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I am a Partner in the Private Wealth Corporate Law Team in London. I have considerable experience in all corporate transactions, but have a particular focus on working for international clients in relation to buying and selling businesses in England.
I also have experience in owner managed businesses, providing all types of corporate advisory services from everyday business law questions to buying and selling companies.
I entered the law as I had a big interest in corporates and having studied corporate law at University, I was intrigued by the interaction of company law with individuals and the cross over between individuals, their companies and what made successful businesses grow.
I enjoy the personal interaction with clients and being the trusted adviser to whom my clients can turn, many of whom I have known for many years and with whom you build an in-depth understanding of their businesses and goals which assists me in providing advice.
I like sport and have season tickets at Southampton FC. I am also interested in youth football having run a youth football team for many years. I enjoy swimming and running and have this year competed in 10 mile and half marathon events.
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