- Commercial Contracts
- Business and Share Sales and Purchases
- Management Buy-Outs & Buy-Ins
- Business Formation
- Shareholder Agreements
- Terms and Conditions for Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
- Intellectual Property Rights, including Trademarks
- Consumer Law
Born in the USA, John is both a Solicitor and a member of the New York Bar. He joins Woodfines in Bedford as a Senior Associate after seven years as an in-house Legal Counsel at Belron UK Limited, better known as Autoglass®, and before that worked in private practice with international law firms including Norton Rose Fulbright, Sidley Austin LLP and Mayer Brown.
Since joining Woodfines, John has become very involved in the town and the greater Bedford business community, serving as a Director of BedfordBID and as a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Bedfordshire Business Ambassador Programme, as well as the Chamber’s Bedford Business Group.
John moved to the UK from America in 2000, and made Bedfordshire his home in 2006. He is a fan of rugby union and the Bedford Blues, and is also a follower of the Bedford Morris Men. Given the latter, it almost goes without saying that he is also quite knowledgeable about, and enjoys, his real ales!
He also loves music, particularly blues, jazz and classical, and has a keen interest in politics and economics. John also has a strong interest in the arts, and he and his wife are Patrons of the Higgins Museum in Bedford.
I am Managing Director of Fire Protection Services Ltd. John Yatchisin was referred to me by a close friend of mine to handle the purchase and sale agreement for part of my business. I gave John a week's notice and then delivered the purchasers' proposed contract 4 working days before the required date for signatures. John obviously likes a challenge. The biggest tribute I can pay John is that under extreme pressure he made me feel like I was his only customer. Contracts will be signed tonight. Couldn't have done it without you, John.
My new collaboration with Vauxhall titled 'Pick yourself up and pull yourself together' involved several companies, organisations and interests. As always, I had total confidence in the work of John Yatchisin and Woodfines. I regard John as an important consultant and collaborator who provides me with legal security and peace of mind, allowing me to focus on my creative responsibilities. I continue to thoroughly enjoy the professional and personable nature of John's work.
As Managing Director at Fire Safety Services (UK) Ltd I have worked with John on a number of commercial projects since he joined Woodfines. These projects have included reviews of our terms and conditions for maintenance services provision, terms and conditions of sale, review and revision of our website policies and the acquisition of several businesses. John has always been very prompt and concise in his work and I highly recommend John and Woodfines.
As Managing Director of Philex Ltd and having used Woodfines for our employment law advice, we were more than happy to appoint their company commercial team to assist us with an acquisition project. From the initial consultation through to deal signing, John Yatchisin and his team were instrumental in enabling us to complete the project on schedule. As a young management team this was our first acquisition project and we entered into the project with full confidence thanks to Woodfines and wouldn’t hesitate in using them again or recommending them to others.
...an excellent communicator...
Legal 500, 2015
Woodfines offer expert advice, good value and an understanding of the needs of the connected business. John Yatchisin was highly professional, approachable and responsive in finding the right solution for our partciular problem. I would not hestiate to recommend Woodfines Solicitors.