Rosenblatt > London, England > Firm Profile

165 Fleet Street

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market Tier 1

Rosenblatt‘s dispute resolution team is led by senior partner Tania MacLeod; other key names include high-profile firm founder Ian Rosenblatt and deputy practice head Simon Walton. The firm is focused on disputes, working in tandem with non-contentious colleagues from sister firm Memery Crystal.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Ian RosenblattSimon Walton; Anthony Field; Lucy Hamilton-James; Nick Leigh; Elizabeth Weeks; Justin Nimmo; Dean Nicholls; Danielle Carr


‘Rosenblatt’s team work is phenomenal and highly responsive.’

‘They live and breathe a client’s case.’

‘Simon Walton is a phenomenal litigator who sees every angle, and gets the best result for his client at every turn.’

‘Anthony Field is the star of the team – sharply focused but unflappable.’

‘Lucy Hamilton-James is an iron fist in the velvet glove, and Nick Leigh stands out for his grip on detail and his efficiency.’

‘Brilliant lawyers, but what makes them stand out is their commitment to clients. They care, and they will go above and beyond – to quite extraordinary lengths – to fight their corner.’

‘Tania MacLeod is a heavyweight partner and veteran litigator. She takes everything in her stride, has a superb read of a courtroom, and never loses sight of the big picture.’

Elizabeth Weeks is a partner in waiting. A great technical lawyer with strong commercial savvy. Partners and barristers trust her to make decisions on her own, because she always gets them right.

Corporate and commercial > M&A: Smaller Deals, £10m-£100m Tier 2

Praised for its capabilities in cross-border deals, Memery Crystal‘s corporate team advise on all aspects of M&A, debt and private equity transactions for a diverse roster of clients. The team is steered by Nick Alfillé, a highly experienced M&A lawyer who anchors the team's cross-border offering. Lesley Gregory specialises in capital markets work, including flotations and secondary capital raisings. Andrew Titmas is noted for his ability to act on a broad range of transactional and advisory work, including M&A, equity issues, corporate restructuring and insolvency advice.

Practice head(s):

Nick Alfillé

Other key lawyers:

Lesley Gregory; Andrew Titmas; Christopher Allen; Jon Lovitt; Lucie Burniston; Natalie Georgiou

Key clients

Syco Entertainment

Sellers of Power Adhesives

RSK Group Limited

Countryside Properties

Z Hotels


Urdang Academy

Telford Homes

Work highlights

  • Advised Syco Entertainment on its securitisation of its intellectual property in the Got Talent franchise.
  • Acted for various shareholders of Autorama in connection with its sale to Auto Trader.

Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting Tier 2

Praised for dispensing commercial advice with ‘a clear eye on practical realities‘, Memery Crystal handles a broad range of matters, including casino acquisitions, the clearing of gambling products for the likes of ITV and Telegraph Media Group, lotteries, and gambling risk in a wide range of jurisdictions. Practice head Carl Rohsler is a contributing editor of the Gambling Law Review and frequently assists governments and regulators with efforts to regulate betting. Capital markets specialist Lesley Gregory contributes her corporate expertise, while Jonathan Riley is well placed to advise on IP matters and online gaming.

Practice head(s):

Carl Rohsler

Other key lawyers:


‘Advice is very commercial with a clear eye on practical realities.’

‘Carl Rohsler is incredibly responsive and will turn urgent matters around to meet deadlines.’

‘Excellent team with expert knowledge and experience of the gaming industry. Able to give professional legal advise for most situations with case examples. Very flexible with regards to calls and meetings.’

‘Carl Rohsler has expert knowledge of the gaming industry and I would recommend him without question.’

‘Leading industry expertise in lotteries and gaming.’

Key clients

ITV plc

Sorare SAS

Silver Point Capital

Leap Gaming

Jumbo Interactive

DFS Middle East LLC

Papaya Gaming

The Health Lottery

STV Group plc

Telegraph Media Group

Gaming Realms

Fulham FC


Union Jaxx

Avantage Entertainment

Buzz Bingo

Goldchip Gaming

Metric Gaming

Meridian Bet

Work highlights

  • Acting for Silver Point Capital in completing the reorganisation and change of control of Metropolitan Gaming Limited (formerly Caesars Entertainment UK).
  • Advising ITV plc on its games and competitions as part of
  • Advising Australian listed lottery provider Jumbo Interactive in relation to its acquisition of StarVale, a UK External Lottery Manager.

Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap Tier 4

Memery Crystal focuses on handling equity capital markets transactions for international companies, advising on listings on the Main Market and AIM, secondary fundraisings and dual listings. Practice head and mining sector expert Nick Davis is especially well versed in AIM listings. Chair Lesley Gregory draws high praise from clients, who regard her as a ‘super experienced, very professional’ figure who ‘gives great advice‘.

Practice head(s):

Nick Davis

Other key lawyers:


‘Great team at Memery Crystal. They are very experienced at equity capital markets. Very professional to deal with and give great advice.’

‘Lesley Gregory is super experienced, very professional and gives great advice in order to help negotiations or give solutions to problems.’

Key clients

Chariot Limited

Smarttecch247 Holdings plc

Tungsten Corporation

Shanta Gold

Kropz Plc

Kore Potash PLC

Rambler Metals and Mining PLC

Character Group (The) PLC

Zephyr Energy PLC

MGC Pharmaceutical

88 Energy Ltd

Alba Mineral Resources PLC

Brave Bison Group PLC

Character Group

Chariot Ltd

China Nonferrous Gold Ltd

Cordel Group PLC

Eneraqua Technologies PLC

Futura Medical PLC

Gaming Realms PLC

Goldplat PLC

GreenRoc Mining PLC


Intelligent Ultrasound Group PLC

Intuitive Investments Group PLC

Keras Resources PLC

Kingswood Holdings Ltd

MC Mining Ltd

Mobile Streams PLC

Pelatro PLC

SmartSpace Software PLC

Sosandar PLC

Ten Lifestyle Group PLC

tinyBuild, Inc

Tlou Energy Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Shanta Gold on inbound M&A from various parties around the world, which ultimately did not end in a transaction being completed.
  • Advising Kore Potash with regards to Mine Construction finance. Valued at £1.8 billion.
  • Advised AIM client Tungsten Corporation plc on the £71 million recommended cash offer by Kofax Inc. for the entire issued share capital of Tungsten.

Employment > Senior executives Tier 4

Specialising in contentious and non-contentious departures across both the public and private sectors, Memery Crystal is well regarded for handling the full range of senior executive matters, such as assisting with remuneration arrangements and resignation navigation, as well as representing clients in discrimination and misconduct allegations. Stephen Ravenscroft moved to Wedlake Bell in October 2023.


‘The team is very responsive, professional and client focused.’

Real estate > Construction: non-contentious Tier 4

Memery Crystal, primarily a purchaser-led practice, holds expertise in traditional, design and build, and EPC procurement models, utilising an array of contract forms such as JCT, NEC3, FIDIC, and IChemE. Team leader Joanne Kelly advises clients on procurement routes to maximise value and ensure construction documents are to investment standards. Legal director James Ashwin represents developers, funders, and high-net-worth individuals in a broad spectrum of areas including development finance and acquisition due diligence.

Practice head(s):

Joanne Kelly

Other key lawyers:


‘Extremely knowledgeable and experienced in contracting and construction law. Knowledgeable in working in foreign countries. Excellent in adapting standard construction and services contracts to suit circumstances.’

‘Working with them is like working with your own team. Very experienced and knowledgeable. Always try to make themselves available when needed – even on short notice. Very rapid turnaround on documents, opinions etc. Just a very good experience working with them. Two standouts are Joanne Kelly and James Ashwin.’

‘Memery Crystal is a professional and focussed team.’

‘Joanne Kelly is exemplary in her ability, attitude and client focus.’

‘They have fantastic technical knowledge and a wealth of experience in high-value complex developments, and combine this with excellent commercial awareness and outstanding client service.’

‘Joanne Kelly is outstanding and excellent in every way. Very approachable, a great negotiator and superb technical lawyer.’

‘Joanne Kelly leads the team very well.’

‘Joanne Kelly is commercial, approachable and proactive. She knows her stuff technically but also gives commercial no-nonsense advice.’

