Emily Shingler

Emily Shingler

Associate

DDI: 029 2082 9102

Mobile: 07955 855727

Email: eshingler@darwingray.com

Emily is an associate solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial law. She offers comprehensive legal support to businesses spanning various sectors. Her expertise lies in drafting intricate commercial contracts and providing guidance on corporate governance; catering to businesses of all sizes.

She brings extensive experience in handling corporate transactions, navigating deals valued up to £8m. This encompasses business disposals, private equity investments, management buyouts and assisting companies to become employee-owned.

Her skill set extends to reviewing and drafting a wide range of commercial documents, including shareholders’ agreements, terms and conditions, confidentiality agreements and franchise agreements.

Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree in Legal Practice from Cardiff University.

  • Assisted a leading medical technology company in its equity investment package of £700,000 from the Development Bank of Wales and a further £300,000 from private investors. The investment was important for the client to fund to its rapid expansion plans.

  • Acted for one of the UK’s leading water and environmental engineering consultancy firms in establishing an employee ownership trust – resulting in all employees now having a share in the ownership of the business.

  • Acted for a local company in its £3,000,000 buy-back of shares from its founding shareholders.

  • Advised a national educational charity on a joint project with other charities, including drafting a collaboration agreement for a research and development project.

  • Advised and formed a group company structure for a national design and sculpture company.

  • • Regularly advising e-commerce businesses, including drafting online terms and conditions and website privacy policies.

CORPORATE

  • Company incorporation

  • Company restoration

  • Debt and equity investment

  • General corporate governance advice

  • Group company restructures

  • Shareholders’ agreements

  • Share and asset sales

  • Share options (including employee share schemes)

COMMERCIAL

  • Assignment and licensing of IP

  • Commercial contracts

  • Data protection

  • Franchise agreements

  • Non-disclosure agreements

  • Terms and conditions

Experience

  • Associate, Darwin Gray – 2022 – present

  • Solicitor, Darwin Gray – 2018 – 2022

  • Trainee solicitor, Darwin Gray – 2016 – 2018

  • Paralegal at a Cardiff commercial law firm – 2015-2016

Education

  • University of Southampton

  • Cardiff University

  • The Law Society

  • Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF)

I have worked with Darwin Gray for a number of years and the level of service, professionalism and timely response is second to none. I would highly recommend Darwin Gray to any business.”

Becs Beslee
Dice FM Ltd

Darwin Gray have provided us with a first-class service for many years now. They really take the time to understand our business and develop relationships which results in advice and support that is contextualised and effective.”

Rebecca Cooper
ACT Training

We have worked with Darwin Gray for several years and have always found their services and advice to be first class.”

Karen Gale
Stepping Stones Group

An extremely professional and sincere company who make time for your queries and understand the need to break down certain facts and information to ensure everything is understood perfectly. I would highly recommend the company to anyone looking for any type of legal advice”

Gwawr Booth
Portal Training Ltd

PSS has worked with Darwin Gray for many years. We have always received an excellent service. Prompt and professional advice and support.”

Ledia Shabani
Property Support Services UK Ltd

We have used several departments within DG recently and we have been very pleased with an effective, efficient and down to earth service. Very happy thus far and I expect that we will continue to use DG.”

Guto Bebb
Farmers’ Union of Wales

Darwin Gray offer us truly superb services. Very professional, quick and services available bilingually which is very important to us, highly recommend.”

Iwan Hywel
Mentrau Iaith Cymru

My “go to” in urgent and time sensitive cases for direction, support and advice. The team are quick to respond to calls or emails for advice and support on all matters. Always explain complex matters in a way a lay person can easily understand.”

Margot Adams
Guarding UK Ltd

Darwin Gray have acted for myself and my company over a number of years and at all times we have been treated with a professional manner yet maintain a common-sense approach at all levels. We couldn’t recommend them more highly.”

Simon Baston
Loft Co

We have been clients of Darwin Gray for many years; they’ve always dealt with all of our legal matters with such professionalism. They work around us, even during awkward hours, and we feel confident we can always rely on them.”

Louise Williams
ACT Training

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Richard D Coulton
Siltbuster Ltd

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Sandra Warr
Tomos TV

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John Poppleton
Absolute Property Management Solutions Ltd

Darwin Gray guided me through a long and extended process that would have been much more difficult had it not been for their patience and constant support.”

Ifan Lewis

Excellent and efficient service. Great result achieved, highly professional and transparent on pricing. Would recommend.”

David Stevens

Superb legal service provided. Exceeded expectations. They went above and beyond in order to provide the best service possible.”

Huw Pickrell

Very professional and understanding. They were a calming influence in a very troubling situation and they brought it to a very successful conclusion”

Rachel Jones

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