Elaine Ioannou

I joined the OGR Stock Denton team in October 2020 as an Associate Solicitor in the Family department. Prior to this, I worked at a boutique family law firm in West London and trained at a leading London law firm where I qualified as a solicitor in March 2016.

During this time, I have acquired a variety of skills which enable me to effectively assist my clients through the legal process in an approachable and efficient manner. My ability to dissect complex information and eye for detail is matched by my flexibility when problem solving. In all cases, I strive to attain the best possible outcomes for my clients and I aim to adopt a conciliatory approach whenever possible.

I have experience in a range of family law matters including advising on divorce, financial settlement and complex children matters often with an international aspect. I am also a member of the family law group Young Resolution (Yres).

Ben Rosen

I joined OGR Stock Denton LLP in January 2021 as a Solicitor in the Private Client department.

I advise a broad range of UK and international individuals and trustees on UK tax, trust and succession planning matters.

I have experience of drafting Wills, trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney, as well as advising on related tax issues, asset protection and other lifetime planning opportunities.

I pride myself on my commitment to our clients in being not just a technical lawyer, but also a trust adviser with whom our clients can build a close relationship.

Education/background

Prior to joining OGR Stock Denton LLP, I worked as a Solicitor for a specialist Private Client firm in the City and prior to that for a Magic Circle firm.

I graduated from the University of Bristol gaining a degree in Spanish and Russian before undertaking my law conversion and passing my Legal Practice Course with distinction.

Additional languages

Spanish (fluent) and Russian (conversational)

Leisure interests

In my spare time, I enjoy running, yoga, supporting my football team (Arsenal) and reading as many books as I can.

Stephanie Hunter

I joined the Firm in September 2019 having completed my law degree in Chester. I then became a member of CILEX and took further exams to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive, I passed my final exam in March 2019 and I am now undertaking my qualifying employment. Prior to joining OGR Stock Denton I worked at a regional firm for 5 years.

I am a focused and committed Lawyer specialising in Dispute Resolution matters, including, possession proceedings, personal injury, commercial disputes, debt recovery, contentious probable matters and all general litigation matters.

I am friendly and approachable which enables me to build good relationships with clients. I strive to achieve the best outcomes of my client having their best interests at the forefront.

I believe in trying to resolve issues without resorting to protracted and costly litigation but am more than happy to help litigate if it is in the best interests of my clients.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and travelling, and spend my spare time my next trip away!

Holly Covington

I joined the OGR Stock Denton team in September 2019 as a Solicitor in the Family department. Prior to this, I worked and trained at another London-based firm where I qualified as a Solicitor in November 2018.

I have experience of a wide range of family law issues including divorce, financial settlements, children matters and domestic violence injunctions.  I am committed to providing clients with objective and professional advice at every stage which helps to resolve disputes in a cost effective manner and importantly, reduces conflict during what is often a very stressful experience.

I am also a Resolution trained collaborative family practitioner. Collaborative family law is an non-confrontational way of resolving issues without the involvement of the court. Both of you instruct collaborative solicitors who work with you both to take a more flexible, nuanced and family focused approach to negotiations by coming together face-to-face to work things through.

I am also a member of Young Resolution (YRes) which is promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children.

Education/background

BPP University, London- Legal Practice Course- Distinction
Durham University- LLB (Hons) Law

Memberships

Member of Young Resolution (YRes)

Additional Languages

Spanish

Nicola Levy

I joined OGR Stock Denton LLP in February 2019 as a Solicitor in the Private Client department.

I specialise in matters including Court of Protection applications, Probate and Inheritance Tax.

Prior to joining OGR Stock Denton LLP, I worked as a Solicitor at a Manchester-based firm.

I graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB degree in Law before passing my Legal Practice Course with distinction at BPP Law School in Manchester.

Education/background

BPP, Law School, Manchester – Legal Practice Course – Distinction

University of Birmingham – LL.B Law

Leisure interests

I enjoy keeping fit, travelling and reading. As a new London resident, an enjoying exploring and discovering all the cultural hotspots and hidden gems our capital has to offer. I also enjoy volunteering for charitable events.

Ben Menahem

I have been working in Property Law since 2012, advising a wide range of individuals and businesses.

I believe that it is key to understand the client’s needs, goals and objectives at the very start of the process. This enables the law firm to provide a more complete service.  Clients also deserve a quick and responsive approach.

My areas of expertise include

  • Residential purchases, sales and refinancing
  • Commercial leases/ Landlord & Tenant
  • Advising on matters relating to industrial units
  • Advising the landlord and tenants of new offices
  • Providing legal advice to management companies, property companies and investment companies.
Education/Background

I have an International Politics Degree from the University of Leeds and Pennsylvania State University USA. I also have an LLB. I trained and qualified at a City practice before joining the growing Property team at OGR Stock Denton in 2012.

