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 Solictor

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


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.


Alix Pery – Paralegal