Compliance Officer For Legal Practice (COLP)
I joined Hopkins Reynolds in 1999, which then merged with Neves in 2002, and qualified as a solicitor in 2001 initially into the dispute resolution team dealing with commercial disputes. I progressed within the firm first transferring into company/commercial work, then becoming a Senior Associate and a partner in 2011. I am currently the joint managing partner of the firm (together with Peter Kelly) with responsibility for the day to day running of the firm. I am also the Compliance Officer For Legal Practice (COLP), with responsibility for ensuring that proper compliance practices across the firm.
Stewart recently received a mention in the Legal 500, read more here.
I have many years experience in a broad range of company/commercial matters, ranging from company sales and acquisitions, shareholder protection, options, franchise agreements, management agreements and partnership matters. I also assist a number of clients with wider ranging commercial documents including IT/Software licences/agreements, general commercial agreements and commercial property related documentation. My current caseload includes a number of care and health sector, nursery education and IT software development/licensing matters.
“Bipedal locomotion; high manual dexterity and heavy tool use compared to other animals; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies” apparently, according to wikipedia!
My two young children and our dog keep my wife and I busy and weekends tend to be filled with family activities. I try to squeeze in the occasional round of golf and other sports when possible and hence my handicap is rather erratic.
I have not dealt with a more professional firm of solicitors that are not on our panel, I wish all our members chose such good firms.