Gibraltar Solicitors

Gibraltar Solicitors: Your Trusted Legal Partners at Strait Law

Strait Law, Gibraltars Solicitors

Strait Law, nestled in the bustling heart of Gibraltar’s Main Street, stands out as a beacon of legal expertise and client-centred service. As a full-service law firm, we are uniquely positioned to address the varied legal needs of our clients with a results-focused approach. This blog post delves into the crucial role Gibraltar solicitors play and how Strait Law excels in providing top-notch legal services.

The Role of Solicitors in Gibraltar

Gibraltar, with its unique legal system and strategic location, requires solicitors who are not only well-versed in local laws but also adept at navigating international legal landscapes. Solicitors in Gibraltar offer a range of services, from property law and corporate affairs to personal legal matters. At Strait Law, our solicitors blend local expertise with a global perspective, ensuring clients receive comprehensive legal advice.

Strait Law: A Cut Above the Rest

At Strait Law, we pride ourselves on our approachable, efficient, and responsive service. Our directors, one a Barrister and the other a Solicitor bring a wealth of experience to the firm. This combination of roles allows us to offer a diverse range of legal services, making us a one-stop shop for all your legal needs in Gibraltar.

Client-Centred Approach

Understanding that contacting a law firm can be intimidating, we ensure our clients feel supported from the moment they step into our accessible and welcoming premises. We believe in building relationships based on trust and transparency. At Strait Law, your problem becomes our challenge, and we work tirelessly to find innovative legal solutions tailored to your needs.

Our Services

As Gibraltar solicitors, we offer an array of services, including:

  1. Property Law: Navigating Gibraltar’s property market can be complex. Our solicitors offer expert guidance on property transactions, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process.
  2. Corporate and Business Law: We assist businesses with incorporation, compliance, and ongoing legal support, ensuring they thrive in Gibraltar’s dynamic economic landscape.
  3. Personal Legal Services: From family law to estate planning, our solicitors provide sensitive and personalised advice, ensuring your legal affairs are in capable hands.
  4. Litigation: Our experienced litigators represent clients in civil and commercial disputes, always striving for the best possible outcome.

Why Choose Strait Law?

Strait Law stands out for its commitment to excellence and client satisfaction. Our no-nonsense attitude, combined with a proactive approach, ensures clients receive efficient and effective legal representation. We are dedicated to demystifying the legal process, making it accessible and understandable for every client.

In Gibraltar, where the legal landscape is as diverse as the population, having a reliable solicitor is invaluable. Strait Law, with its team of experienced professionals, is your perfect partner in navigating legal challenges. Our commitment to excellence, client-focused service, and innovative legal solutions sets us apart in Gibraltar’s legal community. Remember, at Strait Law, we’re not just your solicitors; we’re your partners in law.


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The Strait Law Team


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Richard Wilkinson


Richard is the senior partner of Strait Law. Admitted as a solicitor by Lord Denning himself in 1974, Richard has a vast experience in private and commercial practice, in both the United Kingdom and Gibraltar.

For many years, Richard pioneered the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the liquefied petroleum gas industry. Recognised locally and internationally as an exceptional lawyer, Richard is often consulted by clients looking for innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems, particularly in high-value commercial transactions.

As a lifelong yachtsman, Richard knows how to help a client weather any storm.


Leigh Debono


Leigh read Accounting & Law at Kingston University, London, completing his LPC at the College of Law in Guildford. He returned to Gibraltar to complete his Articles at Hassans International Law Firm and was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of England & Wales and called to the Gibraltar Bar in July of 2007.

Leigh temporarily deferred his legal practice to go into business. After establishing several profitable businesses in Gibraltar and ensuring that these were being managed effectively, he returned to the practice of the law.

Leigh is widely recognised as a very proficient criminal lawyer, having acted in an array of high-profile cases in the Criminal Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar and Court of Appeal.

He is also a very avid ‘high-street’ transactional practitioner and is very well-regarded in the field of property conveyancing.

