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What do we mean when we say we're a "micro-lawfirm"?  Well, we mean that we don't pretend to be a full service law firm with teams of lawyers.  That's not what we're about. 

Beechmast is a provider of corporate-commercial legal services on a very individualised basis.
Our extensive experience in private & in-house practice means we understand that:

  • you have a budget and timetable that you need to work within
  • your contract counterparty today may be your customer, supplier or shareholder tomorrow
  • you want your lawyer to adopt a sensible & commercially responsive route through negotiations to contract signing, whilst still ensuring that legal issues are properly addressed and risk areas are identified and evaluated

so that the deal is signed up smoothly and on time and you can get on with the real business.

 

"Fantastically reliable and determined in the pursuit of the right answer.  Someone you definitely want on your side."

Michael Brooke, Partner, Ross Brooke Limited

 

Our Principal


Beechmast Consultancy Limited's founder is Rosemary Cook, a solicitor with over 20 years experience in private practice & in-house practice.  Rosemary's private practice experience has been gained with two of the world's leading lawfirms, Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) (Sydney office) & Freshfields (London office), together with a "boutique" corporate practice in Sydney, Australia and a high street practice in the UK.

Rosemary was General Counsel at International Power plc, a FTSE 100 company with an international portfolio of electric power generation assets, with responsibility for the company's global team of project lawyers.

 

Rosemary is also a Non-Executive Director and Trustee of Wessex Archaeology Limited and of the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Finance.

"Rosemary is an active and valuable contributor to our board, providing challenge and insight based on her wide professional experience and analytical approach. She expresses her views clearly and logically and can always be relied on to make a useful contribution both inside and outside of meetings."

Nigel Salisbury, Chair, Salisbury Diocesan Board of Finance, Finance Committee

Beechmast Solicitors

telephone: 01672 870613
               & 07795 109575
e-mail:

  Our clients
 

We have advised RSK Group plc (one of Europe's leading multidisciplinary environmental consultancies) on a range of matters, including:

  • a bid for an oil site remediation project in Iraq
  • a service provider agreement for services in Iraq
  • various finance matters
  • review of standard terms and conditions
  • general corporate advice.

RSK

RSK Group plc

  We have acted for Wessex Archaeology Limited on various matters, including an archaeological mitigation bid for an off-shore windfarm installation, several joint ventures (domestic & international), various commercial contracts and providing ad hoc advice on corporate/commercial matters.
 

We provided advice to Essential Wealth Management, a firm of financial advisers, on various ownership structure matters (a share issue, drawing up a shareholders agreement, the sale of the founder's stake to a successor).

 

Some of our other work including advising:

  • on a distribution agreement for a pet products business
  • on the acquisition of a minority stake in a provider of remote monitoring services
  • a trust in relation to the conversion of St John's School, Marlborough, Wiltshire to academy status
  • an incoming member of an LLP in the software consulting business
  • a marketing and business consultancy business on various corporate and commercial matters
  • the shareholders of an asset management optimisation software provider concerning equity subscriptions and intra-shareholder matters
  • on the establishment of a joint venture to develop and commercialise a music sight reading app

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We provided commercial contract advice to CfBT Education Trust for various of its UK activities. Particular emphasis has been on contracts to provide education services to central government or local authorities, most of which were subject to the public procurement regime.

CfBT Education Trust has 40 years' experience of delivering education services worldwide. It exists solely to provide education for public benefit and is one of the top 30 charities in the UK. CfBT has more than 2,500 staff around the world, designing and delivering teaching and learning services.