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Vaughan Jones is Partnership Chair and a specialist in corporate law.

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Head of corporate law Vaughan Jones is Partnership Chair and a specialist in corporate law. He was previously with Eversheds in Newcastle, where he was a partner for over ten years.

Vaughan’s area of specialism is commercial and corporate work both in the United Kingdom and overseas. He has drafted and negotiated a wide range of domestic and international agreements, including joint venture and project agreements and terms relating to finance. He also regularly advises on the duties and obligations of directors of limited companies, both under company constitutions and the general law.

Vaughan has also drafted and negotiated a wide range of constitutional documents including Memoranda and Articles of Association, trust deeds and terms of reference for committees.

A heavyweight in education law, Vaughan is a key adviser to further and higher education clients on issues surrounding joint ventures and project agreements such as research and Intellectual Property. He has also advised on two university mergers and acted as company secretary for wholly-owned subsidiaries of education clients. He also advised the University of Central Lancashire in their Freedom of Information Act appeal to the Information Commissioner.

Vaughan also has expertise in advising on superyacht acquisition and disposal, finance and registration.

A regular public speaker on issues of commercial law, Vaughan has spoken not only across the North but also at national and international conferences.