Roger Margand qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and is a partner in Spire Solicitors LLP. He works at the Norwich offices.
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/
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
We would like to thank Roger Margand for his excellent work, professionalism, kindness and understanding, especially when we often need him at short notice for advice. He is always accessible, thorough, fair and transparent. We highly recommend Roger and wish to send grateful thanks from the Partners for continued hard work on our behalf.
Mrs Mann, Theatre Royal Surgery
My wife and I were very impressed with Roger Margand. He always kept us informed and was very helpful. His advice was invaluable and we will not hesitate to use him in the future.
Mr and Mrs Prince, Kent
Roger Margand was very reliable, effective, flexible, honest and very easy to get in touch with. He would reply to emails or calls very quickly and would be in touch out of office hours and whenever we had an emergency situation to address. Thank you!
Mrs Millage, PCT Care
As we are new to business, the legal side seemed like a minefield but Roger Margand was superb at explaining in jargon free language what we needed. He was extremely helpful and willing to answer all our questions. We would highly recommend Roger and Spire Solicitors LLP.
Mrs Jackson, Communicating Matters
I would like to thank Roger Margand and his team at Spire Solicitors for their excellent work on the BHA Consulting MBO. Roger's approach is highly professional, but over and above this I particularly valued the level of communication. He was always wanting to hear my views, and concerns, and was always willing to explain implications of changes in straightforward language.
I shall definitely be in contact in the future if ever the need arises, and I unhesitatingly recommend your services.
Mr Bingham, Willow Consulting