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Rachael Agnew - Transaction Support Manager

  • Joined the firm in December 2005
  • Associate of the Institute of the Legal Executives and is currently studying for level 6 qualification
  • Undertakes compliance work and provides legal assistance pre-deal and post-deal and is also involved in general corporate work including acquisitions and disposals 
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2334
Emailrachael.agnew@emwllp.com
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Steven Read on 0845 074 2415
steven.read@emwllp.com

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Mira Arezina - Legal Assistant

  • Mira joined us in 2011
  • She has extensive experience in property litigation, involving disputes relating to both commercial and residential property
  • More recently Mira has also been involved in commercial litigation and insolvency matters involving orders for delivery-up of goods following appointment of Administrators
  • Mira is currently studying for her LPC
Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2455
Emailmira.arezina@emwllp.com

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Simon Arkell - Principal

  • Qualified in 2002
  • Undertakes a broad range of corporate transactional and advisory work, for both corporate and individual clients
  • Regularly acts for clients on buy-outs, exits, re-organisations and investments
  • Particular interest in private equity work and funding structures
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2335
Emailsimon.arkell@emwllp.com
Mobile07843 266388
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Steven Read on 0845 074 2415
steven.read@emwllp.com

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Aimee Barrable - Principal

  • Qualified in 2005
  • Advises on all areas of commercial property including landlord & tenant and freehold and leasehold acquisition matters, with a particular specialism for advising occupier clients
  • Loves playing football and is partial to a spot of karaoke - Gaga eat your heart out!
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2401
Emailaimee.barrable@emwllp.com
Mobile07739 094245
Fax0845 074 2505
Language(s)English
PA(s)Laura Enright on 0845 074 2427
laura.enright@emwllp.com
Lana Boddy on 0845 074 2394
lana.boddy@emwllp.com

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Paul Bevington - Principal

  • Qualified in 1996
  • Head of London office
  • Corporate lawyer advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and restructurings with a particular focus on overseas clients investing in the UK
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2360
Emailpaul.bevington@emwllp.com
Mobile07720 561329
Fax0207 405 4222
Language(s)English
PA(s)Danielle Adelaide on 0845 074 2476
danielle.adelaide@emwllp.com

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Jody Bingham - Principal

  • Qualified in 2005
  • Undertakes general banking, acquisition finance and property finance work for a mixture of lenders and borrowers
  • Expertise in security, priority and inter creditor issues
Team(s)Banking and Finance
Direct Dial0845 074 2357
Emailjody.bingham@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 960 492
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Niki Hall on 0845 074 2362
niki.hall@emwllp.com

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Lucy Bradban - Associate

  • Qualified in 2007
  • Has a wide range of experience in landlord and tenant transactions, portfolio management, acquisitions and disposals and corporate support work for adult gaming, nightclub, private schools, motor industry and general retail clients
  • Is a keen traveller
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2377
Emaillucy.bradban@emwllp.com
Mobile07841 663 392
Fax0845 074 2503
Language(s)English
PA(s)Amy Taylor on 0845 074 2348
amy.taylor@emwllp.com

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Adele Bulmer - Trainee Solicitor

Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2477
Emailadele.bulmer@emwllp.com

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Sonia Bustos - Consultant Solicitor

  • Dual qualified Spanish Lawyer/Abogado (Spain, 2001) and solicitor (England & Wales, 2007)
  • Specialises in advising on cross-border transactions between the UK, Spain and North & Latin America covering a broad range of sectors including oil producers, IT, renewable energy, retail & fashion, health, banks and other financial institutions, construction, consultants, tourism & hotels, insurance and foreign trade agencies
  • Advises on corporate, commercial, property, litigation, tax and probate matters
  • Speaks fluent Spanish
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2435
Calling from
outside the UK
+44 1908 699 354
Emailsonia.bustos@emwllp.com
Mobile07801 109 150
Fax0207 405 4222
Language(s)Spanish
English
PA(s)Sandra Browne-Rhoden on 0845 074 2486
sandra.browne-rhoden@emwllp.com

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Sebastian Calnan - Consultant

  • Qualified 1977
  • Commercial and contracts lawyer. Advises on procurement, goods and services agreements, supply chain, competition and regulatory issues, e-commerce and special projects. Part time District Judge
  • Special expertise in food and motorsport / automotive sectors, gained over ten years as an in-house lawyer
  • Member of Law Society Competition Section and CEDR Accredited Mediator  
  • Away from the office he is to be found golfing (badly), cycling, dog-walking, watching motorsport or reading (especially biographies and history)
Team(s)Commercial Contracts
Direct Dial0845 074 2423
Emailsebastian.calnan@emwllp.com
Mobile07764 162 437
Fax0845 074 2424
Language(s)English
PA(s)Jo Campion on 0845 074 2518
joanna.campion@emwllp.com

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Marcus Carter - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2012 following his training contract with the firm
  • Advises on all areas of commercial property including landlord and tenant, freehold and leasehold acquisitions, with a particular specialism for advising occupier clients
  • Being a big Northampton Saints fan he spends most of his time watching rugby and enjoys skiing when he can
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2338
Emailmarcus.carter@emwllp.com
Mobile07753 497 764
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English
PA(s)Rachel Hawley on 0845 074 2336
rachel.hawley@emwllp.com

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Tim Chamberlain - Principal

  • Qualified in 1996
  • Has now over 16 years experience dealing with Wills, Inheritance Tax planning and probate work
  • Is on the committee of the Beds Bucks & Herts branch of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
  • Outside of work he spends nearly all of his time ferrying his children to and from activities, but in quiet moments enjoys swimming, cinema, running and cycling
Team(s)Private Client
Direct Dial0845 070 6179
Emailtim.chamberlain@emwllp.com
Mobile07738 252 412
Fax0845 074 2505
Language(s)English
PA(s)Felicity Nash on 0845 074 2519
felicity.nash@emwllp.com

