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Driving change in the delivery of legal services – Excello Law NW profile

Posted by Lesley Potter on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Published in CharteredOne, February 2017 National commercial law firm Excello Law is at the forefront of driving change in the way legal services are delivered and has enjoyed significant growth across the North West over the last year, offering additional expertise across corporate and finance, energy and renewables and family law specialisms, and opening a […]

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Private client lawyer Emma Gadsden joins Excello Law

Posted by Lesley Potter on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Emma Gadsden has joined Excello Law from Coupe Bradbury in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, where she was Head of the Private Client department. Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and has developed her practice as a specialist in private client work including all aspects of estate planning and administration with a particular focus on […]

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Excello Law opens fourth UK office in Chester

Posted by Lesley Potter on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Excello Law has opened an office in Chester at One City Place, a contemporary commercial development in the heart of Chester city centre. George Bisnought, managing director of Excello Law, said: “One City Place is a fantastic development and we are very pleased to be opening our newest office there. This development supports our expansion […]

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Apprenticeship training charity benefits from employment law partnership

Posted by Lesley Potter on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Excello Law employment lawyer Karen Coleman has sealed a partnership agreement with PM Training, Staffordshire’s leading supplier of apprenticeships helping 250 people a year to gain skills and employment opportunities. The agreement will allow companies who take on apprentices via PM Training to take advantage of special fixed rate employment law packages.  In addition, the Realise […]

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Excello Law shortlisted for MPF Awards 2017

Posted by Lesley Potter on Monday, January 16th, 2017

Excello Law has been shortlisted in the prestigious MPF Awards for Management Excellence 2017 for ‘Best Leadership of a Mould-Breaking Firm’. MPF (Managing Partners’ Forum) Management Excellence Awards are run in conjunction with Harvard Business Review and The Financial Times and cover the professional services sector as a whole, recognising management contribution to strategy & […]

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Excello Law supports Optimum Group on commercial property deals

Posted by Lesley Potter on Monday, January 9th, 2017

Excello Law has been retained by the north west’s largest Costa franchisee – the Optimum Group – to handle all commercial property transactions across the group’s growing portfolio. With 22 outlets currently in operation, commercial property lawyer Pete McHugh, based in Excello’s Liverpool office, has been working with Optimum since 2014 handling all property acquisitions, […]

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Profile: Commercial and Litigation lawyer, David Moore, on his move to Excello

Posted by Lesley Potter on Monday, December 5th, 2016

“We have benefitted from a very supportive approach from the Excello team with the focus on helping us secure and grow our client base” London-based senior commercial and litigation specialist David Moore joined Excello Law in 2016, having previously worked as a partner at Collyer Bristow and then helping to establish a new-model business, the […]

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Excello lawyer co-editor of updated Blackstone’s Guide to Equality Act 2010

Posted by Lesley Potter on Monday, November 28th, 2016

The third edition of the comprehensive Blackstone’s Guide to the Equality Act 2010 has just been published by Oxford University Press and we’re delighted that Excello lawyer Anthony Robinson continues to be involved in this comprehensive resource for the profession as an expert co-editor. The Equality Act 2010 was an extremely significant reform of UK […]

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Julie Mogan wins Liverpool Legal Entrepreneur of the Year award

Posted by Lesley Potter on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Julie Mogan, a corporate and commercial lawyer with Excello Law based in the North West, has won the prestigious Legal Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Downtown in Business ‘Livercool’ 16 awards which recognise the success of business leaders, entrepreneurs and decision-makers who have helped support Liverpool city region’s economic growth during the past […]

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Senior North West corporate lawyer Ian Vicary joins Excello Law

Posted by Lesley Potter on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Ian Vicary, a senior corporate lawyer who has been working in the north west for over 25 years, has joined national, commercial law firm Excello Law from Top 50 firm Weightmans LLP where he was a former Head of Corporate and more recently led the Liverpool company and commercial team. Ian qualified in 1990 from […]

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Excello wins ‘Best Agile Working Initiative’ at The Lawyer Business Awards 2016