Key clients

Telford Homes

Nordex Energy

Global Holdings Management UK

Shiva Hotels

Big Yellow Construction Company

Saracens Rugby Club

Ashtrom Properties UK

The Lansdowne Club

Gage Properties UK

Frontier Estates

Trans-Africa Energy Limited

WKE (Middlesbrough) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Telford Homes on £28.3m on Perfume Factory site acquisition; £91m on Perfume Factory forward funding arrangement; £300m on Capital Interchange Way.
  • Advising Shiva Hotels, a multiple hotel owner with sites mainly in Central London, on all their current hotel refurbishments, worth upwards of £150m.
  • Advised Big Yellow Construction Company on newly acquired sites in Kingston North, Kings Cross, and Slough in 2021 which they refurbished or will refurbish and convert into a self-storage centre throughout 2022. The project is worth approximately £100m.

Real estate > Residential property Tier 4

Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil Tier 5

Memery Crystal litigates across a wealth of sectors, including cryptocurrencies, financial services, media and entertainment, retail, leisure and natural resources. The team is led by Tania McLeod and is geared to support on breach of contract, negligence, company dispute, insolvency and commercial fraud matters, among others.

Practice head(s):

Tania MacLeod

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Field; Dean Nicholls; Ian Bean; Laura Clatworthy


‘Well-integrated, well-resourced, and highly effective.’

‘Anthony Field: hugely experienced; exceptionally likeable; a highly effective combination of charm and steel.’

‘Justin Nimmo: nothing gets past Justin. Highly forensic, utterly determined – he pounces on his opponent’s every mistake until they lose the will for the fight. Formidable.’

‘A hard hitting fraud team, with quality at all levels.’


Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas Tier 5

Memery Crystal focuses on equity capital markets for international oil & gas companies, advising particularly on listings on the Main Market and AIM, alongside secondary fundraisings and dual listings. Seasoned practitioner Nick Davis solely heads the team, after co-head Michael Dawes joined Bird & Bird LLP in May 2023.  

Practice head(s):

Nick Davis

Other key lawyers:

Nick Heap

Key clients

Chariot Limited

Royal Helium

Zephyr Energy PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Zephyr on a conditional fundraise which consisted of a £12 million equity Placing, and received an approved commitment for US$28 million senior debt facility from a long-established North Dakota-based commercial bank.
  • Avising Royal Helium, a Canada-based company focussed on the exploration and development of primary helium in southern Saskatchewan, on its proposed admission to trading on AIM and an associated fundraise. Valued at $90 Million Canadian
  • Advised Chariot Limited, the African focused transitional energy company listed on AIM, on a $30 million fundraising through a conditional placing, subscription and open offer.

Real estate > Commercial property: investment Tier 5

With know-how of commercial, mixed-use, and residential real estate, Memery Crystal is entrusted by domestic and international family offices, high-net-worth individuals and private property companies. Daniel Abrahams has considerable experience advising on the full spectrum of commercial property mandates, while steering corporate and property finance transactions. John Aynsley caters to the acquisition, disposal, development, financing, and management of high-value assets, and head of the private property practice Nicola Kravitz is noted for her expertise in the retail sector. Other key contacts in the group include Tristan WarkAyesha Qayum and Craig Jones.

Practice head(s):

John Aynsley; Daniel Abrahams; Nicola Kravitz

Other key lawyers:


‘Superb communication and client-centred delivery of legal services.’ 

‘Dedicated, client-focused application of legal advice. Excellent communication skills.’

‘John Aynsley is an outstanding partner and leader.’

Key clients

Telford Homes

Round World Group

Unity Real Estate

Medivet Investments Limited & Medivet Property Holdings Limited

Countryside Properties (UK) Limited – now part of Vistry

Canary Wharf Group

Southwark Homes Limited

Charterhouse Property Group Holdings Ltd

Stonehage Fleming Financial Services Limited

The Change Group

Rontec Roadside Retail

Telford Homes

Round World Group

Unity Real Estate

Medivet Investments Limited & Medivet Property Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Telford Homes on the property and construction aspects of a forward-funding deal for three Build to Rent developments.
  • Advised Countryside Properties on a number of serviced land sales to other housebuilders at sites such as St James Park Bishops Stortford; Wolsey Park, Rayleigh and Kings Hill.
  • Assisted a client on the construction of a multipurpose development in Southwark.

Real estate > Property litigation Tier 5

Employment > Employers Tier 6

Memery Crystal is recommended for board level employment matters, including arrivals and departures of senior board members and the negotiation of their packages. The practice also covers cybersecurity related matters and ongoing HR assistance. Regulated industries, such as financial services, are a key area of specialism. Stephen Ravenscroft left the firm in October 2023 to join Wedlake Bell.


