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Spire Solicitors LLP

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Roger Margand

Work 08453 724240
Spire Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial; ICT; M&A; charities and not-for-profit.


Roger is the head of the Spire Solicitors business team and advises on a wide range of commercial/corporate projects. He has dealt with commercial transactions of all types, from advising management teams and financiers on private equity deals, to negotiating, drafting and reviewing an extensive range of commercial contracts. Roger works with a broad cross-section of businesses and organisations, advising on commercial contracts, corporate finance, joint ventures, private equity transactions, shareholders’ agreements, UK mergers and acquisitions, and off-market share sales and purchases. Clients include multinationals, charities, owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs. Roger is also responsible for a wide range of property work for a large base of clients, including acquisition and sale of property, both commercial and residential, banking security and advisory work, investment property management, landlord and tenant, property development, property finance and property investment. Clients include property developers, surveyors, banks, pension funds, landlords and tenants.


Greenland Houchen Pomeroy 1994-1996; Hood Vores & Allwood 1996-2013 (partner 2003); partner at Spire Solicitors 2013 and member of the management committee. Governor and chair of board Framingham Earl High School; governor Trowse Primary School; trustee and chair of the board Mid Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau; mentor Princes Youth Business Trust; member of the Institute of Directors; Member and former chair of the Free School Norwich.


University of East Anglia (LLB Hons); Nottingham Trent University.


Music, cinema, theatre, ICT, Football.

East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Norwich

Within: Corporate and commercial: Norwich

Spire Solicitors LLP has an extensive office network throughout Norfolk, through which operates the corporate and commercial team in Norwich. The firm climbs the ranking on the basis of its in-depth local knowledge that sees it take a prominent role in M&A deals, private equity transactions and joint ventures across the region, particularly in the health and education sectors. Practice head Roger Margand has more than 20 years' experience in commercial matters, especially in regulatory and education sector transactions, and he recruited rising star Matthew Downing from Ashtons Legal to add expertise in sectors such as manufacturing and technology, and knowledge of high-value contractual arrangements for fast-growing and established businesses operating locally, nationally and internationally. Alistair Ponder, who has ten years' in-house experience at Virgin Money and Compare the Market, is also a key part of the practice. The firm recently advised a FTSE250 company on regulatory matters and handled the MBO of a well-known engineering firm.

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