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We are an exclusively online business offering legal documents for commerce. Several lawyers contribute to our catalogue, each with expertise in different areas of commercial and construction law. Between them they have over 150 years of experience in drafting contracts and you can benefit from this experience at very low cost when you purchase contracts here.

Giles Dixon - Founder and MD

Giles

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 many 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.
 
When not working on ContractStore, he has his own legal practice – information can be found on www.gilesdixon.com.
Xie Rong - Chinese lawyer
Xie Rong
 
is a Chinese lawyer who has been living in England for some years. She was the first lawyer from mainland China to receive 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. 
Derek Devgun - dual qualified

Derek   

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 company. 

With his extensive experience of drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, he has contributed to the US contracts  section of ContractStore's catalogue.

Sharon Benning-Prince
Sharonjeev
 
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 
 
 Judith Long - Property Lawyer
Judith
 
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. 
 
Judith currently works as a Senior Consultant Solicitor to Setfords London (see www.setfordslondon.co.uk/our-lawyers). 
 
 
Linda 
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.
 
 
Philippa
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.
 
 
 
Kong Wei 
 
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. 
 
For more information see www.zhonglun.com  
 
Jeremy
 
is a solicitor and one of the founding shareholders and has specialised in the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts including oil and infrastructure projects.  He lived in Dubai for many years where he established his own law firm.
 
 

Nikolay

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.

 

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