‘Business savvy and knows our company inside and out.’

‘Very willing to explore different approaches. Collaborative team.’

‘Time and again they have provided sensitive and timely advice on the sometimes complex relationship between a pension fund, sponsors and the executive team that support the trustees.’

Key clients

Cyber Hunters Limited & Cyber Hunters UK Limited

Royal Mail Pension Trustees Limited

Sterling Check

J O Hambro Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Royal Mail Pension Trustees Limited, which manages pension funds of the Royal Mail Group in relation to employment matters including the outsourcing of investment management services to Blackrock, which involved a transfer of key employees under TUPE.
  • Advising the EMEA business of Sterling on a wide variety of HR matters including in a number of European and Asia-Pacific jurisdictions.
  • Advised JO Hambro Capital Management on a variety of employment and incentive matters, sometimes with a regulatory angle, throughout the year.

Real estate > Property finance Tier 6

Memery Crystal advises on development finance, leveraged, syndicated and high-yield finance, as well as bond offerings and programmes, and financing in connection with corporate acquisitions and alternative finance products. Matthew Lindsay is an expert in structured and mezzanine finance.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Lindsay


‘Super communicative team with vast experience.’

Key clients

Octopus Real Estate

Avamore Capital

Tuscan Capital


Catalyst Property Finance

Crown & Bentley Commercial Finance

Toorak Capital Partners

Saxon Trust


Funding 365

GRE Finance

MBU Capital

Bowling Green Asset Management (BGAM)

Rothschild Bank

ASK Partners

CPI Property Group

Zorin Finance

OakNorth Bank

Deutsche Bank

Southwark Homes

EFG Bank

Z Hotels

Beckman Property Investments

Century Capital

DAO Estate

Gage Properties

Work highlights

  • Advised specialist, independent property funder ASK on a number of financings this year, including:£62,000,000 refinancing and cross collateralisation of various national commercial properties.
  • Advised alternative property funder ASK (as lead lender, arranger, agent and security agent) on a complex £62,000,000 co-lend (with OakNorth Bank Plc), multi-facility refinancing and cross collateralisation of various national commercial, mixed-use properties owned and operated by the BYM Capital group and their investors.
  • Advised Century Capital on a variety of matters with their borrowers during the year of varying deal size, including the extension of their own line of financing with OakNorth Bank (deal size £50m).

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 6

Memery Crystal handles a range of matters arising out of the media and fashion to technology and healthcare sectors. ‘Standout’ Carl Rohsler assists clients with trade mark, copyright and trade secrets mandates, in addition to registered and unregistered designs cases. Jonathan Riley is well-versed in IP-driven transactions, and Chris Pulham acts for clients on a vast array of non-contentious IP work.

Practice head(s):

Carl Rohsler

Other key lawyers:


‘Strength in depth in soft IP.’

‘Carl Rohsler sees the bigger picture whilst also focusing on the detail.’

‘The Memery Crystal practice is unique for its strong understanding of IP, all delivered in a professional but relaxed manner.’

‘Carl Rohsler, with his extensive commercial knowledge and relaxed demeanour, is a standout.’

‘Friendly and family approach.’

Key clients

Telegraph Media Group

Aramco Overseas Company



Songtradr Inc.

Gaming Realms plc

Syco Entertainment

Silver Point Capital LLC

Metropolitan Gaming Ltd

Krow Communications

Taylor Mammon

Graft Polymer

Real Estate Management (UK) (the Shard)

Ultimate Tuner Limited

Outcomes Based Healthcare Limited

Grow Group Ltd

Nutraformis Ltd

Imperial Pharma


Oxford Innovation Park Limited

Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

The Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulations (Ofqual)

Jacky Tsai

Immerse Learning

Kite Power System

Sustainable Marine Energy

Gulf Keystone Petroleum

Waste Knot Energy

Global Education Services



The Health Lottery

PlanetArt LLC

Ridgeway Partners

Sellar Developments

Ultimate Tuner Limited

Jumbo International pty

Good Skin Days

Aurra Studios Limited

Marmalade Game Studio

Live Tech Games

Effective Investing t/a UTIL

Wildman Project

Papaya Gaming

Robus Capital

STV UK plc


BG Sports Ltd (trading as F1 Authentics and Memento Group)

Albany RE Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Syco Entertainment in the securitisation of the forward income streams worldwide of the “[ ]’s….Got Talent” programme format for $125m.
  • Acting for Aurra Studios in relation to the development of a number of its properties for television, and its funding, including work on its true crime and “Sherlock’s Secretary” products.
  • Advising leading Chinese contemporary artist, Jacky Tsai, on the exhibition of his work as at the Hong Kong Digital Art Fair, and on the auction of his NFTs, digital artwork and fine art at Sotheby’s Xperience Digital Art Auction on 27 October 2022.