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Michael Chilton - Principal

  • Qualified in 1999
  • Has extensive experience in construction law, with particular emphasis on non-contentious matters. He has worked at several large City firms where he advised developers, banks, pension funds, local authorities, housing associations and contractors on all forms of construction procurement and documentation. He has also advised on several PFI schemes and international power projects
  • Is also qualified as a Quantity Surveyor, and, prior to becoming a lawyer, worked for several major construction companies as a project surveyor
  • His main interest outside of work is swimming and in the summer he competes in open water events.  He is also a keen cyclist and Arsenal fan
Team(s)Construction
Direct Dial0845 074 2411
Emailmichael.chilton@emwllp.com
Mobile07780 335 796
Fax0845 074 2422
Language(s)English
PA(s)Sarah Aitken on 0845 074 2387
sarah.aitken@emwllp.com

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Emily Clark - Trainee Solicitor

Team(s)Commercial Contracts
Direct Dial0845 074 2337
Emailemily.clark@emwllp.com

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Sophie Clarke - Associate

  • Qualified in 2005 following her training contract with the firm
  • Undertakes a broad range of employment work, for a wide range of clients, both employers and senior employees
  • Has a particular interest in employment litigation and has defended numerous claims in the Tribunal and the High Court
  • Enjoys travelling, snowboarding, going to the gym, history and socialising
Team(s)Employment
Direct Dial0845 074 2366
Emailsophie.clarke@emwllp.com
Mobile07738 252 413
Fax0845 074 2421
Language(s)English
PA(s)Kerry Bennett on 0845 074 2367
kerry.bennett@emwllp.com
Susan Brown on 0845 074 2527
susan.brown@emwllp.com

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Robin Creek - Associate

  • Qualified in 2003
  • Extensive experience in acting on commercial property matters with particular specialism in the public and education sectors
  • Advises on freehold and leasehold disposals and acquisitions
  • Enjoys travelling and is a keen Northampton Saints fan
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2388
Emailrobin.creek@emwllp.com
Mobile07713 201 181
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English
PA(s)Amanda Margrave on 0845 074 2483
amanda.margrave@emwllp.com

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David Danskin - Principal

  • Qualified in 1983
  • Has broad experience of property practice, but has specialised in commercial and residential property development, acting for both private and public sector clients.  He has substantial experience of development agreements, public private partnerships, joint ventures, site acquisitions and disposals, conditional contracts, options, building agreements and contracts
  • Out of the office he is a keen golfer
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2391
Emaildavid.danskin@emwllp.com
Mobile07841 052 096
Fax0845 074 2422
Language(s)English
PA(s)Sarah Aitken on 0845 074 2387
sarah.aitken@emwllp.com

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Darren Debock - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2013
  • Advises on all areas of commercial property including freehold and leasehold acquisitions, landlord & tenant, and residential development matters.
  • Has a passion for all things car and motorsport related and enjoys rebuilding classic sports cars before putting them through their paces on track days.

Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2392
Emaildarren.debock@emwllp.com
Mobile07884 549 370
Fax0845 074 2503
Language(s)English
PA(s)Amy Taylor on 0845 074 2348
amy.taylor@emwllp.com

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Victoria Dobson - Associate

  • Has landlord and tenant expertise in the field of electronic communications. Notable highlights include involvement in a large network consolidation project and a period of secondment at a client company
  • Is secretary of CILEx Northants & Bucks Branch
  • Once had afternoon tea in the Houses of Parliament
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2400
Emailvictoria.dobson@emwllp.com
Mobile07956 990 990
Fax0845 074 2422
Language(s)English
PA(s)Jeanette Foster on 0845 074 2425
jeanette.foster@emwllp.com
Vivienne Gibb on 0845 074 2369
vivienne.gibb@emwllp.com

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Hennie Du Toit - Consultant Solicitor

  • Admitted as an attorney in South Africa in 1997
  • Advises on corporate transaction and advisory work, investment funds, offshore structures and trusts
  • Spent three years in the Channel Islands at a top tier offshore law firm
  • Is a keen golfer and loves reading, in particular about business, success, true stories and autobiographies
Team(s)Corporate
Private Client
Financial Services Regulation and Compliance
Direct Dial0845 074 2532
Calling from
outside the UK
+44 1908 699 373
Emailhendrik.dutoit@emwllp.com
Mobile07825 082 196
Fax0207 405 4222
Language(s)English
Afrikaans
Flemish
Dutch
PA(s)Danielle Adelaide on 0845 074 2476
danielle.adelaide@emwllp.com

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Jeremy Eden - Associate

  • Qualified in 2007
  • Specialises in corporate finance and advises on mergers, acquisitions, disposals and corporate governance issues
  • Is a member of our Waste, Renewables and Energy Team and acts for a number of clients in this sector
  • Experience in sales and purchases of insolvent businesses
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2522
Emailjeremy.eden@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 244 451
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Susan Clayton-Drabble on 0845 074 2361
susan.clayton-drabble@emwllp.com

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Rachel Edwards - Trainee Solicitor

Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2434
Emailrachel.edwards@emwllp.com

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Natalina Facchiano - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2010 following her training contract with the firm
  • Advises on all aspects of employment law, including contentious and non-contentious matters
  • Has particular interest in advising respondents in employment tribunal proceedings and employment litigation generally
  • Is also a member of the firm's insolvency team and deals with employment issues specifically relating to insolvency matters
  • Outside of work, she enjoys cycling, music, travelling and eating out at good restaurants
Team(s)Employment
Direct Dial0845 074 2491
Emailnatalina.facchiano@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 960 494
Fax0845 074 2421
Language(s)English
PA(s)Nina Fountain on 0845 074 2448
nina.fountain@emwllp.com

