Mike advises businesses and charities on all aspects of commercial property transactions.

Mike has extensive experience in all areas of commercial property law, including dealing with freehold and leasehold sales and acquisitions, negotiating commercial leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants, advising charities and academic institutions in their commercial property matters, advising on commercial and residential property development, property finance and property asset portfolio management and on the property aspects of corporate sales and acquisitions.

Mike can offer your business the following:

  • FREE review of your lease to look at options for getting out of the lease such as assignment provisions or breaks
  • FREE review of your lease to look at what alterations you can make to the property and whether the landlord’s consent will be required
  • FREE advice on outline terms when you are considering taking a lease of a property in order to ensure that you are getting the deal you want
  • FREE overview of how best to structure your property acquisitions or disposals.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth, known as Lizzy, graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 with a degree in Philosophy and History. She then remained at Cardiff and completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course. Prior to completing her training contract at Royds Withy King, Lizzy worked as a paralegal in the banking and finance department for Ogier in Jersey.

Areas of expertise

Lizzy advises on project procurement and non-contentious construction and engineering matters. Her expertise covers:

  • contract analysis and negotiations
  • advice on risk analysis, procurement options, main contracts, sub-contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, parent company guarantees and performance bonds.

Lizzy’s client base includes funders, developers, contractors and consultants.

Memberships

Lizzy represents Royds Withy King on the Bath Young Professionals Committee. She organises networking events for professionals in Bath and raises money for local charities.

Interests

Outside of work Lizzy enjoys art, particularly painting and textiles. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, surfing and playing netball.

About Rachel

Rachel has many years’ experience of handing personal injury claims makes her the ideal first point of contact for new clients. Clients are reassured by her breadth of experience in handling all types of personal injury claims, as well as her clarification of the “no win, no fee” service which the Personal Injury team offer following numerous changes and restrictions to personal injury funding brought in by the Government since 2013.

She has considerable experience in assisting people who have suffered:

  • Road traffic accidents where they weren’t to blame, including motorcycle, cycle and pedestrian claims (as well as Motor Insurers’ Bureau cases involving uninsured or untracable drivers);
  • Injuries from working in the vehicle recovery and breakdown sector and the various equipment and hazards that involves;
  • Injuries due to tripping and slipping accidents on pavements and highways, and in retail shops, supermarkets and other premises;
  • Injuries due to accidents at work.

Memberships :

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

 

About Megan

Before joining Royds Withy King, Megan completed a Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts at Banbury and Bicester College whilst working part time in retail. Megan is now currently working as a legal apprentice with the Personal Injury team at Royds Withy King.

Interests

Outside of work, Megan enjoys travelling, reading and going to the theatre in London. She also loves going camping and the quietness of the countryside.

About Robert

Robert and his team deal with all aspects of house sales and purchases, including:

Robert joined Swindon firm Jaggar & Co in 1989 as a trainee, qualifying in 1992. He joined Royds Withy King as a Partner in 2002 when the two firms merged.

 

About Peter

Chambers UK 2010 rates Peter as a “Leader in his field” and clients describe him as “methodical, commercial and sensible“.

Peter undertakes all aspects of real estate work including:

  • acting for freehold owners on purchases and sales
  • acting for commercial landlords and tenants, particularly relating to buying retail, office and shop premises and other types of commercial property
  • personal pension scheme funding for joint commercial property purchases,
  • including SIPPs and SASS
  • investment land acquisition for developers
  • new development site acquisition
  • strategic land development options for developers and landowners, including drafting and negotiating options
  • conditional contracts, collaboration and joint venture agreements.

Memberships :

Constructing Excellence Swindon
Swindon Developer Forum
Commercial Property Estate Legal Association


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About Michaela

Michaela graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with an Honours Degree in Sport and Exercise Science, majoring in Sport Psychology. She worked in management in a private health care clinic before taking a career break, travelling around the world.

Wanting a new challenge, Michaela worked as an assistant in a small family-run law firm, which covered areas such as conveyancing, probate and marriage. She joined Royds Withy King in May 2016  as a legal assistant, before becoming a paralegal in March 2017.

Michaela particularly enjoys cases representing children within public proceedings. As their welfare is paramount, it is “rewarding to know the positive difference made to their wellbeing.”

Interests

Outside of work, Michaela enjoys travel, the theatre, food and drink. She is also a member of the Oxford Young Professionals Society.

