Patrick Wood

Chief Executive and Solicitor

Franchising


Celebrating our first year in Lincoln

Patrick Wood

The Lincoln office is celebrating its one-year anniversary following a great 12 months in the region.

The team has doubled in size in the last twelve months being led by Ed Capes, who is also celebrating his first-year anniversary, and head of commercial property Anthony Ogley, who recently moved from the Nottingham HQ to the Lincoln base as second full time director back in July.

Other significant hires include legal assistant Will Murray who joined the residential team back in May to assist with the department’s growing portfolio, and Rachel Pringle who joined the team as business development executive in September to support the continued new business growth of our Lincoln base and further develop relationships in the region.

Growth is expected to continue into 2020 within the Lincoln team where further recruitment is planned to support this and complement the overall growth of the firm.

Since joining the firm in October 2018, Ed has been involved in a number of high-profile deals, including successful major transactions working with leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment firm – Foresight Group, providing legal advice in relation to Lincolnshire-based companies – volcanic chocolate company FIRETREE CHOCOLATE LTD, commercial printing company Your Print Partner and halal baby food company For Aisha.

Another significant deal recently completed involved providing legal advice for Blackfinch Ventures for its investment in Lincoln-based tech start-up - Tended. Tended creates safety solutions and intelligent wearables that can detect accidents and notify emergency contacts with GPS location, it was recently named one of the UK’s most innovative exciting tech start-ups by Tech Nation.

Ed said: “My decision to join Fraser Brown and be at the forefront of the firm’s expansion into Lincolnshire represented a major milestone in my career. Lincoln is a honeypot for investment and economic growth, and opportunities presented in the area are plentiful. The team have worked to establish and develop relationships with local businesses and the professional community in order to embed themselves in Lincoln, which we are extremely proud to be a part of."

Patrick Wood, managing director said: “Opening a Lincoln office has long been on our agenda and we were keen to venture out of Nottinghamshire and establish ourselves in Lincolnshire’s professional community. The Lincoln office has had an outstanding first year. Our cultural values have helped shape and cement the firm in the Nottingham legal market for many years and have been reflected in the offering from our Lincoln office."

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