor.

Veronica Bailey

Veronica Bailey joined Practical Law Commercial in November 2014. She trained at Muir Williams (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia in 1976. In 1998 she was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. She has an LLM from Southampton University and lectured in commercial law subjects for a number of years. She joined Barlow Robbins in 1999 and in 2003 became a partner and head of IT/IP. Before joining Practical Law she was a professional development lawyer at Bond Dickinson. She has extensive international experience having worked in Australia, Singapore, Finland and the UK. Veronica is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Neha Bajpaee

Neha Bajpaee is a dual qualified lawyer in India and the UK. She enrolled as an advocate with the Bar council of Delhi in 2005 and thereafter joined the dispute resolution team of Suri & Company, a Delhi based law firm where she worked on general commercial litigation and arbitration matters. In 2009, she joined Amarchand Mangaldas where she worked as a knowledge management associate for two years. Neha qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales after completing the qualified lawyers transfer scheme in 2014. Neha holds a masters degree in International Dispute Resolution from the University of London and a bachelors degree in law from the University of Delhi. She joined Practical Law in 2014 and is currently an International Know How Editor. Neha is a non-practising solicitor.

Stephanie Baker

Stephanie Baker trained at Edwin Coe qualifying into the property department in 2001. She moved to the commercial property department at Forsters LLP in 2003 where she worked until 2011. She advised clients on a broad range of commercial property transactions with a particular emphasis on complex development sites. She has acted for institutional investors, developers, landlords and tenants. Stephanie joined Practical Law Property in November 2011. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Beverley Barton

Beverley Barton qualified as a solicitor in 1993. She trained at Linklaters, where she stayed for six years following qualification, working on a wide range of general commercial litigation cases, including a number involving competition law issues. Subsequently, at CMS Cameron McKenna and Arnold & Porter, she practised as a litigator in a team specialising in pharmaceuticals-related work, and gained valuable trial experience on cases including Re Medicaments, the last ever case in the Restrictive Practices Court. In 2005, she moved to the role of litigation Professional Support Lawyer: first at Eversheds, and then at Bond Pearce. She joined Practical Law as a Senior Editor in the Dispute Resolution team in October 2008. Beverley is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Hazel Barton

Hazel Barton worked at McKenna & Co upon qualification. She then became a commercial property partner at Argles & Court, where she worked for six years. More recently, Hazel worked for Herbert Smith and Cripps Harries Hall before joining Practical Law Property in 2002. Hazel is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Alex Batterson

Alex Batteson worked as a patent examiner at the European Patent Office in The Hague for eight years, before being called to the English Bar in 1995. He joined Freshfields' IP and IT practice in 1997 and two years later moved to Bristows as a patent litigator. He became the professional support lawyer for the IP group at DLA Piper in 2004 and then with Linklaters in 2007. Alex has experience across the full range of IP rights and has been involved in a number of high-profile patent cases, including Haberman v Jackel, Intel v VIA and Cranway v Playtech. His degree in physics gives him a full understanding of complex technological issues. Alex is currently a non-practising barrister and solicitor.

Rob Beardmore

Rob Beardmore joined Practical Law in August 2016 as a senior editor in the In-house and International editorial teams. He qualified in England as a solicitor in October 2006 and went on to work as an in-house lawyer for several substantial multinational corporations. Firstly, Rob focused his practice on technology outsourcing at Xerox. He subsequently moved to the global payment system operator, Visa, where he advised in connection with product development, sales and marketing and in relation to risk and compliance in emerging markets. Most recently Rob spent four years as senior legal and compliance counsel at Control Risks, a leading global risk consultancy, where he advised on a broad range of matters including commercial contracts, IP / IT, data protection, corporate governance, risk and compliance across multiple jurisdictions. Rob is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Naomi Bellingham

Naomi Bellingham trained at Slaughter and May, qualifying in 2005. She spent nearly four years as an associate in the corporate department of Slaughter and May, where she advised on a wide range of corporate transactions. Naomi joined Practical Law Corporate in August 2009. Naomi is currently a non-practising solicitor.

David Bickley

David Bickley trained at Landwell (now PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal), qualifying into the financial services department in 2003 before joining the financial services team at CMS Cameron McKenna in June 2004. He moved to Eversheds' financial services department in January 2007, where he advised clients on a broad range of regulatory issues including the implementation of MiFID. David joined Practical Law Financial Services in December 2009. David is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Mike Boutell trained at Jaques & Lewis (which became the London office of Eversheds), and following qualification, practised in their corporate tax department for ten years. During that time he undertook a broad range of work including M&A, reorganisations, capital raising, joint ventures, and also developed a particular specialisation in property tax. Mike then spent 12 years at CMS Cameron McKenna as a professional support lawyer, save for a six month secondment to the British Property Federation which spanned the introduction of SDLT. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association. Mike joined Practical Law in February 2010 and is a non-practising solicitor.

Sara Bradbury

Sara Bradbury qualified into the corporate department of Norton Rose in 1996. In 1998 she joined Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing), where she spent nearly eight years as an associate in the corporate department specialising in a range of company and corporate transactions including private and public M&A, joint ventures and group reorganisations. Sara joined Practical Law Corporate in April 2006. Sara is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Rossella Brambilla

Rossella Brambilla is a former solicitor. She began her training at McKenzie Mills in 1994, and qualified into the corporate department of Withers in 1996. In 1997 she joined GE Financial Insurance, where she worked in the international section of the legal department, advising on commercial and IP law. She moved to Practical Law in April 1999, and is now an editor for Practical Law Global. Rossella is fluent in English and Italian.

Cordelia Brand

Cordelia Brand qualified in 1991. She worked as a solicitor and senior solicitor in a number of regional firms including Clarke Willmott, Wilsons in Salisbury and Manches in Oxford before moving to London to take up partnership with Cumberland Ellis. She moved to Howard Kennedy as a Partner in the private client department in 2009. She has extensive experience in onshore and offshore tax and trust and in all aspects concerning personal tax planning, wills, trusts and complex estate administrations for both the UK based client and the international individual. She joined Practical Law in January 2013 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Paul Brooks

Paul Brooks was called to the Bar in 1989 before training as a solicitor at Simons Muirhead and Burton in London qualifying in 1992. In 1993 Paul returned to the Bar where he specialised in Criminal Law, first from Doughty Street Chambers and since 2008 from Thomas More Chambers, London. Paul also holds a diploma in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Dundee. Paul joined Practical Law Business Crime and Investigations as a Senior Editor in 2016.

Andre Brown

Andre Brown, Senior International Commissioning Editor

Andre joined Practical Law in 2004 as a research editor for the Which lawyer? directory and headed the team from 2008 until 2012. During this time, he had a strong focus on the Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern markets. Andre is now a Senior Commissioning editor and works with our contributors to create Practical Law resources, as well as developing and maintaining our contributor relationships.

James Brown

James Brown qualified as a solicitor in 2004, having trained at Fox Williams. In 2008, James joined the employment team at Capsticks, where he acted primarily for healthcare sector clients. James routinely advised on the whole range of employment law issues and has considerable litigation experience, including regularly appearing in the employment tribunal on behalf of respondents. He has also appeared before the employment appeal tribunal. James joined Practical Law Employment in 2016. He is a Senior Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown is a former solicitor. She joined Practical Law Pensions in July 2008 from the Pensions Regulator, where she was a solicitor in the corporate risk management department advising on regulatory matters. Rachel qualified in 2000 at Allen & Overy, where she advised trustees and employers on pensions issues before moving to the Pensions Regulator in 2005. Rachel is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Nady Budaly

Nady Budaly graduated with a history degree from Queen Mary, University of London in 2011. After completing the GDL at BPP Law School in 2013, she worked as an Adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service for just over two years, providing alternative dispute resolution to financial institutions and their customers. Nady joined Practical Law in January 2016 and is a What’s Market Assistant Editor.

Kirsten Bukht

Kirsten Bukht trained at Denton Hall (now Dentons) and qualified into the insolvency litigation team in 1995. Kirsten subsequently transferred to the banking department and, following the merger with Wilde Sapte in 2000, she worked in the financial markets and regulation group of Denton Wilde Sapte. In 2004, Kirsten joined the Financial Services Authority, where she was based in the retail policy division and later in the financial promotions mitigation and strategy team. Kirsten joined Practical Law Financial Services in October 2007. Kirsten is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Judith Cairns

Jude Cairns trained and worked at Linklaters for two years on qualification. In October 2002 she joined the Property Team at the Law Commission where she worked for five years on a number of projects, including the Easements, Covenants and Profits project. In 2008, Jude moved to the property department of Manches LLP as a professional support lawyer. She joined Practical Law Property in January 2012. Jude is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Maylis Campbell joined Practical Law in October 2012 as an EU Editor. Her career spans over 20 years of experience in EU policy and media work. Previously, she worked for the European Association for Information on Local Development (AEIDL) in Brussels. Within AEIDL, she held various positions including: EU Editor of a weekly bilingual newsletter for local and regional authorities in the EU, information officer for the European Observatory for Rural Development, webmaster for the EU's financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation project (LIFE programme), and more recently communications manager for the European Evaluation Network for Rural Development. Maylis also has experience of the Brussels lobbying environment having worked for two years at the European office of the Motoring Federations as information officer. Before moving to Brussels in 1993, she spent two years working for the Euro Info Centre for the Champagne region of France and the Economic Development Agency for the department of Aube, France. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French and Music from Queen’s University, Belfast N.Ireland and Masters of Science (MSc) in Tourism, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.

Amanda Cantwell

Amanda Cantwell trained at Allen & Overy LLP and qualified into its corporate department as a legal executive in 1989. She worked on a variety of corporate transactions latterly specialising in non contentious court related transactions, restructurings, narrative reporting and corporate governance issues. In 2007 she joined Boyes Turner where she spent nearly four years as an associate in its corporate department. Amanda joined Practical Law Corporate in September 2011. Amanda is currently a non-practising Legal Executive.

Vicki Carr

Vicki Carr is a former solicitor. She joined Osborne Clarke's tax team in September 1999, specialising in corporate tax. After a two-year secondment to HMRC working on the rewrite of part of the Taxes Act 1988 (which became the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005), she rejoined Osborne Clarke as their tax professional support lawyer in April 2005. Vicki is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Employment Taxes Forum. She joined Practical Law Tax in July 2007.

Cassandra Cartwright

Cassandra Cartwright trained at Nabarro Nathanson (now Nabarro LLP) and joined its commercial property department upon qualification in 1993. Cassie subsequently worked as a transactional lawyer at Harbottle & Lewis, Maxwell Batley (now Maxwell Winward LLP), Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) and KSB Law (since merged with DAC Beachcroft). In 2005/6, she worked as a management agent in the retail property section of CBRE, working with a former client contact from Prudential/Pru-PIM. Since then, Cassie has spent 5 years working as a professional support lawyer, first at Charles Russell LLP and then Wragge & Co LLP (now Gowling WLG). She has also taught on the Legal Practice Course at Kaplan Law School for 3 years, provided some training courses for non-lawyer companies, and worked as an SRA-approved assessor on the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme OSCE interviews. Cassie returned to Practical Law in May 2014, having previously worked here in 2012/13. Cassandra is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Cassandra Cartwright

Martha Castaneda Wilcox qualified as a solicitor in 2004 with Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) where she specialised in insurance and reinsurance litigation. She has worked on a wide range of disputes including professional negligence claims against insurance brokers and solicitors, and insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes relating to business interruption, employers’ liability and directors’ & officers’ insurance. She joined Practical Law Dispute Resolution as a Senior Editor in June 2012 from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Martha is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Rebecca Catterson

Rebecca Catterson joined Practical Law in April 2010. She was previously a senior associate at Allen & Overy LLP, where she worked in the fields of restructuring and insolvency, and securitisation. Rebecca has significant experience advising institutional lenders and insolvency practitioners on domestic and international financings and workouts. Rebecca trained and qualified at Theodore Goddard (now Addleshaw Goddard) in 2002 and has also passed the bar examination in the US (Illinois). Rebecca is currently a non-practising solicitor and is acting head of Practical Law Restructuring and Insolvency.

