Meet our dedicated Aristone Team


At Aristone Solicitors, we firmly believe that collaboration is the cornerstone of driving transformative change, and we understand that transformation equals success. We recognise that by working together, pooling our diverse talents and expertise, and fostering open dialogue, we can create innovative legal solutions that make a real difference in the lives of our clients and the legal profession as a whole. Our commitment to collaboration fuels our mission to inspire positive change and achieve lasting success.

Meet our Legal Experts

Aristone Solicitors proudly collaborates with industry leaders to craft innovative solutions that drive growth and success. Allow us to introduce you to the dedicated individuals who make up the Aristone team.

Mariyam Ferreira

Director and Solicitor, Head of Immigration

Mariyam is one of the founders of Aristone Solicitors. She began the firm with the aspiration to bring forward-thinking, technology-enabled approach to a legal practice.

While she focuses the majority of her time managing the practice, Mariyam also specialises in immigration law. In this capacity, she helps businesses and start-ups build their local employee base with foreign talent and individuals to secure immigration status in the UK.

Outside of work, Mariyam enjoys fitness, nutrition, and listening to jazz

Admitted as Solicitor: 21/09/20

Kuljit Lally

Director and Solicitor, Head of Child and Family

Boasting 20+ years in family and child law, asset division, and financial disputes, Kuljit Lally, a Birmingham City University alum, leads a team dedicated to a “people-first” approach, she guarantees client satisfaction and excellence in legal services.

She enjoys biking, swimming, savouring culinary shows

Admitted as Solicitor: 15/12/2004

Patrick Smith

Director and Solicitor, Head of Litigation

With over 40 years of global legal expertise, Patrick Smith excels as a seasoned litigation attorney. Specialising in Civil and Commercial litigation, Contentious Probate, and dispute resolution, he holds a BA LLB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Proven track record in Litigation, Insurance Law, Contract matters, TOLATA, Property Disputes, and Inheritance laws.

Passionate scuba diver, daring skydiver, avid reader. 

Admitted as Solicitor: 02/09/2002

David Hughes

Commercial Law Consultant Solicitor

David is a highly experienced solicitor, having qualified in 2004. As the go-to consultant for company matters, he specialises in shareholder agreements, company sales, consultancy agreements, and directors’ disputes. David is particularly adept at guiding business owners through a sales processes, from negotiating heads of terms to closing deals. His expertise covers shareholder agreements, share transactions, business transfers, share reorganisations, franchising, and advising directors and shareholders. With his extensive experience and dedication, David is a trusted advisor for businesses of all sizes, ensuring their legal needs are expertly managed.

Outside of work, David plays golf and has two daughters.

Admitted as Solicitor: 02/08/04

Emma Brown

Wills and Probate Solicitor, Private Client Department

Emma Brown, a private client solicitor and specialist in Probate, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and Estate Planning for 6+ years. Renowned for her efficiency and astute advice. A 2017 alumni of the University of Law, recognised as one of the UK’s top law schools. She prides herself on her exceptional understanding of the law, swift ability to grasp individual situations and provide tailored guidance. Interactions with her are pleasant and communication easy. She is highly approachable with the ability to effectively handle difficult situations, ensuring authoritative representation at all times.

A loving mother to her two young daughters.

Admitted as Solicitor: 15/04/2021

Ian Barton

Wills and Probate Consultant Solicitor, Private Client Department

With 30+ years as a Solicitor, Ian Barton excels in global trust and estate law. Handling private client work, including Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and Tax Planning.  Ian Barton, previously head of private client legal services at a trust corporation in the City of London, has extensive experience in the offshore trust industry, having worked for several years in Jersey and in the Caribbean. He is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales and as an Attorney at Law in New York.

He has a passion for travel, a keen interest in history, and is an enthusiastic reader. As a member and director of a prominent London social club, he plays an active role in organising and participating in its events.

Admitted as Solicitor: 01/06/1993

Siobhan Cribbin

Wills and Probate Consultant Solicitor, Private Client Department

With over a decade of experience, Siobhan specialises in Wills, Trusts, Probate, and the Court of Protection. Known for her efficiency, friendliness, and organisational skills, she is a trusted advisor who ensures clients’ affairs are managed with the utmost care. An alumna of Sheffield Hallam University and the College of Law, Siobhan combines deep expertise with a personal touch.

Outside of work, Siobhan enjoys walking her dog, traveling in her campervan, and spending time with her family.

Admitted as Solicitor: 01/08/2014

Steven Lobley

Locum, Child and Family Solicitor

Steven Lobley, a seasoned solicitor with 38 years of post-qualification experience, specialises in family law. His extensive expertise covers private family cases, including divorce, financial disputes, and children’s matters, where he conducts his own advocacy. A member of Resolution since 1997, Steven is known for his dedication and comprehensive legal knowledge.  Steven is ready to bring his wealth of experience to your legal needs, ensuring a thorough and empathetic approach to each case.

