Joe has practiced for over 30 years in the corporate and commercial legal environment. He has vast experience of working with and understanding businesses and so he uses his legal expertise to help management teams analyse issues, distill advice and bring solutions quickly and economically. He has acted on both large and small, local national and cross-border transactions. His main areas have involved mergers, acquisitions and corporate re-structures.

  • Corporate investors
  • Private investors
  • Management teams
  • Private Equity Houses
  • The £130m sale of Cumbrian road and aggregates manufacturer to Aggregates Industries plc
  • The £10m restructure of internet based Travel Company LowCost Travel plc by Close Brothers.
  • The £23m value flotation of internet based travel company on AIM
  • The listing on the CISX of Marlwood plc
  • The restructure and listing on AIM of Eagle Eye plc
  • The refinancing with Yorkshire Bank and government loans of internet based Gift Offer provider
  • The £10m buyout of private residential care home chain

Previous Law Firms:

  • Equity partner, Donns
  • Equity partner (Corporate), Ricksons to and post-merger with DWF
  • Partner (Corporate Commercial), Linder Myers


Other businesses:

  • Legal Advisor to the Trustees of Genesis Breast Cancer Society



  • Solicitor
  • Coventry University, BA in Business Law

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