Head of the Transaction Services team, dedicated to advising clients how best to address legal issues affecting target businesses identified during due diligence. Our specialist focus makes us unique in the UK legal market.
Tel: +44 (0)121 685 2919
Best brains in ...
Sorting the wheat from the chaff - working out what's really important and advising how to deal with it. Techniques to help maximise sales receipts. Managing large teams to deliver an excellent service, on time, on budget.
Highlight of your career so far?
Unlocking a deal for a client by calling a key supplier to a target business and agreeing a new supply agreement in twenty-four hours, enabling the deal to go ahead on time.
Most challenging job you've ever done?
Managing the multi-jurisdictional team (on the job below), which was labour intensive, whilst satisfying the demands of other clients and colleagues.
What about outside the UK?
Successfully managing a multi-jurisdictional team investigating a global group for a FTSE 250 client, leading to great client feedback.
What's your definition of going the extra mile?
You have to align yourself with your client, so they can see that its problems are your problems, not for pretend but for real!
Best example of a creative legal solution?
Our data room enhancement offering came about when I recognised that if we didn't help the client prepare the data room, little thought would be put into its preparation. We also realised that we could add value to the client by preparing the data room and really making it easy to understand the business to be sold. Our work in preparing that first data room helped the client maximise its sales receipts and it was so easy to understand the business because of the work that had gone in to preparing it that the purchaser quickly saw it had to accept general disclosure of the data room, which helped our client keep its sales receipt.
What's your single greatest contribution to Wragge & Co's corporate responsibility?
Learning from frequent admonishments by one of my paralegals, Jenny (an ardent eco-warrior) to put my waste in the right bins and to e-file.
What's been written or said about you that you're most proud of?
'I have to say that, of all of the different companies that we have worked with during this project, Wragge & Co have been by far the best to work with. It's been a pleasure. Keep in touch.' - General Manager, following the successful conclusion of a $1billion OEM sale.