Solicitors in Market Harborough

CORPORATE LAWYERS

Christian Browne, Managing Director, Corporate Solicitor (Corporate Finance and Intellectual Property)

 

Chris specialises in corporate, commercial and intellectual property law and is based in our Market Harborough office. He advises on mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity and investments and regularly advises on international transactions. Chris also advises on commercial disputes including director and shareholder disputes, contractual disputes and intellectual property infringement actions.

 

In addition to his role with Summerfield Browne Limited he is also a legal advisor with the Institute of Directors and holds a legal surgery each Tuesday at the IOD’s premises in Pall Mall, London.

 

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Hugh Mulley, Senior Consultant Solicitor (Corporate Finance and Commercial)

 

Hugh is a specialist company and commercial lawyer with over 20 years experience acting for clients across the business spectrum. He advises on a wide range of company and commercial legal matters, including:

1 Buying and selling companies and businesses

2 Shareholders and joint venture agreements

3 Standard terms of business

4 Commercial agreements.

Hugh has a background working in major London law firms and has also spent four years working as a lawyer in the Middle East.  Hugh was recently head of the company and commercial group in a leading Hertfordshire law firm.

Hugh is recognised for giving direct and common sense advice and has a diploma in Corporate Finance giving an extra dimension to the service that he provides.

Hugh lives near St Albans in Hertfordshire and advises clients in the Home Counties and London as well as across the UK.

 

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Amanda Heath, Senior Consultant Solicitor (Corporate/Commercial and Employment Law)

 

Amanda is an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer with additional expertise in employment law.  She has a particular understanding of the legal issues affecting SMEs from start up through growth and expansion to ultimate business sale.  Having qualified and worked in the company/commercial department of a top City firm, Amanda then worked in house with major oil companies before spending 10 years as Legal Counsel to a rapidly expanding start up software company.  Amanda handled the ultimate sale of the business.  

 

Amanda has particular expertise in drafting/negotiating commercial contracts, in drafting documents and advising on employment and HR matters, in handling company secretarial requirements (including for overseas subsidiaries) and in handling mergers and acquisitions.  

 

Amanda’s experience ideally places her to provide SMEs with the services of an in-house counsel without having to employ one!  

 

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Des Crichton, Senior Consultant Lawyer (Corporate and Commercial)

 

After qualifying as a barrister, Des spent three years in private practice before moving in-house with BP. Since then he has spent more than thirty years on the commercial side of the energy sector in both large and small companies, most recently with Royal Dutch Shell. Des has specialized in corporate commercial work and has specific knowledge of the shipping industry and the upstream oil and gas sector. As a transactions lawyer, Des has significant experience in corporate, M&A and asset deals as well as joint-ventures, but he has also established and managed in-house legal teams, set up ethics and compliance programmes and managed the relationship between corporations and their external legal advisers - from selection to fee negotiations and performance monitoring.

 

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Deborah Newton, Senior Consultant Solicitor (Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial)

 

Deborah specialises in banking & finance ranging from trade finance, project finance, investment grade financing, secondary debt trading, energy trading, restructuring and insurance.  Deborah also advises on commercial and corporate matters, for example, shareholder agreements, franchise agreements, supply agreements, confidentiality agreements as well as terms and conditions of various kinds.  Deborah gained her experience working for several years at a large US private practice firm in London before moving in-house to a major multinational.

 

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Andrew Royce, Senior Consultant Solicitor (Corporate and Commercial)

 

Andrew advises businesses in all aspects especially terms and conditions, commercial property, dealing with Banks and mergers and acquisitions. He has been doing this as a solicitor  for over 25 years for businesses up to £50m turnover. Andrew has substantial experience  in commercial advice and strategy, consolidated with an MBA from Lancaster University. He offers specialist insight and proactive advice which all developing businesses now must have.

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