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Introducing Paul Bloomfield – the Managing Director of Lace Law

SWP-16-LACELAWWEBSIZE (51)Key to Lace Law’s philosophy is that our people are of vital importance to what we do, as they 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 have previously profiled two members of the Lace Law team – our Corporate and Commercial Solicitor Luke Rees, and our Non Executive Director and Consultant Solicitor Philip Armitage. In this article we are introducing our Managing Director, solicitor Paul Bloomfield, and detail the experience he has had working in and with businesses over the last 30 years.

Originally from Sunderland, Paul graduated from Staffordshire University in 1985 with a BA (Hons) degree in Law. Paul specialises in Commercial Property, Commercial Leases and Construction Contracts. In fact, he spent 10 years working within a respected local construction company as their in-house solicitor, where he was responsible for managing property acquisition and disposal, commercial contracts, and share and asset sales and disposals. He also gained a lot of experience of JCT contracts with projects including petrol stations, convenience stores, social housing sites and large commercial premises. He provided advice and support to the Managing Director and the Board as well as support and guidance to the other employees of the business. This gave him the wide-based experience of a commercial environment which is so utterly invaluable to him now.

In total, Paul has over 30 years experience of offering swift, client focused legal solutions to businesses and their leaders, and therefore knows how to not only help businesses to reach their commercial objectives, but also knows how to minimise their risk, because he has gained a sound understanding of the real challenges that businesses can face and do face, both now and in the future.

He started at Newark based Larken & Co Solicitors in 1987 as a trainee, becoming an assistant solicitor in 1989 and a partner in 1992. As a trainee and assistant solicitor he gained experience of most areas of law, including time practising criminal, family and employment law, before he started specialising in property and commercial/company work. It was whilst working at Larken & Co that he received his MBA from Nottingham University Business School in 2003.

Paul stayed at Larken & Co until 2004, when he joined a local construction company as an in-house solictor and in addition to legal work gained a broad based business experience. For three years whilst there he was also Managing Director ofa residential care home provider, a new business that built a 15 bed residential autism care unit in Hampton, Peterborough. He also acted as a director of a medical products company exporting to America.

Following that, he spent two years as Senior Solicitor at Andrew & Co LLP Solicitors in Newark on Trent, helping clients with property acquisition, property development, property leases and construction contracts for all types of commercial projects.

Paul founded Lace Law in May 2016 and has been the driving force behind both our development and behind the purely client focused services that we provide to our clients. Away from Lace Law, Paul enjoys motor sports in his spare time, and has a track car which can often be seen on the track at nearby Cadwell Park, near Louth. He also is a keen football fan, often travelling to Sunderland to watch his home team play.

Paul also likes to keep fit, and enjoys going to the gym and walking his two dogs with his partner Jane across Lincolnshire. Between them, Paul and Jane have four adult children, and Paul also has two grandchildren, so they very much enjoy spending time with their family, as well as travelling, socialising and going to the theatre dnd to concerts.

Paul can be contacted by email at paul.bloomfield@lacelaw.co.uk 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 http://www.lacelaw.co.uk/ to find out more about us and how we can help you and your business.