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Our Team

Tim Morel

Founder and Director

Tim Morel

Tim began his career in marketing before moving into general management where he held senior positions in a number of large international organisations, completing an MBA from Warwick University along the way.
He gained significant experience of working with lawyers across a wide range of commercial areas and since founding Kennedy Cater has worked with both private and public sector clients. His particular focus is on the social housing, local government and NHS sectors.

Peter Morel

Founder and Director

Peter Morel

Peter passionately believes that legal is a spend category that can be controlled (without any diminution in the quality of the advice provided) and works hard with clients and lawyers alike to deliver first class legal solutions at a fair price, deploying Kennedy Cater’s unique market and process knowledge and innovative pricing models. Prior to founding Kennedy Cater, Peter practised as a barrister for 15 years and also worked for a leading City law firm. The experience he gained in delivering legal services to clients inspired him to set up Kennedy Cater and informs the proposition that it offers.

Michelle Eisenberg

Managing Director Private sector, and General Counsel

Michelle Eisenberg

Michelle has over 20 years-experience supporting businesses, most recently at Blue Yonder where she served as VP of Legal, by establishing and leading successful legal teams for multinational tech companies. Michelle began her career as a licensing commercial lawyer for BMC and SAP and to this day, still enjoys a good SaaS agreement negotiation. Michelle has also helped companies in designing and implementing successful global privacy programmes and is passionate about the world of data and cybersecurity. Michelle brings to KC, her General Counsel experience, and the understanding of how efficient, great quality legal services, will enable our clients to reach their goals.

Susan Sweny

Director of Commercial Contracts

Susan Sweny

Susan has worked as an in house general commercial lawyer for 17 years. She has previously been Legal Counsel for British Gas Plc and Head of Legal at Nicoventures, part of British American Tobacco Plc, and now specialises in commercial contracts.
Her industry experience crosses many sectors from: banking, utilities, retail, tobacco and pharmaceutical to digital media, PR and corporate training companies; from global PLCs to start ups. Her approach to law is one of flexibility and transparency; ensuring that a clear, fair and easy to read working document is created for businesses to use rather than to collect dust in a drawer.

John Davies

Consultant

John Davies

John is a qualified Solicitor and chartered Company Secretary (Fellow).
John spent his early years in private practice (litigation/commercial), before moving in-house, first as General Counsel and Company Secretary at Saga and subsequently as General Counsel, Company Secretary for each of Saga, the AA and Acromas, having been instrumental in the buy-out of the AA and subsequent formation of the Acromas Group. He held a number of director appointments within the Acromas Group.
In 2012 he joined McCarthy & Stone as its General Counsel and Company Secretary.
John has considerable experience in commercial and corporate matters and has in-depth knowledge of the world of private equity.

Jon Brassey

Senior Consultant

Jon Brassey

Jon is a qualified solicitor, holds a diploma in regulation & compliance and is a member of the institute of risk managers. Jon trained at Norton Rose and has worked in-house at a number of companies including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, Whitbread, Ocado and Legal & General. Having previously worked as general counsel, head of compliance, company secretary and head of governance, Jon provides his clients with legal regulatory and transactional support, advising them on compliance and governance matters in addition to risk management. He has implemented a number of major regulatory initiatives and has particular expertise in data privacy matters and complex financial products.

Bethan Evans

Consultant

Bethan Evans

Beth is a recognised expert in local authority governance, having worked in this field for over 35 years.
She was an in-house lawyer for nearly 20 years at four different councils in England, including posts as County Solicitor and Director of Corporate Services in a unitary council. Beth led the Welsh Local Government Agency responsible for improvement and development in Welsh local government for three years. In 2001 Beth moved to a role as a partner with Bevan Brittan LLP where she led the local government team for 17 years, for 4 years of which she was Senior Partner of the firm.
In her role with Kennedy Cater, Beth chairs the bi monthly LBLA meetings for heads of legal and provides consultancy advice on projects.

Lina Leiva

Client Services Consultant

Lina Leiva

Lina joined Kennedy Cater at the beginning of 2016.

Her background is in the Public Sector, having previously worked for a Housing Association.

She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management & Spanish and is a real asset to our team.

