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Mergers and acquisitions specialist

carries out a merger of its own P

As Pattersons Commercial Law

turns four years old, Emily Miller speaks to Managing Director

Rik Pancholi about where they came from, their merger, and opportunities in 2020 and beyond

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attersons Commercial Law was founded in October 2016, focusing on delivering diligent professional advice with a specialism in corporate and commercial law. The start-up law firm established itself with one director and one consultant determined to acieve thier ambitions of expanding their services over time in a safe and structured manner. The law firm has built a reputation for advising on transactions ranging from advising accountants and independent financial advisors to healthcare, e-commerce, and retail businesses. Regardless of the nature of the transaction or the sector, the key for Managing Director Rik Pancholi has always been to focus on relationships. By building the law firm around relationships, it was important to place the right people in the right position and then nurture them. During 2019, Pattersons Commercial Law started developing its wellbeing offering to their team, which included a monthly reflexologist visit, inhouse pool tournaments and even a Christmas awayday in Brussels. The link between the wellbeing of a team and productivity is a subject that has been heavily researched, and according to the Mental Health Foundation, prioritising employee wellbeing leads to at least a 12% increase in productivity. “There has always been a heavy emphasis on wellbeing and the self-confidence of our team,” Rik confirms. “This emphasis has all helped with what was to happen in early 2020 with the global pandemic. During lockdown, we continued to develop our relationships, whether it was internal within our team or external with both clients and strategic partners. The way our team handled the unprecedented changes that the pandemic brought was a real testement to them. It allowed us to support our clients and strategic partners navigate what would become some highly turbulent times.” The pandemic has resulted in a period of change for many – and some businesses have even created positive opportunities, as Rik explains: “This period hasn’t all been

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Niche Magazine Issue 40  

Niche Magazine is a bimonthly independent business and lifestyle magazine that supports local businesses

Niche Magazine Issue 40  

Niche Magazine is a bimonthly independent business and lifestyle magazine that supports local businesses

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