Jenny Chambers

Jenny Chambers joined Practical Law in April 2008 from Eversheds, where she had spent five years in the corporate tax team and six years in the role of professional support lawyer. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now part of PwC), Jenny moved to their corporate tax department. Subsequently, she transferred to their Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire office where she was engaged on consultancy and audit assignments. On returning to UK, she specialised again in tax in a regional accountancy practice. Jenny is a member of the Tax and Financial Reporting Faculties of the ICAEW and of the CGT Liaison Group.

Anna Chapman

Anna Chapman qualified as a solicitor in 2010 having trained at Winckworth Sherwood LLP, where she stayed for three years following qualification, working in the commercial litigation department. She joined PLC Magazine in December 2013. Anna is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jay Chen

Jay Chen joined the team in March 2016. She was admitted to PRC bar in 2005 and is currently a non-practising lawyer. Jay was trained and qualified with King & Wood (now King & Wood Mallesons), focusing on M&A transactions, foreign investment and securities projects. After her private practice, she has worked as an in-house legal counsel in a multinational firm and an Asian luxury retail group in Hong Kong for more than 8 years where she has extensive experience in handling general corporate matters, contractual issues, commercial transactions, compliance, employment, intellectual property rights, risk management, claims and litigations across the regions.

Jay speaks native Mandarin, Cantonese and fluent English.

Grace Cheng

Grace Cheng trained and qualified as a solicitor at Sidley Austin, where she then spent six years practising in the dispute resolution and life sciences teams, specialising in pharmaceutical, medical device and food law. She has acted for a wide range of clients in the pharmaceutical industry, from biotech start-ups to large pharmaceutical companies, and she has dealt with the relevant regulators in the UK and EU. Grace has a BSc. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Che Fung Choi

Che Fung Choi qualified in 2008 at Essex County Council with Higher Rights of Audience specialising in public children law representing the local authority in care proceedings involving non-accidental injury, factitious induced illness, sexual abuse, chronic neglect and cases with an international element at all levels of court including at the court of appeal in Re B (children) 2012 EWCA Civ 1275 and Re D (Leave to Oppose Making of Adoption Order) 2013 EWCA Civ 1480. He was appointed as the adoption legal adviser and legal adviser to the Local Safeguarding Children Board. Che also has an interest in court of protection matters and education act prosecutions representing the local authority on appeal in Islington LBC v D [2011] EWHC 990 (Admin). Che joined Practical Law’s family service in September 2014 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Emma Chown

Emma Chown qualified as a solicitor in 1992 having trained at Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, where she stayed for five years following qualification, working in the commercial litigation department. In 1997 Emma joined Richards Butler as the first professional support lawyer in the commercial litigation department. She played an important role in developing their award-winning know-how database. She joined Practical Law Dispute Resolution as a Senior Editor from Richards Butler in March 2006. Emma is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Helen Clarke

Helen Clarke studied History at the University of Leeds, graduating with a BA (Hons) in 2004. She then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course, before working as a paralegal at a leading healthcare law firm in London. Helen joined Practical Law Global as an editor in September 2008.

Jennie Clarke

Jennie Clarke graduated with an LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Southampton in 2013. She went on to study the BPTC at the University of Law, Bloomsbury and was called to the Bar in July 2014. Jennie worked at the Financial Ombudsman Service as an Adjudicator before joining Practical Law as an Assistant Editor in July 2016.

Ryan Clarke

Ryan Clarke graduated in 2016 from The University of Warwick. Ryan has since worked for the in-house legal teams at American Express, Barclays and Barclaycard. Ryan joined Thomson Reuters in August 2016 as an Assistant Editor for the Practical Law Employment team.

Robert Clay

Robert Clay graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA (Hons) in History. Following graduation he worked in the operations division of Cable & Wireless plc while studying part-time for the GDL and LPC at BPP Law School in London. He joined Practical Law in November 2004 and was involved with the launch and development of Employment. He joined Legal Risk as an editor in March 2007 and is now an Editor for UK Web Services.

Peter Clemons

Peter Clemons studied History at the University of Warwick, graduating with a BA Hons degree. He subsequently completed a Master's Degree in Modern History at Warwick. Following two years' experience in the critical communications industry, he went on to complete his GDL and LPC at Kaplan Law School, achieving a Distinction and a Commendation respectively. He joined Practical Law in 2016 as an Assistant Editor in the Life Sciences team.

Becky Clissmann

Becky Clissmann trained at Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons), during which time she was seconded to ABN Amro and Goldman Sachs to work on their energy and emissions trading documentation. On qualification, she moved to Eversheds to help set up their environment practice in London. Prior to qualifying, Becky obtained extensive experience in climate change policy measures working for the Carbon Trust, where she set up an account management service for FTSE 250 companies and large public sector organisations. She also has experience in the energy and commodity markets, having worked as a Policy Manager at the UK Power Exchange (UKPX) and also the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE). Becky joined Practical Law Environment in October 2009. Becky is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Erin Cogan

Erin Cogan qualified as a lawyer in Australia in 2006. She spent just under four years as an associate in the corporate department of Baker & McKenzie. Erin joined Practical Law Corporate in 2013 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Niovie Constantinou

Niovie Constantinou graduated from the University of Reading in 2012 with a law degree. She subsequently completed a postgraduate degree on Corporate Law at University College London in 2013, and the LPC at the University of Law (London, Bloomsbury) in 2014. Niovie joined Practical Law Corporate as a paralegal in 2014 and is an assistant editor for the Commercial, IP&IT, Media & Telecoms and Data Protection teams.

Kristy Cooper

Kristy Cooper trained at Norton Rose LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) and, following qualification, worked as an associate in the tax department for six years. While there, Kristy specialised in advising on real estate taxation, funds taxation and general corporate taxation. Kristy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group. She joined Practical Law in February 2013. Kristy is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Samantha Cotton

Samantha Cotton trained at Lovells before moving to Perth, Western Australia to practise commercial and insolvency law. On her return to the UK, she lectured at the College of Law for six years teaching business law and practice, commercial law, corporate finance, drafting, legal research, negotiation and public law. She joined Practical Law in 1998 and is an editor for Corporate and Commercial. Samantha is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Caroline Cox

Caroline Cox trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and joined their real estate department in September 2001. She spent seven years there after qualification advising both private and public sector clients on a variety of property and planning transactions. Prior to training as a solicitor Caroline worked for eight years in both the private and public sectors as a town planner. She is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Caroline joined Practical Law in December 2008 to create a planning offering for property lawyers. Together with Chris Proudley, she now leads Practical Law Planning. Caroline is a non-practising solicitor.

Clare Cox

Clare Cox is a former solicitor. She qualified into the commercial department of Slaughter and May in 1994, where she advised on a range of corporate and banking transactions. She joined Practical Law in 1996 and is currently a senior assistant editor on PLC Magazine. Clare is a non-practising solicitor.

Mary Cox

Mary Cox qualified as a lawyer in Australia in 1993. She spent seven years practising corporate and commercial law in Adelaide and Melbourne before moving to London in 2001, where she worked at Dechert as an associate in the corporate department. She joined Practical Law Corporate in 2003. Mary is a non-practising solicitor.

Liz Cramb

Liz Cramb trained at Freshfields, qualifying into their financial services department in 1993. She joined Practical Law in February 2012 after 11 years as a fee earner at Clifford Chance, where she advised on a broad range of regulatory issues such as MiFID/MiFIR, EMIR, SEPA and conduct of business requirements. Her time at Clifford Chance included a year’s secondment to Citibank. She has also worked as a professional support lawyer at Freshfields, Clifford Chance and Norton Rose. Liz is currently a non-practising lawyer.

Jane-May Cross

Jane-May Cross trained and qualified with Reed Smith. In 2008, she joined Practical Law as an editor in the Cross-border department, managing projects such as the Life Sciences, Corporate Real Estate and Investment Funds multi-jurisdictional guides. Jane-May was appointed a Practical Law China editor in September 2011. She speaks Cantonese, is learning Mandarin, is fluent in French, and holds a French law diploma. Jane-May studied at the University of Leicester, Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III) and the College of Law. Jane-May is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Rob Crossley

Robert Crossley trained at Hammond Suddards, qualifying in 1993. He practised as a company/commercial solicitor for seven years before joining Sweet and Maxwell as an editor. He then moved to Walker Morris in 2002 where he worked as a professional support lawyer, covering all company and commercial practice areas, before joining Practical Law Commercial in November 2016. Robert is not practising at Practical Law.

Janet Currier

Janet Currier qualified as a solicitor in 1998 having trained at CMS Cameron McKenna. On qualification Janet joined CMS Cameron McKenna's banking and international finance team, where she specialised in contentious corporate recovery and banking litigation. She joined Practical Law Dispute Resolution as a Senior Editor from CMS Cameron McKenna in February 2006. Janet is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Lucy Cutler

Lucy Cutler qualified in 1995 into the banking and capital markets group of Clifford Chance. Between 1999 and 2003 Lucy was a professional support lawyer for the banking and insolvency group of Bird & Bird. Lucy joined Practical Law in 2004 and works for Practical Law Finance. Lucy is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Helen D'Ardenne

Helen D’Ardenne trained at Simmons & Simmons, working in both the London and New York offices. In 2005, she qualified into Simmons & Simmons’ financial services department, where she practised for five years. During her time there, she advised on a wide range of regulatory reforms and regularly advised buy and sell side firms on compliance with UK regulation, cross-border issues and establishing and operating financial services businesses. Helen joined Practical Law Financial Services in May 2010 and is Deputy Head of Financial Services. Helen is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Catriona De Jongh

Catriona de Jongh is a non-practising solicitor. She trained at Slaughter and May, working in both the London and Paris offices. In 2001 she qualified into Slaughter and May's financial regulation group, where she practised for six years. During this time she undertook a secondment to the central compliance department of Goldman Sachs, and in 2006 she was seconded to the markets and wholesale firms team within the general counsel's division of the Financial Services Authority, where she worked on the implementation of MiFID. Catriona joined Practical Law Financial Services in November 2007.

Anna Deakin

Anna Deakin trained at Eversheds and practised in their banking team for one and a half years after qualifying. She then moved to CMS Cameron McKenna, where she spent eight years in the banking and international finance department. She advised on a wide range of finance matters including leveraged finance and property finance transactions and spent six months on secondment at Lloyds TSB Bank plc. Anna joined Practical Law Finance in September 2007. Anna is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Hew Donald joined Practical Law EU as an Assistant Editor in February 2017. Hew trained and qualified as a solicitor at a full-service law firm in Scotland. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh School of Law, and holds a postgraduate Master of Laws from the University of Hamburg. Hew has research experience in international and European law, including as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and KU University, Leuven. He is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Suzanne Dray

Suzanne Dray trained at Burges Salmon and on qualification joined the commercial property department, specialising in property insolvency transactions. In 1994 she moved to Herbert Smith, where she acted for development clients and provided corporate support. In 2001 Suzanne became the real estate PSL at Mayer Brown. Suzanne joined Practical Law in September 2011 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Liga Dugdale

Liga Dugdale trained at Ashurst Morris Crisp (now Ashurst LLP), qualifying in 2003. She spent more than 7 years as an associate in the corporate department of Ashurst, specialising in equity capital markets and investment trusts. During her time at Ashurst she advised banks and issuers on IPOs, a wide range of secondary issues, block trades, continuing obligations and general corporate governance matters. She also spent time on secondment at Morgan Stanley. Liga joined Practical Law Corporate in October 2010 and is a former solicitor.

