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.
James is the CEO of HaddletonsContact me
Cheryl is the Client Relationship Executive of Haddletons. Cheryl acts as the first point of contact for Haddleton Legal’s larger clients with a focus on meeting, liaising and building strong professional relationships. Cheryl is also responsible for company branding, improving client perception and engagement, whilst also developing the website content, managing an online review system and expanding our social media interaction. Cheryl qualified with an MSc in International Marketing Management from Leeds University Business School and has a variety of client facing and marketing experience.Contact me
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 8 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. He advises developers, funders, main contractors, sub-contractors, house builders and consultants.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.Contact me
Simon is a highly respected and experienced corporate lawyer who, as a senior corporate partner at global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, advised on, and led legal teams for, a wide range of UK and international corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and joint venture and private equity projects (including company formation, subscription and shareholder agreements).
Simon’s work has included both IPO’s and secondary market equity issues (including rights issues, open offers and placings) as well as issues (both publicly traded and private) of convertible and non-convertible debt securities.
Moreover, Simon has extensive experience advising boards on corporate governance compliance (both policy and practical matters) as well as advising on relationships with major shareholders and on reacting to shareholder activism.
In addition to projects in the UK, mainland Europe and North America, Simon has worked extensively on natural resources projects in emerging and transition markets including Kazakhstan and RussiaContact me
Jason is a senior commercial solicitor with over 20 years’ experience, mostly gained working in-house. He has worked in the travel and retail sectors and is a former Legal & Compliance Director at Mamas & Papas. Jason is experienced across the range of commercial legal matters from consumer terms and conditions to large, complex agreements, taking a commercially pragmatic approach to the work that he undertakes. He also provides training on dealing with commercial legal matters and compliance issues and strategic legal advice to businesses small and large.Contact me
Karen has 30 years experience of defending claims against professionals, mainly solicitors, accountants and tax advisers and has acted for firms from sole practitioners through to magic circle and global firms, gained at national market leading firms. She is also a Chartered Tax Adviser and has a national reputation in the taxation field. As well as acting in contentious tax matters across the whole range of taxes, Karen frequently advises professionals about risk management and is a published author on the topic as well as having passed the IRM exams.Contact me
Hugh is a Senior Commercial Solicitor with 14 years legal experience In House and in Private Practice. Having qualified with a top ten international law firm, Hugh has extensive experience in data protection, commercial contracts and corporate governance across a range of sectors including energy, entertainment, financial services and insurance. Hugh’s excellent legal skills are enhanced by his experience of income generation, strategy development and team management in a range of senior leadership roles since 2011.Contact me
Suzanne is a Legal Administrator at Haddletons and has over twelve years' experience as a director, resourcer and administrator (operational support) of an executive search and outsourcing recruitment practice. She has assisted start-ups & high growth companies and with hands on experience of the day to day running of a small business, she enjoys the variety of a dynamic working environment. Suzanne is a former primary school teacher and Literacy Consultant for Slough Borough Council, where she supported headteachers and their staff implement the National Literacy Strategy.
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.Contact me
Sarah is a Legal Administrator at Haddletons, bringing with her 10 years of experience in residential property as a sales negotiator and PA to the director. This experience has proved to be a great platform for her work at Haddleton Legal. As well as providing a valuable range of secretarial and support services for the management team, Sarah is responsible for client take-on procedures and providing vital administrative support to the legal team, always with an eye on improving internal processes and the overall client experience.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.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.Contact me
Liam is a commercial and Intellectual property solicitor with over 25 years’ experience of working as an in-house lawyer in the pharmaceutical industry. He spent 10 years as a Deputy General Counsel at AstraZeneca, where he led the team that handled all of the commercial and corporate legal work for the global pharmaceuticals business. He has handled all types of legal work in the life sciences sector, particularly M&A projects, patent and know-how licences, product divestments, collaborations, R&D agreements, supply chain agreements and distribution agreements. He is a commercially-minded lawyer and prides himself on finding solutions to legal problems.Contact me
Georgina is an experienced Employment Lawyer, having gained 16 years’ legal experience, predominantly in-house in large businesses across sectors including Manufacturing, Financial Services and FinTech. Georgina has extensive expertise across all areas of employment law together with data protection, risk and compliance. Georgina is also an experienced HR professional, most recently working as HR Director for a large international FinTech business responsible for Employee Relations, Policy, People Risk and Compliance together, with all HR and legal aspects of business transformation programmes, mergers and acquisitions. Georgina provides pragmatic, commercial and solutions-led advice to businesses, drawing on her extensive experience working as part of senior leadership teams both in a legal capacity and as an HR Director.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.Contact me
George is a solicitor with a strong background in compliance, both in an FCA regulated context and more widely, and ensures we have the right systems and processes in place as we expand. George was a Compliance Specialist at debt charity StepChange where he worked in the charity’s Risk and Compliance Directorate, monitoring systems and improving compliance. Acting as a supporting resource to our business and our lawyers, we realised that our growing business would benefit from in-house counsel, supporting industries such as Life Sciences, Healthcare, Energy, Engineering and Retail.Contact me
Sarah is a solicitor with 20 years’ experience in commercial and competition law, mostly gained in-house with large multi-national businesses. Sarah’s most recent role was Head of Legal for Arla Foods UK and she has industry experience in sectors including retail, FMCG, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Sarah is experienced at advising and collaborating on solutions at all levels of an organisation, including the Board. Her focus is on using legal, compliance and risk management tools to solve problems and maximise value for your business.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.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.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.Contact me