Keystone Law hires five partners

November 8, 2017 Keystone Law has hired five more partners, keeping in line with the rapid-fire hiring pace it has developed in recent months. The alternative business structure’s growth is evident in its hiring and its revenue, which grew over 20% this year, reaching £25.6m.

The most recent lateral hires include disputes partner Jane Harte-Lovelace from K&L Gates and property litigation specialist Robert McLellan from Hewitsons.

Joining the banking and finance practice at the firm are Emily Benson, former TLT financial services regulatory head, and finance partner Howard Waterman, formerly of Sidley Austin.

Rounding out the new hires is Douglas Rofé, a corporate partner departing from Reed Smith after 17 years at the firm.

In an interview with Legal Business, Keystone founder James Knight attributed the appeal of the firm to its unconventional structure. He commented, “They want more flexibility to work with clients. There’s a lot of different driving factors, sometimes it’s because they want more money, sometimes it’s for a better work-life balance.”

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