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Watson Burton LLP continues to invest in staff with hire of new solicitor


Jul 11, 2018 #Business

Newcastle-headquartered commercial law firm, Watson Burton has appointed Nick Gray to its corporate team as a result of growing demand for its work in advising on venture capital and private equity investments.

Nick Gray brings a wealth of experience to Watson Burton’s corporate team, which is renowned in the North and across the UK for its expertise in working on high profile investments.

After graduating with an MLaw degree and masters from Northumbria University, Nick was employed in the banking industry before spending more than two years with Particular Legal.

His experience includes advising on equity and debt investments tied to corporate accelerator programmes, as well as working with numerous UK and US-based technology companies. He has extensive dealings with Northstar Ventures and Maven Capital Partners, two prominent UK-based Venture Capital Funds.

In his new role, Nick will focus on supporting the team on its venture capital and private equity investment work as well as working with the firm’s clients on their corporate M & A activity.

Commenting on his appointment, Nick Gray, solicitor at Watson Burton, said: “I’m delighted to be joining such a renowned team at Watson Burton. The strength of the team and quality clients they work with were major attractions for me.

“Building client relationships are key and I know this is something that is encouraged and put into practice at Watson Burton. I look forward to bringing my project management skills to the team, working with a really diverse and interesting mix of clients, and developing my skills and career further at the firm.”

Duncan Reid, head of corporate at Watson Burton, added: “Nick has gained an impressive level of expertise in the venture capital investment market and the technology sector in particular which will enable us to strengthen the existing expertise we offer to our regional and national clients, who are always seeking the best possible legal advice.

“At a time when we’re seeing a high volume of investment work, I’m delighted to welcome Nick to the firm and the team. I look forward to watching his career develop, as I’m sure he will be a great asset for Watson Burton.”

Watson Burton’s corporate team has consistently received recognition for the skills and abilities it offers to clients. Ranked by The Legal 500 the Watson Burton team are noted for being “genuinely excellent across the board.” The team’s area of expertise includes acquisitions and disposals, venture capital, private equity and bank finance, executive and employee share schemes. It has particular expertise in the technology, financial services, education and leisure sectors.

Watson Burton, which also has offices in Leeds and London, delivers commercial legal services nationwide. Its core practice areas are corporate, employment, real estate, construction and dispute resolution.

For more information, please visit www.watsonburton.com.


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