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Lester Aldridge LLP

RUSSELL HOUSE, OXFORD ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH8 8EX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01202 786161
Fax:
Fax 01202 786110
DX:
7623 BOURNEMOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com
Bournemouth, London, Southampton

Susan Cowan

Tel:
Work 01202 786167
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com/our-people/susan-cowan-partner/
Lester Aldridge LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial/healthcare.

Position

Susan Cowan is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial team.

Susan is Lester Aldridge’s training principal, co-ordinating the recruitment and rotation of all trainees.

Susan’s main areas of work are company acquisitions and disposals, company reorganisations, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and Limited Liability Partnership members’ agreements. Susan’s transactional work is largely in the care sector, acting on the acquisition and disposal of care home companies and businesses including care of the elderly, children’s homes and schools. Susan’s partnership work is focused mainly on NHS GP medical practices.

Career

Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1983; joined Lester & Russell in October 1984; Lester & Russell merged with Mooring Aldridge in October 1988 to form Lester Aldridge. Administration Partner 1990/91; head of commercial department 1992/2000; employment team head since November 2013.

Education

St Philomena’s School, Carshalton; University College London; 1980 LLB.


South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Within: Corporate and commercial: Dorset and South Wiltshire

One of the highest-quality corporate practices’ in Bournemouth, Lester Aldridge LLP has a strong SME-focused client base with particular experience in the software and IT sectors. Practice head Grant Esterhuizen is highly regarded in the local market and has been engaged by a number of UK corporates in various share transactions involving foreign purchasers. Esterhuizen advised the shareholders of a south west aerospace group on the sale of the entire issued share capital to a US-based acquirer. Similarly, the department head acted for the shareholders of South Coast Oil and Lubricants in a high-value share transaction with a Brazilian acquirer. Susan Cowan specialises in the care home sector and is another key figure in the department. Associate Alexandra Clapp joined the firm from Moore Blatch LLP and has since handled the finance aspects of a number of property-related transactions. Indeed, Clapp advised a borrower on the security, facility and intercreditor documents related to a £25m acquisition finance facility for the purchase of a group of care home companies. Alex Bilionis left the legal field in 2017.

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