Emma

Emma Shipp

Advisor

Emma knows what it takes to grow, sell and exit a business (or manage a merger). She’s done this for her clients and it’s the story of her career in law.

Emma knows what it takes to grow, sell and exit a business (or manage a merger). She’s done this for her clients and it’s the story of her career in law. When Emma joined a small law firm, it had a turnover of £500,000. Several M&As later, she was a board member of Shakespeare Martineau with a turnover of £76 million, and running the London office.

Emma also specialises in
Setting up companies
Funding
Shareholder agreements
Joint ventures
Terms of business (including for online companies)

Who Emma’s worked with
Emma was one of the lawyers behind the sale of a well-known shoe brand – black leather boots, yellow stitching (price tag, £300 million).

Emma’s advice
“When someone buys your company, they’re buying your contracts with your suppliers and customers. Get into the habit of keeping your contracts in order – and checking every clause. It takes a bit of discipline, but when the time comes to sell, it’s worth it.”

Emma's Blogs

What other options are there for getting legal advice?
06.06.22 3 mins

What other options are there for getting legal advice?

When you talk to your Ravenna advisor we might suggest going to a different type of legal advisor - one that isn’t a solicitor in a traditional law firm. What do you need to know about this?

How can a lawyer help with franchising your business? And how can they help you buy a franchise?
06.06.22 5 mins

How can a lawyer help with franchising your business? And how can they help you buy a franchise?

Whether you are a franchisor or a franchisee you will benefit from the expertise and guidance of a lawyer as you embark on this journey.

Do I need a specialist lawyer?
03.05.22 2 min

Do I need a specialist lawyer?

It’s a tricky balancing act. A generalist could be slow to do what a more specialist lawyer would consider routine… and there would be a greater risk of error or missed opportunity. Too much specialisation, however, might mean that other lawyers would need to be involved to ensure that issues in related areas weren’t missed. What should you do?

Is bigger better when choosing a law firm?
19.04.22 3 min

Is bigger better when choosing a law firm?

In a word, no... But the size of a firm is something you’ll want to consider when choosing the right lawyer for you. Let us explain.

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Meet all our advisors

Emma

Emma

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

Anna

Anna

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

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

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)