Posted by Lesley Potter on Thursday, September 29th, 2016

In September, Excello Law won the coveted award for ‘Best Agile Working Initiative’ from leading industry publication The Lawyer.  The 2016 Business Awards highlight the best operational support, working practices, products and people that are transforming the delivery of services across the legal profession. Since Excello Law was founded, agile working has been fundamental to […]

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Environmental law, renewable energy and minerals specialist joins Excello Law

Posted by Lesley Potter on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Brian Wake, a nationally-recognised expert on environmental law, renewable energy and minerals, has joined national law firm Excello Law from Dyne Solicitors in Cheshire where he has been a consultant since 2012. Brian trained at Linklaters & Paines, specialising in commercial property upon qualification.    He spent six years working as in-house counsel for Tarmac Quarry […]

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Stoke on Trent employment lawyer, Karen Coleman, joins Excello’s Midlands team

Posted by Lesley Potter on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Specialist employment lawyer Karen Coleman has joined national, commercial law firm Excello Law from Myers & Co in Stoke on Trent where she was head of employment law. Her expertise strengthens Excello Law’s legal services offering in the area, as she joins employment lawyer Phillip Bury and commercial lawyer Lewis Griffiths, who were also previously […]

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Senior family lawyer, Lindsay Yateman, joins Excello NW team

Posted by Lesley Potter on Monday, September 12th, 2016

Lindsay Yateman, a senior family lawyer, has joined Excello Law’s Liverpool office from Hillyer McKeown where she was head of department and a partner.  She has previously worked as a partner at Brabners in Liverpool and at Storrar Cowdry in Chester. Lindsay undertakes the full range of family law work including divorce, separation and dissolution […]

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Commercial litigation and dispute resolution specialist joins Excello Law

Posted by Lesley Potter on Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Ilona Groark, a specialist in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, has joined Excello Law from Herbert Smith Freehills where she worked for over ten years, latterly as a senior associate.  With experience of a wide spectrum of commercial disputes across a range of sectors, Ilona’s practice has increasingly focused on contract claims, shareholder and joint […]

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International corporate and commercial specialist Carl Nisser joins Excello Law

Posted by Lesley Potter on Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Carl Nisser, a multi-lingual member of the Swedish Bar and a Registered European Lawyer with the SRA, has joined Excello Law.  He has previously worked as in-house counsel and in senior executive positions with Volvo and Goodyear in Europe, the USA and south east Asia.  He was a partner in Brussels at Lindahl, one of […]

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Telford solicitors celebrate business growth

Posted by Katie Gray on Monday, July 18th, 2016

Telford-based property solicitors, Katie Gray and Lynn Hobbs, celebrated three years with national law firm, Excello Law, with a coffee morning attended by more than 30 local businesses. Over the last three years, the Telford-based team of Excello Law has expanded to four (pictured above), and now comprises two highly qualified property solicitors, an employment […]

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Lawyers take — and eat — the Brexit cake

Posted by Anthony Robinson on Friday, July 1st, 2016

Written by Edward Fennell in The Times: June 30 2016, with comments from Anthony Robinson, Excello Law Whether you regard the EU as a tyrannical “Big Brother” superstate or a benign, culturally cosmopolitan utopia, it is indisputably a legal construct from which separation requires complex surgery. As Michael Gove might now appreciate, never has there […]

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Brexit: UK could legislate against application of ECJ case law

Posted by Ann Humphrey on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Excello tax specialist Ann Humphrey comments in Int. Tax Review – 27.6.16 The UK’s exit from the EU means that case law from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) may cease to apply. However, the effect of the UK’s referendum result could mean different things for existing tax rules, incentives and ongoing tax disputes. Leaving […]

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Why new law firm models can improve client services.

