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New Year Resolutions for your Business

What if I told you that we have prepared a list of New Year’s resolutions that do not involve dusting off your running shoes, calorie counting or eating nothing but…

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Edwina Bones

Associate — Corporate and Commercial

Direct dial: 01202 205043

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Edwina has returned to Laceys after working for Womble Bond Dickinson in Southampton and is an Associate within our Corporate and Commercial team. Edwina specialises in commercial contracts, intellectual property and charity law and has experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on a variety of agreements. Since qualifying in 2011, she has advised a range of businesses in various sectors. This includes a secondment working in-house for a well-known multi-national retailer.

Edwina has been listed in the Legal 500 as having an “incredible knowledge and a drive to do things right’. She enjoys getting to know a client’s business in order that she can provide tailored, practical advice.

Outside of work Edwina enjoys practising yoga, walking her energetic Labrador in the beautiful Dorset countryside and generally keeping active as well as spending quality time with her family and friends.

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Edwina Bones

Edwina has returned to Laceys after working for Womble Bond Dickinson in Southampton and is an Associate within our Corporate and Commercial team. Edwina specialises in commercial contracts, intellectual property…

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Ella Gould

Associate — Corporate and Commercial / Employment

Direct dial: 01202 205040

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Ella Gould, Solicitor in Laceys Corporate and Commercial team
  • “Ella carried out the work for my business sale very efficiently, and always responded promptly. This was particularly important to me as I often required assistance quickly in order to progress matters within the given time frame.”

    Jon Dudley

  • “Ella makes every process we deal with understandable and as straight forward as possible. I have not doubt she will remain our solicitor for many years.”

    Kelly West

  • “Corporate acquisitions never go quite as planned but Ella was always at the end of the phone and more than willing to chase up whatever was not forthcoming! A thorough and efficient service with plenty of good advice along the way!”

    Stuart Harding

  • “Commercial legal details can be a minefield to interpret and understand. Clear explanations are offered at every step and this provides confidence in the decision making process.”

    Martin Spooner

Ella completed her Law LLB Hons degree at the University of Surrey graduating in 2013 and subsequently the LPC at the University of Law. Ella joined us to commence her training contract in 2014 and qualified into our corporate and commercial team in March 2016, now acting on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and employment matters ranging from local businesses to national companies.

Ella can assist with business and share transactions, shareholders’ agreements, drafting articles of association and other general company law matters. Ella also advises on employment law aspects predominantly in a corporate context. In particular, her work includes drafting and reviewing contracts of employment, providing assistance and advice on TUPE transfers, and other general employer advice.

Outside of work Ella enjoys going for long runs around Bournemouth and the Purbecks, skiing when the opportunity arises and making the most of the local beaches in the summer.

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Ella Gould

Associate — Corporate and Commercial / Employment

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Ella Gould, Solicitor in Laceys Corporate and Commercial team
  • “Ella carried out the work for my business sale very efficiently, and always responded promptly. This was particularly important to me as I often required assistance quickly in order to progress matters within the given time frame.”

    Jon Dudley

  • “Ella makes every process we deal with understandable and as straight forward as possible. I have not doubt she will remain our solicitor for many years.”

    Kelly West

  • “Corporate acquisitions never go quite as planned but Ella was always at the end of the phone and more than willing to chase up whatever was not forthcoming! A thorough and efficient service with plenty of good advice along the way!”

    Stuart Harding

  • “Commercial legal details can be a minefield to interpret and understand. Clear explanations are offered at every step and this provides confidence in the decision making process.”

    Martin Spooner

Ella completed her Law LLB Hons degree at the University of Surrey graduating in 2013 and subsequently the LPC at the University of Law. Ella joined us to commence her training contract in 2014 and qualified into our corporate and commercial team in March 2016, now acting on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and employment matters ranging from local businesses to national companies.

Ella can assist with business and share transactions, shareholders’ agreements, drafting articles of association and other general company law matters. Ella also advises on employment law aspects predominantly in a corporate context. In particular, her work includes drafting and reviewing contracts of employment, providing assistance and advice on TUPE transfers, and other general employer advice.

Outside of work Ella enjoys going for long runs around Bournemouth and the Purbecks, skiing when the opportunity arises and making the most of the local beaches in the summer.

