James worked for 25 years at two major commercial law firms and then as Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary at an AIM-listed pharmaceutical company. There, he developed a legal team and led projects to reduce risk and improve the quality and efficiency of its contracting, governance and compliance systems. Connect with James on Linkedin.
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Bob is a solicitor with over 18 years’ experience of providing advice on commercial business relationships and construction transactions. He has worked at large national firms and as an in-house lawyer in several sectors. Bob’s career includes eight years as Group Head of Legal for a building services, construction and renewable energy group. He provides straightforward, practical commercial advice for businesses large and small, and will take the time to understand your business and the context of your deal before helping you to achieve what you want in the most efficient way. Bob advises on a wide range of transactions and disputes on both large and small-scale construction and infrastructure projects, assisting clients on all aspects of construction and renewable energy related matters, at every stage. He advises developers, funders, main contractors, sub-contractors, house builders and consultants. Connect with Bob on Linkedin.Contact me
Jill is a commercial solicitor with substantial in-house legal experience. She has worked as Legal Counsel in the telecommunications/IT, financial services and distribution sectors and is experienced in all aspects of commercial law. Jill is an experienced business law lecturer who provides practical, easy to understand, legal advice. Connect with Jill on Linkedin.Contact me
Svetlana is a solicitor with particular experience in maritime & commodities trading law. She has worked in private practice in the City and in-house for a major international metals trading company. Dual qualified in Russian law and as an English solicitor, Svetlana is a contentious lawyer with extensive experience in LMAA, CIArb, GAFTA & FOSFA arbitrations, including lodging appeals against LMAA awards in the High Court. She has advised and acted on a wide variety of issues involving maritime disputes, sales of commodities, damaged cargo, conflict of laws, marine insurance, and the enforcement of arbitral awards abroad. Connect with Svetlana on Linkedin.Contact me
Keith, a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Director, is a successful senior executive with a wealth of experience in CEO, Executive Director, Interim and Non-Executive Director roles. The Institute of Directors UK Director of the year 2016, he has a proven history of vision, strategic foresight and strong governance that has enhanced board performance. Keith deploys his expertise to help your board develop and effectively manage the governance cycle, looking at aspects such as foresight, strategic thinking, supervising management and accountability to stakeholders. He will work with you to enhance board performance and make board meetings much more strategically focused. Connect with Keith on Linkedin.Contact me
Shereen has over 15 years' commercial property experience, having worked in both private practice and in-house. She advises on a wide range of commercial property transactions across a broad range of sectors. Shereen will work with you to deliver pragmatic, commercially viable solutions to all of your property needs. Connect with Shereen on LinkedinContact me
Jane has over 8 years' experience supporting the legal sector and managing a small business. She previously worked with James during his term as President of Leeds Law Society and now provides operational support to Haddleton Legal in a range of areas including IT, finance, HR, compliance, marketing and administrative functions.
Jane is the General Manager of Haddleton Legal. Connect with Jane on Linkedin.Contact me
Debbie has over 30 years’ experience as a trusted advisor and a solicitor working in-house and at several large, commercial law firms. She spent 4 years as head of a commercial legal team. Debbie deals with commercial disputes and employment issues. Her particular strengths include good relationships with her clients, empathy and people skills. She has experience of developing and delivering training for clients and lawyers covering complex legal issues in an accessible way. Connect with Debbie on Linkedin.Contact me
Helena is an experienced commercial lawyer with over 14 years’ experience in both private practice and in house. Having spent 6 years at one of the so-called Big Six private practice law firms, Helena moved into an in-house legal role at a world leading engineering company. There, Helena’s role included leading the compliance function as well as dealing with a wide range of commercial matters. Latterly, having widened her expertise beyond legal and into sales and operations, Helena headed up the service and repair division of the UK business giving her senior executive experience. Connect with Helena on Linkedin.Contact me
Felicity is a solicitor with over 10 years’ experience of providing practical and commercial advice to clients on a wide range of employment law issues. She has worked in large national and international law firms as well as undertaking a secondment in-house. Felicity is an experienced advocate who has successfully represented clients in the Employment Tribunal on a variety of matters. Felicity also enjoys writing and delivering training courses to clients on a range of topics to support their effective management of the workforce. Felicity has been named as an Associate to Watch in Chambers and Partners Guide. Connect with Felicity on Linkedin.Contact me
Sarah is an experienced commercial, technology and intellectual property lawyer with over 17 years' combined private practice and in-house experience. Sarah spent the first 6 years of her legal career at an international law firm before moving to the fast-paced in-house world. Sarah’s roles as a trusted legal and business advisor at media giants Sky and the BBC included negotiating and advising on a range of commercial matters including technology and intellectual property, licensing, supply chain, procurement, carriage and distribution agreements with start-ups and global players in the technology and media worlds. Connect with Sarah on Linkedin.Contact me
Rowena is an employment solicitor with over 18 years experience gained at three large, commercial law firms and on secondment as part of an in-house employment legal team. Rowena provides commercially focused advice, representation and project support. She is an experienced presenter and has had a number of articles published in legal and industry journals. Connect with Rowena on Linkedin.Contact me