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Susan Jennings

Susan Jennings

Partner & Head of Corporate

Susan Jennings

Partner & Head of Corporate

Susan Jennings
Locations Chatham
Tel 01634 828277
Email saj@furleypage.co.uk
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Experience includes working with start-ups, incorporation, shareholder agreements, partnerships, partnership agreements and LLP agreements; commercial contract work (including terms and conditions, complex supply agreements, service level agreements, franchise, agency and distribution, licences); corporate finance and security documentation; Management Buy Outs and Buy Ins (MBOs/MBIs); restructuring; merger and acquisition (M&A) work.

Cross sector experience, but particularly strong in automotive, design, manufacture and supply sectors and working with professional practices.

Susan is also a member of our agriculture and rural business team and is experienced in advising upon and drafting farming partnership agreements.

Attitude is can do, practical and commercial.

Worked in private practice since 1997 and qualified as a solicitor in 2000. Became a Partner and Head of the Corporate team at Furley Page in 2008.

Recent key deals include acting for the shareholders of a company which was effecting a reverse take-over of a company listed in Singapore; such company being valued in excess of US$100 million. Acting for a group of companies based in the middle east in respect of an investment of £20 million.  Undertaking the due diligence in respect of 2 UK companies as part of a wider Euro 200 million transaction.  Group refinancing work for a Kent based business.  Drafting and negotiating a complex development and supply agreement in respect of a company supplying products in the aviation sector.

  • Founder member of Kent Corporate Finance Alliance

  • Member Medway Economic Partnership

  • Sponsor and Judge of Medway Business Awards

  • Sponsor of Medway Start-up Scheme

Susan Jennings is head of the corporate team...

Susan Jennings is head of the corporate team and an experienced practitioner who handles M&A transactions, joint venture matters and commercial agreements. Sources highlight her "excellent technical knowledge and commercial awareness" and also note that she is "accessible and highly supportive." Chambers UK 2019 - Susan Jennings

'Highly qualified and experienced' department head Susan Jennings...

'Highly qualified and experienced' department head Susan Jennings is recommended for 'always having the client’s best interests at heart and for being pragmatic and practical in her advice'. The Legal 500 2019 - Susan Jennings

All was explained so clearly to both parties,...

All was explained so clearly to both parties, and the service was exceptional and a matter that needed sorting was done without causing too much effort from ourselves. Client of Susan Jennings, Lisa Theobald

Quickly and efficiently completed within budget....

Quickly and efficiently completed within budget. Client of Susan Jennings, Bob Hampton (Lodge Catering Ltd)

Felt comfortable explaining the issues; Susan explained both...

Felt comfortable explaining the issues; Susan explained both pros and cons of her legal advice (if I was going to court); I could ask her even unimportant questions and she gave/took the time to give me her advice; when I left after the first meeting, I felt much better about the situation; Susan viewed it both from a legal and personal viewpoint. Client of Susan Jennings - Ms P from Canterbury

Susan Jennings handles a range of M&A and...

Susan Jennings handles a range of M&A and joint venture matters involving companies in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, among others. Sources say: 'She's very open and very quick to respond.' Chambers UK 2018 - Susan Jennings

The team at Furley Page Solicitors ‘is very...

The team at Furley Page Solicitors ‘is very helpful and down-to-earth in its responses and attitude’. Noted for its expertise in handling M&A work, outsourcing projects and joint ventures. Head of team Susan Jennings ‘is responsive and has impressive corporate knowledge’. Commercial contracts expert Tony Chester, who was promoted to partner in May 2016, is another key contact. The Legal 500 2017 - Corporate and commercial

We were very impressed with the professionalism of...

We were very impressed with the professionalism of all three partners we dealt with:  Susan Jennings, Tony Chester and Liz Brady.  They expertly translated the legal jargon into layman's terms without being condescending.  Every meeting was well prepared and efficiently conducted so there was time for our questions alongside all the necessary paperwork to be signed and completed. Clients of Susan Jennings, Tony Chester & Liz Brady - Mr & Mrs T

Susan Jennings is held in high regard by...

Susan Jennings is held in high regard by clients for her "good commercial knowledge" and the way she "tells it like it is - very straight and to the point." Chambers UK 2017 - Susan Jennings

Susan Jennings is praised by one grateful client...

