About Us

Calibrate Law provides a mixture of legal and non-legal services, to reflect the emerging features of a more dynamic legal market and regulatory landscape.

Our core services are litigation, tax and legacy and family law. Our reputation is testament to the trust our clients have in our expertise and experience, and the results we achieve.

At Calibrate Law, we work hard to understand the case, but equally as hard to understand the client behind it. We spend a disproportionate amount of time at the beginning of the process to understand the situation and will offer each potential client an initial consultation free of charge. From a better understanding, we will achieve the best possible outcome for each client.

Philosophy

Calibrate Law is a multi–disciplinary practice and an alternative business structure. We offer interconnected services under one umbrella, ensuring maximum efficiency and maximum privacy for our clients.

  • We believe in the alignment of interests with our clients.
  • We will not over complicate your case.
  • We are efficient and will communicate clearly at every stage.
  • Our objective is to embrace technology and best practice across the firm.
  • We are committed to creating the best possible outcomes.

Manifesto

TOTAL COMMITMENT. There are times in your life when it is necessary. When it is critical When it can change your future.

TOTAL COMMITMENT is a promise from a new law firm.
Promising it on each case that deserves it
Turning down those cases which do not.
So clients will receive the support they need
Not just the support they pay for
So clients can expect to win
Not assume they might lose

TOTAL COMMITMENT is a personal commitment
To the work, the speed, the agility demanded
To the conviction, the courage, the dedication expected

TOTAL COMMITMENT is to your just cause
To your vulnerable interests
To your rights under the law

TOTAL COMMITMENT is unflinching in the heat of battle
Unmoved by inevitable setbacks
Confident in the final outcome

Calibrate Law.
For those who deserve TOTAL COMMITMENT.

 

People

Guy Davis

Guy is the Managing Partner of Calibrate Law and is a highly experienced and respected litigation lawyer. He is skilled in resolving complex contractual disputes, professional negligence actions, securing world-wide asset freezing orders and all other forms of litigation.

He acts for leading figures in business and entertainment, as well as private banks, insolvency practitioners and other businesses. His reputation is based on his high success rate and ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with his clients.

Additionally, Guy often acts as "general counsel" to our clients, which has proved to be of great value to them.

Guy Davis Managing Partner and Solicitor Dispute Resolution & Litigation 0203 988 2020

Tamrah Woolfe

Tamrah is a Partner at Calibrate Law. She has extensive High Court commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration experience.

Tamrah’s clients instruct her to act on a variety of commercial disputes. She has excellent experience of complex contractual disputes, professional negligence claims and insolvency related matters. She has a high success rate in securing favourable settlements on behalf of her clients. Tamrah understands her clients’ businesses and adopts a strategic as well as commercially focussed approach.

She has successfully obtained worldwide freezing orders on behalf of her clients in relation to contractual disputes.

Tamrah mainly acts for small to medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, banks and insolvency practitioners.

Tamrah Woolfe Partner Dispute Resolution & Litigation 0203 988 2020

Jessica Chappell

Jessica represents a variety of clients including, private banks, syndicated lenders, offshore companies and high net worth individuals from multiple jurisdictions both in litigation and mediation.

She has extensive High Court commercial litigation experience and acts on disputes relating to breach of contract, professional negligence and breach of trust, insolvency matters and civil fraud. She also advises on strategy, including whether alternative dispute resolution options are suitable.

Jessica has a high success rate at Court as well as in mediation.

Jessica Chappell Solicitor Dispute Resolution & Litigation 0203 988 2020

Gemma Dreyfuss

Gemma assists Partners and solicitors on cases involving high net worth individuals and companies.

She has had experience advising individuals in relation to professional negligence claims, landlord disputes, employment issues and planning permission charges. She has also worked on cases involving medium-size enterprises dealing with contract disputes and financial institutions seeking to serve claims outside of the jurisdiction. Gemma’s commercial litigation experience is growing, and she has attended both mediations and hearings in the High Court and County Courts.

Gemma Dreyfuss Solicitor Dispute Resolution & Litigation 0203 988 2020

Alice Thomas

Alice advises a wide variety of clients, on her own or with the Managing Partner, on a broad range of commercial disputes, including professional negligence, contract disputes and misrepresentation claims. Her experience covers the High Court, County Courts and Tribunals, as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation.

In addition, Alice is the Practice Manager and works with the Managing Partner to develop the vision, values and strategic direction of Calibrate Law. As well as assisting with the development of the business plan, Alice is responsible for the day to day running of the firm including all internal processes and policies. 

Alice Thomas Practice Manager and Paralegal, GCILEx Dispute Resolution & Litigation 0203 988 2020

Sandip Bhadare

Sandip has worked pro bono, helping the general public in matters involving company law, family law and landlord and tenant disputes.

She is now working for Calibrate Law as a legal administrator. She plays a key role in assisting the litigation team with their caseload. She prepares bundles for hearings; lodges court documents; and regulates general office administration.

