The PLC Corporate professional support team produces and maintains resources on the site. The qualified members of the team all had experience as solicitors in practice before they joined PLC. PLC's professional support teams are not employed as solicitors or barristers and the individuals are not practising.
Susan Hollingdale is a former solicitor. On qualification she joined Norton Rose, where she practised as a corporate/commercial lawyer before becoming part of the Unisys in-house team. She worked as a professional support lawyer with Bird & Bird and Olswang and in the company and commercial department of BP Collins as both a commercial lawyer and professional support lawyer before joining PLC in 2005. Susan is head of PLC Corporate.
Sara Bradbury qualified into the corporate department of Norton Rose in 1996. In 1998 she joined Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing), where she spent nearly eight years as an associate in the corporate department specialising in a range of company and corporate transactions including private and public M&A, joint ventures and group reorganisations. Sara joined PLC Corporate in April 2006. Sara is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Amanda Cantwell trained at Allen & Overy LLP and qualified into its corporate department as a legal executive in 1989. She worked on a variety of corporate transactions latterly specialising in non contentious court related transactions, restructurings, narrative reporting and corporate governance issues. In 2007 she joined Boyes Turner where she spent nearly four years as an associate in its corporate department. Amanda joined PLC Corporate in September 2011. Amanda is currently a non practising Legal Executive.
Samantha Cotton trained at Lovells before moving to Perth, Western Australia to practise commercial and insolvency law. On her return to the UK, she lectured at the College of Law for six years teaching business law and practice, commercial law, corporate finance, drafting, legal research, negotiation and public law. She joined PLC in 1998. Samantha is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Mary Cox qualified in Australia in 1993. She spent seven years practising corporate and commercial law in Adelaide and Melbourne before moving to London in 2001, where she worked at Dechert as an associate in the corporate department. She joined PLC Corporate in 2003. Mary is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Liga Dugdale trained at Ashurst Morris Crisp (now Ashurst LLP), qualifying in 2003. She spent more than 7 years as an associate in the corporate department of Ashurst, specialising in equity capital markets and investment trusts. During her time at Ashurst she advised banks and issuers on IPOs, a wide range of secondary issues, block trades, continuing obligations and general corporate governance matters. She also spent time on secondment at Morgan Stanley. Liga joined PLC Corporate in October 2010 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Alex Fletcher graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2011 with a degree in law (LLB Hons). He then completed the LPC at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice before joining PLC in August 2012. Alex is a What’s Market paralegal.
Sarah Hassan is a non-practising solicitor. She trained at Taylor Joynson Garrett. She joined the corporate department of Travers Smith Braithwaite on qualification. She subsequently spent just under five years as an associate in the corporate group of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert before joining PLC Corporate in July 2004.
Robert Hewitt joined PLC from Baker & McKenzie in 2012. Robert trained at Baker & McKenzie before qualifying into its corporate department in 2002. During his time at Baker & McKenzie Robert advised on a wide variety of corporate matters including cross border M&A and group reorganisations. Robert also spent a year in Baker & McKenzie’s Moscow office. Robert is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Eithne James graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2009 with a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Zoology). She then completed the GDL and LPC at Nottingham Law School whilst working part-time for a transfer pricing consultancy. Eithne joined PLC in September 2011.
Naomi Bellingham trained at Slaughter and May, qualifying in 2005. She spent nearly four years as an associate in the corporate department of Slaughter and May, where she advised on a wide range of corporate transactions. Naomi joined PLC Corporate in August 2009. Naomi is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Ross Markham graduated from The University of Leeds with a degree in Politics (BA(Hons)) in 2010. He then completed the GDL and LPC at the College of Law (London Bloomsbury), graduating with a degree in Law (LLB (Hons)) in 2012. Ross joined PLC in February 2013. Ross is a What’s Market paralegal.
Faye Marosif trained at BP Collins, qualifying in 2002. In 2004, she joined Campbell Hooper (now Speechly Bircham) as an associate in the Corporate Finance team, where she spent over 7 years advising on a wide range of corporate transactions and developing her specialism in private company mergers and acquisitions. Faye joined PLC in October 2011, and is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Lisa Millar trained at Clyde & Co, qualifying into its corporate department in 1998. She joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges' corporate finance department in 1999, where she advised on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. Lisa joined PLC in 2005 and was appointed head of PLC Commercial in August 2008. Lisa is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Hilary Owens qualified into the corporate department of McGrigors LLP (now Pinsent Masons) in 2003. In 2006 she joined Baker & McKenzie LLP, where she spent more than five years as an associate in the corporate department, advising on a wide range of corporate transactions and developing her focus on equity capital markets, corporate governance and public company matters. Hilary joined PLC Corporate in May 2012 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.
David Rawson joined PLC in January 2009, from the restructuring and insolvency team at Eversheds LLP. He specialises in all forms of insolvency appointment, both personal and corporate and contentious and non-contentious. Prior to joining Eversheds, he worked in the insolvency team at Hammonds LLP, where he trained and qualified. David is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Lucy Ryland joined PLC Corporate in July 2009 after six years as a corporate PSL at Allen & Overy LLP. Lucy trained at A&O and qualified into its corporate department in 1999. She worked on a variety of corporate transactions until 2003 when she joined the corporate know-how team. Lucy is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Nicola Simmons graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Law (LLB (Hons)) in 2010. She then completed the LPC at the College of Law (London Moorgate) with a distinction. Nicola joined PLC What’s Market as a paralegal in August 2011.
Jon Tilley trained at Wragge & Co LLP and qualified into its corporate department in 2002, following a secondment to the in-house legal team of a major private equity firm. He subsequently spent 6 years advising on a wide range of private equity transactions, at all stages of the investment process. Jon joined PLC Corporate in November 2008. Jon is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Miriam Patterson is a former solicitor. She qualified in New York in 1996 and in England in 2000. From 1996 to 2005, she practised US law in Allen & Overy's international capital markets department in London, where she advised banks and non-US companies on various US law matters, including SEC-registered offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance requirements. She then joined Latham & Watkins, where she was a knowledge management lawyer for the US corporate finance lawyers in London for three years. Miriam joined PLC in September 2008.
Anna Sulowska studied at the Jagiellonian University (Poland) and the University of Montpellier (France), graduating in 2007 with a Master’s degree in law. She completed the GDL and the LPC, and has previous experience as a paralegal and a corporate researcher. She joined PLC as a corporate paralegal in March 2012. She also spent four months on a secondment to the EU team in the Brussels office.
The PLC Corporate professional support team work closely with PLC Magazine and other PLC web services who contribute resources on the following areas of law:
Intellectual property, information technology and communications
Share schemes and incentives
To view the profiles of the members of these services please click here (www.practicallaw.com/4-103-0546).