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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.

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.

Sarah Bridge

Sarah Bridge

Probate | Trusts | Wills | Wealth Management

Sarah Bridge is a Consultant Solicitor at Strain Keville. Her expertise covers all aspects of private client work from basic wills and name change deeds to probate, trusts and tax planning.

Sarah’s clients range from local families to high net worth individuals and trusts and she has previously worked with members of the aristocracy and well known celebrities. As a ‘Liverpudlian’, her clients find her ‘commercial’, ‘down to earth’, ‘likeable and practical’. 

Sarah qualified as a private client solicitor in 2001 and was formerly head of private client at media entertainment law firm, Harbottle & Lewis. She was also on the Times Law Panel and took a career break before having a family so that she could travel the world.

Outside of work, Sarah spends as much time as possible travelling and skiing and eating in restaurants

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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