Frances Spooner

Having trained at Marriott Harrison and qualified into the Corporate department, over a decade ago, I have gained deep experience in a range of corporate work – including general corporate advisory, VC, M&A, debt finance – for different sized companies in a variety of sectors.

Clients comment on my responsiveness, efficiency and organisational skills, which are critical for providing a top-quality service and, in particular, for meeting deal deadlines and delivering objectives for clients.

I am very experienced in both VC and M&A transactions, and am recognised as a Next Generation Partner for VC by Legal 500 UK. I have also spent time on secondment at VC funds; I understand what VC investor clients want from their legal advisers. I am now busy building my own practice with a focus on female founders, tech companies and companies with a focus on social impact/purpose.

I am also proud to lead the firm’s corporate social responsibility committee – driving initiatives and engagement, and organising, promoting and taking part in the firm’s programme with our partner charities.