Lesley has over 30 years’ experience and specialises in corporate work including flotations and secondary capital raisings on the LSE's Main Market and AIM. In M&A, she specialises in company re-organisations and sales, and purchases or disposals of public and private companies.
Lesley has expertise in handling international M&A transactions, acting for UK-based clients acquiring companies across a wide range of jurisdictions as well as overseas companies making public or private acquisitions within the UK.
Lesley won ‘Legal Advisor of the Year’ at this year's Women in Finance Awards, having previously been nominated in 2017. She is currently shortlisted in the ‘Woman Lawyer of the Year’ category by the Law Society’s Excellence Awards. In 2018, Lesley was nominated for Variety’s Catherine Professional Services Award. Lesley was awarded ‘Excellence in Floatation Law Services’ by Global Awards Corporate LiveWire 2017. She has acted as a non-executive director and special advisor to both public and private companies.
Lesley is a member of the Geneva Group International, a group of international independent law firms and accountancies. She regularly speaks at FinnCap’s Ambition Nation Female Leaders Event. She is a member of the Quoted Companies Alliance and helped to establish the QCA Nominated Advisers Committee.