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"The committed and passionate team handles a range of work... it is a dedicated bunch of lawyers who are always thinking one step ahead"

Chambers and Partners 2012

The Paragon Group brings together a talented team of lawyers, commercial advisors and country experts who all share the same core values of excellent service and a passion for success.  Our team is multilingual, working across four continents and as a team we are as diverse as the clients we represent.  This has been recognised by our peers having been awarded “Best Employer” by the Law Society at the National Solicitors Race Awards for our diversity.  As a team we have adopted “The Codes of Paragon”.

Please click on the name of any individual listed for more information on their specialism:


Thalej Vasishta, Group Chief Executive/Solicitor

Kirin Abbas, Legal Services Director/Solicitor

Marcus Worthington, Group Operations Director

Ling Xu, Country Director China

Xu Chuang, Non Executive Director

Deirdre Sheahan, Director

Mark Lilley-Tams, Director

Aldijana Hoad, Senior Associate Solicitor

Sally McEwen, Senior Associate / Consultant

Lydia Watkinson, Associate Solicitor

Nigel Smith, Associate / Consultant

Shezhad Babar, Solicitor

Emma Okenyi, Solicitor

Karen Rimmer, Solicitor

Decla Palmer, Solicitor

Bethannie Cooper, Caseworker

Danai Galaziou, Caseworker

Elliot Emery, Caseworker


Other key contacts:


Kusam Vasishta, Finance Manager

James Firman. Income Manager

Marie Stafford, HR and Operations Manager



If you are interested in joining our diverse and award winning team please click here.