The firm: Established in the City of London in 1989, Rosenblatt is now entirely focused on dispute resolution. In 2021, Rosenblatt enhanced its already excellent reputation in disputes when the disputes team from sister brand Memery Crystal joined Rosenblatt as part of the AIM-listed professional services group RBG Holdings plc, and now forms the legal services division.

Our diverse sector expertise spans financial services (including crypto currencies), partnerships, natural resources, retail and leisure (including hotels), media and entertainment, private wealth, and international trade. The team also has extensive experience in cross jurisdictional actions, as well as acting for multiple claimants as well as HNW individuals, organisational leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Types of work undertaken
Rosenblatt is completely focused on disputes.

Dispute resolution: The team handles substantial and complex multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. We have an outstanding international reputation for success in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and for our skill in smoothing the path to a positive outcome.

Corporate investigations: Our cross-disciplinary corporate investigations team is well-placed to assist with a wide variety of investigations, whether that is conducting the investigation or providing our expertise for a particular phase or aspect of the investigation.

DLT, cryptocurrencies and crypto assets: Working with colleagues at sister brand Memery Crystal we advise businesses utilising blockchain and/or DLT technology on corporate structurings, capital investments, regulatory developments, commercial, IP data and tech contracts, employment, shareholder disputes and recovery of monies from wallet providers.

Financial crime: We are recognised experts in corporate crime and Investigations, White-collar crime, tax litigation and investigations and private prosecutions. Supporting businesses with large compliance projects and successfully representing clients in some of the most significant investigations and prosecutions ever brought in the UK.

Financial services: We cover a full range of traditional and innovative financial services disputes, working with colleagues at Memery Crystal to de-risk transactions and offer our clients both in-depth knowledge and a strategic view on the matter in hand.

Insolvency and financial restructuring: We specialise in contentious insolvency and restructuring mandates and possesses the expertise to advise on all types of restructurings, insolvency proceedings and workouts, including in-court and out-of-court restructurings, formal insolvencies, contingency planning, litigation and dispute resolution, fraud and cross-border asset recovery.

Private prosecutions: We represent both businesses and individuals who have been the victims of crime. We can assist clients by investigating the crimes committed and bringing these cases to the magistrate and crown courts in what is called a private prosecution.

Real estate litigation: Advice on development disputes; landlord and tenant issues including lease renewals, overdue rents and service charges, breaches of covenant, and dilapidations; recovery of possession; rights of way, rights to light, party wall and other land disputes; valuation and construction disputes; property fraud; and professional negligence. The team sits within sister brand Memery Crystal’s real estate.

Serious and general crime: Our serious crime defence team has dealt with some of the highest profile serious crime cases due to their wealth of experience in this area.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner, Dispute Resolution Tania MacLeod +44 (0) 20 7955 1432
Partner, Deputy Head of Dispute Resolution Simon Walton +44 (0) 20 7955 1455
Partner, Head of Financial Crime Anil Rajani +44 (0) 20 7955 1435
Partner, Dispute Resolution Anthony Field +44 (0) 20 7955 1440
Partner, Dispute Resolution Danielle Carr +44 (0) 20 7955 1506
Partner, Dispute Resolution Dean Nicholls +44 (0) 20 7421 7366
Partner, Dispute Resolution Justin Nimmo +44 (0) 20 7955 1461
Partner, Dispute Resolution Laura Clatworthy +44 (0) 20 7955 1448
Partner, Head of Real Estate Litigation Richard Evans +44 (0) 20 7400 3295
Founder, Partner Ian Rosenblatt OBE +44 (0) 20 7955 1450
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Number of partners (includes Memery Crystal) : 47
Total fee-earners (includes Memery Crystal) : 125