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Victoria Boynes-Butler

Associate — Corporate and Commercial

Direct dial: 01202 205027

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  • “First Class Service. ....Sam and Victoria were an absolute pleasure to work with whilst expertly guiding us through the pitfalls of the merger.”

    Caroline Kelleway, Burns Property Management and Lettings Limited

  • “We would like to thank Victoria and the rest of the team at Laceys for helping us in a very professional, efficient and courteous manner complete the acquisition of the Cottage Lodge Hotel in Brockenhurst.”

    Maurizio Redaeilli, Cottage Lodge Hotel Limited

  • “I was pleased to work with Sam and Victoria who managed to simplify this matter for us, and explain the intricacies of the transaction at each stage and advise us accordingly. They provided great flexibility in working with us both and guiding us through this whole transaction. Many thanks.”

    Tim Townsend, Hamilton Townsend

  • “Only fools make big, long term decisions without gaining sound advice and I am so glad to have been able to share my big burden with such understanding and competent professionals as Victoria. Although I had some end objectives I could never have worked out the best way there without their help.”

    Piers Chichester

  • “Very good service, plenty of off-road parking, made our life easy and helped us sort out a difficult situation and explained it to us in layman's terms.”

    Richard Wayles, Meridian Electrical Contracting Limited

  • “An extremely efficient firm of Solicitors, who have dealt with my family legal needs as required for at least 20 years, even though I have moved to Australia after living in Dorset all my life.”

    Judith Brown

Victoria is a member of our Corporate and Commercial team having recently relocated back to Bournemouth from London. Victoria has advised businesses, charities and individuals across a range of sectors, specialising in corporate acquisitions and associated finance and commercial contracts.

Victoria adopts a pro-active, straight-forward approach in helping clients achieve their long-term business aims.

Outside of work Victoria makes the most of living on the South Coast with long walks in the New Forest and paddle boarding in Sandbanks.

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Victoria Boynes-Butler

Associate — Corporate and Commercial

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  • “First Class Service. ....Sam and Victoria were an absolute pleasure to work with whilst expertly guiding us through the pitfalls of the merger.”

    Caroline Kelleway, Burns Property Management and Lettings Limited

  • “We would like to thank Victoria and the rest of the team at Laceys for helping us in a very professional, efficient and courteous manner complete the acquisition of the Cottage Lodge Hotel in Brockenhurst.”

    Maurizio Redaeilli, Cottage Lodge Hotel Limited

  • “I was pleased to work with Sam and Victoria who managed to simplify this matter for us, and explain the intricacies of the transaction at each stage and advise us accordingly. They provided great flexibility in working with us both and guiding us through this whole transaction. Many thanks.”

    Tim Townsend, Hamilton Townsend

  • “Only fools make big, long term decisions without gaining sound advice and I am so glad to have been able to share my big burden with such understanding and competent professionals as Victoria. Although I had some end objectives I could never have worked out the best way there without their help.”

    Piers Chichester

  • “Very good service, plenty of off-road parking, made our life easy and helped us sort out a difficult situation and explained it to us in layman's terms.”

    Richard Wayles, Meridian Electrical Contracting Limited

  • “An extremely efficient firm of Solicitors, who have dealt with my family legal needs as required for at least 20 years, even though I have moved to Australia after living in Dorset all my life.”

    Judith Brown

Victoria is a member of our Corporate and Commercial team having recently relocated back to Bournemouth from London. Victoria has advised businesses, charities and individuals across a range of sectors, specialising in corporate acquisitions and associated finance and commercial contracts.

Victoria adopts a pro-active, straight-forward approach in helping clients achieve their long-term business aims.

Outside of work Victoria makes the most of living on the South Coast with long walks in the New Forest and paddle boarding in Sandbanks.

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Sam Freeman

Partner — Corporate and Commercial

Direct dial: 01202 205024 (please note no voicemail)

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  • “First Class Service. ....Sam and Victoria were an absolute pleasure to work with whilst expertly guiding us through the pitfalls of the merger. I would highly recommend anyone considering an acquisition or merger to speak with Sam.”

