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Paul Hardman - Director of Corporate & Commercial

Departments: Commercial, Corporate
Sectors: Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Mobile contact number: 07728 113310

Paul is one of our company Directors and heads the Corporate and Commercial departments not to mention our Manufacturing & Supply Chain sector. He specialises in corporate finance work covering mergers and acquisitions, management buy outs and buy ins, joint venture arrangements and shareholder agreements. Paul has over 30 years of experience acting mostly for SME and owner-managed businesses.

He read Economic History at Durham before qualifying as a solicitor and moving to Bristol where he has been based ever since.

Paul is company secretary to the Business and West of England China Bureau and a director of the Happy City Initiative. He has been profiled in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories several times.


    “Paul is not only a charming individual but also a talented lawyer with an keen sense of commercial acumen. When helping to put together a deal, he appreciates what is important and what is not so that effort can be focused in the areas that really matter.”


    “Gregg Latchams and Paul Hardman have provided us with top quality legal services since we founded Liberty Electric Cars. Paul’s clear thinking and commercially intuitive counsel have been invaluable… his ready availability and rapid response to requests for interpretations and supply of documents have been a great competitive boost.”


    “I have seen hundreds and hundreds of commercial agreements over the years and Paul Hardman has an ability to impart an elegance of drafting and a simplicity of delivery that confounds many (indeed most) of his peers - and now it seems he is passing on his thought processes in a very skilful manner to the younger generation at Gregg Latchams.”


    “I am delighted with the fast turnaround and both Paul Hardman and Julian Pyrke who kept the transaction on track and ensured that matters progressed quickly and smoothly. The sale has now meant I am able to concentrate fully on my other business ventures.”


    “I have worked with Paul on a number of assignments over a period of nearly fifteen years. These days he is the first lawyer I call when I, or one of my clients, need straightforward, uncomplicated legal help in relation to any commercial or corporate finance matter. He is one of the treasured minority, amongst the lawyers I know, who thinks about the commercial consequences of his instruction, instead of sitting behind the grey veil of strictly interpreting the formal legal position and leaving the client to decide the whys and the wherefores without guidance. This is invaluable to company owners who are looking for a solution rather than an opinion. I have the highest level of confidence in Paul's ability to deliver and I cannot recommend him highly enough.”


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