The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
1 LONDON STREET, READING, RG1 4QW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0118 951 6200
Fax:
Fax 0118 950 2704
DX:
4001 READING-1
Email:
Web:
www.fsp-law.com

Ian Wood-Smith

Tel:
Work 0118 951 6281
Email:
Field Seymour Parkes LLP

Work Department

Corporate and insolvency.

Position

Corporate finance advice to buyers, sellers and lenders, particularly owner-managed businesses. Member of corporate recovery group advising insolvency practitioners, lenders and businesses on insolvency and restructuring. Advises on sports law and is non-executive director of Reading Football Club.

Career

Trained Biddle & Co, London; qualified 1984; Biddle & Co 1984-87; partner Field Seymour Parkes 1988 to date.

Member

Council of Bradfield College.

Leisure

Football; member of Huntercombe Golf Club playing off five.


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Field Seymour Parkes LLP advises on the full gamut of transactional matters, and practice head Penelope Garden has notable expertise in private equity and venture capital work. The firm acted for Thames Valley Capital on its £1.5m acquisition of Real Engineering, and advised the management of Whistl on its management buyout. Jeremy Parkes and Ian Wood-Smith advise corporate clients on high-value transactions.

[back to top]

South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Ian Wood-Smith leads the team at Field Seymour Parkes LLP, which advises insolvency practitioners, lenders and directors on corporate insolvencies. Bill Dixon specialises in contentious work.

[back to top]

South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

Field Seymour Parkes LLP’s team acts for professional sports clubs down to grassroots institutions and includes senior partner Ian Wood-Smith, who has strong links to the sports community due to his position as a director of Reading F.C. Senior associate Bettina Phillis leads the department following her arrival in February 2016 from an in-house position.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to