    Caroline Kelleway, Burns Property Management and Lettings Limited

  • “I launched POW Energy Water with 15 years experience in food and drink, but no experience in the legalities of setting up and structuring a business. Sam and his team have been fantastic helping me secure finance and trademarks, ensuring I am safe in the knowledge that my back is covered so I can concentrate on growing by business.”

    Ed Woolner, Founder & Managing Director - POW Energy Water

  • “Sam Freeman is an excellent solicitor who is extremely knowledgeable and who shows great patience and kindness when dealing with someone who is unfamiliar with legal matters.”

    Jane Balmforth

  • “Straight forward and easy to work with and very helpful.”

    Adrian Broom

  • “Sam is very good at understanding what we need, even if we aren't that clear. He keeps us up to date and gives clear concise advice when needed.”

    Judith Young

Sam is head of our Corporate and Commercial team and is a vastly experienced corporate lawyer having advised a wide variety of businesses within a range of sectors.

Sam’s particular specialisms include share and assets acquisitions and disposals, company restructures, shareholder agreements and partnerships. Sam enjoys helping people succeed in business regardless of whether the client is a small local set up or a large national organisation. Whatever the concern, Sam provides a calm personable approach to his work ensuring clients are guided in a practical straightforward manner.

Away from work Sam has recently become a dad for the first time, although when the time permits he enjoys playing cricket and pursuing the never ending task of trying to lower his golf handicap.

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Ella Gould

Associate — Corporate and Commercial / Employment

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Ella Gould, Solicitor in Laceys Corporate and Commercial team
  • “Ella carried out the work for my business sale very efficiently, and always responded promptly. This was particularly important to me as I often required assistance quickly in order to progress matters within the given time frame.”

    Jon Dudley

  • “Ella makes every process we deal with understandable and as straight forward as possible. I have not doubt she will remain our solicitor for many years.”

    Kelly West

  • “Corporate acquisitions never go quite as planned but Ella was always at the end of the phone and more than willing to chase up whatever was not forthcoming! A thorough and efficient service with plenty of good advice along the way!”

    Stuart Harding

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    Martin Spooner

Ella completed her Law LLB Hons degree at the University of Surrey graduating in 2013 and subsequently the LPC at the University of Law. Ella joined us to commence her training contract in 2014 and qualified into our corporate and commercial team in March 2016, now acting on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and employment matters ranging from local businesses to national companies.

Ella can assist with business and share transactions, shareholders’ agreements, drafting articles of association and other general company law matters. Ella also advises on employment law aspects predominantly in a corporate context. In particular, her work includes drafting and reviewing contracts of employment, providing assistance and advice on TUPE transfers, and other general employer advice.

Outside of work Ella enjoys going for long runs around Bournemouth and the Purbecks, skiing when the opportunity arises and making the most of the local beaches in the summer.

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Jeremy Channon

Associate — Corporate and Commercial

Direct dial: 01202 205035

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  • “I simply cannot fault the service that we received from Jeremy. Highly professional, quick to respond, gave clear advice regarding commercial issues, delivered to a competitive fixed fee, and worked to tight deadlines to get a deal done. Nothing was too much trouble, and I wouldn't hesitate to engage Jeremy again.”

    Ian Woodgate, Head of Productivity - Technical at Pythagoras

  • “Jeremy completed the legal aspects of the purchase of Haroys Ltd. This was carried out with minimal fuss and maximum efficiency, and made the whole process extremely slick and stress free. Thank you!”

    Ian Riley - Commercial Manager at Haroys Ltd

  • “Many thanks for your speedy and patient assistance dealing with our latest acquisition. We found you to be very friendly, professional and personal. It was a pleasure doing business together. I am using Laceys again now for my house move.”

    Mark Moore - Managing Director at Moore International Limited

Jeremy is a member of our Corporate and Commercial team advising businesses, shareholders and directors on all legal matters relevant to their businesses, ranging from sales and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, restructures and corporate governance.

Jeremy adopts a responsive and expert approach to matters which is always well received by his clients.

Jeremy’s career path to Laceys was somewhat unconventional having spent 4 years out from the legal profession working as a professional mariner, 2 of which were on a superyacht and 2 on a commercial fishing boat!

Outside of work he is an active sportsman and plays squash, real tennis and touch rugby.

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Ella Gould, Solicitor in Laceys Corporate and Commercial team

Ella Gould

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