Advisors

Alex specialises in Commercial Debt Recovery, with a proven track record in recovering funds for businesses who require quick and decisive action. With over 10 years of experience in the sector acting for a wide range of clients including Debt Collection Agencies, SME’s and large businesses on undisputed and disputed matters.

Alison has specialised in Family Law for over 20 years, having worked in both Leeds and Sheffield for well-respected Legal 500 firms. Recommended in the Legal 500 over the last 5 years. More recently 2021 edition Alison was recognised by Legal 500 as a ‘Key Lawyer’ in her field.

Amy is a dedicated and award winning employment solicitor known for her honest, transparent, and commercially-minded approach to every case. With extensive expertise in employment law, she specialises in handling workplace disputes, discrimination issues, high value settlement agreements and employment tribunal cases.

Andrew is a commercial and data privacy lawyer who has spent over 25 years assisting major global corporations manage legal and commercial risk. Andrew has broad sector experience in technology, telecoms, health, energy and financial services.

Andrew has over ten years’ experience in dispute resolution acting for clients in an array of different sectors such as property, hospitality, insurance, shipping, travel, sports and media. Andrew qualified in England and Wales and has worked at a national firm and a highly rated West End boutique firm.

Although Andrew is an employment lawyer by training, over the last fifteen years he has built up extensive experience in leading M&A activity with professional services firms including leading the listing of DWF Group plc on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Andrew uses these skills to advise strategically on inorganic growth opportunities for all types of professional services businesses, in conjunction with other members of arch who support on the necessary legal work.

Aurelia is an experienced international solicitor. Having commenced her career in tax in the City of London she then moved internationally to work with global leading law firms undertaking corporate law transactions and commercial contract drafting for a range of companies from start-up to large international corporates.

Ava started working as a commercial litigation paralegal in August 2023 and continues to do so while undertaking her law degree, with a view to qualifying as a barrister. Alongside her studies she also volunteers in the Magistrates’ Courts, supporting witnesses at trial.

Barbara Kranjcec is a paralegal. She started in November 2022, after completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Law. Prior to that, Barbara obtained bachelor’s degree in nursing and worked in Private Care for 6 years.

A leading high net litigation and catastrophic Insurance lawyer working within the insurance industry. Experienced across casualty, motor, contentious and non-contentious insurance. Bilal advises on multi-million pound claims, cradle to grave litigation, case management and cross boarder experience.

Danielle is an experienced Legal Assistant and an integral part of the arch.convey team. Her knowledge and practical experience spans the Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property departments.

Insurance and Reinsurance Coverage Specialist with over thirty five years experience advising on large complex London Market and International insurance disputes. I led insurance teams at Waltons & Morse, Eversheds and RPC and was recognised by the directories as a leading individual for insurance and reinsurance disputes.

Dennis is a Commercial Litigator with 20 years’ experience. With a background in property development, he is a specialist in property and construction dispute resolution and his clients are Landowners, Developers, Contractors and Specialist Sub-contractors.

Derek is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. His work includes acquisitions, disposals, investment and financing arrangements and joint ventures.

Diane has worked in the legal industry for over 15 years specialising in residential conveyancing. Diane has always had a passion for law and is currently enjoying specialising in New Build developments.

Ed is an international lawyer, a commercial advisor  and a skilled negotiator. His career started as a construction lawyer, and he has vast experience of helping clients to finance, procure, and deliver real estate developments and infrastructure for transport, energy and telecoms.

Emma is a commercial real estate lawyer, assisting clients in the acquisition, finance, management and sale of core and specialist real estate assets, both in the UK and overseas.

Gareth has 20 years of specialist employment law experience. He has worked at national and international law firms and also as a Partner and Head of Employment at a boutique law firm. Gareth is CIPD qualifIed (Level 5) and has experience of handling internal HR issues for businesses.

