In these unprecedented times, Axiom Stone Solicitors will, in common with other businesses, be following the Government's official advice on social distancing and social isolating.

Public health measures must have the highest priority and, as a result, some staff will be working from home. Also, our offices will be closed to visitors.

However, we wish to reassure existing and potential clients that we will continue to provide the highest levels of service.

Please be assured we have a robust business continuity plan in place that is designed to minimise the impact on our service to you.

In addition, please continue to contact us electronically or by phone in relation to the progress of your matters or on any issues of concern to you.

Until further notice, service of claim forms, application notices and all other court documents and contractual notices must be made to our head office only (we shall not accept service through any other means). Our head office address is at Axiom Stone Solicitors, Axiom House, 1 Spring Villa Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7EB. We ask that all other correspondence be sent by email to the relevant member of Axiom Stone Solicitors. In the event that service of court documents or contractual notices is attempted by post, courier, DX, or fax to any address other than that of our Head Office, we cannot provide any assurance that they will be received or processed. We are grateful for your understanding at this time.

We will update this information regularly on our website (Please see COVID-19 Updates Here) and via social media.

Finally, we urge everybody to follow the official advice on fighting the virus outbreak so enabling you to stay safe and well.

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A leading City lawyer has joined one of the capital’s fastest-growing business law firms.

Jonathan Metliss has been appointed Chairman of Axiom Stone, the growing multi-service practice, with offices in Mayfair, Edgware and Birmingham.

The practice represents London, national and international clients and has gained a strong reputation with repeat business based on trusted advice and personable client relationships.

Jonathan, one of the City’s best-known and most distinguished lawyers, has had a long and successful legal career.

He specialises in corporate finance with an emphasis on takeovers, acquisitions, financings, flotations and joint ventures, with particular expertise in the real estate, retail and leisure and technology sectors.

A founding partner of City law firm S.J. Berwin in 1982, over the years he has been involved in some of the UK’s largest corporate transactions, including:

  • British Land’s £1.17bn acquisition of The Broadgate Estate
  • British Land’s acquisition of the Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield
  • Acquisition of Adidas by Robert Louis-Dreyfus and Maurice Saatchi
  • Disposal of the interest of Joe Lewis in Christies
  • Pentland’s acquisition of Speedo Group
  • Privatisation of Pentland
  • Takeovers of Tottenham Hotspur FC in the early 1980s and 2000

Jonathan has held a number of non-executive directorships, including that of ENIC, which acquired Tottenham Hotspur, and General Medical Clinics.

In addition, he has held many consultancies including to Nexus Investment Ventures, part of Harry Hyman’s Nexus Group. He is currently a consultant to First Regional Accounting, a business combining small accountancy firms.

Jonathan is also a Governor of The Technion in Haifa, Israel’s Institute of Technology, and Chairman of Action Against Discrimination, a charity he established to combat racism in sport – in particular, football. He does much charitable work and for many years was a trustee of The Langdon Foundation assisting children with special needs.

He has been actively involved in Jewish community and Israeli-related affairs for many years. He is currently a member of the defence committee of The Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Of his appointment, he said: “I am delighted to have joined Axiom Stone as Chairman. This is a very lively, energetic and ambitious law firm with much potential. I am extremely enthusiastic about my role and the company’s future.”

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