Caroline Eady

Caroline Eady was a research assistant at the Law Commission before qualifying as a solicitor at Nicholson Graham & Jones in 2000. She joined Howard Kennedy in 2004, as an assistant solicitor in the firm's private client department before moving to Switzerland and working for Swiss law firm, Lenz & Staehelin, in Zurich. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and has dealt with a wide range of estate planning, trust and taxation matters, often with an international element. Prior to joining Practical Law in April 2013 she was a partner at specialist private client firm, PWT Advice LLP. Caroline is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Zsuzsa Elek

Zsuzsa Elek trained at Gide, Loyrette, Nouel and GFMT, a law firm in Budapest, and qualified into GFMT's banking and finance group in 2008. She advised on financial regulatory issues and represented banks and investment firms in financial dispute resolution. Zsuzsa completed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme in 2015 and joined Practical Law Financial Services in August 2016. Zsuzsa is currently a non-practicing solicitor.

Dominic Evans

Dominic Evans graduated in 2015 with a first class degree in Law from Cardiff University. In 2016, he was called to the Bar of England & Wales after completing the BPTC at the University of Law, attaining a Very Competent. Dominic joined Thomson Reuters in August 2016 as an Assistant Editor for the Practical Law Arbitration team.

Carrie Faller

Carrie Faller trained at Gouldens (now Jones Day) qualifying into the commercial property department in 1984 and becoming a partner in 1989. She joined Trowers & Hamlins LLP in 1994, becoming a partner in 1995 and then moved as a partner to Farrer & Co in 2008. Carrie has advised clients on a wide range of commercial property transactions including acquisitions and disposals (single and portfolio), lettings (offices and retail) and corporate support, acting for institutional clients, foreign investors, commercial and retail tenants, wealthy individuals and public bodies. Carrie joined Practical Law in 2012 and is Deputy Head of Practical Law Property. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Stuart Fellows

Stuart Fellows is a former solicitor. He read modern history at Hertford College, Oxford before completing the Common Professional Examination, the Legal Practice Course and the Professional Skills Course at the College of Law, London. Stuart then trained at Linklaters, including seats in the corporate, banking, real estate, litigation and tax departments. He qualified into the Real Estate Department at Freshfields and later worked as an assistant solicitor in the Commercial Property Department at Devonshires Solicitors in the City of London. He joined Practical Law Company in 2004 and works as a managing editor in the Practical Law Global team.

Mervyn Flatt

Mervyn Flatt trained at Lovells and, following qualification, practised in their tax department for nearly five years. While there, Mervyn specialised in the tax aspects of finance, banking and debt capital markets transactions. Mervyn joined Practical Law Tax in May 2006. Mervyn is currently a non-practising solicitor and is a member of HMRC’s working group on the reform of the corporate debt and derivative contract tax rules.

Vanessa Flatt

Vanessa Flatt graduated with an LLB (Hons) in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London, specialising in Intellectual Property and Media and Entertainment Law. She then trained as an editor in legal academic publishing with Old Bailey Press before moving into professional legal publishing. Vanessa joined the editorial team for multi-jurisdicitonal publications in October 2010.

Sam Gage

Sam Gage trained at Russell Jones & Walker, where she qualified into the criminal department in 1994. In 1995 she joined the employment department at Rowley Ashworth, where she undertook advisory and contentious work for trades unions and their members. Sam moved to Morgan Cole in 2000 before joining the employment department at Nabarro Nathanson in 2001 where, as a senior solicitor, she undertook predominantly contentious work for public and private employers and senior executives. Sam is a Senior Editor and currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jancyn Gardiner

Jancyn Gardiner trained at Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright), qualifying into the construction team in 1995 and becoming a partner in the Construction and Projects Group at Norton Rose in 2003. Jancyn joined Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP as a knowledge development lawyer within their Construction Group in 2006. Jancyn has advised on a wide variety of domestic and international construction projects, spanning diverse regions, including Middle Eastern and European jurisdictions. She has particular experience of the construction and engineering aspects of infrastructure projects, project financed transactions and PFI projects and has acted for developers, contractors, sub-contractors, professional consultants and financiers. She is a member of the Society of Construction Law and joined Practical Law Construction in April 2015. Jancyn is a non-practising solicitor.

Umbereen Ghazi

Umbereen Ghazi is a Commissioning Editor. Umbereen joined Practical Law in 2016, prior to which she spent over two years at LexisNexis, commissioning initially for the Banking & Finance and Pensions modules before being made responsible for the Corporate, Competition and International portfolios, across four product types. She now works with our editors and contributors to create Practical Law resources, as well as developing and maintaining our contributor relationships. Umbereen is currently commissioning for our international content offering.

Richard Gibbard

Richard Gibbard qualified in 2003 at Addleshaw Goddard where he practised for four years in the banking department. He advised on property finance and acquisition finance transactions. During that time he spent several months on secondment with Barclays Bank PLC in their property finance team. From 2007 to 2009 Richard was based in Australia with Minter Ellison where he advised on property and development finance transactions including funds and managed investment schemes. While in Sydney he was also seconded to National Australia Bank in their transactions legal team. Richard joined Practical Law Finance in September 2009. Richard is currently a non-practising solicitor.

family team

Amandeep Gill qualified at Manches in 2000. She moved to Davenport Lyons where she spent 10 years as an associate in their family team. She led and worked on several reported cases including Re L (Residence Jurisdiction), Philips v Peace (No. 2) and Al Khatib v Masry. Her articles appeared in the legal press and Amandeep was regularly interviewed and quoted in the media. She was a Resolution accredited specialist in international child abduction and private children law (2008 to 2013) and is a mediator and collaborative lawyer. Amandeep joined Practical Law’s family service as an editor in August 2012 after leaving Jordan Publishing. Amandeep is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Simon Graham

Simon Graham joined Practical Law in February 2015. He was formerly a partner in the Corporate Group of Wragge & Co, now Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, where he advised on a wide range of corporate matters including private and public M&A and inward investment. Simon is currently a non-practising solicitor and US attorney (California, inactive status).

Rosalind Green

Rosalind Green qualified as a solicitor in 2005 with Capsticks LLP, where she specialised in commercial litigation. She has dealt with a wide variety of cases in the healthcare sector, including fraud claims, challenges under EU procurement law, contract disputes and defamation (including work in the Court of Appeal), Rosalind joined Practical Law Dispute Resolution as a Senior Editor from Capsticks in July 2016, and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn practised as a solicitor in Australia before qualifying as a solicitor in the UK, where he practised at Norton Rose. He then spent 11 years in roles as in-house counsel with British Technology Group, Astra Zeneca and Shell International, before working for six years as a professional support lawyer with City law firms including Ashurst and Simmons & Simmons. Tim holds a post-graduate diploma in IP law from Queen Mary College, University of London and has worked as a tutor in notarial practice business law studies at the University of Cambridge, where he designed and conducted coursework and examinations. He joined Practical Law IPIT & Communications in September 2009. Tim is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jon Guyett

Jon Guyett trained at Jones Day and qualified into their antitrust and competition team in 2007, working on a full range of EU and UK competition law matters. Jon has also worked at Travers Smith and has experience of providing competition law advice in-house, including updates to compliance manuals. Jon received a Distinction on the King’s College EU Competition Law Post Graduate Diploma. Jon is currently a non-practising solicitor and joined Practical Law Competition as a senior editor in October 2015.

Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey qualified at Burges Salmon in 1993 and since then has been involved in environmental issues, particularly litigation. He joined Practical Law in 2007 from Veale Wasbrough where he led the Environment and Regulatory Team. Peter has extensive experience advising on environmental issues for commercial, public sector and institutional clients (including FTSE100 companies, local authorities, government departments and agencies). In addition, he has also acted in environmental litigation in the civil and criminal courts. Peter has a Masters in Environmental Law and before qualifying as a lawyer he worked for a local authority planning department. Peter is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Sarah Hassan

Sarah Hassan is a non-practising solicitor. She trained at Taylor Joynson Garrett. She joined the corporate department of Travers Smith Braithwaite on qualification. She subsequently spent just under five years as an associate in the corporate group of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert before joining Practical Law Corporate in July 2004.

Antonia Hatton

Antonia Hatton joined Practical Law in September 2015 as an International Know How Editor. She qualified as a solicitor in September 2000 and went on to specialise in employment Law, litigation and personal injury before moving in-house at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in July 2007, where she worked for 8 years. Antonia advised on a wide range of international legal matters including corporate, commercial contracts, property, IP, employment, compliance and data protection in over 25 jurisdictions around the world. Antonia is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Alan Hawley

Alan Hawley joined Practical Law Commercial in May 2011, having specialised in the law relating to the supply of goods and services for most of his legal career. He obtained an LLM at LSE while practising as a commercial litigator at Linklaters LLP. There followed an extended period as in-house counsel, with Italian, Middle East and US multinationals. Since 1987 Alan has worked in the information technology sector, in London, Paris, and the Middle East. He moved back into private practice in 1996, first with Faegre & Benson LLP, and finally with Reed Smith LLP. For a number of years Alan presented IT and commercial law seminars for Hawksmere and other organisations. Alan is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Erika Hayes

Erika Hayes trained and qualified at McCann FitzGerald in Dublin, where she practised in IP, IT, data protection and e-commerce matters. Erika was seconded to Google during this time, where she was responsible for corporate legal compliance in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Erika then moved to Bircham Dyson Bell in London, where she practised for two years on a range of commercial, IP and information law matters, specialising in data protection law. Erika has a first in Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin, which included a year studying at the law school of DePaul University in Chicago. Erika is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Sue Highmore

Sue Highmore qualified into the Real Estate Department of Linklaters in September 1983, handling investment work, major development projects and advising landlords and tenants of commercial property. From 2002 she headed up the Real Estate PSL service, with particular interest in training and precedent development. Sue joined Practical Law Property in August 2009. Sue is not practising at Practical Law.

Katie Hillman

Katie Hillman studied law at SOAS (University of London), graduating with an LLB (Hons) in 2010. She then completed the Legal Practice Course, before working as an in-house paralegal at a large multi-national company in London. Katie joined the global editorial team at Practical Law Company in April 2013.

Louise Hine

Louise Hine trained at Macfarlanes LLP, qualifying into their environmental team in 2004. She subsequently joined Linklaters LLP as an associate in the environment and climate change team, during which time she spent six months on secondment to BP. Louise has advised on the environmental aspects of a range of corporate, real estate and project finance transactions, as well as providing standalone advice on environmental and climate change matters. She joined Practical Law in 2016 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Casper Holloway

Casper Holloway joined the Practical Law Private Client team as an assistant editor in October 2016. In July 2016, Casper completed the BPTC at BPP University, Holborn. Whilst studying for the BPTC, he also worked as a volunteer advocate for the Communities Empowerment Network, where he represented the families of excluded school children at exclusion review hearings. In 2015, he graduated with a LLM in Public International Law from Utrecht University. During his time in the Netherlands, Casper interned as a research associate at the Public International Law & Policy Group, where he undertook work relating to international criminal law and human rights.