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Giles Ferin - Principal

  • Qualified in 1978
  • Accredited for Planning Law by the Law Society and with over thirty years' experience in both the public and private sectors he covers all aspects of planning law advice from scheme conception through to finished development acting for developers, local authorities and other public sector bodies, third party interest groups and for individuals.
  • Has handled applications and appeals for clients in various sectors on projects countrywide, but with particular emphasis on the London, Home Counties, South Midlands and East Coast areas and has acted as advocate for parties at Planning Inquiries in both development and enforcement appeals and on development plan matters.
  • Formerly President of his local Chamber of Commerce and is currently Vice Chair of a small Housing Association specialising in the provision of accommodation and care for adults with special needs.
Team(s)Planning and Regeneration
Direct Dial0845 074 2390
Emailgiles.ferin@emwllp.com
Mobile07778 192 150
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English
PA(s)Margaret Stansfeld on 0845 074 2398
margaret.stansfeld@emwllp.com

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Mark Finn - Principal

  • Qualified in 1986
  • Specialises in intellectual property law, both in the field of litigation and commercial contracts
  • An associate member of both the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
  • His litigation experience has included patents, trade secrets/confidentiality, design, copyright and trade marks
  • In his spare time, he enjoys sub-aqua diving (he is a BSAC Advanced Diver) and cycling
Team(s)Intellectual Property
Direct Dial0845 074 2419
Emailmark.finn@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 960498
Fax0845 074 2502
Language(s)English
PA(s)Marie Smith on 0845 074 2384
marie.smith@emwllp.com

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Antonio Fletcher - Associate

  • Qualified in 2007
  • Advises on all aspects of employment law, including contentious and non-contentious matters
  • Advises both employers and senior employees and directors
  • Outside of work he is interested in good food and drink, and watching football at all levels

Team(s)Employment
Direct Dial0845 074 2510
Emailantonio.fletcher@emwllp.com
Mobile07720 561 332
Fax0845 074 2421
Language(s)Italian
English
PA(s)Susan Brown on 0845 074 2527
susan.brown@emwllp.com

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James Geary - Principal

  • Qualified in 2002.
  • Specialises in advising businesses on all types of commercial arrangements.
  • Particular expertise in advising on issues affecting the waste management sector, following a 5 year stint as Director of Legal Affairs for one of the UK's leading providers of environmental compliance services.
Team(s)Commercial Contracts
Direct Dial0845 074 2349
Emailjames.geary@emwllp.com
Mobile07899 792464
PA(s)Jo Campion on 0845 074 2518
joanna.campion@emwllp.com

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Katie George - Legal Assistant

  • Katie joined EMW in 2007. 
  • She has extensive experience in commercial debt recovery and insolvency
  • Katieís experience also includes bulk recovery on behalf of asset finance companies, breach of contract claims, interim applications, as well as issuing of claims in the County Court and High Court.
Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2456
Emailkatie.george@emwllp.com

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Jordan Glackin - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2009
  • Specialises in corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and disposals and general company law
  • Particular expertise in the education and healthcare sectors, including dentistry, pharmacy, specialising in Academies and University Technical Colleges, acquisitions and disposals of care homes such as mental health establishments, learning disability units, brain injury units and residential and nursing care
  • Enjoys playing rugby, golf, football and tennis (when his wife permits), spending time with his family and socialising with friends.
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2457
Emailjordan.glackin@emwllp.com
Mobile07713 201 733
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Georgina Tilley on 0845 074 2524
georgina.tilley@emwllp.com

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Rob Goffman - Principal

  • Qualified in 1984
  • Has vast experience in advising on property development and property portfolio management
  • Is also a general dab-hand at commercial property
  • Used to have a beard
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2395
Emailrob.goffman@emwllp.com
Mobile07979 752 383
Fax0845 074 2505
Language(s)English
PA(s)Rosy Haynes on 0845 074 2397
rosy.haynes@emwllp.com

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Natalie Grant - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2008
  • Particular specialism in dental transactions
  • Has a husband, a young son, and three house rabbits to look after so doesn't have much time for hobbies!
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2459
Calling from
outside the UK
01908 699 231
Emailnatalie.grant@emwllp.com
Mobile07825 080 541
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Georgina Tilley on 0845 074 2524
georgina.tilley@emwllp.com

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Allison Grant - Principal

  • Qualified in 1991
  • Provides pro- active advice on all aspects of the employment relationship to support excellence in Human Resource practice
  • A refreshing down to earth approach. Clients benefit from Allison's ability to provide pragmatic and commercial solutions, from her strong technical expertise coupled with extensive management and business experience
  • Delivers employment law seminars and focused training programmes to employers and is a speaker at nationwide conferences
  • An accredited CEDR mediator and member of the Employment Lawyers Association
  • Outside work manages a 'mad' Irish Red Setter!
Team(s)Employment
Direct Dial0845 074 2371
Emailallison.grant@emwllp.com
Mobile07884 549 374
Fax0207 405 4222
Language(s)English
PA(s)Susan Brown on 0845 074 2527
susan.brown@emwllp.com

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Colin Grundy - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 1984.
  • Has extensive property, banking and finance experience.
  • Worked in-house with Nationwide Building Society from 1987-2014 providing legal advice to their residential development subsidiary and commercial lending and housing departments. More recently, he has been advising on capital markets and wholesale funding including covered bond, securitisation, derivatives and repurchase and securities lending agreements.
  • Outside work, he enjoys most sports and particularly cricket, football and motor sport.
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2350
Emailcolin.grundy@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 244 453
Fax0870 238 8096

