My role

I am a commercial lawyer at Anthony Collins Solicitors, leading on the provision of company and commercial advice to our clients across all sectors including education, housing, local government, charities and social business.

My experience

I qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and spent four years in private practice dealing with company and commercial, corporate M&A and corporate finance matters. I subsequently spent 12 years as an in-house lawyer at Birmingham City Council, providing commercial, procurement and governance advice in relation to major projects and contracts, followed by three years as head of legal for a local authority wholly-owned company. 

My specialisms

  • Commercial contracts
  • Company commercial matters
  • Corporate
  • Local government
  • Procurement
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Trading companies – fit for purpose?

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Contract management pitfalls – payment
Contract management pitfalls – payment

In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.

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