Gavin is a construction lawyer, strategy advisor and technology enthusiast. He advises Built Environment Technology start-ups on business growth, regulatory, finance and investment, and technology issues. He is a member of the Policy Advisory Committee for the Construction Blockchain Consortium at University College London, advising on policy development for blockchain technologies.

Hayley’s expertise includes Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Conveyancing. She works closely with Developers and Financial Advisors and her ethos is based on open communication with all parties and providing clear and pragmatic advice to clients. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym, practicing Shotokan Karate and studying for her BA in Egyptology.

Ian is a dispute resolution lawyer and accredited mediator. He has nearly 40 years of experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and ADR. He has been admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, Australia (where he worked for 4 years) and Hong Kong (where he worked for over 5 years). He was also based in Abu Dhabi and Oman for several years.

Ian brings with him nearly 30 years’ experience  (20 years as a partner in City law firms) including acting for long standing technology clients in the following sectors: data centres, document management, telephony, car parking and young driver insurance.

Jane is an innovative commercial/projects lawyer with experience in both private and public sector in the UK and the Middle East and previously a partner at Wragge & Co (now Gowlings) for many years.

John has 26 years’ experience in the insurance market, 18 years in audit and 8 years in claims management roles. He has extensive experience of all major insurance and reinsurance classes, with audits, claims reviews and inspections of records performed in Africa, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Iceland, Middle East, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Switzerland and USA.

John qualified in 2003 and works for Defendants defending claims for disease alleged to be caused by occupational exposure. These claims include ‘long tail’ and ‘short tail’ disease. Long tail disease is caused by exposure to a noxious substance or harmful agent over many years. This includes asbestos, work related stress, vibration and noise. Short tail diseases such as asthma, RSI, Dermatitis are typically caused by shorter and more recent exposure.

Josh is a Corporate Finance/ Funds lawyer with experience in private practice and in-house. Josh has wide-ranging experience of fund finance, corporate due diligence, commodities financing, derivatives and structured products, private equity, debt finance and securitisation. Josh also has corporate M&A experience, with a focus on Private Equity and Investment Funds and some IPO experience.

Karl is a highly accomplished, entrepreneurial corporate and commercial lawyer specializing in Technology, Fintech, and Financial Services regulatory matters. He has a wealth of experience in complex commercial contracts gained both through senior in-house roles as well as in private practice law firms.

Laura is a solicitor with 7 years post qualification experience in defendant personal injury litigation. As an assistant solicitor on catastrophic injury claims, she has worked for several national insurer clients and their insureds. She has also handled her own fast and multi-track claims.

Lee is an experienced commercial property solicitor and has been advising landlords, tenants and developers for over 20 years. Lee particularly enjoys advising on development land purchases and the acquisition of commercial property for redevelopment, then setting up the documentation ready for plot or apartment sales.

Leigh has nine years’ experience in the insurance industry, including seven years in insurance audit. In her role as head of client relations Leigh ensures that the clients individual and specific audit requirements are met by the global team of auditors.

Lindsey is the Operations Director at Arch Investment Acquisitions. Arch I.A. is a property investment acquisition solution, where we combine leading edge technology with high quality lawyers and advisors to deliver legal solutions differently for our clients. We recognise that law is not simply a service but a platform to give our clients the solution that allows them to rectify their problem or maximise their opportunity.

Manasi is part of the arch.IA property investment acquisitions team. She has worked in compliance, both in India and the UK, and has experience across a diverse range of industries. Her expertise extends to navigating the intricate landscape of compliance regulations, encompassing the standards set by the Financial Conduct Authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and various other government entities.

With over 15 years of dedicated experience in the legal field, Mark is a seasoned solicitor known for this expertise in handling complex commercial and civil litigation matters and track record of delivering exceptional legal services to clients.

Mark is a corporate lawyer with over 15 years’ experience, having worked at City law firms with a range of clients, from small and mid-cap business to large multinational organisations, both national and international. Sectors of particular interest are the natural resources, life sciences, financial services, medical and healthcare, technology, and consumer goods sectors.

