I qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and have practised in corporate and commercial law ever since. Initially from Lancashire, I have lived in Crowthorne, Guilford or Wokingham since I was 14 and know the area well. While I have spent a significant part of my early career in London including working at international law firm Baker & McKenzie. My local connection however attracted me to the opportunity of joining the Camberley office of Morrisons Solicitors to help drive the expansion of their commercial law presence in the Blackwater Valley.
Prior to joining Morrisons I was a partner in the Guildford office of a national law firm and but also worked in-house for several years at an engineering-technology company. There I dealt with equity/loan financing and IP-licensing and contract-tendering in the UK, North America, Europe and the Far East.
I have broad experience in both in transactional and commercial-contract work in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, franchising, software, and other service sectors, including logistics and call-centres. The majority of transactions including start-ups, mergers, acquisitions and joint-ventures, have been for up to £10m in relation to owner-managed businesses but the largest has been leading the sale of a waste-disposal business for £130m and, most recently, advising on the terms of a post-sale collaboration agreement as part of a team acting on a €250m disposal of a vaccines-research business. I also have substantial experience acting for banks or their customers, and for businesses seeking venture-capital financing.
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