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Edward Smethurst

Edward Smethurst Award Winning Manchester Solicitor

Edward started his career as a Litigation Solicitor in Manchester City Centre before moving in 1993 to work at British Nuclear Fuels Limited (“BNFL”). Edward spent 7 years working for BNFL specialising in high value litigation matters and contentious matters generally. During this time he also dealt extensively with Employment matters.

In 2000, Edward joined Ultraframe PLC, a FTSE 250 listed building materials company to become Legal Director. Edward was an extremely active member of the PLC main board team and was responsible for Corporate Governance, Employment matters and general dispute resolution.

At Ultraframe, Edward’s legal work also concerned intellectual property litigation and protecting the IP Portfolio.

In 2006, the Ultraframe Group was acquired by the Latium Group and Edward became the legal Director of the enlarged Latium Group, a position he held until June 2010. During his time at Latium, Edward was responsible for a wide range of businesses to include – Sale Sharks, Latium, Latium Jet Services, The Four Seasons Group in the USA and the Everest Group of Companies.

In June 2010, Edward became Chairman of Palladium Associates PLC and also the Managing Partner of Prosperity Law LLP.

Edward has also held the position of Chairman of the C&I Group North West for over 17 years, in addition to Chairman of the National C&I Group twice.

In March 2012, Edward won the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award at the Manchester Legal Awards 2012, which recognised his contribution to the legal industry in addition to his charitable work that includes being Chairman of the Madeleine McCann Fund and a trustee of Cancer Research UK.

Resources

Edward Smethurst – Edwards Manchester Legal Awards profile.
Edward Smethurst – Edwards personal Linked.in profile.
Edward Smethurst – Edwards interview with the Lawyer.
Edward Smethurst – Edwards YouTube channel.
Edward Smethurst – Edwards new Bar/Restaurant in Norden, Rochdale. The Norden Arms.

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