is the founder and managing director of ContractStore. It was his idea to set up a company selling documents online and he has played a major part in the company's development. He is an English solicitor, with over thirty years' experience of drafting and negotiating commercial and construction contracts in the UK and overseas. He has long been convinced that there is a quicker and simpler approach to the delivery and supply of most contracts, and he is an active proponent of the use of plain English in legal documents.
Giles specialises in the drafting of construction and engineering contracts and as well as contributing contracts to the ContractStore website, he is co-author of the JCT Constructing Excellence Contract, published in 2007 (and its predecessor, the Be Collaborative Contract, which is available from ContractStore).
When not working on ContractStore, he has his own legal practice – information can be found on www.gilesdixon.com.
is a Chinese lawyer who has been living in England for some years. She is the first lawyer from mainland China to have received a licence from the Law Society in England to practice in the UK.
As an active member of the ContractStore team, she is not only involved in the production of our contracts in Chinese, but also provides advice on doing business in China to foreign investors. She was instrumental in setting up our Chinese website – www.contractstore.cn
is a dual qualified English solicitor and US lawyer, having received legal education in both England and the US. He is currently in-house corporate counsel at a large multinational medical device company.
With his extensive experience of drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, he has contributed to the US contracts section of ContractStore's catalogue.
has 10 years experience as a solicitor in commercial, corporate and intellectual property law, with particular interest in the pharmaceutical industry and life sciences, a subject on which she has written a number of papers.
Having worked with US law firms in the City of London before becoming a freelance consultant, she has wide experience of the drafting and negotiation of documentation. Sharon is also a member of the Women in Business Network. For more information www.gilesdixon.com/consultant
is a solicitor and her specialist skills include all aspects of commercial property law and business law. With over 35 years’ experience in the law, she has worked in industry, the media (including 6 years’ spent at the BBC) and in private practice.
Based in London, Dr Linda Spedding specialises as an independent legal adviser in environmental law, policy and standards. She is qualified as a Solicitor (England & Wales), Advocate (India) and Attorney (USA) and has been involved in public and private environmental projects around the World, notably in India. The author of several books, Dr Spedding is also the founder and director of Women in Law - www.womeninlaw.com. Also see www.lindaspedding.co.uk.
is a solicitor based in Shrewsbury. He read classics at Cambridge University and then law at the College of Law in Chester. He was a partner in a Shrewsbury firm for some twenty years dealing with property and litigation matters for private and commercial clients. Paul is now a consultant with P C B Solicitors (www.pcbsolicitors.co.uk) in Shrewsbury specialising in property matters for clients including developers, landlords and tenants. He may be contacted at email@example.com.
is a solicitor who has wide-ranging and varied experience and advises on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law. Her clients include individuals, small to medium sized companies as well as public companies.
is a Chinese lawyer and a partner in the Zhonglun law firm in Shanghai. He specialises in corporate and commercial law, and has worked for some time in a London law firm.
With Xie Rong he selects the contracts for translation and adaptation for the Chinese market. He also advises on regulatory matters affecting Contractstore's Chinese website. For more information see www.zhonglun.com
is a solicitor and one of the founding shareholders. He specialises in the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and advises on major oil and infrastructure projects. He has been living in Dubai for many years where he set up his own law firm in 1996.
is a Russian in-house lawyer domiciled in Moscow. Nikolay has been dealing with foreign business since 2005 and has participated in a number of projects which has included full-scale legal support and management of start-up projects in Russia. Nikolay has experience in organization and management of businesses in Russia and believes that his core goal as a lawyer is to bridge Russian reality with foreign attitudes by providing high quality legal services and business consulting. Nikolay is responsible for the Russian section of the ContractStore.