The Team - Lawyers
Specialising in dispute resolution, Alex's practice is rooted in the fields of civil, property and employment matters. When involved in this contentious work, Alex also conducts most of his own advocacy meaning that his clients' cases are given his attention from start to finish, and that he is always up-to-date on the current 'trends' of the Court and Tribunals.
Alex also has substantial experience in commercial property, both in non-contentious transactions and when property forms the subject of a dispute. Alex therefore assists clients in commercial and residential property matters alike, with his 'poacher-turned-gamekeeper' approach in these matters proving very useful.
Alex's personal aim is to focus on the individual client's needs, whether they are a sole employer or employee; a divorcing spouse, or the spearhead of a much larger organisation – on each occasion he aims to assist in a personal and digestible fashion. Alex has an LLB in Business Law from Bournemouth University Law School and is a current member of the London Litigation Solicitors Association; Employment Lawyers Association; is an active member of BNI; the City of London Law Society and the City of London Solicitors Company.
Outside of his legal career, Alex has an interest in the military and leads adventurous team expeditions worldwide.
With considerable experience in lease extension and collective enfranchisement claims, under both the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, for Freeholders and for Lessees, Ben is able to provide detailed advice to clients on the processes involved, eligibility, timescales and costs as well as the finer details and idiosyncrasies of the legislation itself.
Having trained as a litigator from the outset of his career in Law, Ben is also able to provide detailed Dispute Resolution advice to clients on a range of matters, advise on enforcement of judgments and assist employers and employees when relations sour.
Ben likes to meet clients face-to-face where possible and gather a comprehensive insight into their requirements to enable him to advise concisely and accurately from the outset of the matter. Always on hand to discuss clients' concerns or wishes, Ben is very personable.
Ben originally trained and qualified in the field of Electronic Engineering and subsequently read Law at Brunel University before attending the College of Law in London for his Legal Practice Course. Outside of work Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, watching Rugby, travelling the Country in his 1972 VW Campervan or travelling further afield.
Ben trained and then worked at a well-established solicitors' firm in Surrey before moving to Jamieson Alexander.
As a trained collaborative lawyer, Corinne investigates the most suitable course of action for the client and their family and will avoid Court proceedings when at all possible. However, when necessary Corinne is able to represent clients at Court with determination and skill.
Whilst dealing will all areas of family law, Corinne now has a wealth of experience in private law children matters including applications to remove children from the UK, as well as contact and residence applications. She also deals with high net worth financial applications within divorce proceedings and complex cases concerning non-married parties.
At home, Corinne is kept busy with a young family, but loves to travel, ski and bake cakes.
After graduating from Cambridge University with a PhD in 2001, Angela started her career working as a project manager for Goldman Sachs.
After three enjoyable and successful years, she decided to start a family. During the time raising her children, Angela developed an interest in property, setting up and co-running a UK property investment and development company. Alongside supporting High Net Worth investors find sound returns via various investment opportunities, Angela bought, refurbished and sold properties herself as well as having a financial and managing interest in an estate and letting agency business.
During this time Angela gained valuable experience and insight into all aspects of property investment transactions.
In 2015 Angela decided that property law was really where she wanted to be, so spent two years working first for a multi-office law firm in Bedfordshire and subsequently a well-established (over 200 years) Hertfordshire law firm, all whilst studying in her spare time and obtaining her CILEx Diploma in Law in Practice.
In June 2017 she joined the Jamieson Alexander team where she now works as a conveyancer, ensuring that her detailed knowledge and personal experience is shared and used to best advise and benefit clients, to ensure a smooth and timely transaction.
Simona's background and experience mean she is ideally placed to advise clients on the impact of BREXIT on their businesses, and how best to adapt to the changing environment.
Simona was admitted in 2002 as Avvocato at the Italian Bar and in 2007 as a European Registered Lawyer (REL) at the Law Society in London. She is authorised to practice in Italy and in England & Wales.
Simona holds an LL.M. in International and EU Law and Economics. She subsequently gained substantial private practice and in-house experience both in Italy and the UK specialising mainly in commercial and international cross-border transactions. She provides assistance to SMEs on corporate, commercial and contract law, EU law and ADR, debt recovery and insolvency law. She advises on a wide range of matters including company acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, terms and conditions of business, shareholders’ agreements.
She also assists individuals setting up new companies, in UK and in Italy. She has a constructive approach and genuine understanding of a company's needs with experience in various sectors including logistics, distribution, retail and IP.
Simona represents UK within Just-One, a European Legal Network that embraces well-established lawyers in several EU Countries that gives ready access to advice and assistance throughout Europe.
