Whoever the client and whatever level of advice they need, my aim is to help them realise their business goals; from start-ups to international companies, I tailor my advice to my client’s needs. This could be a complex process that needs explanation or detailed and intricate advice on a specific area of law; I enjoy building close working relationships with clients so that they can succeed.
Working in corporate law, I enjoy the challenge of adapting to changing social and economic shifts, and I especially enjoy being part of a team.
Outside work, I’m a passionate football fan and love running.
Be flexible – although many clients involved in a corporate transaction will have clear ideas about the purchase price, the most enjoyable acquisitions happen when the parties are willing to negotiate and compromise.
Honesty is the best policy – every company has a past. However it is always best to disclose any potential issues as early as possible so that we can ensure they are dealt with efficiently and do not hold up the transaction process.
Do not be afraid to ask questions – there is quite a degree of flexibility in a corporate transaction and if there is something you’d like to find out more about or something you do not understand, please ask.
Can I sell my business and remain involved?
Yes, there are numerous options for this; you can remain on the board as a director, or become a non-executive director (they are not employees of the company) or, even better, a consultant.
Can I sign all of my documents on behalf of the other shareholders if they are abroad?
Sometimes it can be difficult to coordinate timings for signing, but, yes we can arrange for a power of attorney.