A solicitor with over 33 years experience in commercial law and business. Andrew was the national head of the Business Restructuring Department at top 20 UK law firm, DWF LLP. A partner with this firm for over 23 years. Rated by both Legal 500 and Chambers Legal Directory for 12 years, Andrew has dealt with most of the legal issues facing SME’s throughout his career. In Andrew’s last 8 years with the DWF he also headed up the banking, finance and debt recovery teams leading to a large amount of legal work and interaction with lenders. Andrew is a former managing partner of DWF’s Manchester office.
The experience of playing a significant part in the management, and growth of a professional services business has proved invaluable. Andrew believes that this experience has given him a unique perspective on the various challenges that face those running their own businesses. Andrew continued to play a major part at a senior and strategic level with DWF for some 12 years until 2014.
Associate Director and Head of the Corporate and Commercial team, Jennifer is a solicitor with over eleven years’ experience and spent the first nine years of her career at an international law firm as a specialist in restructuring and insolvency and banking.
Her particular expertise cover a range of domestic and international, contentious and non-contentious business support and advisory work. Jennifer has dealt with all aspects of the issues faced by a business through its lifecycle and has acted across a wide range of industries and sectors including real estate, financial services, retail, manufacturing and aerospace. Whilst her focus sits within the corporate and commercial work streams, Jennifer’s experience has been varied, encompassing areas as broad as banking, real estate, construction, intellectual property and pensions alongside the traditional turnaround and restructuring support she provides to the Leonard Curtis group.
Rachael is a commercial and corporate solicitor who qualified in 2009.
She specialises in restructuring and insolvency work and spent four years within a large Australian accounting and insolvency practitioners firm assisting on administrations, liquidations and specific property sale appointments in industries ranging from mining, retail, construction, and financial services.
Rachael regularly advises directors, shareholders and businesses across a broad spectrum of issues which they may face, whether contentious or non-contentious.
This can range from contractual issues and reviews, sale and purchase of business and assets, claims being made by insolvency practitioners, banking and finance documentation, commercial property and lease issues and shareholders agreements.
Laura is a Senior Associate within our Corporate and Commercial team. A solicitor with over ten years’ experience in both corporate and insolvency matters, Laura has spent the last nine years of her career at an international law firm and has dealt with all aspects of issues faced by a business throughout its lifecycle.
Laura’s experience includes a range of local, national and international non-contentious business support and advisory work. She regularly advises directors, shareholders and businesses across a broad spectrum of issues including acquisitions, sales, restructures, shareholder agreements, joint ventures and commercial contracts. Laura has worked across a wide range of sectors including the financial, manufacturing, retail, property and tech industries.
Jenny has over six years in-house commercial experience. Having previously worked for a large IT software and solutions provider to the public sector, she developed a varied commercial knowledge, including contract, disputes, procurement, and general department and business support.
Gemma is a solicitor with over 8 years’ experience in commercial disputes. She has spent time both in private practice and in-house. Gemma specialises in dispute resolution and has experience in a wide range of commercial disputes including contractual disputes, finance litigation, company disputes, property litigation, debt recovery and insolvency