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Spratt Endicott

Work 01295 204000
Fax 01295 204010
24204 BANBURY-1
Banbury, Bicester

John Spratt

Work 01295 204112
Spratt Endicott

Work Department

Company commercial.


John is the chairman of the company and head of the corporate and commercial team. He acts for a wide range of clients bringing his legal expertise and a pragmatic, commercial approach to mergers and acquisitions, restructures and commercial contracts. John’s experience spans over 30 years in company and commercial law, during which he has advised companies and other organisations on a wide range of transactions and agreements. John is proud to have long-standing and close working relationships with many of his clients. His helpful, pragmatic and commercial approach to problems solving has resulted in a strong and loyal client base and high level of client referral.

He is regularly instructed on the sale and purchase of shares and businesses; management buy-ins and buy outs; shareholders’ agreements and group re-organisations and drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements of high valued for UK and international clients.


Previously a partner of Shoosmiths.


Governor of Bloxham School; director of Banbury Trust Museum


Keble College, Oxford (BA Jurisprudence).


Tennis, shooting, vintage cars.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

The team at Spratt Endicott, which is considered 'excellent value for money', operates principally out of the firm’s Banbury and Bicester offices. Name partner and team head John Spratt is ‘excellent at drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements’, with regular instructions on share purchase agreements, management buy-ins and buy-outs, shareholders’ agreements and international commercial agreements. Director Hitendra Patel provides ‘very practical advice and support on transactions’, with valuable experience of corporate work relating to the technology sector and complex reorganisation projects. Associate Catherine O'Riordan is ‘well organised and has excellent attention to detail’, with expertise in e-commerce law and general commercial matters including data protection and competition law.

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South East: TMT

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The ‘very good, responsive and obliging’ Spratt Endicott handles a broad range of IP considerations, advising clients on privacy policies, licence terms and the IP aspects of corporate transactions, among other matters. Chairman John Spratt leads the IP offering, with assistance from directors Hitendra Patel and David Whiting and associate Catherine O\'Riordan. Whiting is strong for contentious IP issues, bringing his experience of litigation and alternative dispute resolution to assist clients requiring the protection and exploitation of IP rights, while Patel and O’Riordan tend to handle the mainstream advisory IP issues.

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