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Sean Halliwell - Trainee Solicitor

  • Currently completing his first year as a trainee with the firm
  • Out of the office he enjoys playing golf around the South East and also follows Preston North End (because someone has to)
Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2386
Emailsean.halliwell@emwllp.com
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English

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Nicola Hancock - Principal

  • Qualified in 1996
  • Knowledge development lawyer in the corporate team responsible for developing and maintaining the department's precedent documentation, monitoring and advising on legal developments, capturing and managing the team's know-how, preparing client updates on recent changes in the law and delivering training for the corporate team.
  • Wide-ranging private company transactional and advisory experience including M&A transactions, venture capital and private equity investments, joint ventures, group restructurings and corporate governance.
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2372
Emailnicola.hancock@emwllp.com
Mobile07551 128 012
PA(s)Georgina Tilley on 0845 074 2524
georgina.tilley@emwllp.com

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Emily Harris - Associate

  • Qualified in 2009 following her training contract with the firm
  • Her day to day work involves all aspects of commercial property and acting for a range of clients, many with large portfolios.  This includes drafting, negotiating, advising and making recommendations for Landlord or Tenant in respect of agreements, leases, underleases, licences and variations
  • Other title work includes freehold/investment acquisitions and disposals, perfecting security and advising in respect of easements and covenants
  • Enjoys cycling and has taken part in the Oxford to Cambridge bike ride as part of the firmís bikersí club Ė not a trace of leather, beards or tattoos
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2509
Emailemily.harris@emwllp.com
Mobile07825 080 543
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English
PA(s)Margaret Stansfeld on 0845 074 2398
margaret.stansfeld@emwllp.com

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Caroline Hayward - Associate

  • Qualified in 2000
  • Specialising in property development work acting for both developers and landowners, in particular within the social housing sector and is experienced in dealing with option agreements, development agreements, conditional contracts, overage provisions and joint venture agreements
  • Undertakes agricultural sales and purchases and general commercial property work
  • Board member of Rockingham Forest Housing Association
  • Runs the local Youth Group, is passionate about her garden and would secretly love an allotment.
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2405
Emailcaroline.hayward@emwllp.com
Mobile07713 201 182
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English
PA(s)Amanda Margrave on 0845 074 2483
amanda.margrave@emwllp.com

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Mark Hessel - Principal

  • Qualified in 2000
  • Advises on all aspects of commercial and residential disputes
  • Experienced in a number of highly specialised areas including boundary disputes, rights of light, rights of way, access to neighbouring land, breach of covenants, prescriptive rights and squatters
Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2406
Emailmark.hessel@emwllp.com
Mobile07810 421 295
Fax0207 405 4222
Language(s)English
PA(s)Gina Lawler on 0845 074 2446
gina.lawler@emwllp.com

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Louise Holder - Principal

  • Qualified in 2001
  • Specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law
  • Has particular experience in advising respondents in employment tribunal proceedings and her work has included advising on a multi-respondent age discrimination claim and subsequent appeal to the EAT, including protecting a costs award made in favour of the respondent for full costs
  • Outside of work she is a beaver scout leader

Team(s)Employment
Direct Dial0845 074 2373
Emaillouise.holder@emwllp.com
Mobile07764 244 960
Fax0845 074 2421
Language(s)English
PA(s)Kerry Bennett on 0845 074 2367
kerry.bennett@emwllp.com

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Matthew Holman - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2008
  • Advises on all manner of commercial contracts and business relationships
  • Specialises in the following practice areas: IT, e-commerce, intellectual property, software development, data protection, internet and communications, outsourcing and cloud computing.  He is a member of the Society for Computers and Law 
  • Has expertise regarding terms and conditions, supply of goods and services, commercial agency, distribution and franchising
  • On weekends he can be found mostly tidying up after his young family.  He enjoys reading and also plays guitar, bass, piano and any other musical instrument that he can get his hands on!
Team(s)Commercial Contracts
Direct Dial0845 074 2433
Emailmatthew.holman@emwllp.com
Mobile07720 561 327
Fax0845 074 2424
Language(s)English
PA(s)Jo Campion on 0845 074 2518
joanna.campion@emwllp.com

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Lesley Hutton - Due Diligence Manager

  • Manages the due diligence and disclosure process on all corporate transactions from start to finish
  • Co-ordinates our lawyers in specialist fields such as real estate, intellectual property and employment to deal with any issues that need to be resolved
  • On more complex disposal transactions, particularly where an auction process is involved, she manages our secure on-line data room system
  • Likes nothing better than riding in the woods - on horseback of course!

Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2355
Emaillesley.hutton@emwllp.com
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Dawn Carey on 0845 074 2351
dawn.carey@emwllp.com

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Simon Ingram - Principal

  • Qualified in 1976
  • Expertise in the larger scale projects, working with the client, their consultants and other members of our firm to deliver quality schemes, and enjoys the challenge of working with ambitious clients
  • Past Chairman and committed member of the Milton Keynes Community Foundation. Chairman of the MK Dons Football Club Sports and Education Trust and Legal Trustee of Milton Keynes Theatre & Gallery Company
  • Holidays are spent trekking with friends all over Europe and further a-field in places like India, South America and Morocco (the other half said she'd prefer a spa next time!)
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2396
Emailsimon.ingram@emwllp.com
Mobile07734 956 446
Fax0845 074 2422
Language(s)English
PA(s)Sarah Aitken on 0845 074 2387
sarah.aitken@emwllp.com

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Karen James - Post Completions Officer

