Corporate and Commercial Legal Services – Ones to Watch in 2016

Greenaway Scott is a specialist firm of business lawyers offering a wide range of services. Nigel Greenaway talks us through the firm’s work and provides us with an exciting insight into the future for the company.

Greenaway Scott is a specialist firm of business lawyers offering corporate and commercial legal services, typically advising on mergers and acquisitions, business sales, trademarks, franchise arrangements,
investments and other financial projects.

We specialise in the provision of services to companies in the life science and technology industries and have structured our commercial and IP team to ensure we offer a unique benefit to our specialist clients; each member of the team have “dual qualifications”, each having a science degree in addition to their legal qualifications.

Our firm’s overriding philosophy revolves around our speed of response, keeping clients abreast of progress and accessibility as these are all key components of good customer service in the legal industry. Clients want to know that their legal advisor has picked up correspondence, is dealing with the matter and will be available to communicate with whenever necessary.

To achieve this we ensure that all of our staff from the administration team to director level are conscious of the importance of regular contact and communication and the impact this has on our relationship with our clients.

The success of our focussing on customer service is evidenced when looking at our repeat / retainer client list. We are proud to be “trusted advisors” to the majority of our clients and win regular on going work with them which is something of an anomaly in the
corporate, transactional area of law that Greenaway Scott works in.

Over the next four years we have a number of exciting expansion plans for the firm, and will be looking to open offices along the M4 corridor at locations with thriving scientific and technology “hubs”, starting with Oxford. We will replicate the business model we have used in Cardiff, with specialist corporate and dual qualified commercial teams to maintain the core values of Greenaway Scott and the quality of service we provide.

In addition we are looking to acquire small specialist firms with ideals in line with those of our own or that offer a service complementary to the services we offer. For example, we are evaluating the possibility of acquiring a small patent attorney firm with qualified patent attorneys in the life science and technology fields. This would be another differentiating factor for Greenaway Scott as traditionally patent attorneys and law firms are distinct from one and other.