I am a partner and head of our transaction services team (TST), which I established to focus on providing clients with more efficient due diligence delivery on mergers and acquisitions.
The TST team sits alongside our wider corporate team; driving efficiencies through a combination of people, process improvement and legal technology.
As head of our transaction services team, I am a highly experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyer and project manager.
Prior to joining Cripps, I worked in the private equity department of a large national law firm in London and also in-house.
I am passionate about legal tech and how it can be deployed to drive efficiency in corporate transactions.
I led the formation of our TST team in 2018, which was nominated for team of the year in 2020 and 2021.
Areas of expertise:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity
- Legal tech
- Project management
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in September 2003
- LLB (Hons) 2:1 (2000) University of the West of England Bristol
- LPC (2001) University of the West of England Bristol
Advised Jeff Bickley on the sale of Bickley Insurance to JM Glendinning
Advised on a number of sales to Aston Lark including Pharos Insurance Brokers, Sennocke International Insurance Services and Mainstay Insurance.
Advised Chris Luker of the sale of Luker Rowe to Clear Group.
Advised Park Holidays UK Limited on a number of their UK acquisitions.
Salim Somjee and Lowri Jones led all of our engagements and have been very reliable and resourceful. In negotiations, their ability to identify critical issues and offer up solutions to resolve them has been very helpful. In addition, they always try to understand our objectives and what is critical in due diligence, and brings in specialists when needed to advise on unique topics.
A business client
Lowri Jones is simply outstanding. She knew UK law extremely well and made it easy for us by picking out the key items that we needed to discuss and make decisions on. Our whole team felt very comfortable that Lowri was representing us.
A business client