About Judith

Judith has worked as in-house Counsel to a large NHS Trust which gives her unique insight into negligence compensation claims and a tactical advantage in pursuing them. As a trained barrister, Judith acts as advocate and represents families at inquest hearings. She is a trained mediator and also teaches on a variety of medico-legal topics.

Clients praise her attention to client care, typified by comments such as “our thanks doesn’t cover what you did for us Judith”, “I drew great strength from you” and “I will never forget what you did for me”. The Legal 500 UK noted her as an “excellent” lawyer.

Judith’s particular areas of medical negligence expertise include:

  • adult brain injury claims, particularly stroke
  • cerebral palsy and birth injury claims
  • complex surgical injury cases
  • neurological cases, in both adults and children
  • nursing claims
  • injury as a result of cardiology/cardiac surgery
  • vascular surgery
  • pulmonary embolism.

Memberships :

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • APIL Special Interest Groups: brain injury, spinal cord injury
  • Inquest Charity Lawyers Group (INQUEST)
  • Oxford Medico-Legal Society
  • Association for Victims of Medical Accidents (AvMA)
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA).

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About Paul

Described by The Legal 500 UK as “simply first-class” and “highly intelligent, passionate for his clients and the master of all detail“, Paul Rumley is “a very approachable lawyer with vast experience on high-value and complex cases” who handles “a range of matters including birth injury claims, fatal accidents and delay in diagnosis of cancer claims“, according to Chambers & Partners UK.

Paul’s experience informed his extensive contribution to recent legal aid reforms. Working with both houses of Parliament, Paul received nationwide recognition for his efforts and success in retaining legal aid for a group of severely disabled children. He is regularly approached for comment on local and national radio, television, and national newspapers, and has written several specialist articles on the subject of legal aid reform.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 1998, Paul’s particular expertise is in cases involving:

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About Kerstin

After joining Royds Withy King in 2009, Kerstin nuanced her practice area to focus mainly in obstetric and neonatal cases, representing children and young adults who suffered neurological injuries before, during or after their birth. Kerstin works closely with chartered legal executive Abigail Ringer in progressing large and complex cases.

Kerstin also specialises in inquest cases, focusing on medical negligence related deaths and also those involving Article II of the Human Rights Act. Kerstin works closely with Ali Cloak on a number of high profile inquest cases.

Her experience of medical negligence claims includes:

Kerstin is independently ranked by the Chambers & Partners guide to the legal profession, and recognised as a “Leader in her field“. She also has a Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation.

Sources call her “excellent, thorough, informed and very sensitive to the clients’ requirements whilst retaining a correct pragmatism“.

She has also been credited by fellow solicitors as “ambitious, tenacious and visible“.

Chambers & Partners UK describe Kerstin as “an experienced partner who is recognised for her work on severe birth injury cases”. She is independently praised by one client in the same source as “very clever, supportive and thorough“. The Legal 500 UK also celebrate Kerstin, who “stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’“.

Kerstin is a member of the Avon and Bristol Law Centre and is on the South West Research Ethics Committee Panel.

Memberships :

  • Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL)
  • Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
  • Bristol Medico-Legal Society
  • Bristol Law Society
  • Inquest charity

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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth, known as Lizzy, graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 with a degree in Philosophy and History. She then remained at Cardiff and completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course. Prior to completing her training contract at Royds Withy King, Lizzy worked as a paralegal in the banking and finance department for Ogier in Jersey.

Areas of expertise

Lizzy advises on project procurement and non-contentious construction and engineering matters. Her expertise covers:

  • contract analysis and negotiations
  • advice on risk analysis, procurement options, main contracts, sub-contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, parent company guarantees and performance bonds.

Lizzy’s client base includes funders, developers, contractors and consultants.

Memberships

Lizzy represents Royds Withy King on the Bath Young Professionals Committee. She organises networking events for professionals in Bath and raises money for local charities.

Interests

Outside of work Lizzy enjoys art, particularly painting and textiles. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, surfing and playing netball.

About Jessica

She completed an MBA in 2015 and joined Royds Withy King in 2017 from outsource provider Intelligent Office Uk Ltd.  Jessica heads up the Operations directorate for Royds Withy King, managing everything from buildings to best practice. She is known for her ability to inject energy and passion into any project and process review, recently driving forward the firm’s readiness for the new compliance requirements for GDPR. Jessica also plays an active role in monitoring the client experience, looking at how teams can collaborate more to bring new ideas and practices to the table and find innovative solutions to meet clients’ current and future needs.

