Thomas Knight

Company Commercial Solicitor

Thomas is a solicitor in our Company Commercial team and a Legal 500 recommended lawyer.

Having previously worked for a large insurance company, Thomas was snapped up by Longmores in 2019 for his legal expertise and significant in-house experience, in particular, his strong background in commercial contracts. He now works on a wide range of matters with all types of commercial clients, from owner managed businesses, start-ups and SMEs to large national and international corporations.

 

Career

Thomas embarked on his legal career after graduating from the University of East Anglia with a First in History. He started his Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in 2012, closely followed by the LPC.

In 2014, Thomas took up a Training Contract at a national firm specialising in contentious litigation. Here, he obtained experience across an array of practice areas, from personal injury to construction disputes, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2016. Wanting to gain valuable experience in non-contentious work, Thomas then took up an in-house role at a large insurance company where he lived and breathed commercial contracts.

In 2019, Thomas joined our team at Longmores in pursuit of a broader range of corporate and commercial matters.

 

Expertise

Thomas specialises in all types of corporate and commercial matter, including:

  • Drafting and reviewing commercial contracts
  • Group restructuring
  • Partnership agreements
  • Reviewing and revising articles of association
  • Employee share incentive schemes
  • Data protection and privacy agreements
  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Family investment companies

With his specialist expertise in commercial contracts and in-house experience, Thomas offers a unique insider perspective into how businesses can maximise the value of their contracts to pursue their commercial objectives.

Thomas describes his approach to helping clients as collaborative. He doesn’t deal in one-size-fits-all and boilerplate solutions. He will listen carefully to your priorities and concerns, grasp your vital business goals, then tailor his expertise to meet your expectations and achieve the result you’re looking for.

 

Recognition

Thomas is recommended by leading client guide, the Legal 500, as a key lawyer in corporate and commercial law.

 

Personal interests

When he’s not advising clients, combing over contracts, or conducting high value corporate transactions, Thomas enjoys reading about history, visiting historical sites and just generally enjoying life. He also recently joined a golf club where you can find him honing his skills most weekends.

 

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