Andrew ClaudetB.A. (Hons.) - Partner
Read French and German at Collingwood College, Durham, spending a year of his studies working in Austria; joined the firm in 1993 and spent a year of his articles at law offices in Athens & Hamburg. Partner of Cheeswrights since 2001.
Edward GardinerManaging Partner
Joined the firm in 1987 as an articled clerk; spent one year of his articles working in a notarial office in Toulouse, France; admitted as a Scrivener notary in 1994. Partner of Cheeswrights since 1996 and managing partner since 2018. He is the chairman of the Society of Scrivener Notaries and an English delegate to the United Kingdom Notarial Forum.
Emma Noon (née Wilkinson)B.A. (Hons) - Partner
Read French and Italian at St. Aidan’s College, Durham, spending a year of her studies in Bologna (Italy); joined the firm in 2005, qualified as a general notary in 2009 and as a Scrivener notary in 2011. In 2010 Emma spent six months in Rome in the office of a notary there.
Luis Hyde-VaamondeLLB (Hons) - Partner
Read Law with European Legal Studies at King’s College London; joined Cheeswrights as an articled clerk in 2003; spent five months of his articles working in a firm of notaries in Buenos Aires, Argentina; qualified as a general notary in 2007 and as a Scrivener notary in 2008.
Luis specialises in electronic notarial and signing matters is a member of the Technology Committee for the Society of Scrivener Notaries has contributed to the recent Law Commission report on the Electronic Execution of Documents and will be assisting the Industry Working Group to be set up by the Ministry of Justice as recommended by such report.
Michelle Scott-BryanB.A. (Hons) - Partner
Read French and Italian at St. Hild and St. Bede’s college, Durham, spending a year of her studies in Florence (Italy) and Clermont-Ferrand (France); studied the law conversion course at the College of Law; joined the firm in 2006, qualified as a general notary in 2009 and as a Scrivener notary in 2011.
Sarah MackieMA (Oxon) - Partner
Studied at the University of Oxford and the College of Law, London. Joined the firm in 2010 and spent a year of her training working in Germany and Spain, qualifying as a Scrivener notary in 2014.
Philippa SlaneyB.A. (Hons) - General Notary/Trainee Scrivener Notary
Read German and French at St. Hild and St. Bede’s college, Durham, spending a year of her studies in Konstanz (Germany) and Paris (France); joined the firm in 2016, qualified as a general notary in 2021. In 2019, Philippa spent time in Salzburg (Austria) at the office of a notary there and specialises in German and French.
Jake HumblesM.A. (Cantab) - General Notary/Trainee Scrivener Notary
Read Linguistics at Peterhouse, Cambridge; joined the firm as a trainee in 2017 and was admitted as a general notary in 2021. Jake specialises in Spanish and French.
Nigel ReadyM.A. (Cantab) - Honorary Chairman
Read languages & law at Jesus College, Cambridge; joined Cheeswrights in 1975, admitted as a notary in 1980; partner of Cheeswrights in 1981. Publications: editor, Tenth (1988), Eleventh (1992), Twelfth (2002) and Thirteenth (2009) editions of “Brooke’s Notary” (Sweet and Maxwell, London) and Hong Kong supplement (2005); consulting editor, Ship Registration: Law and Practice (2002); with the late Theodoros Karatzas of the Athens Bar and subsequently Governor of the National Bank of Greece, “The Greek Code of Private Maritime Law” (1982). He is a past master (2002-2003) of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners member of the livery of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights and Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Vanuatu. Nigel was Managing Partner of the firm from 1990 to 2009. He retired as senior partner in April 2012 but continues to be closely involved with the firm as a consultant.
Jeremy BurgessM.A. (Cantab) - Senior Consultant/Honorary Vice-Chairman
Former Open Exhibitioner of Downing College, Cambridge, where he read history; joined the firm as an articled clerk in 1985 and qualified in 1990. Partner of Cheeswrights 1994-2020, managing partner 2009 – 2018, senior partner 2018-2020.