Interests

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys cycling and generally keeping fit. She also enjoys singing and performs in a number of bands.

About Jessica

Jessica attended Plymouth University and obtained a 2:1 Bachelor of Laws degree. After finishing university, Jessica started working at Spratt Endicott Solicitors in Banbury, dealing with commercial recovery for clients recovering large debts through to proceedings and enforcement. Looking for a new challenge, Jessica moved to Conroy’s Solicitors in Truro where she dealt with mental health and capacity work. This involved ensuring that clients received the advice needed and considering ongoing care issues surrounding capacity.

Jessica joined the Personal Injury team at Royds Withy King in February 2016, initially dealing with injuries caused by animals. She is now working with the Industrial Diseases team assisting with compensation claims brought by people who have developed mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening, and their families.

Memberships

Jessica is a Graduate member of CILEX.

Interests

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys walking her puppy and spending time with friends and family when not studying.

About Jacqui

Before joining Royds Withy King in April 2013, Jacqui worked for a large London charity managing all of their charitable trusts.

She has a wealth of experience of assisting clients with:

Jacqui has also produced two practice notes for Lexis Nexis, a well-known research resource within the legal profession. Jacqui was also asked to join a panel of experts involved in deciding the winner of the Charity Team of the year for the STEP private client awards in 2017.

Upcoming events

Jacqui has been invited by MBL to deliver a five hour seminar to other lawyers, accountants and charity professionals on the subject of ‘Charity Safeguarding, Governance & Fundraising’. MBL are a national CPD (Continuing Professional Development) provider for lawyers. The event will run on 19 November in London. You can view further information about the event here.

Involvement in Working Parties

As an active member of the Charity Law Association; Jacqui regularly sits on working parties preparing responses to various consultations in the field of Charity regulation.

Examples of Jacqui’s involvement in recent working parties are detailed below:

In early 2017 Jacqui attended a working party to review the new charity governance code. More information on this code can be found here. She also sat on a party to review the process for Serious Incident Reporting within charities.

In 2016 Jacqui sat on the working party which prepared a response to the Cabinet Office consultation on the Conversion of Charitable Companies and CICs to CIOs. The outcome of which is in progress.

She also completed another working party for the Charity Law Association relating to the new disqualification powers, and powers to give warnings of the Charity Commission under the new Charities (Protection & Social Investment) Act 2016.

Trusteeships & Committees

Jacqui previously served as a trustee of First Steps, a local children’s charity for three years. She sits also on the committee for the STEP Philanthropy Advisers Special Interest Group and the Bath Committee for the Quartet Community Foundation.

Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Charity Law Association

Articles:

Published articles in the STEP Journal:

Jacqui also has an article published by Philanthropy Impact Magazine, discussing tax effective ways of giving to charities which you can read here.

Jacqui has also been published by the Civil Society. The article discusses on Governance and Leadership in September 2016 which you can read here.

Videos:

Jacqui was asked to a short interview discussing charity best practice and tax effective giving. In the first link, Jacqui explains how to manage risk and best practice guidance for charity trustees.  The second is about tax effective giving to charities and how to encourage more giving generally.

Jacqui was asked to do a short interview explaining the main points of the controversial New Charities Act which came into effect earlier this year. She  specifically discusses the impact of the new rules regarding automatic disqualification of trustees and warning powers. The Act also covers new rules regarding fundraising and social investment.

About Graham

Graham wins praise from clients and peers alike for his manner and the quality of his work. He is recognised by Chambers and Partners UK 2017 as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ and  “his deep knowledge of the construction sector is widely respected in the market”.

Clients refer to Graham’s “commanding knowledge of the law relating to construction”, his “practical approach to complex risk issues”, and his “particularly effective communication”. Equally clients see him as “approachable, personable and a pleasure to work with”. [Source: Royds Withy King client feedback]

Graham has extensive experience in;

  • Advising developers, employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants within the construction industry on a wide range of procurement alternatives, including standard and non-standard building and engineering contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, PFI building contracts and NHS LIFT projects
  • Due diligence for banks and other funders
  • Resolving building disputes and professional negligence claims for consultant
  • Construction dispute resolution, including adjudication, arbitration and litigation
  • Mediation of construction disputes; Graham is an advocate of mediation and alternative dispute resolution options as a proven alternative to litigation.

Memberships :
Society of Construction Lawyers
Adjudication Society
Bristol Technology and Construction Court User’s Committee

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About Kimberley

Kimberley acts as the first point of contact for clients, making sure we fully understand their requirements. She assists the team where necessary to ensure the smooth running of each transaction.

Kimberley assists the team in all areas:

  • sale and purchases (both freehold and leasehold)
  • transfers of equity, and
  • remortgaging properties.

About Angus

‘Extremely professional and knowledgeable’, Angus is independently recognised by the The Legal 500 UK directory for giving ‘first class advice on complex issues’, and is noted for his ‘knowledge of rural property, agriculture and anything legally connected‘. Chambers and Partners UK describe him as ‘well known in the agricultural community‘. “He has a strong grasp of anything to do with agriculture,” confirms one client, and he has been praised for his “rural background and thorough understanding of agriculture“. Chambers also recognise him as a “Leader in his field”.

He has a wide range of skills across both residential, commercial and agricultural and rural property including:

  • The acquisition and disposal of farms and estates and development land
  • The acquisition and disposal of farming and rural business interests
  • Commercial and residential property development
  • Agricultural Tenancy work including Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancies and Farm Business Tenancies
  • Secured lending and re-finance work for banks

Memberships :

Country Landowners Association
Agricultural Law Association

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About Charlotte

Charlotte joined Royds Withy King in 2015 after getting her first class law degree from Southampton Solent University and completing her Legal Practice Certificate course at Guildford University of Law.

Prior to joining Royds Withy King, Charlotte volunteered at a local Citizens’ Advice Bureau where she gained valuable insights into a wide variety of cases, most of which were civil matters.

Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys trampolining, which she has done since the age of five, and is a qualified BSAC Ocean Scuba Diver, which comes in handy during holidays.

About Louise

Louise has been recognised by The Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme for 15 years. Described by The Legal 500 UK as “caring, competent, well-organised and highly effective“, she deals with claims resulting from accidents at work, road traffic accidents, occupiers’ liability accidents and accidents involving children.

Louise’s experience is extensive and includes acting for clients suffering from:

Louise joined Royds Withy King in 1992 and qualified in 1994. She became a partner in the firm in 2000.

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About Rachel

Rachel graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in law. She gained experience in medical negligence and personal injury law at a large national law firm before joining Royds Withy King.

Rachel deals with a wide range of medical claims against hospital trusts, private hospitals, opticians and GPs, including:

She also has experience working on dental negligence claims including:

  • negligent root canal treatments
  • wrongful extractions
  • misdiagnosis or mismanagement of periodontal gum disease
  • negligent restorative work or orthodontic treatment.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys travelling and socialising.

About Emma

Emma graduated with a first class honours degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Portsmouth. She then went on to complete her GDL and LPC while working as a paralegal in our real estate team for three years before securing and commencing her training contact in September 2017.

Practice areas

  • disposal and acquisitions of businesses
  • commercial landlord and tenants work including new leases, renewals and lease terminations.

Work highlights

  • acquisition of Dorian House B&B in Bath.
  • freehold purchase of property from client’s SSAS with commercial finance
  • new lease for Society Café in a prime Bristol location.

Memberships

Emma is a member of Bath Young Professionals.

Interests

Emma is a keen cyclist and runner. She has taken part in a number of fundraising challenges included the Bath Half Marathon and a 350-mile cycle from Zagreb to Munich.

About Hollie

Hollie has a particular interest in the following areas:

  • joint ownership disputes
  • boundary and neighbour disputes
  • commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes
  • covenants.

She qualified as a solicitor in 2013 after spending two years with the firm while she completed her training contract.

Memberships :

Property Litigation Association

Women in Property

Bath Young Professionals

Bristol Junior Lawyers Division

About Samantha

Prior to joining us, Samantha worked in Bristol as a senior legal assistant.

Samantha has a particular interest in cases where there has been a failure to treat periodontal disease and failures in cosmetic dentistry.

About Paola

Paola graduated with Distinction from the LPC at BPP Holborn in 2018 and a Commendation from the GDL at BPP Waterloo before that.

Paola read Music at the University of Oxford before freelancing as an opera singer and director for six years. Within that time she also ran her own opera company as a charity, mounting several successful productions a year, as well as building up a private teaching practice. She also did proofreading for the European Registry of Internet Domain Names and the Journal of Cyber Policy for several years.

