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Aaron & Partners LLP

5-7 GROSVENOR COURT, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER, CH1 1HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01244 405555
DX:
19990 CHESTER
Email:
Web:
https://www.aaronandpartners.com

Mark Briegal

Tel:
Work 01244 405563
Email:
Aaron & Partners LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Law and Professional Practices

Position

Partner, Specialist in Professional Practices

Career

Mark advises solicitors, doctors, dentists, accountants, haulage contractors, farmers and a range of other professionals on all aspects of their partnerships.

Mark deals with the creation of partnerships and LLPs, the exit of partners, whether by retirement or expulsion, the conversion of partnerships and sole traders to LLPs and the dissolution or incorporation into limited companies of partnerships and LLPs.

With a pragmatic approach, he acts for both the continuing partners and for those exiting the partnership or LLP in a range of disputes. His aim is to resolve the dispute as quickly and painlessly as possible whilst getting the best deal for his clients.

Additionally, Mark has extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions in the professional partnership sector and has advised on a number of law firm and accountancy mergers.

Mark advises solicitors’ practices on the formation of alternative business structures (ABSs) and on dealing with the requirements of the referral fee ban under LASPO. He has filmed a well received webinar with Paul Bennett for MBL seminars on LASPO and the referral fee ban.

Member

As an experienced and well regarded presenter, Marks regularly speaks on all aspects of partnership and commercial law at both internal and external seminars. He has presented at Manchester Business School, the University of Law, the Lexis Nexis Partnership Conference, Chester University, and UKTI, as well as designing and teaching on the legal module on the University of Glyndŵr MBA programme.

Mark set up and now chairs the North West branch of the Association of Partnership Practitioners.

Education

Mark came to law via banking and industry. He worked for Chase Manhattan Bank where he ran syndicated lending, loans agency and trade finance operations before heading north and setting up his own business, providing consultancy and training to businesses across Europe.

He has a degree in classics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.


North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West

Within: Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West

The ‘approachable’ team at Aaron & Partners LLP is commended for its ‘attention to detail’ and regularly handles investments, corporate finance transactions, restructuring, and sales and acquisitions of owner-managed businesses across Cheshire and North Wales. Highlights included advising DP Williams Group on the disposal of its wholly owned subsidiary, D P Williams Holdings, to CCP Building Products; advising Mercury Commodities on the sale of its business and assets to Glencore Agriculture UK; and advising Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership on its £3.2m Growing Places Fund investment into the Cheshire Green Employment Park at Wardle, East Cheshire. Knights of Old Group, Meadow Foods and Culina are also clients. Department head Stuart Scott-Goldstone, who also operates from the firm’s Shrewsbury office, is praised for his ‘expertise’ and ‘clarity’. Senior partner Simon Edwards and partnership expert Mark Briegal are also recommended, as is senior associate Jamie Hawley, who is ‘thorough and explains details in an understandable manner’.

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