Posted by George Bisnought on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Published in Global Legal Chronicle – 23 June 2016 The past century has seen major upheavals in almost every avenue of life but the legal profession has been among the last to embrace significant change and new business models that could deliver added value to client services. The ease of delivery of a service is […]

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A brighter future for Kenyan orphans’ charity

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, June 13th, 2016

Excello employment lawyer Nelu Abeygunasekera recently spent a fortnight in Kenya volunteering at the YoYo Mission Centre, part of the H Giving Foundation – a small, dynamic charity supporting over 250 orphans with accommodation, education and other life staples.  The school also educates 100 children from the local village.  The key ambition of YoYo is […]

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One of the world’s leading Islamic finance and banking lawyers joins Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Ashley Freeman, recognised as one of the most influential Islamic finance and banking lawyers, has joined Excello Law.  For 13 years he was Head of Legal at the Central Bank of Bahrain – the financial regulator of the world’s Islamic banking centre – where he had significant input into the legal and regulatory regime of […]

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A smarter way of working to navigate the partnership brick wall.

Posted by George Bisnought on Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The route to equity partnership can be a long and arduous journey.  Traditionally believed by many lawyers to be the ultimate pinnacle of a career in the legal profession, increasing numbers have seen their early potential not realised, or their hopes dashed, as changing economics, tighter law firm structures and too many qualified lawyers chasing […]

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Senior dispute resolution and corporate lawyer joins Excello Law.

Posted by Jo Losty on Thursday, June 9th, 2016

David Moore, a specialist in dispute resolution, commercial and business structuring, has joined national law firm Excello Law. Formerly managing partner of the London office of MTA Corporate Solicitors (later MTA Taylor Moore LLP), David has many years’ experience in commercial disputes including cross-border litigation and disputes in technical fields working for clients across a […]

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Tax specialist Ann Humphrey wins Tax Writer of the Year Award 2016

Posted by George Bisnought on Friday, May 27th, 2016

Ann Humphrey, listed in the Legal 500 directory 2012 as an expert in the field of VAT and a tax specialist working with Excello Law since January 2011, has won the Tolley’s Taxation Awards ‘Tax Writer of the Year’ 2016. Cited by the award’s judges as having a ‘proven ability to write knowledgeably about technical […]

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Has the traditional partnership model had its day?

Posted by George Bisnought on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

A feature article ‘The New Owners’ in the May issue of Legal Practice Management asks if the traditional partnership model has had its day as more law firms opt for limited company status, with an overview of the alternative business model from Excello Law.  Lucy Trevalyan writes: “Excello Law, which has offices in London, Liverpool […]

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Mid-tier firms must take a leaf from Darwin

Posted by George Bisnought on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Few clients would disagree that traditional law firms can be defined by two words: inefficiency and cost. Yet they operate in a world transformed by technology, where on-demand services are reducing consumer costs in everything from music to travel. For London’s traditional black cabs, the use of technology in the Uber model is a real […]

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Three new hires to Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Three new hires to Excello Law IP, dispute resolution and commercial property teams National commercial law firm Excello Law has strengthened its intellectual property, dispute resolution and commercial property teams with three new hires. Gerard Cronin specialises in intellectual property and commercial dispute resolution with particular  experience of international trade and fraud disputes, ICC arbitrations […]

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Abel Brown employment practice merges with Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, March 7th, 2016

Specialist employment practice Abel Brown has merged with commercial law firm Excello Law.  Headed by Louise Brown, who set up the practice in 2000, the merger will see Louise and her team – Anthony Robinson, Charlotte Cecil, Navraj Rai and Vanessa Wheeler – bring additional strength to Excello’s employment law services. Louise is an employment […]

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Excello Law celebrates its 2015 Leeds launch

Posted by Jo Losty on Friday, October 9th, 2015

Leeds – Excello Law, the fast-growing national commercial law firm, celebrates its 2015 Leeds launch with an official launch party. Following the recent opening of its Leeds City Centre office at 2 Bond Court, the launch party, which took place at the Crafthouse restaurant in Leeds last night, gave Excello Law the opportunity to welcome […]

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Excello Law advises Taylor Patterson Group on the acquisition by Mattioli Woods

