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For several weeks we have been preparing our business to ensure we can continue to provide legal services during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Our business model is already built around smart working, with our technology designed to support over 200 lawyers who already work from home, reducing the need for social contact.
The information here outlines how we will continue to operate and what adjustments we are making to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.

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Brian Auld Brian Auld
Senior Consultant Solicitor Commercial law

I have been a company commercial lawyer for over 30 years and have advised a variety of businesses during that time both as an in-house lawyer (Racal Electronics, Toshiba and Nortel) and in private practice.

I have spent time in Brussels as a trainee with the European Commission and negotiated IT/supply contracts in Sweden, Denmark, France and Algeria.

For the last 20 years, I have advised on transactions (buying/selling businesses, including mergers and re-organisations) and commercial contracts. Those commercial contracts have included standard trading terms, agency/distributor agreements, IP/IT contracts and partnership/shareholder/LLP member agreements.

Basically, if a commercial contract is not employment, property or finance-specific I should be able to advise on it. That covers setting up, running and selling a business.

I enjoy working with both start-ups and established businesses and being able to provide understandable commercial/pragmatic advice. My preference is always to work alongside a client so that we can jointly find solutions within an agreed budget. 

Commercial clients know their business much better than I ever will and I have the experience of having advised hundreds of businesses. Therefore, working together we’ll find the right solution.

I’m a Dad and Grandad so I try and spend some time with my kids/grandkids. What spare time I then have I try to use to keep fit and bird watching. Swimming is my preferred activity (we are blessed locally with a 50m outdoor pool) and a bit of cycling (static bike) and walking.

I’ve been lucky enough to participate in some wonderful sporting events (eg London Marathon, Great North Run and C2C bike ride – Whitehaven to Tynemouth). My ambitions now are a lot more modest!


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