She has begun her official training on the path to becoming a fully qualified solicitor as she has started the Legal Practice Course whilst working for us.

Sandip Bhadare Legal Administrator Dispute Resolution & Litigation 0203 988 2020

Sara Roden

Sara has experience advising a mixture of individuals and companies in relation to a variety of disputes including actions against company directors, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, insolvency related claims, applications under ToLATA, debt enforcement, and professional negligence claims. 

She has worked on several High Court and County Court trials, as well as resolving disputes through arbitration (LCIA and ICC), together with the subsequent enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards both within the jurisdiction and elsewhere.

Sara Roden Solicitor Dispute Resolution & Litigation 0203 988 2026

Craig Kemsley

Craig works with eminent international families, private clients and entrepreneurs.  The determination they have to create wealth through their business and investments is reflected in Craig’s total commitment to them to develop tax solutions which are robust and sustainable.

Craig has a special emphasis on non-UK domiciliaries and multi-jurisdictional transactions involving individuals whether it be establishing a framework for an early stage business or divesting a supremely valuable asset – both require a combination of strong commercial acumen, vast experience and a deep knowledge of the important tax influencers.

Craig is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and was previously Head of the Private Client tax practice in London for Grant Thornton and a partner at Deloitte.

Craig Kemsley Head of Tax and Legacy Tax & Legacy 0203 988 2030

Adrian Smale

Adrian is a Tax Partner at Calibrate Law.  He specialises in providing bespoke tax advice to families, entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses in respect of their personal and business activities.

Typical areas of advice include property investment structuring; advising on and reviewing business structures alongside the owner’s personal objectives to ensure they are fit for purpose; mitigating the impact of the 45% income tax rate; inheritance tax planning; and offshore tax structuring particularly for non-UK domiciles.

Adrian is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.

Adrian Smale Tax Partner Tax & Legacy 0203 988 2031

Georgina Sinha

Georgina advises private clients on Wills, trusts, inheritance tax planning and administration of estates. She is committed to delivering high quality work and has a close and communicative relationship with her clients; whilst ensuring costs are fair and transparent.

Georgina’s Wills and trusts expertise includes the preparation of disabled beneficiary trusts, discretionary trusts, and trusts tackling concerns about care fees and complex family situations. She also advises Trustees on the taxation and management of trusts and acts for Executors in the administration of estates, working closely with the Executors to ensure a cost-efficient and streamlined probate process even on high value and complex estates with cross-border issues.

She also acts on behalf of individuals who require Court of Protection applications; such as deputyship, and statutory Will applications.

Georgina is an affiliate member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP).

Georgina Sinha Solicitor, Wills, Trust & Probate Tax & Legacy 0203 988 2020

Darrell Webb

Darrell is a Partner at Calibrate Law and head of the family department.

He predominantly deals with high net worth divorce and financial cases, but also has extensive experience in acting for unmarried couples with property disputes, children cases and couples requiring pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Much of his work involves the resolution of financial settlements, complicated or otherwise, requiring complex valuations, accountancy and taxation issues, often with an international perspective.

Darrell is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and Resolution.

Darrell Webb Partner and Solicitor Family Law 0203 988 2020

Stephen Talbot

Stephen specialises in the division of assets when parties separate (married and unmarried) and regularly advises clients in cases where assets are outside of the jurisdiction of England and Wales and where there have been deliberate attempts to dissipate assets to avoid a claim being made over them during divorce proceedings.

Stephen also acts in cases concerning arrangements for children, including in cases of parental alienation. He also undertakes work involving child abduction.
Stephen is a Resolution Accredited Specialist.

In Legal 500 2016 edition, Stephen was recognised as having “an encyclopaedic knowledge of financial remedies” and in the 2018 edition he was noted as being ‘very bright and technically able’.

Stephen Talbot Senior Associate Solicitor Family Law 0203 988 2020

Phoebe Hill

Phoebe advises on a diverse range of complex family law matters arising from the breakdown of a relationship to include matrimonial, financial, cohabitation and children issues.

Phoebe has experience of resolving a large variety of financial matters from significant high-net-worth clients to those with smaller assets. Her cases have involved High Court Proceedings with complex business structures and international elements. She is also able to advise clients on cohabitation, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Phoebe additionally can assist parents who disagree where their children should live and how much time they should spend with each parent. She has experience of dealing with high conflict scenarios.

She is a member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers who are committed to the constructive resolution and non-confrontational approach to family disputes.

Phoebe Hill Associate Solicitor Family Law 0203 988 2020

Joanna Bailey

Joanna has a master law degree from Poland and has extensive experience as a Legal Cashier working for a Magic Circle Law Firm. She is now working for Calibrate Law as a Legal Cashier, where she plays a key role in maintaining the company accounts.

Joanna Bailey Legal Cashier Operations 0203 988 2020

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