Friends and clients simply call her ‘Charm’ – and there’s loads of it! Whether she’s negotiating a sale, helping clients network or mentoring our up-and-coming lawyers, Charm reads the room and puts people at ease with her down-to-earth nature.
Startups often seek her out when they need a sounding board to refine their ideas. She creatively finds new solutions that are within the boundaries of the law yet commercial in their execution. An expert troubleshooter, Charm can spot an issue from a mile away and resolve it before it becomes a serious problem.
While Charm advises on all aspects of financial services law, she loves nothing more than devising alternative risk transfer methods – like peer-to-peer models and discretionary mutuals. She also thrives on helping businesses grow and develop over time, from seed funding through to acquisition or IPO.
Charm lives for the buzz of presenting to an audience, but also enjoys the solitude of long distance running. She’s currently training for a half marathon and can often be found testing her endurance on the dance floor.
This stamina also comes in handy when she’s negotiating a deal. Known for her ‘crusader rabbit’ style, nothing excites Charm more than empowering smaller organizations when they’re faced with the ‘big end of town’ – she’s tough but she always plays fair!
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela