I am a partner in the corporate and commercial team at Gordon Dadds. I have over 30 years’ experience in company sales, acquisitions and reorganisations, management buy-outs and buy-ins, and general corporate advice. After beginning my legal career at Ellis Wood, I spent thirty years working at Harris Cartier, before joining Gordon Dadds in 2013.
Apart from assisting clients, my interests lie mainly in sport (particularly rugby and cricket) and spending time with my grandchildren.
What is your most interesting legal experience?
Acting in the acquisition of a French company and a German company, which involved French, German, Icelandic, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein and English jurisdictions, with clients from Russia, the USA and Canada.
What is your best legal anecdote?
When advising Russian clients about a meeting to negotiate, they suggested that we should enter the negotiations 'with all guns blazing'. I suggested that was probably inappropriate.
Harris Cartier, Partner
Ellis Wood, Partner
The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2016 for Corporate and Commercial.