Outside of work, Steven enjoys hillwalking and attending various live performances of music, theatre, and stand-up comedy.

Admitted as Solicitor: 15/01/1986

Toqeer Shah

Immigration Consultant Solicitor

Admitted as Solicitor: 03/07/2017

Taslima Begum

Paralegal, Child and Family Department

Taslima is a dedicated and ambitious paralegal in the Child and Family department at Aristone. A recent law graduate from Queen Mary University of London, Taslima brings a wealth of knowledge and a strong academic background to her role. With prior experience as a Domestic Abuse Legal Advisor and Case Worker, she has honed her skills in handling sensitive legal matters and providing compassionate support to clients. Taslima is known for her excellent communication, organisational skills, and her ability to work efficiently under pressure. She is committed to leveraging her legal expertise to make a positive impact in the lives of her clients.

Outside of work, Taslima loves painting, reading, and relaxing at the spa.

Jenny Goncalves

Paralegal, Litigation Department

Jenny is a talented litigation paralegal at Aristone, starting at Aristone in September 2023. She holds a First Class Honours LLB from Coventry University, where she also spent a year abroad at the world-renowned Charles University in Prague. Jenny has gained extensive experience through various internships and roles at notable firms, including the Central England Law Centre and Allen & Overy. She is known for her excellent legal drafting, commercial awareness, and client advisory skills.

Outside of work, Jenny enjoys roller-skating, traveling, and going to concerts

James Walton

Paralegal, Litigation Department

James is a skilled litigation paralegal at Aristone, starting in September 2023. A First Class Honours graduate from the University of York, James has a solid foundation in law, complemented by various vacation schemes at reputable firms. His experience spans multiple legal fields, including property, probate, civil and commercial litigation. James is known for his strong written communication, problem-solving skills, and dedication to client service.

Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, playing piano, and participating in sports.

Jami-Lou Abrahams

Client Relations

Laila Lamarti

Paralegal, Private Client Department

Laila is a dedicated Wills and Probate Paralegal at Aristone, starting in January 2024. She holds an LLB from the University of Essex and an LPC with an LLM from the University of Law. Laila has a strong background in legal practice, having gained experience through various internships and roles, including her work at the Essex Law Clinic and University of Law’s Pro Bono program. Known for her excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to thrive in high-pressure environments, Laila is committed to providing exceptional legal support.

Outside of work, she enjoys fashion, travelling and practicing mindfulness through skincare routines.

Maria Hadid

Accountant, Practice Manager

A seasoned accountant with over a decade of experience in the legal sector. Renowned for exceptional account management and ensuring client accounts are meticulously managed in compliance with SRA and firm regulations. An alum of the London School of Business & Finance.

Globe-trotter, culinary enthusiast, mother of three.

Florrie Billington

Secretary to Siobhan Cribbin, Private Client Department

A word from our founders

The invaluable heart and soul of Aristone are our people. With diverse experiences and specialised knowledge, they embody the very best of our firm’s core values, dedication and exceptional expertise. 

Their passion and commitment drive us to deliver outstanding services, foster lasting relationships, and make a positive impact in the lives of our clients and communities.


Read what our Clients Have to Say

At Aristone, we understand the priorities of our clients – – getting the job done, providing a stress-free experience, and managing costs effectively. Their testimonials and feedback are a testament to our commitment to excellence and our dedication to meeting these our clients’ needs. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Aristone focuses on private client areas such as child and family matters, wills and probate, personal immigration, and more. Additionally, we handle commercial areas like litigation, conveyancing, and business immigration.

Here’s a highly significant review that illustrates the experience clients can anticipate from us, showcasing a journey of success and our client’s story.

When I first met Kuljit and her team, I felt that the world had collapsed under my feet and that there was nothing left for me, it was a very traumatic and stressful time, it took me to a very dark place, a place I contemplated staying in permanently. But during that time, something wonderful happened, something I thought was lost too me, something I thought I would never experience again.

Thankfully, after a lot of pain, Kuljit and Genevieve brought me through and back out into the light, and I thank you for that.

Aristone Solicitors’ mission is to foster growth, simplify complexities, and create positive change in legal matters while prioritising integrity and empowering all clients to succeed.

Aristone Solicitors ensures service quality through a comprehensive approach. Our team consists of skilled professionals with extensive legal expertise and experience. We undergo ongoing training to remain current with evolving laws and regulations. Our approach is tailored to each client, and we conduct rigorous internal and external reviews. We ensure clear and timely communication with clients and integrate their feedback to enhance satisfaction. Adhering to strong ethical standards, we conduct regular internal audits to assess and enhance service delivery. Our success is gauged by the achieved outcomes, leading to outcome evaluations.

These steps collectively uphold the quality of services we deliver at Aristone Solicitors.