Michael O’Brien has many years of experience working with private clients, including 25 years heading the Probate and Trust Department of an established West London firm, including seven years as Senior Partner. He has particular practical experience in inheritance tax and estate planning, particularly for business clients.

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Laurence Gray has significant expertise in all areas of property litigation, including rights of way and other easements, both commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, adverse possession claims, removal of squatters/trespassers, modification of restrictive covenants, boundary disputes and residential possession claims.

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Mark Shulman is a Consultant Solicitor with Keystone Law and an accredited workplace and employment mediator and provides a user friendly guide to getting employment contracts right.

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Deborah Swanwick specialises in both commercial and residential property transactions. On the commercial side she regularly advises on the property aspect of corporate deals in particular when there is an investment or financing element. Deborah also has substantial experience of advising entrepreneurs and property company investors in the purchase of hotels, retail property and factory outlets.

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Susan Cadwallader works closely with Tony Houghton and our web designers to ensure that there is a regular flow of new information added to this informative site.

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Simon Turton runs Opera Public Relations, the company appointed to create the new blog-based site for Tony Houghton. Simon also maintains the site and edits the news items, article and opinion pieces that are submitted by Tony and his colleagues.

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Eleanor Richardson, is a talented and highly experienced property lawyer, at Keystone Law, who is able to advise on all aspects of real estate.

Her practice has recently focussed on site acquisition for residential developers, but also includes acting for both landlords and tenants as well as dealing with all aspects of property matters for operational companies.

You can also follow her on Twitter