Susan Jennings is praised by one grateful client as “my legal rock.” Contacts note her approachable manner as well as her diligent approach. She provides expertise in both domestic and cross-border transactions. Chambers UK 2016: Susan Jennings

Areas of Specialism

Experience includes working with start-ups, incorporation, shareholder agreements, partnerships, partnership agreements and LLP agreements; commercial contract work (including terms and conditions, complex supply agreements, service level agreements, franchise, agency and distribution, licences); corporate finance and security documentation; Management Buy Outs and Buy Ins (MBOs/MBIs); restructuring; merger and acquisition (M&A) work.

Cross sector experience, but particularly strong in automotive, design, manufacture and supply sectors and working with professional practices.

Susan is also a member of our agriculture and rural business team and is experienced in advising upon and drafting farming partnership agreements.

Attitude is can do, practical and commercial.

Career

Worked in private practice since 1997 and qualified as a solicitor in 2000. Became a Partner and Head of the Corporate team at Furley Page in 2008.

Recent key deals include acting for the shareholders of a company which was effecting a reverse take-over of a company listed in Singapore; such company being valued in excess of US$100 million. Acting for a group of companies based in the middle east in respect of an investment of £20 million.  Undertaking the due diligence in respect of 2 UK companies as part of a wider Euro 200 million transaction.  Group refinancing work for a Kent based business.  Drafting and negotiating a complex development and supply agreement in respect of a company supplying products in the aviation sector.

Memberships

Founder member of Kent Corporate Finance Alliance

Member Medway Economic Partnership

Sponsor and Judge of Medway Business Awards

Sponsor of Medway Start-up Scheme

Testimonials

Susan Jennings is head of the corporate team...

Susan Jennings is head of the corporate team and an experienced practitioner who handles M&A transactions, joint venture matters and commercial agreements. Sources highlight her "excellent technical knowledge and commercial awareness" and also note that she is "accessible and highly supportive." Chambers UK 2019 - Susan Jennings

'Highly qualified and experienced' department head Susan Jennings...

'Highly qualified and experienced' department head Susan Jennings is recommended for 'always having the client’s best interests at heart and for being pragmatic and practical in her advice'. The Legal 500 2019 - Susan Jennings

All was explained so clearly to both parties,...

All was explained so clearly to both parties, and the service was exceptional and a matter that needed sorting was done without causing too much effort from ourselves. Client of Susan Jennings, Lisa Theobald

Quickly and efficiently completed within budget....

Quickly and efficiently completed within budget. Client of Susan Jennings, Bob Hampton (Lodge Catering Ltd)

Felt comfortable explaining the issues; Susan explained both...

Felt comfortable explaining the issues; Susan explained both pros and cons of her legal advice (if I was going to court); I could ask her even unimportant questions and she gave/took the time to give me her advice; when I left after the first meeting, I felt much better about the situation; Susan viewed it both from a legal and personal viewpoint. Client of Susan Jennings - Ms P from Canterbury

Susan Jennings handles a range of M&A and...

Susan Jennings handles a range of M&A and joint venture matters involving companies in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, among others. Sources say: 'She's very open and very quick to respond.' Chambers UK 2018 - Susan Jennings

The team at Furley Page Solicitors ‘is very...

The team at Furley Page Solicitors ‘is very helpful and down-to-earth in its responses and attitude’. Noted for its expertise in handling M&A work, outsourcing projects and joint ventures. Head of team Susan Jennings ‘is responsive and has impressive corporate knowledge’. Commercial contracts expert Tony Chester, who was promoted to partner in May 2016, is another key contact. The Legal 500 2017 - Corporate and commercial

We were very impressed with the professionalism of...

We were very impressed with the professionalism of all three partners we dealt with:  Susan Jennings, Tony Chester and Liz Brady.  They expertly translated the legal jargon into layman's terms without being condescending.  Every meeting was well prepared and efficiently conducted so there was time for our questions alongside all the necessary paperwork to be signed and completed. Clients of Susan Jennings, Tony Chester & Liz Brady - Mr & Mrs T

Susan Jennings is held in high regard by...

Susan Jennings is held in high regard by clients for her "good commercial knowledge" and the way she "tells it like it is - very straight and to the point." Chambers UK 2017 - Susan Jennings

Susan Jennings is praised by one grateful client...

Susan Jennings is praised by one grateful client as “my legal rock.” Contacts note her approachable manner as well as her diligent approach. She provides expertise in both domestic and cross-border transactions. Chambers UK 2016: Susan Jennings

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