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Work 0118 951 6200
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Ian Wood-Smith

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Work 0118 951 6281
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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 is ‘excellent across the board’, with ‘a great depth of knowledge and quick response times’. Practice head Penelope Garden and Barry Maytum have significant venture capital expertise; Garden advised Dolphin Head Group Holdings on its investment into Motorola subsidiary B2M, and Maytum assisted Oxford Capital Partners with its investment in software company Intent HQ. Jeremy Parkes and Ian Wood-Smith advise corporate clients on high-value transactions.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The lawyers at Field Seymour Parkes LLP are noted for applying a ‘practical’ approach. Ian Wood-Smith and Bill Dixon are the names to note.

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