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Andrea Smith

Firm: Franklins Solicitors LLP
Country: United Kingdom - England

Practice Area: Company

  • 6-8 Castilian Street
    NN1 1JX
A corporate solicitor with 15 years’ experience and a Partner of Franklins Solicitors LLP, Andrea has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of company structures, how businesses and companies operate, the general duties of directors and shareholders, and company compliance requirements. Andrea specialises in mergers, acquisitions and disposals but her area of corporate practice is diverse and includes shareholders agreements, share schemes, company re-structures, joint ventures, and company compliance and advice. Andrea’s clients range from individual shareholders and owner-managed businesses, to large national and international companies.

Andrea’s experience of working with a range of corporate clients enables her to assist and advise on company compliance and company secretarial work. This can include preparation and advice on Articles of Association, Board Minutes, Resolutions and company filing requirements, advice on Directors’ Duties and Corporate Compliance, assistance with changes in share structures, advising and drafting Shareholder Agreements, and preparing and advising on other Contracts and company documentation. Andrea’s approach to working with her clients is based on the provision of a flexible, approachable and client-driven service.

Outside of her corporate practice in the firm, Andrea actively engages in the Midlands’ commercial landscape. Since 2014 Andrea has sat on the board of directors of Northampton Town Centre Limited, which is responsible for implementing the business plan, vision and objectives for Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District. In 2016, Andrea was awarded Commercial Lawyer of the Year for the Midlands by Acquisition International and in 2017 Andrea was awarded Partner of the Year by Corporate Vision Magazine.

The firm

Franklins Solicitors LLP was established by Michael Franklin and Keith Wyld in 1892 and has grown to be one of the principal law firms in the Midlands with offices in Northampton and Milton Keynes. With an emphasis upon high quality service delivery, the firm gained ISO 9001 and Investor in People accreditations in 1996 and Lexcel in 2000, in addition to being shortlisted for the Legal Excellence Awards in 2009. The firm is also CQS approved.

Franklins prides itself not only on the extent of its legal services but also the emphasis it places upon client care. Accessibility, approachability and efficiency are at the heart of client service delivery. As a partner-led firm, clients always have a close source of contact with their relevant Partner and there is dynamic interaction within and across all divisions in the firm. As a result, Franklins prides itself on the loyalty of its clients and points to its high levels of client retention as being a credit to the ethos of the firm and the high standards of service.

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