Solicitor – Admitted 2009
I’m an experienced Partner in Michelmores’ Commercial team. I advise a wide range of clients on a spectrum of commercial issues that affect their businesses.
My clients operate in diverse sectors with a focus on the data, intermediary platforms and digital and technology solutions spaces, but I particularly relish working with start-up and scale-up companies in the ecology, sustainability and agri-tech arena. Not only is it an area I feel passionately about personally, but I really enjoy helping these companies develop their ideas with a legally solid foundation, exploring the potential of what they’ve created, and ensuring everything is commercially sound.
It’s a privilege to see a business from its infancy, and to support its growth and success; you really feel an integral part of the process, and are able to advise with a comprehensive understanding of the organisation and its people. That’s one of the reasons why I’m so proud of my involvement with MAINstream – a network created by Michelmores in 2019 which connects business angel investors with high-growth, early-stage companies based in the Southwest, and in Michelmores being recognised by the UKBAA as the Best Legal Team for Early Stage Deals.
I’ve been part of the team at Michelmores since 2015, having previously trained and worked at a London firm.
Developing the commercial documents relating to the creation, maintenance and sale of biodiversity gains for a market leader in Biodiversity Net Gain
Developing the commercial documents for a carbon mitigation programme that supports farmers to enhance, manage and market their natural capital assets
Negotiating and stress testing our developed documents with various counterparties in the Natural Capital sector
Increasingly advising disruptor businesses in the Blue Sector and developing a niche specialism in the Blue Sector as a Natural Capital service line
Advising the Forestry Commission on a number of its key commercial arrangements
Advising the conveyancing panel management arm of Landmark Information Group on its key commercial arrangements
Advising on a viticulture share farming arrangement