Paola is currently a trainee within the Personal Injury team.

About Jessica

Jessica graduated from the University of the West of England with a LLB First Class Honours in 2014. She returned to complete the Legal Practice Course LLM part-time, alongside completing her training contract with a local firm, Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors. Jessica transferred her training contract and joined Royds Withy King in May 2018.

Experience

Prior to joining Royds Withy King, Jessica gained over three years legal experience working in Residential Property. She dealt with a variety of transactions including residential purchases and sales of freehold and leasehold properties, re-mortgages and transfers of equity. She was known for her friendly and proactive approach and ensuring to go the extra mile for clients.

Interests

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys taking her three Hungarian Vizsla’s (Zeus, Zack and Zola) for long walks in the countryside and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys cooking a variety of cuisines and trying out new places to eat.

About Mark

Mark handles a wide variety of personal injury claim types, but has particular expertise in:

  • all aspects of sports related injuries
  • claims relating to motorcycle accidents
  • acting for cyclists involved in accidents
  • injuries received due to defective products
  • claims due to stress at work
  • personal injury involving animals
  • injury claims due to violent crime.

Mark also receives instructions to act in professional negligence cases and is happy to take over the conduct of personal injury claims from other firms.

Mark’s career with Royds Withy King started in 2006 as a trainee and he qualified in 2008 when he joined the personal injury team. He is recognised by Chambers & Partners as an “Associate to watch”, and sources in the directory describe him as “always very impressive” and note he’s “very good with clients“. He is also praised for being “client-focused” and “punctilious in case preparation” by The Legal 500 UK.

Mark’s blogs and articles

Read all of Mark’s blogs here

Mark also featured in the first edition of our Ahead of the Curve magazine writing about the argument for compulsory cycling helmets. Take a look below:

Press contributions

Cycling and the law: how will your rights be affected by driverless cars? (RoadCC)
UK cycling – how bike safety can be improved (Bike Radar)
Legal Q&A: What are my rights if a pothole makes me crash? (Bike Radar)
Personal injury firms face rising claims

Membership :

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Professional Negligence Lawyers’s Association

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About Georgina

After graduating in 2013, Georgina joined Brethertons LLP in 2013 where she gained experience in the Commercial Recoveries, Family and Conveyancing departments. Georgina qualified as a Solicitor in April 2017.

Georgina advises clients on the following areas:

Interests

Outside of work, Georgina plays Netball for a local team in Oxfordshire. She is also a qualified netball umpire and umpire games in Oxford every week. Georgina took part in a charity challenge in October 2015 where she travelled to China with 20 other people to walk 60km of the Great Wall of China to raise money for CoppaFeel! Charity. She is looking forward to taking part in another challenge soon.

About Charlotte

Charlotte graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Arts in Ancient History. She went on to complete her legal studies in London and obtained a distinction in the legal practice course. Before joining our team in 2014, Charlotte worked for a defence technology company as well as spending time working abroad.

Charlotte works on a wide range of matters across both the Technology & Media and Racing & Bloodstock teams. In particular:

  • Registration, portfolio management, oppositions and infringement of domestic and international trade marks
  • IP and IT contracts
  • Agricultural and equestrian property transactions
  • Assisting on sports disciplinary and licensing cases
  • Specialist commercial agreements regarding racing and bloodstock

Memberships

Oxford Young Professionals
Women in Racing

About Hannah

Clients describe Hannah as “easy and personable but with a highly professional approach”, “exceptional…friendly and constructive”, providing a “faultless level of service” and “an ability to explain potentially complex legal issues in layman’s terms without unnecessary jargon”.

Hannah joined Royds Withy King in 2003 and qualified in 2005 and was promoted to associate in the Construction & Engineering team in 2010.

She has a broad range of experience within the construction sector and regularly advises contractors, employers, developers, and consultants, including architects and surveyors.

Her extensive experience of construction disputes includes:

  • Resolving payment disputes including application, valuation and certification
  • Claims for extensions of time and loss and expense, including LADs
  • Suspension and termination of contracts
  • Construction disputes relating to design and workmanship
  • Professional negligence claims for consultants
  • Construction dispute resolution and negotiation including adjudication, mediation, litigation and arbitration.

