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.
A solicitor with over eleven years post qualification experience, James trained at a leading firm in Newcastle upon Tyne before moving to an international law firm in Manchester and is a specialist in Corporate Finance and Commercial law. Having spent over seven years in private practice James worked in-house for over five years in two very different businesses at diverse stages of their development before coming back to private practice with Leonard Curtis Legal. His particular expertise covers a range of domestic and international, contentious and non-contentious business support and advisory work. James deals 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, IT, telecoms, manufacturing and aerospace. James’s experience has been varied, covering areas as broad as employment, dispute resolution, banking, real estate, intellectual property and compliance alongside the more traditional corporate and commercial work streams such as mergers and acquisitions, shareholders agreements, group reorganisations, customer/supplier agreements and terms and conditions.
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