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Wards Appoints New Head of Commercial and Corporate Services

  • 28th Mar 2020

Established lawyer Marina MacLennan will be based in Bristol where she will advise individuals and businesses, particularly SMEs, in all aspects of commercial and corporate law.

Marina brings extensive experience in share and asset sales and purchases, funding arrangements, business structure and company reorganisations to her role, as well as share buy backs, complex share structure and shareholder agreements.

She also specialises in helping directors or shareholders struggling with disagreements within their business, as well as advising in cases of financial distress or insolvency.

Since qualifying in 2008, Marina has worked for law firms in Bristol and London.

Commenting, David Sheridan, Managing Partner at Wards Solicitors, said: “Marina has an excellent reputation in the field of commercial and corporate law and she is a significant addition to our growing legal capability in these sectors.  We are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

Wards’ Commercial and Corporate Services team advises on a full range of legal services, from setting up a new business and securing business premises to growing and financing a business, acting for buyers and sellers in relation to share and business purchases and sales as well as strategies for business succession.

It also provides legal expertise in handling customer and supplier relationships as well as employee issues including dispute resolution. It works with, and is closely supported by, Wards Solicitors’ Commercial Property Team and Business Employment Team.

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UPDATE October 2020

We have now re-opened our branches to clients but all appointments and visits must be pre-booked to comply with government guidance.

Availability for face-to- face meetings in branches will be limited and remote contact with teams – via phone, email or video call – is preferred wherever possible.  Our prime concern remains the safety of our clients and our staff.

Please note that all visitors to our offices must, by law, wear a face covering.

We cannot accept drop-in visits from clients without an appointment being made in advance. If you have documents for us, including for ID certification, please deliver them to our letterbox

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We look forward to hearing from you.  A list of our 11 branches is available here.

Thank you.

Wards Solicitors LLP