Ali is a trainee in the commercial team, currently sitting with Paul McGrath and Agnes Macduff in the London office and assists with a variety of corporate transactions and general commercial matters for both national and international clients. In particular, Ali has been involved in advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and company re-organisations.
In her previous seat, Ali sat with Julie Teal and Andrew Chesser in the Construction and Real Estate Disputes teams. Ali’s work primarily dealt with drafting contracts and court forms, legal research and document management. Prior to commencing her training contract, Ali worked as a paralegal with the firm’s IP team and assisted with all aspects of IP protection and enforcement. She managed and coordinated a number of trade mark portfolios, both in the UK and internationally. She worked for a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from luxury brands and hotels, to financial services and technology, as well as charities and entrepreneurs. Ali has also assisted with transactional matters and IP-related agreements and has experience in contentious issues, having assisted with cases in both the High Court and Court of Appeal.