Elena Khawaja

Client Services Consultant

Elena Khawaja

Elena joined Kennedy Cater as Client Services Consultant in January 2017.
She brings over 10 years experience in management, client services, account management and compliance to the team.
Having worked across multiple industries including the Public Sector, Medico-Legal, Marketing and Finance, with specialisms in client experience and business process re-engineering, Elena brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, ensuring that our client experience remains second to none.

Graeme Luscombe

Client Services Consultant

Graeme Luscombe

Graeme joined Kennedy Cater in June 2017 as Client Services Consultant.

He has over 11 years experience in various customer service and content management roles.

Graeme’s depth of experience and attention to detail ensures that our clients receive excellent levels of service.

Lisa Macdonald

Client Services Consultant

Lisa Macdonald

Lisa joined Kennedy Cater from one of the UK’s most successful Lifestyle Management companies, where she was General Manager. Prior to that she was Head of Sales and Marketing for the Institute of Directors’ Centre for Director Development and was part of the Institute’s Senior Management team.

Jess Murphy

Senior Consultant

Jess Murphy

Jess has an Honours degree in Law from Exeter University and is an experienced, versatile and results driven UK qualified solicitor and in-house legal adviser. She has gained extensive private practice and in-house experience, supporting clients through negotiation and drafting of outsourcing and commercial contracts, GDPR implementation and compliance, legal advisory and risk mitigation and litigation management. Her career journey has spanned several industries including publishing, retail and information and technology.
An effective and dependable legal professional with problem solving and analytical thinking skills, Jess has handled a wide range of sales, partnership, procurement and software contracts. She has provided legal support for organisations’ business in the UK and ROI, Europe, APAC, EMEA, US and North America, including Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited and RELX (UK) Limited (formerly Reed Business Information Limited), a leading publisher of consumer and business journals and a division of RELX Group PLC.

Elissa Jelowicki

Consultant

Elissa Jelowicki

Elissa is an Edinburgh University graduate and has advised businesses and high-profile clients on both corporate and commercial legal issues for over ten years. She has extensive private practice and in-house experience across a wide range of sectors, including general commercial, gaming and media. Elissa's experience focuses on drafting and negotiating a range of commercial documents and risk management. She has a fundamental understanding of how businesses (whether large or small), operate and her advice reflects this. Elissa has a practical, hands on approach with clients and a strong belief in articulating risks whilst at the same time finding the best solution for their business needs.

Elissa is a qualified solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a Registered European Lawyer

Richard Short

Client Services Manager

Richard Short

Richard studied law at Durham University before training with a leading regional firm in Newcastle upon Tyne.
He qualified as a solicitor in 2010 after specialising in employment law. In 2011 Richard moved to London and joined Kennedy Cater as a Consultant in the Client Services Team.

Aneesh Patel

Consultant

Aneesh Patel

Aneesh has worked as a commercial lawyer for over 10 years. He previously worked in the top tier TMT teams at Fieldfisher and Harbottle & Lewis. He has also previously worked in-house at Viacom and Amazon, and as a Head of Legal for variety businesses from start-ups to multi-national corporations. Aneesh has particular expertise working in the media and technology sectors.

Ross Jackson

Consultant

Ross Jackson

Ross is admitted as a solicitor in both the England and Wales, and Ireland, and he holds a practising certificate in both of those jurisdictions. He trained and practised primarily in private practice, but has also worked in a number of in house type roles in Australia, including more recently acting as Legal Counsel for a large mining and mining services company. Ross has extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate and Commercial matters but generally practices in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Corporate Finance and Banking, Commercial Contracts, and Shareholder Arrangements. His practice focuses on representing growing and mature businesses with their corporate and commercial requirements.

Emma Sagir

Consultant

Emma Sagir

Emma is a qualified Solicitor with a wealth of experience covering a broad range of intellectual property and general commercial law.

Emma spent several years working as a litigator in private practice, across two market leaders in the provision of legal services to the entertainment, media and branding sectors. In 2019, Emma shifted her focus to consultancy work, providing legal services and IP portfolio management to various well known brands across a variety of sectors, from corporate L&D, to fashion and retail, to music and sport. Emma employs a pragmatic, solutions-based approach to her work, balancing the requirements of fast-paced, ever-evolving commercial environments with the security of ensuring protection of the clients’ interests and minimising risk.

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