Martin heads Arch Investment Acquisitions, a specialist team of lawyers and legal advisors providing property investment acquisition services to world-wide Buy-to-Let investors in the UK. Martin is dual qualified in Scotland and England, so can provide a one-shop stop for clients who wish to invest in or develop Property on either side (or both sides) of the border.

After completing a degree in Politics and Philosophy at Sheffield University I went on to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University, being awarded a Distinction. I trained and qualified as a Solicitor at BLM in Manchester and worked at BLM from 2004 – 2022. I joined Arch Law Limited in June 2022.

Nancy started her career as a construction solicitor at international law firms Pinsent Masons LLP and Hill Dickinson LLP, in the UK and the Middle East before immersing herself into the data centre sector working for both contractors and clients.

Nick is a specialist litigation solicitor renowned in defending complex criminal and civil matters in the areas of Health & Safety, Environmental, Product Liability, Professional Indemnity, and Insurance.

Patrycja has 8 years of experience in the insurance market. Prior to joining arch.law, she has worked in roles within the industry including claims handling, underwriting and audit. She is eager to put her knowledge and expertise to use within Arch.Audit.

Paul advises secured and unsecured creditors in all aspects of insolvency law, protecting their interests when confronted with customer insolvencies. This includes robust recovery strategies to recover monies before the onset of formal insolvency. Paul also advises on improved credit control procedures to improve working capital for clients.

Rebekah is a solicitor in the Litigation team at Arch Law based in our London office. She has worked alongside Sally Marsden and Robyn Barron on a range of litigation matters including employment. Rebekah also has experience covering the usual legal issues in running a business and often advises on trademark and infringement matters.

Robyn qualified as a solicitor in January 2021. She specialises in commercial litigation (including breach of contract, professional negligence, misrepresentation, shareholder disputes and debt recovery) as well as advising on various employment law issues and contract review matters.

Roger has over 37 years experience in commercial property, dealing with a variety of matters including developments, acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant and secured lending. One of his more recent matters was advising a further education establishment on a development of one of its principal sites.

Founder of her own practice prior to becoming a portfolio member, Sally Marsden has 30 years’ experience in the legal sector. A partner at two previous firms, as well as a client and buyer of legal services when running an in-house legal team. Sally has worked at well-regarded firms in Manchester, Hong Kong & London. Her career started with a mix of civil, criminal and family litigation before she went on to specialise in commercial litigation with a professional negligence, construction and engineering bias.

Simone is a tenacious property litigator with honest, transparent and commercial advice at the core of every matter she deals with. She’s highly experienced in property litigation with a particular focus on commercial, landlord and tenant, squatters and insolvency matters.

Sumit is a transactional commercial and corporate lawyer with a cross-border practice. He also provides day to day legal and strategic advice to his clients.

Tom is an Accountant by trade, with 10+ years of specialisation in the legal industry. He has a deep understanding of a wide variety of consumer claims and has been at the forefront of developing new emerging claims and improving existing ones. This includes calculations he developed to quantify the case value and the loss to clients, which then led to what genuinely became a passion for consumer claims.

Regulatory & Commercial Solicitor qualified in England & Wales, Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland with experience of working in private practice and in – house. Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

William is a Costs Lawyer and has been working in costs litigation for 14 years. He undertakes both paying and receiving party work and conducts matters from cradle to grave, to include advocacy. William has an interest in complex costs litigation and was previously the Head of the London Costs team at a leading international law firm.

Christine is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Law (Law Institute of Victoria), holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne and has practised law for over 30 years. Having worked as in house counsel for companies in various industries, Christine understands and has dealt with all legal issues faced by companies from employment law issues to government tenders, government and private client contracts, insurance contracts, Fair Work mediations, compliance issues and general risk management.

