A legal expert who has more than a decade of experience in the industry has decided to “go it alone” – to help businesses grow and succeed.
Suraj Rana started in the legal industry during university at the age of just 19.
Over the last 12 years, he has worked for a variety of firms all over the UK, eventually specialising in corporate investment.
Now 31-year-old Suraj, who lives in Trentham, runs Sole Legal Services which offers a variety of services covering private equity investment, bespoke contracts and agreements and start-up law.
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Suraj said: “I took a very traditional route into a very traditional area of work. I studied locally for five years at the Staffordshire University Law School, and worked for smaller firms around Stoke-on-Trent.
“After I finished university, I very quickly worked my way into more medium-sized law firms and within four years, I worked my way up to one of the biggest law firms in the world.
“With its headquarters in Washington DC, I had some great opportunities to work on big cases with some of the best experts.
“In September 2020 – during the pandemic – I started Sole Legal Services” added Suraj.
“Our services cover everything from contracts of sale and trade and shareholder agreements to guidance on business transactions.
“More recently we launched a subscription service which sees us take on the role of a legal officer, or full-time lawyer, within a small to medium-sized (SME) business. We are on call when our clients need us – and come at a fraction of the price.”
In the future, Suraj wants Sole Legal Services to be considered among the top service providers in North Staffordshire.
He said: “My aim is to provide my expertise to more medium-sized, high-growth businesses and to further establish Sole Legal Services in North Staffordshire.
“I want to continue to service larger businesses through our subscription model and help them with their cradle to the grave growth.”