Partner, Beyond Corporate LLP
Jim, a corporate lawyer, co-founded Beyond in 2017 with fellow partner Matt Fleetwood, having worked together previously as corporate partners at Fieldfisher LLP and previously Heatons LLP.
He has over 20 years’ experience of providing corporate and commercial legal advice to clients of a range of sizes and locations, and in a variety of sectors, but predominantly comprised of entrepreneurial and/or owner-managed business and their management teams. His client relationships span both national household names and small local businesses.
Beyond represents a deliberate departure from many law firm norms and an intention to create a new, commercial and value-driven approach to the provision of professional services including – but not limited to – Jim’s own core specialist areas. It seeks also to create a working environment and a set of career path opportunities for all staff, whether lawyers or not, which break in many respects with traditional law firm models.
Jim embodies this approach to providing business advice; combining common-sense, technical accuracy and experience with – in his words – “a wish to cut through noise and egos and get quickly to the right commercial outcome”.