Cripps Harries Hall

Directors & shareholders

Cripps Harries Hall helps directors and shareholders in today's complex and highly regulated corporate environment.

Modern companies are highly regulated. The latest Companies Act is in 47 parts, with 1300 Sections. But that is just one piece of the complex legislation that governs companies and those who own or manage them.

What we do

We bring together lawyers from a range of disciplines:

  • Company lawyers set up, buy, sell and reorganise companies. They also advise on directors' duties and liabilities and shareholders' rights
  • Commercial lawyers prepare relevant agreements, like shareholders' agreements
  • Employment lawyers understand the sensitivities of employment issues, especially directors' service contracts
  • Dispute resolution lawyers resolve boardroom or shareholder disputes
  • Specialists handle corporate recovery and insolvency 

Our clients

Our clients are companies of all sizes, and individual directors and shareholders. 

Why Cripps Harries Hall?

We appreciate that you want to get on with your business. Our job is to assist you to do that, while protecting your rights and managing risk. We use the law to provide solutions, not to create problems.

Next steps

For further information please contact Ed Weeks.

Latest news Date
+ Cripps Harries Hall and Vertex Law to merge
Two of Kent’s best-known law firms – Vertex Law and Cripps Harries Hall – have announced that they will be merging at the end of September 2013.
Name Role Contact
Nick Austen Partner +44 (0)1732 224 018
James Beatton Partner +44 (0)1732 224 004
Craig Bowers Associate +44 (0)1732 224 007
Trevor Carney Consultant +44 (0)1732 224 005
Tilly Clarke Associate +44 (0)1732 224 167
Philip Cunningham Partner +44 (0)1732 224 009
Katie Haylock Associate +44 (0)1732 224 036
Paul Lester Partner +44 (0)1892 506 336
Gemma Mintram Solicitor +44 (0)1732 224 053
Salim Somjee Partner +44 (0)1732 224 060
Ed Weeks Partner +44 (0)1892 506 196
Legal updates view all
+ Commercial law - The Importance of the Model Code to Listed Companies - July 2013
Listed companies are subject to the Listing Rules which require them to impose restrictions on directors and other persons discharging managerial responsibilities (PDMRs) regarding dealing in their company's securities. These restrictions are set out in the Model Code (Code). Corresponding provisions for AIM listed companies are provided in the AIM Rules.
In the press view all
+ Rules of separation
Kathryn Rogers, associate at Cripps Harries Hall, comments on issues surronding scottish independence.
+ Top rankings for merged law firm
Newly merged Cripps Harries Hall and Vertex Law has swept the board in an annual survey of the legal profession – setting a new regional benchmark.

Key contacts

Ed Weeks
Directors and shareholders
+44 (0)1892 506 196

Contact Us

To keep up to date with news for directors and shareholders please visit Ed Weeks' blog


What others say

Edward Weeks commands a sizeable reputation in the region for his specialist practice in contractual and shareholder disputes.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Clients enjoy the service on offer, enthusing that they are "always made to feel like the sole customer."

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Edward Weeks moves up the rankings this year. Clients hail him as an "outstanding" lawyer, and say: "He's smart and incredibly dedicated. He makes you feel that you're important to him at all times." Sources also describe him as "diligent, extremely practical and commercial."

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Ed Weeks is "highly efficient, practical and good with clients."

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Ed Weeks earns high praise from sources for being "realistic about what can be achieved" and his willingness to "press ahead with aggressive applications if it's justified." He has considerable expertise in company and shareholder disputes.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors