Meet the Team

Client Care Team

Our Acuity Counsel clients benefit from a dedicated client care team that oversees the relationship between us, tracks the work being carried out by our lawyers and prepares monthly management information for complete visibility over your legal spend.

The client care team is overseen by Paul Lowe and managed day to day by Elena Servini and Bethan Cooke. Elena and Bethan are both qualified and experienced lawyers who now head up and manage Acuity Counsel. They are dedicated to ensuring that you receive a swift and commercial service and will ensure your work is done by the appropriate person at the appropriate level. They keep you updated about your use of the service with regular monthly billing and breakdowns of the work handled by the legal team. This dedicated and personal service means we get to know your business and you get to know our team.

Paul Lowe
Partner - Corporate & Commercial
dd: 029 2067 4436 e: plowe@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
Paul leads the Acuity Counsel team while specialising in corporate finance. He frequently acts for public sector, FTSE and Fortune 500 clients and possesses an extensive track record in being the lead adviser on high value projects and transactions throughout the UK and internationally, including major US corporations.
Paul Lowe
Elena Servini
Associate - Corporate & Commercial
dd: 029 2067 4475 e: eservini@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
Elena manages the Acuity Counsel portfolio of clients and is an experienced corporate lawyer. Her background is in advising clients on acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, management buyouts, investments, financing structures and shareholders' arrangements.
Elena Servini
Bethan Cooke
Associate - Corporate & Commercial
dd: 029 2067 4405 e: bcooke@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
Bethan manages Acuity Counsel alongside Elena and between them they ensure the smooth running of the service. She is also a qualified lawyer and advises clients on both corporate and commercial matters.
Bethan Cooke

 

Legal Team

All of our lawyers are available to you through Acuity Counsel and your client care team can help to place your work with the right person. Here are some of the lawyers who regularly work with Acuity Counsel clients. You can see our full team here.

Claire Knowles
Partner - Employment
dd: 029 2067 4404 e: cknowles@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
Claire is an employment law specialist, providing commercially focused advice on all aspects of employment law and HR matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Claire has a strong background in advising clients on discrimination legislation, employment tribunal litigation, effective management of complex employee relations and dispute resolution, and the implementation of cultural and workforce reorganisations.
Claire Knowles
Christian Farrow
Partner - Corporate & Commercial
dd: 029 2067 4408 e: cfarrow@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
Christian has experience in corporate advice and major corporate transactions. This includes advising on acquisitions and disposals, shareholders' arrangements, corporate governance and company formation, including partnerships. He has particular expertise in the renewable energy sector and heads up the specialist energy team at Acuity.
Christian Farrow
Natalie Jones
Solicitor - Corporate & Commercial
dd: 029 2067 4450 e: njones@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
Natalie regularly works on corporate transactions and has experience across a variety of business and share acquisitions and disposals, shareholders' arrangements and company formations. She has expertise in drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial documents including terms and conditions, master services agreements and supply agreements. She has particular experience in the technology and renewable energy sectors.
Natalie Jones
Kerry Beynon
Partner - Commercial
dd: 029 2067 4471 e: kbeynon@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
Kerry is a Solicitor-Advocate specialising in commercial law and intellectual property law / IT. In addition to acting for a range of commercial entities, Kerry has also acted for a number of charities. Kerry has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating IP and IT agreements, including licences, framework and SaaS agreements. She is currently working with clients to understand the processes involved in and implications of the new General Data Protection Regime.
Kerry Beynon
David Hudson
Partner - Dispute Resolution
dd: 029 2067 4430 e: dhudson@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
David has acted for a wide range of banking institutions, private and public sector organisations, insurers and individuals. He brings extensive experience in complex and high value litigation and as a qualified mediator David is well placed to advise on the commercial advantages of this process.
David Hudson
Steve Morris
Partner - Real Estate
dd: 029 2067 4413 e: smorris@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
Stephen is a real estate specialist advising on the acquisition, disposal, letting and funding of commercial properties with experience of property joint ventures. He has acted on a number of large-scale property transactions. Stephen also has interests in the environmental and planning aspects of Commercial Property and regularly lectures and provides seminars on these and general real estate topics.
Steve Morris
Craig Griffiths
Partner – Commercial Projects
dd: 029 2067 4421 e: cgriffiths@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
Craig works with our public sector clients on commercial issues, procurement, outsourcing and alternative methods of public service delivery. He has advised extensively on the application of the European Procurement regime and has in depth knowledge and expertise in public law matters, including state aid.
Craig Griffiths
James Williams
Partner - Construction
dd: 029 2067 4420 e: jwilliams@acuitylegal.co.uk
Professional Background
James specialises in non-contentious construction matters and has experience of acting for contractors, developers, consultants and funders in various projects in the UK, throughout the Middle East and in Australia. His experience covers drafting and negotiating building contracts, consultancy agreements, warranties and also ancillary documents such as performance bonds, parent company guarantees, supply contracts and facility management contracts.
James Williams

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