  • Has expertise in Land Tax calculations, submission of SDLT forms and Land Registration applications.  Has also undertaken large volume registration projects including 300+ voluntary registrations, registration of a debenture over 133 registered sites and noting 4 Option Agreements over 215 sites
  • Adopted a goldfish called Google from a Danish friend!  One very ugly, mean fish, which keeps outgrowing its tank!
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2473
Emailkaren.james@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 244 452
Fax0845 074 2422
Language(s)English
PA(s)Daniel Webb on 0845 074 2413
daniel.webb@emwllp.com

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Trevor Jenkin - Consultant

  • Has extensive experience in all types of commercial litigation
  • Has acted on several notable reported cases including the landmark House of Lords case of Knan-v-Miah 2000 All ER (D) 1647 which determined an important aspect of the law of Partnership
  • His hobby is collecting property and fast cars
Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2474
Emailtrevor.jenkin@emwllp.com
Fax0845 074 2515
Language(s)English
PA(s)Mira Arezina on 0845 074 2455
mira.arezina@emwllp.com

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Graham Jones - Trainee Solicitor

  • Currently completing his first year as a trainee with the firm
  • Outside of work he is a competitive long distance runner for Marshall Milton Keynes AC and runs in track, road and cross-country events. In his first year since moving to Milton Keynes to start his training contract he was selected to race for Buckinghamshire at the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships.
  • Also in 2009 he appeared on Countdown, winning two episodes and narrowly losing a third on a crucial conundrum.
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2437
Emailgraham.jones@emwllp.com
Fax0845 074 2421
Language(s)English
German
Italian

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Stephen Kay - Principal

  • Qualified in 1999
  • All areas of commercial property, particularly acting for multi-site occupiers.  Noteable highlights include the purchase of a major international client's head office for £115m and the sale and leaseback of 18 properties for another major client, bringing a total profit of £20m (for the client!)
  • Is described as "a commercial operator who is tough when he needs to be" who delivers a 'thoroughly professional service' and adopts an 'excellent approach to issues' in the Chambers UK Guide and Legal 500
  • At weekends, can often be found on top of a muck heap, helping his wife run her livery yard!
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2380
Emailstephen.kay@emwllp.com
Mobile07730 660 341
Fax0845 074 2505
Language(s)English
PA(s)Sharon Brighton on 0845 074 2426
sharon.brighton@emwllp.com
Lana Boddy on 0845 074 2394
lana.boddy@emwllp.com

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Lucie Kingsnorth - Solicitor

  • Qualified in October 2013 
  • Responsible for both landlord and tenant and general commercial property transactions including high volume project work with a specialism in electronic communications.
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2471
EmailLucie.Kingsnorth@emwllp.com
Mobile07551 126547
PA(s)Vivienne Gibb on 0845 074 2369
vivienne.gibb@emwllp.com
Jeanette Foster on 0845 074 2425
jeanette.foster@emwllp.com

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Joanna Lacey - Principal

  • Qualified in 1984
  • Worked as an in-house lawyer to organisations; initially a major construction company and thereafter from 1989 - 1998 with Nationwide Building Society, involved in their commercial lending operation
  • Specialism in banking and finance matters
  • Supporting Spurs is her passion!
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2484
Emailjoanna.lacey@emwllp.com
Mobile07720 561 319
Fax0845 074 2503
Language(s)English
PA(s)Chris Hanley on 0845 074 2487
chris.hanley@emwllp.com

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Irfan Lamba - Trainee Solicitor

  • Irfan commenced his training contract with us in October 2013.
  • In his spare time he enjoys running, playing football and testing his wit in a game of chess
Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2479
Emailirfan.lamba@emwllp.com
Language(s)English

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Nick Lloyd - Principal

  • Qualified in 1998
  • Regular acquisition and disposal work for a mixture of owner managed businesses and listed companies with
  •   particular expertise in the recruitment sector
  • Also has expertise of acting on investments for management teams,  private equity house and high net worth investors and around funding structures and vehicles
  • His personal philosophy does not revolve so much around whether the glass is half full or half empty but instead is concerned with why the glass isn't simply a whole lot bigger
Team(s)Corporate
Financial Services Regulation and Compliance
Direct Dial0845 074 2345
Emailnick.lloyd@emwllp.com
Mobile07720 561 334
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Steven Read on 0845 074 2415
steven.read@emwllp.com

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Ian Mabbutt - Principal

  • Qualified in 2000 following his training contract with the firm
  • He heads the firm's banking and finance team and plays an active role in the firm's restructuring team
Team(s)Banking and Finance
Direct Dial0845 074 2363
Emailian.mabbutt@emwllp.com
Mobile07720 561 330
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Niki Hall on 0845 074 2362
niki.hall@emwllp.com

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Arjun Majumdar - Trainee Solicitor

  • Commenced his training contract in September 2013
  • Outside of work he enjoys football, gym and playing the guitar.
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2379
Emailarjun.majumdar@emwllp.com
Fax0845 074 2502
Language(s)English

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Holly Manners - Trainee Solicitor

Team(s)Commercial Contracts
Direct Dial0845 074 2526
Emailholly.manners@emwllp.com

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Nick Marshall - Principal

  • Qualified in 1997
  • Particular emphasis on investment and corporate occupier markets.  Advised investors on acquisition and disposals of over £2bn of real estate assets and relocated corporate HQs for US investment banks and some of London's significant market makers.
  • Many transactions involved the implementation of tax efficient structures for both domestic and international clients.
  • Advised across various sectors including mixed use retail / office, shopping centres, hospitality and leisure and financial services for clients such as HNIs, joint ventures, financial service providers and banks, property companies and major globally branded retailers.
  • Outside of work his time is spent ferrying his young children from club to club, being an active school governor at a local boys' prep school and (when time permits!) pursuing Brown Trout with a fly rod.
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2378
Calling from
outside the UK
+44 1908 699 355
Emailnick.marshall@emwllp.com
Mobile07944 188 626
Fax0207 405 4222
Language(s)English
PA(s)Sandra Browne-Rhoden on 0845 074 2486
sandra.browne-rhoden@emwllp.com

