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.
Litigation | International | Debt Recovery
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.
Property | Landlord & Tenant | Commercial | Private Client
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.
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 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
In her spare
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.
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.
Company | Partnerships | Commercial
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