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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.


Kerry Westland, Addleshaw Goddard

From paralegal to partner in nine years: Addleshaws’ Westland among eight promotions

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted eight lawyers in 2019, including its head of innovation Kerry Westland who started out as a paralegal in the firm’s fledgling transactional services team (TST) in 2010. The promotions are UK-centric, featuring just two new partners in Addleshaws’ overseas offices. The firm has made up commercial disputes lawyer Jamie Kellick in Oman […]

Addleshaws senior partner staves off challenge to claim second term

Addleshaw Goddard has voted in senior partner Charles Penney for a further four years in the role, after a contested election process. Penney faced competition from Michael Leftley, who heads the employment, incentives & immigration group in London. The new term lasts until April 2023, during which time managing partner John Joyce will face a […]

John Joyce Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaws’ highest earner pay rebounds to £1m

Addleshaw Goddard‘s LLP filings show a return to form for the firm, with its highest paid partner once again taking home a £1m share of the profits. The firm’s most recent accounts reveal an overall rebound after a disappointing set of results in 2016/17, which saw the highest paid partner’s remuneration shrink by 29.5 per cent […]

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