Our Team

Our team is talented and diverse, and we place equal importance on supporting the profession by guiding and mentoring a new generation of lawyers and securing our firm’s growth.

Anjanette Pavell

Founder & Director

Anjanette is a founder and director of Co-Counsel. She has over 30 years’ experience working for City/Wall Street law firms, as European General Counsel to an S&P 500 company and running a negotiation and procurement consultancy. She qualified as a corporate lawyer but now specialises in both corporate and commercial transactions.

Adele Dethick

Legal Director

Adele has over 25 years’ of experience advising in employment law and has successfully represented numerous clients, handling cases ranging from wrongful dismissal to complex disputes involving employment status, discrimination, and whistleblowing. Additionally, Adele has provided legal counsel to trade unions and their members at both regional and national levels.

Alison Lyman

Practice Manager

Alison joined Co-Counsel in January 2023 as the firms’ Practice Manager. She has over 30 years’ experience in legal practice management and legal finance. Alison is also a Law Society Lexcel Accredited Consultant.

Anneliese Aulton

Legal Director

Anneliese has over 15 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and has worked for leading national and regional law firms. Anneliese advises on a wide range of commercial issues and has particular strength in projects involving licensing intellectual property, technology and data protection.

Ben Kieft


Ben is an experienced solicitor and joined Co-Counsel in March 2020. Prior to that he had over 10 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer at a US firm in the City, working closely with clients in the technology, biotech and healthcare sectors on domestic and cross-border transactions. Ben enjoys advising clients on a broad range of corporate matters.

Caroline Savage

Finance PA

Caroline is our Finance PA and started working with Co-Counsel in 2014. She has over 30 years’ experience as a legal PA and has worked for several City based London law firms. She now enjoys working closely with the management team to provide accounts and financial reporting to ensure the smooth running of the business.

Daniel Fernandes

Trainee Solicitor

Daniel joined Co-Counsel as a paralegal in December 2020, having worked previously as an administrative assistant at a City law firm after completing his LLB degree and began his training contract with Co-Counsel in April 2023. He now enjoys working with Co-Counsel’s lawyers and clients on a wide range of commercial matters.

Elise Wootliff


Elise joined Co-Counsel as a paralegal in February 2024. Having gained a First in Philosophy from the University of Exeter for her undergraduate degree, she has now completed the LLM Law Conversion with SQE1 from BPP University. She has undertaken various legal internship roles in the past and will be working on a range of commercial matters with the Co-Counsel team.

Emily Wilson


Emily joined Co-Counsel as a paralegal in July 2019 after completing an MA Law conversion course, having previously worked in customer service roles specialising in complaint resolution. Emily now enjoys working with Co-Counsel’s lawyers on a wide range of commercial matters. Emily began her training contract with Co-Counsel in November 2021 and  became a qualified solicitor in November 2023.

Hugo Anthony

Trainee Solicitor

Hugo joined Co-Counsel as a paralegal in July 2021 on graduating from university, having gained experience in between his studies in a range of sectors such as insurance, marketing, education and law. He  began his training contract with Co-Counsel in September 2023 and enjoys working with Co-Counsel’s lawyers and clients on a wide range of commercial matters.

Ian Charlton


Ian has over 20 years’ experience with international law firms in London and Australia and has held senior in-house roles with FTSE top 10 multinationals in the UK and Asia-Pacific. Originally a litigation lawyer, Ian now undertakes a range of commercial matters with a focus on complex IT and outsourcing transactions.

Jacqui Skovron


Jacqui has over 25 years’ experience as a commercial property lawyer dealing with a broad spectrum of property work. She has acted for commercial and residential developers, worked as in-house counsel for a property developer and an asset management company and has lectured on the Legal Practice Course. She now specialises in the Electronic Communications Code and commercial wayleave negotiations.

Jo Kavanagh

Legal Director

Jo has 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer. After qualifying in private practice, she moved in-house and has worked in the financial services and fintech sectors as well as for NGOs. Jo’s work has included a number of sole counsel roles. She advises on a wide range of commercial issues, with particular experience in licensing intellectual property, and enjoys being involved in operational implementation and project delivery.

Julia Jackson


Julia has over 25 years’ experience in the field of immigration and nationality law.  Julia specialises in business and executive immigration advising clients on strategic immigration planning, international recruitment and assignments and management of immigration status from first UK arrival to naturalisation.  Julia regularly provides training to employers to understand compliance and risks around immigration issues and sponsorship.

Karen Wootliff


Karen has over 30 years’ experience in IP/IT/commercial matters, working in a Silver Circle law firm and then as Head of Legal (in-house and external) for large and small companies (UK and US), in various industries. She applies heavyweight experience on a full range of IT and other transactions for suppliers and customers and particularly enjoys maintaining the relationship beyond agreement completion as part of the client team. She is a qualified DPO (GDPR).

Kavitha Ganeshan

Of Counsel

Kavitha qualified into the tax department of a Magic Circle law firm in 1999. She later spent a number of years working as a tax associate in the structured finance department of a large US law firm’s London office. Having joined Co-Counsel in 2016, Kavitha now works on a variety of commercial matters. She has particular experience in the telecoms sector, specialising in regulatory and consumer-related law.

Leah Johnstone

Senior Legal PA

Leah joined Co-Counsel as a Legal PA in November 2020. She has over 7 years of experience as a Legal Secretary/Team PA, working in a variety of legal fields for numerous London law firms. Leah assists all members of the team and works closely with our Practice Manager and Founder.

Leoni Buckley

Chartered Legal Executive

Leoni is a qualified legal executive, she has over 10 years’ experience in residential property, working for private individuals on sale and purchase transactions, for developers on new build sales and part exchange transactions and dealing with leasehold enfranchisement for freehold companies.

Nangeloum Ursell-Djourna

Senior Solicitor

Nange trained with Co-Counsel, qualifying as a Solicitor in early 2016. Before that he worked for 9 years as a senior paralegal at a City law firm engaged on a range of complex arbitration and litigation matters. Nange works on a full range of commercial matters with particular experience in the Electronic Communications Code, on-line business and Company set up.

Olivia Beach


Olivia joined Co-Counsel as a paralegal in October 2022, having previously obtained her PGDL and LPC. Alongside her studies, she undertook pro bono work across various commercial sectors and will be working with the Co-Counsel team on a range of commercial matters.

Sunaina Rana


Sunaina joined Co-Counsel as a Paralegal in December 2021, having obtained her LPC LLM. Between her studies Sunaina has had experience of working in e-commerce, customer service, hospitality and law. Sunaina now works on a wide range of commercial matters with Co-Counsel’s lawyers and clients.