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Introducing Luke Rees - Lace Law’s Corporate and Commercial Solicitor

clip_image002Central to Lace Law are our people, who have the real world business experience needed to be able to provide advice to our clients and add value to their business.

It is this experience that allows them to act as “sounding boards” for businesses’ day to day issues, and allows our people to provide them with actual advice rather than just options.

We therefore want you to get to know our team a little better, with this article being the first in a series introducing them. First to be profiled is Luke Rees, our corporate and commercial solicitor, who specialises in dealing with company and commercial matters for business clients. Luke joined the Lace Law team in January 2017, having previously been a partner and Head of Business Law at a renowned law firm in Mansfield, where he spent three years developing their commercial section.

Luke obtained his first degree, a BA Honours degree in Politics and Modern History, from the University of Wales in Aberystwyth in 2001. He then graduated as a teacher, before opting for a career change and studying law. He qualified as a solicitor from the College of Law in York in 2009, having completed his training contract at a well-respected law firm in Newark, where he worked for nearly seven years.

Luke has a considerable amount of commercial acumen, which enables him to provide his clients’ with solutions to their legal issues rather than just an unhelpful list of options. He also has extensive experience of advising businesses in relation to a wide variety of legal issues, including company law matters, incorporations, commercial contracts, shareholders agreements, business sales and acquisitions, corporate employment, lease matters on behalf of landlords and tenants, TUPE advice, corporate finance and sales and purchases of commercial property.

He is particularly passionate about adding value to the businesses that he assists. He aims to remove all of the complicated legal jargon from the relationship and instead provide clear and honest advice to his clients in plain English. He believes firmly in creating relationships with his clients and providing a level of service which mean that they view him both as a trusted in-house lawyer and as an extension of their business.

Luke is a family man, who is married with two young children - Dylan and Martha. Work and being daddy therefore tends to keep him extremely busy, but in the spare time that he has Luke enjoys going to the gym (which he attends at 5am!) and playing sports. Although cricket and rugby are his two favourites, he describes himself as “too old and fragile to play rugby anymore”, but remains an avid follower of the Welsh national team, honouring his proud lineage!

Luke can be contacted by email at or by phone on 01400 670982.

Lace Law provide advice to all manner of commercial enterprises, including limited liability companies, community interest companies, partnerships, charities and sole traders. If you would like to work with commercial lawyers who provide advice quickly and accurately and who do things differently to suit your needs, then give us a call on 01400 670982 or visit our website to find out more about us and how we can help you and your business.

Lace Law celebrates first year in business

decorations for birthdays and holidaysLace Law is very pleased to have just celebrated our first anniversary!

Based in Long Bennington, near Newark, Lace Law Limited was launched a year ago in June 2016 with the core aim of providing a service that clients want.

Lace stands for Lawyers Advising Commercial Enterprises, which sums up nicely what we do. We advise all manner of commercial enterprises, whether they be limited liability companies, community interest companies, partnerships, charities or sole traders. Crucially, we aim to be business advisors rather than solicitors, working hand in hand with our clients as an extension to their business.

Commenting on Lace Law’s first anniversary, Director Paul Bloomfield said: “We came together after feeling that far too often legal firms are built around what works for the firm itself rather than the client, and we wanted to take a fresh approach, creating a legal firm that was different and business focused.

“Lace Law is therefore built around providing the service that the client wants. We strive to build a relationship with your business and become a trusted advisor to you, and the ultimate measure of our success is always the question “is the client truly happy with the service they receive, and as a result of the service we’ve provided would they be happy to recommend us to somebody else?”

1st year in businessIn the past year Lace Law has gone from strength to strength, and we are very grateful to our well-established and loyal clients who have given us such fantastic support over the last twelve months. Although Lace Law is a new company and we have in part spent the last year getting recognised as any new company would, at the same time we have grown faster than expected as we combine being new with experience. After all, some of our solicitors have worked with some of their clients for 20 or 30 years. As well as these fantastic longstanding clients, we have been really pleased to have grown and expanded over the last year to take on new staff and a wide range of new clients, and are looking forward to continuing to do so over the next year.

Crucial to our success has been our team’s real life business experience. It is this which allows us to fully understand the issues that can arise when running a business, as we have been there ourselves. The Lace Law team therefore understands that every business is different, and that every business faces different issues. Our advice is tailored to that. We also know that quick responses are important to business and that clarity, simplicity and transparent pricing are also crucial.

If you would like to learn more about Lace Law and how we can advise you and your business call us now on 01400 670982 or find us at