Experts in commercial law, our consultants have one overall objective: to deliver no-nonsense legal advice that guarantees client satisfaction.
Roz gained almost 20 years of experience as an in-house lawyer in some major publicly-listed companies before founding Windsor based solicitor firm, Goldstein Legal.
She qualified as a lawyer with Alsop Wilkinson (now DLA Piper), and then became Legal Manager at Laura Ashley, where she gained commercial legal experience on an international level, managing contract negotiations, corporate acquisitions and disposals, and managing Laura Ashley’s Global Intellectual Property portfolio.
She moved to O2 in 1998, where she acted as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary. There she worked on software licence agreements, distribution agreements, and procurement contracts. She advised the business on legal compliance for TV, radio and print advertising. Roz was also extensively involved in advising the business on intellectual property strategies to underpin mobile data services, including e-commerce.
In 2001 Roz was appointed Legal Director for Burger King UK where she acted as a member of the UK Executive Board and headed a legal team providing legal support for the UK business, and functional expertise and co-ordination across Europe on consumer law and purchasing. At Burger King she developed her commercial and legal experience of the franchising sector, working extensively with franchisees to help them develop their businesses, dealing with franchise terminations and managing franchisee disputes. She also provided support and advice on the company’s UK property portfolio of around 150 sites.
Roz founded Goldstein Legal in 2006, utilising her business acumen and years of commercial legal experience to provide practical, business-focused legal advice to clients. Roz is a bfa accredited Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) and was appointed to the Board of the British Franchise Association (bfa) in December 2016.
Catrina joined Goldstein Legal in June 2011. As Practice Manager, Catrina liaises with clients on a wide range of commercial issues and ensures that matters are dealt with in an efficient, organised and friendly manner.
Catrina also manages the company’s presence at national trade fairs. Her cheerful disposition is well suited to meeting and greeting prospective clients and, being a natural problem solver, she enjoys the opportunity to explain exactly how Goldstein Legal can help their businesses.
Before joining Goldstein Legal, Catrina spent her formative years working for Infocus, a consultancy specialising in sales and management training for professional services firms. Known for her precise attention to detail, Catrina progressed from being PA to the Managing Director to Office Manager and lastly to Accounts Manager.
Catrina has lived in Windsor for over 20 years and has two daughters. She was awarded Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) status by the bfa in February 2017.
Ayla joined Goldstein Legal in December 2015. Ayla is a dual-qualified lawyer, qualified to practice in England & Wales and New York. She has a broad range of commercial and corporate experience gained in both London and Dubai and her practice focuses on general commercial and corporate matters with a specific focus on franchise agreements, distribution agreements, services agreements and trademark protection.
Prior to joining Goldstein Legal, Ayla worked for Legal 500 and international firms in Dubai and London, gaining a broad range of experience in cross-border transactions and disputes with clients from a range of industries and sectors including hospitality, financial services, construction, and fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs).
Ayla is a bfa accredited Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP).
Mahbuba is a commercial/IT/IP lawyer with extensive experience of drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of commercial contracts (such as outsourcing contracts and franchise agreements), IT contracts and IP contracts. She also advises on IP law matters such as design right infringement, copyright infringement and passing off. Mahbuba started her career as a trainee solicitor at City law firm, Denton Wilde Sapte where she qualified in 2002.
Mahbuba’s previous legal experience includes working in-house in the financial services sector, working for global IT services companies and working for an international fashion retail company. During her time at regional law firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin Solicitors, Mahbuba acted as an assistant editor for a monthly IP and IT legal and market news update service. Mahbuba regularly provides training to clients internally and to other lawyers externally, for example, she acted as co-presenter at Contract Law Update seminars organized by Informa/Falconbury.
Mahbuba has particular expertise in the following: commercial contracts (agency/distribution/franchise agreements), outsourcing (BPO and IT) agreements and managed services contracts; IT contracts (software licences, consultancy agreements, frameworks, reseller agreements, teaming agreements, subcontracts and cloud contracts); copyright/trade mark/patent licences, assignments and confidentiality agreements; advertising law, data protection and privacy; and online terms and conditions, privacy statements and mobile application development agreements.
Mahbuba lives in London.
