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I provide honest, well thought out advice focused on the commercial interests of my clients. I am based in our Colchester office and am available on 01206 217366.
I enjoy the variety that the job provides. I have been fortunate enough to also work within a number of SME’s before qualifying as a solicitor and therefore have experience of a number of the issues that my clients are experiencing. I believe that my previous business experiences enable me to provide balanced advice, covering both legal and commercial aspects.
I am responsible for a range of commercial clients and deal with a mixture of different matters for them. It may be that I am acting for one client on the acquisition of a business, whilst incorporating a new company for another client and drafting terms and conditions for a third. I have worked on international sales agreements for clients, and international agency matters for others, whilst regularly receiving work from a national franchisor on a range of contractual issues.
I work with not for profit organisations and charities as a specialism. These types of organisations are subject to strict regulations which can have a serious impact upon those individuals responsible for their money and operation.
Construction - I am also a part of the Construction team, I am able to offer clients a commercial and legal perspective on contractual negotiations.
I have taken steps to take an active role in my local area, including being appointed:
- A trustee of Firstsite, the art gallery in Colchester which promotes diversity and social inclusion through art;
- A trustee of Open Road, which helps individuals and families to recover from various forms of addictions and operates the SOS bus on Colchester High Street; and
- A director of Our Colchester which operates the Colchester BID and aims to improve businesses in Colchester.
In my free time I am interested in most sports, and either run or cycle most days. I also enjoy cooking and regularly host dinner parties with up to 12 guests.
Commercial and Corporate Finance Team
We add value through our expertise, which is applied in a commercial way to ensure our clients are fully appraised of the likely risks and obligations involved with the contractual, corporate and transactional work we carry out.