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Our Advisers

All Advisers are senior business people, experts in their individual fields and available to render impartial and confidential advice. Legal advisers and solicitors are qualified under English Law.

Gareth Bennett-Coles

Career Adviser

Specialism: Career management, development and transition, CV preparation

Availability:  Monday AM (face-to-face or by telephone)

Gareth's bio

Jayne Barr

Marketing Adviser

Specialism:  Marketing

Availability: Friday (by telephone)

Jayne's bio

Rowan Freeland

Intellectual Property Adviser

Intellectual Property Law, Copyright, Trademarks, Patents and registered designs, Passing off, Data Protection.

Availability: Monday PM (face-to-face or by telephone)

Rowan's bio

Mark Corran

IP/IT & Data Protection Solicitor

Intellectual Property Law, Data Protection, Trademarks, Patents and registered designs, Licensing and passing off.

Availability: Thursday AM (face-to-face or by telephone)

Mark's bio

Philip Vaughan


Specialism: Company, commercial and contract law, insurance law, banking law and Insolvency matters

Availability: Tuesday (face-to-face or by telephone)

Philip's bio

Stephen Cooper

Legal and Business Adviser

Specialism: Business development, organisation, management and structure. Commercial and contract law including litigation.

Availability: Tuesday AM (by telephone)

Stephen's bio

Chris Coyle

Chartered Accountant

Specialism; Accountancy, finance, small businesses

Availability: Tuesday PM (by telephone)

Chris Coyle's bio

Sara Hanna

Legal Adviser

Specialism: Company, commercial, employment and contract law, company secretarial practice

Availability: Wednesday (face-to-face or by telephone)

Sara's bio

Barry Cushway

HR Adviser

Specialism: Employment law, CV preparation, job search, employment tribunals, conditions of service

Availability: Thursday PM (face-to-face or by telephone)

Barry's bio

Mike Matthews

Marketing and Organisational Strategy Adviser

Marketing Specialism: Marketing, trade & multi-channel marketing, B2B marketing strategy and tactics, brand image and recognition, sales management, start-up marketing.

Organisational Strategy Specialism: Developing organisational strategy, measuring business performance, aligning structure and business strategy, understanding and managing culture.

Availability: Friday AM (face-to-face or by telephone)

Mike's bio

Gavin Dingley


Specialism: Acts as an advocate and advises in all aspects of immigration, asylum, nationality and EU law. Has particular expertise in Business Immigration.

Availability: By telephone

Gavin's bio

Caroline Frazer

Managing Bereavement Adviser

Specialism:  Advice on managing bereavement in the workplace, concerning both grieving employees and death at work.

Availability: By telephone

Caroline's bio

Mark Brassey


Specialism: Commercial and residential property law

Availability: By telephone

Mark's bio

Chris Browne


Specialism: Company, commercial and contract law, intellectual property law, banking and insolvency matters, company secretarial practice

Availability: By telephone

Chris Browne's bio

Alison Cook

Chartered Accountant

Specialism: Accountancy, finance, small businesses

Availability: By telephone

Alison's bio

Tony Coyne


Specialism: Commercial property law

Availability: By telephone

Tony's bio

Harold Lewis

Tendering Adviser

Specialism: Proposals and tenders in the UK and EU

Availability: By telephone

Harold's bio

Sharon Stone


Specialism: Company/commercial and Insolvency

Availability: By telephone

Sharon's bio

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Give us a call on: 
020 3855 4738

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Opening hours

9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, excluding UK public holidays

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