Legal Team

Kevin Colombo


Since joining our team in 2020, Kevin Colombo has quickly gained recognition as one of Gibraltar’s top criminal defence lawyers, achieving remarkable success all the way up to the Court of Appeal.

His attention to detail and methodical approach to case management, coupled with superb advocacy skills and an exhaustive knowledge of criminal procedure makes him the lawyer of choice for those requiring the best possible representation.

Kevin has previously worked at HM Customs & Excise and is an experienced prosecutor, having worked for the Gibraltar Law Offices for many years, where he was awarded the coveted red barrister’s bag at the height of his distinguished career for his role in high-profile drugs and money-laundering case.

Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996 and in the same year, admitted to the Gibraltar Bar, Kevin also holds a Master of Arts with distinction in Enterprise Management.

Roy Sharma


Roy is a consultant to the firm, having qualified as a solicitor in 1997. He practised in the United Kingdom for five years before settling in Gibraltar in 2004, where he was called to the Gibraltar Bar.

Roy is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales (non-practising), the International Compliance Association, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship (UK).

He also holds a Diploma in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and was, for some time, the head of the Trust Department of a local law firm.

His main areas of practice are Corporate & Commercial, Private Clients, Trusts, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Litigation, Employment and Wills & Probate.

In the past, he has acted as director and in-house lawyer of an international trust company and also provided tailored advice to High Net Worth Individuals.

Outside of the office, Roy is a member of the Gibraltar Badminton Association where he plays in the local league. He is also currently learning the piano, joining the rest of his family, who are all talented musicians.

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Suresh Mahtani


Suresh is a consultant to the firm. Having graduated in Computer Science in 1989 with first-class honours from Imperial College London, Suresh converted to law in 2008, completing the Graduate Diploma in Laws and graduating with distinction from the University of Law.

After completing the Bar Professional Training Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in 2010, Suresh was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011 and to the Gibraltar Bar in early 2012.

Widely regarded as a tenacious litigator and a hands-on problem-solver, as well as a highly successful entrepreneur with a proven track record in business, Suresh is regularly instructed by clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Suresh is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Hindi.

Strait Law – Administration Team

Marta Tinnion

Accounts Administrator

Marta joined our team in October 2018 as an accounts assistant, having undertaken courses at Gibraltar University in conjunction with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), graduating with distinction in August 2018.

A seasoned law enforcement professional both in the United Kingdom and in Spain, Marta now pursues a career in accounting, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a varied skillset. 

Highly organised and used to high-pressured, structured, legal deadlines, Marta is a welcome addition to the Strait Law accounts department.

Laura Felipes, A.CILEX

Paralegal / Conveyancing Executive

Laura began her working career in Ireland where she worked for 10 years as a PA/Administrative assistance in the private sector.

Upon relocating to Gibraltar, Laura joined SG Hambros Bank, where she worked for 10 years as a bank clerk. She then joined the personal financial planning division of BDO Fidecs, where she worked for 3 years before joining the administrative team of a prominent local law firm. She remained there for 20 years, carrying out an array of tasks as Office Manager /Paralegal.

Laura became a student-member of the CILEX and in August 2009, she completed the CILEX Leval 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice, subsequently becoming an Associate Member of CILEX.

Manuel Sedeno

Messenger and Junior Administrator

Manuel has several years of experience in the nursing field, both as a Nurse Assistant and as a member of the Administration Team.  He has now decided to somewhat modify his career since he is eager to learn, and as a result, he is now working for a Law Firm for the first time. 

First Aider is his second job and he works with an ambulance team to attend local football games and other events in his free time Manuel likes to spend time with friends and family and he is also into the fit life, cooking and singing.

Giovanna Neale


Giovanna joined our team in January 2021 after having worked for a number of years in another Gibraltar law firm.

Juvi, as she is affectionately known, is an efficient, valuable member of the Strait Law team.