Elizabeth Hone

Elizabeth Hone qualified at Freshfields in 1992 and practised for seven years in the finance department. She advised on a variety of transactions including corporate lending, project and structured finance. During that time she was seconded to Lehman Brothers and spent almost two years in Freshfields' Milan office. She then worked in the finance department of Wedlake Bell LLP for ten years, the last six as a partner, specialising in property and acquisition finance. She joined Practical Law Finance in November 2010 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Sharon Hooker

Sharon Hooker qualified at Linklaters in 1999 and practised in the international finance department, advising on debt capital markets and structured finance transactions. She also spent several months on secondment at Morgan Stanley. She then joined Freshfields, where she spent a year and a half as a PSL in the securities group within the corporate department. She joined Practical Law Finance as an editor in 2005 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Samantha Hull

Samantha Hull graduated with a degree in English Language and Literature from King's College London in 2012. She then graduated with a degree in Law (LLB Hons) from the University of Cambridge in 2015. After this she completed the BPTC at BPP University before joining Practical Law in October 2016 as a What's Market Assistant Editor.

Adam Hunt

Adam Hunt graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Sussex in 2007. He then worked in the credit and corporate finance training division of Fitch Ratings in London, before completing an LPC at BPP Law School in 2010. He joined Practical Global in 2011.

Nev Illingworth-Law

Nev Illingworth-Law qualified as a solicitor at Lewis Silkin in 1998. From 2007 he was the litigation professional support lawyer at Mishcon de Reya. Nev is an experienced litigator with particular expertise in costs law, the civil procedure rules, insolvency, e-disclosure and contract law. He especially enjoys the tactical side to litigation. He joined the Practical Law Dispute Resolution team, as Ask Editor, in March 2014. Nev is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Sarah Ilyas

Sarah Ilyas trained at Wedlake Bell where she qualified into the Employment department in 2008. In June 2009, she joined Russell Jones & Walker (now Slater & Gordon) where she acted for claimants and undertook a largely contentious workload consisting mainly of discrimination and unfair dismissal cases. She also undertook some general advisory work. She joined Practical Law Employment in June 2013. Sarah is an Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Mark Ives

Mark Ives is a former solicitor. He took a degree in Modern History at St Peter’s College Oxford. He trained as a solicitor at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and qualified in 2001. He worked as a court reporter from the Royal Courts of Justice from 2003 to 2004. Mark joined Practical Law in 2005 and is now the deputy head of editorial for Practical Law multi-jurisdictional guides.

Madeleine Jackson

Madeleine Jackson is a commissioning editor. Madeleine joined Practical Law in 2009, having previously worked at Sweet & Maxwell, Kluwer and Jordan Publishing. Madeleine has a strong focus on commissioning specialist material from the Bar. She works with our editors and contributors to create Practical Law resources, as well as developing and maintaining our contributor relationships. She is currently a non-practising barrister.

Jacqui James

Jacqui James trained at Slaughter and May and then moved to Bird & Bird, where she practised as a solicitor specialising in contentious IP law for four and a half years. She has worked on a range of high-profile cases, including Sean Sweeney v Macmillan, involving the copyright in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Jacqui has a first in law and the BCL from Oxford University, and holds the diploma in IP law from Bristol University. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Dominika Jankowska

Dominika Jankowska graduated from Queen Mary University of London with an LLB in English and European Law in 2013. During her studies, she gained a variety of legal and commercial experience, and following her graduation she worked as an administrator in the Marketing and Communications (International Office) department at Queen Mary University of London. Dominika joined Thomson Reuters Practical Law in September 2014 and is an assistant editor in the Practical Law Business Crime and Investigations team.

Ruth Jaun

Ruth Jaun qualified into the energy group at Denton Hall (now Dentons) in 1999. After qualifying, she moved to the projects group at Allen & Overy. Her experience includes advising on energy projects development and commercial project contracts in the oil & gas and in the power sectors, including interconnectors, pipelines, wind farms and other renewable energy projects, often in a project finance context . In 2004, she became a professional support lawyer for the energy group at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and later moved to Ashurst as an energy professional development lawyer. Ruth Joined Practical Law in March 2015. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

family team

Clare Jennings qualified at Linklaters in 1995 into their corporate department. After working on a range of corporate transactions, she moved to Manches two years later to practise family law, specialising in high net worth divorce. Clare relocated to Bournemouth and joined Lester Aldridge where she became an associate in their family team. After several years, she moved to Mishcon de Reya’s family department in London and in August 2012 she joined Practical Law’s family service as an editor. Clare is a member of Resolution and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

James Jolly

James Jolly is a Paralegal in the Public Sector team, having originally joined Practical Law in September 2011 as a Special Projects Paralegal. He has also worked within the company as a Legislation Editor. He graduated in 2008 from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in history, before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law with a Commendation, and the LPC in 2011, attaining a Distinction.

Jaqueline Judge

Jacqueline Judge is a former solicitor. She qualified in 2001, following an eleven-year career as an archivist. On qualification she joined Stafford Young Jones, a small City practice, where her work covered probate, administration of trusts and estates and the Court of Protection. In 2005 she moved to Rooks Rider's private client department where she dealt mainly with probate. Jacqueline joined Practical Law Private Client in April 2008.

Rowena Karim

Rowena Karim trained at Trowers & Hamlins and joined their commercial property department on qualification in October 2002. She spent four years there working on a broad range of transactions including commercial acquisitions, disposals and lettings before joining Practical Law Property in December 2006. Rowena is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Margaretha Lakin

Margaretha Lakin joined Practical Law in January 2016 from Allen & Overy LLP where she had worked for three years, most recently as an associate in the tax department. Whilst there she acted for a wide portfolio of clients advising on tax aspects of multinational corporate transactions as well as dealing with complex stamp duty on shares applications. During her time at A&O Margaretha was also seconded into the Royal Courts of Justice where she directly assisted High Court Judge Mrs Justice Proudman in Upper Tax Tribunal hearings. Prior to her legal training, Margaretha worked as a financial sector consultant in Brussels and London specialising in EU financial services legislation.

Aidan Langley

Aidan Langley is a chartered tax adviser (Fellow) and a former solicitor. He has been working in the equity incentives area since he joined Clifford Chance LLP in 1987 where he worked until 1994. He subsequently worked at Deloitte and PwC before joining Practical Law’s Share Schemes & Incentives team in January 2014. While at PwC, Aidan focused mainly on advising mid-tier companies, particularly in the FT-SE Fledgling and Small Cap, and AIM segments. Aidan has published several articles and books on the subject of equity incentives.

Naomi Lawton

Naomi Lawton qualified into the tax department at Freshfields (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) in 1995. In 1997 she moved to the Cayman Islands, working there as an attorney-at-law until returning to the UK in 2000 to work at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) as a professional support lawyer in the Tax Department. Naomi joined the Practical Law Company (now Practical Law) as a Tax Editor in 2007. Between 2013 and 2016 Naomi worked as a consultant to the International Financial Centres Forum and as a senior tax associate at Memery Crystal. Naomi re-joined Practical Law in 2016 as a Senior Tax Editor.

Sui Lee

Sui Lee worked as an associate at Wragge & Co, specialising in property tax, acting for a varied portfolio of clients. Sui started her tax career at Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in their international corporate tax department. After several years she left to qualify as a solicitor at Linklaters. Sui subsequently joined Laytons Solicitors, where she advised on a diverse range of corporate and other taxes. She is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group. Sui joined Practical Law Tax in 2007. Sui is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Dimitar Lesov

Dimitar Lesov graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2012 with the LLB (Honours). He then completed the LLM at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London in 2016, having read modules in Regulation of Financial Markets, Corporate Finance Law, Corporate Insolvency Law, and written a dissertation titled "Structural, regulatory and legal aspects of Contingent Capital under CRD IV and BRRD". Dimitar joined Practical Law in July 2016 as an Assistant Editor in the Practical Law Financial Services Team.

Graeme Levy

Graeme Levy joined Practical Law in April 2013 from private practice as a partner at Squire Sanders, where he was co-chair of the Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Group. Before that, he spent 15 years as a partner and head of the insolvency practice at Olswang. He qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and was a partner at SJ Berwin & Co from 1990 to 1995. In addition to his specialism in non-contentious restructuring and insolvency, Graeme has maintained an interest in finance and corporate matters over the years. He has been recognised as a leading practitioner in insolvency and restructuring by leading legal directories for many years. He is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Kate Levy

Kate Levy trained at Hogan Lovells before specialising in employment at Fox where she acted mainly for individuals on both High Court and Employment Tribunal cases. Kate later joined the employment team at Norton Rose Fulbright where she acted mainly for employers on a range of advisory, contentious and corporate support work. Kate joined Practical Law Employment in December 2013. She is an Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Helen Liao

Helen Liao joined the team in January 2015 from Mayer Brown JSM. She has more than ten years' experience advising clients on employment and social security law in the PRC. Prior to joining the firm, Helen worked with a top-tier PRC firm advising big state-owned companies and multinational corporations on non-contentious and contentious employment matters. She has been recognised by the World Bank as an expert on PRC employment law. Helen holds an LLB in Economic Law from the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Bristol. She was admitted as a lawyer in PRC in 2006 and in Hong Kong in 2015 and is currently non-practising in both jurisdictions. Helen speaks native Mandarin, Cantonese and fluent English. Helen is based in Hong Kong.

Claire Lipman

Claire Lipman is a former solicitor. She trained and qualified at Paisner and Co (now Berwin Leighton Paisner), where she worked for some 13 years in their dispute resolution department. In addition to practising in all areas of general commercial litigation, Claire specialises in international arbitration and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has contributed a chapter in ADR and Commercial Disputes, published by Sweet and Maxwell. Claire joined Practical Law Dispute Resolution as a Senior Editor in July 2007.

Melissa Lorenzo-Herve

Melissa Lorenzo-Herve joined Practical Law from Fortent, a compliance information management company, where she was legal editor. Previously she was an associate in the M&A group at Troutman Sanders LLP and before that was an associate in the corporate and litigation groups at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

Lucy Lowry

Lucy Lowry trained with Denton Hall (now Dentons) and practised as a solicitor there for six years, specialising in IP&IT law. During this time she was seconded for a period to the toy manufacturer, Hasbro UK, where she acted as intellectual property counsel. She is part-qualified as a trade mark attorney, holds the diploma in IP law from Bristol University and is a former plain-English officer for a leading insurance company. Lucy is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jo Luker

Jo Luker qualified in 1993 with Herbert Smith, where she worked on a range of commercial litigation and arbitration disputes. In 2000 she joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a practice development lawyer providing professional support to the firm's litigation and international arbitration lawyers. Jo co-authored the "Global Overview" chapter of Arbitration World (2004), a multi-jurisdictional guide for arbitration practitioners. Jo joined Practical Law Dispute Resolution as a Senior Editor in October 2006. Jo is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Yassir Mahmood

Yassir Mahmood qualified in 2001 and spent six years working for K&L Gates, where he was an associate in the construction and engineering group. Yassir has advised on the negotiation of building contracts and professional appointments, as well as international engineering projects and PFI transactions. He has also represented clients in adjudication and litigation. Yassir’s time at K&L Gates included a secondment to the legal department of a well-known construction contractor, and he was also involved in drafting the RICS standard forms of consultant appointment, published in 2008. He is a member of the Society of Construction Law. Yassir joined Practical Law Construction in December 2007. Yassir is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Joyce Man

Joyce Man graduated with LL.B in Law at University of Greenwich, and was awarded Distinction in European and International Law LL.M from London Metropolitan University. Joyce spent time conducting pro bono legal research on access to justice for persons with disabilities and conducting freelance legal research for start-ups. She joined Practical Law EU as a paralegal in June 2015.