Languages: Italian and English
Outside of work Simona enjoys cooking, travelling, dancing and spending time with the family
Matthew Furse, Consultant, FCILEx (advocate)
Tel: 0330 0889 890
- Landlord & Tenant (Commercial & Residential)
- Professional Negligence
- Commercial (including Partnership Disputes, Debt Recovery and Insolvency)
Matthew is based in Dallas, Texas and is in the process of qualifying as an attorney in the US. This enables him to act as a client liaison to any US-based clients who may wish to retain Jamieson Alexander for work in the London or wider UK markets. Although he works remotely, Matthew maintains the highest standards of client care and can be contacted by phone, email and video conference; he can also meet face-to-face, when necessary, in London.
After reading Law, Matthew qualified as a Barrister in 2011 and as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2013. Prior to joining Jamieson Alexander, he worked as a senior civil litigator delivering legal services to four major local authorities in London. He has also worked with and delivered training to a number of the UK's largest Housing Associations. Matthew currently takes cases as a volunteer with the Bar Pro Bono Unit in the UK and is also a volunteer with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP).
In his spare time, Matthew enjoys a diverse range of interests including cooking, music, opera, rugby, powerlifting and spending time with his wonderful wife, Jenny.
Dispute Resolution & ADR, Commercial and Residential Property Litigation, Trusts of Land and Cohabitation Disputes, Professional Negligence, Commercial Litigation, including Partnership disputes. Matthew also has considerable experience dealing with Public Law issues and can advise in this area if required.
He is also registered with the Italian Register of Auditors and sits on the supervisory board of a number of Italian companies.
He principally deals with tax and legal issues for English speaking clients with investments in Italy or Italian clients investing abroad. Over the years he has built up a practice advising clients setting up in country for the first time, providing an all round co-ordinated service covering legal entity structuring and set up, employment law, business premises, banking, bookkeeping and tax compliance.
Colin specialises in providing clear and concise advice on Italian, UK and cross-border tax issues and representing clients at tax tribunals in Italy and the UK to protect their interests.
Specialties: Italian tax, UK tax, international tax, corporate taxation, indirect taxation, VAT, IVA, taxation of trusts, tax amnesty, tax structuring, inheritance tax, cross-border tax.
The Team - Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
Gary is an experienced Estate Planning Specialist, delivering bespoke solutions for both business and private clients regarding Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Lifetime Settlements, Probate and Tax Planning.
Specialties: Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax planning, comprehensive understanding of financial services products and how these can be used to plan Estates and Protect Assets for future generations. Specialist in Estate Planning.
Gary is an affiliate member of The Society of Will Writers and STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. This Mark of Approval evidences to clients that they shall receive the highest quality and ethical service available when planning their estates. For more information, see our Wills and Private Client page.
Graham joined the Army in 1966 and after completing two years training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Transport. Over the next 30 years he served in UK, Germany, Northern Ireland, Cyprus and the USA. He was in the USA during Operation Desert shield/Desert Storm and was uniquely awarded the US Distinguished Service Medal. He left the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997.
After leaving the Army he spent the next 15 years in the commercial arena working in Business Development for a number of companies very successfully bidding for MoD, Police, Ambulance Service and Care Home contracts.
In 2015 he decided on a change of course and trained as an Estate Planning Specialist successfully taking qualifying exams with the Society of Will Writers. He now joins Jamieson Alexander Legal in our Wills, Trusts and Private Client team in the role of Estate Planning Specialist.
The Team - Support Staff
Tala Teymoori, Paralegal
Tel: 0330 2000 225
Liz is currently studying the LPC at BPP University part-time alongside working full-time. She originally studied Criminology at the University of Lincoln and graduated with a 2:1 degree before going on to study the graduate diploma in Law at the University of Huddersfield.
Liz enjoys keeping fit, attending the gym when she has time and spending time socialising with friends. Liz likes to attend shows in the West End and the ballet too.
Kim Bensimhon, Legal Assistant
Tel: 0330 088 8762
Sonny Lofthouse, Client Manager
Tel: 0330 2000 017
Sonny is keen on sports and stays up to date with the latest news from his favourite club. He is also a keen reader of The Economist, as he tries to stay up to date with current affairs.
Adding a healthy dose of morale for the team, and safe in the knowledge that the office is running smoothly, clients can usually find Jamie under an office desk snoozing away the 9-5...
Based in the centre of London in the legally-important area of Temple, we aim to be located conveniently for quick coffees; longer meetings and of course the full range of Courts which London has.