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Jack Colman

Start-Ups Lead

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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.

News, Insights & Resources

Brexit

The Impact of Brexit on the Workforce Webinar: Recording

On the 26th January we held a webinar to discuss employment law issues arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union. Ignition Consultants Polly Jeanneret, Jemima Coleman and Nicky Cranfield were joined by immigration specialist Kim Vowden. Below we have a video recording for those of you who couldn’t make it on the day.

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