Healys > Brighton, England > Firm Profile


TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment Tier 1

With thorough expertise of defamation and reputation, Healys helms copyright licensing in addition to software computer game development. Nicholas Taylor heads the department and is highly knowledgeable of media law in addition to public figure disputes, including IP and rights protection. Andrew Sparrow is often engaged in company sales and acquisitions for internet, software, and technology businesses, while Samantha Oakley assists gaming companies, online content creators, producers and writers with data protection compliance as well as GDPR. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Brighton.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Taylor

Other key lawyers:


‘They’re brilliant at not just what they do but also supporting the local community.’

‘They are contactable anytime and provide good advice and service immediately. They are always helpful, efficient, and attentive. I thoroughly recommend them.’

‘After many years of dealing with Healys, the firm has proven to be the finest firm of solicitors I have encountered in both America and the United Kingdom.

‘Their work has been exemplary and they are a very organised and experienced firm in all aspects of the law.’

‘Nicholas Taylor is an excellent media lawyer.’

‘Nicholas Taylor’s knowledge of the law is amazing and he can be relied on anytime of the day and night.’

‘Without a doubt, Mr. Nicholas Taylor is the best Solicitor in the United Kingdom. For many years, he has served me and many of my professional colleagues and has proven to be decisive not only in his interpretation of the law, but also in his demeanour and availability.’

‘Nick Taylor gave us hope and understood the problems immediately. Following Nick’s advice and effective correspondence the three issues went away.’

Work highlights

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 4

In Brighton, the ‘solid and reliable’ team at Healys has recently advised on management buy outs, joint ventures, franchising work and sales of share capital. ‘Very capable and experienced corporate commercial lawyer’ Karen Lord leads the team and has expertise in acting for owner managers in M&A transactions. Samantha Oakley has extensive experience, particularly in the media and technology spaces.

Practice head(s):

Karen Lord

Other key lawyers:

David Gordon; Samantha Oakley


‘A good diverse team that is capable of building good relationships.’

‘Karen Lord is a very capable and experienced corporate commercial lawyer for small to medium-sized deals. Very calm and capable yet dogged and determined.’

‘I have dealt with Karen Lord who looks after the mergers and acquisitions and corporate work for this firm. I’ve been most impressed by Karen’s experience, knowledge and advice provided to the clients. Karen brings the necessary momentum to keep the process moving to a successful conclusion.’

‘Karen Lord has the necessary experience and drive to successfully conclude transactions which are often complex and can demand great patience and perseverance.’

‘Solid and reliable which is what you want in a law firm. We have enjoyed working with Samantha Oakley.’

‘Dealing with Healys is an easy and hassle-free process. The team are quick to respond; highly knowledgeable; and quick to put you at ease during, what could otherwise be, a fairly stressful process.’

‘Karen Lord is an individual who has the ability to immediately to make you aware she is on your side. Despite the various intricacies of the project; Karen was attentive; informed and able to lay out the many possible paths to take and the potential impact of each one.’

Key clients

Aeropowder Limited

Anything Is Possible Media Limited

Pennies Day Nursery Limited

Pigs Ears Beers Limited

Oakley Commercial

Bread Ahead Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted on the sale of Outre Creative Limited and Outre Creative Inc. to global independent marketing and communications company, FINN Partners.
  • Advising long-standing client, Bread Ahead Limited, on the expansion of its overseas operations with franchise partners.
  • Advised management teams on two management buy outs, including the sale of 21:12 Communications.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex Tier 4

In Brighton, Healys regularly represent small to medium-sized commercial clients in litigation, particularly breach of contract, duties and finance-related disputes. Practice head and accredited CEDR mediator David Bailey ‘combines being clever with being very practical’, acting as a ‘shrewd operator with a lot of nous’, and offering significant experience in fraud, professional negligence and financial services litigation. Nicholas Taylor is also noted for his expertise in media law and public figure disputes.

Practice head(s):

David Bailey

Other key lawyers:


‘A very lean litigation team with a high level of partner involvement.’

‘David Bailey is unflappable. He is not fazed by any bullying tactics, and pushes through to achieve the best outcome for the clients.’

‘I think the unique thing about Healys is that the team is very tight knit and works extremely well together. This means that if one is away you can still feel confident that whoever is covering still knows the case well. This feature in addition to the diligence shown by all I have encountered at Healys makes them a stand out team and give them a definite edge over the larger London firms.’

‘David Bailey has great acumen and gets to the heart of cases quickly. He is also a very shrewd operator with a lot of nous. He and his team are outstanding to work with and give me great confidence in them.’

‘The team is agile and quick to respond. The team adapted to very challenging time zones to make the case work efficiently. We were working to tight arbitration timetables and the team responded very effectively and efficiently.’

‘David Bailey combines being clever with being very practical. The team he leads is quick to respond and more than held their own in arbitration and WP negotiations with top London law firms. He has the three qualities of being quick, clever and practical which is formidable and means that he provides a great service to clients.’

