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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Partner, Mark, is a leading name in the East Midlands market, with a particular focus on private equity transactions for sponsors as well as Management Teams.

In 2018, Mark led a number of transactions for long standing client SDL Property Services Group, alongside advising LDC on its acquisition of Neilson Active Holidays, and also acted for newly established fund Apiary Capital on its first investment (the acquisition of The Appointment Group).


Trained Penningtons; qualified 1999; solicitor Browne Jacobson LLP 1999-2009; partner 2009.


Guthlaxton College, Wigston, Leicester; University of Durham (LLB Law 2(1)).


Golf, football (Leicester City Football Club).

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Browne Jacobson LLP is widely recognised as a market-leading powerhouse for corporate and commercial work, a reputation reflected by its outstanding track record of advising on n high-profile matters. Its diverse client roster includes private equity houses and management teams, international corporates, listed companies and local businesses. Gavin Cummings heads up the firm’s private sector practice. Another key figure is Nigel Blackwell, who has expertise in private equity transactions, such as MBOs/MBIs and investor-led buyouts. Mark Hughes is also recommended for his private equity deal experience. The healthcare sector is a notable area of strength of the firm; Oliver Pritchard acts for public, private and third sector healthcare organisations. Recently appointed head of business services Richard Medd specialises in advising public authorities on matters such as incorporations, and constitutional and governance issues. The firm also stands out in the commercial sphere, with its wide-ranging workload including agency and distribution agreements, franchise agreements and consumer protection matters; Paula Dumbill and Selina Hinchliffe are names to note. Victoria Gaskell and Helen Morgan are among the highly regarded associates at the firm.