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BPE Solicitors LLP strengthen Corporate & Commercial offering with set of new appointments

Leading Regional Law Firm BPE Solicitors are delighted to welcome a number of new colleagues to the fold this month.

Amongst these new starters is Laurence Twiselton, joining as a Corporate Partner from Lyons Davidson Bristol. Known for his vast industry knowledge and adept negotiation skills, Laurence has a long and distinguished track record across the Corporate field including mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and company and shareholder matters. Laurence brings that abundance of experience to the BPE Corporate and Commercial Team.

Laurence commented: “I am thrilled to be joining BPE Solicitors to work amongst experts in the highly regarded Corporate and Commercial team. I am confident that my network and experience will prove invaluable in consolidating our offerings within the Cheltenham market and wider.”

Simon Gale also joins BPE’s Corporate and Commercial Team as a Partner.

With a strong commercial law practice and over 10 years of experience working closely with Laurence, Simon holds particular skill in dealing with high-value and technically intricate commercial agreements within a number of highly regulated sectors. Having studied Physiology & Pharmacology at the University of Southampton before embarking on his legal career, Simon commands a unique analytical approach to resolving complex legal problems.

Simon stated: “I am extremely excited to be joining the BPE Corporate and Commercial Team and link up with team members past and present. Kathryn has done an incredible job of moulding the team into a corporate and commercial powerhouse, and I am eager to get started.”

Also linking up with the growing Corporate and Commercial Team are Joley Croft and Alex Baugh.

Joley is known for her dedication in achieving top results for her clients. With over a decade of experience within an array of corporate and commercial matters, Joley brings a concrete reputation and a positive “can-do” approach to her clients. Joley joins the Team as an Associate.

Alex joins BPE from Mishcon de Reya, where he spent two-years working towards qualification. He brings with him a broad range of experience in helping both larger and smaller sized companies and specific practise in assisting newly formed and emerging companies as well as those in developing sectors. Alex has a particular interest in new and green technology and will be joining the Team as a solicitor.

Head of Corporate, Kathryn King, stated: “I am thrilled to welcome Laurence, Simon, Joley and Alex to the Team. Each individual was a strategic and pragmatic acquisition and together they bring a strength in depth and new energy to BPE.

Senior Partner, John Workman adds: ”As a firm, we have long held an enviable reputation in our region and beyond for our Corporate and Commercial work, including recognition as Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 Insider South West Dealmakers Awards. Laurence, Simon, Joley and Alex not only add capacity and a wider skillset to our growing Team – they add regional and national networks and connections. This is how regional powerhouses grow.”

To discuss how we can support your business, contact Kathryn King or a member of the BPE Corporate and Commercial team on 01242 224433 or by email bpe@bpe.co.uk.

These notes have been prepared for the purpose of articles only. They should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice.

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