Sandstone Law officially launches in Oxford

A group of senior lawyers based in Oxfordshire, have today officially launched Sandstone Law LLP (Sandstone Law) in Oxford.

The niche firm which specialises in every aspect of commercial property and environmental law will be headed by managing partner Jan Matthews. The core team includes renowned commercial real estate and environmental law partner Richard Smith and senior commercial real estate consultant Hugh Blaza supported by planning consultant Paul Semple. Construction advice support is provided by experienced construction lawyer Joanne Kelly and her team at London -based firm Memery Crystal.

With a deep understanding of the interface between property development, environmental law, commercial real estate and planning, and the crucial role each of them plays in building a greener society and carbon neutral economy, Sandstone Law provides modern, flexible, and collaborative advice to a wide range of clients, large and small.

Having opened its doors during the pandemic in June 2021, the official launch takes place on June 23rd 2022.

Sandstone Law managing partner, Jan Matthews commented on the launch:

“We are thrilled at last to be officially launching Sandstone Law. In my role as managing partner, I will be responsible for business development and administrative management of the firm, while partner Richard Smith heads up and oversees the legal team, client relationships and our external network of legal specialists. With over thirty years of experience in advising businesses from a variety of sectors, Richard sets the highest standard of client care and brings a wealth of commercial experience.”

Partner Richard Smith added:

“We have noticed an increasing demand from clients for a more tailored approach in property development, planning and environmental law. Having listened to what our clients want from a trusted legal services provider, it became clear to us that launching a niche firm with a partner-led service was the obvious route to follow. We look forward to building on our successful first year and applying the highest standards of service in the advice we deliver to our clients.”