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Edward Smethurst

Prosperity Law LLP

Edward Smethurst

Chairman, Commerce & Industry Group North West

Edward qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and during his high profile career has acted for a number of major clients and causes.

Edward is known for his highly commercial approach having worked extensively in commerce and industry (for both publicly listed and private companies) as well as private practice.

Edward’s interesting and varied career has included being a director of a premiership rugby club for 4 years, being a member of the board of FTSE 250 Plc for 8 years and setting up and founding Prosperity Law LLP in 2008.

Edward also has a great deal of international experience having worked extensively in the USA, Japan, South Africa, Panama and the Caribbean. For the past 25 years or so Edward has been the chairman of the Law Society Commerce and Industry Group North West. He was the director appointed by the Law Society to the European Board of the European Company Lawyers Association from 2003 to 2009.