Trainees, Paralegals and Office Manager

Rebecca Stewart - Trainee Solicitor

Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca became a trainee solicitor in September 2020, having previously been a paralegal at the firm. During her time working at Richard Buxton Solicitors, Rebecca has been involved in a broad range of legal matters in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and has drafted a variety of legal documents which have led to successful outcomes.

Rebecca is experienced in assisting with planning judicial review cases and has worked on a number of cases concerning applications for the deregistration of commons and village greens, as well as on local plan, nuisance and licencing matters.  She is currently enjoying increasing her experience in statutory challenges (for example, in the context of a challenge to a decision of an Inspector allowing a planning appeal) and dealing with objections to an EA permit and traffic regulation order.

Prior to commencing her training, Rebecca read English Literature at the University of Warwick. She completed the GDL and LPC at BPP University in Cambridge.

 

 

Kiran Maher – Trainee Solicitor

Kiran Maher

Kiran read Law at Anglia Ruskin University and graduated LLB (Hons). She joined Richard Buxton Solicitors as a paralegal in August 2018 and studied the LPC part time, while working full time. In September 2020, she became a Trainee Solicitor.

Since joining, she has assisted in a number of judicial review cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, including in relation to fracking, industrial farming operations, and residential developments. She has worked on nuisance matters, taken part in mediations and planning appeals. Kiran hopes to undertake a PhD in environmental law and policy in the years to come.

Kath Kusyn - Office Manager (On Leave)

Kath Kusyn joined Richard Buxtons in February 2016 as an Administrator. Kath previously worked for Eversheds LLP as a Legal Secretary in the Real Estate department and also the Company Commercial department. Kath is also studying part time for a BSc (Hons) in Psychology with the Open University but very much enjoys working in the Public & Environmental area of Law. As well as Administration, Kath looks after the accounts and the day to day running of the office.  Kath is currently away on maternity leave until May 2021. 

 

 

Danielle Halliday - Acting Office Manager

 

Hannah Norman - Senior Paralegal

Hannah graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Geography. She joined Richard Buxton Solicitors as a paralegal in September 2013, having spent 3 years at Ashtons Legal in Cambridge, where she had been working in the Private Client department, assisting in the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney and in the administration of estates. 

During her time at Richard Buxton, Hannah has assisted on a variety of environmental and planning judicial review cases, at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court stages, including conservation matters, action against specific planning applications and challenges to Core Strategies and Local Plans.  

Hannah completed the CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice with distinction in 2016.

 

Lewis Hadler - Paralegal

Lewis re-joined Richard Buxton Solicitors in September 2020, having previously worked at the firm after graduating in 2015 with a first-class Law (Hons) LLB from Anglia Ruskin University. Before his return to the firm, Lewis worked in the Environmental, Planning and Public Law team of a London law firm, specialising in judicial review, and also spent time with the in-house legal team of a large environmental NGO, working on a range of advisory and campaign work, as well as litigation. Lewis has experience of working closely with individuals, campaign groups, and NGOs on matters in the High Court and Court of Appeal, with particular experience of legal challenges to large infrastructure projects, wildlife licensing and planning.

 

Paul Wyard – Paralegal

Paul Wyard

Paul Wyard graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2019 with a first class LLB (Hons) in law, earning several awards including the Harcourt Chambers Family Law Prize. Before joining Richard Buxton Solicitors in August 2020, Paul worked as a paralegal in the public law department of a national firm where he dealt with a wide range of education-related matters including those relating to special educational needs and higher education. He was frequently involved in judicial reviews and appeals against local authority decisions in the First-Tier Tribunal.

 

Krisztina Berces - Paralegal

Krisztina earned her Summa Cum Laude Master’s degree in Law from Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences of Budapest in 2007. She worked as a trainee lawyer and attorney in Hungary for 5 years, specialising in criminal defence, conveyancing and litigation.

In the past 8 years she worked as a paralegal in different corporate legal teams in London and Cambridge. She joined Richard Buxton in November 2020.

 

Alix Pery – Paralegal