Ansons Solicitors are delighted to announce that leading corporate lawyer Paul Bennett has agreed to join the firm’s Corporate and Commercial team.
Paul joins as a consultant following a decade as Senior Partner at a leading West Midlands law firm.
A former President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Paul has an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. He has been recommended by legal directories the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for many years and is recognised for combining technical excellence with a keen commercial awareness.
Hilary D’Cruz, Joint Head of Corporate and Commercial, commented: “It is extremely satisfying to find that the strategic growth plan and ambition of our business can attract a lawyer of Paul’s calibre.
“Paul is an excellent fit for Ansons. The business acumen and connection that he has developed over years of service in the West Midlands and Black Country will be of immense value to our clients and our team.
“Ours is not always a strict legal role, and Paul’s ability to provide general business advice will undoubtedly help us better serve our client base across the region and beyond.
“Ansons has developed a reputation for supporting owner managed or family owned businesses, and these are a particular strength for Paul. He has a huge amount of experience in advising on a full range of corporate transactions, and we look forward to working with him for years to come.”
Paul Bennett commented: “It was always going to be difficult to move after such a long time with my previous firm, but after discussing the plans for Ansons it was clear that is a business with an extremely bright future.
“I am confident that my experience and connections will help round out the team’s offering, bring new clients to the firm, and contribute significantly to the next stage of Ansons’ development.”
Andrew Johnson, Managing Director, concludes: “It has been a challenging period for the UK economy, but appointments such as Paul show that Ansons are in great shape to provide the legal advice that business owners and managers need to achieve their desired outcomes.”