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Haroon Younis joins the firm as a partner having spent the last 15 years at UK top 45 law firm Weightmans (inclusive of his time with Ford & Warren that merged with Weightmans in 2015).

In his previous role, Haroon was a senior member in Weightmans’ Commercial National team, specialising in commercial contracts (particularly all forms of software and IT contracts) as well as commercial/corporate structures and transactions.

He was the lead commercial and corporate adviser for BJSS Limited, a leading business technology consultancy operating in the UK, North America, the EU and other parts of the world. He also led the Verder Group’s multi-million-pound acquisitions in the UK for several years.

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2002, Haroon has developed a strong international client and intermediary network in the UK, other parts of the EU, North America and the MENA region.

His client profiles include large corporations in the software and IT consultancy, manufacturing, transport and leisure industries, technology platform providers, equity raisers/investors, accountancy firms, PODDs (pharmacists, opticians, dentists, doctors) and various business start-ups, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses.

Haroon comments:

“I look forward to working with my fellow partners and colleagues at Flint Bishop to resolutely, as one collaborative team, deliver valuable commercial solutions for current and future clients in the TMT, education, healthcare, financial services, energy and utilities and property investment/development sectors in the months and years ahead.”

Qamer Ghafoor, Chief Executive at Flint Bishop, comments:

“I am delighted to welcome Haroon to the firm. He brings with him a wealth of experience that will add expertise and capability to our Commercial department.

“He will be another excellent addition to the partnership and I have no doubt that he will make a significant contribution to the future development of the commercial legal services we provide to our clients.”

This latest appointment follows a string of hires for the firm, including two partners, two associates and four solicitors in recent weeks, with several other appointments planned in the coming months.

Despite the pandemic, the firm has recruited an additional 43 employees in the last six months across both its Derby and Birmingham offices.



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