Partner Emma 'excited' as she joins Wollen team

Torbay Weekly

South Devon law firm Wollens have welcomed a new partner and solicitor to their team.

Emma Reed has joined the Commercial department at Wollens.

An established and successful lawyer, Emma will work with Wollens clients in all aspects of commercial law.

Originally from Yorkshire, she studied Law at the University of Leicester and went on to undertake her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York.

Emma’s first post was with Law firm Addleshaw Goddard who have offices in London, Leeds and Manchester. Here she qualified within the firm’s commercial property department in Manchester.

In 2002 Emma was selected for a secondment to the Manchester Commonwealth Games committee where she was tasked with finalising the necessary commercial contracts.

During a gap year after university Emma met husband James (originally from Devon) and they eventually married and made the decision to move to Devon where they have lived for over 17 years.

Prior to joining Wollens Emma has been based in North Devon and built up a strong reputation whilst working at local law firm Slee Blackwell specialising in every aspect of commercial property law from site assembly to planning, acquisitions, disposals, option agreements, joint venture build agreements and leases, building a regional and national client base.

Alongside Commercial Property work she also deals with company commercial law including asset and share sales and purchases, structures, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, bespoke contracts such as distribution and manufacturing agreements, joint venture agreements, business T’s & C’s, and licensing.

Emma says she excited to join Wollens, now one of the biggest independent law firms in the West Country with offices in Torquay, Exeter and Barnstaple.

She says: "This has been a significant career decision. I’ve been watching the trajectory of Wollens for some time with interest and I am invigorated and energised by the opportunity to join their impressive dynamic team.”

Chris Hart, Wollens Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Emma to Wollens. Emma has a terrific reputation for client service, and her commercial law and commercial property expertise will add strength to our existing teams right across the firm."