Sally Mann

Sally Mann joined Practical Law Tax in October 2016. She was previously a senior associate at Stevens and Bolton LLP, where she advised on a wide range of corporate tax, real estate tax and employment tax matters. Previously, Sally was an associate in the corporate tax department at Clifford Chance LLP, having qualified there in 2007 and has also worked as an associate in the tax departments of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Kemp Little LLP.

Laura Marianello

Laura Marianello joined Practical Law in February 2016 as an International Know How Editor. She is an English and Italian qualified lawyer. She trained as a barrister in Italy and qualified in October 2001. While in private practice, she advised Italian and foreign investment funds, listed and private companies on domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate and commercial matters. In November 2004, she moved in-house and joined Birra Peroni as General Counsel. In this role, she established, organised and managed the group Legal Affairs Department, including managing the group’s acquisition by SABMiller plc. In March 2008, she qualified as solicitor in England and Wales after completing her QLTT. In her last role, as an Executive Director in the Legal Department of Morgan Stanley, she advised the real estate investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley on a diverse range of complex UK, cross-border and international projects, transactions and day-to-day issues. Laura holds a law degree (cum laude) from LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome and an LLM from King’s College London. She is fluent in Italian, English and French. Laura is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Faye Marosif

Faye Marosif trained at BP Collins, qualifying in 2002. In 2004, she joined Campbell Hooper (now Speechly Bircham) as an associate in the Corporate Finance team, where she spent over 7 years advising on a wide range of corporate transactions and developing her specialism in private company mergers and acquisitions. Faye joined Practical Law in October 2011, and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jonathan Marshall

Jonathan Marshall trained at Paisner & Co (now Berwin Leighton Paisner) and spent three years there after qualification, working on a variety of commercial property matters. In 2000, Jonathan moved to Russell-Cooke, again practising in commercial property. He then spent four years at Devonshires, mainly acting for housing associations on acquisitions, before becoming a property professional support lawyer for them in 2005. He joined Practical Law Property in February 2006. Jonathan is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jack Mason-Jebb

Jack Mason-Jebb studied Political Science at the University of Birmingham. After graduating he spent a year at The Law Debenture Trust Corporation before completing the GDL at BPP University whilst working part-time. Jack joined the Practical Law Property team as an Assistant Editor in October 2016.

Marguerite Mason

Marguerite Mason joined Practical Law in 2005 and is Head of FastDraft Editorial. She graduated with a BCL (Hons) in law from the University College Cork in Ireland. She also has an LLM in Computers and Law from Queen's University Belfast and a Diploma in Electronic Publishing from City University London. Since graduating she interned at the European Commission (Informatics), worked in the Information Services department at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and New Media at the BBC.

Duncan Mawhinney

Duncan Mawhinney joined Practical Law as an editor in May 2011 having worked with insolvency practitioners at Grant Thornton, RSM Tenon, Lester Aldridge and the Insolvency Service. Duncan specialises in personal insolvency and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

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Lauren Mayot qualified in 2008 at Withers LLP, where she worked in the firm’s London and Geneva offices and dealt with a range of onshore and offshore tax, trust and estate planning matters. Before joining the Practical Law Private Client Team in November 2016, Lauren worked as a professional support lawyer at Forsters LLP. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Natalie McEvoy

Natalie McEvoy qualified as a solicitor in 2005. She trained at Linklaters and qualified into the Litigation department there, where she worked on trials in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council and gained her Higher Rights of Audience. She moved to Schillings to practice media litigation, dealing with pre- and post- publication defamation and privacy disputes, before gaining in-house experience as Senior Advisor at the IFPI, the trade association for the recording industry. Subsequently, Natalie moved back into private practice, as Professional Support Lawyer at Mishcon de Reya, with particular expertise in civil procedure. She joined Practical Law Dispute Resolution in June 2016. Natalie is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Sophie McGuinness

Sophie McGuinness qualified as a solicitor in 2001, training with, and later becoming employment partner, at Sykes Anderson LLP. In 2005 she moved to head up the employment team at Bolt Burdon. Before joining Practical Law Employment in November 2009, she undertook predominantly contentious employment work, mainly acting for senior executives and SMEs. Sophie is a Senior Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor

Sarah McLennan

Sarah McLennan joined Practical Law in May 2013 from Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she specialised in contentious insolvency, acting for a variety of insolvency practitioners and creditors. Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2000 having trained at Penningtons LLP. Prior to this, she graduated with a 2:1 at Oxford University, Hertford College. Sarah is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Barbara McNulty

Barbara McNulty joined Practical Law Global as an editor in 2011. Barbara graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the National University of Ireland, Galway and also holds a BSc in Business Management (Hons) awarded by Trinity College Dublin. Barbara is admitted to the New York bar as an attorney and counsellor at law and is currently non-practising.

Jack Meek

Jack Meek graduated in 2011 from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Law and Certificate in American Business Practice from the College of Idaho, USA. In 2012, he earned a Distinction for his Master’s Degree in Human Rights Law at Queen’s University Belfast, before completing the BPTC. In 2013, he was called to the Bar of England & Wales, and in 2014 he passed the New York State Bar Exam. Jack worked previously as a paralegal at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and completed a traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights. Jack joined Thomson Reuters in August 2015 as an Assistant Editor for the Practical Law Dispute Resolution and Arbitration teams.

Aditi Mene

Aditi Mene studied Law at King’s College London, followed by an MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the LPC at the Inns of Court School of Law. She joined Practical Law in 2007. She is a Market Practice Analyst for the Cross-border team, and writes about key market trends and legal and commercial developments for a variety of practice areas.

Sophie Miller

Sophie Miller joined Practical Law from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, where she spent nine years as a legal adviser, working on a range of life sciences matters with UK universities, healthcare trusts, clinical research organisations and sponsoring pharmaceutical companies; playing a leading role in negotiations for updating the Health Research Authority's model clinical trials contracts; and advising on a variety of commercial, corporate and outsourcing issues. With an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, Sophie was later called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn and completed her pupillage in IP law at what is now Hogarth Chambers. After qualification, Sophie spent several years working at Bristows as a practitioner in IP law and subsequently at Hogan Lovells as a professional support lawyer in IP law. Sophie is currently a non-practising barrister.

Claire Monkhouse qualified as a solicitor in 2004. Claire then spent 10 years with Eaton Smith LLP in West Yorkshire, where she practised in the dispute resolution department, dealing with a wide range of civil and commercial litigation, as well as becoming an accredited mediator. Claire joined the Practical Law team as a Senior Editor in August 2016 and is a non-practising solicitor.

Fiona Montagu

Fiona Montagu trained at Allen & Overy and qualified in 1996. She worked as a company/commercial lawyer for four years before moving across to property. Fiona joined Practical Law Property from Shearman & Sterling in February 2010. Fiona is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Samantha Moram

Samantha Moram was a Senior Assistant Solicitor at BCL Burton Copeland for over ten years and handled complex investigations involving allegations of conspiracy to defraud, fraudulent trading, false accounting, bribery and corruption, insider dealing, market abuse, money laundering, confiscation and restraint proceedings and international mutual legal assistance. Sam also has particular expertise in defending companies and individuals in high profile and high value SFO, FSA and HMRC investigations and prosecutions together with associated restraint and confiscation proceedings. On leaving private practice Sam joined LexisNexis where she helped to develop and write for their PSL Corporate Crime module. She is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) and has contributed to LCCSA papers on law reform in particular on the Fraud Act 2006. Samantha is a non-practising solicitor.

Alison Morris

Alison Morris trained at Hammond Suddards (now Squire Patton Boggs) and subsequently moved to Eversheds LLP, where she spent six and a half years in the tax team advising on corporate and real estate transactions. After a two year career break, during which time she completed a 6 month fixed term contract for Practical Law and co-authored a publication on corporation tax, Alison returned to Eversheds and spent the next two years as their tax professional support lawyer. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group. Alison joined Practical Law Tax in March 2013. Alison is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Mary Mullally

Mary Mullally qualified as a solicitor at Lewis Silkin in 1989. She worked as a solicitor at Alan Edwards & Co, a niche housing firm in Notting Hill Gate, where she was subsequently made a partner. In 1998 she joined Global Professional Media as the in-house correspondent for Legal Week. From 2001 to 2004 Mary edited Legal Director, a sister title to Legal Week which focused on management issues for in-house counsel. Mary joined Practical Law in October 2004 and is Head of Networks. Mary is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Anne Marie Murphy

Anne Marie Murphy joined Practical Law in the US from US attorneys Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., where she was a director of the firm's food and drug law practice, focusing primarily on the development, approval and regulation of prescription drugs. Specific areas of her practice included clinical trials, prescription drug advertising, promotion and marketing, and state licensing of wholesale drug distributors. Her clinical trial experience included pro bono matters on expanded and emergency access to investigational drugs. She also served on the Human Subjects Research Board at George Mason University in Virginia from 2007 to 2010. Before her legal career, she held a number of regulatory positions in the pharmaceutical industry, including conducting quality assurance audits of clinical trials for Wyeth-Ayerst Research.

Charlotte Murphy

Charlotte Murphy graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010 with a BA Hons in English Literature and Language (International), which included a year’s study at the Australian National University as part of the Worldwide Exchange programme. Following two years’ experience in the technology industry, she went on to complete her GDL at the Manchester Metropolitan University and was called to the Bar in 2015. She joined Practical Law in January 2015 and is an assistant editor for the Commercial, IP&IT, Media & Telecoms and Data Protection teams.

Lucy Murray

Lucy Murray trained at Lewis Silkin LLP and qualified into its corporate department in 2009. She spent six years advising private companies on a range of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. While at Lewis Silkin, she also spent time on secondments to a mobile technology company and a fashion retail company. Before qualifying as a solicitor, Lucy worked in publishing for five years. Lucy joined Practical Law in June 2016 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Dan Myers

Dan Myers trained at Lawrence Graham LLP, qualifying as a solicitor in 2001. In 2007, he joined the Employment department at Mishcon de Reya where he worked predominantly on contentious matters, acting for both individuals and employers from a wide range of sectors, and working on both High Court and Employment Tribunal cases. He also routinely advised senior executives and SMEs on all aspects of employment law. He joined Practical Law Employment in July 2012. Dan is a Senior Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Megan Newhouse

Megan Newhouse trained at Linklaters, qualifying into the Competition/Antitrust department in 2003 where she worked on a range of EU and UK competition matters, in particular merger control, Articles 101/102 and the equivalent UK legislation antitrust cases and procurement. Megan joined Practical Law Competition in September 2011 and is a senior editor. Megan is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Elizabeth Newman

Elizabeth Newman trained and qualified with Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) where she worked in the intellectual property department on contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and information technology matters. While there, she did secondments with Granada Media and with Standard Chartered Bank. She subsequently worked as the in-house lawyer for TalkTalk Direct, a subsidiary of Carphone Warehouse. She has written chapters for Law and the Internet, edited by Lilian Edwards and Charlotte Waelde (Hart Publishing, 3rd ed., 2009) and for Telecommunications Law and Regulation, edited by Ian Walden (Oxford University Press, 4th ed., 2012). She holds the diploma in IP law from Bristol University. Elizabeth is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Karen Ngo

Karen Ngo qualified as a barrister in 1991 and as a solicitor in 1994. Karen joined Practical Law Commercial in April 2011 after practising for 17 years as a Commercial in-house lawyer in the media industry, which included 2 years as Head of Legal at Copyright Promotions Group PLC, and 10 years as Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs at Warner Bros Consumer Products, EMEA. Karen has an LLM in Commercial Law.

