The Community and Collegiality

Almost 30% of client work at Keystone is cross-referred between lawyers.

Keystone is a cohesive law firm with an unparalleled sense of community where the firm’s lawyers work and play together; not just occasionally, but all the time, if they wish. Keystone lawyers know each other well and have excellent working relationships, unencumbered by internal politics. Our lawyers regularly refer client instructions to colleagues with complementary expertise and work in teams on matters that require a multi-disciplinary approach.

Our vibrant and varied social programme includes lunches/dinners, award ceremonies, wine tastings, theatre/opera, sports teams and two firm-wide parties a year.  All in all, there are over 50 events a year, entirely voluntary, but well-attended none the less.  Skiing, cycling and horse-riding holidays are also arranged by various lawyer groups, with financial and branding support from Central Office.

Keystone’s events programme fosters a strong culture of support and collaboration, and also creates a lively and enjoyable working environment. It is an integral part of life at Keystone and part of our DNA.

A great deal of time and care is taken integrating new Keystone lawyers into the firm by way of a tailored induction programme that covers both the technological and the human sides of the business. This gives new lawyers an overview of our systems and processes and a knowledge of who to turn to for ongoing guidance.

Our Community and Engagement team provides one-to-one support to integrate new joiners into the firm, introduce them to colleagues with complimentary expertise and provide continuous support. The team’s role is about understanding each lawyer and their practice, and facilitating introductions to help lawyers find true partnerships with colleagues.

The team is led by Fiona Severs, Director of Community & Engagement.

Fiona retains an encyclopaedic knowledge of all of the lawyers at Keystone with instant recall, which means she is brilliant at finding the right people to work together.
Ed John, Real Estate Litigation Partner