Profiles

Partners

  • Clive Sharples

    Senior Partner

    Clive Sharples qualified as a solicitor in 1974 and worked with firms in The City of London for 25 years before co-founding Riseam Sharples in 1997. Clive has now been practicing in the West End of London for over 20 years.

    Clive’s original area of expertise was facilitating the purchase of sites for redevelopment and in doing so he acted for most of the major developers in the South of England. In 1987 Clive started to become involved with acting for offshore investor purchasers acquiring off plan residential property in Central London.  He ceased acting for developers in 1993 to concentrate more specifically in acting for offshore investors and continued to do so culminating in the setting-up of Riseam Sharples in 1997 as a firm concentrating in this area of business.

    2014 will be Clive’s 28th year acting for investors based in the Far East.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8906
    Email: cas@rs-law.co.uk
  • Manisha Bhati

    Partner

    Manisha trained with Riseam Sharples having first joined them in Autumn 2002 as a Legal Assistant. She was seconded to Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald to complete her contentious seat and qualified with Riseam Sharples in Autumn 2004. Manisha speaks Hindi fluently.

    She is now a Partner at Riseam Sharples as from 1st December 2010.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8912
    Email: manisha@rs-law.co.uk
  • Julia Caveller

    Partner

    Julia read Law at UCL and studied for her Legal Practice Course part-time at the College of Law in London whilst working as a trainee solicitor at Riseam Sharples.  Julia joined the firm in 2001, qualified in 2004 and was made a Partner in 2007.  She is currently based in Sydney, Australia meaning the firm is uniquely placed to deal with our Asian clients on the same time zone.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8904/8913
    Email: juliac@rs-law.co.uk
  • Siow Lim

    Partner

    Siow trained with Lawson Turner & Gilbert and qualified in 2006. She joined Riseam Sharples in the autumn of that same year. She is now a Partner at Riseam Sharples as from 1st December 2010.  Siow Lim speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8907
    Email: siow@rs-law.co.uk

Solicitors

  • Tom Sharples

    Senior Associate

    Tom trained with Riseam Sharples having first joined them in autumn 2003 as a Legal Assistant. He was seconded to Caporn Campbell in 2005 (prior to the firm’s merger with Russell-Cooke in 2006) to complete his contentious seat and qualified with Riseam Sharples in 2006.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8910
    Email: tom@rs-law.co.uk
  • Catherine Whitehouse

    Senior Associate

    Catherine trained with Riseam Sharples, joining the firm in 2007, and qualifying in 2009. She is well-known to a wide range of developers and investors and has a wealth of industry knowledge. Catherine specialises in large-scale commercial and residential development work – with an impressive reputation for efficiency, effectiveness and strong client relationships.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8904
    Email: catherine@rs-law.co.uk
  • Ashleigh McIntyre

    Senior Associate

    After completing her law degree, Ashleigh worked in the law for 3 years before joining Riseam Sharples as a trainee in 2009.  She was seconded to Howard Kennedy in 2010 and returned to Riseam Sharples as a qualified solicitor in January 2011.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8908
    Email: ashleigh@rs-law.co.uk
  • Thiara Malik

    Consultant Solicitor

    Thiara trained with Healys Solicitors and qualified in 2003. She joined Riseam Sharples in the autumn of that same year. Thiara is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8912
    Email: thiara@rs-law.co.uk
  • Mike Ellis

    Consultant Solicitor

    Mike started his legal career at Tunbridge Wells firm Cripps Harries Hall LLP as an office boy from where he progressed via night school and five year articles to qualify as a solicitor becoming a partner in 1982.

    He has focused on the house building industry and real estate investment sectors and was a pioneer in the South East Asia and South African property exhibition markets.

    Following retirement from Cripps Harries Hall LLP in 2013 he joined Riseam Sharples as a Consultant and now lives in Asia where he can conveniently service Riseam Sharples clients purchasing at property exhibitions in the region.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7836 9555
    Email: mike@rs-law.co.uk
  • Hayley Marler

    Solicitor

    Hayley  trained with Riseam Sharples having first joined them in April 2010 as a Paralegal.  She was seconded to PCB Litigation in February 2012 to complete her contentious seat and qualified with Riseam Sharples in June 2012.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8902
    Email: hayley@rs-law.co.uk
  • Yean Hong Tan (Eugene Tan)

    Solicitor

    Qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor in Malaysia in 1997. Completed his MBA in 2003 and qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2004. Yean Hong joined Riseam Sharples in 2011.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8902
    Email: eugene@rs-law.co.uk
  • Rakhee Davda

    Solicitor & Compliance Officer

    Rakhee trained and qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 in a London firm. She has obtained advisory and drafting experience in Commercial and Civil Litigation, Wills and Probate/Estate Administration, Residential Conveyancing and Family Law.

