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Lawrence Stephens Expands with suite of new hires

September 2021

Lawrence Stephens has hired a further three solicitors to meet increasing demand for legal services.

The Farringdon-based law firm welcomes Associate Kimberley Clift to its Real Estate Finance & Banking department, while Solicitor Rosalin Gautam joins the Dispute Resolution team and Solicitor Raphaela Kohs joins the firm’s newly established Family department.

Kimberley Clift has 5 years’ PQE experience, during which she has specialised in Real Estate Finance matters, advising a variety of lender clients including well-known banks and boutique lenders. Bridging finance is one of Kimberley’s key specialisms; she has extensive experience in advising on residential and mixed-use property refinances and large-scale ground-up developments.

Originally from Sweden, Dispute Resolution Solicitor Rosalin Gautam speaks Swedish, English and Norwegian, and specialises in commercial litigation and professional liability disputes. Rosalin has acted for a range of clients, including insurers, companies and private individuals on professional negligence claims, contractual and shareholder disputes.

Multi-lingual Raphaela speaks fluent English, German and Tamil and is experienced in working on international, cross-jurisdictional cases on a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious family law matters. Raphaela has a background in acting for expatriates, non-domiciles, foreign nationals and HNWIs on matters including divorces, high-net-worth financial remedies and child abduction cases.

Steven Bernstein, Senior Director, comments:

“Since early 2021 we have seen unprecedented demand for our legal services across the board and as a result we have been hiring highly talented, experienced lawyers to meet our clients’ needs. We’re delighted to welcome Kimberley, Rosalin and Raphaela to our team and we’re certain that the breadth of their experience will considerably enhance our service offering and enable us to continue delivering commercially-focused, marketing-leading legal advice.”