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Jan Marzec - Associate

  • Qualified in 2000
  • Has extensive experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, in particular:
  • breach of confidence, particularly in employment and post employment situations, including restrictive covenants
  • defamation and intellectual property
  • professional negligence claims, particularly against solicitors
  • real estate litigation, including actions for trespass, nuisance and breach of covenant
  • Speaks Polish and Italian, and when family life permits he is an aspiring bicycle racer 
Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2481
Calling from
outside the UK
+44 1908 699 359
Emailjan.marzec@emwllp.com
Mobile0782 508 0540
Fax0207 405 4222
Language(s)Polish
Italian
English
PA(s)Gina Lawler on 0845 074 2446
gina.lawler@emwllp.com

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Marco Mauro - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2007
  • Experience in all aspects of planning law and has previously worked for a number of local planning authorities. This experience means he has been successful in securing a number of planning consents against the odds.
  • Experience in local government law, highway law, rights of way, village greens, environmental law, including working knowledge of the contaminated land regime and the carbon reduction commitment scheme and has written articles for a number of well respected publications such as the Solicitors Journal, Estates Review and Property Law Journal.
  • Represented clients in the Magistrates Court in connection with highway and planning related matters and successfully defended a client for an alleged breach of a planning enforcement notice.
  • Outside of work he enjoys good food and lots of it!
Team(s)Planning and Regeneration
Direct Dial0845 074 2440
Emailmarco.mauro@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 960 488
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English
PA(s)Margaret Stansfeld on 0845 074 2398
margaret.stansfeld@emwllp.com

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Faye Meredith - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2014
  • Undertakes all aspects of corporate advisory and transactional work for private companies including acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructuring
  • In her spare time she enjoys reading, the theatre and is considering taking up cycling
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2525
Emailfaye.meredith@emwllp.com
PA(s)Niki Hall on 0845 074 2362
niki.hall@emwllp.com

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Alexandra Miller - Associate

  • Qualified in 2006
  • Deals with a range of real estate matters with particular emphasis on investment and corporate occupier markets
  • Advises on the acquisition and disposal of single and portfolio assets for domestic and overseas investors across all sectors
  • Experienced in non-contentious landlord and tenant matters for a wide range of clients including a number of household names
  • Wide range of experience gained from working in the City and overseas
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2343
Emailalexandra.miller@emwllp.com
Mobile07834 044 499
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English
PA(s)Sandra Browne-Rhoden on 0845 074 2486
sandra.browne-rhoden@emwllp.com

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Ian Morris - Principal

  • Founding partner of the firm in 1992
  • Specialises in leveraged buy-outs, working with private equity backed businesses and exits
  • Honorary Solicitor to Northamptonshire County Golf Club
  • Was once thrown out of the world darts finals before a dart had been thrown
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2364
Emailian.morris@emwllp.com
Mobile07802 934 184
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Susan Clayton-Drabble on 0845 074 2361
susan.clayton-drabble@emwllp.com

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Moira Myers - Principal

  • Qualified in 1981
  • A corporate lawyer with many years experience of advising on company and business acquisitions, shareholder agreements, and employee incentive schemes
  • A recognised expert in dental transactions, both NHS and private as well as retail pharmacy transfers
  • In her spare time she is an accomplished ballroom dancer, and an awful dinghy sailor
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2521
Emailmoira.myers@emwllp.com
Mobile07973 765 587
Fax0845 074 2420
PA(s)Georgina Tilley on 0845 074 2524
georgina.tilley@emwllp.com

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Emma Naughton - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2013 after completing her training contract with the firm
  • Advises on all aspects of employment law, advising a wide range of clients - both employers and senior employees - on contentious and non-contentious matters
  • In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, running, eating good food, cooking bad food, sunshine and trying to practise her French language skills to anyone who will listen
Team(s)Employment
Direct Dial0845 074 2339
Emailemma.naughton@emwllp.com
Mobile07884 549 371
Fax0845 074 2421
Language(s)English
French
PA(s)Nina Fountain on 0845 074 2448
nina.fountain@emwllp.com

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Gary O'Donoghue - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2011 following his training contract with the firm
  • Out of work, he enjoys going to the gym, playing football and socialising with friends
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2428
Emailgary.o'donoghue@emwllp.com
Mobile07825 080 542
Fax0870 238 8089
Language(s)English
PA(s)Danielle Adelaide on 0845 074 2476
danielle.adelaide@emwllp.com

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Rosie Oakes - CoSec Administrator

  • Deals with company set-up and formations for new and existing clients as part of the firmís company secretarial services
  • Provides administrative support to our CoSec Manager and senior CoSec assistant
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2520
Emailrosie.oakes@emwllp.com
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English

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Kim Opszala - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2012
  • Undertakes all areas of corporate work for private companies and their owners including acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructuring
  • Out of work she enjoys going to music concerts, travelling and, as a bit of a "foodie", eating out at good restaurants
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2511
Emailkim.opszala@emwllp.com
Mobile07720 561 335
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English

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Sharon Percival - Senior CoSec Assistant

  • Holds the ICSA certificate in company secretarial practice (CCSP)
  • Undertakes all aspects of company secretarial work for over 500 companies
  • Experience in company formations, corporate compliance and corporate transactional work
  • Was once asked to model for a well known travel agency's holiday brochure... she was only eight at the time
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2347
Emailsharon.percival@emwllp.com
Mobile07715 004 858
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English

