The Team - Lawyers

Alexander Pappin, Director

E-mail: alex@jamiesonalexander.co.uk
Direct: 0330 2000 019
Alex qualified as a solicitor in 2007. With experience in multi-disciplinary regional firms, Alex has been building and growing a client base in London since 2010.

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.


Ben Colenutt, Director

E-mail: ben@jamiesonalexander.co.uk
Tel: 0330 2000 063



Ben joined Jamieson Alexander in 2015 and was made Director in 2016. Ben specialises in lease extension and enfranchisement matters, as well as Landlord and Tenant issues for either Landlords or Tenants including service charge disputes, ground rent arrears and the right to first refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. See our Property Law page for further details.

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.



Corinne Parke, Director

E-mail: corinne@jamiesonalexander.co.uk

Direct: 0330 2000 065

Corinne graduated from the College of Law, London in 2000 before being admitted as a Solicitor in 2002. During her early career, Corinne worked in large Essex firms dealing with a wide range of family matters including divorce, financial applications, children cases and domestic violence.

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.



Angela Morreale, Conveyancer

E-mail: angela@jamiesonalexander.co.uk

Tel: 0330 2000 017

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 Sanguiolo, European Lawyer

E-mail: simona@jamiesonalexander.co.uk

Tel: 0330 2000 017

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)

E-mail: matt@jamiesonalexander.co.uk
Tel: 0330 0889 890
Matthew Furse
Matthew is an aggressive litigator who specialises in all areas of Dispute Resolution with particular emphasis on the following:

  1. Property
  2. Landlord & Tenant (Commercial & Residential)
  3. Housing
  4. Professional Negligence
  5. Commercial (including Partnership Disputes, Debt Recovery and Insolvency)
He has considerable experience in cases requiring injunctions, and has dealt with cases up to and including the Court of Appeal. Primarily an advocate, Matthew prides himself on his excellent success rate, which he attributes to his meticulous attention to detail coupled with an ability to generate a range of practical solutions for clients.

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.

Specialisms

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.

Colin Jamieson, Consultant

E-mail: colin@jamiesonalexander.co.uk
Tel: 0330 2000 047
Colin practices as an Avvocato/Solicitor in London and Milan, being a member of the Milan Bar and a Solicitor of England and Wales.

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 Cook, Estate Planner

E-mail: gary@jamiesonalexander.co.uk
Direct: 033 0088 1521

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 Budworth, Estate Planner

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

E-mail: tala@jamiesonalexander.co.uk
Tel: 0330 2000 225
Tala works as a Paralegal assisting all Solicitors at Jamieson Alexander Legal. Tala enjoys working on various matters encompassing different areas of Law; Company/Commercial, Litigation, Employment and Property Law matters.

Immediately prior to joining Jamieson Alexander, Tala worked as a residential property Paralegal for two years. Tala studied Law at BPP University College where she obtained an upper second class LLB Hons degree in Law in 2014. Currently Tala is completing the Legal Practice Course and looks forward to qualifying in due course.

In her free time, Tala enjoys keeping fit and attends the gym regularly.

Liz Holmes, Paralegal

Tel: 0330 2000 140
Prior to joining Jamieson Alexander, Liz worked in as a Legal Secretary in residential property for 1 year and previously as a cost draftsman, drafting bills for personal injury cases.

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

E-mail: kim@jamiesonalexander.co.uk
Tel: 0330 088 8762
Kim is completing her law degree at Westminster University, and assists the fee-earners in all aspects of our client's matters.

Sonny Lofthouse, Client Manager

E-mail: sonny@jamiesonalexander.co.uk
Tel: 0330 2000 017
Sonny supports the team in all areas of the firm's administration and is the primary contact for client's initial setup needs and their ongoing financial matters.

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.

Non-Human Resources

Jamieson Wilfred, HR

E-mail: woof@jamiesonalexander.co.uk
Tel: 0330 2000 017
Jamie is studying for his basic award in legal and client service. Someday he hopes to sit the bar(k) exam, but in the meantime is acting as office manager, HR assistant and accounts clerk.

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...

The Firm

As a firm, we are extremely proud of the work we do and of the clients we serve.

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.
Jamieson Alexander are members of:

London Solicitors Litigation Association

A membership organisation for those interested and actively practising in litigation in London.

London Young Lawyers Group

Representing and supporting the younger members of the profession.

Employment Lawyer's Association

A membership body for those actively practising in Employment Law, and those interested in pushing the boundaries of the subject.

Resolution

Family lawyers who are members of Resolution, as we are, abide by a strict code of conduct for the fairer less acrimonious resolution of family disputes.

City of London Law Society

Reserved only for solicitors within 1 mile of the 'Square Mile' in the City, we are proud to be members of one of the City's most prestigious organisations.

The Law Society

The Law Society is our representative body, looking after the needs of solicitors and promoting the profession as a whole.

The SRA

The SRA is our governing and authoritising body, responsible for ensuring the highest standards are met both in our firm, and with the profession as a whole.

Property Litigation Association

Members of the PLA are actively involved in not only litigation, but the specialist area of property litigation. Property law is one of our main strengths as a firm.

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London Legal Network

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