Suzie Noble

Suzie Noble graduated from Bournemouth University with an LLB Honours Degree in Business Law in 2000 and has worked as a paralegal for Denton Wilde Sapte and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. Suzie worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for over 5 years, firstly as a professional support paralegal for the litigation team and then as a practice development executive for the international arbitration team. Suzie joined Practical Law in August 2008 and is an Editor for the Arbitration team.

Sonia Noon

Sonia Noon trained with Denton Hall Burgin & Warrens (now SNR Denton) and qualified in 1993. Following work at a number of smaller firms, Sonia joined the property department of Druces & Attlee in 1996, where she advised a range of clients, including pension funds and syndicates of private investors. In 2001, Sonia moved to Lawrence Graham LLP, where she worked for nearly six years in the real estate department, acting for developers and institutions advising on a variety of property matters ranging from sales and purchases and landlord and tenant matters to the development of a large regional shopping centre. Sonia joined Practical Law Property in April 2007. Sonia is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Anne O'Connor

Anne O'Connor trained at Withers LLP and qualified into the commercial property team in 2010. She studied at the University of Cambridge, the University of St Andrews and Durham University, and before converting to law she enjoyed an academic career as a historian of science at Durham University. Anne joined Practical Law in July 2012 and is a junior editor for Practical Law Property. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Kieran O'Leary

Kieran O’Leary joined Practical Law from private practice as a patent attorney. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he was a student attorney for the Securities Arbitration Clinic. He also was an intern for Bayer Healthcare where he worked on corporate, intellectual property and contract law matters.

Annelise O'Neill

Annelise O'Neill qualified in 1994 at Allen & Overy where she practised for nine years in the banking department. She advised on a variety of finance transactions including syndications and acquisition finance. During that time she was seconded twice to Greenwich NatWest, first to negotiate repo documentation and then to their syndications desk. From 2004 to 2007 she was a professional support lawyer in Allen & Overy's banking department. Annelise joined Practical Law Finance in January 2009. Annelise is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Fred van Oordt

Fred van Oordt trained at Simmons & Simmons and, upon qualifying in 1996, joined Ashurst as a finance lawyer. In 1999, he moved to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft where he advised on securitisations. Following a team move in 2000 to Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Fred spent five years specialising in securitisations, CLOs/CDOs and related structured finance transactions. In 2005 he joined Bank of America as in-house counsel supporting the structured securities desk (covering CLOs/CDOs and total return swaps). Fred joined Practical Law Finance in January 2009. Fred is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Hilary Owens

Hilary Owens Gray qualified into the corporate department of McGrigors LLP (now Pinsent Masons) in 2003. In 2006 she joined Baker & McKenzie LLP, where she spent more than five years as an associate in the corporate department, advising on a wide range of corporate transactions and developing her focus on equity capital markets, corporate governance and public company matters. Hilary joined Practical Law Corporate in May 2012 and is currently a non-practising solicitor. Hilary is deputy head of Corporate.

Helen Padley

Helen Padley trained at Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons) and worked as a professional support lawyer in their technology, media and telecommunications department for ten years. She subsequently worked at the Legal Services Commission for a year and the British Broadcasting Corporation for two years, where she specialised in data protection and freedom of information compliance. Helen also holds the ISEB certificate in data protection. Helen is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Angharad Palin

Angharad Palin qualified as a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons in 2004 and as a notary public in 2014. Angharad worked at Adams and Remers in Lewes before moving to Collyer Bristow LLP in 2005. She dealt with a wide range of private client and charity matters including tax and estate planning, trusts, cross border estates, mental capacity and the establishment and administration of charities. Angharad joined Practical Law Private Client in September 2014 and is not practising at Practical Law.​

Liz Parkinson

Liz Parkinson joined Norton Rose upon qualification in 1988. She later worked at Slaughter and May and then Simmons & Simmons in the commercial property departments. More recently she was a partner in the West End firm of Collins Benson Goldhill. Before joining Practical Law Property in 2004, Liz obtained a masters degree in European Real Estate at Kingston University. Liz is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Adrian Pashley

Adrian Pashley specializes in all aspects of charity law and practice and the application of corporate and commercial law to the charity and wider not-for-profit sector. His experience includes charity mergers and re-structuring projects and setting up Academy schools. He has worked as a senior lawyer in the education and charities team at Veale Wasbrough (now Veale Wasbrough Vizards) and in the charities teams at Bates Wells & Braithwaite and Blake Lapthorn. Adrian has extensive experience in lecturing and training and is a contributor to the ICSA Charities Handbook. Adrian joined Practical Law Private Client in October 2010 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jillian Paton

Jillian Paton trained at DLA Piper before qualifying into the employment department of Scottish firm Morton Fraser in 2008. She has acted for a wide range of clients including individuals, trade unions, public sector and private sector employers. Jillian has considerable litigation experience and is an experienced advocate having appeared for both employers and employees in the employment tribunal. She has also appeared before the employment appeal tribunal. As a practising solicitor she also undertook a wide range of advisory work and routinely advised on senior executive departures. Jillian joined Practical Law Employment in 2015 and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Society of Scottish Lawyers in London. Jillian is a Senior Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Miriam Patterson

Miriam Patterson is a former solicitor. She qualified in New York in 1996 and in England in 2000. From 1996 to 2005, she practised US law in Allen & Overy's international capital markets department in London, where she advised banks and non-US companies on various US law matters, including SEC-registered offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance requirements. She then joined Latham & Watkins, where she was a knowledge management lawyer for the US corporate finance lawyers in London for three years. Miriam joined Practical Law in September 2008.

Katharine Paulson

Katharine Paulson worked at Macfarlanes for nine years specialising in estate, residential and agricultural law. She advised both private and institutional clients on a variety of property matters including managing all aspects of rural land and buying and selling agricultural portfolios. Katharine joined Practical Law in October 2011 and leads Practical Law Agriculture & Rural Land. Katharine is a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Caroline Pearce

Caroline Pearce qualified into the corporate department of Nabarro LLP in 2002 where she worked principally on IPOs, secondary issues and general public company matters. In 2005 she joined Forsters LLP where she advised on a range of corporate matters including private company M&A. After completing a Masters in Contemporary European Studies, she joined PwC Legal LLP in 2008 where she spent three years focussing principally on group reorganisations and corporate structuring transactions. In 2011 she joined Kaplan Law School as a lecturer and spent four years teaching business law and practice, public companies and capital markets, legal research, drafting and writing and EU law. She joined Practical Law in 2015 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Hilary Pearson

Hilary Pearson joined Bird & Bird as a partner in 1995, initially in the IT group and then in the IP department. Prior to that, she was called to the Bar in 1976 and, after a tenancy in London patent chambers, spent ten years practising as a US lawyer and US patent attorney, first in Silicon Valley and then in Texas. She returned to the UK in 1990 and became head of IT law at Simmons & Simmons, before joining Bird & Bird. In 2006, she retired from Bird & Bird to return to Oxford University to study for a DPhil (PhD) in Medieval History, which she completed in 2010. She has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious IP and IT law. Her degree in physics from Oxford University has equipped her to deal with the complex technological issues arising in her contentious work, in which she has managed patent litigation for leading IT hardware and software companies. Hilary is not practising at Practical Law.

Liz Pereira

Liz Pereira trained at SJ Berwin LLP qualifying into the property litigation department in September 2008. She advised institutional landlords, commercial tenants and individuals on a wide variety of property litigation matters. Liz is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Theresa DiPerna

Theresa Di Perna joined Practical Law in September 2014 as Commissioning Editor. Theresa studied Public and Comparative International Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Since then, she has worked as a Research Fellow at the Center for International Financial Crimes Studies, University of Florida Levin College of Law and earned an LL.M in Human Rights Law at the University of Essex (UK). Theresa also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (Contracts and Jurisprudence) at the University of Essex and co-taught the Foundations of Human Rights (Law) at the university’s Human Rights Center.

Daphne Perry

Daphne Perry qualified as a barrister. She practised (as Daphne Loebl) at Fountain Court for 12 years until 1997, when Chambers' Directory included her in the top 11 juniors for commercial work in London. She then worked for another 12 years as a professional support lawyer at Denton Wilde Sapte. A keen member of Clarity, the international association for plain language in the law, she is quoted in the Law Society's textbook Clarity for Lawyers (2007) and was for 3 years Denton Wilde Sapte's Plain Language Co-ordinator. Daphne joined Practical Law Commercial in July 2010.

Antoni Peychev

Antoni Peychev joined Practical Law from BLM, where he worked as a defence litigation paralegal specialising in occupational disease claims. He also has experience in other fields such as Retail Banking and Media Communications. Antoni did his LLB degree at the University of Kent where he actively took part in the award- winning Kent Law Clinic. In 2011, Antoni was awarded the Law Society Diversity Access Scheme Scholarship and went on to do his LPC at BPP Law School. He has taken part in various pro- bono and volunteer initiatives, some of which include the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) and Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED). Antoni joined Practical Law in June 2014 as a paralegal with the Dispute Resolution team and is currently an Editor with the Global team.

Elanne Pimstone

Elanne Pimstone trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and qualified into the corporate department in 1995. In 1997 she joined Harbottle & Lewis, where she specialised in employment law, dealing with predominantly non-contentious and advisory work for employers and individuals. As a senior associate in the employment group she had responsibility for employment know-how and presented a variety of client seminars. Elanne joined Practical Law Employment in August 2004 and is a member of PEN (the PSL Employment Network) and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA). Elanne also provides support to the employment law working group of the GC100 (the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries working in FTSE 100 Companies). Elanne is a Senior Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Sara Poole

Sara Poole is a former solicitor. She trained at MacRoberts in Glasgow before joining the banking group of Dundas & Wilson in 1996, where she worked in the property finance and retail finance teams. She spent a year in the in-house legal department of National Australia Group and then moved to Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons), where she worked in the financial markets and regulation group for seven years. Sara joined Practical Law Financial Services in May 2007.

Caroline Potter

Caroline Potter worked at CMS Cameron McKenna since 1982, specialising in commercial property. She spent the first eight years involved in general commercial property transactions before establishing the professional support service for the real estate department. She joined Practical Law in 2013 and is not practising.

Lynsey Poulton

Lynsey Poulton joined Practical Law in October 2016 as a senior editor for the In-house editorial team. Lynsey qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in May 2007 and following an 18 month post-qualification role in the London corporate team of Dundas & Wilson LLP (now CMS Scotland), moved to an in-house role with Morgan Advanced Materials plc. Lynsey began her in-house career as a general legal adviser, but following the introduction of the UK Bribery Act 2010, was responsible for the creation, implementation and on-going management of the company’s global compliance programme. Lynsey is currently a non-practicing solicitor.

