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Goldstein Legal is rated 4.91 stars by based on 76 reviews

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76 Reviews
Professionalism epitomised Roz and her team provide advice and support of the highest order. There experience in Franchising is second to none- Highly recommended
I cannot recommend Roz and her team enough. They are expert, efficient, pragmatic and upfront. They are always responsive. Importantly their advice always felt genuine and in dealing with my matter as a client i felt Roz went out of her way to represent me and really pushed to achieve the best outcome for me. I would not hesitate to recommend Roz and her brilliant team to my family, friends and colleagues
Having established a start up financial planning business in Windsor, I needed straight talking, effective and reliable legal advice when I began to employ folk. Goldstein delivered on precisely what I needed; all deadlines met with work of the highest standard.

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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.

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Roz Goldstein

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: “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.”

Chambers & Partners 2019 legal rankings said: Roz Goldstein of Goldstein Legal has experience acting in both franchisor and franchisee-side negotiations, with knowledge extending across the span of franchising issues. She draws praise as a “rounded commercial lawyer able to advise on the most practical way forward.”

Catrina Newman Catrina Newman

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.

Marco Mandelli

Marco joined the Goldstein Legal team in March 2020 and brings with him a wealth of experience obtained throughout his 20 year career.

After completing an LLB at the University of Warwick, Marco finished the final year of his academic studies at the University of Law before commencing his professional training with magic circle firm; Clifford Chance. After spending 5 years with Clifford Chance, Marco went on to become a Partner at Keppe & Partners before moving to an in-house position with AMG Financial Management, and later a role as Head of Company and Commercial at Stone Rowe Brewer. Marco’s areas of expertise include; corporate, commercial, corporate finance, commercial property, and employment law.

Marco resides in Twickenham, South West London. During his spare time, he enjoys cycling, collecting rare vinyl records and spending time with his wife and son.

Helen Weston Helen at Goldstein Legal

Helen joined Goldstein Legal in December 2019. She has over 12 years’ experience in private practice dealing with complex dispute resolution.

Her focus at Goldstein Legal will be helping clients in all aspects of commercial law, as well as dispute resolution.

After studying law at Sheffield University, Helen went on to complete a Postgraduate Dipolma in Legal Practice at Nottingham Law School and thereafter joined Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP (BLM LLP), a national defendant law practice, to complete her training contract. Helen qualified as a solicitor with BLM LLP in 2004 and joined their occupational disease team in London, acting for major insurance companies as defendant.

Outside work, Helen has volunteered with the Citizens Advice Bureau, assisting vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and victims of crime. She also became a business volunteer for a local charity – Learning to Work; supporting young people as they prepare to enter the workplace. As an active member of the local Windsor community, she is a Parent Governor at a local school

Belle Ghaleb Belle Ghaleb

Belquis (better known as Belle) joined Goldstein Legal in 2018, as our lead commercial property lawyer. Belle is experienced in advising clients on all areas of commercial property law, especially: drafting & reviewing commercial leases, Licences, Transfers, Deeds of Assignment, Land Registry registrations and advising on landlord/tenant disputes.  Belle regularly advises on franchise resales whether they be an asset or share purchase – guiding our clients along way.

Belle completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BBP Law School, graduating in 2013. Her electives included Intellectual Property and Advanced Civil Litigation. Following this, Belle commenced her legal career and secured a training contract, undertaking seats in Immigration, Commercial Property, and Litigation.

During her training contract, Belle specialised in commercial property. To date, she has over four years’ experience advising tenants and landlords on their commercial property needs.

As well as her passion for property, Belle loves going to the cinema, visiting new restaurants and kayaking on the Thames. Above all, she enjoys spending time with her family and baby girl.

Glenn Gordon Glenn Gordon

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.

Alette Anderson

Alette joined Goldstein Legal in March 2020 as a Paralegal, after making the decision to become a solicitor in 2018. She commenced her period of recognised training with the firm in April 2020, and is currently a trainee solicitor.

Alette relocated to the UK from Australia in 2010 after graduating with a Bachelor of History at the University of Wollongong. She has spent 10 years working in construction, development, public administration, and private equity, and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law with BPP in 2018. Alette is currently completing the Legal Practitioners Course on a part-time basis alongside her position with Goldstein Legal.

When spare time allows, Alette enjoys travelling and has visited over 30 countries.  Hong Kong and Japan are her favourite places to visit. After travelling to Tokyo for the first time last year, she discovered an affinity for Japanese culture, and would like to learn the language once she completes her legal studies.

Emma Barr Emma Barr Goldstein Legal Team

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 children, walking her dog and baking.