Hewitsons appoints Head of Business Services


Law firm Hewitsons has appointed a leading corporate lawyer as a Partner and Head of Business Services, as part of its commitment to providing first class legal services for business clients.

Emma Shipp, who has been Managing Partner at a City of London firm, will work closely with all teams focusing on the business sector at Hewitsons. This will involve working across the firm’s four offices, in Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Her appointment forms part of a firmwide strategy to further strengthen Hewitsons’ services for business clients, from entrepreneurs and SMEs to institutions and multinational corporations. The firm has invested heavily in this area and others in recent years and boasts a strong offering for business clients.

Emma said: “Hewitsons has an excellent reputation among business clients of all types and sizes, so I am delighted to be joining as Head of a dynamic Business Services unit.

“I look forward to working with the firm’s growing team of highly regarded business orientated lawyers and helping them to continue delivering outstanding services for their expanding client base.”

Emma has extensive experience as a negotiator in mergers and acquisitions, disposals and corporate finance. She has spent her career advising public and private companies ranging from owner-managed businesses to quoted PLCs. 

Emma joins Hewitsons from Shakespeare Martineau, where she was Head of the Corporate team, Head of London and sat on the partnership board.

Colin Jones, Managing Partner at Hewitsons (pictured with Emma), said: “This is an exciting time for Hewitsons. We have been investing heavily in many areas of our business – not least, our people.

“Emma brings with her a wealth of experience, which will help us to take forward our already strong position as a provider of quality legal advice and services for business clients.

“On behalf of Hewitsons, I would like to welcome her to our firm and congratulate her on her new position.”

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