Corporate lawyer Mark Lewis has joined Lodders Solicitors in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Formerly a long-standing partner of Leamington Spa-based Wright Hassall, he will work with Lodders’ head of commercial law Victor Matts to build the firm’s client base in the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

Victor Matts said: ‘Mark’s decision to join Lodders reflects on our growing reputation both within the industry and also in the marketplace we serve.

‘He comes with a formidable array of references from the legal industry “bibles” Legal 500 and Chambers, and we are very pleased to have his experience and contacts available both to our clients and our younger lawyers here.’

Mark Lewis has significant experience in advising charities and not-for-profit-organisations as well as a strong background in corporate and commercial law. In particular he has extensive experience with mergers, acquisitions and takeovers, disposals, management buy-outs, joint ventures, LLPs and partnership law.

He said: ‘I chose to join Lodders because of the firm’s established reputation as a successful regional law firm with solid historical roots, an excellent reputation and a commitment to growing in a competitive marketplace.  

‘I very much look forward to continuing to work with charities and not-for-profit organisations as well as carrying on with my corporate and commercial work.’

He is a consultant editor of the Law Society’s book on the Companies Act 2006, a contributing editor to Butterworths Corporate Law Guide and a former contributing editor of Butterworths Corporate Law Service.