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Direct Email: [email protected]
Keith is a trusted advisor who has worked with individuals and businesses for many years. His career began in Newcastle-upon-Tyne – so it’s no surprise he began working in the shipping industry looking after his father-in-law’s seagoing maintenance company. Since then he has worked with businesses in many sectors including agriculture, veterinary, food supplements, engineering, retail, medical products and professional service firms.
He is a commercial and corporate lawyer. He also has wide experience in dispute resolution and is an accredited and experienced civil dispute mediator. He brings much experience to advising, negotiating and drafting in business sales and commercial deals. He has led multi-million pound business sales and share sales and purchases supported by our commercial team. His work includes:
Drafting and negotiating a range of commercial contracts including; terms and conditions, distribution agreements, agency agreements, licence agreements, supply of goods/service agreements and website policies.
Business sale and purchase including; share sales and purchases and asset sales and purchases; management buyouts
Corporate advice including; restructures and other share transactions, drafting shareholder agreements and partnership agreements, providing company and corporate advice, EMI schemes, commercial dispute resolution, including mediation.
Keith spent two years on the Law Society Council representing Yorkshire and a couple of years as a business advisor with Young Enterprise. Until recently he sat for a number of years on the board of a rural housing association which strives to provide affordable housing in rural communities.
Keith joined Walker Foster in 2000 as a Solicitor and became a Partner in 2003. He was Managing Partner for several years and is currently Managing Director of Walker Foster limited.
If you want a pragmatic solicitor who will do his best to deliver for you and your business, get in touch.
“We were quite doubtful that this day would ever come but thank you. We are so happy and relieved to be able to move on with our lives.
No doubt we will need your commonsense views and advice in the future.
Thank you once again, we really could not have done this without you.”
Anonymous - Re: Keith Hardington - Managing Director
“Very friendly and helpful.”
Corinne Beck - Re: Keith Hardington - Managing Director
“Many thanks for all your help, it has been invaluable to work with someone so pragmatic and approachable.”
Sarah - Re: Keith Hardington - Managing Director
“Principle Healthcare has no hesitation in requesting help, assistance and guidance in employment issues and business related matters. Keith has proved invaluable in a variety of business-related matters. He adds to our thinking provides guidance, manage negotiations, and provides an essential legal framework to our developing business in the UK, Europe and further afield.”
Principle Healthcare - Re: Keith Hardington - Managing Director
“Keith was recommended to Simply Paving by a mutual contact in Leeds. What I like about Keith is that whilst obviously displaying great legal competence, he has the ability to explain the options in a language that I can understand.”
Simply Paving - Re: Keith Hardington - Managing Director
“As a growing business value for money is an essential requirement, and Practice Supplies would like to thank Keith at walker Foster for the first class advice and guidance, clearly explained and essential to our business. I have received excellent advice, competitively priced.”
Practice Supplies - Re: Keith Hardington - Managing Director
“Keith was very professional/knowledgable and I felt in safe hands.”
Annie Lloyd - Re: Keith Hardington - Managing Director