Client Testimonials

“[You are] a first class solicitor with a keen eye and a care that surpasses anything we could have expected.”

Recent notable cases
  • Acquisition of a dental practice.
  • Purchase of high value residential properties in central London worth over £2million.
  • Working with Corporate Commercial on a sale and lease back structure involving intricate shareholder resolutions, contract and lease.
  • Grant of lease in a mixed use building with residential flats above.
Memberships

BNI and Jewish Care Law committee

Additional Languages

Hebrew

Leisure interests

Outside of work I enjoy playing the piano, badminton and football tournaments. I have previously taken part in the London Legal Walk

 

Lena Schindehutte

I joined OGR Stock Denton in 2017 as a Paralegal in the Company Commercial and Litigation department, having previously gained experience at a large law firm in South Wales.

Since joining OGR Stock Denton, I have gained a wide variety of experience in matters across Company and Commercial and Litigation.

My Company Commercial experience includes preparing ancillary documents for transactions, working directly with clients, undertaking due diligence in mergers & acquisitions and drafting terms and conditions for SME businesses.

Additionally, I have experience of amending policies in order to ensure they are compliant with GDPR.

My litigation experience includes personal injury matters, attending court to represent clients at infant approval hearings and presenting proposed compensation figures to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Away from the office I enjoy travelling and watching sports, with a particular interest in Olympic Sports.

I am an avid gym-goer and like to take part in outdoor sports.

Education/Background

LLB Law with Business, Swansea University (2009–2012)

Legal Practice Course, Cardiff University (2012–2014), part-time whilst working to fund LPC

Experience

Company commercial experience: 

  • Preparing ancillary documents for transactions
  • Liaising with clients in the absence of senior partners
  • Working with senior partners on mergers and acquisitions
  • Dealing with due diligence process in mergers & acquisitions which required me to take instructions from client and liaise with other side to review all correspondence before drafting responses
  • Assisted partners with preparing settlement agreements/creating settlement template for company restructuring
  • Drafting terms & conditions of business for several small to medium sized businesses
  • Amending policy policies complaint with GDPR

Litigation experience: 

  • Personal injury – working with partners in personal injury cases including liaising with 3rd parties, carrying out quantum reviews
  • Attending court to represent clients at infant approval hearings
  • Presenting the proposed compensation figure/sums ensuring best possible outcomes for our clients
Professional groups

YPG

Languages

German

Leisure interests
  • Enjoy travelling
  • Watching sports especially keen on watching Olympic sports. Also active gym goer and like to get involved in outdoor sporting.

Tom Sneddon

I joined OGR Stock Denton in October 2016. I have since expanded my expertise by acting for clients on many different transactions across the residential and commercial property sectors. These have included:

  • sales, purchases and refinancing of residential property;
  • development site acquisition and finance projects;
  • leases to retail, office, leisure and restaurant tenants; and
  • securing and registering financial interests in commercial property portfolios on behalf of lending institutions.

My approach towards every transaction (from first instruction until after completion) involves:

  • identifying and monitoring my client’s personal and commercial objectives; and
  • staying in frequent contact with my client, promptly reporting and advising upon my findings as they arise.

This approach enables an open and transparent relationship. You can not only get your deal done quickly (if you wish) but you will also be advised on the legal risks and issues at an early stage and how they affect your specific circumstances; enabling you to make informed decisions. This is particularly important when dealing with tight timescales.

I would be pleased to hear from you so we can discuss progressing and fulfilling your objectives in the property market.

Education/Background

I studied at the University of Westminster before completing the LPC at the College of Law. I then worked in a variety of junior property law positions in London before training and qualifying at Kidd Rapinet LLP’s London office.

Following admission to the roll on April 1st 2015, I worked as a property solicitor in the Thames Valley for over a year before joining OGR Stock Denton in late 2016.

Client testimonials

"Tom, you have been truly awesome.  So kind, so detailed, so patient & calm, so advice-oriented,  such awesome client service..... exactly what I look for in a consigliere!

We are so grateful for your help and should we need any consiglieri in the future: YOU ARE IT!!!

Robert, the seamless transition from Tom to you has been just that...it is refreshing and wonderful.

Great job, and you deserve all the compliments you can get."

Recent notable cases

Edwards & Walkden (Norfolk) Ltd & ORS v Mayor & Commonalty and Citizens of City of London [2012] – EWHC 2527 (Ch) – I Helped to act for the defendant tenants’ association at Smithfield Meat Market in connection with their contentious lease renewals and whether new rents should be inclusive of service charges. This case followed the ruling in O’May v City of London Real Property Co Ltd [1982].

Memberships

The Law Society

Leisure interests

Outside of the office I enjoy sunrise gym sessions, a round of golf and speaking Italian.