Memberships :

Bristol Technology and Construction Court User’s Committee

 

About Debbie

Debbie has joined Royds Withy King after a career break raising her family. Previously, Debbie worked at Chalk Smith Brooks, with Andrew Chalk and Richard Brooks before and after their merge with Withy King (now Royds Withy King). Debbie has experience assisting with several different areas of work including Litigation, Property and Clinical Negligence.

Within the Residential Property team, Debbie is now assisting in property transactions, particularly New Builds transactions and purchases involving the Help to Buy scheme.

Memberships

Debbie studied through the Institute of Legal Executives and qualified as a Legal Executive in 2008.

Interests

During her career break, Debbie discovered a passion for baking and now enjoys making elaborate celebration cakes. She also enjoys writing and published a novel in 2014.

About Jon

He is an accredited specialist with Resolution in matrimonial advocacy and pensions and a trained Collaborative lawyer.

He has been independently recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK legal directories as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ and “an outstanding family lawyer”, having been described as “top drawer and super because he puts his clients’ interests to the fore while remaining open and honest” (Legal 500). Jon ‘handles matrimonial finance issues in the context of divorce cases, and is a skilled arbitrator and collaborative lawyer. One client praises his “excellent technical knowledge, very good commercial awareness and very good bedside manner” (Chambers & Partners 2017).

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In March 2013 Jon qualified as a Family Arbitrator and was admitted to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. This means that he is now qualified to arbitrate Family disputes between parties; he is a keen advocate of this process which is another form of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Jon’s experience is wide ranging and includes:

A devoted family man, he likes nothing more than tending his garden, walking his much loved dogs and also watching his beloved Bristol City.

Memberships :

Resolution – accredited specialist
Collaborative Law – qualified practitioner

 

About Jasmine

Jasmine studied at King’s College London where she graduated with a 2:1 LLB Honours degree. She completed her post-graduate studies in 2004. In 2009, Jasmine completed the Legal Practice Course at BBP, graduating with distinction. She then trained and qualified at a top tier Legal 500 firm in 2012.

Jasmine acts for a wide variety of clients from junior level employees to CEOs and Directors, across a range of industries and sectors. She has represented clients in the finance industry, banking, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas in both UK and international companies.

Jasmine’s experience includes:

Work highlights

  • Advising employees in a joint age discrimination claim against a multinational petroleum company.
  • Assisting to secure an excellent settlement in a potential sex discrimination claim against a well-known software company.
  • Advising an employer on transferring a number of highly skilled employees and directors to a new business.

Outside of work Jasmine enjoys the theatre, travel photography exhibitions and fitness.

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association

About Liz

Liz specialises in advising clients and their families on:

  • managing the financial affairs of elderly and incapacitated clients, who may have dementia as a result of age, or as a result of accident or injury or through disability or mental illness
  • preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney to cover both the financial affairs and personal welfare of vulnerable individuals
  • applications to the Court of Protection for clients who may require an appointed Deputy to manage their personal affairs
  • assisting Deputies with the management of the client’s financial affairs.

 

About Sarah

Sarah has over 25 years experience as a commercial property specialist and her clients include regional and national retail businesses, owner managed businesses, property investors, developers and Plcs. She also acts for major lenders on secured lending work. She has a comprehensive knowledge of real estate and she regularly advises clients on:

  • the sale and acquisition of both leasehold and freehold commercial property, including shopping precincts shops and offices, industrial sites and warehouses
  • commercial landlord and tenant leases, renewals and terminations
  • property aspects of corporate sales and acquisitions
  • high value secured lending work for banks and other lenders.

She joined Royds Withy King in 1997 and became a partner in 2006. She previously worked in private practice for 13 years, principally for a major property investor.


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About Julie

Julie has over 20 years’ experience in legal practice. She is familiar with all aspects of commercial property work, with extensive experience in acting on the sale and purchase of small businesses, particularly licensed premises.

The Legal 500 UK praised her “timely, cost-effective and practical advice”, which facilitates her to “provide an excellent service” as a senior associate.

Julie’s wealth of experience in real estate includes:

  • securing lending work for banks and borrowers
  • landlord and tenant work, with particular emphasis on the retail sector, having acted for national retailers, both for A1 and A3 use, the latter including drive thru’ restaurants
  • retail development work for national retailers
  • property development for commercial and residential use
  • acquisition and disposal of pubs, restaurants and small businesses
  • property transactions for pension schemes
  • property support for corporate transactions
  • investment work and portfolio management.