Sam is an experienced business development professional, with experience in a top accountancy firm and globally listed real estate business. He now leads the business development in the Thames Valley for top 50 law firm Blake Morgan and is responsible for new business opportunities and expanding Blake Morgan’s market presence across the Thames Valley.
South East law firm, Gardner Leader, has appointed Rabika Basran as a Solicitor in the Employment Team based in its Maidenhead office, as well as supporting three new Solicitors to complete their training contracts and qualify with the firm.
Leading corporate and technology law firm, Moorcrofts, has strengthened its corporate team in the Thames Valley, having promoted Kate Prentis to Senior Associate and Adam Forder to Associate. Trainee Heather Stewart also qualified as a lawyer during the financial year bringing the total number of lawyers in the corporate team to 11.
Moorcrofts’ corporate team has advised Skillweb.co.uk Ltd. (Skillweb), a leading UK based software development and solutions company, on the sale of its “Houndit” business to Escher Software Services UK Limited (part of Hanover Investors private equity group).
Predicting the future of technology is hard enough in a normal year. Where the pace of development and innovation continues unabated, seemingly limited only by our human imagination. Although in the world of Artificial Intelligence, that barrier may soon be broken as we hear about AI capable of writing new Beetles tracks. I’m not sure how I feel about that…
Our team of specialist family lawyers advise clients on all aspects of family law. We work with each client to identify the best approach for their particular circumstances. Our team also offers alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation, collaborative law and arbitration.
Val Buzzard and Owen Kyffin, two directors with expertise in different areas, stood out from the crowd at this years’ annual staff conference of one of the leading accountancy practice and business advisors Whitley Stimpson.
Failing to protect your intellectual property (IP) rights can impact considerably on your finances. Even worse, if you don’t own control over the rights that your business was founded on, this could destroy it. Yet many companies only address the issue of IP when something has gone awry and needs to be fixed.
While many of Oxford’s tech spinout businesses have thrived thanks to access to investment funds, the vote to leave the European Union presents new challenges in terms of labour mobility and talent acquisition, vital issues for a start-up.
Oxford United’s recent success on the pitch leads not only to Wembley but also to potential commercial reward off the pitch. Penningtons Manches takes a look at how “The U’s” can protect – and capitalise on – one of its most valuable assets: the brand.