SMB continues to grow following promotion of seven staff

3rd April 2019

SMB is pleased to announce that Tessa Bray, James Greenslade and Jeffrey Smele will join the partnership from 1st April 2019.

Additionally, Lisa Gowers, Rhiannon Guibert, Elena Pantelli and Henrietta Ronson have been promoted to the position of senior associate, also taking effect on April 1.

Commenting on these promotions, Razi Mireskandari, Managing Partner, said:

“We are delighted to promote talent within the business and to see our people flourish.  To watch our lawyers grow and to see the commitment of our people throughout the firm is a genuine joy and the best indicator of success going forward.”


Tessa Bray is a member of the family law team who specialises in high-value financial settlements, often including multiple jurisdictions and complex trust and pensions issues.

James Greenslade specialises in film and media financing and fundraising and has represented major players in the media and film industry throughout his career.

Jeffrey Smele advises clients on defamation, privacy and reputation management issues including the removal of defamatory or harassing content from the Internet.

Senior Associates

Lisa Gowers specialises in the resolution of complex commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Rhiannon Guibert advises on all areas of private family law including divorce and civil partnership dissolution, financial disputes and children issues.

Elena Pantelli specialises in commercial property work and has experience in acquiring and disposing of investment property, lease negotiations on behalf of landlords and tenants and asset management work.

Henrietta Ronson deals with a varied portfolio of cases across the full range of criminal law, including fraud, corruption, crime and disciplinary matters.