Our next Manchester event

Wednesday 28th February

The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm- Manchester


Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

Presenter - Emma Nawaz - Managing Director - Blackstone Solicitors

Topic - General Commercial Refresher - Including GDPR and the Bribery Act

This month's seminar is being presented by Emma Nawaz, Managing Director of Blackstone Solicitors along with Corporate Solicitor Mary-Ann Orr.

The presentation is described as a General Commercial Refresher, and topics will include:

- Fiduciary Duties
- General Good Housekeeping
- Shareholders Agreements
- Bribery Act

Emma has a wealth of legal experience specialising in the fields of commercial and property litigation. Emma represents local, national and international clients, many of whom have been clients since the beginning of her career. Emma is known as a tenacious and pragmatic lawyer.

Mary-Ann has joined Blackstone after having taken a sabbatical in Costa Rica, Central America. Mary-Ann has worked in-house at a FTSE 100 company for the last 15 years. Her experience involves negotiating and drafting international commercial contracts, regulation and sanctions expertise, corporate governance advice at plc level and corporate work.

Please use the links below to book for both the seminar and your lunch.


Members - £39.95 - Book Here

Non Members - £42.50 - Book Here

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Come and join us at


Wednesday 28th February

The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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Ainsworths Accountants

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