Posted by Jo Losty on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Lancashire – Excello Law advise Taylor Patterson Group in the £8 million acquisition to Mattioli Woods. Taylor Patterson Group, founded in 1979, is a financial advisory and wealth management firm. Based in Preston but with clients all across the north west and 38 members of staff, Taylor Patterson Group generated pre-tax profits of £900,000 on […]

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Excello Law hires ex-McClure Naismith’s partner Ashok Ghosh

Posted by Jo Losty on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Firm continues growth with Partner recruit Excello Law, the dynamic new model commercial law firm, continues its national growth with the hire of Former McClure Naismith partner Ashok Ghosh. Ashok joins Excello from Scottish firm McClure Naismith, where he was a partner for 10 years. He ran the Project Unit growing the firm’s presence in […]

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Excello Law continues growth with two new hires.

Posted by Jo Losty on Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Firm now able to offer commercial clients private client advice for the first time Excello Law, the fast-growing commercial law firm, has widened the scope of its client offering with two new hires, commercial property lawyer Madelene Schofield-Whittingham and private client lawyer Dawn Joughin. Dawn Joughin, who joins the firm’s recently opened Liverpool office, specialises […]

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Excello Law continues recruitment push with corporate and commercial duo

Posted by Jo Losty on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Excello Law, the fast-growing commercial law firm, has added two corporate and commercial lawyers, Adrian Chaffey and Anca Thomson. These latest hires come at a time when Excello Law is growing its presence across the UK and internationally. In December last year the firm opened up an office in Liverpool, closely followed by a Leeds […]

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Virtual no more: Excello Law evolves model with fourth office.

Posted by George Bisnought on Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Commercial firm opens in Leeds as expansion plans gather pace Excello Law, the fast-growing national commercial law firm, has opened an office in Leeds as it continues to challenge both the traditional and ‘virtual’ models of legal practice. The opening of the Leeds City Centre office comes shortly after the opening of offices in London, […]

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Excello Law adds leading Liverpool lawyer to spearhead growth

Posted by Deon Van Schalkwyk on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Julie Mogan latest recruit to join Liverpool office Excello Law, the fast-growing commercial law firm, has appointed leading Liverpool corporate lawyer, Julie Mogan to spearhead its growth in the City and the North West region. This latest arrival comes just two months after the firm opened an office in the heart of the City at […]

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Excello Law opens Liverpool office

Posted by Jo Losty on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Fast-growing commercial firm opens in Liverpool with trio of high profile recruits Excello Law, the fast-growing commercial law firm, has opened an office in Liverpool following the arrival of a trio of experienced hires. The office, located in the heart of the City at One Derby Square has welcomed experienced corporate lawyers Heather Summers, Tom […]

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Excello Law secures key Liverpool commercial hire

Posted by Jo Losty on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Fast-growing commercial firm brings in former Hill Dickinson partner Excello Law, the fast-growing commercial law firm, has appointed former Hill Dickinson partner, Glyn Dale-Jones, to its expanding international team.

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Excello Law adds corporate heavyweight in Leeds to expanding team

Posted by Jo Losty on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Firm says arrival of David Bowden will be one of many over the coming months Excello Law, the fast-growing commercial law firm, has added another corporate heavyweight, David Bowden from Lupton Fawcett Denison Till, to its rapidly-growing international team. David brings 24 years of commercial property experience acting for some of the UK’s leading retailers. At […]

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Latest employment lawyer hire for Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

London-based employment lawyer Michael Farrelly has joined Excello Law, effective 01 October. Michael brings more than 20 years’ experience in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment work. His career includes 11 years as a partner in City and West End Firms including Gordon Dadds, Radcliffes Le Brasseur and Constant & Constant. He joins us […]

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City competition lawyer and Japanese Knotweed litigator joins Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

London-based competition lawyer and former barrister Rodger Burnett has joined Excello Law, effective from 18 August. Rodger has dispute resolution experience gained first at the Bar, and then as a solicitor at international law firms Baker & McKenzie and Hausfeld & Co. He has acted in some of the biggest damages claims, arising from major […]

