Liz is the real deal

8 December, 2014
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

A Tunbridge Wells solicitor has won a national award for her expertise in corporate law.


Cripps managing associate Liz Barton, who lives and works in the town, has been selected as a winner in the Deal Maker of the Year Awards 2014.


The accolade is in recognition for her role in the successful raising of £2.2m in funding for Silent Edge, an award-winning Tunbridge Wells talent management company that helps some the UK’s best known firms get the best possible performance from their staff.


Miss Barton, who has specialised in corporate law and mergers & acquisitions work for the past 11 years, said: “Cripps  has a strong corporate and commercial team that supplies a whole range of highly-rated services to our business clients. I am delighted to have won this award as it is a further endorsement of the expertise that we offer.”


James Beatton, head of the Cripps corporate team, added: “Liz is a talented corporate lawyer who works extremely diligently to get the best possible deals for our clients. The Silent Edge fundraising was a typical example of her going the extra mile to make sure our client’s interests were well looked after.”


The Deal Maker of the Year Awards are run by Finance Monthly magazine and recognise the year’s most impressive corporate transactions. Individuals are shortlisted using statistical analysis of Finance Monthly’s deal database before a panel of judges decides on the winners. The awards have a reputation as the industry standard for corporate, private equity, investment banking and legal M&A expertise.