    Since her qualification, Rakhee has undertaken a mixed workload of fee earning, legal risk and compliance. She has joined Riseam Sharples as the firm’s Compliance Officer.

    Rakhee is a conversational speaker of Gujarati and has a basic understanding of spoken Hindi.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8913
    Email: rakhee@rs-law.co.uk
  • Florence Tou

    Solicitor

    Florence trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2008 in a niche firm in the City of London. She then specialises in Real Estate and advises on property and business acquisitions in the UK. Florence grew up in Hong Kong and started her career in investment banking industry in Hong Kong until 1997 when she returned to London and transformed her career in law.

    Florence speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8910
    Email: florence@rs-law.co.uk
  • Siran Seevaratnam

    Solicitor

    Following completion of his Law Degree Siran went onto to complete the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School graduating in 2010. Siran joined Riseam Sharples as a paralegal in July 2011 and commenced his training contract in March 2012 and qualified in February 2014.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8903
    Email: siran@rs-law.co.uk
  • Lucy Langley

    Trainee Solicitor

    Following completion of her Masters in Town Planning at Liverpool University in 2011, Lucy spent a summer with Riseam Sharples to gain legal experience. She then completed her GDL and LPC with the College of Law Chester graduating in June 2013. Lucy rejoined Riseam Sharples as a trainee solicitor in July 2013.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8900
    Email: lucy@rs-law.co.uk
  • Emma Au-Yeung

    Trainee Solicitor

    Following completion of her Degree in Exeter, Emma joined Peter Williams & Company as a Legal Assistant in 2010 and completed the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) in 2012. She then graduated the Legal Practice Course with Commendation in 2013 at the University of Law in Guildford. Emma joined Riseam Sharples in July 2013 as a Legal Assistant in the Post Completions Department and is currently undertaking her training contract with the firm. Emma is due to qualify as a solicitor in 2015.

    Emma speaks fluent Cantonese and has a basic understanding of Mandarin. 

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8901
    Email: emma@rs-law.co.uk

Conveyancers

  • Hani Zuhuri

    Licensed Conveyancer

    Hani completed her Law Degree in 2009 and started work experience at Riseam Sharples in January 2010 and later joined the firm in May of the same year as a Trainee Licensed Conveyancer. Hani qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in April 2013 and speaks Malay fluently

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8911
    Email: hani@rs-law.co.uk

Legal Assistants

  • Diane Scullion

    Legal Assistant & Credit Control

    Diane joined Riseam Sharples in January 2004 as a legal secretary to Clive Sharples.  She started her career in 1998 on joining a law firm in Northern Ireland which dealt with conveyancing, matrimonial and family, probate and litigation matters before moving to London in 2004.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8918
    Email: diane@rs-law.co.uk
  • Helen Elstow

    Legal Assistant

    Helen joined Riseam Sharples in 2001 after a break to raise her family.  Initially working alongside Colin Riseam, one of the co-founders of Riseam Sharples, following his retirement she now assists Julia Caveller and Thiara Malik. Previously Helen worked in a conveyancing team at Farrer & Co in London.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8904
    Email: helen@rs-law.co.uk
  • Karen Oliver

    Legal Secretary

    Karen joined Riseam Sharples in October 2010 as assistant to Tom Sharples. She previously worked for Linklaters LLP in their Corporate Department for 5 years.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8908
    Email: karen@rs-law.co.uk
  • Noor Ahmad

    Paralegal

    Noor joined Riseam Sharples in September 2004 as a Legal Assistant in Post-Completions Department. At present he is working as a paralegal to Clive Sharples. Noor speaks Urdu and Punjabi fluently.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8915
    Email: noor@rs-law.co.uk
  • Zuraida Zainol-Rashid

    Legal Assistant and Post-Completions Manager

    Zuraida was formerly a Legal Assistant with Lawson Turner & Gilbert Solicitors since 2000 and then Tudor Rose Solicitors since 2004, both dealing with residential and commercial conveyancing matters. She joined Riseam Sharples in 2007 and is now overseeing all Post-Completion matters within the firm. Zuraida is fluent in Malay.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8906
    Email: zuraida@rs-law.co.uk
  • Avril Jones

    Legal Assistant

    Avril joined Riseam Sharples in July 2011 as a Secretary to Clive Sharples. Avril previously worked as a Conveyancing Assistant for 10 years at Mason Collins Licensed Conveyancers.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8901
    Email: avril@rs-law.co.uk
  • Julie Allison

    Paralegal

    Julie joined Riseam Sharples in August 2011.  She has gained over 25 years' experience in residential conveyancing, including working for London firm Pinsent Masons. 

