Grant Usher

Associate Solicitor - Corporate and Commercial

Grant Usher

T: 023 9231 2058

M: 07464 547 366

Grant is an Associate Solicitor in the Corporate & Commercial team at Verisona Law.

Grant advises SMEs and large corporations across the South and nationwide on a range of corporate issues, including Management Buy-Outs (MBOs), Management Buy-Ins (MBIs), group reorganisations and private equity investment. He has strong experience of advising sell-side and buy-side clients in the sale and purchase of companies (share or asset).

In his Commercial practise, Grant has particular expertise in data protection and has advised businesses of varying sizes, from sole traders to AIM-listed PLCs to US-based social media platforms, in respect of GDPR and regulatory compliance issues. Grant also regularly advises on supply and distribution agreements, commercial contracts and terms and conditions.

Grant is a member of Verisona Law’s specialist Football & Sports team and played a key role in advising Portsmouth Football Club in the sale of the club to The Tornante Company, for which Verisona Law won an award at the Football Business Awards 2017. Grant also has expertise in the Marine sector and has acted for a coastal boatyard which was on the verge of insolvency (he managed refinancing with a new lender in order for the business to subsequently be sold to a third party), the acquisition of a marine engineering company as part of a strategic group expansion and the Management Buy Out of one of the UK’s largest new boat dealerships.

In May 2018, Grant was named as the Junior Lawyer of the Year by the Hampshire Law Society.

In his spare time, Grant is a season ticketholder at Portsmouth Football Club, and regularly attends the Ageas Bowl to support Hampshire Cricket.

Client testimonials

‘We worked closely with Grant during the transaction. It was an extremely complex and complicated purchase of the business, working diligently with the buyer as well as BDO and Ernst & Young. During this period, Grant was personally always on hand to clarify any questions posed to him regarding both the transaction from all parties. Everyone associated with the business was impressed with Grant’s work during this period.’

Chief Executive of professional sports team

‘I would just like to say how pleased I have been with the way in which your company has handled the recent sale of my business. I would like to give a special mention to Grant Usher. I would like to say how very impressed I have been with his professional quiet and calm approach, clearly a fantastic representative for Verisona Law.

Grant is very good at listening to the concerns of the client and will take time to consider the best approach to the issue. Grant is mature and level headed which I found to be very reassuring qualities especially during the more stressful periods of the transaction. His guidance, professional knowledge and advice were excellent and he ensured that I was fully informed at all times.

During the whole process Grant showed great care and attention and took time to explain any detail that I was not sure about. His reassuring approach took much of the stress away from myself as I felt confident that he would make the best decision to represent my interests at all times. It was a pleasure working with him.’

Former owner of a Hampshire-based children’s nursery

2014: Worked as a Corporate Paralegal at Stevens & Bolton LLP

2015-17: Trained at asb law LLP

2017: Joined Verisona Law as an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial team

2018: Named Hampshire Law Society’s ‘Junior Lawyer of the Year’

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Football & Sports
  • Marine

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