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Nicholas Ripper - Solicitor

  • Currently completing his second year as a trainee with the firm
  • Previous experience in online marketing and retail, as well as working in the third sector for one of the UK's leading children's charity Action for Children
  • Enjoys cycling, skiing, movies and trips out on my motorbike
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2383
Emailnicholas.ripper@emwllp.com
Mobile07753 497763
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English

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Wendy Rogers - Property Finance Assistant

  • Many yearsí experience working in property finance where her main clients are of course banks!
  • Supports Northampton Saints and Chelsea. She was born in the Land of Nod Surrey
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2488
Emailwendy.rogers@emwllp.com
Mobile07764 244 952
Fax0845 074 2503
Language(s)English
PA(s)Hannah Morrow on 0845 074 2365
hannah.morrow@emwllp.com

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Derryn Rolfe - Consultant Solicitor

  • Originally an engineer; qualified as a solicitor in 2005 following extensive experience in-house
  • Specialises in construction and engineering, particularly drafting and negotiation of contracts and associated documentation and strategic procurement advice
  • Involved for over a decade in the drafting of the IChemE Model Forms of Conditions of Contract
  • Lectures in construction law
Team(s)Real Estate
Construction
Direct Dial0845 074 2354
Emailderryn.rolfe@emwllp.com
Mobile07917 178 781
Fax0845 074 2422
Language(s)English
French
PA(s)Sarah Aitken on 0845 074 2387
sarah.aitken@emwllp.com

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Mark Rondel - Principal

  • Qualified in 1989
  • Particular expertise in the following areas:
  • Unfair Prejudice Applications and Shareholder Disputes
  • Warranty claims arising out of business sales
  • Recovery actions for institutional lenders including factoring and leasing claims
  • Bringing and/or defending misfeasance and other Director claims in insolvency and defending directors in claims brought under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986
  • He has represented Great Britain as part of the national sky diving team

Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2453
Emailmark.rondel@emwllp.com
Mobile0777 613 8993
Fax0207 405 4222
Language(s)English
PA(s)Gina Lawler on 0845 074 2446
gina.lawler@emwllp.com

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Gurpreet Sanghera - Associate

  • Qualified in 2008 following his training contract with the firm
  • He specialises in acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructuring
  • He is a member of EMW's dental team, who have acted for a number of clients on the acquisitions (whether by way of a share acquisition or business assets acquisition) of dental practices
  • In his spare time he likes thinking about going to the gym
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2356
Emailgurpreet.sanghera@emwllp.com
Mobile07721 336 426
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Steven Read on 0845 074 2415
steven.read@emwllp.com

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Kirsty Simmonds - Solicitor

Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2528
Emailkirsty.simmonds@emwllp.com
Mobile07884 549 372

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Joe Soul - Principal

  • Qualified in 2002
  • Broad commercial property expertise specialising in healthcare in particular the acquisition and disposal of care homes, mental health establishments, brain injury units, learning disability units, children's homes and acting for health service providers
  • Has also acted for a number of maintained and independent schools, colleges and universities in relation to various commercial property related matters
  • Joe is an unrealistic but enthusiastic Liverpool FC supporter and spends most of his spare time keeping up with his young daughters
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2358
Emailjoe.soul@emwllp.com
Mobile07738 252 414
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English
PA(s)Amanda Margrave on 0845 074 2483
amanda.margrave@emwllp.com

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Angela Stallard - Principal

  • Qualified in 1991
  • Specialises in both banking/acquisition finance and restructuring and insolvency (the latter with the emphasis on non-contentious matters).
  • Acts for commercial banks, distressed companies and groups (often listed or private equity owned), distressed funds, investors and other stakeholders,  insolvency practitioners, turnaround professionals and the buyers of distressed companies. 
  • Particular experience in restructurings (solvent or otherwise) and refinancings
  • Member of R3 and sits on the R3 Womens Group committee for London
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2341
Emailangela.stallard@emwllp.com
Mobile07866 724 263
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Mira Arezina on 0845 074 2455
mira.arezina@emwllp.com

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Jon Taylor - Principal

  • Qualified in 1993
  • 20 years experience of delivering employment law solutions to businesses
  • Is an accredited CEDR mediator 
  • Expert in managing large scale multi-party and multi-day Employment Tribunal cases particularly those involving discrimination, whistleblowing and TUPE
  • Delivers practical employment law and people management training to employers from SME's to household name PLC's
  • Frustrated rock god in his spare time and, with his glasses on,  bears a passing resemblance to Harry Hill
Team(s)Employment
Direct Dial0845 074 2374
Emailjon.taylor@emwllp.com
Mobile07720 561 336
Fax0845 074 2421
Language(s)English
PA(s)Annette Parker on 0845 074 2376
annette.parker@emwllp.com

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Minal Thakarar - Principal

  • Qualified in 1999
  • With over 10 year's property finance experience has particular expertise in the banking and financial sector.  She also advises on all areas of commercial property
  • Worked as an in-house lawyer with Nationwide Building Society, providing strategic, analytical and business focused advice and analysis to the commercial lending division
  • Outside of work she loves vegetarian cooking and spending time with her family
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2512
Emailminal.thakarar@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 960 497
Fax0845 074 2503
Language(s)English
PA(s)Chris Hanley on 0845 074 2487
chris.hanley@emwllp.com
Jennie Gibbins on 0845 074 2482
jennie.gibbins@emwllp.com

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Peter Thompson - Consultant Solicitor

