About Us

Based centrally in Hanover Square, near Oxford Street, in the West End of London, Montecristo is a specialist firm of solicitors, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, providing legal services in property, family law, commercial, employment law, litigation, mediation, and immigration,

With over thirty years' experience, we provide reliable, expert advice and assistance at highly competitive rates. We have a team of specialist solicitors, each respected in their field, to assist you.

As our client testimonials demonstrate, we are a friendly, supportive and reliable firm to deal with. Our clients come first. We never act at the edge of our capacity so we always give you and your case the time and attention it deserves.  We provide expertise in a full range of property, family, commercial, employment, litigation, mediation and immigration services. We relish a complicated case so if you need an expert, come to us. Our team is here to help with comprehensive professional assistance.

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Meet the Team

London Immigration Solicitor, London Property Solicitor, London Employment Solicitor

Ardeshir Matini

Partner - Solicitor
Property​ Commercial Private Client

Ardeshir set up Matini Montecristo in 2007. The firm's ethos has always been to provide the most efficient service to the client in a friendly and approachable manner.
He heads the firm's property department and, specialises in both residential and commercial property transactions, acting for individuals and companies and, landlords and tenants, alike. He has dealt with hundreds of cases and deals from basic residential conveyancing to complex residential development projects and commercial transactions including refinancing etc.
He enjoys attending scientific lectures, martial arts and, when he can, watching Arsenal play at the Emirates.

Qualified as a solicitor in 1999.

Email: amatini@montecristollp.com

London Immigration Solicitor, London Property Solicitor, London Employment Solicitor

Durand Hart

Partner - Solicitor

Durand is an experienced solicitor and advocate who has specialised in the area of immigration and nationality law since 2006, and has over 12 years experience in the area. Prior to working in this area Durand obtained an MA in Human Rights from the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. Durand holds Civil Higher Court Rights of Audience and has extensive advocacy experience at the First-tier and Upper Tribunals. Durand also acts as a professional witness in disputed nationality and statelessness cases and gave evidence in the Country Guidance case of ST (Ethnic Eritrean - nationality - return) Ethiopia CG [2011] UKUT 00252 (IAC).

Charlotte He

Trainee Solicitor

Following the completion of Master's Degree in Law, Charlotte worked in Dubai and Japan for large construction projects. Prior to joining Montecristo LLP, she worked in Magic Circle firms for a number of years in Dispute Resolution and Compliance. Since joining the firm, Charlotte supports the Property Partner and team in property transactions involving oversea investors in the UK and currently assists in a range of cases. Charlotte is a bilingual in Mandarin and English. She has been participating with the Law Society Legal Walk for the past 5 years.

Benson Lau


Benson Lau is a paralegal in the Property department. He currently specialises in dealing with off plan residential purchases throughout England for Chinese and Hong Kong investors, especially to answer clients enquires to various contracts. He has completed the Legal Practise Course at BPP University and holds a Master's Degree in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary University of London. He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

London Immigration Solicitor, London Property Solicitor, London Employment Solicitor

Hoyee Chan

Trainee Solicitor

Hoyee Chan is a Trainee Solicitor in the Property Department. Hoyee has over 4 years experience in property conveyancing and she provides tailored advice to clients purchasing properties. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Hoyee enjoys travelling and exploring different cultures around the world as well as enhancing her language skills. 

Email: hchan@montecristollp.com

William McKay

Consultant Solicitor

William (Bill) McKay is a solicitor with experience in conducting employment law and civil litigation cases. Bill qualified in 2000, after completing the Legal Practice Couse with commendation at Nottingham Law School and having completed his training contract with P.R Hanna. Solicitors in New Malden, Surrey. He then headed up an employment and civil litigation team at that firm and has conducted a variety of employment law matters. Since then he has acquired extensive experience in providing legal training and is co-author of 'Legal English', second edition (McKay, Charlton & Barsoum), published by Pearson Education (Longman). He has undertaken mediation training at Pepperdine University in California and worked for several months in a trial lawyer's office in California, USA. He has been with Montecristo since 2017.