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Matthew Montgomery


Trainee Solicitor

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Matthew is currently a first year Trainee Solicitor based in Liverpool, he joined Bermans in September 2017, and is currently assisting in the Corporate and Commercial Property departments.

Matthew studied Law at the University of Liverpool before completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice part-time at the University of Law, Manchester.

He has gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge in both Commercial Litigation and Insolvency, through working as a Paralegal in London and Manchester before commencing his Training Contract.

Matthew is highly motivated by delivering excellent client advice and service.


Email: matthew.montgomery@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0151 224 0525

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How FinTech could be the future of your business

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‘FinTech’ or financial technology is a phrase increasingly used in the media, the finance sector and the business world in general. In the broadest sense, financial technology is any technology that is used and applied in the financial services sector which improves the delivery of financial services. But what does that mean and why should you care that it is one of the fastest growing areas for venture capitalists or that the sector generated almost £7billion revenue in 2016?

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Anton Stirrett

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Anton Stirrett joined our Liverpool based Corporate team in January 2017 as a Partner. He joined us from Knights Professional Services and specialises in all forms of corporate transactions including business acquisitions, MBO’s, MBI’s and corporate re-organisations.

Anton prides himself on working with clients to form close working relationships to understand their requirements and to ensure that work is completed within tight timescales and within agreed budgets.

Anton specialises in advising SME’s and owner managed businesses but also has expertise in the healthcare sector, in particular pharmacies and dental transactions.

Outside of work, Anton likes to spend time playing golf and football and running.

Email: anton.stirrett@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0151 224 0514

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Adam Jones


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Adam Jones joined Bermans in 2016 as a Trainee Solicitor who is currently working in Bermans Property and Corporate departments.

Adam studied History at Liverpool University, graduating with a First Class Honours in 2013. He went on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Law with Commendation in 2014, and then the Legal Practitioner’s Course in 2015 at the University of Law, where he also attained a Masters in Law.

Adam prides himself on his approachable and friendly attitude, and is always keen to assist and guide clients through their legal issues.


Email: adam.jones@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0151 224 0574

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Neil Munford


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Neil joined Bermans in January 2016 and has since qualified into the Corporate team. Assisting on a range of corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, EIS and SEIS fund raising and MBOs, Neil enjoys working across a real variety of sectors servicing clients of every structure and size.

Neil has developed a particular specialism in the ophthalmic sector having handled upwards of 20 acquisitions or disposals in this sector in his time with Bermans.

Neil studied Business Economics at the University of Liverpool before completing the Graduate Diploma of Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Manchester. Before joining Bermans, Neil worked in the Legal and Business Affairs department in-house at Manchester United FC despite being an avid Liverpool fan.


Email: neil.munford@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0161 827 4617

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Catherine Lo


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Catherine joined Bermans in August 2016 as a Solicitor in the Corporate team. She trained with Rowe Cohen and qualified as a Solicitor in 2005, initially specialising in commercial law.

Catherine advises a variety of clients ranging from sole traders and start-ups to medium-sized enterprises. She is experienced in drafting documents for and negotiating a broad spectrum of corporate transactions assisting clients in reorganisation of businesses and company structures, business/company sales and acquisitions, shareholders and cross option agreements, company law and partnership matters.


Email: catherine.lo@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0151 224 0536

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Robin Hastings


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Robin joined Bermans in December 2015 and is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Corporate department. Having trained with Druces in London where he qualified in 2011 Robin then moved onto Turner Parkinson in Manchester.

Ranked by Experian Corpfin as the first in the North West for deals worked on in 2013, and then first in the UK in 2014.

Robin advises clients ranging from start-ups to large companies on a range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, reorganisations, joint ventures and corporate governance issues.


Email: robin.hastings@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0161 827 4619

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Jon Davage


Head of Corporate

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Jon heads up the Corporate team having joined Bermans as a Corporate Partner in January 2012. Jon had previously worked at SME focused law firms in Manchester since qualification.

He is a specialist in transactional and corporate finance work as well as providing general strategic advice.

Clients include a variety of companies, many of whom are owner-managed SMEs but also larger corporates.

He has worked with clients across a range of sectors but has particular expertise in the financial services, digital/media and healthcare (particularly ophthalmic) sectors.

Jon’s knowledge and experience allows him to provide clients with clear direction through what can be quite complex processes.


Email: jon.davage@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0161 827 4618

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