FINDING A PARTNERSHIP THAT WORKS
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NIKI AVRAAMEmployment Partner
Niki is an Employment and Commercial Solicitor. Niki’s clients are at the centre of her practice which thrives on the basic principle of providing decisive, practical and strategic advice to achieve the best outcome for her clients.
Niki works closely with our corporate clients using her legal skill and knowledge of their business to avoid disputes and assure that their interests are protected. Our clients have come to regard Niki as an essential part of their business; they benefit not only from her ability to find quick, practical legal solutions but also from the day to day employment support that she provides. Niki also works alongside employees, senior executives and directors, never losing sight of the big picture objective: to safeguard her client’s financial position, career and reputation. Niki is an experienced litigator who has successfully defended employer clients in multiple discrimination and dismissal related claims and achieved “wins” and high value settlements for senior executives engaged in contractual and bonus disputes.
Niki lives in London with her family and escapes to hotter destinations whenever she can.
020 3735 6700
MATTHEW HOWATCommercial Disputes Partner
Matthew is a Commercial and Dispute Resolution Solicitor. He has long represented companies in respect of commercial contract disputes and directors, shareholders and investors in resolving internal boardroom disputes.
Matthew is well regarded as a skilled negotiator capable of achieving pragmatic and commercial results for his clients but is equally comfortable with ``forcing the issue`` through the Courts. Matthew works closely with his commercial clients to advise on internal best practice in order to avoid disputes and regularly lectures on the intricacies of company and boardroom issues, always advocating the importance of a timely and commercial solution in order to retain a company’s value and ongoing trading viability. This commercial outlook is valued by our clients who see Matthew as a necessary addition to their businesses.
Matthew studied Law and French Law in London and Lyon and subsequently completed his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London. Matthew is married and lives with his wife and 2 boys in South West London where he is a keen (but yet to be accomplished) cyclist.
020 3735 6700
REBECCA GARDNERCorporate & Commercial Partner
Rebecca is a Corporate and Commercial Solicitor. Her clients range from established companies, to start ups and individual entrepreneurs. Rebecca is passionate about the people and the businesses that she works with.
Rebecca’s clients value the fact that she is able to advise them at every stage of their development: At the outset, protecting the initial business idea, identifying and incorporating the appropriate legal entity and documenting the relationship between the founders and any initial stakeholders. For established companies, Rebecca assists with drafting and negotiating all kinds of commercial contracts as well as standard terms & conditions and policies. She also advises on corporate governance matters, structuring issues and prospective avenues of growth such as joint ventures, external investments and acquisitions. Rebecca has extensive experience in the final stage of the growth cycle, having acted for both buyers and sellers on a large number of both business and share sales.
Rebecca studied English and French Law in Manchester and Dijon and completed her Legal Practice Course in London. She joined Howat Avraam Solicitors in July 2017 after 10 years at a city firm. Rebecca is a dedicated hockey player and has recently developed a love for adventure travel.
020 3735 6700