TESTIMONIALS

We have asked some of our clients to put their experience of working with us in their own words.

…we get much more than just transaction support – they are always available and provide great advice, and in the rare occasions they don’t know the answer, they seem to know someone who does!

James Fitzherbert-Brockholes, Finance Director, Kobalt Music Group

Grant Dawe did what all great teams do: they delivered beyond expectation. Thorough, reasonable, hard-working and offering practical advice, they are an asset to have on our side.

Charlie Marshall, Loaf.com

…I can say without hesitation that for mid-market transactions, Max is one of the best I have encountered. He matches a strong grasp of the law with a keen eye for the commercial aspects of the transaction and as such is a much valued, and trusted, advisor. I consider him one of the team…

David Hill, Founder, White Rivers

Always ready with well targeted and commercial advice, they can be relied upon to provide timely and cost effective transaction support. They have become an integral part of the CGSC legal team.

John Flanagan, CAO, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford

Really commercial and practical lawyers who understand the key issues and negotiate hard to achieve them. It is refreshing when lawyers are more concerned about results than simply billing hours.

Rob Feldmann, CEO Brandalley UK

We have worked with Grant Dawe over several years now on various corporate matters and cross referrals; we and our clients have found them to be consistently responsive, commercial in their approach to the law and transparent on fees. Our clients will now go direct to them for commercial work, which reflects highly of their professionalism. A great firm to work with.

Ed Bannister, Stepien Lake LLP

We have worked with Jonathan and Tony for many years and as we have grown from 10 to 250 staff they have effectively become our in-house corporate counsel. They have managed varied transactions for us from debt facilities and equity issuance through to acquisitions, always acting thoroughly and efficiently but most importantly bringing great commercial sense to the process. However, we get much more than just transaction support – they are always available and provide great advice, and in the rare occasions they don’t know the answer, they seem to know someone who does!

James Fitzherbert-Brockholes, Finance Director, Kobalt Music Group

Grant Dawe did what all great teams do: they delivered beyond expectation. Thorough, reasonable, hard-working and offering practical advice, they are an asset to have on our side.

Charlie Marshall, Loaf.com

Since 2008, Max has acted on each of the UK transactions that White Rivers has been involved in. Having worked in corporate finance for almost twenty years, I have worked alongside several lawyers in various parts of the world. I can say without hesitation that for mid-market transactions, Max is one of the best I have encountered. He matches a strong grasp of the law with a keen eye for the commercial aspects of the transaction and as such is a much valued, and trusted, advisor. I consider him one of the team and his speed of response and commitment to deal completion is of the highest standard. He also somehow manages to make law fun - a rare quality indeed! All in all, superb value for money.

David Hill, Founder, White Rivers

We have worked with the Grant Dawe team for 8 years on a series of UK and international M&A transactions. Always ready with well targeted and commercial advice, they can be relied upon to provide timely and cost effective transaction support. They have become an integral part of the CGSC legal team.

John Flanagan, CAO, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford

Really commercial and practical lawyers who understand the key issues and negotiate hard to achieve them. It is refreshing when lawyers are more concerned about results than simply billing hours.

Rob Feldmann, CEO Brandalley UK

We have worked with Grant Dawe over several years now on various corporate matters and cross referrals; we and our clients have found them to be consistently responsive, commercial in their approach to the law and transparent on fees. Our clients will now go direct to them for commercial work, which reflects highly of their professionalism. A great firm to work with.

Ed Bannister, Stepien Lake LLP

I have known Tony Grant for more than two decades and have benefited from his wisdom and counsel, not only in the UK but overseas as well. Hiring a solicitor who is a good draftsman, is simple. Finding an individual, who is insightful; a strategic thinker, and one who gives honest and direct advice, is extraordinarily difficult. Add in the essential attribute – integrity – and Tony is one of the best solicitors that I have ever worked with, and I have done business in sixty countries!

Rick Michaels, Chairman & CEO Communications Equity Associates

I have used Tony Grant and Grant Dawe for numerous transactions and they have always delivered an exemplary level of service combined with a deep technical and commercial understanding of the various deals. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

David Pyemont, former owner and CEO, BIS Limited

Cooper Gay Swett Crawford is a global insurance business with over 70 offices handling five billion dollars of premiums and we have enjoyed a relationship with Grant Dawe for almost 10 years. They have acted for the group on numerous acquisitions totaling hundreds of millions of dollars and have always done an outstanding job. Tony Grant ensures we enjoy a tremendous personal service that we truly value.

Toby Esser, CEO, Cooper Gay Swett Crawford

Max has been an invaluable advisor to our business as it has grown over the years. Both his technical knowledge and commercial acumen are truly top tier, and I know I can speak for everyone at Now Technologies when I say we have nothing but the highest praise for his advice and counsel.

Chris Gorman, OBE, Founder and CEO of Now Technologies Ltd and Founder of The Gadget Shop

We met Max Gower some 4 years ago and since then Max has headed up all our legal work, so much so, that when he changed practice, we changed with him. Max has the ability to calmly and coolly analyse and communicate legal issues in a format that we all can understand. As for fees, he helps us only spend where necessary.

Mike Balfour, OBE, Founder and CEO of Pure JATOMI Fitness

Max has been advising us on a variety of legal matters over the last four years, and has always managed to successfully handle everything that we have directed his way, in whatever stage or area of law it sits. His straight forward thinking cuts through all of the usual unnecessary ambiguity to get straight to the point. This has allowed the company to focus on its own business model and has been instrumental in the rapid growth and development of our business. Needless to say Max is one of my first numbers on speed dial.

Craig Humphreys, Blackstar Wealth Management Limited

We started our online lifestyle portal for the over 50s, Silversurfers.com, in Autumn 2013. We have been extremely fortunate to have worked with Kate Wright at Grant Dawe who has provided advice and worked on all of our legal matters. To say she is excellent is an understatement! All of our requests are met rapidly, professionally and we are given back details that exactly meet our needs.

Silversurfers is now growing rapidly with up to 14,000 visitors a day and over 130,000 members. We simply would not have been able to get to this position without all the assistance of Grant Dawe and, in particular, Kate. I would be delighted to recommend their services to anyone.

Martin Lock, chief executive, Silversurfers Limited

I instructed Kate Wright to assist in the sale of a property business. Throughout the process she was extremely efficient, ensuring the whole process ran smoothly. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Jake Willis, co-founder London Shared Limited