My role & experience:
I am a Partner Solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial team.
I am an experienced corporate lawyer with a background in advising clients on buying and selling their businesses, business start-ups, fund raising and other general corporate advisory work.
Having graduated with First Class honours in 2002, I originally practised as a barrister at Tanfield Chambers before dual qualifying as a solicitor in 2004. Upon qualification, I worked for international firm Jones Day for 8 years before joining Morrisons Solicitors.
My specific experience:
I have undertaken M&A work for businesses and individuals of all sizes, from listed market leaders within the recruitment and consumer goods sectors to smaller owner-managed businesses in the private care home and education sectors.
Most recently I have advised on the disposal of a niche practice management software business, the sale of a courier business to a market leading distribution network operator and the purchase of an independent language school.
I have also recently advised on fundraisings at various stages of business growth. These include a secondary fundraising for a British film maker and US producer on their latest feature film, the restructuring of an international group in the sports promotion sector and a seed fundraising for a price comparison IT business.
My area of expertise:
I have a specific interest and expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A and advising businesses in relation to the corporate aspects of raising finance. I also have particular experience in establishing EMI share schemes for employers. I have presented on these topics at a number of seminars and have written articles and blogs on them.
My involvement with the community and associations:
I am on the Board of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, where I currently serve as the chamber’s company secretary. I also edit the firm’s “Corporate Insights” briefing paper which keeps our clients and contacts up to date on the latest news from the specialists in our business practice team.
Something you may not know:
I am a keen skier and, in my spare time, enjoy painting and sculpting. I also put my career on the line once a year to write the script for Morrison’s Christmas panto!
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