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 and the Company Commercial team are listed in the Legal 500 2021 edition, 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.
Thank you so much for all your efforts in helping us to purchase (business). It has been a long couple of years and I still can't quite believe we've actually made it with so many hurdles to jump but here we are! I am now looking forward to sinking my teeth into the new business.