James Knight
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

James founded Keystone in 2002 when he set out to create a new type of law firm. Prior to that James had a 10 year career as a commercial solicitor in London, Hong Kong and Dubai. James now focuses on business development, marketing, and other drivers of growth.


Ashley Miller
Finance Director

Ashley joined Keystone in January 2015 following the investment by Root Capital in the business. Ashley is a finance professional with over 25 years' experience. Having trained with Price Waterhouse, Ashley has spent his career establishing and managing international finance departments for SME businesses operating across the professional services sector.


Robin Williams
Independent Non-executive Chairman

Robin joined the Board in October 2017 as Independent Non-executive Chairman. He is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience with listed companies, initially as an adviser, then as a leading executive and, latterly, as a Non-executive. He is also currently Chairman of Churchill China Plc and Non-executive Director of Headlam Plc and The Manufacturing Techology Centre Limited.


Isabel Napper
Independent Non-executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Isabel is an experienced NED who has worked to support both private and public companies in a Non-executive capacity over the last 15 years. She is currently Non- executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of both Skillcast Group Plc and Tristel PLC. Until 2015, Isabel was a successful lawyer specialising in intellectual property and commercial law.


Salar Farzad
Independent Non-executive

Salar joined the Board in March 2023. Since April 2023 he is an Independent Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. He is a chartered accountant with extensive commercial experience who has served as CFO for a range of organisations, including AIM Listed, private and divisions of large groups with Official Listings. He is also currently Chief Operating Officer of Gleeds, an international commercial property consulting firm and Non-executive Member, sitting on the Nomination and Remuneration Committees, of Trinity College London.

Senior Management

The Company's Senior Managers, in addition to the Executive Directors listed above, are as follows:

William Robins - Director of Operations and Compliance

William joined Keystone in 2009. As Operations Director he is responsible for the firm's regulatory compliance and legal procedures. Prior to joining Keystone he practised as a corporate lawyer in a City firm.

Mark Machray - Director of Growth and Development

Mark joined Keystone in 2010, originally as a consultant solicitor and subsequently in the capacity of business development and then head of recruitment.

Maurice Tunney - Director of Technology and Innovation

Maurice joined Keystone in October 2014. He is an IT professional with over 25 years' experience, 20 of those garnered within well-known law firms. Maurice has managed multinational, multi-jurisdictional teams and projects to deliver efficiencies at all levels of the business.

Kristina Oliver - Director of Marketing and Business Development

Kristina joined Keystone in July 2013. She has over 20 years' experience working with law firms, entrepreneurial organisations and well known consumer brands and since joining Keystone she has built an award winning marketing team.

Fiona Severs - Director of Community & Engagement

Fiona joined Keystone in January 2018.  Fiona works closely with the firm’s lawyers to enhance networking, promoting our culture and a real sense of belonging.  She had previously practiced corporate law with Herbert Smith before a sideways move into business development, CSR and coaching.

Page last updated: 3 October 2023