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Birketts LLP

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Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich

Adam Jones

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Birketts LLP

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial




Adam joined Birketts in 2005 and is a Partner in our Corporate Team. Adam specialises in corporate law and corporate finance. His experience includes company mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate finance and banking transactions.

Adam also advises on group reorganisations, de-mergers, shareholder agreements and corporate governance matters.

Adam has been awarded a Distinction for his STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Essex

Within: Next generation lawyers

Adam Jones - Birketts LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Essex

Birketts LLP's 'responsive' corporate practice provides a 'good and prompt service', especially in relation to commercial contracts. Particular focus areas further include international transactions, while the team's experience in the transport and insurance sectors has also developed. In a recent highlight, Nigel Thompson advised the shareholders of Selcia on the complete sale of its issued share capital to Eurofins Agroscience Services. Other key clients include Transport Innovation, which sought assistance with the preparation of cab aggregator agreements with a number of taxi businesses, and Gates Group, which acquired four motor dealerships from Ford Retail Group. The practice represented AllClear Insurance Services for the first time in 2017. Clients recommend team lead Rafael Ruiz, who is 'structured, attuned to clients' needs and able to explain the course of action in simple terms'. Nick Burnett and Adam Jones make up the rest of the core team in Chelmsford.

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South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

According to its lender clients, Birketts LLP's banking team has 'impressive strength in depth, and is very well connected with the business community in the region, which gives them the edge over many of their competitors'. Adam Jones heads the practice, which includes Charles Kirk, who 'has an excellent grasp of how financial institutions work' thanks to his time in-house, and who 'spots issues early, provides proactive solutions, and gets things done'. Recent lender-side highlights include advising Santander on a refinancing involving two facilities. On the borrower front, the practice acted for MW Beer on trade loan and stock finance facilities. Duncan Williamson is praised for his 'thoroughness, attention to detail and extensive knowledge of property law'.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The insolvency practice at Birketts LLP focuses on value recovery, antecedent transactions and the representation of company directors, as well as administration proceedings in the construction and shipping industries. In 2017, the team acted for Haslers to obtain a block transfer order for the transfer of an outgoing partner's caseload to the remaining partners. Another highlight was the advice provided to RSM Restructuring Advisory on CPPT Services' company voluntary arrangement and related creditor claims. Ensors, Privilege Finance, Chantrey Vellacott and McTear Williams & Wood are active clients. 'Practical, commercial and knowledgeable' partner Laurence Weeks, who leads the team from Cambridge, is recommended. Litigator Matthew Weston and corporate members Rafael Ruiz and Adam Jones provide services out of the Chelmsford office.

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