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: “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 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 joined us in March 2020, bringing with him 20 years of experience as a senior solicitor, and is responsible for overseeing franchise disputes and all other commercial matters.
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. Following his time with AMG, Marco moved to local firm, Stone Rowe Brewer, where he held the position of Head of Company and Commercial.
Marco lives in Twickenham, South West London, with his wife and son. During his spare time, he has a passion for collecting rare vinyl records, and can often be seen cycling around the local area.
Goldstein Legal’s Founder and Managing Director, Roz Goldstein commented, “We are excited to welcome Marco to the Goldstein Legal Team. He brings not only a wealth of experience, but also an infectious energy, and we are certain that he will be an asset to the firm and our clients.”
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 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 joined Goldstein Legal as a paralegal in March 2020, and soon after commenced her role as trainee solicitor. Alette is responsible for carrying out franchise agreement reviews, and assists Roz, Marco and the team of solicitors with franchise disputes, commercial matters and intellectual property.
Alette relocated to the UK from Australia in 2010 after graduating with a Bachelor of History, and spent 10 years working in construction and development, public administration, and private equity. Alette made the decision to transition into law in 2018 and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law with BPP thereafter. Alette is currently completing the Legal Practitioners Course on a part-time basis alongside her position with Goldstein Legal, and will qualify as a solicitor in 2022.
Alette commented: “One of the main things that attracted me to Goldstein Legal is the fact that I would be working under strong female leadership. I also liked the idea of training in a close knit-team where I would be exposed to all operational levels and practice areas of the firm.”
Roz Goldstein shared: “We are excited that Alette has joined the team, her positive outlook and intellectual curiosity stood out, and she’ll be a great asset for Goldstein Legal.”