Find out more about Tim Gladdle – Senior Partner and Corporate Law specialist, based at our head office in Leicester city centre.
Q: How long have you been working in Corporate Law?
A: Since around 1985 – so about 30 years.
Q: What made you want to get into Corporate Law?
A: I liked (and still like) the fact that the work needs immediate attention and moves quickly to a conclusion, which is invariably both exciting and very interesting.
Q: What are the most challenging types of cases that you have handled?
A: A lot of the work that I do is transactional – so selling or buying a company or business. The value can be small or large but in all cases the critical issue is the importance and value of the transaction to the client. My aim is to make sure that my clients get what they want from the transaction and to ensure that I have given them the best possible protection I can. That is what makes my work not only challenging but rewarding.
Q: What business sectors do you have the most experience in?
A: When selling a company the industry sector is not usually crucial as the contractual disciplines and requirements follow a similar course. In certain circumstances, there are particular regulatory issues, but in the main it is the contractual and legal disciplines that matter; it’s having the knowledge and experience to deal with commercially critical items in the negotiation and completion of a deal.
Q: Why do you think so many people come to Bray & Bray for corporate law advice?
A: Because we deal with all corporate matters on a commercial and practical basis; we look and strive for the best outcome for our clients.
Q: Which sort of cases do you find that you can relate to most?
A: Those involving owner managed businesses where both the day to day business experiences and challenges are very similar to those that I have.
Q: What do you do to unwind after a busy day?
A: I love all sports and I particularly enjoy following my children’s sporting activities, which include hockey, cheerleading and running. Both of my daughters compete at a high level in their favoured sports, so I’m often up and down the country supporting them.
Q: What is the key to your success?
A: Being hardworking, personable and approachable.
Q: If you weren’t a solicitor, what do you think you would be good at?
A: I would love to work in manufacturing!
For advice on any aspect of corporate law, you can contact Tim directly on email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bray & Bray have three main offices across Leicestershire, feel free to phone or pop in to talk to our solicitors.
Leicester 0116 254 8871
Hinckley 01455 639 900
Market Harborough 01858 467 181