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Taking the time to get to know you and what drives you is key to achieving a successful outcome. My clients say that they value my attention to detail without losing sight of the bigger picture, my reliability and my ability to break down legal jargon. Providing a top-quality service to clients is at the heart of what I do as a corporate lawyer.

I work with businesses across all sectors including veterinary practices, care providers, pharmacies and health service providers. My specialisms include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and governance support, and solvent restructuring.

Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family including my young daughter, being outdoors and exploring the lovely Worcestershire county!

Successful succession planning thanks to Senior Associate's advice

When the clinical directors of Scott Veterinary Clinic needed help with their succession planning, they turned to Corporate Senior Associate Victoria Dorman for support and guidance. Victoria's expertise meant she could work closely with accountants to facilitate a route of exit for a retiring shareholder and offer the newest clinical director the opportunity to become a shareholder within the group.  Victoria was able to quickly adapt the transaction and offer a pragmatic solution to counter unforeseen issues, making sure the transaction completed within the client’s timeframe. Clinical director Vicki Fabron said: “We are so grateful for the exceptional professional service provided during a stressful time for us. Victoria really went above and beyond to meet deadlines and reassure us every step of the way. Thank you so much!” Victoria is looking forward to working on similar cases in the future.
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Top Tips & FAQs

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Don’t be afraid to ask your lawyer questions about the advice you are receiving – these discussions help us understand your motives better and ensure the advice we provide is tailored for your particular hopes and aspirations.

Provide us with as much information as possible; it’s our job to work through this information for you and use what is needed. There may be information which you do not think is relevant but could be key to a transaction so don’t leave anything out.

Let us help you be prepared – the earlier you can get us involved, the better. We will work with you to formulate an action plan and make sure any points that need to be resolved ahead of a transaction have been addressed - hopefully resulting in a smoother process once third parties are involved.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key stages of a transaction?

Each transaction is different depending on the commercial agreement reached between the parties, but essentially these can be broken down into:

1. Preliminary documents (heads of terms, exclusivity, and confidentiality agreements)
2. Due diligence
3. Negotiation of key documents (purchase agreement, disclosure letter, ancillaries)
4. Completion

When should we engage lawyers in a sales process?

As early as possible. If you are looking for a sale, we can work with you to ensure you and the business are fully prepared for a sale by way of a pre-sale support. We also have great relationships with a number of financial advisors (including corporate finance) and are more than happy to make introductions.

We also like to be involved at the early stages of negotiations, including heads of terms, to ensure key terms are agreed at the outset of a transaction and that parties are aligned.

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