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.
Jennifer is a Director with Leonard Curtis Legal based in Manchester and Head of the Corporate and Commercial team. With over thirteen years’ experience as a practising solicitor, her expertise encompasses 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, her 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.”
Jonathan is a director with Leonard Curtis Legal based in London. He has extensive experience as a solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial law and passion for providing down to earth pragmatic legal advice and getting deals done. He has 20 years’ broad and practical business and management experience, including 12 years as a Partner and Head of Department at a top-tier regional law firm in Kent, and also as a private investor, advisor, and Non-Executive Director.
Jonathan has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions and specialises in advising owner-managed businesses across a wide range of sectors on corporate transactions.
Throughout his career, Jonathan has been recognised as a technical leader in his field. Prior to joining Leonard Curtis Legal, he received recognition in the legal directories for his work at his previous firm, including top rankings by Chambers & Partners each year between 2017 and 2020.
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 previously 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.
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.
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
Paula is a consultant with Leonard Curtis Legal and has over 20 years’ experience in advising owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs on a wide range of issues including investment and shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
Paula has worked with charities throughout her career and has advised on a wide range of issues including advising on charitable status, drafting governing documents, assisting with registration, governance, mergers, fundraising, secured lending, trading issues including the use of trading subsidiaries, charity commission investigations and trustee duties.
Paula has extensive experience in advising partnerships and LLPs and is the author of The Limited Liability Partnerships Handbook (3rd Edition) (Bloomsbury Professional) and contributes on partnership law to the Accountant’ Legal Service (Tottel). Paula’s experience includes advising on partnership agreements, governance, incorporation, mergers and acquisitions, de-mergers, retirement and expulsion.
Sherrelle is a Senior Solicitor within our Corporate and Commercial team. She provides general day to day corporate and commercial advice to a wide range of companies and individuals and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, reorganisations and private equity transactions (acting both for investors and management).
Sherrelle has experience across various sectors within retail, education (including regulatory), e-commerce, manufacturing, property and technology industries.”