Meet the team – Jenny Staples

26th April 2024

HCR Law Corporate Partner Jenny Staples

In our latest meet the team series, we introduce you to Jenny Staples, Corporate Partner and Acting Head of our Hereford office. Jenny shares why she decided on a career in law and her most memorable moment.

What first attracted you to a career in law?

Having watched too much Ally McBeal I decided to study A-Level law which sparked my interest for the law. I then went on to gain my law degree which cemented my ambition to become a lawyer. However, having chosen to specialise in corporate law, unlike Ally McBeal, I rarely step foot in a court room.

What type of legal advice do you provide? And to what sorts of client?

I act for companies of all sizes, from owner-managed to plcs, in respect of buying or selling business interests, corporate restructures, shareholders’ agreements and articles of association. My clients operate across a wide range of sectors from financial services and manufacturing to education and agriculture, and I support these clients with all of their corporate law needs.

What is your most memorable legal experience? And why?

I enjoy working with clients to deliver their strategic objectives. I have been fortunate enough to work with various clients to deliver their growth objectives and ultimately their long-term exit objectives. Having worked with a long-standing plc company over many years facilitating their growth plans through numerous acquisitions of financial advisory businesses, it was particularly great to advise the client on a major disposal which, in turn, facilitated the continued growth of the company.

What is your number one top tip for clients?

Selling or buying a business is one of the most stressful things you will do so ensure your advisory team have the necessary skills and experience to support you through the process. A great advisory team will take a great deal of stress out of the process.

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