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Penina Shepherd is entrepreneur of the year


We are delighted to announce that Penina Shepherd, the Founder and MD of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW, was announced today 01 October 2012 as the WINNER of the Entrepreneur of the Year category in the South of England by the British Chamber of Commerce. This is a significant win as the region covers London, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Milton Keynes and other surrounding areas. 

Penina Shepherd founded the Brighton Law Firm ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW in 2007 with a clear vision to revolutionise the way business legal services were being provided. 

Five years on and the firm now boasts a list of 650+ corporate clients and a team of commercial law experts offering services in all aspects of employment, dispute, contract, media, intellectual property, property, trademark, business sale and insolvency law. 

Under Shepherd's guidance, a commercial solicitor in England and barrister abroad, ACUMEN has scrapped the hourly rate charging system replacing it with a fixed-fee pricing model for all non-contentious matters. It has also revolutionised the culture and ethos associated with the legal profession by making sure its people are accessible, approachable and unpretentious. 

"I am absolutely delighted to receive this title" said Shepherd. "It is fantastic that a lawyer is receiving such accolade and recognition in the business community, this is particularly so bearing in mind the current economic climate generally and the changes in the legal industry specifically." 

The national British Chamber of Commerce winners will be announced at the gala dinner on 29th November 2012 at the Guildhall, London with a potential prize of £25,000!. 

Wish us luck!

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