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Employment lawyer joins Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Employment law and human resources specialist Donna Negus has joined Excello Law, effective from 2 June. Donna, based in Truro, Cornwall, has experience in all areas of non-contentious and contentious employment law and covers employer and employee disputes from boardroom to shop floor, drafting contracts and handbooks, dealing with complex absence management and capability issues, […]

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Ward Hadaway partner heading corporate recovery joins Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, May 5th, 2014

Insolvency lawyer Steve Thomas, the partner heading the corporate recovery team in the Leeds office at top 100 firm Ward Hadaway for the last five years, has joined Excello Law, effective 1 May 2014. Steve achieved recognition for his team in the 2012/2013 edition of Legal 500 and was personally noted and recommended by clients […]

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Corporate dispute resolution and mediation specialist joins Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, May 5th, 2014

Litigation lawyer Caroline Havers joins Excello Law on 1 May 2014. She is a highly experienced commercial dispute resolution lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience. She speaks French and is a mediator accredited by CEDR (the Centre for Dispute Resolution). Based in London, Caroline was previously a partner with Salans LLP, an International Law […]

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London corporate and commercial lawyer joins Excello

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Corporate and commercial lawyer, Robin Baron, has joined Excello Law, effective from 3 March. Robin is a former partner at London firms Radcliffe & Co and Fox Williams. He was also general counsel for travel company Gulliver’s Travel Associates. Immediately prior to Excello, he had been running his own practice for seven years. His work […]

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Employment and HR specialist Alasdair Hobbs joins Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Experienced lawyer and human resources (HR) consultant Alasdair Hobbs has joined Excello Law, effective 3 March. Shropshire-based Alasdair joins us from Midlands firm FBC Manby Bowdler, where he was a partner and head of employment. He specialises in advising companies on all aspects of employment law and HR, including transactional and strategic matters and day-to-day […]

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Excello Law continues to build employment practice with Devon-based lawyer

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Devon-based employment law specialist Slade de Lacey has joined Excello Law, effective from 3 March. Slade, who has over ten years’ experience developing and heading up employment teams at a number of law firms, is experienced in both contentious and non-contentious employment work. He has particular experience of complicated and high risk litigation involving race, […]

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Excello Law welcomes Kate Davies to its Corporate and Commercial team.

Posted by Jo Losty on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Excello Law is undertaking an extremely successful recruitment campaign and I am pleased to welcome Kate to the team, whose recruitment further strengthens our strategy of recruiting only the best partner level lawyers.” George Bisnought, Managing Director.

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Employment law specialist with HR background joins Excello Law

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, December 16th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Phillip Bury, an employment law specialist with a background in human resources (HR) related management, has joined Excello Law. Phil has some 20 years of experience across all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment and HR matters.  He covers all areas of employment law from drafting contracts, policies and […]

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Excello Law welcomes Penny Paddle to its Corporate and Commercial team.

Posted by Deon Van Schalkwyk on Monday, December 16th, 2013

Penny trained and qualified with Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw in 1994 and from there she went on to work as In-House Legal Counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for e-commerce provider, GE Information Services.  Most recently, Penny has spent the last 6 years in Cornwall, running the corporate and commercial team for […]

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Excello Law steps into the international arena and launches in Sweden

Posted by Jo Losty on Monday, March 11th, 2013

Excello Law announces the launch of Excello Law Sweden. The Excello Law team is joined by Swedish lawyer John Tengström, Managing Director of Excello Law Sweden Advokatbyrå AB. John is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer and is committed to delivering cost effective solutions and straightforward advice to small and medium sized enterprises in Sweden […]

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Excello Law continues to build employment practice with Devon-based lawyer

Posted by Jo Losty on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Devon-based employment law specialist Slade de Lacey has joined Excello Law, effective from 3 March. Slade, who has over ten years’ experience developing and heading up employment teams at a number of law firms, is experienced in both contentious and non-contentious employment work. He has particular experience of complicated and high risk litigation involving race, […]

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