“Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy”, Alexandre Dumas
George Orwell wrote in 1984 that “the best books…are those that tell you what you already know”. I think there’s a great deal of truth in that and, when I read my favourite book of all time, Alexandre Dumas’ masterpiece about the sweet and bitter tones of life, love and humanity, The Count of Monte Cristo, it was the impetus for the establishment of this firm.
Within the beautiful treasure trove of quotes in his guide to life, there was one that stood out to me as a lawyer; Dumas wrote: “Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy”. So what are we without understanding and philosophy?
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.