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Lisa Millar trained at Clyde & Co, qualifying into its corporate department in 1998. She worked in Weil, Gotshal & Manges' corporate finance department between 1999 and 2005, where she advised on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. Lisa joined Practical Law Corporate in June 2005 and was appointed Head of Practical Law Commercial in August 2008. Lisa is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Veronica Bailey joined Practical Law Commercial in November 2014. She trained at Muir Williams (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia in 1976. In 1998 she was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. She has an LLM from Southampton University and lectured in commercial law subjects for a number of years. She joined Barlow Robbins in 1999 and in 2003 became a partner and head of IT/IP. Before joining Practical Law she was a professional development lawyer at Bond Dickinson. She has extensive international experience having worked in Australia, Singapore, Finland and the UK. Veronica is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Niovie Constantinou graduated from the University of Reading in 2012 with a law degree. She subsequently completed a postgraduate degree on Corporate Law at University College London in 2013, and the LPC at the University of Law (London, Bloomsbury) in 2014. Niovie joined Practical Law Corporate as a paralegal in 2014 and is an assistant editor for the Commercial, IP&IT, Media & Telecoms and Data Protection teams.
Robert Crossley trained at Hammond Suddards, qualifying in 1993. He practised as a company/commercial solicitor for seven years before joining Sweet and Maxwell as an editor. He then moved to Walker Morris in 2002 where he worked as a professional support lawyer, covering all company and commercial practice areas, before joining Practical Law Commercial in November 2016. Robert is not practising at Practical Law.
Alan Hawley joined Practical Law Commercial in May 2011, having specialised in the law relating to the supply of goods and services for most of his legal career. He obtained an LLM at LSE while practising as a commercial litigator at Linklaters LLP. There followed an extended period as in-house counsel, with Italian, Middle East and US multinationals. Since 1987 Alan has worked in the information technology sector, in London, Paris, and the Middle East. He moved back into private practice in 1996, first with Faegre & Benson LLP, and finally with Reed Smith LLP. For a number of years Alan presented IT and commercial law seminars for Hawksmere and other organisations. Alan is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Charlotte Murphy graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010 with a BA Hons in English Literature and Language (International), which included a year’s study at the Australian National University as part of the Worldwide Exchange programme. Following two years’ experience in the technology industry, she went on to complete her GDL at the Manchester Metropolitan University and was called to the Bar in 2015. She joined Practical Law in January 2015 and is an assistant editor for the Commercial, IP&IT, Media & Telecoms and Data Protection teams.
Daphne Perry qualified as a barrister. She practised (as Daphne Loebl) at Fountain Court for 12 years until 1997, when Chambers' Directory included her in the top 11 juniors for commercial work in London. She then worked for another 12 years as a professional support lawyer at Denton Wilde Sapte. A keen member of Clarity, the international association for plain language in the law, she is quoted in the Law Society's textbook Clarity for Lawyers (2007) and was for 3 years Denton Wilde Sapte's Plain Language Co-ordinator. Daphne joined Practical Law Commercial in July 2010.
Andrew Rigby joined Practical Law Commercial in October 2013. Andrew qualified as a barrister in 1982 and has worked for a number of City law firms over his career, including Addleshaw Goddard, practising outsourcing and IT law. Andrew has been recognised as a leading UK IT and outsourcing Lawyer by the Legal directories and was recently awarded the accolade of Outsourcing Professional of the Year by the trade body for outsourcing, the National Outsourcing Association. Andrew has contributed to a number of legal publications over his career. Andrew is currently a non-practising barrister.
Victoria Salomons trained at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) qualifying into its commercial and corporate projects team in 2010. She then joined the in-house legal team at Steria UK as a senior legal advisor, advising on general commercial matters with a particular focus on outsourcing arrangements. Victoria joined Practical Law Commercial in December 2014. Victoria is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Sarah Wild trained at Ashurst qualifying into its corporate department in 1997. She joined Shearman & Sterling LLP in 2004 where she continued to advise on various corporate and commercial transactions. Sarah went on to spend nine years as a senior in-house lawyer at British American Tobacco plc and joined Practical Law Commercial in July 2016. Sarah is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Rachel Wyatt trained at Fox Williams, qualifying into its commercial department in 1995. She then joined the Commercial IP/IT department at Bristows, where she advised on a wide range of commercial and IP matters for 11 years, before joining Practical Law Commercial in August 2010. Rachel is currently a non-practising solicitor.