Corporate solicitor, Fiona Gibbon from Teesside business law firm, Endeavour Partnership, has been promoted to associate bringing the total number of associates in the firm to four.
Fiona Gibbon specialises in transactional corporate work and has advised a range of businesses from start-ups to multi-national corporations. She frequently advises in company acquisitions, disposals, asset sales and purchases, MBO’s, restructuring and refinancing across a wide range of sectors, including engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, offshore and energy. Fiona has a specialist interest in the firm’s agriculture and rural department and is also part of the Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance team.
Nazia Aftab, an experienced commercial litigation and employment solicitor, became an associate in 2013. She has spent the last 12 years working at Endeavour Partnership sharing her time between the two departments advising a range of clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues, including resolving complex contractual disputes and acting for employers, senior directors and medical professionals in employment tribunal claims. Nazia regularly gives seminars to clients on commercial law issues and is recommended in the most recent edition of The Legal 500.
Catherine Devereux trained as a solicitor at Endeavour Partnership and became an associate in 2013. Catherine specialises particularly on the non-contentious side of employment law including drafting contracts, advising on policies/procedures, unfair dismissal law, redundancy, discrimination and corporate support including TUPE. Catherine also sits on the board of a charity for a playgroup and pre-school and provides regular support as a representative of the firm to a second charity based in East Cleveland which houses young / vulnerable adults. Catherine regularly speaks at seminars on employment law and is recommended for her employment law advice in the most recent edition of The Legal 500.
Alex Smith qualified with the firm in February 2008 and became an associate in 2012. Alex has extensive experience in handling a broad range of commercial disputes with particular expertise in finance, construction and challenges under EU public procurement legislation. He has a growing reputation for his thorough and practical advice. Alex was admitted as a notary public in 2012 which allows him to authenticate and certify documents, facts and events to facilitate overseas transactions and litigation.
Nik Tunley, partner at Endeavour Partnership comments: “The role of associate is an important step in any solicitor’s career as it is testament to their legal expertise and experience, as well as their relationship with clients and their contribution to the firm as a whole. We wish them every success in their new roles.”