Clarence is a senior lawyer with over two decades of experience in trusts, elder law, commercial litigation, estate planning and migration law. Proficiently tri-lingual, Clarence is a dedicated Private Client Lawyer and is skilled in working with clients of varied background and has acted on disputed matters for clients from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China, South Korea and Japan.

Colin brings over 30 years Australian and international legal expertise gained in private practice and in senior in-house roles. His primary practice areas are Banking & Finance and Risk & Compliance. He has worked at premier law firms as well as at some of the largest global banks. He is focused in delivering practical and commercial advice to Clients facing increasing complexity in their businesses and in meeting their regulatory and compliance obligations.

Keith has broad range of knowledge and over 30 years’ experience acting for individuals, business owners, families and large Institutions. Keith has a particular interest in estate planning and works closely with financial advisors and accountants to provide holistic solutions.

Maria is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has 25 years’ experience working with Australian and Overseas clients in all areas of Family Law. Prior to joining arch.law, Maria was the Practice Leader of a large National Australian law firm.

Maria is admitted as a lawyer in NSW and England and Wales and has 28 years’ experience in England and over 4 years’ experience in NSW in the areas of Wills and estate planning, probate, estate administration, trusts and advising on incapacity issues. Maria simplifies the process of ensuring that her clients’ estate and succession planning are dealt with comprehensively, with empathy and with a focus on wealth preservation.

Mark Foy has more than 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of complex real estate projects and transactions. He has extensive experience advising on community title and land subdivisions, the sale and purchase of developed commercial real estate, retail centres, industrial properties and related due diligence.

Michael is a highly experienced commercial lawyer having spent 10 years in private practice and 10 years as a barrister (8th Floor Wentworth Chambers/7th Floor Windeyer Chambers). Michael has extensive experience in contracts, corporations, equity, trade practices/consumer law, intellectual property, property, torts, insurance, insolvency and debt recovery.

Nina joins us from Sydney as an arch.direct member and brings with her considerable experience of conveyancing in New South Wales and Queensland, she has a strong grasp of the winder legal system having a seven year career in personal injury, general practice and conveyancing.

Warrick practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. Warrick has extensive experience in all facets of family law including but not limited to the following: property and parenting matters, recovery of children, international Hague matters, domestic relocation, contravention and recovery of children applications, serious matters involving family violence, property adjustment, financial agreements, child support, spousal maintenance and divorce applications.

Alex has 18 years of experience in the insurance market. Prior to joining arch.law, he has worked in many roles in the industry including roles in claims handling, underwriting, product development, risk management and audit. Alex has primarily worked in the Canadian and the United States markets with a mix of both domestic insurers and the Lloyd’s market.

Ryan has 15+ years within the Canadian insurance industry focusing on claims handling, both for domestic and Lloyd’s markets. In 2021 he transitioned to a role as an auditor for the Canadian and USA Lloyd’s markets and is excited to continue along this career path at arch.law.

Natasha has 10 + years within the Canadian domestic insurance industry focusing on claims handling and processes. She has held varies insurance roles which has provided her the skills to be well rounded in her field. She has transitioned recently to audit and is able to apply her claims and underwriting background, into auditing practices for the Canadian and USA markets. Her objective is to continue to gain knowledge from her experienced colleague, in order to be well versed audit professional.

Jenny Shanh is a Senior Auditor and P&C insurance professional, passionate about delegated authorities and the London market. She excels at her role by combining her analytic skills along with her claims and underwriting experience with a strong writing acumen. Believing that helping others during the audit process requires an equal amount of kindness, understanding and a diplomatic approach, Jenny ensures all stakeholders benefit from her time spent.

Lana has 18 years of experience in the insurance market, 12 years of this within the London market and 9 of those years in audit. Having led teams at major audit firms in Canada and the USA, Lana has built a market leading audit firm and developed a strong relationship of trust with a client base which includes all major London Market Insurers.