Edward Garston > Spencer West LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Spencer West LLP
Longbow House
20 Chiswell Street

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial


Since qualification in 2006 Edward Garston has been advising owner-managed SME businesses across a wide diversity of business sectors on all aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Clearly enthusiastic about his practice area, his expertise spans company mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and restructuring, secured lending arrangements, company constitutional matters, share arrangements, all the way through to shareholder agreements.

A particular specialism is advising company founders on their exit, whether by third-party sale, succession, or management buyout (MBO). He will, where possible, work in conjunction with a client’s existing advisers unless additional expertise is required for the particular project.  He enjoys nothing more than guiding his clients through the entire process from inception to successful completion.

On the commercial side, Edward regularly advises on business contracts and commercial arrangements such as terms and conditions and licensing arrangements.

Edward joined Spencer West having previously practised at leading Essex law firms, most recently as a partner with Pinney Talfourd LLP.

Having graduated in Economics from the University of Manchester, Edward first embarked on a varied Investment Banking career in London. Such experience affords him a unique insight into the banking and financial sectors, which enhances the service and advice he regularly offers.

Edward is a keen networker and is often invited to share his professional expertise and experiences by speaking to industry groups and organisations.


Trainee Solicitor at Tolhurst Fisher LLP 2004 and qualified 2006
Solicitor at Tolhurst Fisher LLP 2006
Associate at Wortley Byers 2014
Senior Associate at Pinney Talfourd LLP 2016
Partner at Pinney Talfourd LLP 2019
Partner at Spencer West LLP 2022


Manchester University BA (Econ) 1992
College of Law (PgDL) 2002
College of Law (LPC) 2003