Key clients

Monmouthshire Building Society

Saltdean Lido

Work highlights

  • Acting for Monmouthshire Building Society in a range of disputes including mortgage possession claims, advising on the appointment of an LPA and fixed charge receiverships.
  • Successfully acted for Saltdean Lido (Community Interest Company) in relation to a claim against the pool contractor, building contractor and project manager for work of an unsatisfactory standard which has resulted in many defects. Successfully struck out the claimant’s Particulars of Claim in totality.

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant Tier 4

Healys' Brighton-based personal injury team has expertise in catastrophic and serious injury work arising from road traffic and workplace accidents. Dino Skinner  leads the team and is known for his work on fatal accident claims, injury to cyclists and injuries involving amputation.

Practice head(s):

Dino Skinner

Other key lawyers:

Trevor Henley; Paul Keown


‘Dino Skinner is a hugely experienced serious injury solicitor. Tenacious but sees the wood for the trees and is very realistic. Great judgement.’

‘They have experience of big cases, but provide a more personalised service that you can’t really get from really large firms.’

‘Paul Keown really understands the personal injury market. He is very approachable and friendly and engages directly with clients rather than delegating everything to junior fee earners.’

Work highlights

Real estate > Residential property Tier 4

Kiri Kkoshi heads the ‘friendly and professional’ team at Healys LLP. Kkhoshi has developed a solid reputation for her work with a broad range of clients from first-time buyers to high-net-worth individuals, companies, property developers and banks. Nic Tiong heads the Asia Pacific desk and specialises in real estate acquisitions for wealthy clients and property developers from the Asia Pacific region.

Practice head(s):

Kiri Kkoshi

Other key lawyers:


‘Efficiency and cohesion of the team, the communication is excellent and the breadth of knowledge of each team member makes them stand out’.

‘They are always available to answer questions. Kiri Kkoshi is extremely knowledgeable and always gives good advice and has a very pragmatic approach to property transactions. She is always willing to impart her knowledge and makes sure her team are working efficiently’.

‘Kiri Koshi is a great individual and a knowledgeable professional’.

‘Kiri Kkoshi is one of the best in the business, she knows everything and has a depth of knowledge. Super helpful and always gets the deal done’.

‘Healy’s have the ability to make every client feel like they are the number 1 priority for the firm. Their team are always willing to go the extra mile for both clients and agents. They give off a family office feel, whilst still operating at the top level’.

‘Kiri Khoshi & Nic Tiong both lead fantastic teams. They are the best in the industry’.

‘Nic Tiong has been amazing in serving all the existing and handling potential clients with an excellent professional manner. His knowledge has been a great asset in providing the solutions for our buyers’.

‘A commercially minded and very hard-working team. Kiri Kkoshi is the best in the business in terms of work ethic and client care. Professional – efficient – transparent and knowledgeable. Super productive and pragmatic’.

Key clients



Kent Reliance

Zephyr Loans



Work highlights

  • Completing an acquisition of two sites for a client with planning potential and fully tenanted flats consisting of 75 units and creating titles.
  • Acted for a client to create leases on a site acquisition purchased with a bridge with dual representation acting for the bridging company and the client, and then refinancing with BTL lenders to repay the bridge.

Insurance > Professional negligence Tier 6

Healys LLP is a claimant focused firm which has an ‘extremely helpful and responsive’ team. The firm bring claims against all professionals, including architects, surveyors, financial advisors and accountants, but have recently demonstrated particular aptitude in bringing claims against solicitors. Team lead Robert Johnson provides an ‘excellent service’ and has particular strength in claims against legal professionals.

Practice head(s):

Robert Johnson

Other key lawyers:

David Bailey; Ben Parr-Ferris


‘The team were extremely helpful and responsive. I was made aware of the situation at all times.’

‘Robert Johnson was very competent. He offered sound advice which provided me with confidence. The advice was clear and concise which ultimately led to a successful claim.’

‘Healys LLP provided excellent service in a clear and open manner. The advice was professional and accurate. All communication was prompt and the billing was open and consistent with original quotes. Highly recommended for undoubted expertise and personalised service at reasonable cost.’

‘Robert Johnson provided excellent service. All communications were clear, prompt and responsive. His technical expertise and advice proved to be remarkably accurate. I was provided with a clear explanation of likely costs, and these were reasonably adhered to. Highly recommended as an expert in his field and for his good communication skills.’

‘My contact has been with Robert Johnson – Robert has an engaging, caring personality and always replied prompt when needed.’

‘Fast, efficient and pragmatic advice. Excellent advice delivered quickly.’

‘Great level of service provided highly recommend! Very professional and prompt with communication.’

‘Robert Johnson handled an extremely complex case in a very sensitive way and I felt very safe in his hands. Apart from being a brilliant lawyer, very clear and thorough, he has the gift of being superb communicator.’

Key clients

Paratus AMC

Monmouthshire Building Society

Landbay Partners Limited

Roskell Lagra Limited (Sheyi Banjo)

Work highlights

  • Acted on a claim against a firm of solicitors arising out of the manner in which they handled our client’s arbitration proceedings in a US $20 million claim against a Chinese company under the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Administered Arbitration Rules.
  • Acted in a claim against firms of solicitors who acted for clients in the intended purchase of properties but which were subject to identity fraud and hence the clients lost the purchase monies/did not acquire title to the property intended to be purchased.
  • Invested for Paratus AMC nearly 1000 claims against solicitors and valuers, each with a value ranging from between £50,000 and £500,000.

