Company/Commercial and general business
We provide company, commercial and general business advice for all sizes of organisations, from start ups to large companies. We have extensive experience in advising companies on company law, general business advice and commercial practice.
Some examples and areas of advice are reorganisation plans for business, supplier customer disputes and agreements, finding target companies and purchases, obtaining finance and related documentation, enterprise investment schemes and EMI option schemes, invoice discounting/factoring, joint ventures and cooperation agreements, shareholder agreements, compliance with company and regulatory law, business plans, distribution agreements, risk management including insurance and legal compliance and best practice, litigation management, company secretarial and licences and royalties. We also advise on media contracts.
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"I have worked extensively with Jessica, especially since 2002 and she stands out as the most effective employment lawyer I have worked with. She combines an excellent mastery of all aspects of employment law with a strong commercial focus: she is therefore empathetic to the commercial pressures and drivers faced by clients and develops appropriate legal strategies, complete with risk analyses and risk mitigation plans.
As well as providing clear, unequivocal legal input, she can also support clients with practical implementation guidelines, legal documentation templates and other ‘turnkey’ services. In this sense, unlike many ‘old school’ employment lawyers, she genuinely partners with clients in a practical, hands-on way.
Jessica is highly intelligent, articulate and persuasive and, at the same time, relates extremely well to clients at all organisational levels. Whilst pragmatic in her approach, she stands her ground when necessary but in a non-threatening manner. She is also very responsive to client needs, often ‘going the extra mile’ to provide quick responses to queries and other requirements, frequently at unsocial hours when necessary."
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, ExpertAugust 28, 2010
Paul Allanhired Jessica as an Attorney in 2002, and hired Jessica more than once