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Archive for April 7, 2020


Simon Nolan


Simon joined our Manchester office as a solicitor in the Corporate department in March 2020.

He qualified as a solicitor in 2019 after successfully completing his training contract at a national law firm with an office in Manchester.

Simon has experience of working upon a variety of corporate instructions including share acquisitions and disposals, company reorganisations and incorporations.

Outside of work Simon has a keen interest in film and politics whilst he also enjoys cycling.


T: 0161 393 7124


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Barney Leaf

Barney Leaf


Barney is a Partner in Bermans Corporate team and joined in 2020.

Prior to becoming a solicitor he worked for an international domestic bank. He has a degree in Business Studies and qualified as a solicitor in 1996.

He has over 20 years of corporate law experience and acts for a variety of international and domestic business in several sectors including retail, software, online, professional services firms, finance and investment funds.

His work includes acquiring and disposing of businesses from £500k to £120M, venture capital and private equity work, shareholder and partnership disputes, development of businesses prior to disposal  in addition to the general commercial work that working with long established clients brings.

In his spare time he has an interest in Art and he is trustee of Castlefield Art Gallery which has for over 20 years assisted in the development of northern artists.

His recent work/transactions includes:-

  • Partial disposal of a crane company based in Merseyside with an option for the sale of the remaining shareholding
  • MBO of an English stove manufacturer based in Exeter
  • Shareholders dispute of an £80M turnover employment company
  • Acquisition of a taxi company in the NorthWest
  • Private equity investment into an online magazine company
  • Disposal of a highways infrastructure company to a listed buyer



T: 0161 827 4600


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