Real estate > Property finance

Gary Wainwright at Healys LLP advises on all aspects of senior and mezzanine finance and corresponding lender’s requirements for secured property deals.

Healys is a full-service law firm that provides its clients with professional and commercially sound legal advice.

The firm: Healys is a leading UK law firm with international reach. It takes an entrepreneurial approach, not just meeting objectives, but proactively enhancing opportunities. Founded over 40 years ago, the firm combines a seasoned perspective and experience with creative legal solutions. Its partners are at the top of their fields and enjoy innovating to support the success of their clients.

The firm’s client base is a mix of corporate entities, SMEs and high-net-worth individuals. In recent years, senior partner Marios Pattihis has led the expansion of Healys’ international practice and the firm now deals extensively in the Asia Pacific and MENA regions, as well as in India & Pakistan, and Cyprus & Greece.

Types of work undertaken
Corporate and commercial: Healys’ corporate and commercial team is equipped to handle a full range of corporate transactional work for UK and international clients. The team has an extensive network of professional contacts, ensuring that appropriate expertise and advice is provided for each transaction, and every client receives an efficient service tailored to their needs. The firm’s corporate services include; corporate (private and public) M&A, corporate and partnership structures, funds, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, private equity, reorganisation and restructuring, partnerships and LLPs, and joint ventures and collaborations.

Immigration: Healys specialises in all areas of UK immigration and nationality law. The firm’s services extend from lodging an initial application with the relevant immigration authorities through to appeal when necessary, providing a comprehensive service for clients.

Litigation: The team regularly advises small to medium-sized commercial and private clients who require advice on complex and high-value litigation matters. In addition to mainstream commercial litigation, areas of expertise include: arbitration and mediation, asset protection and recovery, banking, commercial litigation, factoring, fraud, insurance claims, landlord and tenant protection, professional and disciplinary tribunals. The firm also operates in a number of specialist sectors that include insurance, media and entertainment, contentious probate and international disputes and arbitration.

Personal injury: Healys has a dedicated personal injury team with experienced lawyers and staff that specialise in the field. The firm deals with cases of work-related injuries, car accidents, slip or trip accidents, motorcycle accidents, injuries from faulty products, asbestos related illnesses or any other personal injury incident in which the victim was not at fault or only partially at fault. The team has many years’ experience in representing clients who have suffered from catastrophic injuries which have life-altering consequences, such as amputations, spinal cord injuries, head injuries and acquired brain injuries,

Professional negligence: Healys has more than 40 years’ experience advising businesses and individuals on negligence claims against professionals. The firm has an outstanding reputation for success and the necessary experience and expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients. We advise on claims against most professionals including solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors, financial advisers, project managers, planning consultants and architects.

Real estate: Healys real estate team has a strong reputation in the market and deals with a large amount of UK and international residential and commercial property transactions. The team represents companies, institutions and individuals, both in the UK and overseas, seeking property advice. The team advises on a range of matters that include: real estate finance and investment; freehold purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties; site acquisitions, disposals and development; remortgages; lease extensions; transfers of equity; auction sales and purchases.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Marios Pattihis marios.pattihis@healys.com 020 7822 4100
Personal Injury Dino Skinner dino.skinner@healys.com 01273 810 070
Real Estate Kiri Kkoshi kiri.kkoshi@healys.com 020 7822 4148
Media & Entertainment Nicholas Taylor nicholas.taylor@healys.com 01273 669 128
Property Disputes Mark Davies mark.davies@healys.com 020 7822 4113
Litigation David Bailey david.bailey@healys.com 01273 810 064
Asia Pacific Nic Tiong nic.tiong@healys.com 020 7822 4161
Professional Negligence Robert Johnson robert.johnson@healys.com 020 7822 4106
Corporate & Commercial Karen Lord karen.lord@healys.com 01273 669 124
Commercial Property Gary Wainwright gary.wainwright@healys.com 020 7822 4186
Leasehold Services Daniel Winslow daniel.winslow@healys.com 020 7822 4179
Private Client Will Mumford will.mumford@healys.com 01273 664 083
Employment Allison Grant allison.grant@healys.com 020 7822 4125
Immigration Nagesh Jain nagesh.jain@healys.com 020 7822 4194
Photo Name Position Profile
David Bailey photo David Bailey Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
Karen Lord photo Karen Lord Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial Services.
Dino Skinner photo Dino Skinner Managing Partner and Head of the Personal Injury Department.
Nicholas Taylor photo Nicholas Taylor Partner and Head of Media & Entertainment
Number of UK partners : 21
Number of other UK fee-earners : 66
Law Society of England and Wales
The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)
PNLA (Professional Negligence Lawyers Association)
ALEP (Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners)
British Franchise Association
Institute of Directors
NCCI (Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
FTA (Federation of Tax Advisors)
IBA (International Bar Association)