Three partner promotions in Goodman Derrick's core commercial practice areas

Goodman Derrick LLP is pleased to announce that Richard Pull (Corporate), Ross Sidwell (Commercial Real Estate) and Jonathan Cole (Dispute Resolution) have been promoted to partner.

The promotions reflect the strength in the firm’s three core practice areas and another year of strong client growth for Richard, Ross and Jonathan.

Edward Hoare, Goodman Derrick’s Senior Partner, commented:

“I am very pleased that Richard, Ross and Jonny have all been promoted to partner. They are committed and talented lawyers who consistently deliver the exceptional client experience and practical and commercial advice that Goodman Derrick is well known for.”

Richard Pull has been a key member of our Corporate M&A and Capital Markets teams since 2017. Richard’s promotion comes on the back of an exceptional year during which the corporate team has advised on a series of market leading transactions. Highlights for Richard include advising Argus Media on its acquisition of Oleochem Analytics; representing SimplyMeds on IW Capital's equity investment in to the business; the acquisition of Quiller Publishing for Amberley Publishing; and his leading role for Bould Opportunities plc on its £21 million reverse takeover of Cizzle Biotechnology and readmission to the London Stock Exchange.

Richard Pull
T: +44 (0)20 7421 7982 

Ross Sidwell joined Goodman Derrick’s well regarded Commercial Real Estate team in 2014, since then he has specialised in property development, large investment acquisitions and disposals, major lettings for corporates and complex property finance transactions. He has become well known for his deep understanding of the sector and his calm and measured approach to getting transactions over the line.

Ross Sidwell 
T: +44 (0)20 7092 8515

Jonathan Cole’s rise to Partner has been built on his commercially driven approach to resolving disputes for his clients. Jonathan advises across a range of disputes including contractual issues, professional negligence, company/partnership disputes, fraud and insurance claims, he has also developed significant experience of advising in an insolvency setting. Since 2019 Jonathan’s ability and reputation have been recognised by the Legal 500.

Jonathan Cole
T: +44 (0)20 7421 7926

For further information

Edward Hoare, Senior Partner, Goodman Derrick LLP at or on +44 (0)20 7421 7974

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, Goodman Derrick LLP at or on +44 (0)7815 846 124

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