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Jack Colman

Associate

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020 3432 4020

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What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law?

All manner of things, from chatting through the dos and don’ts of signing documents, to assisting with headache-inducing corporate restructurings. There’s a lot of variety, which keeps the mind fresh.

What gets me out of bed in the morning?

I’m one of those vile people who’s actually quite chirpy at six a.m. I love my young family, I like where I live, I even like my job, so the ability to combine all three is something that keeps me grateful and enthusiastic every day.

An entrepreneur I admire

Boyan Slat is an impressive character. In 2011, aged 16, he noticed lots of plastic in the water whilst fishing on holiday. Fast-forward three years and he’d founded The Ocean Cleanup and crowdfunded $2.2 million in investment. After years of testing, the cleaning system he invented has now started gathering waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. They also have a device that sifts rubbish out of rivers before it reaches the ocean.

What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf?

Aside from gangster rap? Perhaps a movie – The Big Short by Adam McKay. A reminder of the struggles of moving against the crowd, and the rewards that can await if you see it through.

A social cause I care about is….

Conservation, particularly the work of charities such as Rewilding Europe, who use nature-led restoration to combat the twin main threats of our time: climate change and ecosystem collapse.

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Key Practices

Corporate & Commercial

Education

King’s College London (LLB); BPP Law School

Work

Hogan Lovells LLP

Secondment

FCE Bank PLC (Ford Credit Europe)

Other interests

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to have historical novel The Rule published by HarperVoyager. Two dogs (a Hungarian Vizsla and a German Pointer) keep me off the sofa.

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