Meet the Team



 

Keith Flower Partner


After serving his articles with a West End of London firm of solicitors, Keith went into commerce and was in-house solicitor for H J Heinz, before entering the world of property development.

After spells of service as company solicitor with a small development company specialising in leisure, and later with John Laing Property Company, he set up his own private practice capitalising on the skills gleaned in both his earlier private practice and recent commercial experience.

Over 30 years in Pinner Green, a satellite of Pinner Village has seen the firm of Keith Flower & Co become one of the most experienced and respected firms in the area giving advice on a wide range of subjects beyond those normally expected from a High Street firm.


 
Mary Derry

Mary Derry Partner


Mary grew up in the City of Galway in her home country of Ireland.  After marrying and whilst raising her family in England, she worked in general commerce and with Rolls Royce Motor Cars before embarking on her career in law.

Whilst still bringing up young children she attained a distinction in Family Law and an honours degree in law, and passed her Law Society qualifying examination.  A training contract and later employment with a local suburban law firm later brought her to join the practice of Keith Flower & Co.

She joined Keith as a partner in 2004 and enjoys advising on her special interest of Children’s Act and family matters, whilst also having good experience in wider aspects of law.


 
Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman Partner



Paul moved to Pinner in 1980.  He joined British American Tobacco as a Management Trainee leaving as Commercial Manager moving into litigation with Courage, AIB Bank and Bosch before embarking on a full time honours degree in law.

Whilst working part-time he obtained a distinction in the Law Society qualifying examination at the College of Law finishing in the top 10%.  On completing the Law Society qualifying examination he joined the film industry to set up a project team for Disney leading to similar projects for Warner Brothers and Paramount Studios.

Returning to litigation, with Rentokil and then moving to IBB Solicitors before joining Keith Flower & Co in 2008. He is currently a member of the Law Society Private Client Section specialising in Probate and Wills.

Paul joined Keith and Mary as a partner in 2011 and enjoys advising on his special interest of Probate and Wills, whilst also having experience in wider aspects of law.

   
Saleem Chakera

Saleem Chakera Partner



Saleem grew up in Mombasa Kenya, moving to the UK in early 90's to pursue further studies in computer studies and qualifying with honours degree to take position as a junior software developer at JATO Dynamics in Harrow. Soon thereafter he was head hunted by Xerox UK as a senior technical software engineer and was involved in numerous research and development projects.

Upon leaving Xerox, Saleem joined FIL in Edgware, moved to Cyprus and progressed to the head of IT. It was also here that he got his first taste in Law, by way of a part time open university course which left him wanting more; ultimately leading to  acquiring his second honours degree in Law in 2012.

Saleem undertook training under the watchful eyes of Edward McCourt & Co Solicitors in Watford where he was able gain proficiency in areas such as property/land law, matrimonial and private client matters.

Saleem joined Keith Flower & Company in 2016 and partnered Keith, Mary and Paul in 2017. Saleem enjoys advising in his interest of property/land law but also maintains interest in other areas of Law.


 
Rakhi Kotecha

Rakhi Kotecha Associate Solicitor


Rakhi has specialised in civil litigation since qualifying as a solicitor in 2000.  She has extensive experience of working in local firms as well as representing clients who lacked mental capacity at the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee’s Office.

Rakhi joined Keith Flower & Co as an Associate Solicitor in 2017 and primarily specialises in a variety of civil litigation work including residential landlord and tenant, debt recovery and breach of contract.   Rakhi also advises on matrimonial matters including divorce, financial matters arising out of a relationship breakdown and Children’s Act applications.  Most recently Rakhi has successfully worked alongside a partner to obtain a non-molestation injunction to prevent someone from harassing, contacting and disclosing personal information via social media about clients based in the U.K. and internationally.

Rakhi has a sympathetic approach towards her clients.  She aims to resolve issues in a constructive, practical and cost effective manner where possible.  Rakhi prides herself in ensuring that her advice is easily understandable whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism.

Experience includes:
  • Residential Landlord and Tenant – advising on recovering rent arrears, breach of covenant, successfully obtaining possession orders to evict tenants and issuing warrants for bailiffs to enforce evictions

  • Breach of contract/Debt recovery - including advising on methods of enforcing judgments such as warrants of execution, bankruptcy and charging orders.
  • Matrimonial cases - preparing divorce petitions, financial statements, Children Act cases including negotiating contact with children and obtaining a prohibited steps order to prevent a parent from removing children from the U.K.
  • Advising on compromise/settlement agreements reached with employers as to termination of employment.
     
 

Taylor Mist

Taylor Mist

Trainee Solicitor


Having graduated from the University of Westminster with a 2:1 Honours in Law, Taylor joined the team at Keith Flower & Co in 2017 as a Paralegal. Since then he has commenced his Training Contract at the firm, whilst studying the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law where he has recently passed his first year.

Taylor is currently working predominantly in the Family Law department alongside Solicitors and the Senior Partner. During his time in the Family department, Taylor has developed a keen interest in this area of Law and has also had the opportunity to attend Court and represent Clients on Matrimonial matters.





 
Support Team

Support

Team



From the first point of contact Marion our Receptionist offers a wealth of experience, greeting our Clients warmly with her personable and friendly phone manner.  

Secretaries, Sarah, Mary and Josie are all highly experienced in the legal sector and are more than competent to deal with queries and offer friendly updates to our Clients as to how matters are progressing, on a day to day basis.

Working in a highly pressurised environment, their support, attention to detail and dedication to the efficient working of the practice means that they are the backbone of our successful organisation.