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Counsel - Corporate
Andrew Thornton KC
Counsel - Employment
Allie studied Law (LLB) at the University of Warwick, graduating with a First Class Honours. She also completed the LPC at the University of Law, achieving a distinction.
Anne Marie Clayton
Before joining FromCounsel, Anne-Marie was a corporate PSL for a number of years, and before that at Charles Russell and Norton Rose. Anne-Marie trained and qualified into the corporate department at Norton Rose where she advised on share and business acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate re-organisations and provided corporate governance and other advice to listed companies.
Senior Legal Editor
Chief Content Officer
Valerie trained at Nabarro Nathanson, where she was also a corporate associate focusing on private equity and public company M&A transactions. She spent several years as a PSL at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Macfarlanes. Valerie has also worked as an in-house lawyer, most recently for a digital venture builder.
Before joining FromCounsel, Claire performed PSL roles at, among others, Latham & Watkins and DLA Piper. She developed the core R&I precedents at Osborne Clarke and worked at Lexis PSL when the new Insolvency rules came into force. She trained and qualified at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Zheng Hong See
Before joining FromCounsel, Dan spent 7 years as the PSL for Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP's corporate department in London. Prior to becoming a PSL, Dan was trained at Trowers&Hamlins and qualified into the corporate team, where he was an associate in the London office for 8 years. He advised principally on private company M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and commercial agreements.
Senior Knowledge Lawyer
Head of Training and Real Estate Content
Before joining FromCounsel, Dylan worked in the Global Restructuring Group at Allen & Overy. He advised on a variety of restructurings, including through schemes of arrangement, administrations and liquidations. He also advised on the restructuring of a number of foreign companies in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Dylan has also worked for Allens, and King & Wood Mallesons, in Australia.
Head of Document Automation
Head of Tax
Alison started her career at Hammonds where she qualified as a solicitor and chartered tax adviser. She then moved to Eversheds where she practiced as a tax lawyer for several years, advising on all areas of business tax with particular emphasis on corporate and property transactions, before becoming a professional support lawyer. Before joining FromCounsel, Alison spent ten years at Practical Law, initially as a member of the editorial team before becoming Director of Practical Law Tax in 2018, overseeing the content and direction of the product, managing the editorial team and delivering Practical Law’s coverage of Budgets and other major fiscal events.
Head of News | Head of R&I
Legal Editor - News
Miranda is responsible for providing editorial assistance to the FromCounsel PSL Team. Miranda graduated from Harvard University with a BA in English before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University and the Bar Vocational Studies at City, University of London as a Gray’s Inn Scholar. More recently, she completed a Masters of Laws in International Commercial Law at UCL.
Before joining FromCounsel, Phil had been a partner at Boyes Turner LLP in Reading since 2000, and was head of their insolvency team from 2007. He advised primarily on administrations, fixed charge receiverships, liquidations, and the sale & purchase of distressed businesses, as well as handling a wide range of insolvency-based litigation.
Laura is responsible for providing editorial assistance to the FromCounsel PSL Team. Laura graduated from her LLB at Brunel University with an Upper Second Class Honours before being awarded a distinction in the LPC LLM at BPP University. Before joining FromCounsel, Laura worked as a knowledge paralegal at Penningtons Manches Cooper.
Helen was called to the bar in 2004. Prior to joining FromCounsel, she spent 12 years practising mainly in commercial and property law, developing practical litigation expertise in a wide range of courts and across various legal areas, including commercial landlord and tenant, contract, real estate, debt recovery and insolvency. Helen left practice to work at FromCounsel’s sister company, Sparqa Legal in 2016, first as a Managing Editor and latterly Head of Content before moving to FromCounsel.
Chris trained at DLA Piper and spent his first two years as a commercial litigator, specialising in complex high-value litigation and regulatory matters. He requalified as an employment solicitor and over the last 8 years he has enjoyed acquiring extensive employment law experience advising businesses ranging from global multinationals and household names to start-ups on a wide range of employment law matters. Chris also has extensive experience advising senior executives on their personal employment law matters.
Chief Technology Officer
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Chief Operating Officer
Alison's professional journey began in London in accountancy and audit, specialising in working with SMEs across sectors at Deloitte’s, and from there, heading up finance in successful organisations like Econsultancy Ltd, Teddington Studios and The Future Cities Catapult. She has been fortunate to work as a consultant with startups focused on positive environmental and social impact, most recently supporting The Open Data Institute and The Provenance Project with strategic planning, financial modelling, fundraising and mentoring.
Chief Sales Officer
Head of Marketing
Client Relationship Manager
Holly works closely with our clients to understand their knowledge, technology, and development strategy, and how we can best support firms with our growing portfolio of services. She works collaboratively with the marketing and content team to ensure that we continuously evolve our services in line with our clients' voice. Prior to joining FromCounsel, Holly was part of a unique journey at Blink, an employee communications app, from start-up to scale-up. She was involved in developing the go-to-market strategy and new business generation across a range of frontline industries.
Senior Client Relationship Manager
Head of Customer Success
Andrew Thornton KC
Chief Executive Officer