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8903
    Email: julie@rs-law.co.uk
  • Karen Strudwick

    Legal Assistant

    Karen joined Riseam Sharples in May 2011 from Ormerods Solicitors in Wimbledon as an assistant to Julia Caveller and Thiara Malik.  Karen has over 25 years residential conveyancing experience.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8913
    Email: karens@rs-law.co.uk
  • Rosy Mapps

    Paralegal

    Rosy joined Riseam Sharples in September 2011 as a Paralegal.  She has extensive experience with new build properties having worked for Winckworth Sherwood in the Plot Sales Team for 6 years and has had dealings with BDW Trading Limited also known as Barratts, and Bellway Homes Limited.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8905
    Email: rosy@rs-law.co.uk
  • Simon Sharples

    Legal Assistant

    Simon joined Riseam Sharples in March 2013 having completed an Archaeology Degree at the University of Manchester . He is currently studying for a CLT Level 3 Residential Conveyancing BTEC and plans to enrol for his GDL in the new year

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8914
    Email: simon@rs-law.co.uk
  • Ellesse Godley

    Legal Assistant

    Ellesse initially worked at Ringley Legal as a legal assistant and has now recently joined us in January 2014 in our Post Completions Department helping to oversee all completion matters within the firm.  
     

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8917
    Email: ellesse@rs-law.co.uk
  • Caroline Wells

    Legal Assistant

    Caroline joined Riseam Sharples in February 2014.  She has 8 years commercial conveyancing and residential secretarial experience.

    Caroline assists Ashleigh McIntyre and Hayley Marler as their secretary.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8908
    Email: caroline@rs-law.co.uk
  • Leanne Smith

    Legal Assistant

    Leanne started working as a Secretary at Bankside Property Limited after completing an ILEX Diploma course in 2001.  After spending 6 years at Bankside Property she left to start a family.

    Leanne has recently joined us at the end of March 2014 as secretary to Catherine Whitehouse and Thiara Malik.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7257 8916
    Email: leanne@rs-law.co.uk

Accounts Department

  • Graham Broadbent

    Senior Accounts Manager

    Graham trained as a Legal Cashier with Farrer & Co from 1985 and finally left them in 1998 to join Riseam Sharples and Fok as Accounts Manager. In 1999 he then joined Laserform (now IRIS) where he had various Managerial roles before setting up his own Accounting and Consultancy Company. Riseam Sharples welcomed Graham back as their Senior Accountant in 2007.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8909
    Email: graham@rs-law.co.uk
  • Kayley Moore

    Legal Cashier

    Kayley is a part qualified accountant having studied foundation and intermediate levels of AAT. Kayley trained as a legal cashier with Cook Taylor Woodhouse Solicitors in 2008, before joining Riseam Sharples in January 2010.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8911
    Email: kayley@rs-law.co.uk
  • Matthew Adams

    Legal Cashier

    Matthew joined Riseam Sharples as an Office Junior in August 2011. Matthew previously worked at Prestige Letting Management from September 2010 to January 2011.

    In February 2014 moved to the accounts team and is currently studying AAT part-time at London Bridge to become a qualified accountant.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8914
    Email: matthew@rs-law.co.uk

Administrators

  • Muhammad Ali

    Office Administrator

    Ali joined Riseam Sharples as an Office Administrator in 2006, left and again joined in 2008. Ali started his career as Steno/PA from Higher Education Commission, Islamabad Pakistan in 1985. He served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, Pakistan as Office Administrator from 1986-1999 and  then worked  as admin assistant  in the Pakistan High Commission, London from 2000-2005. Ali is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8907
    Email: ali@rs-law.co.uk
  • Aris Giannakidis

    Office Administrator

    Aris has completed his studies in Political Science and Public Administration in the University of Athens. He is expecting the completion of his degree in Law from the University of Paris 8 in 2015. He has worked as an Intern for Clifford Chance LLP Europe in Paris. He joined Riseam Sharples as an office administrator in February 2014.

    Aris is fluent in French and in Greek.
     

    Office: 2 Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
    Tel: 020 7632 8920
    Email: aris@rs-law.co.uk