Charmaine is a Solicitor in our Corporate and Commercial team.
Charmaine qualified as a solicitor in December 2013 and has experience in dealing with all areas of corporate and commercial law including buying and selling businesses (assets and share transactions), drafting and advising on shareholders’ agreements and all types of commercial contracts such as terms of business, distribution and supplier agreement
Charmaine has advised clients from start-ups, to AIM listed companies from a wide range of different industry sectors such IT, manufacturers etc. but has gained considerable experience in acting for dentists, vets and care home owners in respect of acquisitions or disposals of their businesses.
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