Leading Dorset law firm Steele Raymond LLP has welcomed a new solicitor to its Top Tier Company and Commercial Team as part of its continued regional expansion.
Commercial lawyer Tom Johnson, who is based at the firm’s Bournemouth office, joins the five partner Company and Commercial Team led by Tim Stone, bringing with him a number of years’ City law firm experience with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
Commenting on his appointment, Tom said: “Steele Raymond has had a well-earned reputation for providing high quality advice for many years. I’m delighted to be joining such an experienced team with a very loyal client base – a team that has real strength in depth in corporate and commercial work across a variety of sectors.”
Bournemouth-born Tom handles a wide range of commercial and business transactions including advising on business and company structures, banking and finance documentation, assisting with corporate governance and advice across a range of commercial agreements.
Tom continued: “I thrive on working with clients throughout their journey and helping them to achieve their business goals. As a county Dorset has a wealth of talented entrepreneurs and business owners across some important sectors for our regional and national economy including technology, creative, hospitality and manufacturing. I’m really looking forward to working with and supporting these ambitious businesses as well as those further afield.”
The Steele Raymond Company and Commercial team already has an excellent reputation across Dorset and the South Coast having acted in some of the region’s largest transactions including the sales of Sunseeker, BOFA International and Bath Travel.
Tim Stone, Chairman and Head of the Steele Raymond’s Company and Commercial Team, said: “Tom is such a passionate and dedicated commercial solicitor and compliments our experienced team tremendously. We continue to be committed to investing in our talented legal teams and ensuring we continue to provide outstanding advice and service and a great experience for our clients.”
Steele Raymond is recognised as one of Dorset and the South West’s leading law firms in the latest edition of the leading independent guide to the UK legal profession, The Legal 500, for an unmatched 14th consecutive year.
The firm has been awarded the highest ‘Top Tier’ ranking that the guide awards in core practice areas of Company and Commercial, Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution and Employment Law.