Neil Cook

Neil has a business background having trained in the legal department of a LSE listed company. He then worked in the City for an entrepreneurial company which specialised in buying and selling companies.

This led to a business trip to New York to oversee a takeover turning into a seven year residence and re-qualification as an attorney in the State of New York where he was employed as General Counsel for a New York Stock Exchange listed company.

After taking some time off from the law to own and operate a Care Home Neil joined Ellis Jones in October 2013 as a Senior Solicitor and became Head of the Business Services department in September 2015. Neil’s recent work at Ellis Jones includes; a multi-million pound management buy-out of a civil engineering company, numerous complex company share reconstructions and share buy-backs, employee/director incentive schemes and sale and purchases of business.

Legal considerations for start ups

Outline of the legal considerations that start up businesses should consider including the legal structure (sole trader, partnership or limited company), shareholder agreements, employment arrangements and share/option incentive plans.


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