Following a consistent upsurge in new instructions over the past few months, leading independent law firm, GHP Legal, has announced the appointment of Ron Carter as new Head of Corporate Law, together with an expansion of its Corporate and Commercial department.
Taking over his new post this month, Ron Carter said today that the firm’s increased workload contradicts the general downward trend of the COVID-19 after-shock and reflects a positive and active commercial market with many entrepreneurs taking advantage of the current climate to diversify.
Listed on the Legal 500 register of top law firms in England and Wales, GHP Legal operates from 5 offices in Shropshire and North Wales and employs around 100 people. With a client base stretching from north-west England to London and the south-east, including some clients with global and international interests, Ron Carter says the current market buoyancy cascades across all areas.
Carter joined GHP Legal in October 2019 after a twenty five-year career that began in London’s West End. Initially a general litigator, he later became a company and commercial lawyer representing corporate giants such as British Airways, Singapore Airlines, ICI, Unilever, Nat West Group, Midland Bank, Société Generale and many high net-worth individuals. His expertise and reputation as a respected authority on transacting business in the Middle East led the DTI and regional chambers of commerce to invite him to head up a variety of seminars.
Carter says: ““It has been an extraordinary year. Notwithstanding the pandemic, GHP Legal has seen a consistent and large influx of new instructions which is keeping the department busy and will do for some time.
“The nature of the instructions we are receiving indicate an active commercial market. As well as business diversification we are seeing a number of exciting new joint ventures and are conducting several multimillion-pound transactions.
“Whilst the pandemic has also highlighted the precarious position organisations can find themselves in if steps have not been taken to protect assets, fortunately there are organisations that have realised this should be addressed and we are advising a significant number of clients in relation to such protection.
“This is an exciting time to be part of GHP Legal and I was pleased to accept the role of Head of Corporate Law and assist in the continued growth of the firm as well as providing assistance to the business community at large.”