Experts in commercial law, our consultants have one overall objective: to deliver no-nonsense legal advice that guarantees client satisfaction. Meet the Goldstein Legal team.
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.
Chambers & Partners 2018 legal rankings said of Roz: “Roz Goldstein of Goldstein Legal is a rising name in the world of franchising, having established a specialist firm which offers complementary expertise in employment and broader commercial issues.”
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. They share their home with their two black and white cats. Catrina 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).
Glenn has specialised in all areas of employment law since qualification as a solicitor in 2000. He is a member of 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 qualified as a solicitor over 20 years ago and has been a commercial litigator throughout his career. He has a wealth of experience in a variety of fields of litigation, including interim remedy work, contract based litigation, contested probate and fraud. He also has considerable experience dealing with commercial disputes within the franchise sector. Chris always seeks to set realistic expectations which meet his clients’ commercial objectives, whilst minimising any risk and uncertainty.
When he’s not working to resolve clients’ legal disputes, Chris likes walking his dogs out in the fields near his home. He is a huge fan of spaniels!
Emma joined Goldstein Legal in 2015 and is PA to Roz Goldstein. Emma also looks after the insurance for Goldstein Legal.
Prior to joining Goldstein Legal, Emma worked within the insurance industry as a commercial broker for both global and independent brokers, dealing with the insurance for multinational clients.
Emma lives near Windsor and when she’s not working for Goldstein Legal she enjoys spending time with her two kids, walking her dog and baking.
Katy joined Goldstein Legal in 2018 as our in-house communications & marketing officer. She has over three years experience delivering marketing campaigns and copy writing for the charity and private sectors. She now takes care of our PR and marketing needs.
Katy is a lover of all things creative writing, cats, and any kind of cheese! When she’s not crafting copy for us, she loves getting out in nature. So you may spot her taking a stroll along the Long Walk in Windsor.