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Rudlings Wakelam welcomes newest Partner...

Steven McGrath has been appointed as the newest Partner in the firm Rudlings Wakelam.


Steven joined Rudlings Wakelam in 2007 as a trainee solicitor, working in their Commercial department and qualified with the firm in 2009.


Fiona Ashmead, Senior Partner said, “We are delighted that the original potential we saw in Steven as a trainee has proved to be founded and that he is now joining us as a partner in the firm. We are looking forward to taking the firm forward with Steven as part of the team”.


Steven is primarily based in our Thetford office but travels to see clients at their offices. He specialises in commercial property work acting for a wide spectrum of corporate clients and private investors in relation to freehold acquisitions and developments projects as well as Landlord and Tenant work.


Steven says, “I am grateful to the Partners for admitting me to the Partnership. I am very pleased to commit my future to the firm and very excited about my new role and the new era ahead”.


In addition, Steven focuses on business transactions dealing with share and asset acquisitions and disposals as well as general commercial work including: 


Supply of goods and services & terms of trade

Rights and duties of shareholders and directors – including shareholders agreement and directors service contracts

Finance including mortgages, charges, debentures and personal guarantees

Partnership including the drafting and advising on partnership deeds

Distribution, agency and franchise and all things commercial based


Active in the Community. Steven is a school governor at Thetford Grammar School and a member of the Federation of Small Businesses and the Country Land Owners Association. Outside of the law Steven has a keen interest in sport, he enjoys football and rugby and generally keeping fit. His latest challenge is taking part in the gruelling Race for the Sun in the Brecon beacons to raise funds for Action Medical Research. This involves a 24 bike ride, climbing a mountain and kayaking for 3 miles across a lake. All this between sun up and sun down.


Steven is also a family man, living locally with his wife and his newborn son, Daniel.


About Rudlings Wakelam


Rudlings Wakelam have 4 offices across East Anglia - Bury St Edmunds, Brandon, Long Melford and Thetford. They have 5 Partners, 34 fee earners and support staff, offering offer a broad portfolio of services to their clients, whether they be individuals, businesses or organisations. They have a reputation as friendly, approachable and forward thinking practice that truly does provide advice through every aspect of a person life - hence their mantra of ‘…advice for life’.


All of their teams work closely together, sharing ideas and challenging current thinking - pushing the boundaries to give the client the best service available. For over 90 years, they have found that this approach works. Their service is founded on strong and long lasting relationships with their clients that are built on trust, and clients return to them as their ‘trusted advisor’ time and again throughout their lives.


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