Kahn Priestley

Kahn Priestley is a former solicitor and a specialist legal editor. She has a law degree and a master's in law, plus an MA in creative writing. Kahn qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and worked in niche small- and medium-sized firms in London and Sussex for ten years. She wrote and launched her first website in 2000 and was a freelance writer and editor for major academic publishers, digital businesses, and law and compliance firms before joining Thomson Reuters as a senior editor in 2015.

Judith Rauhofer

Judith Rauhofer is a former solicitor. She qualified as a solicitor in 1999, having previously qualified as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany. She practised for four years at Lewis Silkin, specialising in data protection, e-commerce and general commercial law. She also is a Lecturer in IT Law at the University of Edinburgh and an Associate Director of the Centre for Studies of Intellectual Property and Technology Law (SCRIPT), where her research focus is on data protection law, a field in which she has published articles and presented papers at conferences and workshops. Judith is not practising at Practical Law

Neil Richardson

Neil Richardson qualified with Simmons & Simmons in 2000 and spent the following five years working as an assistant solicitor in their Private Capital Group, where he dealt with a range of onshore and offshore tax and trust matters. After a brief spell as an associate solicitor in the Tax Department at SJ Berwin LLP, he joined Clarke Willmott LLP in 2006 as their first Professional Support Lawyer in the private client field. Neil joined Practical Law Private Client in September 2010 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Rebecca Du Rietz

Rebecca Du Rietz studied law in France and has an LLM in European Legal Studies from Bristol University. She later completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law. Rebecca previously worked as a legal researcher for Coram Children’s Legal Centre and as an advice writer at Citizens Advice. She joined Practical Law Global in May 2016 as a commissioning editor. She is fluent in French, Swedish and English.

Andrew Rigby

Andrew Rigby joined Practical Law Commercial in October 2013. Andrew qualified as a barrister in 1982 and has worked for a number of City law firms over his career, including Addleshaw Goddard, practising outsourcing and IT law. Andrew has been recognised as a leading UK IT and outsourcing Lawyer by the Legal directories and was recently awarded the accolade of Outsourcing Professional of the Year by the trade body for outsourcing, the National Outsourcing Association. Andrew has contributed to a number of legal publications over his career. Andrew is currently a non-practising barrister.

Ezra Rocha

Ezra Rocha was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2008 after completing the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law. He was awarded the Inner Temple Major Scholarship and the Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Award in 2007. He has undertaken pro bono work at the College of Law Legal Advice Centre and was a representative at the Free Representation Unit. He joined Practical Law Finance in July 2008 and is currently non-practising.

Omar Roomi

Omar Roomi studied Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London and graduated with a First. He then went on to study the GDL and attained a Distinction on the LPC at Kaplan Law School. Omar joined Practical Law in January 2011 as a paralegal for Practical Law Property, Practical Law Construction and Practical Law Environment.

Michelle Rousell

Michelle Rousell trained at Cameron Markby Hewitt (now CMS Cameron McKenna) and then spent five years at Nabarro Nathanson (now Nabarro) before joining the construction and engineering team at Lewis Silkin in September 2000. She specialised in all aspects of construction and engineering disputes and worked for a wide range of clients - employers, contractors, specialist subcontractors and their insurers, registered social landlords and public bodies. Part of Michelle's time at Lewis Silkin was spent on secondment to the in-house legal team of an international mining company, where she was primarily engaged on an ADR scheme voluntarily established by the company. She is a member of the Society of Construction Law and joined Practical Law Construction in February 2008. Michelle is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Ivelin Rusev

Ivelin Rusev graduated Law LLB (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London in 2013. Following his graduation, he worked in e-commerce and then as paralegal in a financial technology company while doing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law (Bloomsbury). Ivelin joined Practical Law in August 2016 as Editorial Associate in the Practical Law Global Guides team.

Duleep Sahni trained at Linklaters LLP and subsequently moved to Charles Russell LLP, where he spent six and a half years in the tax team advising on a broad range of corporate, employment and real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on the owner managed business sector. Duleep then moved to Grant Thornton's Transactions Tax and Private Equity team where he specialised in providing M&A tax due diligence and tax structuring advice in relation to acquisitions. Duleep joined Practical Law Tax in July 2013. Duleep is a former solicitor.

Victoria Salomons

Victoria Salomons trained at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) qualifying into its commercial and corporate projects team in 2010. She then joined the in-house legal team at Steria UK as a senior legal advisor, advising on general commercial matters with a particular focus on outsourcing arrangements. Victoria joined Practical Law Commercial in December 2014. Victoria is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Nick Sargent joined Practical Law in May 2006 from Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons UKMEA LLP), where he was a senior solicitor in the pensions department. Nick qualified in 1996 at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. In 1999 he moved to Denton Hall (as it was). During 2003, Nick spent six months as a professional support lawyer in the pensions department at Slaughter and May, before returning to a fee-earning role at Denton Wilde Sapte. Nick is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and a former assistant editor of the Occupational Pensions Law Reports. Nick was the first head of Practical Law Pensions and launched the service in December 2006. He is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Lyn Schlich

Lyn Schlich joined Herbert Smith’s corporate energy and infrastructure group on qualification in 1998, having trained with Eversheds and been seconded to TXU Europe’s energy trading business. Her experience includes energy regulation, energy trading, power projects, renewable support schemes, M&A, price regulation, long-term power purchase agreements, energy tolling agreements, industry documents and transmission projects. She also has experience of downstream gas regulation. In 2007, Lyn became Herbert Smith Freehill's energy professional support lawyer. Lyn joined Practical Law in 2015. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Zoe Schluter

Zoe Schluter joined Practical Law in August 2008. She trained at White & Case and subsequently joined the international arbitration team at Dewey & LeBoeuf. Zoe has represented companies in a number of ICSID, ICC and LCIA arbitrations, primarily in the oil & gas sector. She is Senior Assistant Editor of PLC Magazine. Zoe is a former solicitor.

Catherine Schmitz joined Practical Law in December 2009 as an EU Editor. She has worked in EU affairs for the past 20 years. After a few years with a pan-European industry federation she spent four years at the European Commission before joining the Brussels office of an American law firm. She then joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where she spent 10 years in the EU knowledge management team, mainly monitoring developments in EU legislation and policy, producing current awareness materials and providing assistance to fee-earners. She has a Masters in Translation and a certificate in European Studies from UCL (Belgium).

Susan Scott qualified as a solicitor in 1992. She trained with Norton Rose and joined Practical Law Dispute Resolution as a Senior Editor in February 2006 from Simmons & Simmons, where she was a member of the commercial litigation department, specialising in professional negligence disputes. She has broad litigation experience (including multi-party actions and trials) and has acted extensively for insurers and a wide range of insured professionals. Susan is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Shireen Shaikh

Shireen Shaikh trained as a barrister and completed her pupillage in 1995 at 2-3 Gray's Inn Square. She re-qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and has specialised in employment law since 1996. She has worked at a variety of firms, including as an associate at Reed Smith (now Reed Smith Richards Butler) for five years and as a partner at Wilsons in Salisbury, where she worked until March 2008. Shireen has a lot of advocacy experience, representing clients in the employment tribunal. Clients have included senior individuals, private and listed companies, charities and a public authority. Shireen has lectured widely and provided training on several aspects of employment law. She joined Practical Law Employment in August 2008. Shireen is a Senior Editor and is currently non-practising.

Chloe Shanley

Chloe Shanley trained at Winward Fearon LLP (now Maxwell Winward LLP) and specialised in property litigation upon qualification in 2003. She then joined Nabarro LLP in 2007 where she advised large institutional landlords, developers and commercial tenants on all core property litigation matters. Chloe joined Practical Law in 2010 and is Deputy Head of Practical Law Property and leads Practical Law Property Litigation. Chloe is a non-practising solicitor.

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Elizabeth Shaw qualified at Payne Hicks Beach in 2008, having spent a year of her training in the family department. She then spent a further 4 years in the family department post-qualification where she dealt primarily with complex high net worth financial remedy disputes, often with an international element. She has a particular interest in nuptial agreements, having worked on the case of Radmacher v Granatino from first instance to the landmark Supreme Court decision. Elizabeth joined Practical Law’s family service as an editor in September 2012. Elizabeth is a member of Resolution and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Graeme Simpson joined Practical Law from Shoosmiths’ pensions department where he was a partner, recommended as “excellent” in the Legal 500 directory (2009). He qualified in 1997 and has experience of providing advice on a wide range of pensions matters, in particular, to pension scheme trustees and on public sector outsourcing issues. A member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers, he is a previous speaker on the APL "Beginners" training course. Graeme is also a past editor of Tottel’s "Pensions Law Handbook" and has provided comment on pensions issues for various national news broadcasters. Graeme is a non-practising solicitor.

Sophie Simpson

Sophie Simpson qualified as a solicitor into Linklaters' environment and planning group in 1999. Her experience includes advising on environmental issues in corporate, property and project finance transactions, as well as providing stand-alone environmental and planning advice. In 2002, she became the professional support lawyer for the group. Sophie joined Practical Law Environment in 2009, and leads the team. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Steven Skulnik

Steven Skulnik joined Practical Law from Ganfer & Shore LLP, where he was counsel in the litigation department. His practice focused on commercial and employment litigation and arbitration. He previously was counsel at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP and a partner at Pavia & Harcourt LLP. He is a Panel Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and other arbitration and mediation providers and was named a Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters) for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Angharad Poulton

Angharad Smith trained at Addleshaw Goddard, qualifying in 2004. Following qualification, she joined the financial markets and regulation group at Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons), before moving to the financial services team at CMS Cameron McKenna in 2007. In 2011 she joined the financial services legal team at Barclays where she advised on a broad range of regulatory and commercial issues. Angharad joined Practical Law in August 2012 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Alice Southall

Alice Southall joined Practical Law in January 2017 as an editor in the In-house team. She trained at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and qualified into its insurance disputes team in 2013, where she specialised in marine insurance disputes and worked on a mixture of advisory and contentious matters. During her training contract she was seconded to both AIG and ExxonMobil’s legal teams where she undertook a range of general and industry-specific corporate work. Alice is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Zena Spanou

Zena Spanou graduated from the University of Reading in 2014 with a LLB Law with Legal Studies in Europe degree. During her time at university, she also attended the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense in France where she obtained the Diploma in French Legal Studies. She then completed the LPC at the University of Law Bloomsbury in 2015. Zena is a Corporate Assistant Editor.

Adam Squibbs

Adam Squibbs joined Practical Law Property as an Assistant Editor in 2016. Adam graduated Law BA at the University of Cambridge in 2013. Following his graduation, he worked as a researcher at Chambers and Partners. He then completed the BPTC and was called to the Bar in July 2016.

Ollie Steeple

Ollie Steeple  joined the Practical Law international content team as an Assistant Editor for What’s Market in June 2016. Ollie completed the LPC at BPP London Holborn having studied history at the University of Warwick and the GDL at the University of Law, Chester. He has lived and travelled abroad extensively but is particularly interested in developments in Asia.

Penny Stanfield

Penny Stanfield trained at Slaughter and May, qualifying in 2004. In 2006, she joined Eversheds, where she spent over 10 years advising on a wide range of corporate transactions, specialising in private company mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Penny joined Practical Law in January 2017 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

William Steinberg

William Steinberg, Practical Law China Senior Editor

William joined the team in September 2016 after working as an in-house counsel and compliance officer in Hong Kong since 2011 at a top-tier financial institution and leading proprietary trading firm. He provided comprehensive legal and compliance advisory support for hedge fund and proprietary trading desks trading in markets across the Asia-Pacific region, and has extensive experience in regulatory analysis, legal risk management, compliance monitoring, review of trading practices, general corporate matters and drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts.

