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CLIENT: David Hesketh, Managing Director, Laurent-Perrier UK
COMPANY/FIRM:  Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: Moorcrofts' legal expertise, knowledge and service levels, and in particular Moorcrofts IT Team and Andrew Katz are excellent, very responsive and friendly. They take the time to understand our business sector. In the last year, Laurent-Perrier has instructed Moorcrofts in supply agreements, such as to The Royal Albert Hall, Amazon, trade mark protection and supplier contracts such as Experian providing a digital media campaign. Moorcrofts ensured that the risks associated with these commercial contracts with our customers and suppliers are clearly understood thus mitigating Laurent-Perrier's exposure.


CLIENT: Alix Picard, Group Legal Counsel, OPEN Health Group
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: With Moorcrofts you get city law firm support, but without the city price tag. I have worked with Moorcrofts for many years, and they are the first number I dial when I have any commercial, technology, data protection or corporate law issues on which I need a second opinion or in-depth expert input. What Andrew Katz doesn't know about IT/IP probably isn't worth knowing, and my software developers and creative technical teams appreciate speaking to lawyers who really gets the highly technical intricacies about what they are trying to achieve, in a pragmatic way, in a language that they actually understand. Moorcrofts understand our business and the way I work. For a busy inhouse lawyer, this means I am confident to pass over overflow commercial contracting work, confident in the knowledge that it will be done professionally, but that they will not waste time on minutia that my senior management will not see the value of.


CLIENT: Michal Bachman, Managing Director, Graph Aware Limited
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: Graph Aware has instructed Moorcrofts across a range of licensing and commercial issues. As an innovative open source software company we were delighted to find a legal firm which has deep understanding of the specific legal challenges posed by open source licensing, as well as deep understanding of the technology. Andrew Katz’s background in coding and extensive industry experience makes him a rare find for this type of work, and we are very pleased to work with him and his firm.


CLIENT: Mark Scott, Director, Fourfront Group Limited
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: Moorcrofts have acted for us in respect of a number of share buybacks. They understand our business and as a result, time after time, we have found the team approachable, responsive and proactive. They are always a pleasure to work with and always exceed our expectations. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a speedy and pragmatic solution to their legal and business needs.


CLIENT: Mike Beale, Managing Director, TeamUltra
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: The realisation of anyone who has been involved in a business acquisition knows that the process is not only complex and challenging but also a labyrinth of mind-boggling detail and pitfalls
From the moment we first engaged with Moorcrofts, we knew we were in safe hands. Partner Teri Hunter immediately put us at our ease and we quickly came to realise that we were working with someone with extensive experience of the acquisition process. Teri not only protected our interests but also ensured that we achieved the best possible outcome. Having someone of that experience and commitment working on our behalf took away our concerns and instilled us with confidence. Teri is totally professional and also a really nice person to work with.


CLIENT: Sean Egan, Partner, Hale and Co (Accountants and taxation specialists)
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: Moorcrofts takes a considered, commercial problem-solving approach to every matter and really understands the implications of any solution on our mutual clients’ business. In particular, I’ve worked with Teri Hunter over the course of the last 16 years on varied and fairly complex share schemes, as well as general corporate issues. She has an impressive working knowledge of taxation matters relating to all types of share schemes, and her innovative and intellectual approach to drafting share rights and option schemes is excellent. I consider her to be an expert in her field.


CLIENT: Tim Martin (former practising lawyer), Chief Executive Officer, Speak in Confidence
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: Matt Jenkin is a great lawyer. He not only has a very sound knowledge of employment law but is also highly practical.  When I engage a lawyer, I want someone who can apply extensive knowledge in a commercially astute way, and this is where Matt excels.  I also really value his integrity and judgement. Matt takes the pain out of transactions because he recognises that clients want solutions that work for their business, leaving the legal process to the experts. Matt is such an expert and is, without any doubt, the best employment lawyer I know.


CLIENT:  Simon Buller
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: I found Moorcrofts not only to be extremely clear and pragmatic with my case but also ensuring that it was reasonable and fair for all parties. Matt Jenkin kept me abreast of developments and allowed me to clearly understand the complexity and various avenues we could pursue. Moorcrofts provided excellent customer service, incredibly timely legal advice and I always felt they were going the extra mile to ensure they were proactive and contactable. Given the stress of a case such as mine I would recommend them to anyone facing the challenges of a modern workplace and in particular around employment law.  The fact they understand technology companies and the nuances of IP (hence odd business valuations) as well employment law sets them well and truly apart from others.


CLIENT: Gary Dickinson, Business Development Director, ADAMAS Consulting Group Ltd
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: ADAMAS has had the pleasure of working with Moorcrofts for many years in a variety of legal areas.  We have found everyone with whom we’ve dealt with in the firm to be very approachable, helpful and extremely responsive. We continue to receive advice that is straightforward and easy to understand, enabling us to act in a timely manner.  We look forward to working with Moorcrofts for many years to come.


CLIENT: Howard Mitchell, Director, Big Sky Partnership
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: Teri Hunter is quite simply Brilliant!!!
Teri has worked with us on two multimillion pound purchases this year and has demonstrated excellent legal and financial knowledge, and sound negotiation skills. Teri has a problem-solving approach to all issues, and is always very supportive and responsive, with a deep understanding of the changing needs of our business. She has excellent attention to detail and is skilled at finding solutions to any legal or business challenge. I would have no hesitation in recommending Moorcrofts, particularly Teri Hunter to others".


CLIENT: Nicholas Foster, the managing director of Conduit Mead Holdings Limited
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: Ours was a lengthy and multifaceted legal process, and the very capable Moorcrofts team headed by Teri Hunter provided the board with sound and timely advice throughout, not only in relation to the reorganisation plan, but also, crucially, when unexpected problems surfaced.


CLIENT: Simon Dodd, Partner, Nunn Hayward LLP (Accountants and taxation specialists)
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with Teri Hunter many times over the course of the last nine years and often refer our firm’s clients to her. We’ve collaborated on many matters in that time including share schemes, sales and corporate restructuring, and exit strategies.
She is extremely personable, with communication skills that serve to make complex legal issues accessible. Equally, her astute understanding of commercial and financial issues, as well as a good working knowledge of corporate tax issues, enables her to effortlessly explain multifaceted concepts. Overall, Teri is professional and commercial in her approach and works efficiently to short timescales. I shall continue to introduce her to my clients.”


CLIENT: Simon Smith, CEO of Extrinsica Global Limited
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL:The structure that Peter Woolley identified and implemented was incredibly impressive. It was a really great experience working with Peter Woolley and the wider Moorcrofts corporate team.  They represented our interests brilliantly throughout the process and there is no doubt that Moorcrofts will be our legal partner of choice from here on.


CLIENT: Barry Baty, Founder/Owner, Top Flight Travel Limited
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: Peter Woolley was incredibly detailed and thorough at every stage of our complex transaction, giving me and my company total confidence in the process.  He is also very quick and efficient.  He always knew what was required, and when, never missing any deadlines set.  Most of all Peter’s communication skills are peerless – I always knew where we were and was able to stay in control as a result. Working with Peter allowed me to get on with other things in the knowledge that my best interests were in very safe hands.  I have little doubt that working with him saved us time, stress and money. Working with Peter was not routine affair but it was an informative, safe and comfortable process. I would gladly recommend him.


CLIENT: Jane Hockey, HR Manager, Brand View
COMPANY/FIRM: Moorcrofts
TESTIMONIAL: Matt Jenkin is one of the most supportive and pragmatic employment specialists I have had the pleasure to work with...providing swift validation of options not impeding on business priorities.

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