Roger Margand qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and is a partner in Spire Solicitors LLP. He works at the Norwich office.
Roger has a mix of advising profit driven and not for profit organisations on a wide range of commercial and corporate projects and on a range of management tools, strategies and approaches from his business and personal experience.
Roger’s clients over the last 12 months describe the service from Roger as:
- ‘accessible, thorough, fair and transparent ‘,
- ‘professional and timely ‘
- ‘reliable and timely’;
- ‘Your approach is highly professional, but over and above this I particularly value the level of communication. You were always wanting to hear my views, and concerns, and you were always willing to explain implications of changes in straightforward language’ and
- ‘dealing with situations in a practical way and puts a similar level of effort into their own business as I do mine.’
His approach to the retainer remains pragmatic and focused.
Roger values and works closely with the other highly skilled members of his team. Their Spire designed integrated approach to their clients has been ranked as one of only a few regional firms to achieve Tier 2 in the Legal 500, been described by clients as ‘an effective and reliable resource’ and commended also by clients for their ‘speed of response, no nonsense approach, great flexibility in advice, accessibility when others would not be and understanding that work and matters need to be dealt with sometimes after normal business hours, constant drive and finally great levels of service in reaching completion. ’Roger has dealt with commercial transactions of all types, from advising management teams and financiers on private equity deals, to negotiating, drafting and reviewing an extensive range of commercial contracts.
Particular foci include:
- Corporate Governance and Regulation
- Charities & not for profit incorporated and non-incorporated organisations
- Commercial contracts
- Corporate finance
- Joint ventures
- Private equity transactions
- Shareholders’ agreements
- UK mergers and acquisitions
- Off Market share sales and purchases
Clients include educational entities, multinationals, FTSE companies, charities, owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs.
Roger has a particular focus and interest in healthcare, education and corporate governance.
His work in these field has been described by clients as having ’a great knowledge of the sector, spotted potential issues, were reliable, knowledgeable, accessible, reactive, proactive, sensible and understanding – and very thorough!.’ and giving ‘excellent work, professionalism, kindness and understanding, especially when we often need him at short notice for advice’
Roger is a Business Mentor, Charity Trustee, Governor, Multi Academy Trust Director/Trustee, Not for profit Director and sits as a Non-Exec Director. He visits boards and other management bodies to present pro-bono talks and seminars about governance. If you would like to book a visit for your board or a chat about governance, please email him.
For more information about Roger Margand, please visit his Linkedin page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/roger-margand-02185910/
Roger Margand is very knowledgeable in the education field. He also understands the relationship between trust schools and the local authority.
Legal 500, 2022
Shout out to James Hopgood and Roger Margand. Both are very pragmatic and responsive business partners for us to have. Deadlines are always met and there is never a sign of frustration from either of them.
Legal 500, 2022
I have worked with Roger Margand for many years and always find his work ethic and professionalism first rate. That is also clearly reflected in other members of his team.
Legal 500, 2022
I would like to take this opportunity to give my feedback on the service provided by Roger and Catherine. Firstly, let me thank you both for providing a professional yet friendly approach to conducting the sale of the Belgian Monk. I would also like to thank you for going over and above your responsibilities especially for the additional work created by the other side.
What impressed both myself and Linda above all was the long hours you both put in. There was many a night when I thought you had forgotten us. But no, sure enough if we were promised a response then we got it long after normal offices would have packed up for the day. That was something we both appreciated because our working day was also long and it allowed us the time to respond.
I also felt that the advice you gave allowed us to make confident decisions based on sound information. Thank you for your support, professional service provided in a friendly way helping to get the sale over the line. There are no negative comments to make as you were always a call or email away.
The service was very straight forward & simple. All matters that needed addressing were addressed in a timely manner.
Mr Wright, Ryan Wright Services
We received excellent service throughout, all concisely explained, Roger Margand helped ensure a quick turnaround as required before our year-end. We were particularly happy with the advice received by Lucy Churchill on the employee elements of the agreement which was very reassuring.
James Curtis, E&SJ Walpole Ltd
I wish to express my sincere thanks to Roger Morgand and his colleagues for outstanding help and clarity in contract development and for providing reliable and timely feedback to questions.
Prof. Keith Waldron, Anglia Science Writing Ltd
Thank you to Roger Margand for dealing with our case in such a professional and timely manner. We would have no hesitation in using your services again or recommending you.
Working with Roger Margand and Ross Fletcher from Spire Solicitors LLP and Jon L. Farnsworth from Felhaber Larson (based in Minneapolis USA) made sense. Trying to reach an amicable agreement that would hold up in North America law as well as European law was always going to be challenging.
That said here we are today with exactly that, an agreement between ourselves and another manufacturer that works for both parties. That would not have been possible without Spire and Felhaber Larson being able to work together. A good result for all.
Mr Shepherd, G.T. Bunning & Sons Ltd
We used you and your team to take over the Copperfield School in Great Yarmouth earlier this year. You had a great knowledge of the sector, spotted potential issues, were reliable, knowledgeable, accessible, reactive, proactive, sensible and understanding - and very thorough! Your team truly did your best for us during what became a very challenging process. Thank you again.
Michael Millage, CEO, PCY Education Services Ltd