  • Has been involved in the resolution of employment disputes for over 30 years, as a former partner of an international law firm, as a Chairman of Employment Tribunals and as a mediator
  • Is an accredited CEDR mediator 
  • He has extensive knowledge and experience of employment law having chaired the Employment Tribunal in both Manchester and Nottingham on a part-time basis for 14 years
  • Acknowledged as an expert in employment and partnership disputes
Team(s)Employment
Direct Dial0845 074 2368
Emailpeter.thompson@emwllp.com
Mobile07850 745 626
Fax0845 074 2421
Language(s)English
PA(s)Zara Weston on 0845 074 2370
zara.weston@emwllp.com

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Colleen Thornber - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2012 following her training contract with the firm
  • Since qualifying she has been working within our dispute resolution team specialising in Intellectual Property Law
  • Is an avid dinghy sailor and has her RYA sailing instructor qualification and has taught sailing throughout Europe and in New York City at Manhattan Yacht Club. 
Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2531
Emailcolleen.thornber@emwllp.com
Mobile07753 497 763
Fax0845 074 2424
Language(s)English

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Andrew Timoney - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2014 and joined the firm in March 2014
  • Advises on all areas of commercial property including freehold and leasehold acquisitions, landlord & tenant, and residential development matters.
  • Outside of work Andrew is a big Liverpool FC fan and plays golf in the summer months. He likes to visit different places whenever he can and tries to play guitar in his spare time.
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2412
Emailandrew.timoney@emwllp.com
Mobile07753 497 965
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English

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Sonia Tiwari - Trainee Solicitor

Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2344
Emailsonia.tiwari@emwllp.com

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Julie Vickers - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2013
  • Advises on a variety of commercial contracts
  • Has expertise regarding terms and conditions, supply of goods and services agreements, intellectual property licensing and distribution agreements
  • Out of the office Julie enjoys playing korfball, being on the committee for the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division and going for a curry
Team(s)Commercial Contracts
Direct Dial0845 074 2342
Emailjulie.vickers@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 960 496
Fax0845 074 2424
Language(s)English

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Lucy Walford - Solicitor

  • Qualified in 2008 and joined the firm in March 2014
  • Advises on all areas of commercial property including landlord and tenant, acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management and corporate support
  • Outside of work she enjoys travelling, skiing (badly) and spending time with family and friends
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2513
Emaillucy.walford@emwllp.com
Mobile07801 978 448
Fax0845 074 2505
Language(s)English
PA(s)Amanda Margrave on 0845 074 2483
amanda.margrave@emwllp.com

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Damon Watt - Principal

  • Qualified in 2001
  • He is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and is a full member of R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals).  He has also passed the Higher Rights Advocacy Assessment
  • In addition to undertaking general commercial litigation disputes he advises in respect of a wide range of insolvency related matters

                                                                                                     

 

Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2466
Emaildamon.watt@emwllp.com
Mobile07841 210 912
Fax0845 074 2502
Language(s)English
PA(s)Katie George on 0845 074 2456
katie.george@emwllp.com

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Daniel Webb - Post Completions Assistant

  • Joined the firm in August 2009 initially in the Administration team before joining the Real Estate team in July 2011.
  • He assists Karen James dealing with the teamís Land Registry applications, SDLT submissions and is currently in the middle of a large registration project for a client which involves registering over 800 sites.
  • Outside of the office he is currently working towards his CILEx qualifications.
  • When not revising for exams or attending lectures he enjoys watching the mighty Spurs, playing golf and socialising with friends.
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2413
Emaildaniel.webb@emwllp.com
Language(s)English

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Laura Whitfield - Solicitor

Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2531
Emaillaura.whitfield@emwllp.com
Mobile07764 244959

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Geoff Willis - Principal

  • Qualified in 1994
  • With particular expertise in residential and commercial development and landlord and tenant matters, he is also part of the firmís insolvency and restructuring team and is generally an all-knowing oracle when it comes to property law
  • He is a director of Industrial Rehabilitation Workshops, a Northampton charity which provides work-based day care, education and rehabilitation to those with mental illness and learning difficulties
  • Once helped Rupert Murdoch put up a satellite dish
Team(s)Real Estate
Direct Dial0845 074 2478
Emailgeoff.willis@emwllp.com
Mobile07753 911 067
Fax0845 074 2500
Language(s)English
PA(s)Rachel Hawley on 0845 074 2336
rachel.hawley@emwllp.com

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James Wood - Solicitor

Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2381
Emailjames.wood@emwllp.com

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Karen Young - Principal

  • Qualified in 1997  
  • Head of Commercial Services Team
  • Undertakes general commercial litigation and specialises in defamation claims
  • Is qualified to practice in Northern Ireland
  • Enjoys as much as possible, frequent trips back to Ireland, gardening, running, diving (warm seas only!) and riding her Vespa

Team(s)Dispute Resolution
Direct Dial0845 074 2468
Emailkaren.young@emwllp.com
Mobile07720 561 331
Fax0845 074 2502
Language(s)Spanish
English
PA(s)Marie Smith on 0845 074 2384
marie.smith@emwllp.com

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Ian Zant-Boer - Principal

  • Qualified in 1983 (after failing as a professional footballer and an academic)
  • He spent many years at Cambridge University (degree, PhD and lecturer), and has more than twenty years experience of advising management teams (ranging from start-ups to PLCs) on the best way to apply the law in a commercially sound way
  • Recognised by The Legal 500 as a leading individual in corporate area and has been a co-founder of two venture capital firms
  • He sits on the board of a number of his client companies and was for many years a member of the Council of Cranfield University
Team(s)Corporate
Direct Dial0845 074 2333
Emailian.zant-boer@emwllp.com
Mobile07725 244 454
Fax0845 074 2420
Language(s)English
PA(s)Susan Clayton-Drabble on 0845 074 2361
susan.clayton-drabble@emwllp.com

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