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Rosemarie Moulding

Rosemarie is a lawyer in our corporate/commercial team. Rosemarie worked in the property market and started and ran her own business for many years before becoming a lawyer.  She won ‘Young Business Person of the Year 2017’ at the Bedfordshire business awards. Working closely with partner Leigh Head, Rosemarie will assist clients on a wide …

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Sunira Patel

Sunira is a trainee lawyer with Sherrards. She originally joined as a post completion assistant in the commercial property team, liaising with HMRC and the Land Registry to ensure that all post completion formalities were dealt with on property transactions. In the next part of her training, she is working with the corporate commercial team  assisting …

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Katherine Gilroy

Katherine joined Sherrards in February 2018 and is a solicitor based in the corporate commercial team. She advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial law matters including acquisitions and disposals, refinancing, shareholders’ agreements and commercial supply agreements. Since joining Sherrards, Katherine has developed a specialism in advising on data protection matters and the practical implications …

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Manzoor Ishani

One of the most respected franchising lawyers in the country, Manzoor has over 30 years’ experience of UK and international licensing, franchising and distribution law. The respected ‘Chambers’ and Partners’ guide to the legal profession ranks Manzoor in the top five franchise lawyers in the country praising his ‘stellar reputation’. Manzoor, who is a member of …

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Jean-Paul da Costa

Jean-Paul originally qualified as a Barrister in Lincoln’s Inn before moving on to become a solicitor and notary public. He has wide-ranging domestic and international corporate and commercial experience across both private practice as well as in industry, and acts as legal counsel and business advisor to a wide range of UK and international clients, …

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Jonathan Cooke

Based in London, Jonathan has over 35 years’ legal experience in the City and covers all areas of corporate commercial work, including business start-ups, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, agency/distribution arrangements and public company transactions. He has dealt with numerous acquisitions and mergers over a period of 30 years and has particular experience in advising individuals …

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Kiall Bagnell

Kiall undertakes the full range of corporate commercial work with a considerable amount of experience dealing with share and asset acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and general contractual advice with clients ranging from start-ups to larger private and public companies. Kiall also has particular expertise in franchising; advising franchisors and franchisees on all …

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Laurel Zhang

Laurel (Xueying) Zhang heads up the firm’s China and Asia team. Laurel epitomizes the modern Chinese lawyer.  Qualified in the UK after growing up and studying in Beijing, she speaks fluent Mandarin and English.  Her reputation as a ‘go to’ lawyer for Chinese companies with ambitions to succeed abroad is a result of her relentless …

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Leigh Head

Leigh undertakes the full range of corporate commercial legal work in wide range of sectors. Leigh is predominantly involved in general corporate and M&A work, including Private Equity transactions, banking, financial and corporate restructuring whilst retaining a number of music and media industry clients including Graphite Media Limited, Bestival and Camp Bestival; acting for plc’s …

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Hayley West

Hayley is a corporate commercial specialist, with a particular interest in advising clients in the fashion and creative industries. Hayley assists clients on a wide range of commercial matters, including acquisitions and mergers, commercial supply agreements, IT and internet contracts, co-ownership and investment agreements. Her client base is extremely varied including luxury fashion brands, technology …

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