At Kidd Aitken, our team of experts bring years of experience advising law firms on all aspects of submissions to leading directories and awards providers, including Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and more.

Our size (over 25 staff and growing) and breadth of expertise enable us to work across large international law firms and cover multiple practices. With a wealth of experience that includes former editors and researchers from all major directories. In fact, our founder Jacob Aitken was the editor of the first three editions of Chambers Latin America and co-founder Daniel Kidd was the founding editor of Chambers Asia Pacific. Our team also houses the former editor of Chambers UK, and deputy editors and researchers of Chambers USA, Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

We’re currently celebrating Kidd Aitken’s fifth anniversary. Founders Jacob and Daniel have been assisting clients with their submissions and improving their rankings for well over a decade.

Awards for Kidd Aitken

Our experience, testimonials and track record highlight our success and achievements. But we also take pride in the number and scope of awards and accreditations we’ve received to date. Including being ranked top of the list for legal consultants and strategists by Law Dragon 2019, 2020 and 2021. Here’s just a brief selection.

Directors

DANIEL

Daniel Kidd

DIRECTOR

Daniel has 12 years’ experience in the legal sector. He spent four years at Chambers & Partners in London, and was the Editor of the first three editions of Chambers Asia Pacific, launching the first edition in Singapore in 2008.

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JACOB-AITKEN

Jacob Aitken

DIRECTOR

Jacob Aitken is a Director of Kidd Aitken Legal Marketing. Jacob has 16 years’ experience in the legal sector. He was the Editor of the first three editions of Chambers Latin America, launching the first edition in Buenos Aires in 2008.

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TONY-WILLIAMS

Tony Williams

Advisor to the Board

Tony Williams has more than 35 years’ experience in the legal profession. He was Managing Partner of the world’s largest law firm, Clifford Chance, where he spent almost 20 years.

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Senior Consultants - Legal Directories

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Giseli Farias

Head of Europe and Latin America

Giseli is a Senior Consultant. She has a degree in Education from the University of Rio de Janeiro and a professional diploma in Project Management from the Brighton School of Business and Management.

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Richard Winter

Senior Consultant

Richard is a Senior Consultant. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the legal sector, both on the directory and the law firm-side. He spent more than five years working across various Chambers & Partners directories.

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Alex Cowlishaw

Senior Consultant

Alex is a Senior Consultant and has four years of legal sector experience, working for the Chambers and Partners Europe team as a senior researcher and writer. In this role he predominantly conducted in-depth research and analysis.

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Ian O'Neill

Senior Consultant

Ian is a Senior Consultant. He studied European Law with German at Nottingham Trent and completed the Legal Practice Course at Inns of Court, School of Law (now City Law School). He has 12 years’ experience in the legal sector.

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Christopher Lahr

Senior Consultant

Chris is a Senior Consultant. He has four years of experience in the legal sector, having worked as a Senior Researcher and Assistant Editor on the Chambers and Partners Latin America guide. Chris has vast experience in researching legal markets across Latin America, including Uruguay, Argentina & Brazil. Chris has a BA in Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures & Linguistics from Kings College, London.

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DAVID-GREAVES

David Greaves

Senior Consultant

David is a Senior Consultant and has many years of experience working with the legal sector. He spent several years with Chambers and Partners handling research for several guides, including the UK, US, Europe, and Global guides.

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Consultants - Legal Directories

MATTHEW-EYRE

Matthew Eyre

Consultant

Matthew Eyre combines a very strong understanding of the law and the legal industry with superb writing, editing and proofreading skills.

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Eva Oddo

Consultant

Eva has worked as a writer and researcher for Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, researching European, Latin American and US legal markets.

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James Wright

Consultant

James is a Consultant. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Newcastle University. James worked at Chambers and Partners for three years, on the Chambers Insight team. Whilst at Chambers, he wrote market insight reports for leading law firms.

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Angelica Pedroso

Consultant

Angelica has vast experience in the business and legal marketing environment and has worked for law firms in London and São Paulo, developing corporate communication, marketing and branding projects.

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Natasa Constantin

Consultant

Natasa is a Consultant at Kidd Aitken. She has completed a Law degree at the University of Warwick and has interned at city law firms in Romania.

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Rob Wainwright

Consultant

Rob has 22 years of experience in writing and editing related to the legal sector. He worked at Chambers and Partners in its London office, initially as a researcher/writer, and subsequently as deputy editor of ‘Chambers UK’ from 2008 until 2010.

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Mudasser Ahmedi

Consultant

Mudasser spent 5 years working for The Legal 500, researching and writing for the in-house legal market in jurisdictions around the world. He has also previously worked for an international law firm and a major domestic bank, accumulating a diverse set of skills in the process.

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Veronica Valles

Consultant

Verónica is a qualified lawyer in Mexico, where she graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana.

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Chloe Weller

Consultant

Chloe holds a BA in French and Classical Studies from Royal Holloway University. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Law degree from BPP London.

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Graham McDermott

Consultant

Graham worked as a proof-reader and research analyst at Chambers and Partners for six years. As a member of the Insight team, he helped to write and edit reports for law firms explaining the reasoning behind ranking decisions and suggesting ways in which firms might improve their rankings.

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Jemma Mestanza

Consultant

Jemma is a qualified and admitted Solicitor and Barrister in both Australia (NSW) and in New Zealand. She has had extensive experience practicing as a Solicitor in Property Law, Estates and Family Law for Australian law firms over the last six years.

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Peter Grey

Consultant

Peter worked at Chambers and Partners for two years , writing bespoke market reports for law firms around the world.

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Cintia Isobata

Consultant

Cintia has over 10 years of experience in the legal sector, having worked in the intellectual property area for both law firms and as in-house counsel at multinational companies. She has also worked as a legal translator.

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David Mestres

Consultant

David previously worked in the energy and investment banking sector, accumulating a diverse set of skills in the process and holds an LLM in law governing the disposal of offshore oil installations and has extensive experience working in a number of international jurisdictions.

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Sam Burrows

Consultant

Sam has a undergraduate degree in Journalism and a commendation in the Graduate Law Degree from City University of London.

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Johnny Murta

Consultant

Johnny has vast experience across the legal sector, and legal directories and is proficient in writing and editing, high quality submissions.

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Legal Directory Specialists

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Monica Graulund

Legal Directory Specialist

Monica has vast experience in the legal sector, having worked in the Intellectual Property space for a business development consulting company. Prior to this, Monica worked in marketing, sales, and business development in a variety of sectors including financial services and pharmaceutical sales.

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Neha Sunil

Legal Directory Specialist

Neha is a Legal Directory Specialist. She is currently studying law at the University of the West of England. Neha has experience in a variety of legal pro-bono roles and has assisted lawyers with research, interviewing clients, and drafting letters of advice.

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Owiny Winnfred Anyango

Legal Directory Specialist

Owiny is a qualified Kenyan solicitor with experience in Trademark Prosecution and advocacy. Her skills include editing, writing, and proofreading, having worked as a consultant writer in Kenya.

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Josephine Mullen

Legal Directory Specialist

Josephine has worked in marketing and consultation with the Environmental Protection Authority in Australia and has worked alongside legal teams at a local and state level.

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Joanne D'Silva

Legal Directory Specialist

Joanne holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Law (B.A., LL. B) from India and an LL. M in International Business Law from Middlesex University Dubai.

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Julia Horvath

Legal Directory Specialist

Julia worked as a scientific legal researcher and a legal marketeer before joining Kidd Aitken. She has an LLB from the University of the Itajaí Valley and a post-graduate degree in Human Rights Law.

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Alaina Khan

Legal Directory Specialist

Alaina is a law graduate from SOAS, University of London. She has varied experience working with corporate law firms as well as human rights NGOs in Pakistan.

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Managers

CAROLINE-TRIGGLE

Caroline Triggle

Office Manager

Caroline is Kidd Aitken’s Office Manager. She has over 25 years’ experience within the Property Management and Operational Management sector.

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Chloë Thomson

Managing Consultant

Chloë holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Glasgow and is a licensed attorney in New York State. Chloë has six years of legal experience in both the UK and US markets working for a variety of law firms.

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Matthew Cripsey

Managing Consultant

Matthew is a Managing Consultant. He holds a first-class BA in French Studies, an MA in Translation and is currently studying in his spare time for an MSc in Environment & Sustainability.

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Alexandra Quilici

Managing Consultant

Alexandra has twenty years of experience in the legal sector, which includes fifteen years of working in multinational law firms in marketing, legal directory and award submission roles, and five years working as a senior researcher/editor at Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

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KATE-LEDIGO

Kate Ledigo

Interim Managing Consultant

Kate is a Interim Managing Consultant. She holds a first class degree in Politics from the University of Sussex and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Waterloo.

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Annie Underwood

Legal Directories Administrator

Annie has gained a wealth of experience across real estate and legal administration.

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Hatty Thorowgood

Proof Reader

Hatty has worked as an editor and writer in a variety of fields, ranging from art history to law and as a Senior Editor at the legal publishing arm of Thomson Reuters, Sweet & Maxwell.

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Coordinators

ANGELA-ARMITAGE

Angela Armitage

Head of Coordination

Angela started her career in a variety of finance roles, most recently in Business Development for AXA Wealth Financial Institutions division, working with Financial Advisers of major banks, such as, HSBC, Coutts, and Lloyds.

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Nikita Bout King

Coordinator

Nikita is a Coordinator at Kidd Aitken. Nikita has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Asian Institute of Management and a Business Analytics Certification from Northwestern University Chicago.

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Raisah Ali

Coordinator

Raisah Ali is a Coordinator at Kidd Aitken. She assists leading law firms across the world with all aspects of the legal directory research process. Raisah has a robust background in marketing and considerable experience with FMCG brands such as Pringles, Dove, and Persil throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Victoria Soria Morales

Coordinator

Victoria holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Monterrey with a major in International Trade. Her work experience includes working for the General Consulate of Spain in Monterrey for six months.

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Kate Noble

Coordinator

Kate holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Exeter. She has experience in a variety of sectors including financial services and medical administration. She is also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language.

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Paulette Nzolani

Coordinator

Paulette holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Birmingham.

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Consultants

GARY-MAINING

Gary Manning

Consultant

Gary Manning is a marketing, communications and business development consultant. He has over 30 years’ experience in a number of senior roles in the professional services sector.

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Eugenia Navarro

Consultant

Eugenia Navarro is a marketing, communications and business development specialist. Eugenia has a Master’s in Strategic Marketing from ESADE (Spain’s leading business school, and one of the leading such institutions worldwide).

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