Verisona Law is delighted to be welcoming Associate Solicitor, Grant Usher, to its Corporate & Commercial team in order to meet the demand of the firm’s growing corporate client base.
Grant graduated with First Class Honours in Law from Oxford Brookes University in 2013 and completed his Legal Practice Course and Masters in Law at the University of Law in 2014.
Grant got his first taste for corporate law when he began working at national law firm Stevens & Bolton LLP. Grant’s experience at Stevens & Bolton included a client secondment working in-house with an international energy provider, and advising on the nine-figure sale of a European vehicle technology manufacturer.
‘I like the analytical side of commercial law,’ he explains. ‘I enjoy supporting businesses who are challenged by any one of a number of situations and finding the best and most effective solution that works for them.’
The following year, Grant trained at regional law firm asb law LLP, where he furthered his experience by working in several departments, including the firm’s Corporate department, where he advised on the sale of a national storage business to a US buyer in one of the firm’s largest ever deals.
Soon after becoming a fully qualified solicitor in March 2017, Grant took his new position at Verisona Law.
‘I wanted to be closer to the family I have in Portsmouth, so after meeting Chairman, Mike Dyer, and Associate Director, Stephen Ryde-Weller, I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to join such an ambitious and forward-thinking firm. Verisona Law is modern, ambitious and has an exciting portfolio of clients. I really could not have asked for more.’
‘It is fantastic to have Grant on board,’ says Stephen Ryde-Weller, Head of Corporate & Commercial at Verisona Law. ‘As you would expect from someone that has trained at two heavyweight regional firms he has an excellent grasp of business law but what I am really pleased with is his determination to provide the best possible service to our clients – you don’t often see that in a newly qualified solicitor.’
In his spare time, Grant is a season ticketholder at Portsmouth Football Club, and regularly attends the Ageas Bowl to support Hampshire Cricket.
Verisona is an exciting law firm offering both broad and niche legal services to business and individual clients from offices at 1000 Lakeside in North Harbour and Waterlooville. For more information, visit www.verisonalaw.com or contact Robin Lander Brinkley on 07718 973950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Verisona Law’s latest recruit to its Corporate & Commercial Team, Grant Usher.