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Keystone Law

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South West: Real estate

Construction - ranked: tier 4

Keystone Law

Keystone Law, whose team in the South West is part of a wider UK construction group, provides partner-led advice on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. The names to note at the firm are Louise Garcia, Martin Howe, Jon Close and Tom Phillips. Practitioners undertake work across a number of industries, including the education, transport, healthcare, central and local government, energy, waste, and leisure sectors. In addition to acting for employers, the firm acts for contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.  

Other key lawyers:Louise Garcia; Martin Howe; Jon Close; Tom Phillips


'A hands-on approach to getting the job done'

'A well-balanced team with mixed skills and expertise'

'The team is client- focused and responsive, and provides pragmatic advice'

'Louise Garcia is pleasant and efficient'

'Tom Phillips is a leader in non-contentious construction work; he has a keen eye for detail and constantly delivers exceptional-quality services'

'Tom Phillips is organised and provides commercial advice'

Key Clients

Alpine Works

Complete Utilities


Eastleigh Borough Council

Ecotricity Group

Geoffrey Osborne

Geocisa UK

GBE Converge

The Hall for Cornwall Property Trust

iStudio Projects

Kingfisher Una Resort

King’s College, Cambridge

Link Highway Services


MKR Construction

RES Land and New Homes

St James’ Construction

University of Southampton

University of the West of England

Work highlights

  • Advising Eastleigh Borough Council on the construction documentation for the construction of a car showroom on land adjoining fleming way and advice on the construction aspects of a development agreement for the re-development of the former civic offices to provide a four-storey office block.
  • Acted for Ecotricity Group on the procurement of a number of projects and provided contract law advice.
  • Representing Manstal as a second defendant in a £1.1m-worth claim alleging breaches of contract; the claim is brought before the Technology and Construction Court.
  • Provided construction and procurement advice to Hall for Cornwall Property Trust. Drafted the documentation relating to the Trust’s capital redevelopment project to refurbish and expand the Hall for Cornwall theatre facilities.
  • Advising University of the West of England on multiple issues concerning the construction of a new engineering building on the client's Frenchay Campus.

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South West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 4

Keystone Law

Keystone Law in Bristol advises an array of businesses, including start-ups and large companies, on IT contracts and data protection issues. The firm retains strong links with businesses in the local area, supporting new companies and SMEs on technology acquisitions and licensing requirements. Both practice head Jessica Bent and Charlie White are recent arrivals to the firm, joining from Royds Withy King and Edwin Coe LLP respectively.

Practice head(s):Jessica Bent

Other key lawyers:Charlie White

Key Clients

Adam Matthew Digital Limited

Nevaya Limited

Ecotricity Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Adam Matthews Digital with drafting contracts for its new software platform, including SaaS agreements, and licenses for customer use.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Keystone Law

Keystone Law assists businesses, which range from start-ups to large corporations, with copyright and database rights, trade mark registrations, patent licensing and dispute resolution. Jessica Bent, who is a recent arrival from Royds Withy King, advises on both contentious and non-contentious issues. Charlie White, who joined from Edwin Coe LLP, is experienced in IP-related commercial contracts and data protection.

Practice head(s):Jessica White

Other key lawyers:Charlie White

Key Clients

Adam Matthew Digital Limited

Mytton Williams Limited

Anthem Publishing Limited

Susan Flood

Neptune (Europe) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Adam Matthews Digital Limited on licensing contracts, including standard scanning agreements.
  • Advised boutique brand and design agency Mytton Williams Limited on IP issues relating to a book, including copyright and licenses.
  • Acted for renowned wildlife photographer Susan Flood on copyright infringement of her photos.

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