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Lucy Folley

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Wortley Byers LLP

Work Department

Corporate department.


Managing partner and partner in the corporate commercial department specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and collaborations as well as handling the corporate aspects of running a business, including finance.

Expertise in commercial matters includes advising on large outsourcing  projects in various sectors and dealing with contracts for a wide variety of services.


Trained Forsyte Kerman; qualified 1994; assistant solicitor corporate department, Eversheds 1995-96; Wortley Byers 1997; partner Wortley Byers 1999; head of corporate commercial department 2009 -12.


Davenant Foundation School; University of Hull (1989 BA Law/Politics Joint Honours); College of Law, Guildford (1992).


Skiing, running, travelling.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Essex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Essex

The ‘exceptionally responsive and out-of-the-box thinking’ practice at Wortley Byers LLP is well known for its experience in the pharmaceuticals sector, and duly gained a new client in the form of Aspire Pharma, as well as continuing to do work for the likes of Heheals Pharmaceuticals and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiation Committee. A key highlight for the ‘commercially astute and practical’ Sue Dowman is the ongoing advice to Martindale Pharma regarding acquiring developer Viridian Pharma and expanding its product range in Europe. The practice also serves the engineering industry, such the ‘excellentLucy Folley’s advice to shareholders of Skyline Tower Crane Services during the company’s joint venture with Arcomet Tower Cranes. Additionally, Dowman supported Majenta Solutions on its acquisition of Dassault Systemes from Tata Technologies Europe. Other clients include Florey Investments, AGS Oilfield Services, Kendon Packaging Group and Warneford Healthcare. The team members are based in Brentwood.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Essex

Within: Employment: Essex

The employment practice at Wortley Byers LLP in Brentwood primarily advises on disciplinary, grievance and redundancy procedures. Partner Wendy Beach and associate Sarah Stanyer have additional experience in obtaining injunctive relief and defending claims regarding breaches of post-termination restrictions and data misuse. The practice also handles issues stemming from the Working Time Regulations and Agency Worker Regulations. Together with managing partner and contract lawyer Lucy Folley, Stanyer advised the CIO of Brentwood School on contentious performance and sickness management issues as well as pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements. Clients include Chigwell London, Athona, Surrey Downs Gold Club, Shadworth Pharmaceutical and Moody Homes.

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