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Edward Garston

Edward Garston


"excellent talent of turning complex legal situations into plain English" - Legal 500 UK 2020
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01277 246833


Mike Masters, 4Site Consulting Limited

"We found Edward Garston to be very helpful and supportive during our MBO."

Eloise Gibbons

"I used Pinney Talfourd and Edward Garston to deal with a number of legal matters and have recommended them to friends and colleagues. They are professional, knowledgeable and put their client's best interests at the heart of what they do. Despite moving further away I will continue to only use them for all legal matters."

Stuart Barnett, Brentwood

"I used Edward Garston in the Commercial Team for a few contracts and a terms and conditions document. I was very impressed with the level of detail and knowledge that his experience provided. Highly recommend him / them."

Edward Garston

Edward is a Partner and heads the delivery of our Corporate services. Following a career in investment banking, Edward qualified as a solicitor in 2006. He became a Partner in 2019.

Edward's expertise includes:

Edward's recent work highlights include:

  • Advised on the complete reorganisation of an insurance company group structure ahead of an anticipated tax change announcement.

  • Acted on the complex acquisition of a furniture retailer from several different shareholder groups to a tight deadline.

  • Acted for a specialist recruitment company on the implementation of an employee share option scheme.

  • Managed the sale and purchase of shares in a commercial group across two jurisdictions.

  • Acting for the majority shareholder of GTSLearning Limited, a global IT skills and training development company, on the sale of his stake to a US corporate. He innovatively addressed transaction complications, including the rights of minority shareholders, and oversaw a strategically important development in the sector.

  • Acting for a subordinated bridge lender into a property development project, including advising on a comprehensive facility agreement and loan security package. The transaction was conducted at short notice with a tight deadline.

  • Acting on behalf of Golding Accountancy Limited, a professional services firm, on the purchase of an accountancy business previously operated as a franchise. This required careful negotiations, not only with the Seller, Franchisor and landlord, as well as consideration how the new business would fit into the existing group.

  • Acting on the sale of an Essex based electrical wholesaler to a rapidly growing UK national firm. The transaction permitted the founder to retire, and demonstrated how the corporate department works seamlessly with our employment and property departments.

Other information:

  • Legal 500 UK 2021 - Next Generation Partner - "Edward Garston has an excellent talent of turning complex legal situations into plain English. He is very knowledgeable, approachable and passionate".

  • Legal 500 UK 2020 Next Generation Partner - "Clients adore the 'exceptional' Ed Garston, who leads most of the group’s significant mandates pertaining to joint ventures and corporate restructuring and organisation."

  • Legal 500 UK 2019 WinnerIndividual of the year: Corporate and Commercial (outside London)

  • Legal 500 UK 2018-19 Recommended Lawyer - "very approachable", "brought a new dynamic to the firm", 'excellent attention to detail", "never lets a problem get in the way"
  • Legal 500 UK 2017 Recommended Lawyer - "knowledgeable, very personable and always willing to help"
  • Legal 500 UK 2018-19 Next Generation Lawyer
  • Legal 500 UK 2017 Next Generation Lawyer


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Fae McIntyre, London

"The lawyer dealing with our case, Edward Garston, was exceptional and met our very tight deadlines."

Colin Lee, Brentwood

"We wish to say thank you to Edward in the commercial team Brentwood, who took the time to explain our options in layman's terms and was clear and concise in his communication. This in turn helped us to make an informed decision with regard to the matter."

Ben Smith, Rayleigh

"I've had the privilege of working with Edward Garston at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors during a very intricate legal process and his expertise on commercial / business law was invaluable.
Edward went over and above the normal levels of commitment and actually came to meet me for meetings at various different offices. His connections both in the City of London and Essex wide are vast and that really helped the process and negotiations. If you need commercial/business legal advice then I would strongly recommend speaking to Edward Garston - His experience and professionalism I would rate as 5 stars+ - Thank you Edward."

Nigel Shorthouse, South Benfleet

"Edward was excellent. He put me at ease straight away and explained everything in a way that I could understand. I would definitely recommend him to others."


Rob Slade, Brentwood

"We used Edward Garston to look over termination papers when we decided to leave a major commercial contract. He explained everything to us so we could understand all the legal implications of what we were doing and made what was quite a stressful time much easier for us to navigate through. He was extremely knowledgeable, efficient and I thoroughly recommend Pinney Talfourd."

Mr B, London

"Edward was professional, efficient and, most importantly, pragmatic, focusing on key issues and cost control."

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