Our People

Tom Jackson

Tom is a partner, he joined the firm in 2018 and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2020. Before that he worked for a top-tier Maltese law firm from 2010 as head of the corporate services department. Tom has an Law Degree from the Open University and in 2020 he received a first from Anglia Ruskin for his master’s thesis on the regulation of cryptocurrencies.

Max Kapp

Max is a partner who joined in 2021. He qualified as an attorney in South Africa in 1999 and as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2010. His main practice areas have included corporate law, equity and trusts and intellectual property. Max holds a Law Degree from the University of the Free State.

Hugh Tallamy

Hugh joined the firm as a partner in 2021, he was admitted as a solicitor in 1977 and brings a wealth of experience from many areas of practice. His current role is mainly focused on probate (including contentious probate) and wills. Hugh received his Law Degree from the University of Birmingham.

Stephen Yiu

Stephen is a Notary Public and was admitted as a solicitor in 2008. He joined Staploes as a consultant in 2022 and is based in central London where he supports the firm with his notarial and immigration expertise. Stephen has a Masters of Law from London and a Notarial Qualification from Cambridge University. He speaks fluent Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin) and is comfortable working in French and Spanish.

Dan Schunmann

Dan joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2021 having served for five years as a magistrate. He has a range of professional experience of legal practice including litigious matters and has worked in both local government and for charities. He hopes to be admitted as a solicitor in 2023. His academic background includes an Law Degree from BPP. He is currently enrolled on the LPC course at Anglia Rushkin.

Ellie Loaring

Ellie joined the firm in 2021 as practice manager having previously worked in various management roles related to training and development including formerly at a magic circle law firm. Ellie achieved her Law Degree at the University in Law in London.

Josh Schunmann

Josh joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2021. He has worked in many management roles as well as in local government and for charity. He hopes to be admitted as a solicitor in 2024. Josh studied for his Law Degree at the University of Central Lancashire.

Claire McMahon

Claire joined the firm in 2019, she is CiLex qualified and is our front of house manager. 

Ayesha Thompson

Ayesha joined the firm in 2021 as legal cashier, she is accredited by the Institute of Legal Finance and Management and has worked as a legal cashier since 1999.

Aaron Flynn

Aaron Flynn is a paralegal who joined the firm in 2019, he is pursuing the CiLex route to legal qualification and admission.

David North

David joined the firm in 2019 as Head of IT, with over 30 years experience. Specialist in collaboration services using Google & Microsoft, with additional responsibilities for Internet Security.

Emily James

Office Administrator, Emily joined us in 2022, on a part-time basis, to support the growing Holborn office.

Meg Gillespie

Office Administrator, Emily joined us in 2022, on a part-time basis, to support the growing Holborn office.

Zoe Scott

Office Administrator, Zoe joined us in 2022, on a part-time basis, to support the growing Westminster office.