Meet our team

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.

  • Ardeshir Matini

    Senior Partner - Solicitor

    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.

  • Michelle Bird

    Family & Childcare Specialist Partner

    Michelle is our Family & Childcare Partner. She has specialised in family and childcare since early 2000 and has considerable amount of experience in dealing with issues that arise following the breakdown of a relationship.

  • Durand Hart

    Partner – Solicitor Advocate

    Durand is a Solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) and is a Partner at Montecristo LLP heading the Immigration Department.

  • Sean Cartland

    Team Leader

    Following completion of the LPC at City Law School in 2012, Sean initially developed a strong focus and interest in shared ownership developments.

  • Dagmara Wolak

    Client Relations Manager & Legal Executive

    Dagmara joined the firm in August 2020 during an unprecedented challenging period and, hit the ground running like the consummate professional that she is.

  • Victoria Matini

    Practice Manager & Russia Desk

    Victoria is the firm’s Practice Manager & Russia Desk. She joined Montecristo LLP in 2021 and has brought with her, her wealth of experience in management.

  • Matthew Bosworth


    Matthew began his career in law following an academic background in economics and journalism at well-regarded academic institutions.

  • Natalia Burns

    Charted Legal Executive

    Nataliya is a Chartered Legal Executive and Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.

  • Rebekah Head

    Solicitor and Advocate

    Rebekah is an established specialist with significant expertise and knowledge in all areas of immigration and asylum law, having practised in the field for 18 years.

  • Samina Hussain


    Samina joined the Immigration Law Team at Montecristo LLP in 2019. Samina is a Solicitor, registered under the SRA and has been practising immigration law for over 13 years.

  • Evelyn Ofori-Koree Esq.

    Solicitor Advocate

    Evelyn is an award-winning Solicitor-Advocate and licensed Attorney of the State of New York. She bilingual in English and Twi.

  • Nigar Mili


    Nigar Mili qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales in 2010. Preceding this, she was a qualified lawyer in Bangladesh. She has worked in different areas of law including family, landlord and tenant, and property.

  • Simon Monks

    Legal Cashier

    Simon is the firm’s legal book-keeper and has a wealth of experience, having worked with several diverse legal entities.

  • Ellen D’souza

    Trainee Solicitor

    Ellen is a Trainee Solicitor in the Property department. She currently specialises in dealing with off-plan residential purchases throughout England.

  • Shairah Panjwani

    Trainee Solicitor

    Shairah graduated from Middlesex University before completing the LPC at University of Law, Moorgate. She works in the Property department with a focus on new build purchases.

  • Oliwia Marcinkowska

    Trainee Solicitor

    Oliwia moved to the United Kingdom in 2013 and worked in long established Surrey based law firms gaining excellent training in property, commercial and private client departments.

  • Ijeoma Odiana


    Ijeoma has over 9 years’ experience working as a commercial and residential conveyancing paralegal dealing with a range of pre-owned and newbuild matters from first instruction to completion.

  • Manjolla Pllana


    Manjolla graduated from Northampton University as a Paralegal, whilst having studied in London.