Glenn has specialised in all areas of employment law since qualification as a solicitor in 2000. He is a member if the Employment Lawyers’ Association and the ADR Group. His previous legal experience includes working in-house for Vodafone, at regional employment law specialists Turbervilles Solicitors and at national trade union law firm, Thompsons Solicitors.
Glenn has extensive experience advising commercial clients (Directors, managers and HR professionals) and individuals in all aspects of employment law. The majority of his work has involved drafting and updating employment contracts, service agreements and policy documents; drafting and negotiating settlement agreements; advice and tribunal representation in relation to employment disputes involving discrimination, disciplinary issues, redundancy, TUPE, confidentiality and restrictive covenants.
In addition to his advisory work, Glenn has utilised his extensive experience to deliver employment law training sessions, seminars and lectures to his clients. He has also lectured Employment Law at BPP University College for trainee solicitors and is a visiting lecturer of Employment Law at the University of Westminster.
Glenn lives in Maidenhead.
Chris is an experienced transactional conveyancer representing both landlords and tenants on the grant, renewal and assigning of leases of all manner of commercial premises, including office, warehouse, retail, public house and restaurant premises. Chris also assists clients in the acquisition and subsequent disposal of freehold commercial land and premises.
He acts for high net-worth individuals and small businesses – including entrepreneurial property developers – throughout the Cotswolds, South Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and London.
Having commenced his training in the City of London in 1987 and qualified as a solicitor in 1989, Chris remained in London and worked in the City for some 20 years before moving to live and work in the Cotswolds in 2007.
Chris joined Goldstein Legal in April 2015. He lives in Shipston-on-Stour and has three daughters. He enjoys keeping fit by running, rowing and cycling and takes a particular interest in local business issues, networking and social media. Chris also presents a weekly online music show on North Cotswold Community Radio.
Graham Bridgman is a solicitor who has worked as a commercial litigator for over 30 years, with clients ranging from sole traders to FTSE 100 companies and US multinationals. A specialist in b2b receivables and dispute resolution, he is knowledgeable in all aspects of the court process, personal bankruptcy and company liquidation, using a range of negotiation, litigation and insolvency methods to maximise recoveries and minimise cost. He is also a specialist regarding the service in England/Wales of judicial & extra-judicial documents issued in the US via the Hague Convention on the service of documents abroad, and in obtaining evidence for US civil proceedings via the Convention on evidence taking.
Graham trained and qualified with a major public utility in London before going in-house with the UK arm of a large US multinational. He then went into private practice, becoming a partner, first in Blaser Mills and then in Kidd Rapinet – each a large, southern-based, solicitors firm – before forming his own practice specialising in recoveries litigation in 1996.
In 2010 Graham brought his business into Darbys Solicitors (now part of Knights Professional Services), a large firm based in Oxford and Manchester. In the newly created post of Head of Debt Recovery he established, and then rapidly expanded, a specialist team to provide a full service offering to clients. Following a three year transition and the successful handover to Darbys, Graham retired from the firm at the end of 2013 and joined Goldstein Legal as a consultant in 2014.
Graham is also a Member of West Berkshire Council, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (and active on the Thames Valley Branch committee) and a recipient of the CICM’s prestigious Meritorious Service Award.
Graham lives near Reading.
Emma joined Goldstein Legal in 2015. Emma assists Catrina Newman and Roz Goldstein in the role of Admin Assistant at our offices in Windsor.
Prior to joining Goldstein Legal, Emma worked within the insurance industry as a Commercial broker for both global and independent brokers dealing with the insurances for a variety of multinational clients.
Emma lives near Windsor, and when not working for Goldstein Legal she is mum to two young boys.
Lizzie has been working with Goldstein Legal since 2014 and assists the firm with its PR, marketing and copy writing needs.
Lizzie has over 15 years experience working in public relations the world over, having implemented successful campaigns in London, Sydney, Doha and Amsterdam for organisations such as UNESCO, BBC Worldwide, Amsterdam Financial Forum and Commonwealth Bank Australia.
When not working, Lizzie spends her time running around after two energetic young sons and tries to snatch the odd hour here and there to focus on crafty and fitness pursuits.