A team player who works well in either a supportive or a leadership role, areas of specialisation include commercialisation, due diligence, turn-around, trouble-shooting, disputemore...A team player who works well in either a supportive or a leadership role, areas of specialisation include commercialisation, due diligence, turn-around, trouble-shooting, dispute resolution, rainmaking and executive producing. Contracts specialist. Recent legal work in film and television production including international contracts with a particular emphasis on intellectual property. Recent involvement in film and television production development projects and property development projects of a variety of scales. Hands-on experience as a qualified market research interviewer working on a number of detailed and in-depth surveys for major organisations as well as recruiting candidates for medical research projects. Extensive experience of networking, gained over many years, at local, national and international levels. Extensive experience of working at a strategic level. Great deal of property experience both as a solicitor acting on behalf of clients and as a developer and landlord.
Area Covered: Willing to travel
Work Experience Summary: 2011 - date
Business Partner, SME Eurofinance Group plc (specialising in business asset fnance);
Consultancy and advice on contracts;
Various projects for film and television production clients;
Development of film, television and new media projects;
Property related work.
2009 - 2011
Consultancy work on due diligence and strategy in resolving a major dispute for a client with an extensive property portfolio.
Business development in the creative industries including in particular on cross border projects;
Various projects including projects for independent producers;
Co-ordination of property transactions in both England and Scotland.
2006 - 2009
Completed construction of a holiday cottage that is now let;
Obtained planning permission and building warrant for an office development for which construction is expected to commence soon.
Employed on a temporary casual basis by CPS Research, a medical research company developing strategies for recruitment of participants in research programmes; face to face and telephone interviews of prospective participants to determine their suitability; and recruiting, training and supervising a team of field workers and producing all documentary materials required to create a manual for the team;
Qualified market research interviewer in October 2008 and employed by a major market research company from October 2008 to April 2009.
1997 - 2005
Specialist legal advice on film and television matters and freelance Executive Producer.
Negotiation of contracts including at an international level with an emphasis on intellectual property and entertainment law including negotiating and drafting contracts for film and television production, financing, international co-production, sales and distribution, and licensing.
Company Director including director of film and television production company with offices in Glasgow and London from 1999 until 2003.
Founded and managed own film and television production and distribution companies.
Company Secretarial duties including compliance with statutory requirements.
Consultant Solcitor,(following amalgamation of her law with another practice.
1981 Appointed Notary Public
1980 Qualified as a Solicitor in Scotland
Education Summary: Llb
Dip Acc (HWU)
Qualified market research interviewer
Ongoing business and professional development training