Jo is a 10 years qualified solicitor, specialising in corporate and company law. Before establishing Dawson Radford she spent the last 12 years in a regional firm in the East Midlands undertaking acquisition work, company restructuring, and shareholder agreements. She also deals with corporate governance, and Companies Act matters.
Jo’s loyal base of clients instruct her because they trust her to get the deal done in a sensible and pragmatic fashion, whilst still ensuring that they are adequately protected. Jo takes time to explain the process, outline the risks, and enable her clients to make an informed decision. She is particularly noted for working in a collaborative way with other lawyers, to find solutions to matters that arise, and ensure transactions complete as quickly as possible.
Good relationships with other professionals is key, and Jo regularly receives recommendations from accountants, bank relationship managers, selling agents and other solicitors. Jo often acts for other solicitor’s practices who do not have their own corporate departments.
Jo has a reputation for health and social care work – acquisitions of care homes and day nurseries in particular. She understands the processes and the legislation in place surrounding acquisitions in this sector. Many of her clients are care home or nursing home operators, and this client base has grown almost exclusively through word of mouth recommendations.
She also has experience in dealing with manufacturing and engineering companies and service and maintenance providers – industries typical of the East Midlands locality.
Born and bred in Sheffield, Jo is straight talking and no nonsense, often quoted as being the most down to earth corporate lawyer there is. She lives on the outskirts of Sheffield with her partner James, and twin boys Jack and Harry.