Prior to his in-house experience, William was an attorney in Shearman & Sterling's Hong Kong office from 2006 to 2011, focusing on capital markets equity and debt transactions and a variety of asset management work, with an emphasis on the Greater China region. He also completed a secondment to Morgan Stanley during 2009. He was admitted to the New York bar in 2007 and currently is a non-practicing lawyer.

William speaks native English and fluent Mandarin.

Natalie Stopps

Natalie Stopps was called to the Bar in 2000. Natalie practised at Fountain Court between 2001 and 2010, maintaining a broad commercial and civil practice with an emphasis on complex contractual disputes, civil fraud, banking litigation and professional disciplinary/regulatory matters. Natalie joined Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP in 2011, spending 3 years in the Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery Department. Her practice at Peters & Peters focused on large scale commercial disputes, frequently with an international dimension. Natalie joined Practical Law in August 2015 as a Senior Editor in the Dispute Resolution team. She is currently a non-practising barrister.

Pia-Cody Styles

Pia-Cody Styles qualified in 1999, having trained at Travers Smith. She has dealt with a broad range of disputes including claims in the Commercial Court and has taken a number of cases to trial. She joined Practical Law Dispute Resolution as a Senior Editor from Travers Smith in April 2006. She is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Anna Sulowska

Anna Sulowska studied law at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and the Université de Montpellier I. She holds a Master’s degree in EU law and has completed the GDL and the LPC. She joined Practical Law in 2012. She has worked in the Corporate team and the EU team (Brussels office) before becoming an editor in the Global team. She speaks Polish, English and French.

Lucy Swallow qualified in 2002. She trained and worked at Norton Rose for six years in their commercial dispute resolution team working primarily on insurance and reinsurance disputes and professional negligence claims. She moved to Lanyon Bowdler in Shropshire in 2006 where she worked for six years doing a broad range of civil and commercial litigation for both private and corporate clients. Lucy joined Practical Law as a Senior Editor in December 2012 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Ariane Tadayyon

Ariane Tadayyon qualified as solicitor in 2014 and has been involved with a variety of contentious matters, including commercial disputes, intellectual property cases, insolvency and enforcement of judgments. Ariane completed a traineeship at the European Commission in 2011. She has a degree in English Law and French Law from the University of Manchester, which included a year studying a diploma in international relations in Dijon. Ariane joined Practical Law as an Editor in October 2016 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Mark Tarran

Mark Tarran joined Practical Law Employment from employment publishers IDS, where he was a senior researcher, writing for employment law journal IDS Brief, the IDS handbooks and supplements and the web. He qualified as a solicitor in 2000 with Stone King and advised both employers (mainly SMEs) and employees. Mark is an active member of PEN (the PSL Employment Network) and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), and is often involved in ELA working parties responding to government consultations. He devised a series of workshops for the ELA Foundation Course in Discrimination Law, and has also contributed to a book, A Parent's Guide to the Law, published by Lawpack in 2009. Mark is a Senior Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Claire Templeton

Claire Templeton trained at Hobson Audley (now Faegre & Benson) and qualified into the dispute resolution department in 1998. Following secondments to one of its US offices and Viacom (UK) Limited, she joined the employment department of Norton Rose, dealing with predominantly non-contentious and advisory work for employers. She then returned to Faegre & Benson, where she gained wide experience of advising clients on international employment issues. Claire is a Senior Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Liz Thomas

Liz Thomas is a former solicitor. She qualified at Slaughter and May in 1988 where she practised as a corporate lawyer. Following a move to Allen & Overy, she became a founder member of the environmental law group in 1990 and advised on the environmental aspects of many corporate, finance and property matters. She has latterly spent a number of years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a knowledge management lawyer and has been involved in many knowledge management and client relationship management projects, including a secondment to a major client.

Liz Thomas

Lucy Thomas trained at Jaques and Lewis (subsequently the London office of Eversheds) and specialised in property litigation on qualifying in 1991, remaining at the firm until 1996. Following a short spell in local government and at two smaller firms, Lucy joined Finers Stephens Innocent in 1998, dealing with property litigation and liquor licensing before moving to Butcher Burns in 2005, to Kingsley Napley in 2010 and then to Emms Gilmore Liberson in 2013 as a Consultant. Lucy joined Practical Law Property in 2013 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jon Tilley

Jon Tilley trained at Wragge & Co LLP and qualified into its corporate department in 2002, following a secondment to the in-house legal team of a major private equity firm. He subsequently spent 6 years advising on a wide range of private equity transactions, at all stages of the investment process. Jon joined Practical Law Corporate in November 2008. Jon is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Stephanie Tsang

Stephanie Tsang read Law at the London School of Economics, graduating with First Class Honours in 2011. She went on to complete a Masters (BCL) at the University of Oxford in 2013, with a focus on Comparative Human Rights Law and Constitutional Theory. She was called to the Bar in July 2014 after having passed the Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent). She joined Practical Law in September 2014 as the Business Crime and Investigations paralegal.

Rachel Tregear

Rachel Tregear trained at Simmons & Simmons and qualified into their IP department, before moving to other City law firms to practise IP law. From 2001 to 2014, Rachel worked at Addleshaw Goddard as a professional support lawyer specialising in data protection and IP. In 2015 she took up a new role with Addleshaw Goddard as a member of their risk team, focusing on data protection compliance. Rachel gained a distinction in the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection. Rachel is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Raghav Vohora

Raghav Vohora graduated from the University of Warwick in 2015 with a degree in law (LLB (Hons). After this he completed his LPC at the University of Law (Bloomsbury) with a combined LLM which canvassed corporate governance. Raghav joined Practical Law in August 2016 and is a What’s Market Assistant Editor.

Rupert Walker

Rupert Walker graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2003 with a 2:1 MA (Hons) in English, following which he completed the GDL and LPC at BPP Law School, London. He has worked for Entertainment and IP law firms in Boston and New York, and has lectured on European IP law. Rupert joined Practical Law in September 2005 and is Head of Standard documents for the UK Web Services.

Cally Foster

Cally Warren studied law at King’s College London, graduating in 2005. She went on to undertake the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar in 2006. Cally is a Social Policy Co-ordinator for the Citizens Advice Bureau and currently works on our enforcement and housing materials. Cally is an Assistant Editor for Practical Law Public Sector and is currently a non-practising barrister.

Roosje Watson

Roosje Watson completed her training contract at Wragge & Co, now WLG Gowling, in 2013. During her training contract Roosje spent 6 months on secondment to Unilever UK, providing legal support to the company’s marketing function. Roosje has over three years’ post qualification experience both in house, and in private practice. On qualification Roosje joined Addleshaw Goddard’s real estate team as an associate. She spent two years as a solicitor in the legal team at national science and innovation centre, The Centre for Process Innovation, advising on commercial, IP, property and employment matters. Roosje is a non-practising solicitor.

Gwyneth West

Gwyneth West trained at Simmons & Simmons and qualified into the Employment department there in 2008, where she acted mainly for financial institutions. In November 2010 she joined Collyer Bristow where she advised employers across all sectors, as well as individuals. While in practice Gwyneth routinely advised on the whole range of employment law issues,including contentious, advisory and corporate support work. Gwyneth joined Practical Law Employment in October 2016. She is a Senior Editor and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jane West

Jane West worked as a solicitor for the London Borough Council of Haringey for three years, before joining Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, where she gained substantial experience of public and administrative law and practical experience of civil litigation, in particular judicial review proceedings. Jane joined Practical Law Public Sector in 2008 from Beachcroft where she advised public sector bodies on public and administrative law matters, including statutory powers and other public law litigation. Jane is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Michelle Wheeler

Michelle Wheeler trained at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and practised in their IP department for two years after qualifying, concentrating on contentious work. She then joined the College of Law, where she spent five years as a lecturer in IP and commercial law. Since joining Practical Law, her role has included writing and delivering Practical Law training courses in the fields of IP and commercial law. Michelle holds the diploma in IP law from Bristol University. She is Deputy Head of Practical Law IP&IT and Practical Law Media & Telecoms. Michelle is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Sarah Wild

Sarah Wild trained at Ashurst qualifying into its corporate department in 1997. She joined Shearman & Sterling LLP in 2004 where she continued to advise on various corporate and commercial transactions. Sarah went on to spend nine years as a senior in-house lawyer at British American Tobacco plc and joined Practical Law Commercial in July 2016. Sarah is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Owen Willcox

Owen Willcox. Before joining Thomson Reuters, Owen held positions as Public Services Partner with Geldards LLP, Senior Solicitor with Lawrence Graham LLP, Interim Head of Legal Services at EEDA, and Head of Legal and Democratic Services at Harlow District Council. As Monitoring Officer at Harlow DC, Owen advised the Council on vires, procurement and governance issues in relation to all its key functions and major projects including the Town Centre South regeneration scheme and the establishment of a JVCo for the delivery of all the Council’s street scene services. He has also advised a number of local authorities on procurement, governance and vires issues in relation to town centre, regeneration and other service transformation projects. Owen joined Practical Law in 2016 and is a non-practising solicitor.

Karen Williams

Karen Williams is head of Practical Law Competition. She is a former solicitor and has a postgraduate diploma in Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. Karen qualified at Linklaters and practised as an EU and competition lawyer for four years in their London and Brussels offices before moving to Chile, where she worked for a number of years as a consultant on EU affairs to the Chilean Foreign Affairs Ministry. She joined Practical Law in January 2000.

Jenna Woodfine

Jenna Woodfine graduated from the University of Manchester in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in French and German. As part of her degree course, Jenna spent a year working in Paris. She went on to study the GDL and the LPC at the College of Law, Chester. She joined Practical Law in July 2008 as a paralegal for Practical Law Property, Environment and Construction. Jenna has been working with Practical Law EU since May 2010 and became an Assistant Editor in January 2011. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Law from King’s College London and is currently studying for an MA in EU law.

Anna Wordsworth

Anna Wordsworth trained at Pinsent Curtis (now Pinsent Masons), qualifying as a chartered tax adviser in 2001 and as a solicitor in 2002. Anna worked in Pinsent Masons’ Share Plans team until November 2008, advising on employee share plans and trusts in a wide range of companies and corporate transactions. While at Pinsent Masons, Anna participated actively in the Global Equity Organisation (GEO) and spoke at a number of GEO conferences. She is particularly interested in international share plans and share plan reporting and compliance obligations. Anna joined Practical Law in January 2009. Anna is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Rachel Wyatt

Rachel Wyatt trained at Fox Williams, qualifying into its commercial department in 1995. She then joined the Commercial IP/IT department at Bristows, where she advised on a wide range of commercial and IP matters for 11 years, before joining Practical Law Commercial in August 2010. Rachel is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Charlotte Wylie

Charlotte Wylie graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge in 2012, with a BA (Hons) in Chinese Studies. During her undergraduate degree, she spent a year studying at Peking University in Beijing. In June 2014, she completed the GDL and joined Practical Law Global as an Assistant Editor in September 2014. She is currently studying for the LPC at the University of Law (London Bloomsbury).

Bojana Zimonic graduated with a BA in Law from UCL in 2010. She has worked with several NGOs specialising in environmental law and access to justice, before moving to Brussels in October 2010 in order to pursue an interest in EU matters. She joined Practical Law EU as a paralegal in July 2011 and became an Assistant Editor in July 2013.

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