Anna

Anna Coward

Advisor

“I’ve always thought that being hands-on, open and approachable were key to any successful lawyer/client relationship. My time working in-house taught me that most negotiations involve two parties that want the same things – support through the choppy waters and to make things work.”

Not many lawyers can say that have worked with big City law firms, IBM and Pret A Manger but Anna has managed to combine both legal and commercial experience during her career. This gives her the ability to stand in the shoes of her clients and know what works and what doesn’t, from a business perspective.  Real estate is her specialist subject but good practical common sense advice is her trademark.

Anna also specialises in

Sale and purchase of commercial property
Reorganisation of property portfolios
Leases and tenancy matters
Retail parks
City centre development projects
 
Who Anna’s worked with


Quite a lot of the brands you know from your local high street, including Tesco, Pret, H&M and Sports Direct.
 
Anna’s advice

"I’ve always thought that being hands-on, open and approachable were key to any successful lawyer/client relationship. My time working in-house taught me that most negotiations involve two parties that want the same things – support through the choppy waters and to make things work.”

Anna's Blogs

Should I choose a firm or a person?
03.05.22 3 min

Should I choose a firm or a person?

Most lawyers understand that they’re an expense and have a duty to keep the costs at a reasonable level. In short, the benefit needs to outweigh the cost to your business. Understanding how work is to be divided between individuals of different seniority, as well as the role support staff have, should be a key question in relation to any legal work. 

How can you choose the right law firm?
19.04.22 2 min

How can you choose the right law firm?

We think getting the right lawyer on board as early as possible is essential and not something you should overlook. Investing in the right advisors to support you can make or break your successful growth plan. Find out how you can choose the right law firm.

What questions should I ask to find a good lawyer?
13.04.22 10 min

What questions should I ask to find a good lawyer?

In our guides, we have looked at some of the questions you should ask to make sure you’re getting what you need. But what about things like regulated/unregulated specialists? Can you trust awards, legal review sites and websites? In this article we delve a little deeper into the subject and help you understand the things to look out for and ask, when finding a good lawyer.

How much should I spend on legal advice?
12.04.22 8 min

How much should I spend on legal advice?

One of the things that worries people the most about using a business lawyer is that the cost might be confusing and spiral out of control. In this article we tackle the thorny issue of legal fees and look at what you should spend as well as how you might be able to finance it.

Load More

Meet all our advisors

Angella

Angella

Specialises in: getting the most out of a company’s people and culture

Bob

Bob

Specialises in: business strategy and planning

Carole

Carole

Specialises in: finance and operations management

Chris

Chris

Specialises in: business development and sales

Emma

Emma

Specialises in: setting up – and later selling – businesses.

Justin

Justin

Specialises in: HR and recruitment, especially attracting – and keeping – the right people

Rakesh

Rakesh

Specialises in: forensic and investigative accounting

Philip

Philip

Specialises in: running retail businesses (and finding clarity while you do it)

Anna

Anna

Specialises in: buying, selling, developing and leasing commercial property