About Rubric Law
Be confident with our fresh and holistic legal expertise and business experience at Rubric.
Come for our corporate and commercial work. Stay for the enhanced real estate, employment and personal legal services. In a world of standardisation, Rubric speaks volumes with a reasonable and professional legal voice.
- Our advice is sound and effective – easily accessible with a total package that rivals larger firms.
- We do what we say – our guaranteed communication charter means you know what to expect from us and when.
- We celebrate the individual – encouraging dynamic relationships between our team and you.
- We relish a fresh challenge – every new journey is approached by drawing on our experience and skills.
At Rubric, we use leading legal software to deliver our services and keep us on track. We have a secure and easy to use client-friendly portal to encourage clear communication – between everyone.
If you’d rather use phone calls, apps, virtual meetings, emails or postal updates, that’s no problem. Whatever works for you, works for us.
Meet the team
HEAD OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Lisa joined Rubric in 2015 to support the office, part-time. Following numerous attempts to convince her to move full time, she did in 2020. Now office manager and legal cashier, she handles all things financial, HR and admin and is chief biscuit provider.
She loves walking and getting out at the weekend to see as much of the countryside as possible. Her goal in life is to be happy, find the positive in everything and retire to the North Devon coast, maybe climbing a few mountains along the way.
Commercial Property Solicitor
Hayley is our homegrown property lawyer, and she’s a little bit infatuated by the attention to detail and problem solving essential in property law. Property law, she says, is amazing because of the variety of people and businesses she can work with as well as the variety of each matter – no one property is the same.
She plays netball in a competitive league in Bristol and enjoys cricket, eating food and watching football when Liverpool are winning. She grew up in Cornwall and would love to move back to be closer to family and the beach – and the ‘proper’ Cornish pasties you can’t get anywhere else in England.
Chief Commercial Officer
Tim has lived the life cycle of owner-managed SME businesses for over 18 years. Having always taken pride in providing a personal approach that places the emphasis on developing invested relationships, he has helped shape and deliver scores of businesses.
The fit with Rubric’s values was strong, and Tim now spends his days banging the drum about how legal service relationships can be so much more than transactions.
Away from work, Tim has a young family that he spends a lot of time convincing to move to a remote part of Cornwall, so far unsuccessfully. So, Bristol is home (and a good one really!)
Corporate Commercial Associate Solicitor
Corporate solicitor Emma handles business sales and purchases, company de-mergers, shareholder and partnership agreements and franchising arrangements. She joined Rubric in October 2018, bringing with her a unique insight into the intricate nature of running a franchise, having worked in the head office of a franchise.
Emma loves living in Bristol, and she’s our go-to for a restaurant recommendation. Emma is all about a new exercise regime and is currently enjoying yoga and running. She has her eye on getting a cocker spaniel (in the not-too-distant future), so running could become muddy dog walks in the county.
James knew that a traditional law firm was not going to work for him. As a sociable, entrepreneurial person, James established Rubric to deliver approachable, engaging and unstuffy legal services: the way clients want.
His vision is a truly different legal advice service: one that hasn’t always got an eye on the clock and delivers more than just a document and a bill. A big biscuit fan, James enjoys nothing more than long walks on sunny days, playing guitar and watching his son play rugby and football.
A solicitor with a particular passion for employment law, Ffion loves to help people and is always up for a challenge. She wants to make every day dynamic and interesting and builds in new experiences and adventures wherever she can.
She’s very active – think lacrosse, hockey, tennis, swimming, martial arts and weights training – and tells people she does sports because she’s competitive (which is true), but secretly we all know the reason is so she can eat all the cake. She’s a glass-half-full person who focuses on the positives.
Corporate Commercial Solicitor
Corporate and commercial lawyer Shabnam leads on asset and share sales, as well as advising on shareholders’ agreements and contracts. Boosting start-up businesses and helping them realise their goals and dreams is a big thing for her, and she’s keen to do as much of it as she can.
Away from the office, Shabnam steps into new challenges and experiences. As a Londoner new to Bristol, she’s learning to paddleboard and discovering the best of the West. And leave any furniture around at your own risk: she’ll paint or upcycle it in a heartbeat.
Liz is usually the first person you speak to at Rubric. She shares her can-do attitude and exceptional levels of support with our clients and the staff. And she also has some cracking stories.
Since the 1980s, Liz has participated in and photographed some incredible motorsport. She has been a co-driver on the international 4×4 Winch challenge through the jungles of Malaysia ten times, she went on an overland expedition through Africa and adventured from London to Kuala Lumpur. Alongside her current passion of MG classic car navigational tours, Liz enjoys Asian cooking, gardening (by necessity) and swimming.
Stepping beyond his former paralegal role, Nick began his training contract in March 2021 and is currently in the property department, working across a number of transactional matters and assisting with corporate M&A matters. Nick brings knowledge of residential conveyancing, private client and financial litigation.
In his spare time, Nick plays football and almost manages to play tennis, squash and golf – every day is a learner. Aside from sport, Nick is passionate about embracing new technology and leveraging it to provide a unique legal experience.
Head of Private CLient
Head of private client business, Jen puts wills, lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) and trusts in place, as well as administering estates. She’s deeply compassionate and empathetic and genuinely cares for her clients.
Most of Jen’s clients have had “make a will” or “put LPAs in place” on their to-do list for a long time, so she guides them through the process, using easy-to-understand documents in plain english, as gently as possible. She has a good selection of biscuits, which also helps.
Jen has dreams of owning alpacas. Although she lives in the city, her alpaca dreams drive her passion for the countryside, and she hopes to have a garden with some grass at some point in the future!