Our Team

Matthew Strain

Commercial | Litigation | Matrimonial

Matthew is the Senior Partner at Strain Keville Solicitors, with over a decade of expertise advising a diverse and international client base. He prides himself on building working relationships with people, not ‘customers’ and developing a means to attain the best results.

Matthew prides himself on getting to the crux of a case quickly and directly, so his clients can consider the best route either in to or out of a legal situation. Settlement is always high on his priority list, to do the best for his clients both in terms of costs and pragmatism.

Matthew joined Strain Keville in 2006 with both an Undergraduate Degree in Law and a Masters in Private International Commercial Law from Newcastle University. He was called to the bar by The Inner Temple in March 2008, and admitted as a solicitor in April 2010.

Alex Guest

Litigation | International | Debt Recovery

Alex Guest is a Partner at Strain Keville. His practice focuses on litigation and ADR, helping clients in disputes of all sizes and in many substantive areas of law. He has experience in managing all aspects of litigation and case handling from the start of a case through trial.

Alex is a qualified Spanish lawyer and solicitor, and as head of Strain Keville’s International desk, he works with legal and non-legal firms in Gibraltar, Malta and Spain, offering services in these jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Strain Keville, Alex worked in different jurisdictions covering British (in Gibraltar), Spanish and Maltese law where he assisted in corporate, commercial and litigation matters.

Born in London and raised in Spain, Alex obtained his Spanish Law Degree from Cádiz University, and an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from Queen Mary University. He then passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme to become a solicitor.

In his spare time Alex enjoys the theatre, swimming, tennis, and following his football team.

Andrew Strain

Property | Landlord & Tenant | Commercial | Private Client

The founder of Strain Keville and a solicitor with over 30 years of experience, Andrew started his own firm when he was 25 years old. His practice and client base has been developed over many years.

He is proud to confidently say he works as much on the relationships with clients as on the problems they face.

Exceptionally diverse in his application of commercial, property and land transactions, his practice is based (both internationally and at home) on his ability to simplify complications and produce a usable and adaptable solution.

Adam Jones

Property | Landlord & Tenant | Employment

Adam is a qualified solicitor, having completed his training with us in 2019. He graduated from the University of Sheffield, Adam joined Strain Keville as a paralegal in 2016 and earned his stripes in the firm’s Property Department. Shortly after he was offered a training contract and worked across a number of areas, most notably in our Property and Employment Law Departments.

Adam prides himself on providing a professional service with a client focused approach and is always happy to engage with his clients to achieve the best possible result.

Outside of the office, Adam is a keen sports fan with a particular fondness for Chelsea Football Club.

Anna McMahon

Paralegal

Anna originally comes from the Czech Republic and has lived in London for over nineteen years. Anna has previously worked as a translator and interpreter for the majority of her career, with a few years break in between, where she ran a successful property venture over in the Czech Republic. She could be considered a relative newcomer to the legal sector after she has decided on a career change following the recent political events.

Anna joined our team in the summer of 2018 and is a member of the Litigation, Commercial and Family department, where she works as a paralegal. She has proven herself a very determined and valuable member of our team. She is very passionate about the subject of law, especially Family law and is very eager to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of this area. Anna is currently studying for the CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Legal Skills, focusing specifically on Civil Litigation and Family Law.

In her spare time Anna loves skiing, bouldering and rock climbing. She particularly enjoys training lead climbing at the Castle Climbing Centre at the weekends, although, her favourite sport is the ice climbing, where she can test the latest super light carbon ice axes and other exciting winter equipment in beautiful locations around Europe.

Bhavika Gorsia

Paralegal

Bhavika is a paralegal with us and has aspired to be a lawyer for some time.

She graduated in July 2018, from the University of Manchester with a First-Class Honours in Law with Politics (LLB), and is now looking to take the LPC and qualify as a lawyer after her training contract.

Outside the office she enjoys going to the theatre, watching psychological thrillers (nothing beats an episode of Black Mirror, Wire in the Blood or a good-binge watch of The Sinner – even better with a pot of ice-cream, chocolate, of course!) and good food.

Lucas Tomaszewski

Paralegal

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Isadora

Trusts | Wills | Probate | Wealth Management

Isadora is a STEP qualified Private Client consultant solicitor at Strain Keville. She advises on wills, trusts, probate and capacity issues with Lasting Power of Attorney. Isadora advises on succession planning and is highly experienced in dealing with complex estates. 

Private Client can be very personal, and Isadora’s approach is to apply the law to each individual’s circumstances taking into account tax issues, family relationships and practical solutions. Isadora also advises on succession planning relating to domiciled vs non-domiciled families with assets both in the UK and outside the UK. Being international herself, Isadora fully understands the associated issues with multi jurisdictions and cultural variations that global families face. 

Outside of work Isadora is a keen cook and netball player, enjoys solving puzzles and follows Liverpool FC’s fortunes.

Tim Cheshire

Company | Partnerships | Commercial

Tim was admitted as a solicitor in 1974, and has previously worked at Slaughter and May before becoming a partner at Wedlake Bell.  Tim consults and advises on sale and purchases of companies, mergers and acquisitions, business transfers, shareholder agreements, joint ventures and general corporate and commercial matters including company administration, partnership and LLPs.  He is a valued member of our commercial team and works closely with us to provide a high standard of expertise and experience across our commercial work.

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